University Welcomes New Assistant Director for Faculty Leadership Programs at Center for Women

Merle Graybill

Merle Graybill plans to spend the next several months talking with campus members about ways to support women faculty in their pursuit of success and leadership opportunities.

Graybill, the university's new assistant director for faculty leadership programs at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, arrived on campus this summer. She directs the new Women's Faculty Leadership Development Initiative.

Building on the foundation started with the National Science Foundation-ADVANCE grant (Academic Careers in Engineering and Science –ACES), Graybill plans to focus on the needs of women faculty in schools and campus-wide. Read more.

Campus News

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For Faculty and Staff


The Case Western Reserve Employee Wellness Program is hosting a free cooking demonstration on Seasonal Fruits and Veggies from noon to 1 p.m. on July 28 in Nord Hall 310. Register online.

The July 2010 SAC eNewsletter is available online.

For Students

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


The campus community is invited to attend the Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR) 2010 SPUR Program Annual Poster Session. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 30 in the BRB atrium. Several campus departments will participate, as well as organizations such as the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

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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Future Connections students

Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) staff mentored five high school students as part of University Circle's Future Connections Program. The high school students worked at KSL to gain career awareness, new skills in creativity, and research and digital literacy skills. This is the ninth year KSL staff members have mentored students in the program. Read more.

July 23, 2010

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In the News

Tabnabbing steals your personal information, July 22, 2010
There's a new way hackers are stealing your personal information. This attack is so sophisticated you may be a victim and have no idea. Tabnabbing is a new version of a phishing scheme. It happens when you're browsing the Internet with several tabs or websites open. Hackers steal one of your tabs while you're looking at a different tab. Tom Siu, Case Western Reserve University's chief information security officer, comments.

Northeast Ohio researcher gets local money for childhood brain tumor study

WKYC July 21, 2010
A local grassroots organization is now funding local medical research into one of the most complicated and deadly forms of cancer that kills children. Because childhood brain tumors, known as gliomas, are relatively rare there's little funding for medical research. Bingcheng Wang, a Case Western Reserve University medical scientist who performs his research in labs at MetroHealth Medical Center, comments.

Seven causes of aging skin and how to overcome them

Parade Magazine July 22, 2010
Many factors influence skin aging and some are out of our hands, like ethnicity or DNA, but luckily there are some factors are within our control. Other causes have recently been studied by the Department of Plastic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Cavaliers Youth Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation, awards over $225,000 in grants for second quarter of 2010

NBA July 21, 2010
The Cavaliers Youth Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation, has awarded grants to five very deserving Northeast Ohio nonprofit programs and organizations, totaling $225,000 for the second quarter of 2010. One of the recipients is the National Youth Sports Program chapter at Case Western Reserve University.

Three area residents earn Diekhoff Award from Case Western Reserve

Sun News July 22, 2010
A community newspaper profiles three of the four Case Western Reserve professors who were recipients of the John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring: Daniel Goldmark, Susan Hinze and Mendel Singer. The article also references the fourth recipient, Barbara Lewis.

Higher Ed News

Retooling the GI Bill

Inside Higher Ed July 22, 2010
U.S. senators recently grappled with legislation that would attempt to simplify the often dizzying formula for calculating veterans benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.