1-2-1 Fitness Center is offering another opportunity to get a flu shot. A limited supply of the flu vaccine is available and will be administered from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Monday, December 4, at the center. Cost is $25 for ages 9 and older. Details: 368-1121 or e-mail to reserve your spot.

Benefits eligible faculty and staff who have not yet completed the Benelect enrollment process for health coverage for 2007 must do so by today, November 30. Employees who are currently QualChoice participants and/or making a change to a new carrier, are required to complete an enrollment application and return the form to Crawford Hall, Room 209 by close of business today. This is necessary to keep your health insurance coverage for next year. A benefits representative will be available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Crawford Hall, Room 209. Refer to the Benelect Guide and price sheets available online at

Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is hosting a discussion about the video Tough Guise, featuring Jackson Katz and directed by Sut Jhally, The video is part of the White Ribbon Campaign: Men Working to End Men's Violence Against Women. Stop by the center now through December 6 to receive a white ribbon in support of this effort.


Who's in charge? What it takes to manage diversity

The Scientist, magazine of the life sciences, November 2006 issue

Ten years ago, a chief diversity officer or vice president of diversity was almost unheard of, but today about one in five Fortune 1000 companies have diversity managers, according to DiversityInc cofounder Luke Visconti. There are no hard or fast qualifications for the job, diversity managers and consultants agree. Most have a background in human resources, says AstraZeneca senior director of diversity Orlando Ceaser. However, Ceaser's own training lies in sales and marketing, Wyeth vice president of diversity Daphne Mobley is a veterinarian and scientist by training, and Case Western Reserve University faculty diversity officer Beth McGee is an associate professor of theater and dance.

Case researchers say artwork analysis flawed

The Plain Dealer, November 30, 2006

A Case Western Reserve University physics student and her colleague have added a new twist to a nasty feud about whether a group of recently discovered paintings is the work of renowned artist Jackson Pollock. The Case research, published today in the prestigious journal Nature, casts doubt on a method a fellow scientist had used to suggest that the paintings weren't real Pollocks.

A shrinking outlay for science

The Plain Dealer, November 30, 2006

Ruth Keri's growing anxiety about securing research dollars should matter to more than the handful of scientists who toil in her lab at Case Western Reserve University. Keri's story -- recently detailed by Plain Dealer reporter Regina McEnery -- is one of literally thousands of such tales across the country.

It's not up to the EPA

USA Today, November 29, 2006 (Op-Ed)
By Jonathan Adler
(Jonathan Adler teaches environmental and constitutional law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law)

Several states and environmentalist groups are asking the Supreme Court to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose nationwide regulations on greenhouse gases, the most ubiquitous byproducts of modern industrial society. The EPA only has the authority it has been delegated by Congress, and -- as of yet -- Congress has never given the EPA regulatory authority over greenhouse gases.

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New push for full-time faculty jobs

Inside Higher Ed, November 30, 2006

The steady growth of professorial jobs off the tenure track has posed a dilemma for faculty unions. Adjuncts have in some ways been ideal candidates for organizing drives because they generally feel that their pay, benefits and job security are all lacking.

Jobs for college grads plentiful

USA Today, November 26, 2006

College graduates are experiencing the best job market in four years as a stronger economy leads more employers to ramp up hiring. Employers expect to hire 17.4 percent more new college graduates in 2006 and 2007 than in 2005 and 2006, according to a new survey by the Bethlehem, Pa.-based National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

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Case-in-Point concert gets under way at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Amasa Stone Chapel. Take a study or shopping break and hear music from Case's oldest coed a cappella group performing songs of Imogen Heap, Gnarles Barkley, John Mayer, Craig David, the Counting Crows, Evanescence and more. Free.

The Friday Public Affairs Lunch will feature Jerome Liebman on "National Health Insurance." He is professor emeritus of pediatrics, former director of the division of pediatric cardiology at the medical school and has served as president of the International Society for Electrocardiology. Discussion takes place from 12:30-1:30 p.m., December 1, in Guilford House, first-floor lounge. Cookies and beverages provided.

The Department of Mathematics and Colloquium and Seminars presents an Applied Mathematics Seminar, "Depletion Effect in Colloids Part II," at 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 1, in Yost Hall, Room 321B. Program features co-authors P. Kotelenez and Jay Mann Jr. Free.

University Circle institutions will host the 13th annual Holiday CircleFest featuring ice carvings, special exhibits, music, family activities and more. Event takes place from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, December 3. Details:

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UCITE seminar today: "Using clickers to get immediate feedback," begins at noon, in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Discussion will be led by Professor of Physics Corbin Covault, who will share effective ways to use wireless technology in the classroom, lecture hall or auditorium. Pizza and sodas provided. E-mail to or go to to register or for more information.

As part of Case's NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award (ACES) and ongoing efforts to extend climate change initiatives university-wide, the ACES team invites faculty from all disciplines to nominate senior women and underrepresented faculty for an ADVANCE Distinguished Lectureship. The deadline for submissions is December 15. ACES also welcomes topics relevant to the broader ADVANCE mission of advancing women and minorities in academia. For more information about the lectureships and application procedures, refer to

The Department of Human Resources is launching a Supervisory Education and Excellence Development (SEED) program in February 2007. The program is an unprecedented array of seminars designed to improve performance, enhance capacity and support the needs of university supervisors. The format will be highly interactive, skills-based training programs that will produce immediate and measurable results. For more information, refer to or e-mail to

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The Weatherhead School of Management is having a series of hourlong open houses for its new Master of Science in Finance program. The sessions takes place at noon and at 6 p.m., today, November 30, and at 1 p.m., Friday, December 1, in the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 120. Learn about the one-year graduate program, targeted to individuals interested in a deeper exposure to the finance field. Complimentary pizza and soda provided. To RSVP or for additional information, e-mail to

The English department is offering a new professional writing course spring semester. Writing for the Health Professions, ENGL 217B, (T/R 2:45-4 p.m.) offers practice and training in the professional and technical writing skills common to the health professions (e.g., medicine, nursing, dentistry). Focus will be on the writing processes of drafting, revising, and editing. Typical assignments will include: letters, resumes, personal essays, professional communication genres (e.g., e-mail, reports, patient charts and histories), and scholarly genres (e.g., abstracts, articles, and reviews). For more information, refer to

Women with interest in Biomedical Sciences or WIB will have a "Panel of Women Scientists" featuring women professors from different fields of science who will talk about their research, how they got into their respective fields, and how it feels to be a woman in their field. Panel discussion will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., today, November 30, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. Free. Food provided.

No plans for spring break? Consider the Spring Break Study Abroad 2007, which features seven different course offerings taking place in Amsterdam, Paris, Salamanca, and Leuven in Belgium. These three-credit courses are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Complete the online form to receive detailed information regarding these educational excursions at, send e-mail to Michelle Champoir at, or call 368-5377.

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Brandon Bowman has joined the university community as a graduate coordinator in the School of Graduate Studies.

Hanping Wu has joined the university community as a research associate in radiology in the School of Medicine.

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Steven Feldman, associate professor of management policy, has been honored with a 2006-2007 Fulbright Scholar Grant. He has received a distinguished lectureship to teach international business at Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China.