New Alumnus Earns Fulbright Teaching Grant
to Egypt

Nicholas Hilgeman

Nicholas Hilgeman wants to teach English, speak fluent Arabic and learn more about the culture and political processes of the Middle East.

Hilgeman, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in May, plans to do all of this and more with his Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant. He is scheduled to spend at least nine months working at Zagazig University, located about 50 miles from Cairo, Egypt.

"If I could have picked any country, it would have been Egypt. It's the political center of the Middle East," Hilgeman explained. Read more.

Campus News

Women caregivers are needed for a research study of how to manage stress while caring for an elder with dementia. The study is being conducted by Jaclene A. Zauszniewski and fellow researchers from Case Western Reserve. The study involves three data collection interviews and a chance to test one way to reduce stress. Participants will receive compensation for their time. Call 368.0552 or email for more information.

For Faculty and Staff


The Case Western Reserve Employee Wellness Program is hosting a lecture on Skin Health from noon to 1 p.m. on July 22 in Nord Hall 310. Register online.

The Case Western Reserve Administrative Professional Series (CAPS) offers classes on a variety of topics related to financial management. Courses are always being added. Classes are free. Register online.

For Students

Case Western Reserve's 1-2-1 Fitness Center is welcoming new students with a 10-free Recovery Zone shake punch card when they join. All amenities (more than 50 group exercise classes per week, towels, lockers, parking and more) are included with membership. The facility is open from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Go online for more information.


The drawings of Ron Wilson, Katharine Bakeless Nason Professor of Theater and department chair, and Jerry Smith, director of development for Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio and a teacher with the Cleveland Institute of Art's Continuing Education and Community Outreach programs, are featured in an art show. The exhibit, Go Figure, is currently on display at Cain Park's Feinberg Art Gallery. An opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. The exhibit will remain on display through Aug. 14.

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July 16, 2010

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In the News

Mandel Center at CWRU Awards

City News July 16, 2010
Recipients of the 2010 Leadership in Nonprofit Management Award and Organization Innovation Award, presented by the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University, fill special niches in social services and policy research in the Cleveland nonprofit arena. This year's recipient of the Leadership Award is Mario Tonti, president of Beech Brook, for his more than 20 years of service as a leader of one of Cleveland's premier mental health agencies. The Organization Award will go to Policy Matters Ohio for its innovative work to broaden the debate about economic policy in Ohio.

Case Western Reserve University gets OK to erect wind turbine on campus

The Plain Dealer July 15, 2010
Case Western Reserve University will erect a wind turbine on campus, part of a $6 million effort to boost the region as a research hub and parts supplier for the fast-growing, wind power industry. David Matthiesen, project leader and associate professor of materials science and engineering, comments.

Droid and iPhone divide Beachwood couple July 15, 2010
A high-tech battle is brewing with big bucks at stake. Apple's new iPhone 4 has some competition as Verizon's new Droid X Thursday. Marc Buchner, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University, uses an iPhone. His students develop iPhone apps and games, but he admits it may be time to introduce them to the Droid.

MOCA Cleveland design by Farshid Moussavi of FOA calls for a multifaceted gem clad in glass and shiny black stainless steel

The Plain Dealer July 15, 2010
Geometry will reign supreme at the new Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. The design for the museum's new permanent home in University Circle, unveiled Thursday, calls for a four-story faceted gem clad in tinted and transparent glass and shiny black stainless steel, rising from a hexagonal footprint to a square-shaped gallery floor on the top level. MOCA director Jill Snyder said she expects attendance to triple in University Circle, based on proximity to Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Museum of Art and other institutions.

Case Western Reserve law school enters exchange program with three Chinese schools

Crain's Cleveland Business July 2, 2010
Case Western Reserve University School of Law has initiated an exchange program with three Chinese universities. The program, beginning this fall, will allow students from each country to study abroad for a semester.

Higher Ed News

The role of the regions

Inside Higher Ed July 16, 2010
Most of the heavy lifting on many key issues related to college completion at the public colleges that the bulk of students attend — student access, tuition setting, allocation of operating funds, pruning of programs and collaboration among institutions — will be done at the state level, and some governors and state higher education leaders are hard at that work. But leaving the job to 50 states will mean that things get done in 50 different ways.