UNIVERSITY APPOINTS MOHAN REDDY AS WEATHERHEAD SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT DEAN

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

I am pleased to announce that N. Mohan Reddy, Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Technology Management at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, has been appointed dean of the school, effective January 1. He has been serving as interim dean since August 8, and we look forward to continuing to draw from his insight and leadership as he advances the programs of the Weatherhead School of Management.

Mohan’s appointment comes with strong support from faculty and staff at the Weatherhead School who have worked with him in the interim to reinvigorate the school’s programs and strengthen its relationships with its students, alumni, corporate leaders and the wider Cleveland community. His appointment signals a continued commitment to build on the strengths of the Weatherhead School and to collaborate with our internal and external communities.

I would like to thank the Weatherhead dean search committee for its tireless and thorough efforts in identifying a member of our faculty with the knowledge, experience and vision to lead the educational programs that produce the world’s future business leaders.

Please join me in congratulating Dean Reddy.

Sincerely,

John L. Anderson
Provost and University Vice President

SECURITY ALERT

Case Police and Security Services have issued a security alert today, December 21, 2006. Read the complete report at http://www.case.edu/news/alert/advisory121706.pdf.

CAMPUS NEWS

Newly appointed Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder joins a long list of women who broke educational barriers at the university. Some of her predecessors are featured in the University Archives exhibit "Pioneers: Case Western Reserve University's First Women," which can be accessed online at http://www.case.edu/its/archives/Women/women.htm.

As part of the university's ongoing initiatives to conserve energy, the Department of Facilities Services will be reducing heat, ventilation and lighting levels over the two university holidays, Christmas and New Year's. To view a list of the dates, times and buildings affected, go to http://www.case.edu/finadmin/plantsrv/holiday2006.pdf. Questions should be directed to the customer service center for Facility Operations at 368-2580.

The Adelbert Road Bridge is scheduled to reopen December 22, dependent upon weather conditions. The Cornell Road Bridge Replacement project will then commence. The Cornell Road Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic as soon as the Adelbert Road Bridge opens. It is the section above the railroad tracks between Murray Hill and Circle Drive. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the Cornell Road Bridge. The long-term project is expected to take two to three years to complete. The university's Campus Services will provide updates as appropriate.

CASE IN THE NEWS

Quadruple threat

Lancaster Online, December 20, 2006
http://local.lancasteronline.com/4/28853

All you really need to know about Joe Brenner can be boiled down to what happened when his college football team, Case Western Reserve University, played the University of Chicago back in 2004. Most times, college players just play one position. But when Brenner arrived at Case Western Reserve, a Division III school in Cleveland, he again made use of his football versatility.

Feline healer visits shelter

News-Herald, December 17, 2006
http://www.news-herald.com/site/news.cfm?
newsid=17603714&BRD=1698&PAG=461&dept_id=21849&rfi=6

Cats have chakras, or points of energy. At least, they do if you ask Elaine Gallovic, a registered nurse and provider of craniosacral therapy and healing touch for pets. Gallovic, a longtime volunteer for the Geauga Humane Society in Russell Township, shared her touch-centered philosophy with more than two dozen volunteers and cat lovers last Wednesday, in a demonstration on healing, soothing, and "full-body energy balancing" for pets. Brenda Donohue from Shaker Heights was an observer. "I work at Case Western Reserve University in the bioethics department, so human and animal interaction is very interesting to me."

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HIGHER ED NEWS

Public universities chase excellence, at a price

New York Times, December 20, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/20/education/20colleges.html
?ex=1167282000&en=7a0957bb8418f24f&ei=5070&emc=eta1

More leading public universities are striving for national status and drawing increasingly impressive and increasingly affluent students, sometimes using financial aid to lure them. In the process, critics say, many are losing force as engines of social mobility, shortchanging low-income and minority students, who are seriously underrepresented on their campuses.

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EVENTS

To find out what's happening on campus and in the area today, refer to http://www.case.edu/webdev/webevent/calendar.htm and http://www.universitycircle.org/content/.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

From January 1 to July 1, 2007, Kathryn Karipides, associate provost and Knight Professor Emerita of Humanities, will be conducting the faculty diversity officer's duties concerning faculty questions, mediations, and informal complaints relating to discrimination and sexual harassment. She will be located in 310 Adelbert Hall during specific hours. For appointments, call 368-4389 and specify that the call is regarding a faculty diversity officer issue. She can be reached via e-mail at kathryn.karipides@case.edu.

Reminder: Any carrier applications for health benefits for 2007 received after December 15 will delay receipt of your medical cards. Applications will still be received through December 31.

Faculty and staff who would like to receive updates and announcements on current activities related to payroll, benefits, time reporting, time approval, salary distribution, salary adjustments and human resources data in the HCM System, can sign up to be on the ERP HCM mailing list. Refer to https://lists.case.edu/wws/subrequest/erp-hcm-news?checked_cas=0.

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FOR STUDENTS

This section will only be updated occasionally during winter break. For general university information please visit the "Campus News" section, or go to http://www.case.edu.

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PERSONNEL

Dachao Li recently joined the university as a research associate in the electrical engineering and computer science department.

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ACCOLADES

May Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, was recently selected to be a fellow in the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education. According to the organization, "fellow status is an honor conferred by the association, which recognizes outstanding leadership in gerontology and geriatrics education by established scholars/educators."