Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., and Provost John L. Anderson will host a Faculty and Staff Holiday Open House from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, in Adelbert Hall. Details will be forthcoming in Case Daily.


Case will host a 2006 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament Sectional this weekend, November 18-19, at Case Field. Students will be admitted free with valid Case ID, compliments of the Undergraduate Student Government, the athletics department, and the Office of Student Affairs. In addition, free shuttle service will be offered to students from the south side of campus to the north side on Saturday and again on Sunday, provided the Spartans win. The Spartans will face Ohio Wesleyan University at 11 a.m., followed by a matchup at about 1:30 p.m. between Montclair State University and Dominican University. The winning teams will meet in the sectional final at 1 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $6 for general admission, $3 for students and seniors, and $2 for children ages 3-12. Children under the age of two are free. Details:

Save $5 on 2007 Entertainment Books if purchased through the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity. The discounted price is $25. Books will be available for pick up until December 1 in Adelbert Hall, Room 310. For a reservation form, send e-mail to, or call 368-8877.


Palmer is coach of the year

The Plain Dealer, November 17, 2006

Case Western Reserve's Dan Palmer has been named the University Athletic Association men's soccer coach of the year after leading the Spartans to their first-ever UAA Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance.

A focus on cure or care?

Minnesota Public Radio, November 17, 2006

Researchers are learning more about Alzheimer's everyday, but some may argue that there is not enough of an emphasis on helping families cope and care for patients. Guests for the discussion are Peter Whitehouse, professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University, and John Hardy, senior investigator with the National Institutes of Health.

Reinventing Ohio

The Plain Dealer, November 16, 2006

If necessity is the mother of invention, a recent trend in patents could bode well for Ohio's struggling economy. Ned Hill, vice president for economic development at Cleveland State University, said patents are on the rise because the quality of research at Case Western Reserve University and Ohio State University "has just gotten a lot better in the last decade, and they're paying more attention to patents."

Try Thanksgiving takeout and let someone else cook

The Plain Dealer, November 15, 2006

How many will be at your house for Thanksgiving? Twenty? Thirty? That's a lot of turkey, not to mention all the fussy side dishes. With all the prep, that's a day or two in the kitchen to carve out of an already jammed schedule. Add to that, societal pressure for the chef, usually a woman, to produce the perfect meal. "It becomes a gendered performance," said Susan Hinze, a Case Western Reserve University sociology professor.

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Coaches vs. faculty and staff

Inside Higher Ed, November 17, 2006

In a letter delivered earlier this week to Congress defending the tax-exempt status of big-time college sports, Myles Brand, president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, writes that "coaches' compensation packages, especially those with seven-figure packages, include institutional salaries commensurate with other highly paid and highly recruited faculty and staff.

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Before heading home, head over to SAGES Cafe to enjoy coffee beverages and live jazz music. Hours are 6-8 tonight, November 17, first floor of Crawford Hall.

M.U.S.I.C., the undergraduate music major group at Case, is hosting a 24-hour recital from noon to noon this weekend, November 17-18. Recital will feature an array of live instrumental and vocal music, a mix of rock, funk, jazz, classical, and a cappella. Donations are being accepted for the Cleveland Arts and Music Foundation, which give Cleveland-area students an affordable education in the arts. Door prizes, free food and coffee. For the schedule of acts e-mail to

Eldred Theater continues its production of the Tony Kushner play, A Bright Room Called Day, featuring an undergraduate ensemble directed by Mark Alan Gordon, adjunct associate professor and associate director of the Case/CPH graduate acting program. Performances continue at 8 tonight and Saturday, November 18, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, November 19. General admission is $10, with discounted prices of $7 for adults over 60 and Case personnel, and $5 for students. Information: 368-6262.

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All current university PCards will expire at midnight, November 28. The new PCards were mailed the week of November 13 from JPMorgan Chase and will become active at 12:01 a.m., November 28. Please return old cards to department administrators after November 27. Recipients must contact the phone number on the front of the new PCard for activation. In order to activate the card, recipients will need to know their PeopleSoft HCM employee ID number, because the use of social security numbers as identifiers has been discontinued for security reasons. New cardholders to PVSNet will require training by the PCard staff; training should be scheduled by sending an e-mail request to PCards for new cardholders will not be activated until training is complete. Existing card holders in PVSNet do not need to attend further training.

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, throughout the entire 2007 season at the Chautauqua Institution. Rates are applicable for selected rooms and upon availability. Details:

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The Case African Students Association has its second annual African Cuisine Expo from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, November 18, at The Spot. Cost is $5 for undergraduates, $7 for the community. Free admission if an African dish is brought. Event also includes music and dancing. Details: E-mail to

Case's Pre-Law Society is hosting an informational law panel with prominent lawyers from the Cleveland area, as well as a Case law school student and a pre-law adviser Joanne Jackson. Event takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, November 20, in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge.

The second annual Latin & Soul Night gets under way at 8 p.m. tonight, November 17, at The Spot. Details:

The Alpha Kappa Psi pledges are holding a fundraiser at Quizno's on Euclid Avenue on Tuesday, November 21. Vouchers, which can be redeemed for $1 off any combo meal, are available at Thwing or on flyers posted around campus.

Apply to become a resident assistant for the 2007-08 school year. Gain skills that are transferable to any career, such as communication, teamwork, leadership skills and time management. Find out more information and apply online at Submit materials to Yost Hall, Room 4, by December 15. Send an e-mail to

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Marissa Rudolph has joined the university community as a research assistant in the psychology department.

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P. Hunter Peckham, professor of biomedical engineering, has received the 2006 World Technology Network Award for Health and Medicine. Details:

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named Kathy Lanese, Case's head cross-country coach, NCAA Great Lakes Region Women's Coach of the Year. Details: