Campus community invited to lunch with alumni at the Cleveland Auto Show

Case Western Reserve University invites the campus community to a luncheon with alumni at the Cleveland Auto Show on February 24 at the I-X Center. Those who attend the luncheon will receive discounted admission to the Auto Show. Reservations are due today. Tickets for the luncheon only are $12, while tickets to the luncheon that include admission to the auto show are $15. Faculty from the Case School of Engineering will be in attendance at the buffet to discuss their participation in the DARPA 2007 Grand Challenge in which they will create a full-sized vehicle capable of autonomous operation through an urban environment.

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Volunteers are needed for Research ShowCASE 2007, taking place April 11 and 12 at Veale Center. To volunteer, e-mail to For more about Research ShowCASE, refer to

For Faculty & Staff

Through July 1, the university's Office of Equal Opportunity specialist Jeanette Thomas will be the contact for information regarding Faculty ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accommodations and questions. She is located in 310 Adelbert Hall and available by phone at 368-8877, or by e-mail to

The Weatherhead School of Management offers one and two-day executive programs for faculty and staff that cover a variety of topics ranging from leadership and innovation to project management and financial decision-making. Special pricing is available. Details: call 368-6413, e-mail, or go to

For Students

Students can enter the CELL/B.E. University Challenge '07 (Cell/Broadband Engine), a programming contest with the top cash prize of $10,000. The contest encourages students to consider other ways to use the Cell/B.E. processor in other areas beyond gaming. Details:

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 university is offering qualified students the opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C., through the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Placements are available with the government, nonprofit associations and interest groups, businesses, law firms, cultural and arts institutions, and other organizations. An informational meeting will take place from 6-7 p.m., February 27 in Mather House, Room 100. If unable to attend, send e-mail to the university's Washington Center adviser at


Michael J. Behe, author of the New York Times bestseller, Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution,will be presenting "The Argument for Intelligent Design in Biology" from 7-9 p.m., February 26 in Strosacker Auditorium. Details:

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In Memoriam:

Arol Shack passes February 18

Since the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences opened in 1990, Arol Shack, a department assistant in doctoral program at MSASS, has coordinated art exhibits and created an important venue for new and local artists to exhibit their works—many with a social theme that has reflected the work that the MSASS faculty and students have undertaken. Shack died from complications of a heart attack on Sunday, February 18.

Services for Shack will take place at Fairmount Temple, 23727 Fairmount Blvd. in Beachwood on Wednesday, February 21, at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends at The Village Social Room, 26000 George Zeiger Drive in Beachwood on Wednesday, following the service until 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 5-9 p.m.
Contributions can be made in her memory to The Arol Shack Dissertation Fund, C/O The Dean’s Office, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland , OH 44106-7164.

February 20, 2007

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Experienced educators: Many faculty members make jump from corporate professional to college professor

Crain's Cleveland Business, Feb. 19, 2007 (subscription required)
Betty Vandenbosch, associate dean for external relations and executive education programs in the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, and Scott Fine, adjunct professor at the Weatherhead School, talk about the pros and cons of corporate executives who later become teachers and professors.

Pop music ignores wedded bliss, misery

The Chicago Tribune, Feb. 20, 2007
Case Western Reserve University's Daniel Goldmark, an assistant professor of music and music historian talks about the dearth of marriage and wedding-related lyrics in some of the top tunes in pop music today.


Lifeline to low-income students

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 20, 2007
That low-income Americans are far less likely to go to college than their peers are is a fact; less clear are the reasons why. Case Western Reserve University researchers are part of a project aimed at low- and moderate-income families with college-age children to gauge whether making it easier for these families to apply for financial aid improves their college-going rates.

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