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Case to Reward Employees Who Buy in City

Edward Hundert, president of Case Western Reserve University, announced today that the university will reward its employees who buy homes in the University Circle area and the rest of Cleveland. Employees will get $15,000 if they buy in Wards 6, 7, 8 and 9, and $10,000 anywhere else in Cleveland. Employees who already live in the city can get $1,000 for renovations. The announcement was made in conjunction with the groundbreaking for Heritage Lane, a development of new townhouses and renovated homes on E. 105th St.

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Heres the full article in the PD today

 

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[b]University investing in workers, city[/b]

Purchases or renovations must be in Cleveland

 

Friday, August 20, 2004

 

Jennifer Gonz?z

Plain Dealer Reporter

 

Case Western Reserve University is bankrolling a program that will encourage its employees to purchase homes in the city of Cleveland.

 

Case will provide full-time, regular university employees up to $15,000 toward the purchase of a home near its University Circle campus and up to $10,000 toward the purchase of a home anywhere in the city...

 

www.cleveland.com

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One of my parents good friends is head of the Cancer research center at UH and he is leaving for Dallas to take up a post. Me thinks UH is in some trouble here.

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We have a University Circle thread, which is pretty broad, and a couple Cleveland State threads, but no thread dedicated solely to news & development at Case Western Reserve University.  Quite a few random threads could fit under this umbrella, but I'll just start by posting the following news coming out of the university:

 

Case's Sears Undergraduate Design Laboratory Unveiled to Public November 1

Event highlights importance of electronics, engineering and entrepreneurship

 

The Case School of Engineering, Northeast Ohio Electronics Cluster and Larry Sears will publicly showcase the new Sears Undergraduate Design Laboratory to a public gathering of Northeast Ohio Electronics industry and academic professionals on November 1, from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Glennan Building on the Case campus. The event will be hosted by the Northeast Ohio Electronics Cluster, a program of NorTech, which aims to drive cohesion and collaboration among professionals in the electronics industry.

 

Larry Sears, founder of Hexagram Inc., a Cleveland-based electronics company that designs wireless meter-reading systems for utility companies, and his wife, Sally Zlotnick Sears, provided the $6M gift to the Case School of Engineering in March 2006 to fund the Sears Undergraduate Design Laboratory. The donation from Larry and Sally Sears marked the largest outright gift from an individual in the engineering school's history.

 

"The purpose of this facility is to provide Case electrical engineering students with an environment that will promote and encourage hands-on engineering and design," said Larry Sears. He continued, "The intent of the center is to create a permanent, well-funded, state-of-the-art space that is exclusively devoted to nurturing the creative intelligence and entrepreneurial spirit of our undergraduates." [I love it!]

 

On November 1, both Larry Sears and Norman Tien, Nord Professor of Engineering and chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case, will discuss electrical engineering education, the creative process, and the significance of the Sears Undergraduate Design Laboratory to Case, our region, and the electronics industry. Larry will follow with details on Hexagram's success story, the technology behind their meter reading telemetry system, and electronics entrepreneurism in Northeast Ohio.

 

The new Sears Undergraduate Design Laboratory will support all electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) circuits courses and provide students with superior technical resources that enhance the school's core educational mission, while raising the level of visibility of the EECS department.

 

"Larry and Sally's vision was that this gift would transform electrical engineering and computer science at Case," said Norman Tien. "This facility improves our ability to both recruit students and to allow them to become real-world problem solvers."

 

Housed on the third floor of the Glennan Building on the Case campus, the Sears Laboratory features a new lecture hall, updated engineering equipment, renovated lab space, student lounge and meeting area. In addition, specialized lab space is available for senior projects, interdepartmental programs, individual entrepreneurial activities and informal undergraduate projects.

 

"The new Sears Lab at Case is a big win for our region, as it will serve to educate, train and attract electrical engineering and computer science students from in and outside of Northeast Ohio. We know our region needs to be retaining and attracting more engineering and computer science students to meet regional demand for technology related jobs, and the new Sears Lab will help us reach that goal," said Chris Mather, Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Electronics Cluster and Vice President of Technology and Entrepreneurship at NorTech.

 

Sponsors of Northeast Ohio Electronics Cluster event include: Case Western Reserve University, Frantz Ward LLP and NorTech. The event is free and open to the public--pre registration is requested; walk-ins welcome. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvre will be served. For more information and to register, please contact Melissa Shrewsberry at 216-363-6883 or at Melissa@nortech.org.

