Elementary Students Help Case Western Reserve Visiting Artist Pull "Mind of Cleveland" Thoughts from Thinking Cap


"Cleveland is a city daring to reinvent itself," according to S.B. from the Asian District in the city.

K.B. from North Royalton summed up the city in the message, "1+0=1 FUTURE, 1 HOPE."

These statements are among the more than 500 thoughts, dreams and inspirations submitted by people in Cleveland to conceptual artist Carl Pope's "The Mind of Cleveland" project. Throughout the fall, the visiting artist at Case Western Reserve University's Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities has asked people to share their inner voices in 10 words or less to become part of a poster-mural artwork for the university's Humanities Week on "Cityscapes" in March 2008.

Recently Pope began the next steps in the project that also will become an art exhibit at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) by placing the random and anonymous ideas into a large "thinking cap" created by children in Maureen Thompson's second-grade class at Richmond Heights Elementary School. Read more.

New Women's Basketball Coach Jennifer Reimer, Lady Spartans Win Four in a Row after Slow Start


Jennifer Reimer is just eight games into her first year as head coach of the Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team, but already she has her team playing a style of basketball that could make this winter an exciting one in University Circle.

Rebounding from a 1-3 start, the Spartans have won four in a row and have shown that they are a much-improved squad from last year -- and should be ready for the tough schedule that lies ahead.

"I think all of these tough games early on our schedule are important for us, so we are ready for the tough conference schedule later on," Reimer said. Read more.

Campus News

1-2-1 Fitness Center is hosting a fundraising drive for Gussie Vales, a member of the center's housekeeping staff who was injured in a fire. 1-2-1 is hosting a free guest weekend December 28-30. All donations -- in lieu of guest fees (normally $12) -- as well 50 percent of all Recovery Zone juice and smoothie bar sales will go toward defraying her medical expenses. 1-2-1 is open regular hours this weekend, and complete access to the center is included for all guests, including group exercise classes and the center's new equipment. 1-2-1 also will waive the $50 initiation fee for anyone who joins this weekend.

KSL_0900_a.JPG Kelvin Smith Library will be closed Saturday, December 29 through Tuesday, January 1 for New Year's Day. For additional information, check the library's hours link or call the hours hotline at 368-6500.

For Faculty & Staff

As part of Case Western Reserve's commitment to the development of women leaders at the university, applications are being accepted for financial support for attendance at the 2008 Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration. The session takes place June 21 through July 16. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to improve the status of women in the middle and executive levels of higher education administration. Application for admission is open to women faculty and college or university administrators whose background, experience and present responsibilities indicate a potential for professional advancement in higher education administration. The Case award covers tuition, room and board and transportation. The deadline to apply for Case financial support is January 18. To apply, applicants should send a short summary (maximum two pages) explaining how the Summer Institute will help with career goals and how attendance will benefit the applicant's department or school; a current curriculum vitae; and a memo of support from a dean or department chair. Submit applications to Associate Provost Kathryn Karipides, Office of the Provost, 216 Adelbert Hall, LC: 7001. Awards will be made by Deputy Provost Lynn Singer by February 8, allowing time for applications to be sent to Bryn Mawr by March 1.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the winter break. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


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In Memoriam

Pam Hume, 85, retired director of continuing education programs at Case Western Reserve University and a Shaker Heights activist, died December 18 in a Williamsville, N.Y., nursing home. Hume came to the university in 1962. She was responsible for creating Living Room Learning, a pioneering adult education program. Read the full obituary.

December 26, 2007

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Case in the News

Pluto's Top 10 moments of 2007

The Plain Dealer, December 26, 2007
Case Western Reserve University football team makes the top 10 list in the paper's sports columnist's list of best moments of the year for achieving an undefeated season.

A New topic for debate

The New York Times, December 25, 2007
An update on the group, ScienceDebate2008, which has called for at least one presidential debate to discuss science, technology as well as issues related to health and the environment. Lawrence Krauss, a physicist at Case Western Reserve University is one of the chief organizers.

Inventions starting to pay off in a bigger way at OSU

Columbus Business First, December 21, 2007 (subscription required)
Case Western Reserve University is referenced in this story about a recent survey among Ohio colleges and universities regarding technology transfer royalties and licensing income.

Workaholics rarely help anyone

The Seattle Times, December 23, 2007
Richard Boyatzis, a psychologist at Case Western Reserve University and an academic researcher and popular author, comments about "work junkies," or those who have an obsessive focus on their work.

Higher Ed News

More Colleges offer 'amnesty' for drinking violations

The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 21, 2007 (subscription required)
Under-age drinkers will do almost anything to stay out of trouble. Sometimes they won't even call 911 in an emergency, says Meghan Hanrahan, a junior at Ohio University. That's why she believes administrators should waive judicial punishments when intoxicated students seek medical help for themselves or their friends.

Fear factor

Inside Higher Ed, December 21, 2007
The murder of two Indian students on Louisiana State University's campus last week became an international incident. The Indian embassy immediately sent diplomats to Baton Rouge, and the Indian press has closely covered the shooting of two male Ph.D. students at the Edward Gay Apartments, where 94 percent of residents are international students.

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