Reception Honors Women Scholars, Researchers

Picture of Award RecipientsThe Mather Spotlight Series Prize for Women's Scholarship honors women faculty for their excellence in research and scholarship. An awards reception will honor eight women from the university community from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Thwing Center, Spartan Room.

This year's recipients as selected by their school or college are Diana Bilimoria, Weatherhead School of Management; Eva Kahana, College of Arts and Sciences; Lenore A. Kola, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences; Jacqueline Lipton, School of Law; Diana Lynn Morris, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; Meral Ozsoyoglu, Case School of Engineering; Marsha A. Pyle, School of Dental Medicine; and Susan Redline, School of Medicine.

Picture of Award RecipientsAn endowment from the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association supports this annual program. The endowment, established in 1989, awarded the first Spotlight Series Prize in 2005. Each winner will receive a certificate and modest stipend as a way to honor their accomplishments in their respective fields.

The event is free and open to the campus community. Read more.

Campus News

The university has acquired a membership in the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA), which provides online access to live Web casts and archived video of presentations on research methods topics by top scholars from around the country. View the next Web cast broadcast live in the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 04, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 23. For a user ID and password, e-mail Greer Jordan.

For Faculty & Staff

The University Bookstore is extending its deadline for entries to the faculty textbook order contest until March 26. Participants are included in a drawing for a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. Submit orders via campus mail or fax to 368-5205. Online orders also are accepted. Refer to the "faculty" tab.

The next UCITE session will be "Using Cooperative Groups in the Classroom" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Pizza lunch and sodas provided. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE., call 368-1224 or register online.

For Students

Phi Kappa Tau presents Casablanca Casino Night at the Spot from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 24. Cost is a $5 buy-in to play casino-style games. Proceeds go to Hole in the Wall Camps. Read more about Casino Night or e-mail Dominic Smith with questions.

Applications for the Student Turning Point Society (STPS), an honorary group of undergraduate campus leaders dedicated to promoting the spirit of Case Western Reserve University, are available online or can picked up in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership in Thwing Center. Return completed applications for STPS to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership by Monday, March 26. Direct questions to Elyse Moretti.

Students can apply for positions as teachers, teaching assistants, residential coordinator and residential teaching assistant for the Equinox and Spectrum programs for academically talented students in grades 7 to 12. Program runs July 8-27 on campus. Apply online by May 30.


The Case Footlighters, a student-run musical theater organization, will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast in the Thwing Center ballroom. Show times are 8 p.m. March 22-24 with a second show at 11:59 p.m. on March 24. Details available online.

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March 21, 2007

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Case in the News

New program combines dental, medical education

American Medical News, March 26, 2007 (subscription required)
The Case School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland is slated to start a five-year dental medical degree program this fall that officials believe will create a new health care professional: the dentist-physician.

Five Ohio colleges make list

Akron Beacon Journal, March 15, 2007
Case Western Reserve University is one of five institutions in Ohio to make Kiplinger's Personal Finance List of Best Values in Private Colleges. The university ranked 36 out of 50 private universities.

How the Iraq War will influence your vote in 2008

Wisconsin Public Radio, March 20, 2007
Alexander P. Lamis, associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, was a guest this week on the Conversations with Kathleen Dunn show on Wisconsin Public Radio. The topic was how the Iraq War is affecting the campaigns of presidential candidates. Listen to the broadcast.

Higher Ed News

Engineering programs in the United States aren't falling behind but need improvements, study finds

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 20, 2007 (paid subscription required)
A new report from Duke University researchers compares the number and quality of graduate engineering degrees conferred in China and India with those in the United States.

Make friends online and you won't start college friendless

The New York Times, March 21, 2007
Facebook and other social networks are having a role in how teenagers make the transition from high school to college.

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