University Community to Receive Free Digital Subscriptions to Crain's Cleveland Business


As an exclusive extension of its benefits discount program, Case Western Reserve University is offering free, digital subscriptions to Crain's Cleveland Business to more than just its employees.

Sponsored by the university's Office of University Relations and Development, the free subscriptions provide all members of the university community -- including faculty, staff, students, alumni, corporate partners and friends -- with access to the online version of Crain's Cleveland Business at no cost.

The free, digital subscription affords members of the university community who enroll the ability to choose any or all of the benefits offered to paid digital subscribers:

  • Full access to all news articles and exclusive Web-only stories on
  • A Crain's Daily e-mail every afternoon
  • An e-mail every morning with news headlines from media outlets around Northeast Ohio
  • An e-mail every Monday with the top stories from that week's printed issue
  • The ability to search Crain's story archives back to 1994

Register for the free yearlong digital subscription online. Access to the Web site will be granted five business days after the online form is submitted.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the offer also are available online.

Emerald Necklace Paintings on Display at the Mandel School


An exhibition of 30 paintings focusing on landscapes from the Cleveland Metroparks -- otherwise known as the "Emerald Necklace," -- are on display at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The exhibit of works by Charles Jackson Pinkney also includes some still life and portrait paintings.

The campus community will have an opportunity to meet the artist from 12:30 to 2 p.m., February 14 in the second floor atrium of the Mandel School.

Pinkney uses the Alla Prima technique that results in images characterized by vivid colors and bold brush strokes. His formal training began at the Cleveland Museum of Art and at Glenville High School, and he continued his artistic training at several area colleges and programs.

The exhibit, which continues through March 20, is on the first two floors of the Mandel School. Building hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more.

Campus News


The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, through the university's Office of Government Relations, is looking for individuals willing to serve as poll workers for Ohio's primary election on March 4. Poll workers are paid $172.10 for the day. Those interested in working or who would like more information should call the Board of Elections at (216) 443-3277.

1-2-1 Fitness Center offers several new services, including natural sunless tanning, massage rooms and the"Choose to Lose" spring shape up program. In addition, the center is conducting several classes such as Chocolate Yoga at 6:30 p.m. and a couples massage class at 7:30 p.m. on Valentine's Day. For details, call 368-1121.

The Resonance all-campus blood drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 7, both dates in Nord Hall, Room 310. Participants who donate blood will receive an American Red Cross T-Shirt, and will be treated to food from Jimmy John's, Guarinos, Qdoba and Quiznos, along with live music. In addition, the National Marrow Donor Program will be tissue typing on both days. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins also are welcome. Donors must present a valid photo ID. For more information, go to the American Red Cross Web site.

For Faculty & Staff

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is accepting nominations for the Glennan Fellows Program, designed to reward excellence in faculty and to facilitate their growth as teachers and scholars. Glennan Fellows are perceived as role models for new faculty, and nominees must be regular, tenure-track faculty members. The awards are for $6,500, and the funds may be used to support a wide range of activities related to teaching and education. Nominations are due to UCITE by February 15. Read more for a complete list of details.

For Students

The university's Pakistani Student Association is hosting its annual Cultural Show at Thwing Center ballroom February 22. Doors open at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 and the show at 7. The event will feature Pakistani cuisine and entertainment. Tickets are $8 for undergraduates, $10 for everyone else. CaseCash will be accepted. For more information, send e-mail to Sana Minhas.


Women students who are actively doing work through groups, clubs, other affiliations or independent endeavors for the benefit of other women are invited to enter a display sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women in honor of Women's History Month in March. The theme of this year's exhibit is "Women Speak Out!" To be considered, respond to the following questions in approximately 500 words: What year are you?; what do you speak out about?; describe the nature of your work for the benefit of women; what propelled you to start and what it means to you; and what place does this work hold in your life? Send entries via e-mail to the Center for Women. Entries will be reviewed by a committee of university representatives. Selected entries will receive a small prize as well as recognition at Amalia Ortiz's performance on March 20.



Ellen Landau, the Andre W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, will discuss her research and career with a lecture entitled "Dance as a Weapon: Isamu Noguchi's History as Seen from Mexico 1936," at noon, February 14 in Guilford Parlor, located in Guilford Hall. She also will answer questions about her work. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Landau has taught in the Cleveland Museum of Art/Case Western Reserve University Joint Program in Art History since 1982, with courses specializing in 20th century American and European art and theory. Free, open to the public. Sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. For more information, call 368-0985.

The next Science Café Cleveland, cosponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will feature Lee Thompson, associate professor of psychology and Barbara Lewis, associate professor of pediatrics on the topic of "A New Alphabet for the Classroom: The Genetics of Reading and Writing." Two sessions -- 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. -- will be held February 11 at the Great Lakes Brewing Company. Details online.

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.

In Memoriam

Gussie Vales, who was part of the housekeeping staff at 1-2-1 Fitness Center for five years, died January 30. When Gales was in an apartment fire last December, the fitness center staff, members and guests rallied together to raise over $2,700 to assist with her expenses and to help furnish her new home. Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., February 6 at Gaines Funeral Home, 9116 Union Ave. The wake and funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., February 7 at Good Hope Baptist Church, 7519 Central Ave.

February 5, 2008

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Case in the News

Eye blinks may ID fetal alcohol exposure

The Washington Post, February 4, 2008
Eye blinking may help doctors identify children exposed to alcohol during pregnancy but who don't have the distinctive facial features usually associated with the exposure, a new study suggests. Lynn Singer, deputy provost and vice president for academic programs at Case Western Reserve University, comments. Singer also is a professor of pediatrics.

Top young historians

History News Network (George Mason University), February 3, 2008
Profile story on Rhonda Williams, assistant professor of history at Case Western Reserve University.

Very premature babies don't get follow-up care

The Washington Post, February 4, 2008
A groundbreaking study reports that most very low birth-weight babies born to low-income women failed to get critical follow-up care within their first two years of life. The findings seemed valid to Maureen Hack, a professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, who believes the health-care system's lack of organization is to blame.

Higher Ed News

Private colleges try to stay affordable

USA TODAY, February 5, 2008
Generous new financial initiatives from some elite schools have drawn renewed attention to the plight of families struggling to afford college.

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