Second Year Case Western Reserve University Student Named Goldwater Scholar

Sheeba Joseph Sheeba Joseph of Battle Creek, Mich., a second-year biochemistry major at Case Western Reserve University, is among a group of 317 gifted science and mathematics majors who have won a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year. The awards are given by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation established in 1986 to honor the late Arizona senator and to encourage study in engineering and science.

Joseph was chosen from a field of 1,110 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of their universities. She is among 143 women who plan to pursue advanced degrees.

As a Goldwater recipient, Joseph will receive support to cover the cost of tuition, fee, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500. Read more

In Memoriam

Theodore Alfred, professor emeritus of management policy and dean emeritus of the Weatherhead School of Management died on April 8. He was dean of the management school from 1971-1994. A memorial event is planned for 4 p.m., May 3 at Amasa Stone Chapel. The family will receive friends following the memorial services at the Cleveland Skating Club, 2500 Kemper Road, Shaker Heights. Those who wish may contribute gifts to the Theodore M. and Catherine C. Alfred Endowment Fund, care of the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7235, or to their favorite charity. Friends also may sign the online guestbook.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University baseball team's game versus Denison University at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Jacobs Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, has been postponed due to weather until 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19. Read more.

Join the College of Arts and Sciences for its annual Humanities Week, today through Friday, May 20. The college is offering the campus community a variety of free lectures, special exhibits, online digital projects and more that explore the many dimensions of the "Information Society."

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Today, April 16 to Sunday, April 22, visit Qdoba on Euclid Avenue from 5-8 p.m. and Qdoba will make a donation directly to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Special Fund to help cover the medical costs for the separation surgery of the Dogaru conjoined twins. To participate, submit this printable flyer when placing your order. Send e-mail to Rein Lambrecht for details.

For Faculty & Staff

The annual Administrative Professionals' Day Luncheon and Raffle honoring women administrative professionals at the university will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., April 26 in Thwing Center ballroom. The featured speaker will be alumna Jacklyn Chisholm, vice president of planning and institutional relations at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Her topic: "Women and Leadership: Education, Sacrifice, and Impact." RSVP required. E-mail to or call 368-0985 to reserve your place.

The final exam schedule for spring 2007 is now available. Faculty can e-mail corrections or changes to

For Students

During the week of April 16-20, the Students for Organ Donation Awareness (SODA) will host a series of events to promote organ donation. On Wednesday, April 18, free food will be served at "Mix It Up with SODA," at 6 p.m. in the Hovorka Atrium. On Thursday, April 19, an informational session of "Organ Donation: Get the Facts" and free food will be given from noon to 1 p.m. in Thwing Center, Meeting Room A. Questions: send e-mail to

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is hosting a two-day event surrounding the 2007 Project on Men and Gender: Gender and Hip-Hop on April 17 and 18, including a film screening of Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Rap Music, and a panel discussion on the topic of "Does Hip Hop Hate Women?"

Students can now preview the final exam schedule for spring 2007, online.


Merlin Donald, chair of the cognitive science program and author of "A Mind So Rare: The Evolution of Human Consciousness," will give a free lecture on the evolution of human cognition beginning at 4:30 p.m., April 18 in Clapp Hall's Goodyear Auditorium.

The 29th Annual Howard T. McMyler Memorial Lecture welcomes Rebecca Blank from the University of Michigan speaking on the topic of "Ten Years After Welfare Reform: How Are Single Mothers Faring?" Talk begins at 4 p.m., April 17 in Clark Hall in the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.

Tuesday, April 17, the Schubert Center for Child Studies will have a panel discussion, "Health Policy for Children in Ohio: Research and Policy Implications: A Closer Look at Governor Strickland's Proposal." Discussion is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Thwing Center, Spartan Room. Free. A light lunch will be provided. Call 368-0540 or e-mail

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

April 16, 2007

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Case in the News

Awareness is key in avoiding ageism litigation

Crain's Cleveland Business, April 16, 2007
Sharona Hoffman, professor of employment law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, comments about ways to avoid age discrimination cases and lawsuits that particularly affect smaller businesses.

Robotic automobile's driving skills put to test

The Plain Dealer, April 16, 2007
Lead software engineer Amaury Rolin and his Case Western Reserve University collaborators have for the past six months nurtured the fledgling computer brain of Dexter, their robotic vehicle, in preparation for the national Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, competition.

Awareness of disability law up among lawyers, families

Crain's Cleveland Business, April 16, 2007
Christina Peer, a Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP attorney who teaches a course on disability law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, talks about how the law field has changed for those interested in law careers that advocate for persons with disabilities and special needs.

Case set to get 1st woman president

The Plain Dealer, April 15, 2007
Profile on life and career of Barbara R. Snyder, incoming president of Case Western Reserve University.

Case sponsors forum on hip-hop and what it says about women

The Plain Dealer, April 15, 2007
Student groups at Case Western Reserve University will explore hip-hop and what it says about women through an April 18 forum featuring producer and documentary director Byron Hurt.

Higher Ed News

Anxiety, values and undergrad education

Inside Higher Ed, April 16, 2007
Last week Columbia University announced a $400 million gift for financial aid -- the kind of philanthropic grand gesture that most colleges only dream about. On Friday, the university was host to a gathering of college presidents, professors, foundation officials and others to talk about who goes to college, who doesn't and what they learn there.

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