Case Western Reserve University remains best in Ohio in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Academic Excellence

U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings were released earlier today, and Case Western Reserve University remains Ohio's top school.

The university ranks 41st overall in the publication's annual "America's Best Colleges" undergraduate rankings, and is the only Ohio institution in the top 50.

"I am proud that Case Western Reserve University remains the highest ranked national university in our state," said Barbara R. Snyder, university president. She added that the university's quality is best evaluated through student successes, faculty commitment to excellence in teaching, and research and scholarship for the university and the region.

Case has been Ohio's top-ranked university every year since 1996.

The magazine evaluates 258 universities that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors, as well as master's and doctoral degrees. Prospective students and their parents often cite the "America's Best Colleges" issue as an influential resource for information during their college search. Read more.

Campus News

The Office of Student Employment will have its annual Work Study Job fair on September 6 in Thwing Center ballroom. The fair will enable representatives from campus departments and offices to schedule interviews and/or hire work-study eligible students on the spot. Student employment will distribute an employer directory to students before and during the fair. The directory will list the department's hiring needs and majors being recruited. Register by August 20. Call student employment at 368-4533 or send e-mail to Freddie Hendricks to request a registration form.

For Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff who plan to attend this year's Fall Convocation and Investiture program need to register online by August 28. Tickets to the ceremony, set for 4:30 p.m., August 29 at Severance Hall, will be available at the Severance Hall Box Office on August 27. Faculty who plan to be a part of the processional can order academic regalia through the University Bookstore. Questions: Contact the Convocation and Investiture Office at 368-6280.

For Students

The Center for RNA Molecular Biology in the School of Medicine is offering a new course, "RNA Structure and Function" (BIOC/MBIO/CLBY 599), for fall semester. The course will aim to familiarize graduate students with fundamental aspects of modern RNA biology with emphasis on RNA-based regulation and the diverse roles played by RNA in cellular processes.


The Center for Community Partnerships invites the campus members to participate in Walk and Roll Cleveland, a chance to explore the culturally diverse neighborhoods along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in University Circle. Events will take place on Sundays throughout August. Learn more.

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.

Et al

Ron Wilson, chair of the Department of Theater and Dance and director of the Case-Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program, will spend his fall sabbatical directing a professional production of a new play, Comp, for the Boston Playwrights' Theatre. In addition, he was accepted into the Studio Escalier's first Paris Drawing Program, with a portion of the work occurring at the Louvre Museum. Studio Escalier only accepts ten participants from around the globe.

Roger Lohmann, adjunct instructor of social work at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and editor of Nonprofit Management and Leadership, was recently named to the NonProfit Times' "Power and Influence Top 50" list for the second time.

August 17, 2007

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Case in the News

First big test -- roommates

The Plain Dealer, August 17, 2007
Colleges start soliciting information about housing preferences months ahead of time, and each school has its own approach. Article highlights the method used by students and residence life staff at Case Western Reserve University.

Getting with the program

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 13, 2007
Northeast Ohio Game Initiative and at least a dozen other individuals are working to develop what they hope will be a vibrant video gaming and simulation industry in the region. At least three area colleges also are training a rising number of students in video game design, including Case Western Reserve University.

University Hospitals project to move psychiatric unit off campus

The Plain Dealer, August 17, 2007
Case Medical Center, a partnership between Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland, is promoting a host of construction projects as part of its Vision 2010, but the vision may also include moving a long-standing psychiatric unit off the hospital campus. J.B. Silvers, a professor of health systems management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, comments.

Higher Ed News

Where the Hispanic students are (and aren't)

Inside Higher Ed, August 17, 2007
A new report that examines the reasons why nearly half of all Latino undergraduates enroll in just six percent of the nation's colleges classified as "Hispanic serving institutions" offers important implications for other universities looking to attract such students.

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