CEO of Nationally Recognized Company
to Receive Outstanding Recent Alumni Award

Hiroyuki Fujita.

Entrepreneur Hiroyuki Fujita is no stranger to success.
A Case Western Reserve University PhD recipient and adjunct professor, he has been honored by the National Institutes of Health, Ohio’s Third Frontier Program, Forbes magazine and numerous business and professional organizations.

Most recently, his company Quality Electrodynamics, a Cleveland-based medical imaging firm, was named to Inc. magazine’s list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

This fall, he’ll be recognized yet again.

During the university’s annual Alumni Weekend celebration, Fujita will receive the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, which recognizes exemplary professional achievement, as well as service to the university. 

“Hiroyuki has made great contributions to the university in many ways,” says alumnus Takeshi Tottori, who nominated Fujita for the award. In additional to his academic involvement at the university, Fujita serves on the advisory board of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence.

The Outstanding Recent Alumni Award will be presented Oct. 1 as part of the Alumni Weekend festivities. Register and learn more about Alumni Weekend.

Campus News

Water conservation is a key point of sustainability.

This week’s University Community Hour includes a Year of Water program focusing on CWRU’s sustainability efforts. Gene Matthews, director of facilities services, will give an overview of the variety of energy conservation and sustainability initiatives that Case Western Reserve University has conducted over the last few years.

Matthews will talk about the University’s goal of Integrating environmental preservation, fiscal prudence, and social equity/development into all phases of our mission and operations while incorporating sustainability theories and practice into new learning and research opportunities.  He will also describe the President’s Climate Commitment to reduce our GHG emissions, and how these sustainability initiatives will involve all members of the campus community.  To illustrate progress, he will describe water conservation efforts, mechanical system upgrades, use of LED lighting and electric vehicles and many other efforts to make CWRU more sustainable.

Friday’s Community Hour is in Nord 310, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome.  Questions and discussion are encouraged.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Go online for more information.

For Faculty and Staff

At the next UCITE session, in addition to suggestions on how to get more engagement from your students and how to encourage them to read and write better, UCITE will also provide tips on things you could do to make the semester go more smoothly and address any concerns that you might have.

Join that discussion on Thurdsay from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen building (at the intersection of Euclid and Adelbert).

Pizza lunch with sodas and water will be provided at the session. To help estimate the amount to order, please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing to

You can see also a list of upcoming events online

For Students

A federal Work Study Job Fair is scheduled from 12:30 to  2 p.m. Friday in the Thwing Center ballroom. All students who received the Federal Work Study program as part of their financial aid award are encouraged to attend. Students should bring their VIP passes, which are available in the Office of Student Employment, Yost Hall 410A.

The Offices of Student Activities and Leadership & Greek Life are in need of historic vehicles or convertibles to use in the 2010 annual Homecoming Parade.  The Parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2, rain or shine.  Please contact Colleen Barker-Williamson if you would like to participate.



The third annual meeting of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) is being held on the campus of Case Western Reserve Unversity. The GLWC's meeting will bring together representatives of U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, state/provincial and local governments, the wind industry, electric utilities, nonprofit organizations, academia and other interested stakeholders to discuss and address issues regarding the sustainable development of wind energy in the Great Lakes region. This year's host is Case Western Reserve’s Great Lakes Energy Institute. The event will take place Sept. 19-21. Complete details are available online.

James Keener, distinguished professor of mathematics at the University of Utah, will lead a colloquium, How cells make measurements, at 3 p.m. in Yost 300 on Friday.  Keener will also speak 12:45-2 p.m. on Mechanisms of hook length regulation in Salmonella. More information is available online.

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.

Anne Helmreich

Anne Helmreich, associate professor of art and art history, has published Peter Pan in The Edwardian Sense: Art, Design, and Performance in Britain, 1901-1910, eds., M. Hatt and M. O’Neill, Yale University Press, 2010, and has contributed to Keywords in American Landscape Architecture, ed. T. O’Malley, Yale University Press, 2010. She participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities workshop on “Networks and Network Analysis” at the Clark Library, University of California, Los Angeles, in August.  In addition, she will present her paper on The Modern Art Buyer, a communal identity, on Sept. 24 at the New England British Studies Conference in Burlington, Vt., and another on “University-Museum Collaboration” at the Association of Midwest Museums meeting on Oct. 8 in Cleveland. Helmreich also will chair a panel on the topic of “Reviewing Edwardianism in the Visual Arts” for the Midwest British Studies Conference on Oct. 9 in Cleveland.

Sept. 1, 2010

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Multimedia Moment

CWRU law professor on Fox News

Fox News, Aug. 31, 2010
Professor Jonathan Adler's soundbites are broadcast on a Fox News Channel special called The Green Swindle: The Cap-and Trade Scheme with Fox commentator Sean Hannity.  He discusses a bill that would establish a cap-and-trade system in the United States. One of the soundbites can be viewed between 5:33 and 5:50 at this link.

In the News

Cleveland: CWRU receives millions for malaria research, Aug. 31, 2010
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has named Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine as the lead institution of an International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research. The research will focus on beating malaria in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific. The $7.9 million grant will accelerate the control of malaria and help eliminate it worldwide.

In Transition, Sept. 1, 2010
Paint maker Sherwin-Williams created the Leadership Excellence Experience (LEE) seven years ago, in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Sherwin-Williams' human resources director Ellen Stephens call it a "leadership-excellence course geared to individuals identified as having executive potential." It has borne dividends for Keith Rosenzweig, who recently became vice president of sales for home centers and dealers.

Lorain County campus to get long-sought sensor testing center, Sept. 1, 2010
Case Western Reserve University is collaborating with Lorain County Community College and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute in programs to develop sensors and microdevices. The projects are among six awards, totaling $17 million funded by Ohio’s Third Frontier, the $2.1 billion program to advance high-tech industries in Ohio.

Artwork from Vietnamese children shown, Sept. 1, 2010
Kent State University will exhibit Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Paintings at the 2010 International Peace and War Summit at Case Western Reserve University in October, then travel nationally.

Higher Ed News

Senator Calls for More Federal Oversight of For-Profit Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Ed, Aug. 31, 2010
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., criticized for-profit colleges, saying, “There are too many schools taking advantage of students and making money hand over fist.” Two former students testified at a forum in Chicago that they were misled about their programs’ accreditation status and job prospects. Executives for three higher-education companies defended their institutions and warned against a rush to regulate the for-profit sector.