The Case Western Reserve University Branding Task Group has launched a Web site at that provides details on the research and review processes the group has undertaken regarding the university's logo, mark and nomenclature. In addition, the Web site features an interactive discussion board to which interested parties can post comments and suggestions.

While the Branding Task Group continues its work, the university requests that members of the campus community continue to uphold the current branding guidelines posted at University Marketing and Communications at 368-4440 has worked with many departments and can assist in providing templates and production assistance as well as address questions about the use or application of the university's mark, logo and nomenclature.


The Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) has posted FY06 results and updated the OPB FY07 calendar. Visit the Fiscal Operating Budget and OPB FY07 Calendar sections of the OPB Web site,, to review this information.

The campus community is invited to tour the John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture Collection beginning at 1:30 p.m., October 27. Evelyn Kiefer, assistant to the director of the collection, will lead. The collection includes more than 30 indoor and outdoor sculptures, and highlights the talent and diversity of the region's artists. Rain or shine, the tour will begin at Snow Fence, the large sculpture between Thwing Center and Mather House.

Case's Saturday College (SatCo) offers fun and provocative non-credit, no-tuition courses. SatCo will take place November 4 and November 5. Courses are open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as community members. Classes include skydiving, rock climbing, trips downtown and martial arts. To register and for a list a classes, refer to


Top degrees here earn $22,000 less

The Plain Dealer, October 26, 2006

It pays to attend college, but not as much in Northeast Ohio than in other parts of the country. Northeast Ohioans holding an advanced college degree earn about $22,000 less per year than the national average, according to recently released Census data. The data released today also reinforced the value of a college education. The difference in average annual income between a high school graduate and an adult with a bachelor's degree is about $23,000. That's good news for parents paying their child's tuition who would like to see a return on their investment, said Patrick Keebler, assistant director at Case Western Reserve University's Career Center. Some students choose careers based on how much money they can make and others are willing to earn less to work in a field they love, Keebler said. Either way, "it's still more money than a high school grad would be making."

Scientists endorse candidate over teaching of evolution

New York Times, October 26, 2006

In an unusual foray into electoral politics, 75 science professors at Case Western Reserve University have signed a letter endorsing a candidate for the Ohio Board of Education. Lawrence M. Krauss, a physicist at Case Western Reserve who organized the circulation of the letter, said almost 90 percent of the science faculty on campus this semester had signed it. The signers are anthropologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, physicists and psychologists.

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AAUP report blames colleges for gender inequity among professors

Chronicle of Higher Education, October 26, 2006 (subscription required)

The American Association of University Professors is scheduled to release a report today that establishes four indicators of "gender equity" within the professoriate, and offers a listing of how 1,445 colleges and universities measure up. The report, called "AAUP Faculty Gender Equity Indicators 2006," marks the first time that a detailed breakdown of the nation's professoriate by gender have been released for such a large group of higher-education institutions, said Martha S. West, a professor of law at the University of California at Davis who helped write the report. The hope, she said, is that colleges will look at where they stand relative to their peers, and take steps to improve if they fall short.

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The campus community is invited to Clarke Tower Residence Hall's annual Jack Bash event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., October 28. Participants pay $2 to throw a pumpkin from the 11th floor of Clarke Tower. The event will also feature food and music. Proceeds will be donated to charity.

The Case School of Law presents the Law-Medicine Center Symposium, "Designing a National Health Insurance Alternative," from 2-5:45 p.m., October 27, and from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., October 28, at the School of Law's Moot Courtroom, Room A59. Throughout the conference, a group of nationally recognized health policy experts will discuss how to make the Medicare program available to persons who cannot afford adequate health insurance. The Law-Medicine Center invites students and the public to participate in the effort to design a viable national health insurance alternative. For more details or to register for the event, go to

This week's Community Hour programming will feature a discussion on "Public Education in America: The Haves and the Have-Nots," from 12:30-1:45 p.m., October 27, in Clapp Hall, Room 108. A panel will discuss the current state of education and mechanisms for change. Refreshments will be available.

The Mandel Council is sponsoring a social action film series and potluck event featuring the film The Ground Truth from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., October 27, at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Room 320 B/C. The audience will hear military families speak about soldiers' experiences with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and how ground conflict is only a prelude to even more challenging battles the soldiers face upon their return home. The video will be followed by a discussion on how topics raised in the movie are pertinent issues for social workers. This event is a potluck, so bring something to share. However, those unable to provide a food item or drinks are still welcome to attend. For more details, send e-mail to

The College Scholars Program is hosting several talks this semester. Ken Miller of Brown University will talk on "Trick My Vote: Science, Intellectual Courage, and the Battle for America's Soul," beginning at 11:30 a.m. today, October 26; Sam Fulwood, a Plain Dealer columnist, will discuss "The Ohio Governor's Race: The Critical Role of Black Voters," at 7 p.m., October 28; and Lynn Singer, Case deputy provost, will discuss "Children, Drugs and Intelligence," at 4:30 p.m., November 16. All talks take place in Ford Auditorium. The events also will be Web cast. More details:

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"Warming up the Chilly Climate for Students," a UCITE seminar, takes place from 9-10:30 a.m., November 3, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. The guest speaker is Bernice Sandler, an expert on the chilly classroom climate (having coined the term), and policies, programs and strategies concerning women on campus. Sandler is a senior scholar at the Women's Research Education Institute in Washington, D.C. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required by October 31 at, or send an e-mail to

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Carlton Road Hall Council is hosting Thriller Night: A Rockin' Halloween Party! for all students from 9 p.m. until midnight, October 31, in the Rough Rider Room. Activities will include spooky speed dating, a bobbing for apples tournament, face painting, caramel apple dipping, and a costume contest. Free food, music and prizes will be available all night long.

Med students: Enjoy complimentary pizza and beverages at a free lecture, "Beyond MDs and RNs: Exploring Nontraditional Medical Paths" from 7-9 p.m. tonight, October 26, in the Wolstein Research Building. Seating is limited. RSVP by e-mail to The lecture is part of a weekend conference sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists. Tickets for the full weekend conference are also available to students for a discounted rate of $35.

Spectrum's Third Annual Charity Drag Ball begins at 9 p.m., October 27. Admission to the event is free. Audience members will vote with money for their favorite contestant, and all proceeds will be divided evenly between the Beyond Identities Community Center and Camp Boggy Creek. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes donated by local businesses will be raffled.

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Oliver Glass recently joined the university community as a research assistant in the genetics department.

Melissa Goshe recently joined the university community as a research assistant in the pediatrics department.

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Professor of English William Marling's new book, How 'American' is Globalization?, has been nominated for the American Academy of Diplomacy's Douglas Dillon Award.