CAMPUS NEWS

Case's Sustainability Web site at http://www.case.edu/news/sustain 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.

The Greater Cleveland RTA Community Circulator 821, which serves the University Circle area, has a new route. This line will now connect University Circle, Coventry Village, and Severance Town Center with the new Circulator 823 connecting Coventry Village and Shaker Square. For more details, go to http://www.riderta.com/.

Shirley Moore is heading up "Wear Red Day," a series of events at the School of Nursing. This is a nationally recognized day, and the Bolton School will sponsor a talk in an effort to raise awareness. "Women and Heart Disease" will take place from 2-3 p.m., Friday, February 2 in Room NOA31A. School of Nursing representatives will distribute information specific to the subject, hand out the Red Dress pins, and sponsor a Wear Red contest that day. For more information on this day, visit http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth/press/index.htm.

The January 2007 issue of Information Technology Services, Case.edu, is available online at http://www.case.edu/its/publication/documents/ITSNewsletter-Jan07FA.pdf.

CASE IN THE NEWS

College donations increase: UA Foundation grows to $168 million, reflects a nationwide trend

Akron Beacon Journal, January 23, 2007
http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/16524040.htm

The University of Akron Foundation grew 6.5 percent last year, making it the 10th largest foundation for a college in the state. The information comes from an annual survey released Monday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. In 2006, six more institutions passed the $1 billion mark, bringing the number of colleges and universities at that level to 62. OSU, UC and Case Western Reserve University are the only Ohio institutions at that level and have been there for some time.

You want it, and you want it now

The Plain Dealer,  January 22, 2007
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?
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How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions? You say your exercise program is perilously close to a hiatus? Your pledge to not run up your credit cards lasted until the January sales? Your promise to cut back on pizza, bread and ice cream went pffft? There's a reason all these good intentions have gone astray: Like the rest of us, you wanted fast results, and you weren't getting them. "Rampant selfishness and speed as a value, rather than quality or commitment," says Richard Boyatzis, a professor in organizational behavior at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management who coauthored the book "Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance."

Biological robotics: Working out the bugs

Nature, January 18, 2007
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v445/n7125/full/445250a.html

Neuroscientist Roy Ritzmann from Case Western Reserve University's biology department has his work in cockroach neurology and robotics featured in a recent issue of Nature, the international weekly journal of science.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

How to save for college and make a difference, too

The Christian Science Monitor, January 22, 2007
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0122/p14s01-wmgn.html

Saving for college in a way that minimizes taxes and endeavors to make the world a better place is becoming easier to do. To spark more saving for education, Congress in August made permanent the federal tax benefits of investing through 529 savings plans, which operate like an individual retirement account for education-related expenses. Knowing their 529 savings now won't face a federal tax hit upon withdrawal, Americans have increased their 529 plan investing by about 10 percent over the past five months for a total of more than $90 billion.

Endowments celebrate a streak

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 22, 2007 (subscription required)
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i21/21a00101.htm

The return of college endowments from the depths of the market earlier this decade continued to gain momentum in the past fiscal year. Endowments returned an average of 10.7 percent in the 2006 fiscal year, up from the previous year's return of 9.3 percent. It was the fourth consecutive year of gains on endowment investments, following two years of negative returns in 2001 and 2002.

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EVENTS

The Case School of Law will sponsor its Distinguished Law and Technology Lecture from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, featuring Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Session will be at the law school's Moot Courtroom, A 59. Details: http://law.case.edu/lectures/index.asp?lec_id=129. For a list of upcoming law school lectures, refer to http://law.case.edu/lectures.

A Diversity Book Club Interest Meeting for faculty and staff will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 24 in Crawford Hall, Room 209. For more information, send e-mail to erica.merritt@case.edu, manager of diversity or call 368-4786.

For a list of other events and activities on campus today, refer to http://www.case.edu/webdev/webevent/calendar.htm.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

"Being yourself in the classroom" is the topic of the next UCITE session that will take place at noon on Thursday, January 25. Discussion will take place in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Pizza and soda lunch served. RSVP by e-mail to ucite@case.edu or online at http://www.case.edu/cgi-bin/AuroraCGI/ucite/events.cgi.

Nominations for the Glennan Fellows Program are available. The program rewards excellence in faculty members and seeks to facilitate their growth as teachers and scholars. Nominees must be regular, tenure-track faculty members. The awards are for $6,500, which fellows can use to support a wide range of activities related to teaching and education. Nomination letters are due to UCITE by January 29. For details, refer to http://www.case.edu/provost/UCITE/glennan.htm.

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FOR STUDENTS

The Case Career Center will host a Resume Emergency Room session from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, January 26 in its offices on the second floor of the Sears building. Staff will be available to review cover letters, curriculum vitaes and/or resumes. Counseling is also available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Refer to http://careercenter.case.edu.

Friday, January 26 is the last day that undergraduate and graduate students can register late or drop/add a class for the spring 2007 semester. In addition, SOLAR, the student online academic registration system, will close at 5 p.m. on January 26. Students will not be able to register online after that time.

Helpful hints and advice on applying for SOURCE funding for summer 2007 will take place at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 24 in Sears, Room 451. Interested students are encouraged to attend.

Recruitment for students interested in joining the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity or "Fiji" is now under way. The fraternity is seeking leaders from all classes. Refer to http://www.phigam.org for details.

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PERSONNEL

Joann Dickey has joined the university community as a graphic and web designer in the office of University Marketing and Communications.

John Gioitta has joined the university community as an analyst programmer with Police and Security Services.

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ACCOLADES

Congratulations to Spartan basketball senior captain Matt Cannan, an accounting and finance major, for being named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honoree as a junior. He also is a three-time University Athletic Association All-Academic selection. Read more about Cannan at http://blog.case.edu/case-news/2007/01/19/cannan.