The Harry Belafonte talk has been rescheduled for February 28 at 7 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium. Tickets from the previously scheduled event will be honored. For more information contact University Program Board at x 2438.

The Office of Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life is seeking book donations for the Clock Tower Library in House 3 of The Village at 115. The Clock Tower Library was designed to be a quiet, reflective place for students and is also utilized by students, faculty and staff for classes and meeting space. Faculty works, popular fiction, local flavor and coffee table books are especially needed. For information on how to donate, contact or at x 4802.



“Storytelling Through Dance”
The Syracuse (N.Y.) Post-Standard, February 20, 2006

After working for five years as a reporter in the metro section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Paloma McGregor began to re-evaluate her life. “One day I asked myself, is this really the sort of life I want to have? So I started taking dance classes again,” she said. But the St. Croix native who grew up dancing didn’t just take classes. She co-founded the Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre and earned a master’s of fine arts in contemporary dance from Case Western Reserve University – all the while keeping her day job as a reporter.

“ARCHITECTURE: In Cincinnati, a university transforms itself”
The Plain Dealer, February 19, 2006

Over the past two decades, Ohio has become an important venue for innovative buildings by star architects from around the world. The newest sign of the trend is the nearly completed Campus Recreation Center at the University of Cincinnati. Now partially open and awaiting a celebration in May, the Rec Center joins an impressive statewide portfolio including Zaha Sadid’s Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Peter Eisenmann’s Wexner Art Center and Convention Center in Columbus, and Frank Gehry’s Peter B. Lewis Building at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

“Experts square off over the authenticity of possible Pollocks”
The Plain Dealer, February 19, 2006

Art history looks like a genteel pursuit when viewed from the outside. But a widely publicized controversy involving Ellen Landau, an art history professor at Case Western Reserve University, shows the field is full of sharp elbows and battles over turf. Last year, Landau publicly stated her conviction that a hitherto-unknown cache of small, experimental paintings and drawings attributed to Jackson Pollock was authentic. That put her at odds with the prestigious Pollock Krasner Foundation in New York, which gives grants to artists and tries to safeguard what it calls “the integrity of its founding artists’ reputation and works.”

“Rift in relations between Case, big alumni group”
Crain’s Cleveland Business, February 20, 2006 (paid subscription required to view)

Since last fall, alumni of Case Institute of Technology, Case’s School of Engineering and those who graduated with math and science degrees have been solicited by both the university and the Case Alumni Association, an independent alumni group that has represented them for 121 years. Case Alumni Association is at odds with the university because last summer it chose not to merge with the university’s newly formed Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University, which was created to serve all Case alumni under one university-held umbrella.  

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“[Carnegie Mellon] increases freshman tuition by 8%, putting price at $34,180”
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 18, 2006

Students entering Carnegie Mellon University in the fall will pay 8 percent more than current freshmen under a tiered price system approved [Friday] that will also boost tuition for other undergraduates by 4.4 percent. The university defended the increases, approved by trustees [Friday], as necessary to maintain and enhance academic programs. The new rates were accompanied by room and board increases of 4.9 and 2.8 percent, respectively. The board of trustees vote means that fall 2006 freshmen will pay $34,180 for tuition annually, an increase of $2,530, according to university data. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will see their rate rise to $33,050, up by $1,400; fifth-year students will pay $32,560, or $1,375 additional.

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Global Medical Initiative (GMI) is hosting a fundraising event at bd’s mongolian barbeque on Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights on February 23 from 6-9 p.m. The GMI group will be guest grillers and waiters along with undergraduate studies dean Joseph Pieri. Fifteen percent of the dinner proceeds and 100 percent of the tips will go directly towards helping send a medical shipment to a community clinic in Uganda. In addition, a raffle will be held, with proceeds benefiting a boy from Iraq who is coming to the Cleveland Clinic in March for surgery. For information contact

Case’s 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will feature keynote speaker Fred Gray on February 27 at noon in the Amasa Stone Chapel. Gray, an attorney and civil rights pioneer, represented both King and Rosa Parks. For information about the free, public event, visit the Web site at or contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at x8877.

Asher Ben-Arieh, a lecturer at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, will speak on the topic of “Where are the Children? Children’s Roles in Measuring and Monitoring their Well-Being” at 11:30 a.m. on February 21 in Clark Hall, room 206. For information go to

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Registration for the User Information Sessions presented by the finance administration team is now open. The sessions will help increase familiarity with PeopleSoft, acquaint users with the Finance & Administration team responsible for processing these transactions, and discuss any updates and shortcuts. Register at

The Purchasing and Accounts Payable office has a surplus of used interoffice envelopes. Contact to make arrangements to receive the extra envelopes.

To prepare for the fall 2006 semester, the Case Bookstore will soon begin returning spring 2006 textbooks. Faculty are asked to contact the bookstore as soon as possible if there are titles you would like held until later into the semester, or books that will be reused for the summer or fall semesters. Contact Ron Reitz at x1656 or at The information also can be faxed to x5205.

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Students can nominate deserving faculty and staff until February 24 for the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (faculty), and the J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring (staff). Find nomination forms online at

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, or contact Marianne Crosley, program coordinator, at or Nicole Ingram, Director of University Alumni Relations, at

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Susan Iler has been promoted to senior writer and editor of Case Magazine in University Marketing and Communications.

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Donald Hricik, professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and chief of the division of nephrology and hypertension at University Hospitals of Cleveland, was honored recently by the Kidney Foundation of Ohio. He was recognized for his leadership and service and his support of the foundation.