The Case Western Reserve University Presidential Search Committee has announced the formation of a Faculty Presidential Search Advisory Committee.

Similar to the Presidents Advisory Group established in June, this committee of faculty will provide their thoughts regarding the qualities and experience needed in the university's next president. Their perspective and advice will be provided to the university's Board of Trustees and to the Presidential Search Committee.

A full list of the members of the faculty committee is available at the Presidential Search Web site:


The 2006 Charity Choice Campaign is now under way. The university's campaign seeks to increase recognition of the social, economic and cultural challenges present within our communities and begin the process of change through increased awareness and compassion. Campaign cochairs 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. Visit the Charity Choice Web site at for more details.

Case's Sustainability Web site is now live: Check out for all things sustainability at Case: recycling, energy conservation, Adopt a Building, Energy Ambassadors, and more. Take the Recycling Survey and be eligible to win weekly door prizes.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing alumni are invited to the 2006 Conference of the Society of Rogerian Scholars, with the theme of "Visions of Nursing's Emerging Horizons." The nursing school is hosting the conference. It will take place on campus September 29 to October 1. For more information, call 216-368-1867, e-mail or refer to


Clinic, Case, KSU vie for pot of tech grant money

Crain's Cleveland Business, September 25, 2006 (subscription required)

The Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University all are competing for a lucrative but limited supply of dollars from the state's Third Frontier technology development program. A total of eight proposals were submitted to the state for money from its Wright Mega-Center of Innovation program, said Merle Madrid, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Development. Madrid said the state by January will award one or two grants of up to $60 million each to help create centers of research and commercialization in areas such as biotechnology and information technology.

Bush a gamble for both parties

The Plain Dealer, September 25, 2006

President Bush isn't on the ballot this November, but congressional challenger Mary Jo Kilroy is trying to put him there. Bush's diminished popularity in Ohio and across the nation is making Democrats like Kilroy link their Republican rivals to Bush and problems that have evolved during his administration. Bush's popularity has improved over the past year, a period during which he was battered over the Iraq war and high energy prices. But with a new USA Today/Gallup Poll last week giving him a 44 percent approval rating, the bulk of Americans still disapprove of the job he's doing. "Obviously, if George Bush and the Republican Party statewide and nationally were perceived as doing a good job, neither DeWine or Pryce would be in much trouble," says Joseph White, chairman of the political science department at Case Western Reserve University.

Globalization is a sign of the times

The Plain Dealer, September 23, 2006

Quentin Tarantino wrote a memorable riff between Vincent (John Travolta) and Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) in his 1994 film "Pulp Fiction." Jules asks Vincent about a recent stay in Europe. Vincent explains that in Holland you can buy beer in a movie theater and in Paris you can buy beer at McDonald's. Then he asks rhetorically: And you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris? When two hit men in Los Angeles make small talk on the cultural context of "globalized" fast food in France, you know a sea change is under way. This vignette captures the essence of William H. Marling's How American' Is Globalization? Marling, a professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, has written a provocative treatise about the nature of modern life. His work is appealing because of its breadth of detail, drawing from the author's two decades in Japan, Spain, France, Austria and Mexico.

Young entrepreneurs

The Plain Dealer, September 24, 2006

Other information-technology firms headed by young people: O-Web Technologies Ltd., on the Case Western Reserve University campus, was started three years ago by Stan Garber, a 22-year-old Case business major, and two partners, both 20. Web site:

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Newsweek to Team Up With Kaplan to Offer Online M.B.A.

The New York Times, September 25, 2006

Read Newsweek and get your M.B.A. Well, maybe it's not quite that simple. But Newsweek is joining up with Kaplan Inc., the education service provider, to offer an online business degree called Kaplan University/Newsweek M.B.A. Executives at both Newsweek and Kaplan said they believed this was the first time a national media outlet had joined with an online degree program.

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The Oliver C. Schroeder Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture presented by the Law-Medicine Center will welcome Susan F. Wood, former assistant commissioner for women's health, and director of the Food and Drug Administration Office of Women's Health (2000- 2005). She will speak about "The Role of Science in Health Policy Decision-making: The Case of Emergency Contraception." The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. September 27, in the School of Law Moot Court Room, A59. A one-hour CLE credit will be available. Details: 216-368-3304 or

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The annual President's State of the University address will take place this week. The State of the University address to faculty is at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, and the address to staff is at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, September 27. Both meetings will be in the Ford Auditorium in the Allen Memorial Medical Building.

The Department of Human Resources is sponsoring two staff development sessions on the topic, "Making Change Work for You." The first will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, September 25, in Ford Auditorium in the Allen Memorial Medical Building; the second convenes from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, September 29 in the Mandel School of Applied Sciences, Room 320ABC. Employees need only attend one session.

All faculty and staff are cordially invited to a reception celebrating the first birthday of the SAGES Café. The event will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, September 29, in the cafĂ© on the first floor of Crawford Hall. RSVP to before the end of the day on Monday, September 25.

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The Interfraternity Congress and Panhellenic Council are sponsoring National Hazing Awareness Week, September 25-29. On Friday, September 29, the Case community can participate in "Band-aid Day" to support National Hazing Awareness Week. Wear a Band-aid throughout the day. Band-aids will be distributed in Thwing Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, September 29.

SAGES Café is celebrating its first birthday on Friday, September 29. Drop in anytime after 11 a.m. for free birthday cake and other festivities. The café is on the first floor of Crawford Hall.

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Jeffrey Books recently joined the university community as a research assistant in the macromolecular science and engineering department.

Amber Jarrett recently joined the university as a secretary with the faculty dental practice.

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