Save the Date: Human Resources and Health Services will be providing flu shots for employees on a walk-in basis, October 23 and 24. We want to particularly alert employees with respiratory disease or chronic illness to mark their calendars, since supplies will be limited. Additional information will follow.

The annual Thwing Plant and Poster Sale is back again this year. Buy plants and/or posters for your office from August 28 to September 1 in the Thwing ballroom. Plants range in price from $3 to $15. Departments can use P-cards or use the journal system for payment. For more information, refer to


Stanford names department of medicine chairman

San Jose Business Journal, August 21, 2006

Stanford University's School of Medicine announced on Monday that it has hired Dr. Ralph Horwitz, medical school dean at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, to chair its department of medicine. Dr. Horwitz, who will begin on Dec. 1, will lead a department of approximately 150 faculty members in 14 divisions and programs. Stanford's medical department is now being led by interim cochairs Dr. Harry Greenberg and Dr. Norman Rizk, professor of medicine and senior associate dean for adult clinical affairs.

Horwitz to leave Case med school

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 21, 2006

Case Western Reserve University's well-known medical school dean has become the latest in a string of high-profile leaders to resign from the university. Dr. Ralph Horwitz on Monday said he will resign from his position on Sept. 15. However, he will remain on the Case faculty until Dec. 1, when he will become the Arthur Bloomfield Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. "I owe a deep debt of gratitude to a superb faculty that has created internationally acclaimed programs of research and education, to our students who express their confidence in our medical school each year when they elect to attend Case School of Medicine, and to a dedicated staff," Dr. Horwitz said in a letter to faculty and staff at the medical school.

Case medical school dean announces plan to resign

The Plain Dealer, August 22, 2006

Dr. Ralph Horwitz, dean of Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine, said Monday that he will leave for Stanford University in December, ending months of speculation about his departure. Horwitz, whose three-year stint at Case was marred in recent months by layoffs and cutbacks triggered by the university's $44 million deficit, will chair the department of medicine at the Menlo Park, CA, campus of Stanford, a major medical research university.

Stage set for second Hussein trial

The Wall Street Journal online, August 21, 2006 (subscription only)

When a new trial of Saddam Hussein, on charges of genocide against tens of thousands of Kurdish civilians, opens in Baghdad on Monday, much attention will focus on the ability of the Iraqi High Tribunal to hold fair and efficient proceedings and to counter the perception of a lack of legitimacy and due process that has marred the court since its inception three years ago. "There's this ironic contradiction: The tribunal seized upon the idea of transparency and decided to televise the trial gavel to gavel," says Michael Scharf, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio who helped train the Iraqi judges. "But what [the Iraqis] won't get to see is what the judges are thinking until the end of the trial."

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Educator's question absence of evolution from list of majors eligible for new grants

The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 22, 2006 (subscription only)

Like a gap in the fossil record, evolutionary biology is missing from a list of majors that the U.S. Department of Education has deemed eligible for a new federal grant program designed to reward students majoring in engineering, mathematics, science, or certain foreign languages.

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The Case community is invited to attend "Steppin' around," the seventh annual theater district discovery party and tour. The event will be from 5:30-9 p.m. September 15. Learn and discover the many varied theater and entertainment venues in Cleveland. For ticket information, visit or call 216-348-7911.

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There is a new on-campus Catering Policy in effect. If there is an on-campus event for a total of $500 or more, a preferred caterer must be selected to cater the event. An E-Procurement requisition must be entered in Peoplesoft. For more information, please refer to Call Mary Lupberger at 368-1666 for more information.

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Case Western Reserve University will conduct a series of open forums to give faculty, staff, students, and alumni the opportunity to share their input and recommendations regarding the university's search for a new president. The first of two forums for students is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 24 in Adelbert Hall, Toepfer Room. Lunch will be served. For more details, refer to

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Jessica Moore recently joined the university community as a new research associate in the bioethics department.

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Beta Nu Chapter of Theta Chi Alumnus Brother and adviser, William Bartok, received the Silver Legion Award for being an active member of the fraternity for 25 years.