Art Historian Earns Lifetime Achievement Award, Reflects on Various Stages of Career

Henry Adams

Henry Adams, American art historian at Case Western Reserve University, was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cleveland Arts Prize.

Despite the achievement, Adams has no plans to slow down anytime soon.

"I would hope that my best work is in front of me," he said shortly before receiving the recognition on June 26.

According to the Cleveland Arts Prize program, the recognition "honors individuals who have expanded the community's participation in the arts and helped make the region more hospitable to creative artistic expression." It's the oldest award of its kind in the United States. Read more.

Campus News

The summer barbecue season continues today with a South of the Border menu and music by Doug Wood from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the quad. Each barbecue event costs $7.75 per person, and includes a full menu, beverage and dessert, as well as a front row seat to the entertainment. CaseCharge, CaseCash and cash accepted. Go online for more information.

A Daily Wear Contact Lens Research Study is now enrolling participants who are healthy contact lens wearers or candidates, especially of Asian ethnicity. Participants will wear daily contact lenses for one year (candidates must live locally for the entire study period). All study visits, contact lenses, solutions and cases will be provided. The study is being conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. Email for information.

For Faculty and Staff

Procurement and Distribution Services is conducting a customer service survey. Participants can enter a drawing to win a Dell Netbook. Participants can take the survey online.

The Case Western Reserve University Employee Wellness program is presenting a free program for all faculty and staff. Roy Buchinsky is scheduled to lead a discussion on men's health today from noon to 1 p.m. in Nord Hall 310. For more information on the CWRU Wellness Program visit the program's website. Registration is required.

For Students

Students can switch meal plans for fall semester 2010 beginning July 1. Changes can be made through September 3. Students should log onto and check available plans under the "MealPlan" tab. At checkout, students will receive a confirmation of the change request by e-mail.


Wade Oval Wednesdays. Photo courtesy of
the UCI website

WOW!: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday through August 25. This evening's event will feature the Vernon Jones Blues Cartell. Tonight is also a movie night; tonight's film is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

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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The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods recently showcased its new space with an open house.

More than 100 people had an opportunity to talk with the center's researchers, staff members and supporters. The center's new location is on the fourth floor of the BioEnterprise Building.

Part of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) was formed in 2009 to address chronic health issues faced in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Greater Cleveland. The PRCHN also serves as a regional research and public health data source.

The PRCHN is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of its Prevention Research Centers (PRC) program. It is one of only a few prevention resource centers nationwide housed within a medical school.

The PRCHN's core project focuses on increasing access to healthy foods in the communities of East Cleveland and Central.

"We have a lot of great things going on and a lot of partnerships. Case Western Reserve University is a great partner with us. We're excited to have this resource in Cleveland," Matt Carroll, director of the Cleveland Department of Public Health, told an audience during the open house.

Elaine Borawski, the center's director, said neighborhood residents will help guide the work, and the hope is that they will become even more involved in community-engaged research.

The center draws upon the expertise of faculty from five schools and colleges within the university. In addition to the medical school, university colleges and schools involved in the center include the College of Arts and Sciences; the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences; and the School of Dental Medicine.

June 30, 2010

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In the News

Parenting a VLBW child may have both positive and negative outcomes

Medscape Today (subscription required) June 29, 2010
Parenting a very low-birth-weight (VLBW) child has both positive and negative outcomes, according to the results of a prospective cohort follow-up study reported in the June issue of Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine. "Long-term outcome studies indicate persistent functional disabilities in a significant proportion of...VLBW children, leading to research interest in parental stress and adaptation to preterm birth and their effects on the family," writes Lynn Singer, professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, and colleagues.

Aggressive diabetes treatments don't lower heart disease risk June 29, 2010
Aggressive drug treatment to lower blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol in diabetics does little to prevent heart disease and strokes, but it does help prevent diabetic eye disease, nerve and kidney disease, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. The findings of Faramarz Ismail-Beigi, professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University, were published in the journal Lancet.

The judiciary committee grills Elena Kagan

The Washington Post June 29, 2010
The Washington Post asked legal experts for quick takes on the first day of questioning at Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation hearings. One of the experts is Jonathan Adler, professor of law and director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Why so few young people start businesses

Bloomberg BusinessWeek June 29, 2010
Policymakers often point to entrepreneurship as a way to combat unemployment among twentysomethings. But it's an unrealistic solution, says Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Tempering tuition hikes

Inside Higher Ed June 30, 2010
Private, nonprofit colleges will hike tuition and fees by an average of 4.5 percent in the coming academic year, outpacing inflation while still holding close to last year's nearly 40-year low increase rate, according to a survey released Tuesday by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.