RAM founder Stan Brock to receive Inamori Ethics Prize, speak Wednesday

The Inamoi Ethics Prize medal.

Thousands of people from Los Angeles to the rainforests of South America have received free medical care through the work of humanitarian Stan Brock, the founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM). The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will honor Brock with the 2010 Inamori Ethics Prize during a free, public ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave.

After receiving the honor, Brock will deliver the keynote address, All the Cowboys Were Indians: The Story of Where RAM Began. 

The celebration then continues with an academic symposium at 3 p.m. in the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, Crawford Hall, Ground Level, 10900 Euclid Ave.  The public is invited, but seating is limited.

“It’s very easy to become overwhelmed by all the suffering in the world and feel like there’s nothing you can do to help,” stated Shannon French, the executive director of the Inamori Center. “Stan Brock’s story teaches us that if we are willing to tackle just one problem with passion and persistence, we can make a real difference.  The work of RAM has improved and even saved thousands of lives and touched countless hearts.”

Learn more about Brock’s work during the award ceremony. To reserve tickets, call the Severance Hall box office at 216.231.1111.  For information, go online. Read more.

Campus News

The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods is launching a “Brown Bag Lunch ’n’ Learn” series–bringing together public health professionals over lunch to hear brief presentations and then discuss chronic disease prevention in Greater Cleveland. Learn more about the inaugural event online. Bring your lunch and your ideas, and PRCHN will provide beverages. The first session, at noon on Sept 8,  is Little Cigars: Big Problem in a Small Wrapper. The lunches are in the PRCHN suite on the fourth floor of the BioEnterprise Building. Please contact Jackie Matloub at jmm281@case.edu. 

Autumn in the Country offers informal noncredit courses.

The Autumn in the Country program, sponsored by Squire Valleevue Farm, is offering several informal noncredit courses at the farm this fall: Painting in the Outdoors; The History of Squire Valeevue and Valley Ridge Farms; and Food Foraging at the Farm. Visit the farm website for course information. To register for a course please contact Kimberly Deininger at 216.368.0274 or email kimberly.deininger@gmail.com.


For Faculty and Staff

The LEAD Certificate Program for Supervisors information session will be noon-1 p.m. Tuesday in Adelbert Hall's Toepfer Room. To learn more about the LEAD (Learn, Engage, Achieve and Develop) program, please attend the information session on Tuesday.  If you have questions or would like to reserve a spot, email: erica.merritt@case.edu. You must currently be in a supervisory role to qualify for this program.

For Students

Denise Douglas, senior associate dean of graduate studies, and Lynmarie Hamel, assistant dean of undergraduate studies, will be holding an information session on how to apply for a Fulbright Grant for all students at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Sears 356. Topics that will be covered include an overview of the program, the application process, relevant deadlines and a question and answers period.  All students are welcome to attend.


University Hospitals Case Medical Center is hosting a four-week class on Meditation 101  at the W.O. Walker Building on Euclid Avenue. The classes are led by Francoise Adan, a psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Program. The next class cycles begin Sept. 9 and 13. Call 216.844.2400 for cost and registration information. Case Western Reserve and UHCMC employees can receive a discount.

Et al.

Case Western Reserve alumnus Brian Browne (CWRU '06) was recently awarded Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity’s prestigious William H. Shideler Award—presented annually to the most outstanding graduating senior in Phi Kappa Tau—at Phi Kappa Tau’s 59th National Convention in Denver. The award is the fraternity’s highest undergraduate honor. Browne was initiated in 2006 with the Alpha Delta chapter at Case Western Reserve. From his initial responsibilities as secretary, philanthropy chair and vice president, Browne held the position of membership orientation officer during his last semester at Case Western Reserve. Browne graduated with a 3.91 GPA with degrees in economics and political science. He made the dean’s list seven times during his undergraduate career and is a two-time Phi Kappa Tau Foundation scholarship recipient.

Aug. 30, 2010

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In the News

Is fear of Muslims fueling protest over NYC mosque?

Canton Repository, Aug. 30, 2010
Case Western Reserve University medical student Suhail Dar spoke to the Canton Repository about the controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic center in Manhattan. “People might disagree with the timing and where it’s located, but the idea of a ‘Ground Zero’ mosque is misleading,” he said.

Possibility of charges will depend on many factors

Akron Beacon Journal
, Aug. 30, 2010
The owner of a boat involved in a drowning in Lake Erie could face criminal charges. Henry E. Billingsley II, adjunct professor of maritime law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, said a criminal charge would be up to the discretion of Cuyahoga County prosecutors.

Bradley search faces legal test

Aug. 30, 2010
Legal experts say evidence gathered against pediatrician Earl B. Bradley, who is accused of molesting young patients, may be inadmissible. Police in December found what appeared to be unimpeachable evidence–video files reportedly showing the pediatrician sexually abusing or raping his child patients. But legal experts said police probably should have known that the apparently slam-dunk evidence might be tainted, and that they could have taken immediate steps to correct it. “This is the worst type of case because it is so horrendous and the error is so great,” said Lewis Katz, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.

Higher Ed News

Measuring Stick

Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 30, 2010
Virtually everyone agrees that many colleges and universities aren't as good as they could or should be. The conversation gets interesting, though, when people start to talk about whom to blame and how to move forward. Over the next few months, The Chronicle will explore debates about quality in higher education—how to measure it and how to improve it.