New Distinguished University Professor Website Launched

The Office of the Provost has revamped the way it appoints distinguished university professors by developing a new set of nominating criteria.

The university community is invited to learn more by visiting the new Distinguished University Professor website, which includes information about the nomination and selection process, past recipients and more.

Several Professors Selected to Receive
Fulbright Awards

Anna Maria Mandalakas

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 concludes its series on the awardees. Today, learn about the project Anna Maria Mandalakas plans to conduct.

Seven Students Find Tackling Environmental Issues by Nonprofits is Challenging Work

The environmental Senior Capstone students

Nonprofit organizations can make a difference in environmental matters was the consensus of seven students from Case Western Reserve University.

Students participated in a new service-learning, capstone course called Environmental Issues & Community Engagement and gained hands-on experience by working with area nonprofit organizations to tackle some tough environmental issues.

Organized and taught by Elizabeth Banks, associate director of CWRU's Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL), Chloe Carter, Roxana Crivineanu, Katelyn Haas, Chris Hernandez, Cassandra Pallai, S.K. Piper and Steven Salloum engaged in this community learning experience. Read more.

Campus News

Mina Moore

Mina Moore has announced her retirement from Case Western Reserve after a 43-year tenure. She started working at the university in 1967 as an instructor of physical education. Throughout the years, she has served the Department of Athletics and Physical Education in several capacities. Moore was the head volleyball coach from 1973-1994; assistant women's basketball coach from 1973-1983; and was most recently associate director of intramurals. The university community is invited to a reception in Moore's honor from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Hovorka atrium. Read more.

The spring/summer issue of art/sci, the biannual magazine of the College of Arts and Sciences, is now available online.

For Faculty and Staff

The current edition of the Staff Advisory Council's e-newsletter is available online. Readers are invited to catch up on the latest news.

For Students

The Office of University Financial Aid announces that the deadline for financial aid is May 15 for the 2010-2011 academic year. Students should complete the FAFSA and Case Financial Aid Form. Need-based financial aid could be limited or even unavailable to students who complete the application process after the deadline.

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence announces the new Inamori Ethics in Professional Training Intern Scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a Case Western Reserve undergraduate student to supplement their placement as an intern within an organization willing to provide insight into the application of ethical principles in the workplace. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage the development of ethical training and leadership for the student intern, as well as to enhance appreciation of the complexity of applied ethics. The application deadline is June 30. Complete details are available online.


Hunter Cherwek, medical director for ORBIS International, is coming to campus Friday, May 7, to discuss his mission of preventing avoidable blindness across the globe. Cherwek joined the ORBIS staff as an ophthalmologist on the Flying Eye Hospital in June 2005. The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building. Suggested donation is $5, and refreshments will be served. Proceeds will benefit ORBIS International. A formal dinner also is taking place later the same evening. Contact the Case for Sight executive committee by email.

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.

Et al.

Congratulations to Weatherhead School of Management students Nicholas Anasinis, Maria Ismail, Patricia Jurca and Lei Yang. Their team took first place at the Aspen Institute's 2010 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition, held last weekend. The students explored the need for business growth while being responsive to the social and environmental needs of the communities in which they operate. The case study was based on the experiences of the Tata Group, a multinational company and India's largest business group. The winning submission was presented to a panel of judges from Fortune 500 companies, as well as an audience of more than 100 business, nonprofit and academic attendees. The team received a $20,000 prize and $3,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. The student team was coached by Simon Peck, associate professor of marketing and policy studies; Bonnie Richley, adjunct professor of organizational behavior; and Roger Saillant, executive director of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value.

Officer Mark Chavis and students Jacob
Shackelford, Justin Karr and Ben Guengerich.

Students Jacob Shackelford, Justin Karr and Ben Guengerich designed, fabricated and assembled a new training project for the university's security force. The group worked closely with Officer Mark Chavis. The students had an opportunity to apply their knowledge of computer-aided design programs and machining processes. This is just one of many group projects students enrolled in EMAE 290, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, complete each semester. The class, taught by Jim Drake, focuses on computer-aided modeling and analysis programs. Other projects completed this semester included a bicycle stand for the Case Cycling Club and a flotation device for the Baja team.

May 6, 2010

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In the News

In Higher Education: Mich. State's Derivatives Move; Case Western Reserve Gets $20 Million

Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 5, 2010
Cleveland industrialist Tinkham Veale II has pledged $20 million to Case Western Reserve University to build a new student center. The new facility will be named for Mr. Veale, 95, a 1937 graduate of Case Institute of Technology.

New drugs, vaccine development key to malaria eradication

Pediatric Super Site, May 4, 2010
Developing new medications and vaccines for malaria, as well as establishing treatment and prevention programs in endemic regions will play integral roles in eradicating malaria from the world, according to a panel of speakers at the 2010 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Arlene Dent, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University, was one of the panelists.

Teenage parents in Akron divide over fate of severely brain-damaged child

The Plain Dealer, May 6, 2010
A severely brain-damaged infant lies hospitalized in Akron on a ventilator and at the heart of an unusual courtroom dispute that, stripped of the wrenching details, comes down to this: What happens when parents don't agree on whether to take their child off life support? Jessica Berg, professor of law and bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

The Early Word on Yield

Inside Higher Ed, May 6, 2010
One quick way to tell what kind of year colleges are having as far as the admissions "yield" -- the percentage of accepted applicants who put down deposits -- is to see how forgiving they are of the U.S. Postal Service.