Diplomat Joseph Wilson Headlines Annual Research ShowCASE 2007

Joseph WilsonCase Western Reserve University's fifth annual Research ShowCASE 2007 is a free, two-day public exhibit that highlights the best and brightest from among its research community.

Joseph Wilson, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and author of the 2004 memoir, The Politics of Truth, will give the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Michael P. Scharf, professor of law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center.

The annual program on April 11 and 12 at the Veale Convocation, Recreation, and Athletic Center offers a rare glimpse into the breadth of research unfolding at the university and with its affiliates, including University Hospitals Case Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Read more.

Campus News

Information Technology Services reminds everyone that the annual Measures of Success survey will close at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 29. Faculty, staff and students who have not yet had an opportunity to participate and enter for a chance to win an iPod nano (three nanos will be raffled) can access the appropriate survey at one of the following links: Faculty Survey, Staff Survey or Student Survey. The survey should not take longer than 15 minutes to complete and will be completely confidential. For questions, send an e-mail to Information Technology Services.

Auxiliary Services invites students, faculty and staff to participate in the Student Voice Dining Survey. Survey deadline is Tuesday, March 27. The online survey will provide useful input about campus dining and become eligible for great prizes.

For Faculty & Staff

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Staff Morale Committee seeks input on identifying, quantifying and addressing staff morale issues. An online survey is now available to help gather this information. Take the survey by March 30. Requires log in with Case ID. Results will help SAC respond to issues of concern.

The faculty textbook order contest sponsored by the University Bookstore ends today, March 26. Participants will be 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.

Save the Date: Administrative Professionals' Day Luncheon will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26 in the Thwing Center ballroom. Guest speaker will be Jacklyn Chisholm, vice president of planning and institutional relations at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. RSVP by April 13 or call 368-0985 for details.

For Students

Greek Week Heroes: Cape Optional is this year's theme for the Greek Week, March 25-31 held throughout campus. Highlights include a Can Castle food drive, banner competition, the obstacle course, a variety show and the popular rope pull. Visit the Greek Week Web site for a list of activities and competitions designed for Greeks and non-Greeks alike.

The ACES Speaker Series at the Case School of Engineering, "Looking Ahead to Professional Life in STEM fields: Leadership, Gender & Diversity," will feature the first of three events at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28 in Nord Hall, Room 310 B. "Lessons in Leadership: A Female Engineer's Story," will feature triple alumna Ka-Pi Hoh, department manager at the Lubrizol Corp. Free. Pizza and beverages will be served. Details are online.

Students interested in becoming a part of the Student Turning Point Society must apply by today, March 26. Stop by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership in Thwing Center or apply online. Direct inquiries about the application process to Elyse Moretti.


The Department of Art History and Art will feature Maurizio Seracini, an art diagnostician who has spent the past 30 years using scientific techniques that incorporate new space technologies and medical/surgical advances to study works of art in non-invasive fashion. To learn more about this technique, attend a free public lecture at 4 p.m., Friday, March 30 at the Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall. Register online.

March 26, 2007

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Case in the News

You and your net shadow

The Plain Dealer, March 26, 2007
Liz Woyczynski, director of undergraduate admission at Case Western Reserve University, comments about the use of search engines and social-networking sites by employers and educational institutions to evaluate the reputations of workers and students.

Known as 'information guru' to doctoral students at Mandel School

The Plain Dealer, March 26, 2007
A profile on Arol Shack, an administrator in the doctoral program at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, who died in February.

Thinking outside the business box

The Daily Kent Stater, March 23, 2007
Case Western Reserve University is part of a seven-college entrepreneurship education consortium that will offer students hands-on opportunities to learn and study the many facets of entrepreneurship beginning this summer.

Higher Ed News

B-schools get back to basics

Boston Globe.com, March 11, 2007 (registration required)
As he prepares to retire as dean of MIT's Sloan School of Management this spring, Richard Schmalensee is throwing out a challenge to fellow business school leaders and his yet-to-be-named successor: Come down from the ivory tower.

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