Nursing School Human Resources Manager Receives President's Award for Distinguished Service

President Barbara R. Snyder
and Kathleen O'Linn
Photo: Dan Milner

The human resources manager at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Kathleen O'Linn initiated the school's Food for Thought program, which brings staff members together monthly as a way of encouraging personal development and growth.

O'Linn also created the first "Green Team" in the nursing school, and she is supportive of national causes such as Go Red for Women.

"Kathy exhibits many of the qualities of a transformational leader. She spends numerous hours working with colleagues to enrich the lives of staff and faculty by creating a learning work environment that welcomes change and innovation with contagious enthusiasm and active participation," a nominator wrote. Read more.

Campus News

U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge
U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge

U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge will visit Case Western Reserve University on Monday, June 21, at 10 a.m. for the 40th anniversary celebration and open house of the National Youth Sports Program at Case Western Reserve. The free, public event takes place in the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building, 2103 Cornell Rd. A tour of the NYSP campus activities follows the program. Read more.

For Faculty and Staff

The program, Listening: The Forgotten Skill, explores the importance of "real" listening as a basic life skill that provides benefits in all of our relationships. We build quality relationships by practicing real listening skills with co-workers, family, friends, and others. Listening is a skill like any other skill that must be developed. For many of us, it doesn't come naturally. The facilitator will guide participants through a series of exercises that will sharpen active or "real" listening skills. The session is from 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, in Adelbert Hall's Toepfer Room.

Wednesday, June 30, is the close of the university's fiscal year. For information regarding year-end processes and due dates, refer to the year-end memo posted on the Controller's Office website under the "Highlights" section.

For Students

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


Peter B. Lewis Building

CONVERGENCE: Managing + Designing is a working conference to explore in concrete terms what it means to talk about managing as a design activity. It takes place on June 18 and 19. How is the convergence of these two disciplines changing the way we practice and think about management as well as design? How will this convergence change organizations in the future? Additional information is available online at

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.

Weatherhead School of Management student Leigh Orne has been selected as a 2010 Sustainability Fellow by the Institute for Sustainable Development in North Carolina. The 2011 MBA candidate will spend her summer working directly with small businesses in the Cleveland area to improve their economic, environmental and social performance and will work directly with the Council for Smaller Enterprises (COSE), the Institute's partner in the Northeast Ohio region.

Michael Scharf was recently elected chair of the International Law Students Association (ILSA), the organization responsible for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Scharf is the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law, director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, and director of the Summer Institute for Global Justice. He also is co-founder of the Public International Law & Policy Group, a non-governmental organization that provides pro bono legal assistance to developing states and states in transition. Read more.

June 17, 2010

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In the News

Entrepreneurship: Is Start-Up Savvy in Your DNA?

Wall Street Journal June 16, 2010

Ross Staszak and Aksel Güngör have just graduated from Drexel University. Both want to start companies, and both are wondering whether to study entrepreneurship in grad school. But perhaps the question they should be asking is this: Do they have the right DNA? Case Western Reserve University economics professor Scott Shane, author of Born Entrepreneurs, comments.

BLOG: Health study seeking people 65+

Sandusky Register Jun 16, 2010

Case Western Reserve University is studying the health of older women to gain an understanding as to why some women of older age with a chronic illness do better than other women with the same illness.

Science Cafe: Illegal Drug Markets

WCPN June 14, 2010

The illegal drug trade is a part of American society that involves millions of people, all of whom are in it for their own reasons, and those reasons don't always center on addiction. Monday morning, host Dan Moulthrop and guests took up a scientific examination of the economy and the culture of illegal drug markets. Guests were Dr. Lee Hoffer, department of anthropology, and Dr. Rhonda Williams, department of history, Case Western Reserve University and Derek Siegle, director, Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Cleveland Clinic, CWRU get money for stem-cell project

The Plain Dealer June 16, 2010

The Ohio Third Frontier Wright Projects Program has awarded the Cleveland Cord Blood Center $2.1 million over three years to collaborate with Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic on a project to commercialize three products using nonembryonic umbilical cord blood stem cells for clinical applications in hematology and regenerative medicine.

Ohio Supreme Court Okays Estimates For Speeding Tickets

AOL Autos (blog) June 17, 2010

The verdict rang alarm bells far beyond The Buckeye State. On June 2nd, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that police officers could issue speeding tickets based merely on visual estimates. The media frenzy was predictable, with most outlets mirroring a CNN report that said, "Motorists in Ohio, beware: Speeding is in the eye of the beholder, especially when police are the ones guesstimating." Lewis Katz, John C. Hutchens Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, comments.

Higher Ed News

We Must Stop the Avalanche of Low-Quality Research

Chronicle of Higher Education June 13, 2010

Everybody agrees that scientific research is indispensable to the nation's health, prosperity, and security. In the many discussions of the value of research, however, one rarely hears any mention of how much publication of the results is best. Indeed, for all the regrets one hears in these hard times of research suffering from financing problems, we shouldn't forget the fact that the last few decades have seen astounding growth in the sheer output of research findings and conclusions. Just consider the raw increase in the number of journals. Using Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Michael Mabe shows that the number of "refereed academic/scholarly" publications grows at a rate of 3.26 percent per year (i.e., doubles about every 20 years). The main cause: the growth in the number of researcher