Former Diplomat, Performance Artist are Featured During Research ShowCASE

Anna Deavere SmithA former United States diplomat and an award-winning actress and playwright are the featured guests of the fifth annual Research ShowCASE 2007, a free two-day public exhibit recognizing the breadth of research currently under way at Case Western Reserve University.

Performer and author, Anna Deavere Smith, will begin the forum, "Race and the Nation -- Snapshots of America in Change" with a theatrical presentation of voices from America. Ms. Smith transforms herself onstage into characters that explore issues of race, community and character in America. The panel will then open up to a discussion of the increasing complexity of American race relations.

Joseph Wilson, a diplomat–turned international management consultant, will explore such headline issues as privacy, access, data collection and protection in a keynote address titled "The Information Revolution -- Insights and Interpretation," set for 3 p.m., April 11.
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Campus News

Weatherhead School of Management students will hold a free tax preparation service for students and staff from 1-4 p.m. on Monday, April 2 in the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 218. Last year's tax returns, W-2's from employers and bank account interest statements are just a few of the documents filers should bring. For more details, send e-mail to

As part of National Public Health Week, the Masters of Public Health Program (MPH) will have a food drive, April 2-6. Donations will benefit the Cleveland Food Bank. Collections will be accepted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily in the Biomedical Research Building and in the MPH office, WG 72 in the School of Medicine. Requested items are canned goods and other nonperishable items. Details: Send e-mail to

The Implementation Committee (IC) of Case Western Reserve University's Branding Task Group seeks input from the campus community. The campus community can offer ideas online. Campus members who can attend a forum, can register for the last session that takes place at 12:30 today, March 30 in Clapp Hall, Room 108. Read more about the process.

For Faculty & Staff

ACES Faculty Development Luncheon will feature Diana Bilimoria, associate professor, organizational behavior in the Weatherhead School of Management, who will talk about "Emotional Intelligence in the Academic Workplace: A Primer for Women Faculty." Event will be 12:30-2 p.m., Friday, April 13 in Nord Hall, Room 310. Lunch provided. RSVP by April 6 to or call 368-0985.

For Students

The Summer Information Fair continues today, March 30 until 4 p.m. in the SAGES Cafe. Come learn about summer courses. Free prizes and a raffle to win a free summer course in the College of Arts and Sciences. Details are online.

The Daniel Hale Williams Pre-Medical Society of the School of Medicine is sponsoring the first Professional Women's Medical Seminar, "How Female Medical Professionals Balance Their Careers and Life Outside of the Hospital." Free event will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 in Nord Hall, Room 310. Includes dinner followed by panel discussion of women physicians and nurses. RSVP to or call 216-754-4288.


Professor of Music Ross W. Duffin will direct a performance of the Case Western Reserve University Early Music Singers at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 1 in Harkness Chapel. Selections will include St. Matthew Passion by Richard Davy, along with guest soloists Jeffrey Rich, tenor, as the Evangelist, and Daryl Yoder, bass, as Christus. Free.

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Spartan women's softball players Carrie Casden, a senior, has been named first team All-University Athletic Association and juniors Lauren Seeds and Amanda Bell are second team honorees.

Laura J. Nosek (NUR '61, '81, GRS '86), a faculty member at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing coauthored the first new medical-surgical nursing textbook published in the past 15 years, Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing.

Jack L Koenig, J. Donnell Emeritus Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science at the Case School of Engineering, will receive the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Nebraska, where he received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1960. Ceremonies will take place May 4 in Lincoln, Neb. The award recognizes his many contributions in polymer research and education.

March 30, 2007

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Case in the News

Improvements to be made to the Greenie system, again

The Observer online, March 30, 2007

Case Western Reserve University administrators, along with representatives from University Circle, Standard Parking and Student Life Committee are working to address issues of efficiency and reliability with the campus transportation and tracking system.

String theory, with no holds barred

Science Now Daily News, March 30, 2007 (subscription only)

Story reports on a "face-off" between physicists Brian Greene of Columbia University and Lawrence Krauss of Case Western Reserve University on the subject of string theory.

Higher Ed News

Colleges hiring lenders to field queries on aid

The New York Times, March 30, 2007

The telephone number looks like any other university extension. And when students call with questions about financial aid, the recorded voice at the other end says, "Thank you for calling Texas Tech University’s Student Financial Center." But what is remarkable about the center is that the people giving advice are not university employees at all.

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