Civic Engagement Summer Fellows Lend Hand to Cleveland Nonprofit Organizations

2010 Summer CCEL Fellows left to right: Joe Baum, Mai Segawa, Jasmine Jordan,
Melissa Fenn and Mitchell Delaney.

Five Case Western Reserve University undergraduates have spent the summer making a difference at several Cleveland organizations.

Joseph Baum, Mitchell Delaney, Melissa Fenn, Jasmine Jordan and Mai Segawa are the 2010 Center for Civic Engagement and Learning Summer Fellows. They've spent almost two months working for nonprofit organizations ranging from the Northeast Ohio Coalition of the Homeless to Esperanza, Inc., an organization dedicated to promoting education within Cleveland's Latino community. Read more.

Campus News

The annual Party on the Quad will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on July 30. This year's theme is "Aloha: Summer Luau 2010." Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. The event will feature food, prizes, music and contests. A university ID is required for admittance. The event is sponsored by the Department of Human Resources and the Staff Advisory Council; Bon Appétit is providing food.

Collaborating on a campus-wide site license, the university libraries are bringing campus members a connection to the Chronicle of Higher Education, increasing access to the publication without the need for individual or department subscriptions. Read more about the campus subscription on the KSL NewsBlog.

For Faculty and Staff

The Staff Advisory Council is accepting nominations for representatives through July 23. Eligibility for membership on the council is defined as all regular, full or part-time, exempt and non-exempt non-faculty employees with at least six months of service with the university. Representatives are elected for a two-year term. Terms of membership begin in September every year. The following management centers will be filling positions this term: College of Arts and Sciences, the Case School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Medicine and the Weatherhead School of Management. Eligible employees also are encouraged to nominate themselves. Send all nominations to with the subject line "SAC Election Nomination." Questions can be directed to or by phone at 368.5942.

For Students

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


Refer to the University Events Calendar and the University Circle Inc. website for a list of upcoming programs and activities.

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.

Cheryl L. Thompson (left) and Nora L. Nock

Cheryl L. Thompson, assistant professor in the research division of the Department of Family Medicine, and Nora L. Nock, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, both received the TREC Trainee Award for Excellence at the national meeting of the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Centers, National Cancer Institute (NCI). They were each recognized for excellence in conduct of transdisciplinary research in energetics and cancer, and for exemplifying outstanding leadership, collaboration and productivity as TREC Trainees.

Funded by the NCI, TREC research is focused on areas of energy balance and its relation to cancer across the spectrum from causation to treatment and survivorship.

Professor Nathan A. Berger, an oncologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, serves as the principal investigator of the NCI grant. Professors Sandy Markowitz, an oncologist at UH Case Medical Center; Joe Nadeau; Li Li, a family medicine physician at UH Case Medical Center; and Susan Redline are the project leaders.

July 20, 2010

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In the News

Wind conference focuses on potential for growth in the Great Lakes

The Plain Dealer July 19, 2010
Build wind turbines in Lake Erie? The idea floated by the Cleveland Foundation to skeptics half a decade ago quickly captured the public's imagination. And now it has the world's attention. World-class experts and executives from the wind industry are rubbing shoulders at a national conference in Cleveland this week and talking to locals hoping to build wind turbines in the lake. The conference was brought to Cleveland due to work being conducted by the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force and Case Western Reserve University.

Justices offer advice to young students July 19, 2010
Ohio Supreme Court Justices Maureen O'Connor and Judith Ann Lanzinger spoke to Cleveland students involved in a program aimed at helping improve diversity in the legal profession on Monday.The Law and Leadership Institute takes promising students in grades nine through eleven and grooms them to be future legal professionals by offering them a chance to study law during the summer. The five-week program is in full swing at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Susan G. Komen awards Case Western Reserve nearly $500,000 to study breast cancer in older women

Genetic Engineering & BioTechnology News July 19, 2010
Cynthia Owusu, MD, associate professor at Case Western Reserve University and geriatric-oncologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, has received nearly $500,000 from Susan G. Komen For the Cure to fund a novel three-year study aimed at improving outcomes for older women with newly-diagnosed breast cancer.

Katie O'Keefe shows her love of Cleveland with tattoos

The Plain Dealer July 19, 2010
Katie O'Keefe, a web designer/developer at Case Western Reserve University, loves Cleveland. O'Keefe is slowly getting an ambitious Cleveland montage tattooed on her arm. She recently answered some questions about her city...and her ink.

Higher Ed News

Finding friends — and ambiguity

Inside Higher Ed July 20, 2010
Data released Monday at a meeting of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education suggest the vast majority of colleges' fund raising and communications-related divisions are now using social media. The survey notes that while some colleges have clearly articulated goals for social networking, many remain uncertain about its role, its staffing and its value.