Case Western Reserve's NYSP Receives $75,000 from Cavaliers Youth Fund

National Youth Sports Program
Photo: NYSP website

The good news keeps on coming for Case Western Reserve University's chapter of the National Youth Sports Program.

Organizers recently learned that they were the recipients of a $75,000 grant from the Cavaliers Youth Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation. It's among one of the largest grants the university's NYSP chapter has received for a single year.

The money will go toward expenses for this year's summer program, where nearly 500 youths between the ages of 10 and 16 are on campus receiving educational, athletic, medical and nutritional offerings. Read more.

Campus News

The campus book club announces its reading selections for the next several months. Club members will discuss Kathryn Stockett's The Help on July 13. Upcoming discussions include Elizabeth Royte's Bottlemania on Aug. 10, and Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin's Three Cups of Tea on Sept. 14. The group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. in Adelbert Hall's M1 on all dates. Contact Susan Benedict for details.


The Farmers Market returns to the Biomedical Research Building atrium on Mondays through September beginning July 12. Fresh produce from Rainbow Farms will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cash only. Sponsored by Bon Appétit Management Company.

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is hosting an information session from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 14 at the Mandel School. The session will focus on the graduate program, field education and financial aid. To register, contact the admissions office by phone at 368.2280. Learn more.

For Faculty and Staff

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations will host an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on July 15 at the Mandel Center. Employees can take advantage of the university's tuition waiver benefit for the Master of Nonprofit Organizations degree. During the open house, employees will have an opportunity to learn about financial assistance for university employees interested in obtaining the center's Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The program will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Go online for more information.

For Students

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


The next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will focus on the topic of Does the U.S. Export Eating Disorders Along with Coca-Cola and McDonald's? The discussion begins at 7 p.m. on July 12 at the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room. Eileen Anderson-Fye, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, and Lisa Damour, a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Center for Research on Girls at Laurel School, will be the guest speakers.

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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Diwakar Vadapalli

University Circle's Lifelong Learning website features Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences PhD student and teaching assistant Diwakar Vadapalli.

The video features Vadapalli in several locations, including the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, at the Mandel School and in several University Circle locations. He explains why he chose the school.

July 8, 2010

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In the News

Case Western Reserve University officials tell Cleveland council members about the benefits of LED lights

The Plain Dealer July 7, 2010
Case Western Reserve University has begun to embrace the energy savings that LED lighting can provide, although on a far smaller scale than what the city of Cleveland proposes. The university's facilities services director, Eugene Matthews, and an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, Frank Merat, testified about the benefits of the high-tech lights Wednesday before a City Council committee that is considering LED-related legislation proposed by Mayor Frank Jackson.

A free way to healthier teeth

The News-Herald July 8, 2010
Seeing a dentist is often the first thing sacrificed when jobs are lost and health insurance has ended. The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland has worked hard to add volunteer dentists and dental hygienists, including students from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

Case Western Reserve announces new university librarian

TMCNews July 3, 2010
Case Western Reserve University has selected a new university librarian. Arnold Hirshon, who has more than 30 years of experience in the management of nonprofit organizations, academic libraries and information technology, will begin his new duties on Aug. 16. He also will hold the title of associate provost.

Health blog Q&A: Electronic medical records and liability risk

Wall Street Journal July 2, 2010
Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Andy Podgurski, professor of computer science, recently published an article on electronic health records and medical liability. They participated in a recent Wall Street Journal Health Blog chat.

Higher Ed News

Scholarship and activism help cultivate community farming movement

Diverse Issues in Higher Education July 6, 2010
In Baltimore, as elsewhere, a comparative lack of grocery stores with a wide menu of healthful choices is helping fuel urban — and sometimes small-town — back-to-the-land initiatives. Colleges nationwide are part of the new agenda.