If you would like to attend the Preferred Catering Expo Information Fair, you must RSVP to Mary Luberger at 368-1666. The fair is by invitation only for campus event planners with expenses of $500 or more. It will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, August 14, in the Thwing ballroom. Take a few minutes to meet the university's preferred caterers, sample food and share any experience your department has had.

Case Daily will occasionally provide tips and ideas on energy conservation from the university's Energy Advisory Committee. For more details go to Today's tip: Use durable (ceramic, glass or plastic) coffee mugs instead of disposable cups.


Interim Case head works to restore confidence

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 7, 2006 (subscription required)

Case Western Reserve University's problems are no secret. The school's financial turmoil, internal dissatisfaction and the loss of its president and three college deans this summer have been highly publicized -- and they likely won't go unnoticed by candidates courted for those positions. So interim president Dr. Gregory Eastwood has spent his first two months doing damage control to make sure Case's problems don't cast a negative light on the university in the eyes of the public and the academic community any more than they already have.

Cleveland Foundation brings prominent players to the table

The Plain Dealer, August 7, 2006

The Cleveland Foundation has used its money and clout to bring three turf-conscious titans into an informal planning task force known as the Greater University Circle Initiative. Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic join more than a dozen other public, nonprofit and neighborhood entities in the initiative. The foundation wants the institutions to share their plans, think more broadly . . . and have a bigger impact, said Robert Eckardt, a top foundation officer. It's especially important that the Clinic is involved. It sits outside a square-mile district served by University Circle Inc. The nonprofit, dominated by Case and UH, oversees security, parking and land-use planning.

Case's impact

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 6, 2006

Case Western Reserve University is one of the three Ohio research universities that have a combined $6.2 billion economic impact on the state and account for more than 68,000 jobs across Ohio, according to a report released today.

Case Western dean resigns (Item included in weekly column)

Business Week Online, August 2, 2006

Myron J. Roomkin, dean at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, has stepped down after less than two years on the job. He will resume teaching and research in the department of management and policy studies at the school. "I was attracted to Weatherhead and Case Western Reserve University for its great potential, its faculty and programs. I am confident that my successor will be able to continue to move the school forward," Roomkin said in a press release.

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Another college not respecting disabilities law, another settlement

Chronicle of Higher Education, August 3, 2006 (subscription required)

Another college made peace last Thursday with the U.S. Justice Department after the federal agency reviewed its compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and found it wanting. According to a news release issued by the department, Colorado College reached an out-of-court settlement under which it will take a series of steps to make its campus more accessible to people with disabilities.

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Meet Terry Egger, new publisher of the Plain Dealer, who will address this year's press Club of Cleveland annual meeting. The lunch begins at noon, Wednesday, August 16, at Windows on the River in the Powerhouse in the Flats. If interested, register online by Friday, August 11, at Cost of the lunch is $25 for members, $35 for non-members.

Learn your city by participating in the Walk and Roll Cleveland project set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, August 13. Organizers have requested the closing of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to vehicles so people can walk and enjoy the scenery in Rockefeller Park and the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Walk, ride your bike, or park and ride the RTA to University Circle. Activities include yoga, chalk art, live music, and ethnic dancing. For more details, refer to

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Tuesday, August 8, is the final day to nominate a staff member to serve on the Staff Advisory Council. The council needs representatives from the College of Arts and Sciences, and the schools of engineering, law, medicine and management. Any faculty or staff member may nominate a staff member(s) from the listed areas. Staff members must have been employed at the university before March 1, 2006. Please send nominations to For more SAC information, visit

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Amy Kuceyeski, a graduate student in the mathematics department, won the Outstanding Student Prize based on her work, "Identifying Subphenotypes in Bipolar Disorder Using Association Rules, Frequent Itemsets, and Hypergraph Partitioning," which she presented at the National Institutes of Health summer student research poster day. She received the award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (a group within the NIH). Investigators from this group plan to publish her results.

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Elizabeth Weiss joined the university as a patient care coordinator in comprehensive care department in the School of Dental Medicine,

Stephen Begley is the new manager of community development in the university housing office.

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Michael Scharf, professor of international law, testified before the House Armed Services Committee, Hearing on Standards of Military Commissions & Tribunals. Read his July 26, 2006 testimony, or listen to the Congressional hearing at