Stop by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences to see the work of area artists on display. Featured now through December are the works of photographers Rhonda Breckenridge, who is currently an MSASS student, and Greg Terepka.

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Former dean of business at Case faces drug charges

The Plain Dealer, September 19, 2006

A former dean of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University faces a criminal charge after he was arrested in a Beachwood hotel with a suspected drug trafficker. Mohsen Anvari, 57, was charged Monday with complicity to possess drugs in connection with a Beachwood police narcotics investigation, officials said.

Statewide consortiums to focus in on cell therapy research

Crain's Cleveland Business, September 18, 2006 (subscription required)

Now that he's decided how to spend $8 million in state research money, Dr. Stanton Gerson is eyeing projects that would involve two of Ohio's largest medical and research collaborations. Dr. Gerson is spearheading the development of two statewide research consortiums, one for bone marrow stem cell research and the other for cardiovascular cell therapy research. The latter effort will be headed by Dr. Daniel Simon, new chief of cardiology at Case Medical Center, said Dr. Gerson, director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University and Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

The Interview

Crain's Cleveland Business, September 18, 2006 (subscription required)

Investing is an emotional business. Investors have financial goals and expectations for returns. Throw in a volatile market, and it sets up most individual investors for failure. Dennis P. Barba Jr. is the managing partner of the Oxford Group of Raymond James & Associates Inc. and the Oxford Sports Management Group. He also teaches entrepreneurship to master's students in the economics department in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Oberlin president bowing out amid faculty unrest

Crain's Cleveland Business, September 18, 2006 (subscription required)

When Nancy Dye became president of Oberlin College in 1994, she seemed like the perfect fit. The Vassar College graduate had majored in modern U.S. history and focused much of her research on American women and workers. Faculty said the author of two books -- one based on feminism, the other examining "Gender, Class, Race and Reform in the Progressive Era" -- spoke eloquently about Oberlin's reputation as a liberal arts college whose students weren't afraid to stand up for their beliefs. But after 12 years, Dr. Dye, 59, announced her retirement on Sept. 10. Robert Lemle, chair of Oberlin's board of trustees, said Dr. Dye's retirement has been planned for a month. However, the announcement comes at a time of faculty dissatisfaction with Dr. Dye, and some are wondering if it led to her resignation. The situation at Oberlin somewhat mirrors that at Case Western Reserve University, where former president Edward M. Hundert, M.D., earlier this year lost a no-confidence vote among faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Panel looks to need-based aid and community colleges to improve college access

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 18, 2006 (subscription required)

American colleges and universities can improve access for financially needy students by preserving need-based financial-aid programs and increasing understanding of the role of community colleges, a panel of experts said on Friday. The event, held at the U.S. Capitol, promoted a new book, College Access: Opportunity or Privilege? (The College Board).

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The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will host Sex Signals, "the real life, funny, sort of improv show about sex and stuff," at 7 p.m. September 21, in Ford Auditorium. The show is a dramatic, interactive performance that addresses the issues of healthy dating, relationships,sex, gender, and sexual assault on college campuses. The show is designed to entertain and inform. Free. For more information visit

The Dermatology Interest Group at the School of Medicine is sponsoring Links for Locks 2006 at Fowler's Mill Golf Course in Chesterland. This event is a golf scramble that will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 15. Registration for the event is $280 per four-person team and includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, and lunch. Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners and on some individual holes. Proceeds will be donated to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation to raise awareness and fund research for alopecia areata. This event is open to the entire community. Registration and payment are due September 25. For a registration form and more information, e-mail to

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The next Financial Wellness seminar, "Moving from Saving to Investing -- Painlessly," will be held from noon to 1 p.m. September 21, in the Sages Seminar Room on the first floor in Crawford Hall. The session, sponsored by the human resources department, will offer ways to avoid common investor mistakes. To register, e-mail to For the complete list of seminars, refer to

Faculty members are invited to the UCITE seminar, "Ethics in Learning and Teaching," which begins at noon September 21, in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of Allen Memorial Medical Library. William Deal, Inamori Professor of Ethics, will lead the discussion. Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided. RSVP by e-mail to or visit the Web site at and click on "Events."

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First-year graduate students transitioning to graduate school from undergraduate school or the work force are invited to meet other graduate students around campus to network, relax, share experiences, make friends, and have fun. Come to the International Student Lounge, Sears Building, Room 214 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, September 20 and 27. Food will be served.

The Case Career Center has several programs for students this week: The Peace Corps will have an information session from 6-8 p.m. September 20 in Thwing Center Meeting Room B. Morgan Stanley, a global financial services form, will have an information session from 7-8 p.m. September 20 in Nord Hall, Room 212. On September 21, CGI Federal, is a full-service IT and managed services provider, will be on campus from 6-7 p.m. in Nord Hall, Room 212.

The SOURCE Office (Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors) is sponsoring the program, "Finding Research & Creative Endeavor Opportunities in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Fields and Social Sciences," beginning at noon on Thursday, September 21, in Nord Hall, Room 212. Interested students should RSVP to

Want to learn the Garba? Be sure to attend the Undergraduate Indian Students Association's annual Case Garba from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. September 22, in the Adelbert Gymnasium. Garba is a social dance form that originates from the northern part of India. Students will be present to teach the dance. The event is free.

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Arthur W. Roos, treasurer of Case, will join Johns Hopkins University as university treasurer effective November 1. The onetime civil and environmental engineer has more than 25 years of experience.

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Go Spartans: Case Western Reserve University freshman quarterback Dan Whalen passed for 200-plus yards for the third consecutive game to help the Spartans win their third straight game, 43-13, against Kenyon College at Case Field. The Spartans remain undefeated on the year at 3-0. Case travels to the College of Wooster on September 23 for a 1 p.m. game.