The Alumni Travel Program and Chautauqua Institution offer alumni, faculty, and staff of Case Western Reserve University a special rate for the 2007 Summer Lecture Series at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. An approximate 15 percent discount is reflected in the early bird registration rate offered until December 1. A discount rate of approximately 10 percent will continue after December 1 and throughout the entire 2007 season at the Chautauqua Institution. Rates are applicable for selected rooms and upon availability. For more information:

The Fifth Annual Wittke/Jackson Lecture is scheduled for noon, October 26, in Nord Hall, Room 310. The lecture provides an opportunity for the campus community to hear from the winners of the 2006 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. This year's speakers are Wittke Award winners Robert Brown (physics) and Laura Y. Tartakoff (political science), and Jackson Award winner Beverly Z. Saylor (geological sciences). The winners will give brief presentations describing their individual academic and professional paths and how they chose to work with students. Pizza and drinks will be available beginning at 11:45 a.m.

The Cleveland Botanical Garden (CBG) continues its Wednesday evening yoga program led by Marcia Camino, certified and registered yoga instructor and Case staff member. She has designed the next seven-week series, which runs November 1-December 20 (no class November 23), to help participants gain calm and balance amidst holiday and semester stressors. Students, staff and faculty receive a reduced tuition rate and free parking. Call 216-721-1600 Ext. 143 for pricing and registration information, or visit the CBG Web site at (click on Events/Programs to view the fall schedule). Send e-mail to, or call 368-3826 with questions.


Most M.B.A. students think profits and social responsibility can coexist, survey finds

Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24, 2006 (subscription required)

Today's M.B.A. students are not as ethically challenged as recent reports make them out to be, according to the findings of a study being released today at a global conference of business educators and leaders. In fact, 81 percent of those responding to a recent survey believe businesses should work to improve society, and 78 percent of them want "corporate social responsibility" integrated throughout their core courses. The survey results will be presented during a three-day conference, "Business as an Agent of World Benefit," at Case Western Reserve University. The sponsors of the meeting are Case's Weatherhead School of Management; the Academy of Management, an international group of management educators; and the United Nations Global Compact, which was started by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan six years ago to encourage businesses to pay greater attention to social and environmental goals.

UH creates cardiology chair with $1.5M gift

Crain's Cleveland Business, October 23, 2006

University Hospitals has received $1.5 million from the family and friends of the late Herman K. Hellerstein to create a chair in cardiology in his name. The first person to hold the chair is Daniel Simon, chief of cardiology and director of the Heart and Mascular Institute at UH. Hellerstein died in 1993. His wife, Mary, is retired from UH and Case Western Reserve University, where she was a pediatrician and professor, respectively.

Experts designing a plan for downtown Cleveland

The Plain Dealer, October 22, 2006

The art and profit of industrial design could make Cleveland the "Milan of the Midwest," two experts say. They are pitching political and corporate leaders on the "Cleveland District of Design," a 24-block swath east of downtown that would parlay consumer-product design into an economic engine. Euclid, and the rapid-transit buses it could feature by 2008, would link vital assets to the district, including design, business and engineering expertise from Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University and the art institute.

Parents hiring consultants to help decide on a college

The Plain Dealer, October 22, 2006

As the 20 visitors walked across the leafy campus of Hiram College on an October afternoon, they snapped pictures of Gerstacker Science Hall and the Frohring Art Building. You might assume they were parents of prospective students. But they were consultants hired by parents to guide the college search. College 360, a project of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, brought them to six campuses in Northeast Ohio to pitch the virtues of local colleges. In addition to Hiram, they visited John Carroll University, Oberlin College, the University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University and the College of Wooster. "Our hope going into this was that these national recruiters would see the educational and lifestyle offering of Northeast Ohio," said Patrick Zohn, College 360 project director.

Annan stresses 'vital' UN partnership with business to advance responsible globalization

UN News Centre, October 23, 2006

More than ever before, the United Nations is making the business world, as well as civil society and the academic community, "vital partners" in advancing international peace and development, but much more remains to be done, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message to a forum of business leaders. "Just 10 years ago, the relationship between the United Nations and the private sector was burdened with mistrust," he told the forum, 'Business as an agent for world benefit -- management knowledge leading positive change,' organized by the Case Western Reserve University and the U.N. Global Compact.

