Uptown "Shovel Ready" with $44.5 Million

Case Western Reserve University, MRN, Ltd. and University Circle Inc. announced today that the first phase of Uptown, a mixed-use residential and retail project at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road, will begin on Aug. 2.

Uptown has closed $44.5 million financing from private and public sources to complete phase one of the project, including 102 housing units and 56,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and entertainment.

This project continues its momentum with the recent announcements regarding the engagement of Field Operations, an international landscape architect firm, to design a plan for the public spaces of the Uptown including the plaza and entertainment street. In addition, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), recently unveiled its design by London-based Foreign Office Architects and its decision to relocate at the intersection of Mayfield and Euclid, the gateway for this project.

"Uptown will enhance the vibrancy of University Circle and engage the greater community," said Barbara R. Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve University. "John Wheeler, our senior vice president for administration, and Russell Berusch, vice president for commercial real estate, deserve much of the credit as they have remained committed and provided the support in bringing this project to the exciting milestone of breaking ground." Read more.

Campus News


As part of the Farmers Market, fresh produce from Rainbow Farms is available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays through September. The market is held in the Biomedical Research Building atrium. Cash only. Sponsored by Bon Appétit Management Company.

For Faculty and Staff

Employees are invited to learn more about the Temporary and Back-up Child Care and Child Care Support During Travel programs.

For Students

Case Western Reserve undergraduate students can minor in film studies. A course is being offered fall 2010 and during subsequent semesters. First-year students are invited to take the class. Learn more online or email Robert Spadoni, associate professor of film studies.


Party on the Quad will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. today. This year's theme is "Aloha: Summer Luau 2010." Case Western Reserve staff members, faculty and students are invited to attend. The event will feature food, fun prizes and music. Contests will include bingo, limbo and karaoke. A university ID is required for admittance.

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.

Shirley M. Moore and Susan M. Ludington

Professors of Nursing Shirley M. Moore and Susan M. Ludington, along with two Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing alumni, are among the first 22 inductees into Sigma Theta Tau International's Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The honors, which were conferred at the 21st International Nursing Research Congress in Orlando, Fla., recognize nurse researchers who have achieved long-term national and/or international recognition for their work and whose research has impacted the profession of nursing and the people it serves. Read more.

July 30, 2010

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In the News

Developer MRN Ltd. to break ground Monday on Uptown project in University Circle

The Plain Dealer July 29, 2010
After decades of discussions and nearly five years of planning, a developer finally is ready to build homes, stores and restaurants along Euclid Avenue in University Circle. University Circle Inc. partnered with Case Western Reserve University to assemble land for Uptown.

Issues with short-term memory skill, parental negativity linked

NewsLeader.com July 30, 2010
As parents, how many have, at one time or another, lashed out at their children when they exhibit defiant behavior? Most parents can answer "yes" on occasion. But for some parents, lashing out is the norm rather than the exception. This parental reactive negativity is one of the most consistent factors leading to child abuse and may also reinforce adverse behavior in children. Colleagues at Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University observed mothers and their children while they completed two potentially frustrating tasks that required cooperation.

Big families are back in style

Forbes July 29, 2010
Are professional women shattering the two-children, nuclear-family norm? Susan W. Hinze, professor of sociology and women's and gender studies at Case Western Reserve University, offers a definitive "maybe."

No patent pending

Times Higher Education July 29, 2010
A major study of entrepreneurship among U.S. academics suggests that the majority of spin-off businesses are not based on patentable knowledge. According to the survey of more than 11,500 academics carried out by researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy, of the 1,948 respondents who had started a business, only 682 exploited patents obtained through formal university intellectual property systems. The Case Western Reserve researchers were Nicola Lacetera, assistant professor of economics, and Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies.

Higher Ed News

Reaching the last technology holdouts at the front of the classroom

Chronicle of Higher Education July 24, 2010
Every semester a lot of professors' lectures are essentially reruns because many instructors are too busy to upgrade their classroom methods. That frustrates Chris Dede, a professor of learning technologies at Harvard University, who argues that clinging to outdated teaching practices amounts to educational malpractice.