CAMPUS NEWS

The Case Undergraduate Student Government has passed a resolution to thank President Edward Hundert for his work at the university. Go to http://www.case.edu/menu/president/usg.htm.

The Center for Community Partnerships invites the campus community to view its new community outreach Web site. These links will allow both the campus and external communities to have direct access to community initiatives and partners in one location, categorized by schools and departments. For details go to http://www.case.edu/community/outreach/.

CASE IN THE NEWS

Interim president arrives to greet the Case community

The Observer, April 21, 2006
http://observer.case.edu/Archives/Volume_38/Issue_25/Story_861/

A few weeks following the announcement of President Edward Hundert's resignation, the Board of Trustees announced that Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D. had been elected the interim president of Case effective June 2. The date for Hundert's departure has therfore changed to June 2, instead of the planned September date."The timetable has changed a little and the transfer of duties will occur in June," Eastwood said. Eastwood's role will serve to ease the transition between Hundert's exit from office and the arrival of a new president.

Saying 'No' to the Ivy League

Wall Street Journal (subscription), April 20, 2006
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114549432060630668-email.html

More middle- and upper-income families are trying to assess the value of a degree from a top-tier school. Even as the price of attending an elite college approaches $50,000 a year, less-prestigious schools are offering more merit aid, making the cost differences starker. At some schools that are well-regarded, though not Ivy League, the discounts can be hefty. At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, N.Y., which costs about $40,000 a year, about a quarter of last fall's freshman class of 1,250 received merit scholarships averaging about $15,000 each. About 45% of the students at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, receive merit-aid packages of up to $25,000 a year.

“Boyatzis to Offer Perspective on 'Resonant Leadership'”

WBOY, April 20, 2006
http://www.wboy.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=10293

If you've ever experienced resonant leadership, according to Richard Boyatzis, you know it. If you'd like to become a resonant leader yourself, you can learn Boyatzis' techniques as he keynotes the fourth annual West Virginia Leadership Conference May 3-4 at Stonewall Resort. A nationally prominent leadership consultant, author and speaker, Boyatzis leads a landmark course for the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

“Region has new economic gauge”

Akron Beacon Journal, April 20, 2006
http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/business/14385191.htm

When driving to a desirable destination, it helps to have a few dashboard indicators to tell you how you're doing along the way. When it comes to the sluggish 15-county Northeast Ohio economy, a new set of economic indicators announced Wednesday may help point the region's 4 million residents to a more prosperous future.The indicators were developed by Randall Eberts and George Erickcek at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in Kalamazoo, Mich., along with Kleinhenz. Also working on the study were the Cleveland Fed and the Universities Collaborative, whose founding members are Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Lorain County Community College, the University of Akron and Youngstown State University.

“Expert offers bird-flu insight”

Contra Costa Times (Akron Beacon Journal story), April 20, 2006
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/14386795.htm

A worldwide influenza outbreak will happen. Millions -- maybe even hundreds of millions -- of people will die. But that's about all Michael Osterholm, an international flu expert, could say with certainty in a speech at Case Western Reserve University on Wednesday evening.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

“Law Deans Criticize Their Accreditor”

Inside Higher Education, April 21, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/04/21/aba

Nationally, the federal commission reviewing American higher education is closely scrutinizing the role accreditation plays in ensuring the quality — or not — of colleges and universities. And as the American Bar Association’s accrediting arm seeks U.S. Education Department recognition to continue overseeing the nation’s law schools, it is taking shots from all sides.

“Science Adviser to Bush Says Rising Earmarks Obscure Trends in Science Spending”

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription), April 21, 2006
http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/04/2006042101n.htm

Congressional earmarking of federal research programs has become so extensive that it can be difficult to tell whether spending by federal agencies for merit-reviewed scientific grants is rising or falling, President Bush's science adviser, John H. Marburger III, said on Thursday at a science-policy meeting here. He said a clear methodology is needed to track how large a bite earmarks take.

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EVENTS

President Edward Hundert and Provost John Anderson will dedicate a very special apple tree on campus in ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. on Arbor Day - April 28 - on the Case Quad between Adelbert Hall and the Rockefeller Building. The tree, already planted, is a direct descendant of the one legendarily used by Sir Isaac Newton in stating his theory of gravity. The tree was donated to Case by Arden Bement, director of the National Science Foundation and former Case adjunct faculty member. Refreshments of apple cider and Fig Newtons will be served. For more information, contact eric.dicken@case.edu, or at 368-3189.

Phi Kappa Psi will hold its annual 24 Hour Softball Tournament to benefit the cystic fibrosis foundation this weekend. Play begins at noon on April 22, and will continue through noon on April 23 at Freiberger Field.  There will be a raffle with prizes from local businesses, as well as food, music and other activities.  Go to http://phipsi.case.edu/softball/, or contact daniel.dennhardt@case.edu for details.

The Case Crew Club invites the campus community to the Alumni Regatta on April 22 beginning at 9:45 a.m. Case rowers will take on alumni in a battle of the classes on the Cuyahoga River. Directions to the boathouse can be found on http://crew.case.edu.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Vanguard Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25 and 26 in 209 Crawford. To schedule a one-on-one, call 1-800-662-0106 Ext. 14500, or register online at http://www.meetvanguard.com/.

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) announces 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 Weatherhead School of Management invites undergraduate students to a “Personal Financial Literacy Session” today at 12:30 p.m. in room 03 of the Peter B. Lewis Building. Budgeting, investing, credit basics and post graduation financial considerations will be discussed. For details contact tiffany.welch@case.edu.

Delta Kappa Epsilon is hosting the third annual Miss Case Pageant tonight in Schmitt Auditorium.  The competition begins at 7 p.m., and proceeds from the $5 entrance fee benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For more information go to http://bxdeke.org/misscase.php.

Phi Kappa Tau and Delta Upsilon are hosting a Casino Night/Poker Tournament beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Spot on April 22. The entrance fee for Casino Night is $5, and the fee to enter the Poker Tournament is $10. All proceeds will be donated to charity. Contact drew.nassal@case.edu

The Graduate Student Senate invites all graduate and professional students to the last of the three-part seminar series on financial planning on April 24, 5:30-7 p.m. in Thwing Center’s 1914 Lounge. For information view the poster at http://www.case.edu/orgs/gradsenate/FliersToDistribute/FinancialPlanning/FinancialPlanning.pdf.

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PERSONNEL

Jonathan Smith recently joined the university as a nurse coordinator with the department of medicine.

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ACCOLADES

Gjumrakch Aliev, assistant professor of pathology, was recently invited to serve as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.