The Weatherhead School of Management’s Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB) has partnered with Net Impact to develop the Global Discover Contest, which invites people to offer suggestions on new ways for business to live in mutual benefit with the earth’s ecosystems and world’s societies.  The deadline is April 1. Learn more at

A new pedestrian bridge over Adelbert Road will be installed this week. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained. Once the new bridge is fully installed with lighting and emergency phones, it will be put in use and the old bridge will be taken down.

A CaseLearns Workshop - Using RefWorks as a Bibliographic Tool - takes place February 16 from 1-3 p.m. at Kelvin Smith Library Room 215. The online program keeps track of citations used in research projects. Register at


“64 years of Valentines”
The Petoskey (Mich.) News, February 14, 2006

For Richard and Louise Garman of Petoskey, Valentine’s Day has been more than just about candy hearts and cards, it has always held an extra special place in their hearts. See, it was on Valentine’s Day, now 64 years ago, when the couple shared their first date. And they’ve been together ever since. The two were students at the Case School of Applied Science and Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) in Cleveland, Ohio. It was there the two would meet, at a soda fountain store at the Hotel Commodore, a local hangout for the college students where the men and women got the chance to spend time together.

“BURNOUT: Though no one is immune, middle managers are most at risk in a weak economy in which staff cuts add pressure on remaining workers”
The Plain Dealer, February 13, 2006

Defining burnout is as tough as repairing its damage. “It’s that feeling when you make it home Friday night and pour yourself a drink or a glass of wine and feel like the blood has drained out of you,” said Richard Boyatzis, a local professor, national speaker and co-author of Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion.  “I actually think burnout is the wrong description of it. I think it’s ‘burn up,’” said Boyatzis, a professor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University and a professor of organizational behavior in Case’s Weatherhead School of Management.

“Art students bring biz world new ideas with profitable partnerships”
Crain’s Cleveland Business, February 13, 2006

Designing virtual reality programs for a local business or making a nonprofit organization’s audio files interactive are not your typical art school projects. But the Cleveland Institute of Art’s digital design graduate students are engaged in just such activities as part of a program started this fall in which CIA loans its students to local companies as part of their graduate studies. The students are working at companies and institutions that include Akron telecommunications company Ayalogic Inc., technology nonprofit OneCleveland, Case Western Reserve University and Beachwood Architecture firm Dorsky Hodgson and Partners.

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“Colleges Expected to Assume More Debt in 2006, Countering Some Gains, Report Says”
The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 14, 2006 (paid subscription required to view)

The credit outlook for American public and private nonprofit colleges is mixed for 2006, according to a report issued Monday by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. Although many institutions have benefited from gains in their endowments and in state support, the report predicts that the volume of debt colleges will issue is likely to remain high due to heightened competition for students and an increasingly demanding enrollment. Additionally, the report says, many American colleges have “aging and obsolete” facilities that require heavy spending in order to meet the demands of today’s students.

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The Emerging Technologies Career Fair will be held on February 16 from 1-4 p.m. in the Thwing Student Center Ballroom. For more information and listing of organizations link to the following site:

The Case School of Engineering is holding several events to celebrate National Engineers Week February 18-24. “E-Week” is dedicated to the recognition and promotion of engineering as a career and how the contributions of engineering have impacted our daily lives. Major events this week include an engineering expo held at the Great Lakes Science Center; the Society of Women Engineers Luncheon, featuring Dr. Myra Dria, Case alumna and founder of Myden Energy LP; and the popular Lego Robotics, Bridge Building and Battery Powered Car competitions for area high school students. For more information, visit The Case events are being sponsored by Accenture.

Yehiel Leiter, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, will speak at Hillel in the Interfaith Plaza from noon to 1 p.m. on February 16. Sponsored by Caravan for Democracy at Case, an initiative of the Jewish National Fund and Media Watch International, which brings speakers representing a wide spectrum of political and philosophical thought from Israel to college campuses throughout the United States. For information contact or

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The Case Wellness Committee invites faculty and staff to attend a Lunch and Learn session, “Healthy Choices, Healthy Living. Having Your Cake and Eating It Too” on February 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in 352 Adelbert Hall.

Using More Technology Without Driving Students Away, a UCITE workshop, is scheduled for February 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room in the Allen building. Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided. RSVP by calling UCITE at x 1224 or register online at by clicking on “events.”

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences presents the annual Herman D. Stein Lecture in International Social Welfare on March 2 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the George Dively Building, room 202. Guest speaker James Midgley of UC Berkeley will lecture on “Community and Social Development: A Global Perspective.” Reservations required to or at x 2281.

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The Red Room Dialogue for Young Professionals takes place February 23 from 6-9 p.m. at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square, 1375 Euclid Ave. Learn about the unveiling of Red Room Revolution’s plans for transforming the region and why northeast Ohio is becoming a new hotbed for technology. Register at or contact Chris Schaeffer at (216) 566-7693.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are offering special discount nights for college students and U.S. military personnel with valid ID on selected games through March 22. For information go to or call (216) 420-2100.