Robert H. Binstock to Receive Hovorka Prize

Robert H. Binstock

The winner of this year's Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize is Robert H. Binstock. Throughout his distinguished career, Binstock has established himself as a leader in his field, with a record of exemplary achievement in research, scholarship and contributions to the university and broader local and national communities.

A professor of aging, health and society, Binstock joined Case Western Reserve University in 1985. He holds primary tenured appointments in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine and in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and secondary appointments in the departments of bioethics, medicine, political science and sociology.

The award will be handed out at the university's commencement convocation. Read more.

Several Professors Selected to Receive
Fulbright Awards

Kathryn Lavelle

Two Case Western Reserve University professors have been selected to receive Fulbright awards, while one recently wrapped up her fellowship.

Charles Rosenblatt and Anna Maria Mandalakas will soon begin their research abroad, while Kathryn Lavelle recently completed her project.

The Fulbright Program promotes educational exchanges for university faculty and students, focusing on lectures, research and graduate study.

The Daily continues its series on the awardees. Today, learn about Kathryn Lavelle's project.

Mandel School Graduate Finds Calling

Susan Ross

Driving to Case Western Reserve University's campus each day, Susan Ross, a social work student who returned to college after nearly 40 years, found inspiration from a Chester Avenue billboard of a 95-year-old woman with a degree in hand.

"If she can do it, then I can do it, too," Ross said.

She returned to school in 2007 for the intellectual challenge and knowledge about how to care for her aging mother, who lives in Strongsville.

On Sunday, May 16, during Commencement ceremonies at Case Western Reserve University in Veale Athletic Center, Ross will receive her master's degree in social work from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Read more.

Campus News

All campus dining locations will begin operating on a summer schedule beginning Friday, May 7. Go to the Dining Services Message Center for updates on hours of operation.

For Faculty and Staff

The Spartan Sports Camp will be held June 14 through August 6 in Veale Center. The camp is for children ages 6 to 12, and costs $100 per week for children of Case Western Reserve faculty and staff. Families may sign up for individual weeks or the entire camp season. Contact Marcus Macalla at 368-0548 for information.

For Students

The 2010 Senior Class Gift Campaign strives to show seniors the impact that private gifts have on the university and to increase participation in the tradition of giving at Case Western Reserve. Gifts to the 2010 Senior Class Gift Campaign will help beautify the Case Western Reserve campus by purchasing trees to adorn the Binary Walkway. President Barbara R. Snyder will match the dollar amount raised by seniors. Students who make a gift of $5 or more to the Senior Class Gift Campaign will be entered in a raffle for two Continental Airlines ticket vouchers. Contact Vivian Ruszkiewicz by email or by phone at 368-5388 with questions.

To celebrate the incoming class of 2014 and to promote Summer Send Off events around the country, the Office of University Alumni Relations is sponsoring its first student video contest. Summer Send Off events are held each summer to welcome incoming students and their families to the Case Western Reserve community. Show off your creativity and display your school pride to your fellow and future classmates by creating a video that highlights what you love about CWRU and why new students should attend a Summer Send Off celebration in their hometown. The winner will receive $250 just in time for summer break.


The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) invites the campus community to its seminar series presentation at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, in Frohring Auditorium (BRB 105).  The featured speakers are Patricia Higgins, associate professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Thomas Hornick, associate director at the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center at the Veterans Affairs Hospital and associate professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The lecture is on Rest-Activity and Light Exposure Patterns in Older Adults..This seminar also will also be broadcast live on Webinar Link.

The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.

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May 5, 2010

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In the News

Nurse certification linked to job satisfaction

EHS Today, May 3, 2010
Nurses certified in critical care indicate greater satisfaction with their jobs and careers and report higher perceptions of empowerment than their non-certified peers, reports the first national study to examine these issues in tandem. The study was completed by Joyce Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, and colleagues. It appears the May issue of American Journal of Critical Care.

Are SBA loans really growing like gangbusters?

Small Business Trends, May 3, 2010
Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University, provides insight about small business growth.

Higher Ed News

Survey: 10 percent of college students seek counseling

USA TODAY, May 4, 2010
The spike in demand for mental health services on college campuses that began about a decade ago appears to be leveling off, a just-released survey of counseling center directors suggests.