The University Marketing and Communications 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 11 new print colors and the complete palette.

Case's Sustainability Web site at provides information for all things sustainable at the university including recycling, energy conservation, Adopt a Building, Energy Ambassadors and more. Refer to the site for ways to recycle and/or reuse your items, whether on or off campus.

Ever wonder about the buzz or opinions on campus? Take part in the Share the Vision poll and learn the pulse of the campus. Visit The results are not scientific but offer a general sampling of campus opinion on a key topic.


Era ends as Saddam Hussein is put to death

Christian Science Monitor, January 2, 2007

Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi dictator who got his start in politics as an assassin and who never lost that brutal approach as he led Iraq for more than 30 years, was led to the gallows by a group of burly men in balaclavas and executed early Saturday morning. Hussein was executed for the only crime for which he's been convicted: the 1982 murder of more than 200 people from the village of Dujail. Michael Scharf, a legal scholar at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, and expert in war-crimes tribunals who has provided legal advice to the judges who tried Hussein, former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic and other dictators, says that he is "saddened" that Hussein won't face further charges.

Roses amid thorns

The Plain Dealer, January 5, 2007

Christopher Pekoc is a guy with a dark imagination and a taste for the exquisite. Pekoc is being honored with a large-scale retrospective exhibition at Convivium33, a year-old private gallery situated in a remodeled former Catholic church on Cleveland's East Side. Most important in a historical sense, the exhibition, mounted in collaboration with the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland, is accompanied by a limited-edition catalog with a lengthy essay by Case Western Reserve University art historian Henry Adams, who also curated the show.

Israelis express 'muted' reaction to dictator's death

Cleveland Jewish News, January 5, 2007

The Middle East's political landscape has shifted since Saddam Hussein fired 39 Scud missiles into the heart of Israel during the Persian Gulf War in 1991. This has led to a somewhat "muted" reaction to the deposed dictator's death, with Israelis concentrating instead on greater dangers, says Case Western Reserve University law professor Amos Guiora. "The average Israeli is happy Saddam is no longer around," concedes Guiora, director of Case's Institute for Global Security Law and Policy.

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How to go to M.I.T. for free

Christian Science Monitor, January 4, 2007

By the end of this year, the contents of all 1,800 courses taught at one of the world's most prestigious universities will be available online to anyone in the world, anywhere in the world. Learners won't have to register for the classes, and everyone is accepted. The cost? It's all free of charge. The OpenCourseWare movement, begun at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2002 and now spread to some 120 other universities worldwide, aims to disperse knowledge far beyond the ivy-clad walls of elite campuses to anyone who has an Internet connection and a desire to learn.

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The university is cosponsoring two events with the Call and Post newspaper in honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The first is a conversation with Cleveland Schools CEO Eugene Sanders on how to "Reignite the Flame for Education in our Youth." Sanders will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, in the Ford Auditorium. A reception in the lobby of the Allen Memorial Medical Library will begin at 6:15 p.m. It is free and open to the public. On Monday, January 15, the university will host the Call and Post Youth Leadership Summit with 50 invited Greater Cleveland teens. After the summit, a basketball doubleheader featuring Regina and Lutheran East (girls) high schools and Glenville and Shaw (boys) high schools will take place in the Veale Center.

The Ideas for Tomorrow speaker series will present a conversation with Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. The program will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at the InterContinental Hotel and MBNA Conference Center, 9801 Carnegie Ave. Gary Simson, dean of the School of Law and Geoffrey Mearns, dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, will moderate the conversation, followed by a question-and-answer session. Interested persons must RSVP by Monday, January 8, to or call 216-932-3448. Event sponsors are the Cleveland Clinic, Case, Cleveland State and the Cleveland and Cuyahoga County bar associations.

For a list of other events and activities on campus and in the community today, refer to and

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From now to July 1, 2007, Amanda Shaffer, the university's faculty diversity specialist at, will be the contact for information regarding faculty affirmative action paperwork and questions. She also is available for information and questions regarding faculty searches, recruitment and retention of faculty, how to recruit women and underrepresented professionals to apply for faculty positions and how to mitigate bias in the search process. Faculty and staff should continue to send affirmative action paperwork to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 310 Adelbert Hall or fax to 368-8878.

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This section will only be updated occasionally during winter break. For general university information, please visit the "Campus News" section of Case Daily, or go to Classes resume January 16 for the start of the spring semester.

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Timothy Marshall recently joined the university community as assistant director for marketing and communications in Undergraduate Admission.

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Former Case Western Reserve University coach Bill Sudeck, who died in August 2000 at age 74, has been selected for membership to the Ohio Association of Track and Cross-Country Coaches Hall of Fame. Sudeck was the university's head track and cross-country coach for 46 years. The ceremony is slated for early February.