University Community Offered Opportunities to Participate in Branding Process


The Implementation Committee (IC) of Case Western Reserve University's Branding Task Group is seeking input from the university community as it begins the process of creating a logo design and brand-positioning platform that is reflective of the shared contributions of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University and the university's current brand position.

In the first of what will be three phases of community input, the IC will host an opportunity for faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university to offer ideas online and in campus forums. The online community can go to For those able to attend a campus forum, please register for a forum on either Wednesday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Spartan Room of Thwing Center or Friday, March 30, at 12:30 p.m. in Clapp Hall 108.

The full memo and branding Web site include information on the next steps in the process as well as a list of IC members.

Campus News

The 17th Annual Unity Banquet honoring academic excellence among undergraduate students will be at 7 p.m., Friday, March 30, at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. Renowned social justice activist Angela Y. Davis, professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are available from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Sears Building, Room 450. Cost is $65 per person and includes dinner and live entertainment. Proceeds support student scholarships. Details online or e-mail

Mona M. Counts of Penn State University will speak on "Rural Culture and the Health Care System" from 7-9 p.m., Monday, March 26, in Ford Auditorium of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Program is part of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's Rozella Schlotfeldt Lecture Series. Free. Read more about Counts.

For Faculty & Staff

The Friday brown-bag discussion of public affairs issues with free hot beverages and cookies takes place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., March 23, in Crawford Hall Room 9. Topic: "The Courts' Attempts to Evaluate 'Sexual Predators' -- Can we Predict Whether They will Offend Again?" With psychologist Michael Aronoff. More information online.

For Students

Carlton Road Hall Council will sponsor "Dirty Dancing: Carlton Road Edition" on Friday, March 23, in the Carlton Commons. Features salsa, swing, line and hip hop dance lessons starting at 7 p.m., followed by a party at 10 p.m. Pizza and drinks provided.

Lenten Fish Fry and Twilight Retreat will take place from 5:30-10 p.m., Friday, March 23, at the Interfaith Center. Event hosted by the Newman Catholic Student Association. All are welcome. Father Howard Gray will lead the retreat and talk about "Religion in Culture."

Friday, March 23 is the deadline to submit an abstract for 2007 Intersections: SOURCE Symposium and Poster Session. Program is open to undergraduate students who have participated in research or creative projects during the past year. Capstone students are urged to present their work at the SOURCE symposium on April 20, even if the work is presented in the academic department.


Case Western Reserve University's Department of Art History is sponsoring its 33rd annual daylong Cleveland Symposium: "Placing Art in Context: The Where of Art History," beginning at 9:30 a.m. March 23 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Ellen Landau, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, will give the keynote address at 4 p.m. Additional details online. Questions? Send e-mail to

The Department of Mathematics Colloquium and Seminars will welcome Prof. Peter K. Fritz of Cambridge University, U.K., at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, in Yost Hall, Room 321B. Topic: "A Stochastic Analysis via Rough Paths." Details are online.

March 22, 2007

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Case in the News

How exercise and bed rest in pregnancy can co-exist

The New York Times, March 22, 2007
Case Western Reserve University Professor of Nursing Judith Maloni, a prolific researcher on the topic of bed rest during pregnancy, offers comments about the effects restricted activity has on women before and after childbirth.

Leaders seeking to cash in on nano business

Akron Beacon Journal, March 22, 2007
The region's nanotechnology leaders assembled in Akron this week to brainstorm ways to make Northeast Ohio a hub for nanotechnology. Norman Tien, dean of the Case School of Engineering, was a panelist and Alexis Abramson, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, moderated the session.

Feeding the idea that local artists shouldn't starve

The Plain Dealer, March 22, 2007
Henry Adams, professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University, comments about the challenges full-time artists face and the benefits of having working artists within a community

Higher Ed News

'First step' on simplifying aid form

Inside Higher Ed, March 22, 2007
The U.S. Education Department has unveiled its own effort to give students estimates of their federal financial aid awards earlier in high school and a shortcut to filing the federal financial aid form.

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