Tickets still available for February 21 Case Concert Celebration

The campus community still has time to purchase tickets for the Case Concert Celebration, a reception and exclusive concert by The Cleveland Orchestra, which celebrates the students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends of the university. The program will take place February 21 at Severance Hall with a 6:15 p.m. reception, followed by an 8 p.m. concert. Tickets are $10 for alumni, faculty, staff and friends, and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111. A valid student ID must be presented at the Severance Hall Ticket Office to purchase tickets at the student price. The concert is generously sponsored by The Payne Fund. For more details, go to

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The Staff Advisory Council, in partnership with the Office of the President, requests nominations of non-faculty employees for the annual President's Award for Staff Excellence. This award is presented to staff members who most exemplify outstanding university citizenship through excellence in service and commitment to the university. Any member of the campus community may nominate a staff member for this prestigious award. Completed nomination forms are due by April 16. The nomination form is available online at

The Spark Instant Messaging (IM) client is now available from the Software Center's "Standard Load Set" area. The Spark IM client for Case is the preferred instant messaging client for the campus. A version is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/Solaris. Details:

The Weight Watchers at Work open house and registration program originally scheduled for February 14 has been rescheduled to 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., February 21, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. For cost, meeting dates and other details, call 368-3924 or e-mail to

For Faculty & Staff

For an online list of vendors participating in the Employee Discount Program, go to

For Students

The Career Center's Get Experienced Internship and Career Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., February 22, in Thwing Center's ballroom. Students should bring copies of their resumes. A list of employers participating in the fair can be found online at
The Case Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is accepting applications for the 2007 Minority HIV Research Training Program, which provides scholarships for underrepresented minority students to work in CFAR research laboratories or research programs. Applications are due by February 28.  Details:


The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women's multicultural women's discussion group will focus on the topic of "Women's Perspectives on Relationships" beginning at 6 tonight at the center. Details:

The 8th annual F-Word Forum: Feminism Across Religions panel discussion begins at 7 p.m., February 20, in Guilford House lounge. Refreshments provided.

A Grant Proposal Writing Workshop featuring Stephen Russell from Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., February 21, in the Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413. The presentation will outline the basics of successful grant writing. Workshop is free to the Case research community. Plan to bring a lunch; beverages provided. Register online at

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February 19, 2007

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Doctors upset by Case, UH plan to create one huge group practice

The Plain Dealer, Feb. 18, 2007
A plan to merge nearly two dozen clinical practices of Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center has caused concern for some physicians who will be impacted by the plan. In this story, administrators and physicians speak out.

Dutch firm to design art institute expansion

The Plain Dealer, Feb. 17, 2007
MVRDV, a Dutch architecture firm, will design a major expansion of the Cleveland Institute of Art campus. The project will be a major component of the University Arts and Retail District planned by Case Western Reserve University and local developers in University Circle.

Experts say many suicidal war vets don't seek counseling

West Central Tribune, Feb. 18, 2007
Experts say many suicidal war victims don't seek treatment. Martha Sajatovic, a psychiatry professor at Case Western Reserve University, is quoted.

What workers really want

WCPN's The Sound of Ideas, Feb. 16, 2007
Richard Boyatzis, professor of organizational behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, offers his perspective on what employees really want.


Huge IPEDS lives

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 19, 2007
The U.S. Education Department is moving ahead with plans to expand the information and data it collects from colleges each year through an online survey -- including a new section that would require institutions to report on the accountability measures they use and their scores on those tests or tools.

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