Xavier University won a WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Xavier received the Overall Performance Award. Out of 450 colleges and universities considered, Xavier is one of only 40 to receive this award.

Two Miami University professors were awarded the title of “distinguished professor” by Miami’s board of trustees on June 26. Adeed Dawisha is a professor of political science, and Yildirim Dilek is a professor of geology.

Dan Lewallen, a third year doctoral student of chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, attended the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Germany. Lewallen is currently working on detection and differentiation of influenza virus strands.

The University of Cincinnati’s Raymond Walters College and College-Conservatory of Music signed an agreement stipulating the requirements for transfer to the CCM Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Media program, following completion of the RWC Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Media Technology.

A Miami University professor has received the 2009 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty award from Campus Compact. Thomas Dutton is a professor of architecture and interior design and founded the Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine in 2002. The center aims to collaborate with neighborhood leaders to revitalize the urban community.

A University of Cincinnati associate professor of architecture in the DAAP program has received the designation of Accredited Green Roof Professional from the association Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. Virginia Russell is one of the first 20 people in the world to receive the honor.

Xavier University received the Grand Gold Award as part of the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards program for its “Road to Xavier” web site for incoming students. Xavier was chosen in a category that has never before named a Grand Gold winner.

The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati has received the 2009 Non-Educator Friend of Foreign Languages Award from the Ohio Foreign Language Association. They have partnered with Raymond Walters College and Sycamore High School to form a program that allows high school students to take college-level Hebrew courses that will transfer to either the University of Cincinnati or another university for college credit.

Xavier University’s School of Nursing has received the largest federal grant in the university’s history. The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded the school $1.5 million to be used for a three-year project.

Northern Kentucky University staff member Jeffrey Fox was awarded the 2009 Golden Key International Advisor of the Year Award by the Golden Key International Honour Society. Golden Key recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.