Samer Safadi (DEN '03) and his wife recently moved back to Cleveland from Phoenix, Arizona, to become full-time professional students at Case Western Reserve University—he is studying endodontics and she is a student at the School of Law. Safadi says that when it came time to further his dental education, CWRU's School of Dental Medicine was his first and best choice. He will graduate for the second time from Case Western Reserve in 2013 with an MSD in endodontics.
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Happy Holidays, From the Alumni Association Family to Yours
From all of us at The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University, we wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and a healthy and prosperous 2012.
Every December, The Alumni Association staff gets together to decorate our beautiful Alumni House on Juniper Road with traditional holiday trimmings that welcome visitors. This year, we wanted to share a behind-the-scenes look at our decorating festivities with you in this video clip. Enjoy!
Welcome to our Newest Alumni
The Alumni Association recently hosted a Midyear Graduates' Reception for our December CWRU grads. President Barbara R. Snyder addressed the graduates and John Massie (CIT '66) provided the students with a warm welcome to The Alumni Association family. Check out the event photo album on Facebook and take a moment to congratulate our newest alumni!
Weatherhead School of Management
Goldberg's Fulbright Takes Him to Hanoi
Michael E. Goldberg, Adjunct Professor of Banking and Finance, has won a Fulbright award to teach entrepreneurial finance at National Economics University (NEU) in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Goldberg and his family will move to Hanoi in January 2012 for the five-month duration of the award. Goldberg will lecture on expanding access to early stage capital in Vietnam and will work closely with leading Vietnamese venture capital funds and entrepreneurs to develop his courses at NEU. With over 45,000 students, NEU is one of the most prestigious universities in Vietnam. Read more.
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Case School of Engineering
Beyond the Lecture Hall
One offering of Engineering 225B is no semester in a traditional lecture hall. Students stand on the rim and peer down into the world’s most productive diamond mine, in Jwaneng, Botswana, to see if it reaches the depth—which they had calculated in class—at which diamond is more stable than graphite.
Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, a required, foundational course for all engineering majors, can now be studied abroad. Students see concepts they learn in the classroom put into practice in the cities, villages and countryside in Botswana and neighboring Zimbabwe. The three-week course is the only formal educational relationship between the Case School of Engineering and an African institute of higher learning. Read more.
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College of Arts and Sciences
Alumni Give $500,000 Endowment
for Schubert Center Director
Alumni siblings Carol Mann (FSM ’71) and Robert Mann (WRC ’73) have announced a $500,000 gift to endow the position of child policy director in the Schubert Center for Child Studies.
For more than two decades, the Manns have provided CWRU undergraduates with experiential learning opportunities. Through the Mann Child Policy Externships, students work with local nonprofits engaged in bridging research, practice and policy to promote children's well-being. The Mann Endowment Fund also supports undergraduates' attendance at child-related conferences and an annual visit to Washington, D.C., as part of an advanced course in child policy.
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Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Female WWII Pilot Gives $2 Million to FPB's Flight Nursing Program
A pioneering female aviator who served her country during World War II has made a gift to Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing—a gift that combines her love of flight and her dedication to nursing. Alumna Dorothy E. Ebersbach (NUR '54, pictured far right), who passed away Nov. 14, has pledged $2 million to establish the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing.
The center will expand on the flight nursing program’s mission of training graduate-level nursing students to provide critical, on-site care during emergencies and transport to medical facilities. To learn more about Ebersbach’s living legacy and other exciting news about the school, join new Dean Mary E. Kerr on January 18, 19 or 20 or visit our website. Read more.
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Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Ten Societal Changes Transforming
Marking the tenth anniversary of the publication Social Work Today, editors queried prominent social workers around the country to reflect on ten societal changes that have transformed social work in the last decade. “Globalization,” answered M. C. “Terry” Hokenstad, Jr., the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
Social work has responded to these trends with a greater emphasis on international collaboration, a renewed focus on cultural competency and the addition of international content to social work curricula, Hokenstad said. As technology and communications make the world an increasingly connected place, social workers are becoming more aware of how global events affect the profession. Read more.
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School of Dental Medicine
Call for Distinguished Alumnus Nominations
Each year, the Alumni Association honors those who bring distinction to School of Dental Medicine through the superiority of their talents and the selflessness of their service.
Candidates are considered using the following criteria:
• Dedication to the school
• Excellence in the profession
• Community involvement
• Contributions to the practice and continuing study of dental medicine and the dental profession Submit your nomination today!
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School of Law
Law School Features Successful Case Downtown Programs
The School of Law recently initiated a new Case Downtown lecture series, where law faculty speak on timely topics at the City Club of Cleveland each month. Topics have included health care issues and first amendment discussions, as well as current news impacting international law and anti-terrorism financing.
These forums are open to the public and provide engaging discussions on current legal trends and issues impacting the legal system. CLE credit is offered for the Case Downtown lecture series. View the complete list of events and register.
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School of Medicine
Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Reversed in Lab
One of the earliest known impairments caused by Alzheimer’s disease—loss of sense of smell—can be restored by removing a plaque-forming protein in a mouse model of the disease, a study led by a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher finds. The study confirms that the protein, called amyloid beta, causes the loss.
The evidence indicates we can use the sense of smell to determine if someone may get Alzheimer’s disease, and use changes in sense of smell to begin treatments, instead of waiting until someone has issues learning and remembering,” said Daniel Wesson, assistant professor of neuroscience at Case Western Reserve and lead investigator. “We can also use smell to see if therapies are working.” Read more.
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Make a Smart Investment
Charitable gift annuity rates will drop as of Jan. 1. Make your annuity gift by the end of the year to get the best possible return. Read more.
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Tampa Bay: Alumni Brunch
Atlanta: Spartans on the Road
Career Connections is a short term job shadowing experience connecting first and second year students with alumni. Read more and sign up!
Alumni Directory Project
The 2012 Alumni Directory project is well underway! Watch your mail for this postcard and please take a moment to update your information.
Thanks for your help!
Give the Gift of Travel
Give the gift of travel this holiday season! Join alumni and friends on one of 11 travel programs offered by the Case Western Reserve University Alumni Travel Program in 2012. We’ll be visiting six continents on a variety of trips ranging from educational programs to luxury cruises. Visit our website to plan your next adventure!
The Alumni House
Coming to campus? Stop in at The Alumni
House. Located at 11310 Juniper Rd., this "home away from home" is the perfect place to read the paper, enjoy a cup of coffee, browse
the library or check your email in the business center.
The Alumni House is also available to rent for both business and social events.
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