Katie Couric Encourages Class of 2010 Members
to Find Their Passion

More than 1,700 members of Case Western Reserve University's Class of 2010 received headline advice from news anchor Katie Couric during yesterday's commencement convocation.

The anchor of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric infused her commencement address with bits of humor and references to local hangouts such as the Jolly Scholar and Tommy's while encouraging the newly-minted graduates to work hard, take chances and persevere at the things they felt were important. Read more.

Student to Appear on Millionaire Game Show Today and Tuesday

Drew Scheeler in the hot seat.
Photo courtesy of Valleycrest Productions Ltd.

Drew Scheeler, a freshman at Case Western Reserve University, was a contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, which aired this morning.

Did he win anything? Find out by tuning in for Part Two of his appearance at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, to WOIO Channel 19. The show is hosted by the Emmy Award-winning Meredith Vieira. More information about Scheeler will appear in Tuesday's edition of The Daily.

Campus News

Writing Week 2010 archives are now available online, including announcements and a photo album.

For Faculty and Staff

The Department of Human Resources, the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the Office of General Counsel are teaming up to offer a series of workshops, Legal Issues for Supervisors. The first session will focus on understanding legal framework, understanding exempt vs. non-exempt, employee safety and health rights, and required vs. discretionary leaves of absences. The session is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. , Thursday, May 20, in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. Register online and learn more about all of the workshops.

The Employee Education Training and Development unit is hosting a session on Workplace Bullying from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 18, in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. Attendees will gain a clear understanding of the differences between harassment, discrimination and bullying, and how to rid their department/unit of inappropriate behavior. Register online.

For Students

Applications are being accepted for 2010-11 three-credit travel courses. Sponsored by International Programs at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Contact Deborah R. Jacobson at 368-6014 for more information.


The Department of Medicine is hosting the 11th Annual Jack H. Berman Lecture from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, in Kulas Auditorium. The keynote speaker is Charles A. Dinarello, professor of medicine at the University of Colorado. Learn more.

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.  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 VA Medical Center 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.

Et al.

Campus community members and groups are invited to share their academic and departmental accolades. Send announcements to The Daily.

May 17, 2010

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In the News

Katie Couric delivers commencement speech at Case Western Reserve University

The Plain Dealer, May 16, 2010
CBS News anchor Katie Couric told college students Sunday that their first jobs won't be at the top of their profession. But she offered hope and advice during her commencement address at Case Western Reserve University. Related article.

Case Western University football coach runs toward challenge: Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Notebook

The Plain Dealer, May 16, 2010
Among the thousands of bobbing heads along the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon route Sunday was that of Case Western Reserve University's football coach Greg Debeljak.

How will the new United-Continental treat customers?

The Plain Dealer, May 17, 2010
One of the biggest questions in the proposed merger of Continental and United airlines is how the new airline will treat customers. Richard Boyatzis, a professor in the organizational behavior and psychology departments at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

'Jeopardy!' maven from Sandusky sets his sights on bigger money

Sandusky Register, May 17, 2010
Drew Scheeler's appearance on "Jeopardy!" wasn't the teen's final answer to his love of trivia and game shows. Sandusky native Scheeler, 19, will again put his brain to work on national television with appearances on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on Monday and Tuesday. A freshman at Case Western Reserve University, he loves trivia game shows because they test a lifetime of learning.

Top scholars in Class of 2010 named to Academic Varsity

Columbus Local News, May 12, 2010
The Westerville Kiwanis Club recently honored the best and brightest from the Westerville City School District's Class of 2010. One of the students, Amy Buck, plans to attend Case Western Reserve University and major in biomedical engineering.

A degree of tenacity

Cleveland Jewish News, May 14, 2010
Twenty-two years after he first registered for classes at Case Western Reserve University, a biomedical engineering student will walk across the stage and receive his diploma at commencement on May 16. LeRoy Schwartz, 57, pushed through bouts of cancer and treatments, changing faculty and changing technology.

Cancer's cost to U.S. has doubled in 20 years, study says

The Plain Dealer, May 11, 2010
Numbers of patients, not the price of new cancer drugs, might be to blame for the soaring cost of treating cancer in the United States, a surprising new study says. Neal Meropol, a Case Western Reserve University cancer expert, comments.

Parents disagree on whether to take infant off life support

Columbus Dispatch, May 10, 2010
A teenage father accused of shaking his baby and causing severe brain damage disagrees with the girl's mother about whether the child should be removed from life support, in a potentially precedent-setting case scheduled to come before a judge this month. Jessica Berg, professor of law and bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

TIAA-CREF eyes endowment management business

Inside Higher Ed, May 17, 2010
TIAA-CREF is about to announce a major expansion into the endowment management business and has been recruiting money managers from colleges and universities as it prepares to launch.