Case Western Reserve University Staff Member Battles Breast Cancer at Home, in South Africa

The words of Mother Teresa and other noted social, justice and human rights advocates such as Lech Walesea, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Mahatma Gandhi are part of a collage of quotes listed under a banner, "The Power of One." The quotes are arranged on a plaque that is mounted on a wall in the third-floor Crawford Hall office of Fatima Karriem, a human resource specialist at Case Western Reserve University.

One such quote reads: “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” Karriem is doing a small thing with great love.

She has launched Bras for Africa, a program to benefit underprivileged women in her native Cape Town, South Africa, by increasing their awareness about breast cancer and self-breast exams.
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Campus News

Case Western Reserve University Women's Club has created two $500 prizes to be awarded annually to students in the SAGES program. SAGES faculty will nominate students for the prizes. One will be awarded during the Undergraduate Honors Assembly on April 27 to a student making an exemplary intellectual contribution in First Seminar. The other will be awarded during the Senior Honors Assembly on May 19 to a student completing an outstanding Capstone project. For more information e-mail

Free tickets (maximum of two per person) are available to the campus community on a first-come, first-served basis for the Writers Center Stage Series. Newsman Jim Lehrer (PBS The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer) will speak at Playhouse Square Center's Allen Theater at 7:30 p.m., March 13. For tickets, send an e-mail request to

Proposals for SatCo workshops, events or forums are due March 16. SatCo takes place April 14 and 15. Details.

For Faculty & Staff

Through July 1, Amanda Shaffer -- the university's faculty diversity specialist -- will be the contact for information regarding Faculty Affirmative Action paperwork and questions. She can be contacted via e-mail at Affirmative Action paperwork should still be sent to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 310 Adelbert Hall or fax to 368-8878.

For Students

The Jewish Student Group is hosting a Purim Party from 8:30-10:30 p.m., March 4 in Guilford House lounge. Free food will be served, and guests are invited to wear costumes.


The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is presenting "Sex, Power and Media" featuring media activist Ann Simonton at 7 p.m., March 7 in Strosacker Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association.

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

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Case Western Reserve University's School of Law's Jessup International Law Moot Court Team won the National Competition (Midwest Region) and will represent the United States at the International Rounds in Washington, D.C. The Team members are Conor McLaughlin, Margaux Day, Zach Lampell and Morgan Weibel.

The physics department at Case Western Reserve University ranks number 16 among all (172) physics programs included in the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index.

The University Athletic Association (UAA) released its list of 2006-2007 Winter All-Academic Recognition student-athletes. Case Western Reserve University has 59 Spartans who received this honor by holding at least a 3.200 grade-point average.

Melvyn Goldstein and William Siebenschuh coauthored a book, A Tibetan Revolutionary, which was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of its "Ten Great Reads on Asia." Goldstein is the John Reynolds Harkness Professor in Anthropology and codirector of the Center for Research on Tibet. Professor Siebenschuh, is Chair of the English Department.

Chih-Jen Sung, an associate professor in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department, and his coauthors received the Distinguished Paper Award in Colloquium Laminar Flames from the 31st International Symposium on Combustion.

Katherine Crispin, graduate student in the Department of Geological Sciences, received the outstanding student presentation award at the Fall 2006 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.


March 2, 2007

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Case in the News

Worst Case scenario: the fat surfer 2003-2007

The Observer, March 2, 2007
An editorial in the Observer takes a humorous and satirical look at the recommendation by the Branding Task Group to change the university's logo.

Ohio eyes gasoline suppliers' write-off

The Plain Dealer, March 2, 2007
Philip Taylor, a physicist at Case Western Reserve University, is referenced in this story about temperature changes and its connection to gasoline.

Best supporting? Maybe not.

The Washington Post, Feb. 26, 2007
Jennifer Butler, a psychology professor at Case Western Reserve University, is referenced in this article for her research (along with Ray Baumeister) on whether or not a supportive audience improves the performance of people under pressure.


Higher Ed News

Making holistic admissions work

Inside Higher Ed, March 2, 2007
In holistic admissions, colleges evaluating applicants replace grids of grades and test scores with more individualized reviews of would-be students. The practice is most commonly associated with liberal arts colleges or with public universities at which affirmative action has been banned.


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