There's Still Time to Register for Alumni Weekend 2011
The weekend kicks off Thursday, Oct. 13 with BlueBash, a one-of-a-kind celebration featuring a special announcement and Goo Goo Dolls in concert, presented by University Program Board. Come at 6:45 p.m. for free pre-concert refreshments and an interactive showcase.
Friday programs include morning and afternoon THINK Forums—an all-new series of discussions, classes and panels. Plus, don’t miss #1 New York Times best-selling author Richard North Patterson (LAW '71) discussing his most recent novel, The Devil’s Light. Patterson’s talk takes place Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Ford Auditorium.
Join us at The Alumni House on Saturday Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. for a Homecoming parade watch, followed by a tailgate lunch at Leutner Commons and Case Western Reserve Spartans Football vs. Hiram College. The tailgate begins at 11:30 a.m. and kickoff is at 1 p.m.
On Sunday at 3 p.m. don't miss the 6th Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones (FSM '71, LAW '74) Gospelfest, held at John Hay High School.
These are just a few of the incredible events taking place during Alumni Weekend 2011. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to campus this week! » Register now
School of Law
Alumnus Makes Significant Contribution Through New Endowed Chair
The law school is the grateful recipient of the Johan Verheij Memorial Professorship, created by Richard Verheij (LAW '83) in honor of his late father. This wonderful gift will be an essential asset as the law school continues to grow to greatness. The inaugural holder of the Verheij Chair will be Jonathan Adler, director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation, who specializes in environmental, administrative, and constitutional law.
"It’s a tremendous honor to be named as the inaugural holder of this chair," Adler said. "As a school we are tremendously grateful for Mr. Verheij’s generosity and longstanding support of the school and our work.” Read more.
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School of Medicine
National Cancer Institute Establishes $11.3 Million Center at Case Western Reserve University
The National Cancer Institute has awarded $11.3 million to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to establish a center of excellence for research on gastrointestinal cancers. The funding designates the university as a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers—recognition extended to just one institution this year.
University Hospitals Case Medical Center is the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve and is collaborating with the School of Medicine on a portion of the comprehensive program. Read more.
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Weatherhead School of Management
Search Frictions Undermine Health Insurance Marketplace
Mark Votruba, PhD, associate professor of economics, coauthored research in the August 2011 American Economic Review that investigated the high turnover in small business health insurance plans. In “Unhealthy Insurance Markets: Search Frictions and the Cost and Quality of Health Insurance,” Votruba and colleagues at Case Western Reserve’s School of Medicine, Boston University, and Carnegie Mellon University attributed this phenomenon to the difficulty of choosing among hundreds, even thousands, of different plans.
“If consumers have a hard time evaluating value, competition becomes less about value, and more about marketing,” says Votruba. Such a breakdown of the rules that usually govern the marketplace is known to economists as a “search friction.” Search frictions arise whenever consumers are unable to easily compare the products available.
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Case School of Engineering
Discover What’s in Your think[box] at Reunion Weekend
Explore your inner inventor with CAA Gold winners Frank Linsalata (CIT '63), founder and chairman of Linsalata Capital Partners, and Jerry Marxman (CIT '56, GRS '59), co-founder of CommTech International. On Friday, Oct. 14 they will lead a panel discussion on “Out of the Box: Experiences in Entrepreneurship.”
Tour the school’s new think[box] 1.0 lab, where students have room to tinker and build their dreams with state-of-the-art prototyping equipment. Then enjoy friendship and festivities at the Case Alumni Association’s All-Classes Banquet. Check out the other great class events and university happenings. There’s still time to register through the CAA or the university.
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College of Arts and Sciences
Research Uncovers Unexplained Physical Health Issues Among Aging African-American Women
David Warner, assistant professor of sociology, examines health disparities among older Americans. In a recent study, he looked at how men and women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds differ in their reported rates of functional impairment.
The study found that minority women had the highest rates, and the disparity was especially great with respect to African-American women, who developed functional limitations earlier in life than members of other groups did. Warner and colleague Tyson H. Brown of Vanderbilt University argue that in analyzing health disparities, researchers must consider the combined impact of gender and race/ethnicity. Read more.
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Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick Elected Chair of the American Nurses Foundation
The American Nurses Association (ANA) elected the FPB School of Nursing's Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN as the new chair of the American Nurses Foundation (ANF), effective Oct. 3.
“I am honored and excited by the opportunity to lead the foundation toward a greater level of impact,” said Fitzpatrick. “As we enter a new phase, I want to thank the past leadership of the foundation for their contributions.” Read more.
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Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Mandel School Alumni Weekend Events
Friday, Oct. 14: The Mandel School's THINK Forum, “An Essential Addition to the Police Officer Tool Belt,” presents Professor Mark Singer, Mayo Professor in Child and Family Welfare, and Mental Health Services. From 2–4 p.m. at the Mandel School, Singer will discuss a unique referral program that assists police officers of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority in addressing the social service needs of families who live in CMHA housing.
Saturday, October 15: Contact your favorite classmates and get together for the Mandel School all-class alumni reception at 6 p.m. Park free in the Mandel School Garage and join Dean Cleve Gilmore to enjoy substantial appetizers and a glass of wine as we talk about old times and times yet to come. Register today!
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School of Dental Medicine
Reconnect During Alumni Weekend
Please join us for a reception for alumni and friends of the CWRU School of Dental Medicine during Alumni Weekend 2011.
Spend an enjoyable evening with Dean Jerold Goldberg, faculty, alumni and friends on Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:30–8 p.m. in the Six Continents Room of the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center. The InterContinental is located at 9801 Carnegie Ave. in Cleveland. Valet parking is $10 for School of Dental Medicine guests.
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Rethinking Life Insurance
Did you know that life insurance is more than a source of protection for
your family's financial future? It can be a flexible, versatile asset
that can be used to leave your legacy at Case Western Reserve
University. Learn more.