Registration will begin Monday, August 28, for the fourth annual Case for Community Day, an opportunity for the university to participate in a half-day of community service to Cleveland area residents and agencies. The event is set for Wednesday, September 13. For details, refer to

The CWRU Film Society is hosting a free showing of Casablanca at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 27, in Strosacker Auditorium. A performance by IMPROVment will precede the movie at 7 p.m. For a complete lineup of movies, refer to


Making the move to college life smoother

The Plain Dealer, August 24, 2006

As Stephanie Parish and her parents drove up to Clark Hall at Kent State University on Wednesday, they got a surprise -- three students standing on the sidewalk ready to help. The students quickly descended on the car, filled up a large cart with Stephanie's belongings and headed to the dorm's fourth floor. Kent is among several colleges in Northeast Ohio welcoming students onto campus this week. Others include Case Western Reserve University, Baldwin-Wallace College and John Carroll University.

Evolution major vanishes from approved federal list

The New York Times , August 24, 2006

Evolutionary biology has vanished from the list of acceptable fields of study for recipients of a federal education grant for low-income college students. That the omission occurred at all is worrying scientists concerned about threats to the teaching of evolution. One of them, Lawrence M. Krauss, a physicist at Case Western Reserve University, said he learned about it from someone at the Department of Education, who got in touch with him after his essay on the necessity of teaching evolution appeared in the New York Times on Aug. 15.

Kofi Annan to address Case conference

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 24, 2006

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be the opening speaker at the three-day "Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change" conference at Case Western Reserve University from Oct. 22 to 25. Mr. Annan's Oct. 23 keynote speech will touch on the importance of responsible business practices and the effects that businesses have on the global community, according to a Case statement.

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Building up college towns

Inside Higher Ed, August 23, 2006

When it comes to college towns and neighborhoods near urban campuses, quaint won't cut it anymore. An increasing number of institutions are finding ways -- directly or indirectly -- to promote a mix of commercial and residential development just beyond their borders that they hope will lure students and faculty. Colleges aren't the only ones adapting to the demands of students and faculty. Fairmount Properties, a 10-year-old Cleveland-based development firm, has shifted its focus from strictly commercial properties to mixed-use projects near college towns. The firm's first college town project involved a development near Case Western Reserve University.

What your freshmen don't know

Inside Higher Ed, August 23, 2006

Beloit College has released its latest "Mindset List," to help academics understand what freshmen know -- and what they don't have a clue about. This list has been prepared each August since 1998 and past lists are available online. Here is this year's list, for the Class of 2010: 1. The Soviet Union has never existed and therefore is about as scary as the student union. 2. They have known only two presidents. 3. For most of their lives, major U.S. airlines have been bankrupt. 4. Manuel Noriega has always been in jail in the U.S.

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Tickets are now available for the Town Hall of Cleveland's 2006-2007 lecture series to hear Scott Cowen, former dean of Case's Weatherhead School of Management and current president of Tulane University, and Case alumna Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are two of the seven speakers in the series. Cowen will speak November 13, and Gerberding will speak February 12, 2007. Tickets for individual lectures are $45 each. For more information, go to or call (216) 241-1919.

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The 2006 Charity Choice Campaign will kickoff Wednesday, September 13, the same day as Case for Community Day. Campaign co-chairs are Grover Gilmore, dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and Lara Kalafatis, vice president for University Relations. The campaign coordinator is Margaret Stevens. Refer back to Case Daily for more details and visit online at

Provost John L. Anderson invites faculty and staff to a reception welcoming the new School of Law Dean Gary J. Simson. The event will convene from 4-5 p.m. in the Hovorka Atrium on Tuesday, September 5. RSVP by Wednesday, August 30, to

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Welcome Days activities continue today, August 24, with a carnival on Freiberger Field beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Welcome Back Dance at 10 p.m. under the Freiberger Field Tent. On Friday, August 25, Comedian Josh Wade will perform at 8 p.m. in the Freiberger Field Tent. RHA Casino Night begins at 9 p.m. in Thwing Center. All events are free. For a complete schedule of activities, refer to

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Lisa M. Sedlock is the new coordinator of first-year residence education with the Office of Housing, Residence Life and Greek Life.

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Lev Gonick, vice president for information technology services, is cited in the online publication, for the OneCleveland project, which earned the university a 2006 CIO 100 Award. Read the story,