Charles D. Fowler Appointed to Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees


The Case Western Reserve University board of trustees has appointed Charles D. Fowler to a four-year term on the board. Fowler is president and CEO of Chardon, Ohio-based Fairmount Minerals, Ltd.

A 1990 graduate of the Weatherhead School of Management's Executive Master of Business Administration degree program, Fowler became the university's 38th current trustee when the full board met on October 20.

A native of Danville, Illinois, Fowler has held leadership positions in the mineral production industry for four decades. He currently serves on the boards of the Geauga YMCA and the Das Deutsch Center.

Fowler joined Fairmount Minerals, Ltd. in 1986. The third-largest producer of industrial sand in the United States, the company has won numerous awards for its environmentally friendly policies. Last year, Fairmount Minerals endowed the Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship at the Weatherhead School. Earlier this fall, David Cooperrider, director of the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, became the inaugural chair. Read more.

Football Playoff Has Discount Tickets, Costume Contest

Case Western Reserve University's football team--ranked 15th in the nation with a 10-0 record--makes its first NCAA Division III playoff appearance at noon on Saturday for a first-round game against visiting Widener University (8-2). Because Saturday's game is an NCAA event, the association dictates ticket prices (no presale) and game day procedures.


General admission is $8; college students will be charged $4. A contribution from Case Western Reserve's Office of Student Affairs has lowered student ticket prices to $2, and Undergraduate Student Government has donated an additional $1,000 so the first 500 students at the gate get in free. The game will be simulcast (audio and video) live. No local radio broadcast will occur due to previously scheduled programming.

Alumni on campus that day are invited to stop by the new Alumni House prior to the game for light refreshments, to meet the Spartan mascot and take a tour of the house.

In addition, the university will host a Spartan costume contest during the game. The athletic department will bring the top five Spartan costumes down from the stands on to the track at halftime and allow the crowd (by its applause) to pick the winner. The winner will receive a food and drink party for 10 courtesy of one of the Spartans' corporate partners. Read more.

Rothenberg Receives Alfred Einstein Award


A published article on the theme of springtime in medieval and Renaissance religious and secular music has earned David J. Rothenberg from the Department of Music, one of the highest honors from the American Musicological Society. He was presented with the Alfred Einstein Award during the society's 2007 annual meeting on Saturday, November 3 in Quebec City, Canada.

"The winning article this year demonstrates considerable erudition, richness of interpretive powers and great breadth in its chronological sweep," said Lawrence Bernstein, chair of the award committee. Read more.

Campus News

The university will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of programs the week of January 21, 2008. Academic departments, schools and and centers are encouraged to plan events that add to the activity that week. Funding is still available for selected proposals. Submit proposals online by Monday, November 19. Learn more.

According to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), every 1.5 seconds a researcher accesses the ISI Web of Knowledge, which is just one of hundreds of scholarly databases licensed by Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) and the Case libraries. The ISI Web of Knowledge seeks videos describing how researchers use the database. The first 20 videos submitted and successfully added to the gallery will receive an iPod Shuffle. The most downloaded clip will win an iPod Touch. Visit ISI's New Face of Research for information on how to upload a video. To use the Web of Knowledge database, visit KSL Electronic Resources Portal and click "All Databases." Select Web of Knowledge from the alphabetical list. Only Case networked computers or VPN log-ins will be recognized. For details about the contest or the electronic database, contact Earnestine Adeyemon, 368-4248.

Information Technology Services will discontinue the Usenet newsgroup service to the university community effective December 5. Advances in collaboration technology have provided adequate replacements for the services that this newsgroup once provided. Alternatives such as Google Groups and commercial Usenet providers are available.

For Faculty & Staff

The university's Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law will host the first international congress for the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications ELSI) of Human Genomics researchers, May 1-3, 2008. The theme is the challenge of translating research across cultures and disciplines into practical recommendations for scientists and policy makers. Interested persons are invited to submit a 500-word abstract about their research for consideration toward plenary or poster presentation. Deadline is November 30. Refer to the ELSI Web site or send e-mail to Deborah Hawkins for more details.

For Students

The Interfraternity Congress and Panhellenic Council are accepting nominations for the November Creed and Values Awards, the last of the semester. Any faculty, staff or student may submit nominations for a fraternity or sorority chapter or individual who has truly lived out their chapter's creed and values this past month. The Nomination form is available on the Greek Life Web site.

Students for Justice in Palestine will have a social gathering from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, November 18 in Adelbert Gymnasium. Come liberate your mind with free food and an Arab American hip-hop performance by the N.o.m.a.d.s. and the Philistines, plus hear three speakers discuss the humanitarian issues in Palestine. Free.



Join President Barbara Snyder, Engineering Dean Norman Tien and TeamCASE to celebrate DEXTER's top 20 finish at the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge in California, from 5-7 p.m., Monday, November 19 in Wackadoos Grub and Brew, Thwing Center. Free food and soda will be served. RSVP to Jody Griech if attending.

The Urban Elementz Hip Hop Dance program and talent show scheduled for tonight has been canceled.

The campus community is invited to the International Club's Eleventh Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, November 17 in Nord Hall, Room 310. Buy tickets ($3, undergraduates; $5, graduate students and others) in the Office of International Student Services, Sears 210 or at the door until sold out. Seating is limited to 100 guests. Also features music, games and prizes.

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


Marco Costa, a world-renowned interventional cardiologist, has joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He also will serve as the director of both Invasive Services and the Center for Research and Innovation for University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Institute. Costa was recruited because of his expertise and outstanding track record in the development and clinical trial evaluation of minimally invasive treatments for heart and vascular disease. Read more.


Ly'Nette Cordaro (CWR '93, MGT '00) is the new associate vice president and deputy chief information officer in the Office of Information Technology Services. Previously she served as vice president and division manager at KeyBank. Cordaro's work at the university will support its information technology services infrastructure that maintains networks used in research, classroom learning and campus communications and information. Read more.

November 16, 2007

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Thankful Jim, Connie Brown give $2 million to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

The Plain Dealer November 16, 2007
A financial gift to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, in part, honors Pamela Davis, dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Davis, an expert in the causes and treatment of cystic fibrosis, treated a member of the donor's family.

Case Western Reserve football opens eyes, along with books

The Plain Dealer November 16, 2007
Professor of English Ted Gup along with others from Case Western Reserve University offer comments about the students who were part of football team's successful season.

Do good, feel better, expert says

Akron Beacon November 16, 2007
Story reports on a recent meeting of the Akron Roundtable where Case Western Reserve University bioethicist Stephen Post talked about his research that shows the benefits of doing good.

Ohio case might add to lender problems

Akron Beacon, November 16, 2007
Laura McNally, an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University who has studied predatory-lending practices, comments about a recent federal ruling regarding the mortgage industry.

Higher Ed News

House Education Committee approves sweeping higher-education bill

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 15, 2007 (subscription required)
The U.S. House of Representatives education committee voted unanimously today to approve a bill that would set federal higher-education policy for the next five years.

When it’s OK to copy

Inside Higher Ed, November 16, 2007
There are few circumstances in which it's legal to copy a DVD and screen it in its entirety to an audience without paying royalties. One of them is in the classroom.

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