Tech Transfer Resident Affiliate to Take Lessons Learned
Back to Italy

Ermes Mestroni

Summer lessons in the United States, mostly at Case Western Reserve University, have proven to be every bit as valuable as Ermes Mestroni had anticipated.

The sixth international resident affiliate of the university's Technology Transfer Office will take fresh knowledge about creating pathways for research into global business markets back to the National Cancer Institute (CRO — Centro di Riferimento Oncologico) in Aviano, Italy. Read more.

Campus News

Volunteers are needed at the University Farm beginning fall semester to help with the Farm Food Program. Volunteers will help harvest and collect crops. Contact Farm Horticulturist Chris Bond if interested in volunteering.

The Case Western Reserve Mortar Board Senior Honor Society will kick off its fourth annual Reading is Leading Initiative on Aug. 23. Mortar Board will collect donations to buy books for the Mary M. Bethune Elementary School. A $2 donation will help buy a new book for a child in need. Collection jars will be located in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, Educational Services for Students, University Counseling Services, the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. Contact Kayla Wheeler for information.

For Faculty and Staff

The deadline for submitting tuition waiver applications for the fall 2010 semester is Sept. 30. A completed waiver application is required to receive Case Western Reserve tuition benefits available to employees, as well as employees' spouses/equivalents and dependents (refer to the tuition benefits summary online for more information). Application forms are available online and in the Benefits Administration Office, Crawford Hall 224. Completed applications can be submitted in person in Crawford Hall 224, by fax to 368.3582 or by email to Call Benefits Administration at 368.6781 with questions.

The Case Western Reserve Employee Wellness Program is hosting a free wellness seminar on "The Mind/Body Connection: Living the Life of Wellness." The class will meet from noon to 1 pm. on Aug. 19 in Nord Hall 310. Francoise Aden, a School of Medicine faculty member, will help participants learn how to manage stress. Register online.

For Students

Church of the Covenant is hosting a Welcome Bash from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Aug. 22 on its lawn, located next to Thwing Center. The event will feature hot dogs, watermelon and iced tea, as well as music from a steel band. Free. RSVP by email to Eileen Vizcaino.


Wade Oval Wednesdays. Photo courtesy of
the UCI website

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 Heart & Soul Band show, which consists of R&B, funk, Motown, disco, contemporary pop and current hits.

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Et al.

Wes Schaub, director of the Office of Greek Life, recently completed a leadership term with Gamma Sigma Alpha, a national Greek honor society. Schaub worked for the organization for more than 15 years.

According to Gamma Sigma Alpha, Schaub accomplished many goals during his tenure as president of the executive board. During his leadership, "The board developed a plan for growth, prioritized strategic initiatives and made the organization's leadership structure more streamlined and consistent with standards of best practice." The organization added that "Wes is viewed by many as a leader in the field of fraternity and sorority affairs." Gamma Sigma Alpha initiates more than 2,000 students annually.

Aug. 18, 2010

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In the News

PhD programs for executives gain traction

Yahoo! Aug. 17, 2010
Business schools are seeking to take executive education to the next level, with a growing number offering niche doctoral programs aimed at senior-level managers either looking to shift to academia or to bring high-level research skills into the workplace. The article references Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine awarded $4M research Aug. 16, 2010
Jonathan Stamler, director of the Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine and the Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute, recently received a $4.7 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The money will be used to fund the creation of a new class of drugs that will selectively dilate blood cells when there is a lack of oxygen in the body.

Cuyahoga County lawyers say Recorder Lillian Greene is trying to thwart the will of the people

The Plain Dealer Aug. 17, 2010
Cuyahoga County Recorder Lillian Greene "seeks to thwart the will of the people" by challenging a charter government that voters overwhelming approved last fall, county lawyers argue in a new court filing. Jonathan Entin, professor of law and political science at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Although tough on us, season's heat has been kind to tomatoes

The News-Herald Aug. 18, 2010
While humans wilt and seek refuge indoors where they crank up their air conditioners, the summer's hot weather has been ideal for tomatoes. Some of the produce makes its way to farmers markets at Case Western Reserve University.

Rock Hall of Fame honors Fats, Dave Bartholomew Aug. 17, 2010
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will honor Antoine "Fats" Domino and Dave Bartholomew this fall for their roles in the birth of rock n' roll. "Walking to New Orleans: The Music of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew" is scheduled for Nov. 8-13 and includes a day-long conference at Case Western Reserve University and a tribute concert at the Palace Theater in Cleveland.

Free health screenings for children at obesity forum Aug. 18, 2010
Specialists from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are providing free dental and blood pressure screenings to children between ages 4-18 at a community event today.

Higher Ed News

Test takers increase, scores don't

Inside Higher Ed Aug. 18, 2010
More and more students are taking the ACT in high school, but their scores are not increasing, finds the new ACT Condition of College and Career Readiness report, released today.