Tinkham Veale II’s support of his alma mater began just after his graduation from the Case Institute of Technology as a mechanical engineering major in 1937 and has been a constant over the past 74 years. Most recently, through his philanthropic organization the Veale Foundation, he gave the university an opportunity to significantly enhance student life on campus with a $20 million commitment for a new university center.
The Tinkham Veale University Center will be centrally located on campus, near Severance Hall and the university’s Kelvin Smith Library.
In recognition of his generosity, President Barbara R. Snyder recognized Veale with the President's Award for Visionary Achievement. (Watch a video of highlights from commencement, including Veale's receipt of the award in his home.)
“Tink Veale’s generosity will allow us to transform a long-awaited concept into a meaningful reality for our community,” said President Barbara R. Snyder. “This space will host classes, meetings, meals and more—in short, it will be a place where students, faculty and staff consistently come together.” Read more.
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Jane Leitch is the grand dame of literary volunteers, and this year, the 86-year-old will carry on her tradition at the Association for Continuing Education’s 65th Annual Case Western Reserve University Book Sale 2011.
The sale, which launched in the late 1940s under Leitch’s sister Carolyn, takes place May 21-24 in Adelbert Gymnasium.
Some of the more than 75,000 books organized for sale in 12 different book departments from art to travel, were picked up and delivered by Jane, who carries on her sister’s devotion to the event.
The sale has grown from a few thousand books in its early years to what it is today – tables and tables of books from one end of the gym to the other. Learn more about the sale.
Throughout the weekend of May 21, Google will be making changes to make a number of new applications available to Case Western Reserve University to provide enhanced and expanded features and functionality to your account. No action is required to allow the transition to take place, and your university email address (also known as your account "user name ") will not change. After accounts have transitioned, all users will be required, as a one-time occurrence, to accept the Google Terms of Service Agreement again at their next login to any of the web-based services. An information session to discuss the features and benefits of our new apps will take place online today at 11 a.m. at connect.case.edu/google. For additional information, visit the Google Apps training area on help.case.edu.
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The PeopleSoft Financials system will be unavailable beginning Friday, May 20, at 6 p.m. to no later than Monday, May 23, at 7 a.m. to allow Information Technology Services (ITS) to apply updates to the system. The Financials Reporting system (FINRPT) and Launchpad will be available for report retrieval until noon Sunday and then unavailable until Monday at 7 a.m. Users attempting to reach the financials system while it is down will see a maintenance announcement asking them to try again later. If you have additional questions about this outage, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ethics Table seeks 12-16 faculty or staff members to explore how to implement ethics or a practical ethical experience into a class or undergraduate program. Meetings will be held monthly, and there also will be meetings before orientation and a two-day conference next May. Deadline to apply is May 27. Find more details online.
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The Staff Advisory Council invites the university community to attend an open house to recognize the achievements of the recipients of the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund on June 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Inamori Center for International Ethics. To help with the lunch planning, RSVP to email@example.com by May 24.
As revealed in the Career Center’s 2010 First Destination Survey Report, small, medium and large-sized organizations and graduate/professional schools continued to open their doors to new undergraduates of Case Western Reserve University. Almost an equal number of the class of 2010 chose to begin their careers upon graduation as those opting for an advanced degree (40 percent and 41 percent, respectively). The 2010 First Destination Survey Report, along with reports from the past five years, can be found online. For more information, contact Kim Paik, assistant director for Graduate Career Services.
During the June Science Café Cleveland event, two specialists in liver diseases will host an informal discussion on healthy and diseased livers and the process of liver transplantation. The discussion, “Liver or leav’er: how to pull the switch when things aren’t working out,” will feature Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s John Fung, chair of the Digestive Disease Institute, and Lisa Yerian, director of Hepatobiliary Pathology. It will be held June 13 in the Tasting Room at Great Lakes Brewing Co.; drinks begin at 6:30 p.m. with the discussion starting around 7 p.m. The Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream and Great Lakes Brewing Co. will sponsor the event.
Throughout April and May, Michael Scharf, professor of law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, presented at a conference on Law & U.S. Foreign Policy: Perspectives on 80 Years of the Office of the Legal Adviser at Georgetown Law School; at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C.; and at a conference on International Organizations in Transition at Vanderbilt Law School. Additionally, he and Daniel Goldhagen, author of Hitler’s Willing Executioners and Worse Than War spoke on a Case Western Reserve University conference on genocide.
His chapter on “Joint Criminal Enterprise, the Nuremberg Precedent, and the Concept of ‘Grotian Moment’” was published in Accountability for Collective Wrongdoing (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
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Calvin William Sharpe, Galen J. Roush Professor of Business Law and Regulation and founding director of Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution, completed the third edition of his treatise, Understanding Labor Law, with Robert Strassfeld, professor and director of the Institute for Global Security Law, and Douglas Ray, dean of St. Thomas University School of Law.