We invite everyone who has a stake in the future of our university to participate in the process. We will provide opportunities for our constituents to take part in forums or focus groups, both in the Cleveland area and in cities across the country where the Case community can offer its views on the qualifications the university should seek in our next president. To read the full letter, including a list of search committee members, from Frank Linsalata to the campus community, go to



Case Western Reserve University Protective Services

Type of Incident: Robbery

Location of Incident: RTA Cedar Loop bus depot and Martin Luther King Dr. (off-campus)

Date(s)/Time(s) of Incidents: Monday, 6-12-2006 Approx. 2:15 p.m.

Incident Description: A Case employee was robbed of her purse. No weapon was seen or mentioned.

Description of Suspect(s): Light skin black male, 5' 6" thin build, 18-19 years of age, short hair, no facial hair. Wearing a black jacket with a hood. No further description.

Additional Information: The suspect entered a waiting brown or red Chevy Lumina that was parked with occupants in the Loop area and left in the direction of Cedar Rd. Victim's hand was slightly injured when purse was wrenched from her grip.

Security Alert # 5

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Information provided by:
University Circle Police



  • To report a crime, suspicious activity or any emergency, please immediately contact the Protective Services Dispatch Center, 24 hours a day, at 368-3333. Dispatchers will direct the appropriate University and City responders for the situation.
  • Protective Services and University Circle Police patrol the campus continually in patrol vehicles, utility vehicles, bicycles, and on foot.
  • Escorts are provided anywhere on campus and locations immediately adjacent to campus.  Request an escort 24 hours a day by calling 368-3333 or by using an emergency phone, located throughout the campus.
  • Protect yourself by using the campus bus service  or the escort service rather than walking alone.  Jog or bike during daylight only in areas you are familiar with and stay within University Circle  if you live on campus.  Let a responsible person know where you are going, when you will return and how to contact you if you go somewhere alone outside of your normal routine.  Trust your "gut" feelings and avoid persons and situations that make you feel uncomfortable.
  • Protect your belongings by locking your office/room door every time you leave, don't leave purses, book bags, laptops and other valuables unattended.  Keep valuables out of site in your car. Don’t allow "tailgaters" to enter secured doors behind you. Report thefts or suspicious activity immediately to Protective Services.
  • For more Crime Prevention information and services call 368-6811 or go to: . You will also find here past crime alerts, a daily crime log and emergency procedures.
  • University Counseling can be reached at 368-5872 or 844-8892 after business hours.  Visit their web site for information and services at:
  • For more University and Community resource information go to:



To: University Faculty and Staff

From: Kenneth Basch, Vice President for Campus Planning & Operations
Re: Changes in Custodial Services

Due to recent budget reductions, we will be modifying our cleaning and trash removal schedule in office areas.

Effective June 12, 2006, office areas will be cleaned and ordinary (non-hazardous) trash will be removed, one day per week -- as compared to our current daily schedule. You will be notified shortly as to which day of the week your office will be cleaned. Should you need to have your trash removed on days other than your regularly scheduled day due to volume, food, etc., please place your trash container in the hallway outside of your office or office suite, and our custodial staff will empty and replace your container. Please note that all common areas (classrooms, conference rooms, bathrooms, lobbies, hallways, etc.) will continue to be cleaned daily.

We also seek your assistance to minimize the amount of trash that is sent to a landfill. Please encourage the use of containers provided for recyclable materials. In addition to being environmentally prudent, recycling reduces internal labor costs and the fees that we pay to the commercial waste hauler.

The changes noted above only affect non-residential buildings and will be phased in beginning with buildings on the Case Quad and on the north side of Euclid Avenue. Building occupants within the Health Sciences (Dental Medicine, Nursing and Medicine) will be notified of changes at a later date.

We recognize that there will be challenges as we transition to our new schedule and ask for your patience and support. Please call our Customer Service Center at 368-2580 with any issues or suggestions as we implement our new program.



Munch now delivers to the south side of campus and to University Hospitals. Free delivery with an order of $25 or more (orders under $25 have a $2.50 delivery charge). Munch is located on the second floor of 121 Fitness Center and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu features wraps, melts, pitas, salads, protein smoothies and more. For details call 368-3095.

During the summer, the Thwing Center Post Office is open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., closing for breaks from 10:30-10:45 a.m. and 1:15 until 2 p.m. The post office will be closed on Fridays. Regular hours resume August 14.


