Provost John Anderson is hosting his annual Provost's Pizza Party at the Case vs. Emory basketball game February 25. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to the party, held in conjunction with the last basketball games of the season. The afternoon begins at 1 p.m, as the Spartan's men's team battle the Eagles of Emory. Following the men's game, free pizza will be served. The women's game begins at 3 p.m.

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, go to

The Journal Distribution Project group invites the campus community to a meeting on February 27 at Wade Fireside at 9:30 p.m. The organization solicits and distributes medical journals to physicians in developing countries. For information contact


Case's Center for Science and Mathematics Education is hosting the Ohio Regional Science Olympiad on February 25. Thirty five teams representing schools in the region will compete in a variety of facilities on campus. These 6th to 12th grade level students will work with their teams to win the honor of succeeding to the state championships and, ultimately, to the U. S. Science Olympiad. For event details contact Jim Bader at x5289 or go to

Case's Black Law Student Association invites the campus community to its "Soul Food & Jazz" event on March 3 from 8- 11 p.m. at Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights. BLSA members and friends will prepare their favorite home-cooked soul food dishes for guests to enjoy while listening to live jazz. Tickets are $5. Contact

The Case community can learn about offerings and graduate programs at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations during an information session on February 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 1914 Lounge at Thwing Center. For information or to RSVP, call x6025 or go to

The Annual Mardi Gras Celebration in Thwing Center on February 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. will feature free lunch from Fat Fish Blue, a live Zydeco Band and traditional beads. Bring your most colorful, zaniest mask for a chance to win a goodie basket. In addition, donations will be collected for the American Red Cross hurricane relief fund. For details call x2679.


"Trove of Paintings Attributed to Pollock Appears to Be Authentic, Scholar Says"
The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 24, 2006 (paid subscription required to view)

A recently discovered trove of paintings attributed to Jackson Pollock appears to be authentic and represents a chance to view the early development of the artist before he started spattering, flinging, and pouring paint to make his famous mural-sized works, according to a Case Western Reserve University professor of the humanities. The professor, Ellen G. Landau, spoke at a session on Pollock on Thursday during the annual meeting of the College Art Association, which continues [in Boston] through Saturday. Fifty years after his death, Pollock is viewed as a pivotal figure in American art, the organizers of the session said. "His still seems to be the painting that American culture craves," said Todd Cronan, a lecturer in art history at the University of California at Berkeley.

"Case professor wants to oust university president"
The Associated Press, February 23, 2006

A Case Western Reserve University professor, emboldened by the resignation of Harvard University's president, has begun a campaign to oust the Case president. In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, [President Edward] Hundert said he has always encouraged faculty members and students to express their views and he was happy [Case physics professor and author Lawrence] Krauss feels comfortable expressing his thoughts, even if they are negative toward Hundert. "In moments like this, it actually helps get more of an open dialogue. The best way to find the right direction for something as big and complex as a research university is a lot of listening," Hundert said. [He] said he was proud of many accomplishments during his tenure, including diversity efforts, doubling the pool of applicants, opening new athletic facilities and redesigning curriculum. But he also acknowledged challenges, including with fundraising.

"Move afoot to oust Case president"
WKYC-TV, February 23, 2006 (includes link to video on news page)

A highly regarded professor at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University has begun a campaign to oust Case president Edward Hundert. Physics professor Lawrence Krauss sent faculty colleagues an e-mail to gauge support for a non-binding no-confidence vote against Hundert. Krauss says the effort reflects Case's budget deficit, administration turnover and fund-raising issues. University vice president John Hachtel says the president is aware of the move and has confidence in the faculty.

"Local news report about Case example of irresponsible press"
The Observer (editorial), February 24, 2006

There are few public blows that institutions—such as our university—fear more than bad press. Sure, a couple of well-dealt media jabs are apt to come from time to time, but WKYC Channel 3's report on the financial difficulties plaguing the university brought bad press to a new low. The report touched on several points, beginning with the university's decision to pull some of the funds given University Circle Inc. and redistributing them within the university's own security force. Anyone who watched the first thirty seconds of the report could give a logical reason for the avoidance of this topic on Case Daily: Channel 3's expose epitomized the average Case student's disgust with local news.

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"Academic Research Space Expands While Science Education Needs Deepen, Reports Say"
The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 24, 2006 (paid subscription required to view)

Universities built more research space on their campuses in 2002 and 2003 than at any time since 1988, but the federal government paid a smaller share of the cost, says a biennial report on trends in scientific research and education. A companion report identified a pressing need, acknowledged recently by President Bush and Congress, to improve mathematics and science education in the United States. The [National Science Board's] report on trends, "Science and Engineering Indicators 2006," contains "a lot of positives about the strengths of American science, said Steven C. Beering, president emeritus of Purdue University at West Lafayette and a board member. "But it's in the next decade that we have some real issue to confront, especially in our education system, if we are to maintain our world leadership in discovery, innovation, and national security."

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The LGBT Faculty and Staff Organization at Case announces Come as You Are, an ongoing series of monthly social gatherings created for Case faculty and staff members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or allies to meet and talk. A Friday gathering is scheduled for tonight at 5 p.m. at the Barking Spider Tavern, 11310 Juniper Road. For information contact Marty Gibbons at x3735.

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.

David Saltz will give the third talk of the 2005-2006 Digital Library Lecture on the topic "Scholarly Research and Digital Publications in the Arts and Humanities" on March 2 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Kelvin Smith Library's Dampeer Room. For information go to

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Solstice, Case's all-female a cappella group, will perform on February 25 at 7 p.m. in the Rough Rider Room. For details e-mail

The African American Society is hosting a cultural dinner, "A Novel Through Hip Hop," on February 25 in Thwing Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a show 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for undergraduate students, $10 for the rest of the campus community. For ticket information contact

Weatherhead's Master of Science in Management program is hosting an open house on February 27 at 8:30 a.m. at the Peter B. Lewis building, room 103. The program is designed specifically for students who have just earned an undergraduate degree and want to jump-start their careers by graduating with a master's degree in less than a year. To learn more go to

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Limin Gao recently joined the university as a research associate in the neurosciences department.

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"Divided Justice? The New Supreme Court and Abortion" will feature Jessie Hill, assistant professor and assistant director of Case's Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, on March 1 at noon at The City Club of Cleveland. Hill and David Forte of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will debate the impact that the new Supreme Court will have on the legal future of abortion. Tickets are $15 for members, students and Case employees, and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance at (216) 621-0082, or go to

The Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Congress (IFC) took home top awards at the recent Mid-American Greek Council conference. Panhellenic and IFC were recognized in eight competitive categories: Academic Achievement, Council Management, Philanthropy and Community Service, Leadership and Educational Development, Membership Recruitment, Public Relations, Risk Reduction and Management, and Self Governance and Judicial Affairs. In addition, Panhellenic was chosen as winner of the Sutherland Division II award for best overall council in the division, while IFC was chosen as the overall winner of the Jellison Division III award. The Case Greek Community was also honored with the Linda A. Wardhammar Kaleidoscope Award for their service program entitled "365 Days of Service."