CAMPUS NEWS

There will be a Faculty/Staff vs. Students basketball game on March 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Horsburgh Gym, Veale Center. The event is free, and doors open at 5 p.m. In addition to the game, there will be T-shirt give-aways, pizza, dance performances, and a capella groups. Contact kimberly.sullivan@case.edu or kate.police@case.edu for more information. To view last year's photos go to http://studentaffairs.case.edu/community/photos/visn_bball2005/default.aspx.

The Kelvin Smith Library announces a newly opened online exhibit, "WPA Prints in Special Collections." The exhibit contains a brief history of the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Programs of the 1930s, as well as a sampling of prints from the KSL Special Collections Department. Cleveland was a center of activity for the graphic arts programs of Roosevelt's New Deal. The new digital exhibit can be found at http://library.case.edu/ksl/speccoll/exhibits/wpa/wpaEssay.html.

Case is hosting National City Bank today and on March 23 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 talks with faculty"

The Plain Dealer, March 2, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/1141292611138340.xml&coll=2.

In keeping with his newly announced policy of transparency, Case Western Reserve University President Dr. Edward Hundert began meeting this week with faculty and administrators. The meetings come after a well-known physics professor, Lawrence Krauss, called for a no-confidence vote against Hundert and Provost John Anderson. One of the first meetings was with the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences. Hundert met with them on Tuesday.

"Colleges going cyber: Tech transforms recruiting"

USA Today, March 1, 2006
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techinnovations/2006-03-01-cyber-recruiting_x.htm

The day after the Super Bowl, the undergraduate admissions office at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland e-mailed 108 high school seniors in the Pittsburgh area to congratulate them on the Steelers' victory. That might seem odd. After all, what does the Super Bowl have to do with college admissions? But technology is transforming how colleges communicate with high school students they are trying to woo. "We are in an age of one-to-one marketing, and the Super Bowl e-mail was part of that," says Chris Muñoz, vice provost for undergraduate enrollment.

"Revolt at Case Western"

Inside Higher Ed, March 2, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/03/02/case

If the Harvard University faculty can rise up, why not other faculties? That was the idea that inspired a professor at Case Western Reserve University to send out an e-mail to his colleagues the day after Lawrence H. Summers announced that he would quit the presidency at Harvard. "Yesterday we learned from Harvard ... that faculty can ultimately take appropriate responsibility for responding to severe problems in university governance," wrote Lawrence Krauss, in calling for a vote of no confidence in Case's president, Edward M. Hundert.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

"College Officials Look to 1918 in Efforts to Plan for Possible Avian-Flu Pandemic on Their Campuses"

Chronicle of Higher Education, March 2, 2006
http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/03/2006030205n.htm (paid subscription required)

In 1918, when a horrific strain of influenza swept the globe, American society—and colleges—looked much different than they do today. But several colleges have figured that they could learn from the past in preparing for what could be another flu pandemic—if a deadly form of avian flu that has surfaced in humans in Southeast Asia, China and the Middle East becomes easily transmissible among people. So they have scoured their archives for records of the 1918 pandemic. What they have found only emphasizes the need for advance planning, college officials say.

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EVENTS

Colonel Morris Davis, chief prosecutor for the Office of Military Commissions in the U.S. Department of Defense, will speak on "The Role of Military Commissions in the Global War on Terrorism" on March 7 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the School of Law. Davis's lecture—sponsored by the law school's Institute for Global Security Law and Policy (IGSLP)—is free and open to the public and will be webcast live at http://law.case.edu/lectures/webcast.asp?dt=20060307. For more information go to visit the law school's Web site at http://law.case.edu/lectures/index.asp?lec_id=119.

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and its co-sponsors invite the campus community to a film screening of "The Way Home" on March 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Nord 310 A&B. This film explores the inner world of eight groups of women (Indigenous, African- American, Arab, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina and multiracial). The event also will include a facilitated discussion and snacks. For information call x0985 or go to http://www.case.edu/provost/centerforwomen.

Every Thursday from 10-11p.m. "Live from Cleveland" presents local and regional bands playing live in the studios of WRUW-FM 91.1. All programs on WRUW can be accessed for one week via the online archives at http://www.wruw.org/guide/.

Current events and other topics are discussed during the weekly Friday Public Affairs Lunch gatherings. Most talks are to meet in the Toepfer Room of Adelbert Hall from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. For a schedule of speakers or more information, go to http://www.case.edu/artsci/cps/PADG.html.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

The Office of Multicultural Affairs presents its 16th Annual Unity Banquet & Scholarship Benefit on March 31 at the Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. The theme for this year's banquet is "Strength in Numbers," and will feature Judge Greg Mathis, civil rights activist and nationally syndicated talk show host. All Case faculty and staff may purchase two tickets for $45 until March 24th. For information, including departmental journaling details, contact jennifer.pricedavis@case.edu or call x2904.

The Provost's Office and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women invite all faculty to attend the second annual Women of Achievement Luncheon on March 3, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Thwing Center Ballroom. Women faculty who have been awarded tenure, promotion, distinguished professorships, and more will be honored. Registration required by e-mailing centerforwomen@case.edu, or call x0985.

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FOR STUDENTS

A Hip Hop panel facilitated by Bakari Kitwana takes place tonight at 7 p.m. at Strosacker Auditorium. The panel will discuss Hip Hop culture past and present. For details go to http://upb.case.edu/2006/3/2/hip_hop_panel/.

Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) will be holding its 3rd annual poker tournament on March 4 at The Spot. The price of admission is $15 per person, or $50 for a group of 4. All proceeds will go to SigEp's national philanthropic charity, YouthAIDS. Prizes will be given out from over $400 in gift certificates. RSVP via e-mail to SigEpPokerTournament@yahoo.com.

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PERSONNEL

Erica Merritt has joined the university as the manager of diversity in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

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ACCOLADES

Miriam R. Levin, an historian of science and technology with Case's history department, was interviewed about her new book, Defining Women's Scientific Enterprise: Mount Holyoke Faculty and the Rise of American Science, in the Janaury issue of Inside Higher Ed. The interview can be found online at http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/01/17/levin.