Beginning Thursday, July 20, Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood will hold office hours from 4-5 p.m. each Thursday. This weekly office hour is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to meet Dr. Eastwood in his office and communicate their thoughts and perspectives. Refer to for further information and to complete the online scheduling form.

If you have benefited from the existence or services of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, the staff would like to hear about your experience and pass the information on to benefactors. Contact the center at 368-0985.


Case Western Reserve University is taking ethics from the classroom to the world

enNews2Unet (Japan), July 11, 2006

After an international search, Case Western Reserve University Interim President Gregory Eastwood, M.D., and Dr. Kazuo Inamori, founder of the Inamori Foundation and of Kyocera Corp. and the telecommunications giant KDDI, announce the appointment of William Deal, Case's Severance Associate Professor of the History of Religion, as the first Inamori Professor and director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. Deal's appointment is effective July 1.

Case dean named to national panel

The Plain Dealer, July 11, 2006

Dr. Ralph Horwitz, dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at Case Western Reserve University, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee of the director of the National Institutes of Health.

Heart attack tests for everyone?

CBSNews, July 10, 2006

It's time to change the way doctors predict heart attacks and stroke, says a group of prominent cardiologists. They call for routine use of CT scans to directly measure artery-clogging plaque, or ultrasounds to directly measure narrowing of the arteries. Nearly every man aged 45-75, and nearly every woman aged 55-75, would get at least one of these tests under a new recommendation from the Association for Eradication of Heart Attack (AEHA). But some other prominent specialists aren't signing on, arguing the technology can not yet do what the AEHA group suggests. One is Eric J. Topol, M.D., chair of cardiology at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, and one of the world's 10 most-cited biomedical researchers.

Black children more likely to be taken from home, July 8, 2006

The gap starts with the first reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Throughout America's child welfare system, cases are more likely to be reported and investigated for black children than white.
Black children are more likely to be taken from their homes, stay in protective custody longer and never return to their parents, studies and social workers say. "If we fix the system in such and such way it would take care of it, " said David Crampton, an assistant professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University.

M.B.A. programs blend disciplines to yield big picture

The Wall Street Journal Online, July 11, 2006

Integrated...cross-functional...multidisciplinary. Those are the popular buzzwords these days for how some academics and corporate recruiters believe schools should redesign their M.B.A. curriculum. In short, it's all about breaking out of so-called academic "silos" like finance, accounting, marketing and operations, and teaching students to take the big-picture view of how those functions blend together in business. To revitalize its executive M.B.A. program last year, Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland restructured classes by themes -- the language of business, stakeholder management, global business, processes and systems, and execution. "Executives don't face academic disciplines," says Betty Vandenbosch, associate dean. "They face problems."

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Research on higher ed gets a boost

Inside Higher Ed, July 11, 1006

At a time of great fulmination about the future of American higher education and colleges' ability to successfully educate the country's growing numbers of low-income and academically underprepared citizens, the U.S. Education Department is establishing a new national research center to study just those topics. The National Research and Development Center on Postsecondary Education, which will be housed at the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College, will be the nation's only federally funded research center on higher education.

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The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women Book Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, for brown bag lunch and discussion of the book, Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail, by Malika Oufkir, Michele Fitoussi, & Ros Schwartz. The club will meet in Crawford 720. Contact Rosemary K. Alexander at or 216-368-2008 for more information.

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Case Printing Services has unveiled new software designed to save users time and money. The new system provides economies and controls that have allowed the university to negotiate reduced pricing and to simplify the process of obtaining competitive bids. You can now order standard Case printed items, campus mail envelopes, request quotes and submit your print order using a new online system at:

For a list of vendors participating in the Employee Discount Program, go to the human resources Web site at Vendors offer discounts on car repairs, dining, entertainment and more.

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Bobby Herman recently joined the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences as a research assistant.

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Mark Chance, founding director and professor, Case Center for Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry, and Babu Manjasetty, a senior research associate, recently had their article "Crystal Structure of Escherichia coli L-Arabinose Isomerase (ECAI), The Putative Target of Biological Tagatose Production," published in the Journal of Molecular Biology. The abstract can be found online at