Case Western Reserve University has appointed Mohan Reddy, the Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Technology Management and associate professor of marketing and policy studies, as interim dean of the Weatherhead School of Management effective August 8, 2006.
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In preparation for the construction of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, the traffic pattern on Bellflower Road between Ford Road and East 115th Street will change. Starting Monday, August 14, a portion of Bellflower Road, directly in front of the construction site, will become one-way eastbound. Signs will be posted alerting drivers and pedestrians of the change. This new traffic pattern will remain in effect for the duration of the construction period (August 2007). Please inform visitors to your building/schools of this important information.

Case Western Reserve University is proud to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes. This event will be held Saturday, September 16, at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Interested walkers are asked to consider being a team captain and recruit team members from within your department to join the walk. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) staff representative will be on campus at 9 a.m. Monday, August 14, to provide information to ensure your success as a team. The meeting will be in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. Visit the JDRF online at


The benefits of research schools (editorial)

The Plain Dealer, August 10, 2006

The underlying message of a 106-page report from Ohio's three major universities is this: Help us help you. Or, more broadly: At a time when Ohio's once-robust economy has become one of the most sluggish in the nation, state leaders must recognize the value of its top research institutions and invest more state resources in them. It's little surprise that Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati are sounding this theme now.

Interim chair chosen to head Clinic cardiology program

The Akron Beacon Journal, August 8, 2006

The interim chair of the Cleveland Clinic's distinguished cardiology program now holds the job permanently. Dr. Steven Nissen was chosen Monday by a search committee to succeed Dr. Eric Topol, who left the clinic in February to become a genetics professor at nearby Case Western Reserve University.

Case student draws unique U.N. role

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

A student at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law has been working with the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, a court established to try war criminals associated with the conflict in Bosnia. Joshua Joseph, who is scheduled to graduate in 2007 and is a native of East Greenwich, R.I., is a clerk with the Office of Legal Aid and Detention Matters, based in The Hague, Netherlands. Mr. Joseph works directly with the accused and is researching inmate issues, such as assignment of counsel; access to psychiatrists and doctors who speak the prisoners' native languages; methods to increase prisoner independence; and transfer to the prisoners' countries for the enforcement of sentences.

Strategic thinking

Column written by Nadya Zhexembayeva, Business as an Agent of World Benefit, August 2006

Don't get me wrong: I have nothing against the "sweethearts" of green enterprise, the "Patagonias" and the "Whole Foods Markets" of our world, built from the very start on a solid foundation of sustainability values and principles. Yet, with all due respect, I often feel that they almost have it easy -- and it is the traditional companies striving to transform into greener versions of themselves, that are up against a real challenge.

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NIH's Final Policy on Tuition Reimbursements Would Shift Costs to Research Universities

The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 8, 2006 (subscription required)

The National Institutes of Health has issued a final rule to cap reimbursements to colleges for tuition and other costs for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The decision will, in effect, shift training costs from the NIH to institutions, but will give them some flexibility in how the money is used. The final version, published by the NIH on Friday, is similar to a draft released in May following a public-comment period. The final version describes the change as a two-year pilot program that the NIH will evaluate. And while the NIH awards its grants for a set number of trainees, the final policy gives colleges the flexibility to cut the number of the positions after grants have been awarded, to compensate for the lower levels of federal support per trainee. The new policy affects new training grants made in the 2007 fiscal year, which begins on October 1.

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The university's Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School will have an exhibit during the Great Lakes Burning River Festival, set for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at Whiskey Island. The festival is designed to raise awareness about environmental issues that affect our region and the Cuyahoga River ecosystem, in addition to educating families and the community on how to sustain a cleaner and healthier environment. The exhibit will help promote the upcoming global forum convening the United Nations Global Compact, Academy of Management and the Weatherhead School, October 22-25 at the Veale Center. To learn more, visit

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The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers fellowships to "further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts." Application forms for 2007 fellowships are available at the foundation's Web site for submission by October 1. For further information, go to

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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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Nicola Goodall has joined the university community as coordinator in the ophthalmology department.

Rajan Kombu Subramanian has joined the university community as a research associate in the nutrition department.

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Steven Torontali of Case Design & Fabrication Center of SOM, was awarded an Innovator Award in recognition of his contributions made to the Cleveland Clinic for this past year.