About Case School of Engineering:

 

Providing unparalleled engineering education and research for more than 125 years, the Case School of Engineering is committed to "Engineering…Plus": education beyond the classroom, research across the disciplines and relationships around the world. Wherever they go, Case faculty, students and alumni consistently lead their fields and have a beneficial impact on society.

 

About NorTech:

 

NorTech's technology and business leaders are strategic drivers of the region's technology-based economic development agenda. The organization work's to align and leverage regional technology assets to build a globally competitive technology economy in Northeast Ohio. NorTech promotes research, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology industry growth throughout the region for the benefit of all citizens.

 

...

 

Isn't it about time that the nerds at Case teamed up with the nerds at CSU and the creative nerds at CIA and started building this economy from the ground up?  The District of Design is part of this, but it goes far beyond that...

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Straight from the horse's mouth --

 

After the marketing fiasco that led to Case Western Reserve University alumni snubbing the private institution, Case once again is asking everyone to refer to the university by its full name until revisions can be made.

 

Crain's article here.

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1) The legal name never changed

2) No one outside of Academia/Ohio has ever heard of this school anyway ("is that a military school?")

3) 2.9 billion in assets? jeepers

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Trustees announce Barbara Snyder as university president

Current Ohio State Provost to arrive July 1

 

Barbara Snyder

Barbara R. Snyder

 

The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees in a unanimous vote has elected Barbara R. Snyder as the next president of Case Western Reserve University. Snyder, who began her academic career in higher education in the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, currently serves as the executive vice president and provost of The Ohio State University.

 

She will serve as Case Western Reserve University's next president and is the first woman to hold the office.

 

http://www.case.edu/president/snyder/news/121506.html

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New fund-raising chief at Case

 

Bruce Loessin, who has shepherded hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to the Cleveland Clinic as the lead fund-raiser there, is leaving for Case Western Reserve University.

 

Loessin’s new employer is a familiar one. He was in charge of university relations and fund raising at Case from 1991 to 2001...

 

-- Janet Okoben, jokoben@plaind.com

and Sarah Treffinger, streffinger@plaind.com

 

 

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Sounds like a pretty smart fellow

 

From the PD (www.cleveland.com):

 

Case names dean for its engineering school

Ohio Eminent Scholar is tapped for post

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Janet Okoben

Plain Dealer Reporter

 

Case Western Reserve University named a new dean of its School of Engineering on Tuesday, leaving the medical school as the only division of the university without a permanent dean.

 

Norman Tien, 45, will take over as engineering dean on Feb. 1. He now is chairman of the department of electrical engineering and computer science...

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So its been a couple of years and I believe the Clinic is offering an incentive to stay as well.

Does anybody have or know of any numbers that show how well this program is doing?

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So its been a couple of years and I believe the Clinic is offering an incentive to stay as well.

Does anybody have or know of any numbers that show how well this program is doing?

 

I haven't heard that (and my wife works for CCF). I know that there are some small incentives for Clinic workers to buy into the St.Lukes project.  I have also heard rumors about the Cleveland Foundation expanding the CWRU incentive to other Circle institutions in the future.

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^That is what heard - St. Lukes.

Ryser might be taking over on the project and the subject came up in class.

Thanks for un-jarring the memory.

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If you bought a townhome at St. Lukes, the Clinic would chip in $1,000 towards the cost of the home.

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Department of Physiology & Biophysics Ranked 2nd in the Nation at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Cleveland.com -

 

CLEVELAND -- Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology and Biophysics has recently been ranked 2nd in the nation of academic medical centers offering doctoral programs by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The announcement, published in the Jan. 12th, 2007 issue of The Chronicle: A New Standard for Measuring Doctoral Programs, includes 166 large research universities that encompass 15 or more Ph.D. programs along with 61 smaller research universities offering up to 14 Ph.D. programs...

 

Posted on:

Thursday, January 25, 2007 02:01 AM

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From Crain's (www.crainscleveland.com):

 

Weatherhead slips in rankings

Related Links

 

By SHANNON MORTLAND

 

1:43 pm, February 5, 2007

 

Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management slipped again in the rankings of the world’s top MBA programs, as compiled by the Financial Times of London.

 

Weatherhead’s MBA program was ranked 82nd, down from 63rd last year and 49th in 2005, according to the rankings posted on the Financial Times’ web site...

