Provost John L. Anderson cordially invites you to the New Faculty Welcome Reception, from 4-6 p.m., Monday, August 28, on Freiberger Field. The event will convene in a tent behind the Kelvin Smith Library. The campus community is welcome to join the provost for an informal gathering to welcome our new faculty members to Case. Please RSVP with your name and your school or department by Friday, August 18 to


Become an Energy Ambassador in your department or building. Join the Energy Advisory Committee's Adopt-a-Building program as a volunteer energy ambassador. Together we're increasing recycling and energy conservation at Case, building by building. To get involved you gotta get in touch! For tips and questions, send e-mail to

The Journal Distribution Project organization at Case is accepting medical journal donations (maximum of five years old) and medical books (less than 10 years old) from local physicians to be shipped to developing countries in which new medical systems are being established. Monetary assistance is also welcome due to current lack of funding for the organization. Shipping rates are $1.00 per pound and all of the proceeds will be used toward making medical shipments. To make a donation, contact Amanda Hong, or Ramya Keshavaram,

Save the Date: The Case Task Force on Avian flu will present its report, "Preparing for a Bird Flu Pandemic at Case Western Reserve University," from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2006. The session will be in the Ford Auditorium in the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Priority is for all Case administrators to attend. Refer to the Case Daily for upcoming details.


Eastwood to join bioE board

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 10, 2006

Case Western Reserve University interim president Dr. Gregory L. Eastwood has joined the BioEnterprise Corp. board of directors. BioEnterprise, the Cleveland nonprofit that serves health care companies, tapped Dr. Eastwood to be on its board in the wake of the June resignation of former Case President Edward M. Hundert, M.D. That Dr. Eastwood is the interim president is of no concern to the organization, according to BioEnterprise president Baiju Shah.

Interim Weatherhead dean appointed

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 10, 2006

Case Western Reserve University has appointed one of its professors to serve as interim dean of the Weatherhead School of Management. Case tapped Mohan Reddy, the Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Technology and associate professor of marketing and policy studies, to serve as interim dean, according to a Case statement. Reddy is replacing Myron Roomkin, the former Weatherhead dean who stepped down from the position on Aug. 1 to pursue teaching and research in Weatherhead's Department of Management and Policy Studies.

UH gets $1M gift

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 10, 2006

University Hospitals of Cleveland has received a $1 million gift from a Beachwood and Palm Beach, Fla., resident to improve pulmonary and critical care medicine. S. Darwin Noll, chairman and owner of the Cardinal American Corp. manufacturing firm in Independence, donated the money in honor of Dr. Hugo Montenegro, a pulmonary and critical care specialist at UH and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Bioethicist: Egg donors should be paid

The Timesonline, August 10, 2006,,11069-2306517,00.html

Women who donate their eggs for stem cell and cloning experiments should be paid directly for their contributions to medical research, a leading bioethicist said yesterday. The risk, time, inconvenience, and discomfort involved mean that women who donate eggs deserve financial compensation similar to participants in other scientific research, according to Insoo Hyun, of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Privatization and public universities

Inside Higher Ed, August 10, 2006

The cover of Privatization and Public Universities features a brick campus wall with a "For Sale" sign taped to it. The collection of essays arrives from Indiana University Press at a time that many fear that public universities and their values may indeed be for sale -- as states pull back from their role providing both funds and leadership for public higher education. Two scholars of higher education -- Edward P. St. John of the University of Michigan and Douglas M. Priest of Indiana University -- edited the collection and answered questions about its themes.

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The Department of Communication Sciences is hosting an Open House from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, August 24, in the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, fourth floor. Attendees will be able to meet faculty and students and tour the new "Virtual Reality Theater," designed to help people with speech problems. For more information and to RSVP, please go to and click on COSI Open House Invitation.

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The Blackboard system will be down for scheduled maintenance on Sunday, August 13. The outage is to begin at midnight and will continue for up to 24 hours. The Case Blackboard system should be available again for use on Monday, August 14. In preparation for the coming academic year, and as part of our continued efforts to keep the Case Blackboard system running optimally, we will be upgrading from Blackboard 6.3 to Blackboard 7.0. Users will not see significant changes in either the appearance or behavior of Blackboard, but this upgrade paves the way for future enhancements.

The University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce the creation of the Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the Founding Editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars. The prize will be awarded for the first time in 2007 and biannually thereafter. The prize-winning paper, selected by feminist scholars from around the globe, will be published in Signs. The author will receive an honorarium of $1,000. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2006. For details, refer 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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Suzanne C Marquart joined the university community as an accountant in the psychiatry department.

Chunying Wu has joined the university community as a senior research associate in the radiology department.

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The American Accounting Association, the world's leading accounting academic organization, has elected Gary John Previts, a professor at the Weatherhead School of Management, to serve as the organization's 93rd president. His term will be August 2007 to August 2008. In the coming year, Previts will serve as president-elect and convene the association's Global Accounting Digital Archive Network project.