Campus Invited to Dedication of Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence

Kazuo Inamori Case Western Reserve University students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to the formal dedication of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the center on the ground floor of Crawford Hall.

David M. Abshire, president and CEO of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and president of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation of New York, will give the keynote address. Abshire also is vice chair of the board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and served as its chief executive for many years.

Kazuo Inamori will be on campus for the dedication ceremony, which will include a ribbon cutting and open house and remarks by Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., in addition to Abshire's address.

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University was established in 2005 through a generous gift from Inamori and the Inamori Foundation of Kyoto, Japan. While most ethics centers in the United States focus primarily on western ethics and ethical practices, this center will be the first to explore ethical issues from a global perspective; nurture international awareness and understanding of our common humanity through the study, teaching and practice of ethics; and pursue excellence in all human endeavors.

RSVP by May 4 to Jane Howarth, 216-368-2133.

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Parking rates for the 2007-2008 academic year have been established. View rates online. The new rates reflect an increase of four percent, which is consistent with the university's multi-year parking rate strategy. The new rates are effective July 1.

For Faculty & Staff

The next meeting of the Act Three Roundtable is scheduled for 4-5 p.m., Thursday, May 3 in Thwing Center, Room 309. Group is for women in or nearing retirement. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.

For Students

The annual spring Thwing Study Over will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday, May 1 throughout Thwing. Food of all kinds will be provided on the hour from such venues as Antony's, Quiznos, Qdoba, Dunkin Donuts and more. Students will also receive free massages and other events. Details.

The first Case digital memory book is out: Buy a copy to share memories with friends and family of the university, campus events, Cleveland and the states. Get one DVD for $15 or buy two for $20. DVDs are available at the University Bookstore or order by e-mail to


The university's Art Studio "Spring Semester in Review" student art exhibition opens today from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery, 2215 Adelbert Road. The exhibit continues through Friday, May 4. Call 368.2714 for gallery hours.

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

April 30, 2007

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Case in the News

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The Plain Dealer, April 29, 2007
James Alexander, chair of the mathematics department at Case Western Reserve University, comments on an Ohio man's software program that is used to predict outcomes of contestants on a popular show.

Blacks in short supply in field of dentistry

The Plain Dealer, April 29, 2007
Several professors and students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, including Jefferson Jones, associate professor and chair of endodontics, comment on the shortage of African American dentists and what's being done to address the issue.

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Case Western Reserve University Professor of Physics Lawrence Krauss offers comments about the rate of speed and space travel to what some astronomers have said may be the first habitable planet outside the solar system.

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Editorial on a new award in honor of the late Richard Shatten, onetime head of Case Western Reserve University's Center for the Study of Regional Economic Issues at the Weatherhead School of Management.

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Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland will fight to restore proposals majority Republicans in the House seek to exclude from his two-year budget proposal, including those that would wipe out most state-funded private school vouchers, offer Medicaid to more parents and get rid of abstinence-only sex education, a spokesman said.

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