CAMPUS NEWS

The Academic Integrity Board will host a campus-wide promotion of academic integrity during Case's first annual "Integrity Week" now through March 3. The series of events will encourage students and faculty to reflect on their roles in an ethical context. For details go to http://studentaffairs.case.edu/office/integrity/iweek/.

Aaron Shaffer, a manager at the Kelvin Smith Library's Freedman Center, will explain the benefits of a blog, wiki, or podcasting on March 1 from 1- 2:30 p.m. at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, room 225. RSVP to x2992.

Case is hosting National City Bank on March 2 and March 23 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Thwing Student Center. Banking representatives will offer information regarding Work Perks checking accounts for Case employees and free student checking account information for Case students.

CASE IN THE NEWS

"Case president takes blame for fundraising shortfall"

The Associated Press, February 28, 2006
http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=272010&Category=13

The president of Case Western Reserve University, facing a faculty no-confidence vote, took responsibility Monday for a drop in fundraising warned that the campus could face $40 million deficits early. "As president, I take full responsibility for the decisions over the past four years that have brought us to this moment," Edward M. Hundert said in a campus e-mail. Board of Trustees Chairman Frank Linsalata expressed his support for Hundert in a statement Monday and said the trustees believe the president is leading the university in the right direction. Linsalata said that welcoming campus comment should help the university balance its budget.

"Looking to China"

Crain's Cleveland Business, February 27, 2006 (paid subscription required to view)
http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060227/FREE/60227012/1008&Profile=1008

China is an enormous force in today's global economy that offers great opportunities for companies of all sizes that can get into the fray quickly and then adjust to a constant wave of change. Three experts, speaking [yesterday] as part of a Weatherhead School of Management panel at Case Western Reserve University, said that conducting business in China is getting easier, but that the country's astounding pace of growth and change poses significant challenges to sustainable business operations. Panelist Leonard Lynn, interim director of the Global Business Studies Institute at Weatherhead, echoed the sentiment about the country's enormity.

HIGHER ED NEWS

"Lessons From Larry Summers: At Harvard, Summers possessed far less power than any CEO in America"

Business Week, from the issue dated March 6, 2006 (free subscription required to view)
http://www.businessweek.com/@@hwyvXjUTjAJvlBkA/premium/content/06_10/b3974142.htm?campaign_id=search

It would be a huge mistake to believe that the main reason for Harvard University President Larry Summers' downfall was Larry Summers. Nobody would question that he had his faults—big ones, especially for a university president. Summers had a great vision for Harvard that would likely have allowed it to thrive in a changing world. But what he never quite got is that leaders—especially those who are change agents—can only succeed when they have a reservoir of goodwill that allows them to convince followers that their fates are correlated. First, running a major research university today is far more complex and demanding than running any large, global corporation. But there is no institution more vulnerable to, and hence more dependent on, external forces than the American university.

"All States Will Face Budget Shortfalls by 2012, Hurting Spending on Higher Education"

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 28, 2006
http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/02/2006022801n.htm

Despite improvements in state budgets this year and a rosier economic outlook, states face strained budgets over the long term that will hamper spending on higher education, according to a report released on Monday. The analysis—prepared by Dennis Jones, president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, and released by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education—is based on projections of revenues and expenditures through 2013. The report concludes that all 50 states will face budget deficits by 2013 and will not be able to support spending increases, causing state appropriations for higher education to suffer.

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EVENTS

David Saltz will give the third lecture 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 http://library.case.edu/ksl/calendar/view_entry.php?id=1457&friendly=1.

The Case College Republicans are hosting Rob Frost, chairman of the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County, who will speak on campus February 28 from 5:30- 6:30 p.m. in Wade Fireside. Frost will address topics such as being an active volunteer in local politics.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

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 http://www.case.edu/finadmin/controller/workshops_sp2006.html.

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) announces the opening of the 2007-08 Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program Awards Competition. Applicants should submit materials by May 1. Details at http://www.cies.org/ab_dc/download/Chairs.pdf or go to http://www.cies.org/ab_dc/.

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FOR STUDENTS

The Spartan Tappers are looking for dance groups as well as individuals who would like to perform in the first ever ExtravaDance benefiting the Cleveland Food Bank. Dancers/groups interested in performing should register by March 1 at http://www.case.edu/orgs/tappers. The show will take place at Thwing Ballroom on April 13 at 7 p.m.

Every week the Office of Student Community Service offers opportunities that allow Case students to make service an option in their weekly schedule. Students may participate as frequently as they like. Find out about Case Serves at http://studentaffairs.case.edu/service/sponsored/caseserves.html.

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PERSONNEL

Samantha Skutnik recently joined the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences as director of the Harris Library.

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ACCOLADES

Linda Ehrlich, associate professor of Japanese and associate director of the College Scholars Program, has been invited to speak at the Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto in conjunction with a showing of a new 35mm print of the Spanish film "The Spirit of the Beehive" (El espiritu de la colmena). She also will talk about the same film at the Cleveland Cinematheque on April 8 at 7 p.m., along with the film screening.