Case Western Reserve University Trustees Bring on New Leaders

Charles Koch

Case Western Reserve University added a pair of area development leaders to its board of trustees. Brian Ratner, president of East Coast Development for Forest City Enterprises, Inc., and Scott A. Wolstein, chairman and CEO of Developers Diversified Realty Corporation, were both appointed to the board at its recent trustees meeting.

Charles "Bud" Koch, a member of the board since 1999 and former chairman and CEO of Charter One Financial, was named chair-elect, beginning his term on October 18, 2008. He will succeed Frank N. Linsalata, the current chairman.

"We are pleased to bring two corporate visionaries to our board," said Case Western Reserve University president Barbara R. Snyder. "We're looking forward to working with our new trustees and our entire board under Bud's leadership this fall. I am grateful to our trustees for their continued support and for the strong commitment and service Frank Linsalata has provided this university." Read more.

Case Western Reserve's Greek Life Earns Top Awards at MGCA Conference

Mid-American Greek Council Association

Case Western Reserve University's Panhellenic Council (Panhel) and Interfraternity Congress (IFC) have been recognized as the best councils in their respective divisions at the recent Mid-American Greek Council Association (MGCA) Conference in Chicago.

Panhel has been named winner of the Sutherland Division II award for best overall council in the division for the fourth year in a row, and IFC has been named the overall winner of the Jellison Division III award for the third year in a row.

Both councils also have been recognized for excellence in the categories of academic achievement, council management, philanthropy and community service, leadership and educational development, membership recruitment, public relations, risk reduction and management, and self governance and judicial affairs. In addition, Wes Schaub, the university's director of Greek Life, was awarded Greek Professional of the Year. Read more.

Campus News

Nominations are now being accepted for the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize, which recognizes exceptional achievement by an active or emeritus member of the faculty. The Hovorka Prize is conferred at the university's annual commencement convocation, and includes a monetary award of $5,000. Any member of the university community may submit one or more nominations in letter form, each not to exceed two pages in length. Submissions should be e-mailed to Lois Langell by March 31.

The Case wireless network is open to guests at the university. However, in order to receive the highest wireless speeds on campus and connect more securely to the Case data network, ITS recommends using VPN (virtual private network), a software program that can be download from the Case Software Center. When using wireless on campus, if the network appears to be working slowly, users should check to make sure they have signed into VPN. Also, VPN is recommended for those working from home who need to access Case services. Remember to use VPN if sending e-mails from Outlook or Thunderbird mailboxes; without VPN, those messages may end up sitting in the Outbox until users connect to the Case data network at the office.

For Faculty and Staff

Representatives from EASE@Work, the university's employee assistance program provider, will be discussing summer childcare options from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 5 in Thwing Center's atrium. Representatives will be able to answer questions about summer programs in the neighborhood, how to find them, what to look for in a quality program and summer activities for the entire family.

For Students

Support of Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) announces a new summer undergraduate research program in the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Application deadline is March 31. Details are available online.


The Center for Science and Mathematics Education is seeking two graduate-level students to develop and implement a four-week summer pre-college experience on campus for high school students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District . The program begins June 16 and ends July 11. Stipend awarded. The graduate students must be willing and able to participate in the planning and execution of the program and have an interest and ability to work with urban youth. For information, call 368-5075, or send e-mail to Kathryn Kwiatkowski.



The campus community is invited to a talk featuring author Gay Talese, who will speak on the topic of "The Art of Hanging Out" from 6:30-8 p.m., March 5 in Clark Hall, Room 309. Talese has written 11 books, including The Kingdom and the Power, Honor Thy Father, Thy Neighbor's Wife and his most recent one, A Writer's Life. The lecture is part of the Norman Wain Distinguished Journalism Seminar.

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 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.

March 3, 2008

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Case in the News

Presidential primary issues: Health care

The Plain Dealer, February 29, 2008
When Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama debated in Cleveland last week, they spent the first 16 minutes on the topic of fixing America's health insurance system. Joseph White, an expert on health care finance who is chairman of Case Western Reserve University's political science department, comments.

NAFTA 'Bill' comes due Clinton cause hurt in Ohio by hubby's passage of trade deal

New York Daily News, March 2, 2008
Bill Clinton's ties to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which some Ohioans blame for the exodus of factory jobs, might impact Hillary Clinton said Alexander Lamis, assistant professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University.

Safety at Ohio colleges

The Plain Dealer, March 3, 2008
An article about safety at Ohio colleges includes information about Case Western Reserve University, which sends out security alerts about serious incidents and offers crime-prevention programs, said Dick Jamieson, vice president for campus services.

On the ground and in the air with the Democrats

The Washington Post, March 2, 2008
Chelsea Clinton campaigned in Ohio for Hillary Clinton, touting her mother's candidacy to students at Case Western Reserve University, the University of Akron and elsewhere.

Myth buster

Inside Business, March 2008
A review of Case Western Reserve University economics professor Scott Shane's book, The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors and Policy Makers Live By.

Higher Ed News

Ethics for managing study abroad

Inside Higher Ed, March 3, 2008
The Forum on Education Abroad today released its code of ethics for the field, a set of "aspirational" but not prescriptive guidelines covering six main areas in study abroad.

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