* This alert was delayed due to late notification to the Department of Police and Security Services

Type of Incident: Aggravated Robbery

Location of Incident: Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Chester Avenue

Date(s)/Time(s) of Incidents: Monday, January 29, 2007, at 5:40 p.m.

Incident Description: A Case student reported that as she was getting into her car, a man approached her, told her that he had a gun and demanded that she get out of the car. The suspect then pulled the student out of the car, got into the car and drove away northbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The student called 911 and reported the incident to Cleveland Police. Cleveland Police located her car a short time later, but the suspect was not found.

Description of Suspect(s): The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 40 years old, 5’7”, 185 lbs, medium build, medium complexion, shaved head and with a little facial hair. He was wearing a puffy beige jacket with fur around the hood and blue jeans.

Additional Information: The student did not report injuries from the incident. Cleveland Police are investigating. If you have any information that might assist police in this case, please contact Case Police at 368-3333.

Security Alert # 1

Initiated: 2/6/2007

Information provided by: Cleveland Police

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Case Western Reserve University is employing additional shuttle buses to expedite transportation across campus during this period of cold weather. In addition, members of the campus community can track availability of shuttles in real time at The university is committed to the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff. Closure of the university due to weather-related conditions is a rare occurrence. Any decision to close is based on a number of factors, including the projected ability to sustain life safety considerations and normal operations. Like virtually all other business operations in Greater Cleveland, the university has remained open despite cold weather. In the rare event of a closure or cancellation of classes, notification will be available on the university's main Web site ( and on local radio and television stations.

Persons aged 18 and older can receive a free dental exam, teeth cleaning and X-rays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 10 in the School of Dental Medicine dental clinic. No appointment necessary. Walk-ins will be accepted first come, first served until noon. Details: or call 216-368-3570 or 216-368-3819 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Case Western Reserve University's Department of Physical Education and Athletics will host the 2007 University Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships from February 8-10. Volunteers are needed from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and 5:15-10:30 p.m. on all dates. Pick up a registration form in the Issue Room at Veale Center, or send e-mail to the athletics facility manager,


Making engineered parts in China offers rewards and dangers

The Plain Dealer, February 6, 2007

Quoted: Susan Helper, an economist and professor in Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, in a story detailing the interest U.S. companies have in investing in the Chinese aerospace industry.

Weatherhead slips in rankings

Crain's Cleveland Business, February 6, 2007

The Financial Times issues its annual rankings of M.B.A. programs and business schools throughout the world including the Weatherhead School of Management, which ranked 82nd; down from 63rd place last year.
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Mom heard 'voices': Savage behavior by moms puzzles experts

The Macomb Daily online, February 6, 2007

Quoted: Phillip Resnick, a psychiatry professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, comments on a case involving a mother who killed her two young children.

Small hospitals thrive using buddy system

Akron Beacon Journal, February 4, 2007

Quoted: J.B. Silvers, director of research at Case Western Reserve University's Health Systems Management Center in Cleveland, offers his insights as to the affects and benefits of community hospitals that decide to team up with larger health care systems in the region.

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MIT will study status of minority faculty members, as black professor begins hunger strike

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 6, 2007 (subscription required)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will formally examine the hiring, advancement, and experiences of minority faculty members, in a move announced just days before a black professor started a hunger strike on Monday over the denial of his bid for tenure.

The Bush budget, 2008

Inside Higher Ed, February 6, 2007

As promised, President Bush delivered a 2008 Education Department budget proposal on Monday that would increase the maximum Pell Grant to $4,600 in the coming fiscal year and to $5,400 by 2012.

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February is Black History Month. Campus organizations and departments sponsoring a program can send information to For a list of campus departments and organizations already sponsoring programs, go to New events will be added to the Web page as information becomes available.

David Silberklang, the Rosenthal Visiting Fellow for spring 2007 for the university's Judaic Studies Program, will give a public lecture, "What Don't We Know? Unanswered Questions from the Holocaust." Event begins with reception at 4 p.m., February 7 in Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge, followed by talk at 4:30 p.m. Details: or call 368-8961.

Share the Vision is sponsoring a campus forum, "The University in Transition: What Does it Mean to have a Woman Leading Us?" Panelists will lead discussion from 12:30-1:45 p.m., February 9 in Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge. Details:

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

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W-2's were mailed to employees on January 26. Faculty and staff who have not received their forms by February 12 should send an e-mail to the payroll office at to request a duplicate. Include your current mailing address.

The Quality of Work Life Survey Steering Committee Web site at features survey results, a newsletter and a place for faculty and staff to post department and/or division success stories at

The nomination deadline for consideration into the Glennan Fellows Program has been extended to February 7. Nomination letters are due to UCITE. Go to

Reminder: Procurement and Distribution Services is pleased to announce that supplier forms do not have to be submitted with payment requests for employees. Employees are reimbursed through direct deposit into the banking account specified in their HCM profile.

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Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will show and discuss the 90-minute film, The Color of Fear, directed by Lee Mun Wah beginning at 7 tonight in Thwing Center, third floor. Free. Snacks provided. E-mail for more information. Details about the film at

Focus One photographers will be on campus February 7 and 8 to take senior photos for the yearbook. To reserve an appointment, send an e-mail with your preferred date and time of day to, or call 800-589-8060.

A limited number of complimentary student tickets are available, first come first served, from the School of Medicine, student affairs office, Room E421, to hear dual-degree alumna Julie Gerberding, director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speak during the Town Hall of Cleveland series. Event is at 6 p.m., February 12 at the Ohio Theater. Refer to

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Nina Dambrosio recently joined the university as a research assistant in the Sleep and Epidemiology Research Center within the School of Medicine.

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The Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team thanks the university community for its support of the soccer program and attendance during the team's games this fall. The team especially notes the support it received during the two home playoff matches this past season.