Chemical Engineering Professor Wins
Teacher-Scholar Award

R. Mohan Sankaran

R. Mohan Sankaran, Department of Chemical Engineering, has received a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.

Sankaran is one of 14 chemists and chemical engineers nationwide to receive the award and an accompanying $75,000 research grant. Read more.

University Recognized for Educational Support of Hungarian Life, Culture

During a five-year period in the 1960s, dozens of students and a handful of educators contributed to an appreciation of Hungarian culture and life.

Almost 50 years later, Case Western Reserve was honored for its role with an Abraham Lincoln Award, presented by the American Hungarian Foundation. Read more.

Campus News

The School of Law's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center-sponsored City Club of Cleveland event, Bringing the Rule of Law to Afghanistan: Problems and Prospects, is scheduled to air on 90.3 FM WCPN from 9 to 10 a.m., Monday, May 31. Dan Moulthrop, host of WCPN's Sound of Ideas, and Roy Gutman, foreign affairs editor for McClatchy Newspapers, participated in the program. Campus members also can listen to the program online.

The university will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. The Daily will resume publication on Tuesday, June 1.

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 June 3 session will focus on interviewing and making selection decisions; structuring a reorganization; and positive corrective action and termination. Register online and learn more about all of the workshops.

For Students

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


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.

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Robert H. Binstock

Robert H. Binstock, professor of aging, health and society, received the 2010 Distinguished Professor Award from the Academic Geriatric Resource Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Case Western Reserve center fielder/ third baseman Chad Mullins has been named to the All-Mideast Region Second Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Read more.

In Memoriam

June E. Palmer

June E. Palmer died May 14. She was the secretary at Squire Valleevue Farm, where her husband, Harry, was the farm superintendent. From 1965 until their retirement in 2000, June and Harry lived in one of the houses located on the University Farm. They were married for 54 years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in her memory to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 1080 Port Malabar Boulevard NE, Palm Bay, Fla., 32905.

May 28, 2010

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In the News

Questions being raised about 'Ardi,' the fossil skeleton find of last year

The Plain Dealer, May 28, 2010
Last fall, a fossil skeleton named "Ardi" shook up the field of human evolution. Now, some scientists are raising doubts about what exactly the creature from Ethiopia was and what kind of landscape it inhabited. Several Cleveland-area scientists played central roles in the discovery and analysis of the Ardipithecus fossils, including researchers from Case Western Reserve University.

Tesla, Toyota give jolt to NUMMI plant, May 27, 2010
When rival automakers Toyota and GM decided in the early 1980s to build cars together at the Northern California NUMMI auto plant, many questioned whether the unusual arrangement would work out. Nearly 30 years later, and only a month after Toyota followed GM's footsteps in abandoning the NUMMI plant, Toyota has made another surprise decision: A $50 million investment in a small startup called Tesla, which plans to make electric cars at the NUMMI plant. Susan Helper, professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University and an expert in auto manufacturing, comments.

Study finds adolescents cope with mental illness stigmas

Medical News Today, May 26, 2010
Living with a mental illness can be a tough experience for adults, but with the increasing numbers of youth diagnosed and taking medications for mood disorders, it can become a time of isolation, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships fact box

The Plain Dealer, May 28, 2010
Several Case Western Reserve University students are participating in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Baldwin-Wallace College.

Higher Ed News

Building a better admissions roadrunner

Chronicle of Higher Education, May 27, 2010
The dynamics of recruitment are changing. Old strategies for attracting applicants no longer work as well as they once did. And in an era of tightened budgets, understanding the return-on-investment for each enrollment expense is crucial. So said attendees at the New England Association for College Admission Counseling's annual conference.