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CSU Research Award Opportunities

CSU logoThe Cleveland State University Office of Research Faculty Research and Development Program (FRD) invests “in basic and applied research that would increase the level of federal and industrial research funding received by the University.”  The Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI) “funds faculty conducting quality research, or other creative or scholarly activity, that advances the respective field or discipline.”  The next proposal submission deadline for each of these programs is Thursday, February 1, 2018.  The award period for each of these programs is 12 months, and begins on June 1 following award notification.  For additional information and proposal guidelines, faculty should consult the FRD and FSI websites.  Faculty may also contact Joy Yard, Administrative Coordinator, or Daniel Simon, Associate Vice President for Research, in the CSU Office of Research.

Dean Sundahl Appointed to Journal Editorial Board

Photo of Ed White, conducting first American spacewalkAssociate Dean Mark Sundahl was recently appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Air & Space Law. The peer-reviewed journal focuses on pioneering issues in aviation and space law. Additionally, Dean Sundahl served as the co-chair of a panel discussing legal issues involving the asteroid mining industry. The panel, held on September 27, 2016, was part of the International Astronautical Congress, the major annual conference of the space industry.

Professor Sagers Publishes Article in New York Times

C_SAGERS.jpgChris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law, recently published a column in the New York Times’ blog, Dealbook. Sagers’ column discusses the defense’s legal strategy of resting without presenting any evidence in the recent antitrust case involving Staples and Office Depot. You can read the column here.



New Supreme Court Briefs Database Available to Faculty and Students

West Facade of the Supreme Court Building


Faculty and students at Cleveland-Marshall now have access to Gale’s U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs database. This database contains briefs and related documents from Supreme Court cases between 1832 and 1978. Previously, many of these briefs were not available through any of the library’s other legal databases, so this is a very useful addition to the library’s collection for anyone doing research on older Supreme Court cases.

Access to this database is IP-authenticated for users connected to the law school’s computer network; faculty and students can also access the database while off campus by logging in with their CSU ID number and library PIN.

New Open Access Health and Society Journal


Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online is a new open access journal that came out with its first issue in June with a symposium on in vitro fertilization. According to the journal’s website: “RBMS is a new journal dedicated to interdisciplinary discussion and debate of the rapidly expanding field of reproductive biomedicine, particularly all of its many societal and cultural implications. It is intended to bring to attention new research in the social sciences, arts and humanities on human reproduction, new reproductive technologies, and related areas such as human embryonic stem cell derivation. Its audience comprises researchers, clinicians, practitioners, policy makers, academics and patients.” In the author information pack, the editors of the journal state that they are accepting original articles on interdisciplinary topics, including politics, sociology, social policy, ethics, and law.