CAMPUS NEWS

The Men’s Glee Club will perform Singing Valentines on February 14. The cost is $5 per song, and can be performed around campus and at the beginning of classes held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. To purchase a song, see Glee Club members in Nord from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Leutner and Fribley from 5-7 p.m. both Friday and Monday, or contact Davorin Skender at dks@case.edu or david.blair@case.edu.

The Division of Student Affairs and Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life announce the opening of Case’s online weather station. Data is collected from the weather station located on the roof of Wade Commons. To get the latest conditions along with the campus forecast, visit http://studentaffairs.case.edu/living/resources/weather/.

CASE IN THE NEWS

“High-Profile Doctor to Leave Position at Cleveland Clinic”
The New York Times, February 10, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/10/business/10topol.html

The public face of the Cleveland Clinic, its outspoken cardiology chairman, Dr. Eric J. Topol, is leaving for academia after a divisive yearlong dispute with the clinic’s chief executive, Dr. Delos M. Cosgrove. Both Dr. Topol and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, his new employer, announced the move yesterday. Dr. Topol is scheduled to become a professor of genetics at the Case school of medicine, which is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic.

“Taking note of technology”
The Plain Dealer (Editorial), February 10, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1139564062314050.xml?oxedi&coll=2

The chief worry about making colleges lectures available online is that kids will stop going to class. But early indications are that technology actually enhances learning, rather than encouraging students to sleep in. Colleges across Ohio are making lectures available online. University of Cincinnati students can download the audio, while at Case Western Reserve University, they can watch videos of lectures for select courses – and even search for relevant sections using keywords.

“Professors face off on eavesdropping”
The Plain Dealer, February 10, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/1139564763314050.xml?ncounty_cuyahoga&coll=2

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales wasn’t in the house, but Case Western Reserve University did its best Thursday to simulate a congressional hearing about the domestic spying controversy. The event was similar to a recent committee hearing in Washington at which Republican and Democratic senators questioned Gonzales about the Bush administration’s wiretapping program. Professors from the Case School of Law played the role of the committee. Answering their questions were David Cole, of the Georgetown University Law Center, and Ruth Wedgwood, of the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

“Protecting University Circle”
The Plain Dealer (Editorial), February 9, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/opinion/113947804386740.xml?oxedi&coll=2

The fates of Case Western Reserve University and University Circle are inextricably linked – which is why Case must step carefully as it moves to increase on campus. Today, University Circle Inc. operates a full-fledged police department that serves all of the 40-odd institutions in the circle’s 1-square-mile footprint. As one of UCI’s largest institutions, Case pays nearly half of the force’s $2.3 million budget, and so is integral to the force’s viability. Yet the university reportedly is moving to increase its own security offerings, raising concerns that it will substantially reduce support to UCI.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

“Harvard Sets Record for Fund Raising by a Business School, With a $600 Million Campaign”
The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 10, 2006
http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/02/2006021006n.htm (paid subscription required to view)

Harvard Business School has raised nearly $600 million in its first capital campaign ever, the largest amount ever taken in by an American business school, officials announced on Thursday. The money will be used for student aid, faculty development, global research, technology and building projects. The three-year campaign, which raised $598.8 million, surpassed the school’s goal of $500 million, set in 2003. It also topped the $446 million raised by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in a drive that ended in 2003.

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EVENTS

Learn about healing through personal transformation during the talk, “Crystal Heart: Renew and Healing Through Huichol Indian Shamanism,” by international shaman and teacher Brant Secunda on February 13 from 7-9 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium, followed by an all-day workshop on Huichol Shamanism on February 14. Admission to the lecture is $20 at the door. Registration of $95 is required for the workshop on February 14 by visiting http://www.shamanism.com or calling (216) 751-1511.

The IMPROVment show, featuring improve comedy, is now on February 11 at 11 p.m. in the Eldred Black Box. Admission is free.

Eldred Theater presents “Look Back in Anger” February 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees on February 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. General admission is $10, with discounted prices of $7 for adults over 60 and University personnel and $5 for students. Go to http://www.case.edu/artsci/thtr/season.htm.

Chapel, Court & Countryside featuring soprano singer Christine Brandes and harpsichordist/organist Peter Bennett, a member Case’s musicology faculty, takes place February 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Harkness Chapel. For ticket information go to http://music.case.edu/ccc/.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Applications are being accepted for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research. Submissions are welcomed from a variety of fields, with a maximum award of $275,000 available for two to three years. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 29. For information go to http://www.ihhcpar.rutgers.edu/rwjf/applications.

Find out information about Digital Case, the university’s electronic repository and archive, at http://library.case.edu/digitalcase/. A public release is scheduled at the end of April, but the digital collection is developing daily. Faculty or staff can contact nathan.lambert@case.edu or linda.cantara@case.edu about adding content.

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FOR STUDENTS

The Case Crew Club will be hosting the Hammer Ergatta, an indoor rowing competition, at Adelbert Gym on February 12. More information and the schedule of events can be found at http://crew.case.edu.

Paid internship opportunities are available with Summer on the Cuyahoga, which brings together 75-90 students from numerous colleges for an intensive summer program designed to help interns explore the professional, civic, and social offerings of the Cleveland area. For information go to http://www.summeronthecuyahoga.com, or contact Marianne Crosley, program coordinator, at macrosley@summeronthecuyahoga.com or Nicole Ingram, Director of University Alumni Relations, at nicole.ingram@case.edu.

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PERSONNEL

Lisa Ory Marshall has joined the School of Medicine as senior associate dean for development, alumni relations and communications, and assistant vice president for university development, effective immediately.

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ACCOLADES

Edith Lerner, associate professor and vice-chairman of the department of nutrition, has been selected by the Ohio Dietetic Association (ODA) as the state's 2006 nominee for the Area 5 Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award.  She will be recognized during the 2006 ODA annual Conference in Columbus.

Case is featured as the cover story for the winter 2006 edition of Kaleidoscope magazine. University officials discuss the Supplier Diversity Program and building bridges with the community. Go to http://www.kaleidoscopemagazine.net/DesktopDefault.aspx.