"Taking flight"

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 13, 2006

Northeast Ohio is not the only region that worries about its ability to hang on to talented young people. This story from today's New York Times reports that officials in upstate New York are looking at ways to stem the flight of the young to warmer, more economically vibrant places. One of the anecdotes in the story is about Rochester, N.Y., resident Andrew Allen, 23, who last month graduated with a master's degree in engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Allen for now has returned to his parents' home and is weighing job possibilities, though he also says he might pursue a doctoral degree.

"Employers are increasingly footing the bill for gyms and weight loss programs"

The Virginia Pilot, June 14, 2006

Jennifer Kciuk has lost nearly 35 pounds this year, despite a job that keeps her at her desk or in meetings most of the day. She credits much of her new, slimmer and healthier physique to her employer, which subsidized her use of an on-premises gym and sponsored Weight Watchers meetings at the office. "If you're a person who is very self-conscious you probably don't want to go to these meetings with your colleagues," says Steve Townsend, who lost 55 pounds attending Weight Watchers meetings sponsored by his employer, Case Western Reserve University. "It was perfect for me because I just never paid attention to what I was eating and needed to learn how to eat properly."

"Local agencies, groups awarded grants to help curb tobacco use"

The Plain Dealer, June 14, 2006

The Center for Health Promotion Research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine was awarded $449,832 to provide evaluation assistance to groups receiving community-based grants.

"How flies walk on ceilings"

MSNBC, June 13, 2006

A robotics group from Case Western Reserve University has designed robotic feet that mimic a fly's footing.

"Chum cooks up recipe for chemical induction"

The Facts, June 13, 2006

"As a scientist probing the field, he has made an outstanding intellectual contribution," said Dr. Eric Baer, Case Western Reserve University engineering professor, about Dr. Pak-Wing "Steve" Chum, Dow chief scientist. Baer has worked with Chum in a joint research endeavor between Case Western and Dow for 12 years and is himself a member of the Plastics Hall of Fame.

"Verbatim 'Science is a messy business'"

Philadelphia Inquirer, June 11, 2006

On May 11, Case Western Reserve University professor Patricia J. Princehouse accepted a Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award from the Playboy Foundation for her efforts to preserve science education in Ohio public schools. An excerpt:

"Convicted Workers' Comp Exec. Described As Charmer"

WCPO, June 12, 2006

The first Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation official convicted in a yearlong political scandal was a politically connected man whose public charm sometimes turn to toughness behind the scenes, associates say. With a diploma from Cleveland's St. Ignatius High School, Terrence Gasper graduated from John Carroll University and earned a master's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University, both also in Cleveland.

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"Harvard Announces New Policies Intended to Attract More Female and Minority Professors"
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription), June 14, 2006

Harvard University issued its first progress report Tuesday on the hiring of female and minority faculty members, announcing that it would spend $7.5-million over the next three years to improve working conditions for professors.

"Invisible Review at Oberlin"

Inside Higher Education, June 14, 2006

When Oberlin College brought in a respected consultant this spring to conduct an intense review of the performance of President Nancy Dye, many on the campus were pleased. They believed that someone was listening to their views -- positive and negative -- about the president, and that the confidentiality they had been promised let them speak freely.

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This evening’s Wade Oval Wednesday (WOW!) concert will feature Roberto Ocasio and the Latin Jazz Project, 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information about WOW! go to

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The university has been invited to submit two applications for Beckman Young Investigators Award in chemical and life sciences. Details about the program are available at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Web site, Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. at the time of application and be within the first three years of a tenure track appointment. Interested faculty should consult their dean or associate dean for research or further information.

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This section will only be updated occasionally during the summer. For general university information please visit the "Campus News" section.

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Alissa Ealy recently joined the university as a research assistant in the pathology department's tissue procurement and histology facility.

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The Case Civic Engagement Fellows Program, made possible by the support of the John P. Murphy Foundation, provides an intensive summer service learning opportunity for six Case undergraduate students to learn about community issues while working with Cleveland non-profit organizations. The Case Office of Student Community Service coordinates the program and welcomes the 2006 fellows and their community partner sites: Maya Bey (A Cultural Exchange), Amber Forrester (Cleveland Rape Crisis Center), Carolyn Heine (Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services), Djuro Karanovic (Environmental Health Watch), Allyson Krupar (Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland), and Dan Ying Liu (Senior Outreach Services, Inc.).