CWRU Presents 2010-11 Athletic Department Awards

CWRU SpartansCase Western Reserve University Athletics presented its annual department awards April 29 at the 2011 All-Sports Banquet at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

Awards presented to student-athletes included male and female athletes of the year, rookies of the year and more. Read more about the winners.

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MBA Students Gain Learning Experience Helping Cleveland Corporate Challenge

Corporate Challenge logoA group of Weatherhead School of Management students have collaborated with Hermes Sports & Events, a northeast Ohio sports event management company, and a student from Cleveland Institute of Art to create the T-shirt designed for participants in Hermes’ 2011 Cleveland Corporate Challenge.

The Cleveland Corporate Challenge is a 13-event corporate athletic competition promoting company camaraderie, employee wellness and business networking, all while helping local charities.

Weatherhead students Alex Gold, Ju-Chun Hsueh, Philip Miller, Anthony Piccirilli, Gadekal Reddy and Shao-An Wang approached Hermes as part of their project for a course on entrepreneurial ventures in Weatherhead’s MBA program. Theodore M. and Catherine C. Alfred Professor of Management Richard L. Osborne taught the course, which requires student groups to develop a business concept or product and then produce, market and sell it in only six weeks. Li-Wei Su, an industrial design student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, handled the T-shirt design. Learn more about the project.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has established the first PhD and MS program in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics in Ohio. The program will include faculty from multiple departments and schools and will include core competencies such as genes and proteins, bioinformatics and quantitative analysis and modeling. Read more about the program.

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Access Services released 2011-2012 parking rates. Check out the new rates online.

For Faculty and Staff

The next Employee Wellness Seminar will feature University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Margaret Bobonich in a discussion on healthy skin and preventing skin cancer. Register online for the discussion, held May 5, 1-2 p.m., in Nord Hall 310.

For Students

REScycle @ CWRUREScycle 2011 begins today. Before you move out, donate unwanted items to a worthy cause instead of throwing them away. Accepted items include non-perishable food, furniture, lamps, clothes and more. Today's drop-off locations are between Houses 4 and 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Juniper Road from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tomorrow, drop off items at Murray Hill Lot 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. or at Carlton Road cul-de-sac from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Find more information and drop-off times online.


Cleveland Institute of Art’s BFA Thesis Exhibition, which features the work of some Case Western Reserve University students, is the professional debut of about 80 artists and designers working in various disciplines. The exhibitions are open to the public on May 5 (7-9 p.m.), May 6 (7-11 p.m.) and May 7 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Joseph McCullough Center, located at 11610 Euclid Ave. (across the street from Mi Pueblo).

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Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Adler

School of Law Professor Jonathan Adler’s work has been published recently in a variety of outlets, from the Harvard Environmental Law Review to the Cato Supreme Court Review. He has written on topics such as greenhouse gas regulation, the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and water law. Additionally, he presented at the Birmingham (Ala.) lawyers’ chapter and the University of Alabama student chapter of the Federalist Society, a conference on the legacy of Rachel Carson and the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring in Washington, D.C., and at East Woods School in Hudson.

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Jessie Hill
Jessie Hill

Jessie Hill, professor of law, will soon publish work on medical decision-making on behalf of children and government speech, and she spoke at the City Club of Cleveland, University of Maryland School of Law and Georgetown Law School, among others. Plus, her recent presentations ranged from a “Summary of Legal Trends in Adolescent Decision-Making” to “Justice Denied: Judicial Vacancies.”

May 3, 2011

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In the News

O Thou Great Redeemers

The New York Times, May 1, 2011
With shows like TLC’s Extreme Couponing becoming more and more popular in American culture, people need to understand the actual costs of the items—including those to the environment, said Susan Helper, chair of the Department of Economics and AT&T Professor of Economics. By ignoring these costs, Helper said, “firms charge too little for their products, causing people to buy too many of them.”

Special Coverage: Reaction to the Death of Osama bin Laden

WCPN, May 2, 2011
Michael Scharf, professor of law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, and Pete Moore, professor of political science, weighed in on the death of Osama bin Laden.

Try Starting with the Positives for a Change, Academic Advises

The New Zealand Herald, May 3, 2011
Whether it’s a child’s grades or a business’s operations, more attention is given to problems than successes, in about an 80/20 ratio, said David Cooperrider, Fairmount Minerals Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and professor of organizational behavior in Weatherhead School of Management. Management today focuses on what’s wrong in a company rather than its strengths.

Higher Ed News

Students Celebrate Demise of Bin Laden With Championship Fervor

The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2, 2011
Across the country, students celebrated after the news that Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan, from an estimated 5,000-plus people flooding the streets, singing the National Anthem at Penn State University to Ohio State University students jumping into Mirror Lake.