Case Western Reserve is Host Site
for Community Resource Fair

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson is bringing City Hall directly to University Circle.

Cleveland residents will have an opportunity to learn about dozens of available resources and services during a Resource Fair hosted by Mayor Jackson. Case Western Reserve University is the host site for the free event, scheduled to take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 28 in Thwing Center.

Sixty community organizations and vendors are scheduled to participate in the event, designed to increase awareness of resources and services provided by the City of Cleveland, community organizations and local businesses. Read more.

Campus News

A scene from last year's disaster drill

All faculty, staff and students are invited to volunteer for this year's Flight Nursing Summer Camp disaster drill simulation on Aug. 6 at the University Farm. Approximately 100 volunteers are needed to play "victims" of a natural or manmade disaster. Flight nursing students will respond to the disaster. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Go online for complete details or to contact the staff.

For Faculty and Staff


The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is accepting applications for the year-long Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative (WLSDI). Offered to full-time staff at Case Western Reserve, the program aims to nurture and develop talent while helping women staff cultivate their leadership skills. Online applications are due by Aug. 20. An informational meeting and lunch is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 12 in the Thwing Center Spartan Room. The program is made possible by the Center for Women, the Weatherhead Executive Education Program and the Department of Human Resources. Lisa Chiu, Denise Douglas, Kathleen Dowdell, Mindy Kannard, Erica Merritt, Dorothy Miller and Wendy Shapiro are members of the planning team.

In order to advance the goal of promoting and recognizing good mentoring practices, faculty are invited to apply to UCITE's Mentor Fellowship program for fall 2010. This will be a semester-long, seminar-type course that will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 pm. The program will begin on Aug. 24 and end on Nov. 30. Upon successful completion of the program, a grant of $2,500 will be created for each faculty member to be used at their discretion for academic purposes. The application deadline is July 26. Complete details are available online.

For Students

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


The third annual meeting of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) is being held on the campus of Case Western Reserve Sept. 19-21. Register before July 30 to get the early bird rate of $200. The GLWC's meeting will bring together representatives of U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, state/provincial and local governments, the wind industry, electric utilities, nonprofit organizations, academia and other interested stakeholders to discuss and address issues regarding the sustainable development of wind energy in the Great Lakes region. This year's host is Case Western Reserve's Great Lakes Energy Institute. Complete details are available online.

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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Mary Robertson

Mary Robertson, administrative project director in the research area of HIV and AIDS within the Division of Infectious Diseases at Case Western Reserve and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2010 Joan Harris Staff Recognition Award. The School of Medicine presents the award annually to a non-faculty employee who demonstrates excellence in job performance, significant achievements in leadership, a humanistic approach to work, and exemplary service to the school.

July 19, 2010

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In the News

Small businesses starting despite economic challenges

Los Angeles Times July 19, 2010
Starting a small business in a slow economy is not easy, but it hasn't stopped entrepreneurs from gambling on new ventures. To survive, many business owners have slashed prices, made do with fewer employees and worked harder at marketing. Some have tapped savings and cut personal expenses to try to keep their doors open. Data may show that more people are becoming self-employed, but they also show even more people are leaving self-employment, said Scott Shane, professor of entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University.

Foreclosure filings increase in Cuyahoga County during first half of the year

The Plain Dealer July 19, 2010
New foreclosure filings in Cuyahoga County rose more than 12 percent during the first six months of this year, with the suburbs continuing to feel the brunt of the increases. Residential and commercial foreclosure filings hit 7,440 in the first half of the year compared to 6,604 in the same period last year, according to data compiled by Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development.

At high court level lawyer-related litigation increases

The Daily Reporter July 19, 2010
Law suits involving attorney-related issues have increased at the U.S. Supreme Court in the past year, as more lawyers have been challenging federal statutes and more clients have been suing their representation for bad advice, over-priced attorney fees and ineffective assistance of counsel, among other alleged attorney practices. Cassandra Burke Robertson, associate professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, said there has been a nationwide increase in claims against attorneys, which she believes is partly due to a shifting in attorneys' attitudes about attorney-malpractice litigation.

High-fat diet is linked to prostate ills

United Press International July 16, 2010
U.S. researchers say they are uncovering the mechanism linking a high-fat diet and prostate illnesses. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University say they are learning why diet is considered one of the most controllable risk factors for prostate diseases such as benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis and prostate cancer. Study leader Sanjay Gupta from the School of Medicine and colleagues conducted the study.

Reps raise more campaign funds than Dems for fall election July 16, 2010
In two Ohio congressional races that are repeats, Republicans are raising more money than Democrats who beat them to win the seats in 2008. Justin Buchler, assistant professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, says the money numbers are in line with signs pointing to Republican gains this year.

Case Western Reserve's School of Law inks pacts with three law schools in China

Crain's Cleveland Business July 19, 2010
Case Western Reserve University's School of Law recently signed collaborative deals with three law schools in China.The agreements give CWRU law students access to Fudan University and East China University of Political Science and Law, both in Shanghai, and Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing. The universities will begin working with CWRU this fall.

Higher Ed News

Colleges and the common core

Inside Higher Ed July 19, 2010
For years, educators and policy makers have been talking about the need to better align K-12 and higher education. But while many colleges are involved in various ways in their local communities' school systems, and virtually all states have created "P-16" or "K-20" councils aimed, among other things, at aligning high school graduation and college entrance standards, progress in creating a "seamless" education system, for students and states alike, has generally been seen as limited.