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CWRU tops Ohio schools in Payscale ranking of alumni salaries

Payscale ranked Case Western Reserve University the top school in Ohio in a national survey based on the salaries of alumni with bachelor’s degrees.
The online salary, benefits and compensation information company released its annual College Salary Report last week, ranking Case Western Reserve the No. 1 school in Ohio and tied for 49th out of 1,000 ranked schools around the country.
Read the Plain Dealer’s coverage of the ranking.

Two engineering faculty members named Distinguished University Professors

Donald Feke, the university’s vice provost and a professor of chemical engineering at the Case School of Engineering, and Ica Manas-Zloczower, the Thomas W. and Nancy P. Seitz Professor of Advanced Materials and Energy, received Case Western Reserve’s highest faculty honor when they were named Distinguished University Professors, along with the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine’s Sanford Markowitz, at Wednesday’s Fall Convocation ceremony.

Announcing intellectual property workshop series

Case Western Reserve University’s think[box], Intellectual Property Venture Clinic and Blackstone LaunchPad are hosting a series of workshops designed to help budding inventors manage their intellectual property—covering topics from patent law to trademarks and copyrights to the legal rights of inventors.
The workshops will take place on Saturday mornings throughout the academic year. The first workshop will be held Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. in Nord Hall Room 356. From 10-11 a.m., patent attorney, Bryan Gallo, partner at Pearne & Gordon LLP, will explain how to access and use the United States Patent and Trademark Office website and how to find patents on a given technology, patentability, assignee, inventor etc., followed by a question and answer period.

Learn more about engineering standards at free workshop Sept. 2

The Kelvin Smith Library, Graduate Materials Society, Case School of Engineering Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice, Case Alumni Association and Department of Materials Science and Engineering jointly present the Engineering Standards Workshop—an event that brings together standards developing organizations, Case Western Reserve faculty and students for discussions on the role of standards to engineering students, faculty, and professional engineers in general.
The event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 4-6 p.m. at the Ford Auditorium.

CWRU commits to expanding innovation and entrepreneurship offerings

Case Western Reserve University was among 29 institutions of higher education that committed to expanding innovation and entrepreneurship offerings on the first-ever White House Demo Day in August.
The White House Demo Day showcased talented innovators from across the country to demonstrate the value of giving all Americans the opportunity to pursue their bold, game-changing ideas. The event was hosted by President Obama and took place at the White House.