Find a Treasure at Annual Book Sale

The 64th Annual CWRU Book Sale
Photo courtesy of Thomas A. Neuman.

The Association for Continuing Education at Case Western Reserve continues its 64th Annual CWRU Book Sale through Tuesday, May 25, in Adelbert Gym.

This year's offerings include many first editions, good quality children's books, superb art books and a collection of books on railroading.

Throughout the year, the Office of Continuing Education receives donations of books, CDs, tapes and more. Books are organized into various departments, including history, fine arts, children's, fiction, textbooks, literature, science/business/technology, religion and paperbacks. There also is a special department for rare and unusual books. The book sale takes cash, checks or credit cards.

"Cleveland is a wonderful town for readers, and the donations speak well of the community. We try to find a good home for each and every book donated," said Lorraine Nelson of the continuing education office.

Campus News

The Thwing Center Postal Substation is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday during the summer, and closed on Fridays through August 13. The Post Office is closed for breaks daily from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m., and from 1:15 to 2 p.m.

For Faculty and Staff

Case Western Reserve University has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to enable a groundbreaking partnership for regional innovation that could serve as a blueprint for economic development nationwide.

The Partnership for Innovation seeks to construct a relationship among Case Western Reserve, Lorain County Community College and technology-based economic development organizations with complementary interests and capabilities to develop new enterprises that will create high-tech jobs in the region. It also is designed to provide workers with the necessary job skills. Case Western Reserve faculty are eligible to receive funding from this grant to accelerate their technology commercialization projects. Proposals are due Tuesday, June 1. More information and a downloadable application are available online.

For Students

The PINO 2010 polymer, chemical engineering and material science conference and job fair is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Veale Center. Disciplines include chemical engineering, polymer science and engineering, and material science chemistry. Online registration for graduate students and undergraduate fourth-year and third-year students is $10.


Donald E. Knuth, professor emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University, is presenting a special lecture from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 25, in Glennan 421. This talk will focus on one of the most fundamental mathematical models, the notion of a "family of sets" over some universe. Sponsored by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Refer to the University Circle Inc. website for a list of upcoming events and activities.

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.

More than 400 people attended Science is Fun! Family Day this month. In addition, more than 70 volunteers helped children and families engage in hands-on science fun. The program was sponsored by the Center for Science and Mathematics Education.

May 24, 2010

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In the News

Sons of Imperial Avenue victims in Cleveland vow to end cycle of neglect

The Plain Dealer, May 23, 2010
Anthony Dozier knows how drugs can destroy families. Crack cocaine ripped through his, bringing a gruesome end to his addicted and abused mother's life. Her body was found at the Imperial Avenue home of Anthony Sowell last year. Dozier couldn't save his mom, Crystal Dozier. But at age 25, the clean-cut ex-Marine is determined to become a cop and protect his community, especially his 3-year-old daughter. David Miller, an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, comments.

With its attendance stagnant, Cleveland Botanical Garden sees debt grow into a problem

The Plain Dealer, May 23, 2010
The $48 million project to turn a sleepy little garden club into a must-see regional destination has proved to be more of a liability than an asset. After raising $50 million in a capital campaign and borrowing $20 million in government bonds to finance its grand expansion, the Cleveland Botanical Garden has drained nearly a third of its endowment to pay the bills. Barbara Clemenson, a finance instructor at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Local doctors making house calls (via, May 21, 2010
You might think house calls are a thing of the past, but that is not the case in Cleveland. The University Hospitals House Calls Program brings health professions students (medical, dental and nursing) from Case Western Reserve University and other area colleges into the community.

Entrepreneurship may be in the genes (via, May 21, 2010
It's no secret that children of entrepreneurs are especially likely to go into business for themselves. But Scott Shane, a professor of entrepreneurship at Case Western Reserve University and author of the new book Born Entrepreneurs, Born Leaders: How Your Genes Affect Your Work Life, says entrepreneurial prowess may have as much to do with nature as nurture.

Dentists could soon have an additional tool to help ward off tooth decay, May 18, 2010
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine are testing a resin polymer designed to infiltrate tooth enamel to seal and stop the spread of tooth decay. Dental researchers Jin-Ho Phark and Sillas Duarte will clinically test the resin – produced by a German dental products company – on 40 adolescents who have recently had fixed braces removed.

Use your head: concussion testing, May 21, 2010
There are few tools doctors have to deal with concussions. Typically, the injury does not show up on standard medical tests. That's why doctors rely on cognitive testing to check brain function. By fall, student athletes from Laurel, Hathaway Brown, Hawken, Beaumont, Lake Erie Community College and Case Western Reserve University will take a test at University Hospitals for a baseline evaluation.

Higher Ed News

Adjunct group begins a push for unemployment benefits

Chronicle of Higher Education, May 24, 2010
The New Faculty Majority, a national adjunct advocacy group, plans to formally announce on Monday a campaign to push more out-of-work adjuncts to file for unemployment insurance between academic terms and during summer breaks.