Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

A few months ago Interim President Greg Eastwood asked faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees and friends of Case Western Reserve University to continue to take action rather than delay important decisions. I am pleased to report that the university has progressed in many ways during this time, especially in our searches for new leadership.

One week after introducing our president-elect Barbara Snyder, and a day after Mohan Reddy was appointed dean of the Weatherhead School of Management, I am pleased to announce that Cyrus Taylor -- the Albert A. Michelson Professor of Physics and chair of the physics department -- has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Similar to Mohan, Cyrus has been serving as interim dean; he assumed the Arts and Sciences post on July 1.

Again, the university had to look no further than its own campus to find a leader who can guide the College of Arts and Sciences into the future. This appointment comes with the strong support of faculty and staff in the College who have stood behind Cyrus over the past six months.

Please join me in thanking members of the Arts and Sciences Dean Search Committee. The members worked diligently to identify several outstanding candidates to lead the College. I would also like to thank Cyrus for his service to the university in the interim and as department chair. We look forward to his continued contributions as dean.


John L. Anderson
Provost and University Vice President


The University Marketing and Communications (UMC) Web site has been updated with the latest approved logos and an expanded palette of print colors. The new "stacked" logos provide schools with a tailored look that features both the name of the school and the Case Western Reserve University name. All schools are strongly encouraged to use these latest logos in their materials. They can be found at For information regarding the recently issued third palette of print colors, visit This page provides the values and formulas for the eleven new print colors and the complete palette.

During the week of December 25, Case Daily will publish on December 27 and 28. The other days are designated as university holidays, as well as January 1, 2007. The December 28 edition of Case Daily will be the last for calendar year 2006. Case Daily will resume regular weekday publication on January 2. Please continue to submit announcements and news items of interest to The Case Daily team and the Office of University Marketing and Communications wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Research ShowCASE 2007 is now accepting submissions for presentations. The fifth annual Research ShowCASE will be April 11 and 12, 2007, at the Veale Center. The deadline for presentation submissions is January 31. The latest research of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduate and graduate/professional students from all schools and colleges at Case and its affiliates will be displayed via posters, live demonstrations, and other media. Guest speakers for the 2007 forums include Ambassador Joseph Wilson, author of The Politics of Truth, and Anna Deavere Smith, playwright, West Wing actress and MacArthur Award Fellowship winner. To submit presentations and find out more information, go to

During winter break, Veale Center and Adelbert Gym will be open 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. The buildings will be closed Saturdays and Sundays, along with December 25, 26, 29, and January 1 and 15. Open swim hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. All other outdoor facilities will be open dawn until dusk.

1-2-1 Fitness Center is open during winter break 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Holiday hours on December 24 and 31 will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The facility will be closed December 25 and January 1. For details about a special offer for students and employees through January 1, call 368-1121 or send e-mail to


Reddy takes Weatherhead job permanently

Crain's Cleveland Business, December 21, 2006

Case Western Reserve University has taken the "interim" off Mohan Reddy's dean title at the Weatherhead School of Management. The university announced that Reddy has been named permanent dean at the business school, succeeding Myron Roomkin, who stepped down last August 1. Reddy was named interim dean last August 10.

Case retains its interim at school of business

The Plain Dealer, December 22, 2006

Case Western Reserve University on Thursday named N. Mohan Reddy dean of its Weatherhead School of Management. Reddy had been interim dean since August 1, when Myron Roomkin stepped down after two years. Reddy's leadership over the past few months apparently won over faculty members at the school that has experienced instability in leadership over the past eight years. "We are pleased to be able to continue to draw from Mohan Reddy's insight and leadership in continuing to advance the Weatherhead School of Management," said John L. Anderson, provost and university vice president.

Cleveland Heights to try wireless in '07

The Plain Dealer, December 22, 2006

Cleveland Heights -- A city that many cherish as eclectic will seek to strengthen its allure by adding wireless Internet access to the mix. The nonprofit OneCleveland will provide free service to users in the Mayfield, Coventry and Cedar Road corridors under an 18-month deal with the city. If the trial is a success, service could be extended throughout Cleveland Heights, city Law Director John Gibbon said. The city will contribute up to $20,000 to the project, which may cost $150,000 to $200,000, said Mark Ansboury of OneCleveland. Case Western Reserve University, which has many teachers and students who live in Cleveland Heights, will help with the balance, Ansboury said.

Case commuters love open bridge

The Plain Dealer, December 22, 2006

The Adelbert Road bridge near Case Western Reserve University might as well have been wrapped in shiny paper, tied with a bow and stamped "Do Not Open Until Christmas." For thousands of commuters, University Hospitals employees and Case students and faculty who have battled detour congestion twice a day for nearly two years, the bridge's reopening Thursday was like an early Christmas gift from the city of Cleveland.

Holidays and children with ADHD: Tips to help parents cope

Star Beacon, December 20, 2006

It's a given: During the holidays, the youngsters are going to be more distracted, more fidgety, than normal. But for a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the natural excitement of the holidays combined with their response can transform the family dinner, gift exchange or worship service into a tortuous, tumultuous experience. "Putting the brakes on these kids can be really hard during the holidays," says Robert Findling, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and director of child and adolescent psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

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Major move ahead?

Inside Higher Ed, December 22, 2006

California State University's Northridge campus already offers a minor in Central American studies. The next step, many hope, is for Northridge to offer a Central American studies major, which university officials say would be the first in the country.

'Sustainability' gains status on U.S. campuses

Christian Science Monitor, December 19, 2006

Somewhere in the curriculum, most colleges and universities include Henry David Thoreau. Now, many of them are trying to emulate him. Yes, sweeping the academic world is Walden Pond 101: the art of living in a sustainable manner. One of the best examples of the ivory tower's effort to tread lightly on the land is at Arizona State University, which next month will inaugurate the nation's first School of Sustainability.

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To find out what's happening on campus and in the area today, refer to and

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As part of the university's commitment to the development of women leaders at the university, applications are now being accepted for financial support for attendance at the 2007 Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, being held June 23 through July 18. Submit applications for funding by January 19 to Associate Provost Kathryn Karipides, Office of the Provost, 216 Adelbert Hall, LC: 7001. Detailed information about the program is available at

Higher tax deferred annuity contribution limits are being announced for 2007. The Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (TDA) provides an opportunity for employees to contribute to retirement accounts on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction, allowing for retirement savings while saving on current taxes. For 2007, employees can contribute up to $15,500 per year. Employees aged 50 or older in 2007 can contribute an additional $5,000 to the TDA account, for a maximum limit of $20,500. Those with 15 or more years of service with the university may be eligible to contribute an additional $3,000. Contact the benefits department at 368-6693 for more information.

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

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Shelley Craddock recently joined the university as a clerk in the career center.

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Karen Janiga, assistant radiation safety officer in the occupational and environmental safety department, was recently elected secretary-treasurer of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Health Physics Society.