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A race for robotic cars loses its cash allure, and some of its university contenders

Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24, 2006 (subscription required)

The robots that participate in the Pentagon's unmanned-vehicle race next year won't be inspired by a multimillion-dollar prize at the finish line. They'll have to do it for the love of the competition. Or at least, their creators will. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which organizes the races, known as the Grand Challenge, won't give out a cash award to the top finisher, as it has in previous years -- all because of an obscure change in federal law.

At colleges, the environment is hot

Inside Higher Ed, October 24, 2006

Eco-friendly buildings and sustainable landscapes -- like endowments, rankings and graduation rates -- are becoming a source of pride and bragging rights for colleges in this year of heightened environmental scrutiny. On university campuses, the environment is hot, and not just as a research topic. Colleges are rolling out new academic programs in environmental studies and announcing new initiatives devoted to energy conservation.

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The History Department and the American Studies Program present Robert Gross, an early American history professor from the University of Connecticut and author of The Minutemen and Their World, speaking on the topic of "Anti-Slavery Activism in Concord, Massachusetts," from 4-6 p.m., October 27, in Mather House, Room 100. Light refreshments will be served.

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations presents the Norman A. Sugarman Memorial Lecture in Nonprofit Law from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., October 30, in the School of Law, Moot Court, Room A59. Marcus S. Owens, who served as director of the Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS before joining Caplin & Drysdale in 2000, will speak on the topic of "Touching a Live Wire: Charities and Politics." This is a free program. To RSVP, send an e-mail to or call 368-1687.

The Department of Music opens the 21st season of Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness at 3 p.m., November 5, in Harkness Chapel, with a concert by the renowned British viol consort, Fretwork. "Jewish Viol Players at the English Court," features music from the time of Henry VIII to the 17th century. Tickets -- $27 for the general public, free for Case/CIM/CSA students -- can be purchased through the department of music or at the door. Details: 368-2402, or send e-mail to

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics will host a Frontiers in Biological Sciences Lecture at 3 p.m., October 25, in the School of Medicine, Room E401. The topic will be "Understanding and Ameliorating Age Onset Neurodegenerative Diseases," presented by Jeffery W. Kelly, professor of chemistry and dean of the Graduate Studies Department of Chemistry, the Scripps Research Institute.

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Receive half price off on any sub, salad or bread bowl when a combo meal is purchased at Quiznos at the Circle today, October 24. Be sure to bring Case ID. Offer good for all Case employees.

Case's Greek Life Office is interested in hearing the opinions of university faculty, staff, and administration regarding Case's Greek Life system. Take a few minutes to fill out the survey and express any thoughts, praise, or concerns you have with Greeks at Case. Must use Case Network ID to access the survey. Refer to

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Spectrum is hosting its Third Annual Charity Drag Ball on October 27. Admission is $5. Spectrum will award a host of prizes including an XBOX 360, a digital camera, and a 23-inch LCD HDTV, along with assorted door prizes. Proceeds will go to a select charity. The club, Greek organization or group with the most attendees will receive half of the proceeds to go to a charity of choice. Greeks who participate earn one hour of community service. Register at

Clarification for an item in the October 20 edition of Case Daily: the 2006 Homecoming Queen is Martine Trinka.

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Therese Dotson recently joined the university as a police officer and dispatcher with University Police and Security Services.

Nancy Erdey recently joined the university as a research associate with the Center for Global Health and Diseases.

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Eroboghene Ubogu, staff neurologist at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and assistant professor, Department of Neurology, was recently awarded the International Society of Neuroimmunology 2006 Dale E. McFarlin Award in Basic Neuroimmunology for his research on the determinants of CCL5-driven migration across a cytokine-activated in vitro blood-brain barrier. This work was performed in the laboratory of Richard Ransohoff (MED '78) at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.