Due to a medical emergency, Judge Greg Mathis will not be speaking at the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Unity Banquet on March 31. Jim Chones, who played with the Cleveland Cavaliers and was an analyst for the team, will give the keynote address. For information call 368-2904.

WRUW-FM 91.1 Cleveland will host its 24th annual on-air telethon during the week of April 3-9. For over 20 years, WRUW has depended on the donations of its listeners. Although student activity fees provide the minimum funding to keep WRUW on the air, listener support is critical to the station's success and development. Tax-deductible donations to the telethon in the form of cash, check, or credit card can be made by calling 368-2208 any time during the telethon.

Several community organizations are requesting involvement from the campus community. On April 1 beginning at 8:30 a.m., The Cleveland Family Fitness Walk kicks off at Tower City. For registration details call (216) 231-7700 x1040. On April 1, the All Fool’s Day Fete takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Murray Hill Galleries, 2026 Murray Hill Road. The event benefits several community members who need assistance. Go to

Get free tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and enjoy a free concert at the House of Blues when you register to walk on the Case team being assembled for the Northeast Conference for Community and Justice’s Walk as One – Rock as One diversity walk on May 6 at the Rock Hall. Go to


Banking on vision

The Plain Dealer, March 30, 2006

Perhaps no area in Greater Cleveland has greater economic potential than University Circle and its surrounding neighborhoods. The presence of Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic and a raft of premier cultural institutions gives the East Side district a strong leg up in an era when intellect and creativity provide the raw materials to create jobs and wealth. Over the next few years, both UH and the Clinic will continue major expansions, and the Veterans Administration will build a $100 million addition to its Stokes Cleveland Medical Center. The Cleveland Museum of Art will complete its renovation and the Museum of Contemporary Art will move to the Triangle area at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road. Case, despite its current problems, remains committed to that and to redeveloping the old Mt. Sinai Hospital site as a research park for next-generation medicine.

“Speaking of. . .a trio of area speakers”

Akron Beacon Journal, March 30, 2006

Three speakers, who are worlds apart professionally, will be in the area. First up is dancer/choreographer Twyla Tharp who will give a talk on Monday at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron. Movin' Out, which features Tharp's choreography to 24 Billy Joel songs, is coming to E.J. May 2-7. Next up is Morgan “Super Size Me'” Spurlock who will take part in a Fast Food Nation Symposium on Wednesday at Case Western Reserve University's Veale Convocation Center in Cleveland. Spurlock is famous for a film based on his month of eating nothing but McDonald's food.

“Postscript Professor”

Miami New Times, March 30, 2006

Warren Zanes wrote some of his best songs while working on his dissertation. Zanes, a founding member of the Eighties roots-rock band the Del Fuegos, made an even more unlikely leap by transitioning into academia. Despite the group's critical acclaim and the accolades for his first solo album, Memory Girls, the financial rewards failed to follow. Now he's a professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, while he draws on his music CV as vice president of education and public programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

“Appointment of New Governor Creates Board Vacancy at Marshall Edwards, Inc.”

PRNewswire, March 29, 2006

SYDNEY, Australia, March 29 -- Following the appointment of current MEI Director Professor David de Kretser AO as the next Governor of the Australian state of Victoria, a vacancy has been created on the board of Marshall Edwards Inc. which is to be filled by Professor Bryan Williams. Positions held in recent years included a professorial chair at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and adjunct professorships at Cleveland State University, and at Kent State University also both in Ohio, USA. 

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“Partisanship Reigns”

Inside Higher Education, March 30, 2006

During the House of Representatives’ long first day of debate about legislation to renew the Higher Education Act Wednesday, there was really only one moment of cooperation and agreement: when House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) thanked a departing staff member on the House education committee, Sally Lovejoy, for 25 years of service, and the committee’s top Democrat, Rep. George Miller of California, chimed in with kind words of his own for Lovejoy. The rest of the rhetoric as lawmakers began work on the key piece of higher education legislation probably left many of those who watched it longing for a different era, or perhaps a different political system entirely.