 

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It's gotta be the f*ed up building...rankings have dropped ever since!  Maybe they should've spent more money on programs and faculty and less on the heap o' gehry.

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It's gotta be the f*ed up building...rankings have dropped ever since!  Maybe they should've spent more money on programs and faculty and less on the heap o' gehry.

 

I can't remember the exact statistics but:

 

Cost of PBL 76 Mil (34 from PBL)

Cost of a Box (i.e. like msass) 30 mil

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'Western Reserve' to rejoin 'Case' in university name

Posted by Janet Okoben February 26, 2007 09:43AM

Categories: Breaking News

 

No more just Case at Case Western Reserve University.

 

The university's trustees decided over the weekend to go back to the full formal name in all uses, a switch from the push to use just Case as the school's "self-identifier." The blue logo, derided by many on campus as looking like fat guy carrying a surfboard, will go, too...

 

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2007/02/case_to_return_to_case_western.html

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This sounds like a good solution untill all the WRU grads have died off. If Hundert was still around, he'd probably think that I was suggesting that they be killed off so as to more easily implement his idea.

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Crain's (www.crainscleveland.com):

 

Case lands spot on 'best value' ranking

By SHANNON MORTLAND

 

6:00 am, March 26, 2007

 

Case Western Reserve University last week was named one of the best values in private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine...

 

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Link to Crain's article

 

Case adds fuel cell leader

By SHANNON MORTLAND

 

11:48 am, April 25, 2007

 

Case Western Reserve University has recruited an administrator from the Georgia Institute of Technology to lead the Wright Fuel Cell Group and its technology transfer efforts in engineering and the physical sciences...

 

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Two stories caught my eye on the Case website:

 

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Novelist Thrity Umrigar from Case publishes new book

If Today Be Sweet takes on themes of immigration and abuse

 

Taking the oath to become a United States citizen many years ago, Thrity Umrigar stood between her parents visiting from India and renounced her homeland and allegiance to India. While she had chosen her new country, she recalls how she struggled with what she describes as one of the most embarrassing moments of her life. That internal struggle of the losses and gains of immigration become the heart of Umrigar's newest novel, If Today Be Sweet (William Morrow) published this month.

 

The assistant professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, and former newspaper reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal, says illegal immigration dominates headlines. "But the fact is that it is as heart wrenching a choice for legal immigrants as it is for illegal ones, because in many ways to gain a world, you are losing a world."

 

The setting of her fourth book differs from her first three. First Darling of the Morning (a memoir), Bombay Time and The Space Between Us are set in Bombay, India. In this novel, the main character's family lives in a fictional Cleveland-area suburb.

 

Umrigar has created the main character of Tehmina, an Indian woman whose husband has died within the past year. While visiting her son, his American wife and her grandchild, she is torn between staying in the United States and returning home to Bombay.

 

Woven into Tehmina's story is the insider's view of the displaced person and the internal struggles of leaving a familiar place for the unknown and leaving behind everything known but where loved ones no longer exist, said Umrigar.

 

"I wonder if people born and raised here quite realize how agonizing the choice is for many of us," said Umrigar. "I wanted to convey the complexity of this through Tehmina."

 

The novel takes place in the week prior to Christmas and ends with New Years Eve when the readers learn what is next for Tehmina. Along the way the story takes a few unexpected turns as Tehmina's life is touched by two neighborhood children.

 

"In the course of that involvement with the boys that she doesn't chose, but she feels is thrust upon her, her answer becomes clear," said Umrigar.

 

Umrigar will have her first public reading and book sale during the Cleveland Public Library's Writers & Readers Series on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium of the Main Library, East 6th and Superior Avenue. The book goes on sale in bookstores in early June. Other readings scheduled are for June 25 in the Cleveland Heights' Borders at Severance Center, July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Legacy Village Joseph Beth Booksellers and August 2 at the Cuyahoga County Public Library's Writers after Hours Series.

 

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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine awarded $27M prestigious contract for tuberculosis research

 

For a deadly disease with nearly 9 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year, the war on tuberculosis [TB] may get a little boost. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is pleased to announce that the Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU) at the School of Medicine has received a $27 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, to continue its work in TB research. The TBRU is the only one of its kind supported by the NIH in the United States.

 

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When I went there (early to mid 80s) the nicknames "Case Western" or "CWRU" (occasionally prefaced with a small "s") were in common use.  Sports teams went by "Case Reserve".

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