Case Western Reserve University celebrates Engineers Week February 18-23

Imagine being part of a team that is working on the next-generation lunar rover by helping NASA Glenn Research Center simulate the soil on the surface of the moon, or being one of the first people to successfully build a fuel cell-powered car. Imagine helping to study deep brain stimulation, a technique to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, or creating robotic vehicles that will keep troops safer in combat missions. Important research like this is going on now at Case Western Reserve University, but to keep it going, generations of kids have to be interested in engineering careers -- and to aspire as high as their imaginations will take them. That's why the Case School of Engineering is observing the 56th annual National Engineers Week, a celebration of engineering's impact on society, February 18-23. This year's theme, Imagine, will focus on innovation and design using engineering principles. Read more at

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Faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit nominations for the 2007 Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Awards, which recognize undergraduate student leaders and their unique contributions to both the campus and surrounding communities. Details:

The Case Men's Glee Club has rescheduled singing valentines for February 21. Purchasers may either change the scheduled delivery time or request a refund. The glee club will be in Nord Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. February 19, 20, and 22 to handle any requested refunds. To change a valentine or request a refund, go to The deadline to fill out the form is by 8 p.m., February 20. More details: Send e-mail to

For Faculty & Staff

Access Services will be replacing faculty and staff continuous parking permits. These permits are being payroll deducted. Not all permits are being replaced, only permits that range between 30000 and 50000. Access Services will send e-mails to the affected permit holders with more information. Refer to

For Students

Alpha Phi's annual date auction, Bid For Your Heart, is taking place from 8-10:30 p.m., February 17, at Schmitt Auditorium. Presale tickets can be purchased for $3 today at Nord Hall. Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit Cardiac Care. 

Case Cooperation Circle will host its Semester Kickoff from 2-3 p.m., February 18, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. Learn what the group has planned for the semester. Free hot chocolate served.


The campus community is invited to the Newman Catholic Student Association's "Teaching Mass" today from 12:30-1:30 at the Interfaith Center Chapel. Free pizza. Details: e-mail

The annual production of The Vagina Monologues will be held at The Spot beginning at 8 p.m. February 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. February 18. Tickets: $5 for students and Case employees, $8 for the public. Proceeds will be donated to the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and the National VDay Campaign. Details:

How I Learned to Drive runs February 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 8 p.m., and February 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Eldred Theater. Tickets: $10 general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. More details:

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Zeta Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity recently received the Hugh Shields Award for Chapter Excellence by the international fraternity. The award is given annually to the top 10 chapters in the fraternity for outstanding accomplishments in all areas of chapter programming and operations.

Chris Pekoc, art studio part-time lecturer, and Henry Adams, professor of American art, will be featured on the WVIZ show "Applause!" at 6:30 p.m., February 17, and 1 p.m., February 18. In addition, they will be featured in an artist dialogue at 1 p.m., February 25, at Convivium33 Gallery, 1433 East 33rd St.

William Marling, professor of English and codirector of the World Literature Program, gave an invited lecture on "Globalization, Technology, and Language," on February 6 at the University of Chicago's Franke Institute.


February 16, 2007

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Case in the News

Female president an advancement for Case

The Observer, Feb. 16, 2007
Jacqueline Greene, student and guest columnist, shares her thoughts about President-Elect Barbara Snyder, the possibility of a new focus and direction for the university, and women in leadership.

Unanswered questions from Holocaust can fill volumes

Cleveland Jewish News, Feb. 16, 2007
David Silberklang, Rosenthal Visiting Fellow for Case Western Reserve University’s Judaic Studies Program, is interviewed about the topic of unanswered questions surrounding the Holocaust.

Love ya, granddad (part of Sarah Crump's column)

The Plain Dealer, Feb. 15, 2007
Stephen Haggerty, a Florida International University geologist, published a study last December about black carbonado diamonds. He authored the study with a team from Case Western Reserve University. In this story, he discusses the rare diamonds.


When masterpieces are moneymakers

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 16, 2007
A newly announced settlement that would allow Fisk University in Nashville to sell two paintings valued at $8.5 million each unsettles some in the academic art world. Is a university's art an asset that should be traded to support college functions that have nothing to do with art?

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