“In Lobbying Bill, Senate Requires More Disclosure, but Not Limits, on Earmarks”

Chronicle of Higher Education, March 30, 2006 (paid subscription required)

The U.S. Senate approved lobbying-reform legislation on Wednesday that would require more public disclosure about earmarks. But the bill would not cut back on the number of those directed appropriations, which critics call pork-barrel spending, that senators could request or obtain. Under the legislation, S 2349, Senate bills must be accompanied by a list of all earmarks they contain, the identities of all senators who proposed the earmarks, and explanations of the earmarks' "essential governmental purpose." Earmarks are noncompetitively awarded appropriations that members of Congress obtain for favored constituents, including many colleges. Some critics have described the projects as frivolous, a view that prompted the bill's requirement that their purpose be described.

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The Russian Club invites the university community to a Ukrainian Easter Egg painting demonstration on March 31 from 12:30- 1:30 p.m. in Guilford House 323 with Linda Hupert, a master artist in the art of Ukrainian egg decorating.

The Case School of Law National Lawyers Guild invites the campus community to a screening of “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Gund Hall, School of Law, room A57. Marty Gelfand, a Case alumnus and senior counsel for U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, will lead a discussion. 

The Case Center for Proteomics is hosting an Open House on April 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. on the ninth floor of the BRB. The open house will give researchers from across the campus an opportunity to learn more about how the Case Center for Proteomics can assist them with their investigations. During the open house, posters will be on display describing instruments and the center’s capabilities. In addition, staff members will be available to answer questions.

Amnesty International is hosting its Stop Torture Benefit Dinner on April 1 from 7-9 p.m. in Thwing Center’s 1914 Lounge. David Quintana, a Chilean political refugee and torture victim, will speak. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for the rest of the campus community. All proceeds go directly to Amnesty International’s “Stop Torture” campaign. To purchase tickets online through PayPal, go to

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You are invited to attend a Staff Forum regarding the Academic Strategic Plan (ASP) on April 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium. Provost John Anderson and members of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee will participate in a discussion of the planning process and a review of a preliminary draft of a statement of university-wide goals for the coming five years. Provost Anderson will give a brief overview followed by a question and answer session. The draft will be available for viewing on April 3 via the ASP Web site

Faculty who turn in fall book orders to the Case Bookstore by April 7 will be entered into a drawing for a $75 Barnes & Noble gift card. Orders may be submitted via campus mail, e-mail, or fax to x5205. You may also place your order online at (click on the faculty service button.)

Human Resources is sponsoring a Supervisory Briefing Session, Leading with Emotional Intelligence, on April 18 from 10-11 a.m. in the School of Law, room A59, and April 20 from 2-3 p.m. at the Wolstein Research Building, room 1413.Explore the qualities and competencies it takes to build trusting work relationships, and increase energy and effectiveness under pressure. All supervisory staff are expected to attend one of these sessions.

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The deadline for Springfest booth applications has been extended to March 31 at 5 p.m. E-mail to obtain a copy of the application or for information. Applications can be submitted electronically or turned in at the University Program Board Office in Thwing Center. All campus organizations and departments are eligible to sponsor a booth at Springfest.

Student Turning Point Society applications are due by March 31 in the Student Activities Office. To download an application go to

The Graduate Student Senate invites graduate and professional students to participate in any of the three part seminar series, "What every graduate student needs to know about Financial Planning." The seminars will be lead by a Case alum on three Mondays in April (10, 17, 24). For more information go to

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Rosemarie Ousley recently joined the university as a coordinator in development and alumni relations for the school of nursing.

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The Beta Nu Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity recently held a charity computer drive which netted 53 computer towers, 53 monitors, 32 printers, and many other pieces of miscellaneous electronic devices. The hardware was donated to a local charity, RET3, in order to be distributed to non-profit organizations and under-funded schools in order to ensure that the benefits of technology are available to the Greater Cleveland community.