Dean of School of Dental Medicine Named Interim Provost

Jerold S. Goldberg Jerold S. Goldberg, dean of Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine, has been named interim provost, the university's chief academic officer, Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., interim president, announced today. Goldberg assumes his new duties August 1 and will retain his position of dean of dental medicine.

Goldberg temporarily replaces outgoing Provost John L. Anderson, who is leaving Case at the end of July to become president of Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

"Jerry is a gifted oral surgeon, scholar, educator and academic leader," Eastwood said. "He is highly respected by faculty colleagues, fellow deans at dental schools, university leadership and beyond. I am confident he will provide great leadership for Case Western Reserve as our interim provost."

A 1970 alumnus of the School of Dental Medicine, Goldberg joined the Case faculty in 1974. Read more.

Logo Survey Online

Be sure to take part in the university's online logo survey by May 22 to help inform the Branding Task Group and Implementation Committee on what should be the university's visual identity. Survey is open to all members of the campus community.

Commencement Travel Advisory

Construction on the Cornell Road Bridge and Euclid Avenue and the Cleveland Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, May 20, and passes through University Circle, will affect parking and traffic routes on the morning of commencement. The commencement travel advisory contains details on directions to and from campus and on streets in University Circle that will be closed or restricted for part or all of the day.

Campus News

Information Technology Services will be upgrading the software for the Voice over IP telephones during the Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27. All of the settings on these phones including users' speed dial list as of close of business on Friday, May 18 will be moved automatically on Saturday, May 26 when the upgrade takes place. Any changes on the phone made after this Friday will not be automatically moved. The software upgrade will be transparent to most users. All of the features and functions of the IP phone will work almost identically to the way they work now. Refer to the new online User Guide for details.

Get to know some of the 35 works in the university's exceptional Putnam Sculpture collection of regional sculpture through a one-hour walking tour that begins at 11 a.m., Friday, May 18. Meet in the lobby of Kelvin Smith Library, by Fletcher Benton's Two-On-One Wave. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour includes select works from north and south campus. Tour will be canceled if it rains.

For Faculty & Staff

A special Act III event will take place from 4-6 today, in the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, Thwing Center, Room 309. Come see the award-winning video, The Color of Fear, followed by a facilitated discussion by Amanda Shaffer, faculty diversity specialist. The Color of Fear explores the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. Act III is a discussion group for women in or nearing retirement.

Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to announce the 2007 Freedman Fellows Award recipients, who will begin their projects during a weeklong seminar, May 21-25. The award encourages the use of information and instructional technologies and the building of new tools for teaching that will help develop students' information and research skills objectives. In its third year, the Freedman Fellows Program awards six recipients this year. Read more about the recipients and this collaborative project.

For Students

The Common Reading Selection Committee has selected The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler as the assigned summer reading for all new undergraduate students. Shipler, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, profiles the lives of Americans unable to share in the nation's economic prosperity and examines the causes and consequences of poverty in our society. Shipler will speak on campus in October. In addition, the committee is sponsoring an essay contest. Learn more.


The campus community can attend an upcoming performance by the Cleveland Orchestra for a discounted price. The concert will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 25 with members performing the works of Mozart and Brahms at Severance Hall. Call 216-231-7463 and mention "Case" to receive this discount.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

May 17, 2007

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Case in the News

Passion fuels seniors' ability to achieve, May 17, 2007
When she is not studying biosensors at Case Western Reserve University, Joanne Wang plays drums with a friend from Hathaway Brown High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Wang is one of 20 members of the annual All-USA High School Academic First Team.

Strickland bans bias against gay workers

The Plain Dealer, May 17, 2007
Sharona Hoffman, professor and employment law expert at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, comments on a new state law that protects workers regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The edge of reason: Professor's failed climb up the ivory tower ends in accusations of a hoax

Cleveland, May 16, 2007
Story profiles Ramani Pilla, Case Western Reserve University assistant professor of statistics, in the aftermath of her discrimination complaint against the university.

Global-warming threat can pose legal risks and firms see a niche

The Plain Dealer, May 16, 2007
Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Jonathan Alder speaks on the impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling that gives the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from cars and trucks, a main source of greenhouse gases.

Author sees God in physics

Discovery, May 16, 2007
Frank Tipler, author of the book, The Physics of God, and a mathematics professor at Tulane University, will debate his theories in June with Case Western Reserve University cosmologist Lawrence Krauss.

Higher Ed News

Colleges serving as own lenders brace for battle as Congress cracks down on ethics

The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 17, 2007 (subscription required)
As the student-loan scandal swirls around the nation, forcing banks and colleges to revise practices and pay settlements, Midwestern University is sitting largely unscathed. The private university, with more than 3,300 students studying to become health professionals at campuses in Illinois and Arizona, continues to dole out $1.7-million a year in student grant money that it gains from selling its loans to Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student lender.

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