Junior psychology major Sarah Lukowski now joins the ranks of some of the top students at Case Western Reserve University, becoming just the fourth student in the university’s history to be named a Beinecke Scholar and the first in nearly 10 years.
The Beinecke Scholarship is an endowment for highly motivated students in the arts, humanities and social sciences to pursue graduate studies; only 20 students around the country were selected this year. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.
Lukowski, a native of Battle Creek, Mich., plans to enter a PhD program in experimental psychology, specifically programs that combine education and psychology. “I want to study math, science and reading abilities/disabilities in children,” she said. Read more.
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Case Western Reserve University users are advised to update the Adobe Flash Player as soon as possible. Various attacks on Adobe Flash in the form of Zero-day attacks have arisen in the past few weeks and Adobe has responded with a rapid correction to the problem. The updated Flash Player is available here.
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In celebration of Get Active America Week, 121 Fitness will be free to all guests May 2-8. This includes more than 50 group exercise classes, fitness contests, health screenings and all other amenities. Visit onetoone.case.edu for more information.
The Department of Human Resources is looking for opinions on improving benefit programs through a series of focus group meetings on Friday, April 29, 9-10 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Toepfer Room in Adelbert Hall, and Monday, May 2, 2-3 p.m. in 1914 Lounge. Registration is suggested; click the above links to select your desired time. Questions? Contact Benefits Administration by email or at 368.6781.
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Join other women faculty April 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. for Women Faculty Connect, a lunchtime program that provides women faculty with an opportunity to chat, network and relax. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room B, Thwing Center. To reserve a lunch, RSVP to Susan Freimark.
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The competition for 2012-13 Fulbright Scholar grants is now open, with the application deadline for most programs set for Aug. 1. For more information, visit www.iie.org/cies. Additionally, the Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence programs bring scholars from abroad to teach at U.S. colleges and universities, which can help internationalize curricula and campuses. For more information and other details, go online.
The deadline to apply for the summer short-term study abroad program in Hyderabad, India, is May 15. The course, which runs July 31–Aug. 13, is offered by The Department of Bioethics and provides an in-depth study of disease in India by examining the historical, cultural, ethical, medical, religious and legal aspects. Contact Michelle L. Champoir, director of International Education Programs, Department of Bioethics, by email or at 368.5377 for more information.
Case Western Reserve University alumnus and structural-mechanical design expert John D. Stevenson will speak on “The Effect of the Recent Earthquake and Tsunami on Japanese Nuclear Power Plants” May 4 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Bingham Building 103. Stevenson—who has more than 35 years of experience in the structural-mechanical design of potentially hazardous facilities in the nuclear, petrochemical and biomedical industries—will discuss the nature of earthquakes, tsunamis and seiches, seismic design differences between nuclear and conventional power plants, recent earthquake and tsunami effects on Japanese nuclear power plants and radiological consequences of nuclear power plant failure.
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Learn how your body works and how new medical breakthroughs may affect you in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Mini Med School. No math or science background is necessary. Lectures, led by School of Medicine faculty, are in plain English and there are no exams. Mini Med School sessions are on five consecutive Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning May 3. Topics for lectures include: Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss, Colon Cancer, Invitro Fertilization, How Wellness Works, Muscular Dystrophy, and Myasthenia Gravis. More information can be found online. To register, contact Nicole in the Continuing Medical Education Department at 216.983.1239 or by email.
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.
Jeff Blair, a senior with a double major in cognitive science and chemistry, was named recipient of the 2011 Lawrence M. Sayre Student Award. The Sayre award was established in 2009 using funds that Mark A. Smith, professor of pathology, received as part of his Jackson Mentoring Award. At the time, Smith remarked, “I knew immediately that donating my winnings would provide a lasting and fitting tribute to Larry.” Larry Sayre, professor of chemistry, died in May 2009. This legacy also pays tribute to Smith, a professor widely known for his generosity and guidance, who died this past December.
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The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) announces the winners of the Unity Banquet and Scholarship Dinner raffle: Ashley Howen, who won the Dell Latitude 2110 Netbook Computer, and Oren Hargrove, who won two Continental Airlines tickets.