Third-Year Nursing Student Volunteers Medical Services to Rural Dominican Republic Villages

Eddie Locci in the Dominican Republic

Third-year nursing student Eduardo "Eddie" Locci aspires to fly high in the skies someday as a flight nurse caring for trauma patients.

But this summer he was grounded in a remote rural area of the Dominican Republic. He spent two weeks assisting the full-time medical team of a doctor and two nurses from a clinic called A Mother's Wish in Los Pajones, a 30-minute drive from Santiago.

Locci volunteers in the Cleveland area, but this was the first time he traveled alone to volunteer outside the United States.

A normal day for the student from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing was spent in the clinic or traveling through the countryside to towns with populations that averaged about 200.

Accompanying a nurse, Locci helped with the medical care of women and their children. Read more.

Campus News

The 2010 Regionally Speaking
SJA/I series leaders

The 2010 Regionally Speaking series focuses on the Social Justice Alliance Institute (SJA/I) at Case Western Reserve. SJA/I is working toward equal access to opportunity for all people through understanding and by addressing the root causes of social injustice. The alliance also is developing innovative solutions. Regionally Speaking, a virtual symposium, is hosted by Gladys Haddad, director of the Western Reserve Studies Symposium. Listen online.

For Faculty and Staff

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) announces the Aug. 1 competition for core utilization pilot funding of up to $10,000 to support activities provided by any of the CTSC Core facilities. This program is supported by Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and The MetroHealth System. Investigators whose primary appointments are based at these sites are eligible for the competition. Details are posted online.

For Students

Students interested in joining the ice hockey club should email club president Joe Timpona. The Case Western Reserve ice hockey club is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.


The Community Resource Fair is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Thwing Center. Sixty community organizations and vendors are scheduled to participate. Read more.

WOW!: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday through Aug. 25. This evening's event will feature the Beatles tribute band Revolution Pie.

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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David Fleshler

David Fleshler, associate provost for international affairs, has been named an Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Presidential Fellow.

The AIEA serves senior-level leaders in international education. AIEA Presidential Fellows have an opportunity to do the following:

  • Work closely with a prominent senior international officer and his/her institution to witness how international education challenges are addressed—and how problems are solved—at the other institution
  • Pay a campus visit to the senior international officer's institution
  • Exchange in-depth knowledge and have conversations about national and international issues and how they affect individual campuses
  • Become a member of a national network of Fellows

July 28, 2010

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In the News

Local nurse educator profiled in book

UA Fort Smith News July 26, 2010
Pam Blesch of Fort Smith, a nursing faculty member at the University of Arkansas — Fort Smith, is one of more than 70 nurse educators profiled in a recently published book titled Giving Through Teaching — How Nurse Educators are Changing the World. Joyce Fitzpatrick, editor of Nursing Education Perspectives, the flagship journal for the National League for Nursing and Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, is one of the book's editors.

Ed Morrison: Facing the foreclosure crisis in Greater Cleveland

Brewed Fresh Daily July 26, 2010
Kathy Hexter and Claudia Coulton, Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research and Social Change and co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, have produced a report on the home foreclosure crisis in Greater Cleveland.

Higher Ed News

Pell shortfall persists

Inside Higher Ed July 28, 2010
A Senate panel wavered a bit from its House of Representatives counterpart, producing a 2011 funding bill Tuesday that aims to protect Pell Grants from cuts — but doesn't fully fund the program — and boosts funding to the National Institutes of Health.

Research-assignment handouts give students meager guidance, survey finds

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) July 27, 2010
Most research-assignment handouts given to undergraduates fail to guide the students toward a comprehensive strategy for completing the work, according to two researchers at the University of Washington who are studying how students conduct research and find information.