National Youth Sports Program Celebrates
40th Anniversary

National Youth Sports Program
Photo: NYSP website

The National Youth Sports Program has hit a home run as it reaches its 40th anniversary in serving Cleveland-area young people with summer fun and fitness. NYSP will again shape minds and bodies, June 14 to July 16, when it hosts its five-week camp on Case Western Reserve University's campus.

Enrollment opens for this year's program on June 4, 5 and 6 in Adelbert Gym. An open house will take place on June 21 to celebrate the 40th anniversary. The special guest will be U. S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, who has introduced a new bill to expand the NYSP program nationally.

"We've been making a difference in young people's lives for decades," said Dennis Harris, NYSP director. The CWRU camp is one of only 27 programs left in the United States from the original 202 federally-funded programs. Read more.

Campus News

Watch the Commencement video

Commencement 2010 was a special day, and the campus community is invited to enjoy highlights by watching a short video presentation.

To get the latest weather conditions, go to the Campus Weather Station website.

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

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


The Case Center for Reducing Health Disparities, MetroHealth Medical Center, the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative and the City of Maple Heights invite the campus community to a photovoice exhibit, The Writings on the Wall. The exhibit was produced by students from Maple Heights High School. Photovoice is a community-based, participatory research method pioneered by researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles. Its purpose is to empower involved persons to convey their perspectives about local issues through a visual element. The exhibit is open from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Maple Heights Library, 5225 Library Lane.

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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M.C. "Terry" Hokenstad

M.C. "Terry" Hokenstad, Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, has been appointed to the advisory board of an interdisciplinary research project in the United Kingdom. He is at Durham University in Northern England this week to make a presentation entitled "Older Persons in an Aging World: Redefining Retirement."

May 27, 2010

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In the News

Cuyahoga County organizations win $9.7 million in Third-Frontier

The Plain Dealer, May 26, 2010
Cuyahoga County nonprofit groups, incubators and investment funds will receive $9.7 million to spend cultivating and assisting young companies – making Northeast Ohio the beneficiary of most of the $11 million in start-up grants announced Wednesday. Case Western Reserve University will receive $2.1 million.

Children of the recession become the newest frugal consumer, May 26, 2010
They began college when the recession started, and now these newly minted twenty-somethings are starting a new trend: frugality. Nicola Lacetera, assistant professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

The 100 Year Club honors 10 Northeast Ohio companies and nonprofits

The Plain Dealer, May 25, 2010
Ten Northeast Ohio companies and nonprofits are being honored by the 100 Year Club of the Western Reserve for having been in business or contributed to the community for a century or more. John Grabowski, Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor in Applied History at Case Western Reserve University and director of research at the Western Reserve Historical Society, comments.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, science confirms

Winnipeg Free Press, May 27, 2010
The quest for vengeance is a human universal and accumulating evidence shows avengers permeate the animal kingdom. There is a common neurological foundation and scientists suspect a pay-back mentality developed to promote social harmony by discouraging aberrant behaviors. The article references research from Julie Exline, associate professor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University.

Two Mooney seniors start travel website

Youngstown Vindicator, May 25, 2010
Two Cardinal Mooney High School seniors have launched a website they hope will bring the world to the Mahoning Valley. The students are Matthew Krivanek and Luka Spahija. Krivanek will attend Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Two Regional Public Universities Beat For-Profit Colleges at Online Learning

Chronicle of Higher Education, May 23, 2010
For-profit colleges are facing increasingly stiff online competition from regional public universities. Those revenue-hungry campuses are using the degree programs to attract both local students and those hailing from beyond state and national borders.