Interim President Eastwood Updates Campus on Branding, Budget

In his fourth in a series of messages to the Case Western Reserve University community, Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., shares the recommendations of the university's Branding Task Group and the mid-year budget assessment as reported to the Board of Trustees. He also welcomes a new trustee and updates the campus community on the transition of President-elect Barbara Snyder.

To: All faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, and friends of the university
From: Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., Interim President

Dear Friends,

This is the fourth in a series of letters to you that are intended to keep you informed about matters I think are important to Case Western Reserve University.

Board of Trustees Meeting, February 22-24, 2007

The Board of Trustees convenes three times a year, which includes meetings of the major committees (Audit, University Relations, Development, Campus Planning, Academic Affairs and Student Life, Finance, Trustees) and the full board. President-Elect Barbara Snyder, current provost at Ohio State University, attended and contributed to this board meeting. Read the full letter.

Campus News

The School of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Senate are seeking nominations for the 2007 John S. Diekhoff Award, presented annually to two full-time faculty members who have made exemplary contributions to graduate education, both inside and outside the classroom. This year, the selection committee will consider faculty from the biomedical sciences and the professional schools. Send nominations by March 9 to with the subject line "Diekhoff Nomination." Learn more.

For Faculty & Staff

Procurement and Distribution Services reminds employees that supplier forms no longer need to be submitted with payment requests for employees. Be sure to review the HCM profile to ensure that the correct banking account has been selected. Employees are now reimbursed through direct deposit into the banking account specified in their HCM profile.

For Students

UPB will host its first open forum of the semester at 7:30 p.m., February 26 in Wade Fireside. UPB will provide food and drinks. Come out and share ideas and programs for the campus.

Representatives from GE recruiting will be on campus for an Information Session from 6:30-8 p.m., February 27 in Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge. Learn about entry-level technology leadership program opportunities including internships, co-ops and full-time work. All students welcome.

Master's in Supply Chain Management and M.S. in Operational Research information sessions will take place at the Weatherhead School of Management from 6-8 p.m., February 27 in the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 104. Pizza and beverages provided. RSVP to

The university is offering qualified students the opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C., through the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. 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


Amnesty International at Case and CIA will be holding their annual benefit dinner from 7-9 p.m., February 28 in Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge. The focus will be the Darfur crisis, child soldiers, and blood diamonds. Tickets are $5 for dinner. Proceeds will benefit Amnesty's campaigns for these issues. Guest speaker will be Valentino Achak Deng, a Sudanese refugee who will speak about his life there and What is the What, a book by Dave Eggers detailing Valentino's life in Sudan.

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

February 26, 2007

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Case in the News

Women a mystery to sex scientists

Chicago Tribune, Feb. 26, 2007
Researchers at the International Society for the Study of Women 's Sexual Health presented their findings at the society's annual meeting. Stephen Levine, a psychiatrist at Case Western Reserve University, is quoted.

Dark matter may be the death of Milky Way

New Scientist, Feb. 25, 2007
Case Western Reserve University professors Lawrence Krauss, the Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Glenn Starkman, professor of physics and astronomy are quoted about the slow disintegration of dark matter.

States step up push to lure innovators and investors

The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 26, 2007
Last year, researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the city's Case Western Reserve University studied various factors that might account for differences in per capita income among the 50 states.


Administrators' salaries up 4 percent

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 26, 2007
Senior-level administrators are seeing their largest salary gains in five years. The median base pay for salaries for the year is up 4 percent this year, according to data released by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. That compares to increases in the previous four years of 3.5, 3.3, 2.5 and 3.5 percent.

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