CASE COMMUNITY HAS EARLY OPPORTUNITY
TO MEET THE INTERIM PRESIDENT

Dr. Gregory Eastwood, who has been named interim president of Case Western Reserve University, will introduce himself and greet the campus community on Monday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium. For those who will not be able to attend, we will webcast this forum. On Monday you can go to http://www.case.edu/events/webcasts/eastwood for a link to the live feed.

Eastwood, an alumnus of our School of Medicine and a member of the Board of Trustees, has been president of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Eastwood’s term as interim president begins on June 2. For more information go to: http://blog.case.edu/casepoint.

CAMPUS NEWS

Sustain-a-palooza - April 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Adelbert Gym – will highlight what Case and others in Cleveland are doing to create a more sustainable environment on campus and in the area. A central component of the event will be spotlighting faculty and student work and research. Bring your old cell phones, ink jet cartridges and eyeglasses for recycling, and enjoy food, entertainment and door prizes. Those interested in volunteering should contact susan.woolf@case.edu or call 368-4330 by the end of today.

CASE IN THE NEWS

“The (23-Year-) Old Masters”

The Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2006 (paid subscription required to view)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114497823829025801.html?mod=todays_us_weekend_journal

With global auction sales hitting $4.2 billion last year and scores of new galleries fighting for inventory, some dealers are reaching out to a largely untapped group of American artists: the impossibly precocious. From art hubs like New York to spots like Fort Wayne, Ind., dealers, collectors and museum curators are scouting artists in their teens and early 20s. Scholars say the jury is still out on these artistic prospects. “In 20 years, people may call this time a new Renaissance – or they may say it was all horrible,” says David Carrier, a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University. Either way, he predicts, most of these works will “disappear.”

“Case researchers hope fossil fills gap in human ancestry”

The Plain Dealer, April 14, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base
/news/1145003743175980.xml&coll=2

Resting in camp after a long day of fossil-hunting in the parched African bush, Cleveland paleontologist Scott Simpson wondered what was keeping his colleagues. Off in the distance, Simpson heard a clamor. It was indistinct at first, but as the source moved closer, the Case Western Reserve University researcher began to pick out sounds not of trouble, but of joy: the blare of horns, rhythmic claps, singing. Finally, the tardy caravan roared into camp and one of the workers jumped from a truck, pointed his AK-47 at the sky and let loose a celebratory blast.

“Innovators ought to focus on Canada’s future: Too often, firms primp for fast sale”

The Toronto Star, April 14, 2006
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1144965013218&call_pageid=968350072197&col=969048863851

CLEVELAND – We can already see that the global economy faces huge and disruptive changes in the years ahead. The emergence of China and India along with advances in science and technology will make the world a much different place 25 years from now, when today’s 15-year-olds enter their 40s. This raises the critical question of where Canada will fit into this much-different world and what we will have to do to sustain a high quality of life so today’s young Canadians achieve a decent standard of living as adults. The answer is that we have to become much more innovative. This issue of innovation was the key theme at this year’s annual Canada-U.S. conference of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute, held here at Case Western Reserve University.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

“Women’s Gains in Sciences at MIT Have Stalled, New Report Finds”

The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 14, 2006 (paid subscription required to view)
http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/04/2006041403n.htm

A report on faculty diversity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Schools of Science and Engineering, scheduled for release today, says universities step up their efforts to improve women’s status in academe only in response to specific initiatives such as equity-in-hiring legislation or targeted campaigns by university administrators. Absent those pressures, the number of female faculty members in the sciences tends to level off, or, in some instances, drop, instead of increasing in proportion to the number of female Ph.D. candidates in the sciences, says the report, by Nancy Hopkins, a professor of biology at MIT.

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EVENTS

The next Conversations in Bioethics program is scheduled for today from 1-2 p.m. in room E-501, School of Medicine. The talk will feature Erika George, associate professor of law at the University of Utah, on the topic of “Virginity Testing, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS: From the Politics of Culture towards a Global Bioethics.”   

To examine and create dialogue around issues pertaining to health policy, the School of Medicine has developed the Case Health Policy Forum. The public health implications of a possible avian flu epidemic will be discussed on April 19 at the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://casemed.case.edu/healthpolicy.

On April 20 the Center for Law, Technology and the Arts at the Law School will collaborate with the British Arts and Humanities Research Council Copyright Research Network to sponsor a day-long workshop on copyright and new technologies. For details go to http://www.copyright.bbk.ac.uk/contents/workshops/workshoptheme6.shtml.

The Business as an Agent of World Benefit Charity Ball is scheduled for April 21 at 6 p.m. at Windows on the River. Tickets are $75 for students, $85 for faculty, staff and others. Proceeds from the event will benefit local Cleveland charities. To register for the event, call (216) 556-5445 or go to http://worldbenefit.case.edu/center/neNews.cfm?idNews=512.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Paul Pahoresky, a professor in the Weatherhead School of Management, won a $75 gift card from the Case Bookstore after winning a drawing for turning in his textbook order by April 7. Faculty are encouraged to turn in book orders as soon as possible. Orders may be submitted via campus mail, e-mail or fax to 368-5205, as well as online at http://case.bkstore.com/ (click on the faculty service button).

An Administrative Professionals’ Day Luncheon is scheduled for April 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. The guest speaker is Connie Dieken, president and founder of On Point Communication, who will discuss “Building Buy-In: How to Gain Influence & Trigger Results.” The event is open to staff only, and registration is required by e-mailing centerforwomen@case.edu or by calling the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at 368-0985.

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FOR STUDENTS

Today’s Community Hour - from 12:30 to 2 p.m. - will feature "The Arts Festival." Singing groups Case in Point, Solstice, Case Men's Glee Club, Speakeasy, Bigger than a Bread Box, the Case Concert Choir and Dhamakappella will perform at Amasa Stone Chapel.

Take the latest Share the Vision Poll on current topics at http://studentaffairs.case.edu/vision/poll/.

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PERSONNEL

Daniel T. Clancy, Special Assistant to the Vice President for University Relations since 2003, recently accepted the position of Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Programs. He had been serving as executive director in an interim capacity. Clancy will be responsible for directing and implementing a comprehensive alumni relations program to build alumni participation and support. He will oversee all areas of alumni relations, including alumni and student programs; regional and chapter programs; alumni communications; and affinity programs. 

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ACCOLADES

Anne Hiltner, the Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Engineering in macromolecular science and engineering, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society.