Case Western Reserve University Honors Interim President with Highest University Honor


The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees has honored distinguished alumnus and Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., with the university's highest honor -- the University Medal.

Eastwood, who was named interim president in April 2006 and began his tenure two months later, is the 22nd person to receive the University Medal since the board established the award in 1971. The last recipient was Tinkham Veale II, also a distinguished alumnus, in 2003.

The University Medal is awarded in recognition of leadership, dedication and service to the university, to higher education and to society. The solid silver medal bears the university seal on one side, while the reverse cites the recipient's name and the date the medal was awarded. A committee of university faculty, trustees and select medal recipients recommend new honorees.

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Excellence to Continue with Succession in University's Human Resource Department

After four years as Case Western Reserve University's vice president of human resources, Tony Kinslow has accepted the vice president of human resources position at the University of Texas, Arlington. Case Western Reserve alumnae Carolyn Gregory, the university's associate vice president for human resources, will become the department's next vice president, effective July 1. Learn more.

Campus News

Campus Summer Barbecues are back, beginning Wednesday, June 6. Join colleagues and friends each Wednesday on the east Crawford Hall patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This week: All American Barbecue, featuring burgers, ribs, boca burgers, sides and desserts. Price is $7.50 cash or CaseCash. Rain site: Tomlinson Cafeteria. Music by progressive acoustic guitarist Doug Wood. Health information, sample smoothies and chair massages provided by 1-2-1 Fitness Center.

Don't forget to pick up a free copy of The Value of Research, a 58-page publication about the various research activities conducted at the university and with its affiliates. View the publication online or order a printed copy by sending an e-mail to Lisa Sabato at Include full campus addresss.

Information Technology Services has found a cost-effective, efficient means to provide personal computer backup and retrieval for Case faculty, staff and students. Carbonite will provide unlimited storage capacity and the secure, automatic backup of files on desktop or laptop computer. This is a pay-for-use commercial service at user's expense. This will replace the current solution that will discontinue on June 30. More information is online.

For Faculty & Staff

Join Thomas Hayes of the Freedman Center of the Kelvin Smith Library from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 7, to learn how the digital media center can address and solve teaching and research issues. Learn ways to engage students and help them create high quality digital materials for almost any source materials. Presentation will be in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Learn more.

For Students

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The annual Nonprofit Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations will begin at noon on Wednesday, June 6 at Windows on the River restaurant. Keynote speaker is philanthropy expert Rip Ranson, president and CEO of the Kresge Foundation. Refer to the Nonprofit Awards Luncheon Web page for reservation information and other event details or call Bianca Walters at 216-368-1687.

The City Club of Cleveland will welcome Professor of English Ted Gup, a former investigative reporter for The Washington Post and Time magazine, who will speak about his new book Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life. Event begins at noon on Friday, June 8. Read more and make a reservation.

June 5, 2007

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Case in the News

Surf's down, sun's up with new Case logo

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 5, 2007 Story about Case Western Reserve University's new logo and the process used to generate input from the university's varied constituents.

The universe, expanding beyond all understanding

The New York Times, June 5, 2007
Article refers to a new scientific paper about the future of the universe and its galaxies coauthored by Lawrence Krauss, professor of physics at Case Western Reserve University and Robert J. Sherrer, a cosmologist at Vanderbilt University.

New thinking on eye infections and contact lenses

The Wall Street, June 3, 2007
Thomas Steinemann, associate professor of ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University, comments on a report that shows how reduced use of chlorine in public water supplies can impact individuals who wear contact lenses.

Reasons to forgo corn-based ethanol

The Plain Dealer, May 30, 2007 (letter to the editor)
Arnold Dahm, emeritus professor of physics at Case Western Reserve University, comments about the disadvantage of using corn-based ethanol.

Higher Ed News

Syracuse becomes latest university to cut athletics teams, citing finances and Title IX

The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 5, 2007 (subscription required)
Syracuse University announced on Monday that it would cut two sports teams for financial and administrative reasons, and so became the latest example in the national debate over athletics budgets and compliance with federal gender-equity law.

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