Nurse Educators Changing the World
Highlighted in New Book

The quiet actions of unsung heroes from the rainforest in Guatemala to the city streets of Harlem will be celebrated during the 2010 International Year of the Nurse in the new book, Giving through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the World.

"One nurse taking a small step to change health conditions here and abroad can have a lasting impression," said Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and one of the book's editors. "The educators featured in this book are examples of the meaningful work nurses are doing around the world." Read more.

Nwanna Wins National Championship
in the Decathlon Event

Obinna Nwanna (left)
and Head Coach Steve Rubin

Track and field student-athlete Obinna Nwanna put the final touches on a storied collegiate career at the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

He won the national championship in the decathlon. He also became an All-American for the fourth consecutive time in his career. Read more.

Campus News

Yoga on the quad

Outdoor yoga on the quad begins June 8, and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. through July 15. No registration required. Refer to the summer yoga website or send an email to instructor Marcia Camino for more information.

The Phase I Clinical Trials Unit of the Division of Infectious Diseases is looking for healthy volunteers to sign up for a database to learn about healthy volunteer studies. Volunteers must be between 18-45 years old. Sign up online. Contact or call 368-2003 for information.

For Faculty and Staff

The next University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) session will focus on Promoting Academic Integrity. Attendees will discuss the definition of academic integrity, whether the definition and concept of plagiarism is clearly understood by students, academic standards and more. The talk begins at noon, Thursday, June 3, in the Herrick Room, ground floor of the Allen Memorial Library. Pizza and sodas will be provided. RSVP to UCITE.

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

Case Western Reserve's 1-2-1 Fitness Center is offering summer student membership specials. Enjoy free group exercise classes, towels, lockers, parking, over 28,000 sq. feet of equipment, and much more. Additional information is available online or by calling 368-1121.


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.

The following College of Arts and Sciences faculty were 2009-2010 W. P. Jones Presidential Faculty Development Fund grant recipients: Francesca Brittan, Paul Iversen, Patrizia Bonaventura, Joy Bostic, Lisa Koops, Bonnie Lawrence, Marshall Leitman, and Susanne Vees-Gulani.

June 2, 2010

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In the News

Great Lakes states a natural location for federal energy R&D centers, Brookings paper says

The Plain Dealer, June 1, 2010
Ohio and the Great Lakes region should be home to a half dozen federal research and development centers focused on pushing energy innovations to market, says the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Rebecca Bagley, president of NorTech, said Brookings is backing a strategy that could enhance energy-related opportunities across Northeast Ohio, including polymer development in Akron and research at Case Western Reserve University's energy institute.

Fighting Huntington's disease brings together Cleveland researchers from several fields

The Plain Dealer, June 1, 2010
A rare meeting of some of the brightest investigators involved in local brain, genetics and cancer research took place over a 48-hour period recently in Cleveland, a collaboration that Case Western Reserve University pathologist Alan Tartakoff hopes will make the city a hub for research into Huntington's disease.

Improving patient-doc communications

ADVANCE for Nurses, May 25, 2010
Asking physicians important questions, and getting all the right answers, is vital to patients managing chronic ailments. Yet so often, patient-doctor communication is hindered by a lack of ease. Patients may feel uncomfortable if their doctor is a different age, gender or race than they are. Recognizing this predicament, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University is leading an interdisciplinary research team in a two-year, $1.3 million National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities study: Electronic Self-Management Resource Training to Reduce Health Disparities. John M. Clochesy, Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education, is leading the study.

Higher Ed News

Crowd science reaches new heights

Chronicle of Higher Education, May 28, 2010
Led by astronomers, scientists are breaking free from the "lone discoverer" model and teaming up to analyze the onslaught of data.