Dave Manoogian first Spartan Wrestling All-American in Nearly Five Years

Dave Manoogian

Case Western Reserve University senior Dave Manoogian has become the first All-American in Spartan wrestling in nearly five years.

Manoogian finished eighth at the 2008 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships at the U.S. Cellular Center in Grand Rapids, Iowa.

This weekend marked the last go-around for Manoogian, as the 141-pounder competed in the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships for the second time in his four-year career. Read more.

Inamori Center Shares in Kyoto Celebration, Prepares for Ethics Prize Gala


The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will help celebrate the North American Kyoto Laureate Symposium today through March 14 in San Diego. The Inamori Center also will mark the awarding of its inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize September 4 in Cleveland, with a celebration reminiscent of the Kyoto Prize events.

Kazuo Inamori, president of The Inamori Foundation, established the Kyoto Prize and the Inamori Ethics Prize, both international awards that honor those who have contributed significantly to humankind's scientific, cultural and spiritual development. He also funded the Inamori Center at Case Western Reserve.

The Inamori Ethics Prize gala in September will include a lecture by the recipient, a symposium featuring area ethics experts and a black tie prize ceremony in Severance Hall. The winner of the Inamori Ethics Prize will be announced by June.

The Inamori Center also will host the university's Public Affairs Discussion Group on April 18 at 12:30 p.m. when a discussion of "Moral Dilemmas in Politics and Fiction" will feature novelists Megan Whelan Turner and Anne Ursu, with Joseph White, professor of political science at Case Western Reserve.

This month, the Inamori Center is inspiring thought on those who fight not just to win, citing Cyrano de Bergerac, and the related contest between popularity and principle, according to John F Kennedy. Details are in the March issue of the Inamori Center newsletter from Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., director of the center.

Additional information about the Inamori Center and its activities is available online.

Campus News

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is holding an information session from 10 a.m. to noon, March 22 at the school, 11235 Bellflower Road. The community is invited to learn about social work degrees from one of the highest-ranked graduate social work programs in the nation. The session will focus on the master's program, field education and financial aid. For details, go to the school's Web site, or call 368-2290.

The Schubert Center for Child Studies invites the campus community to attend a presentation entitled "Intelligence and Race: A Theory of Intelligence as Processing" by Joseph Fagan, Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor of Psychology, beginning at 11:45 a.m., March 18 at Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. In addition, Caroline Kaczala, coordinator of assessment/accountability for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, will discuss the policy and practice implications of the topic. A light lunch will be provided. For information, go to the Schubert Center's Web site.

For Faculty and Staff

The Office of Student Activities & Leadership invites all university staff and faculty to attend the Emerging Leaders Program Graduation Reception & Ceremony from 4:30-6 p.m., March 19 in Thwing Center's ballroom. The event will celebrate 80 students who are graduating from the program. RSVP online by March 18.

For Students

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


Kay Redfield Jamison, an internationally recognized psychologist and author of An Unquiet Mind, is the keynote speaker for the university's 2008 Distinguished Lecture Series. Her talk, "Creativity and Madness," begins at 5:30 p.m., March 18 at Severance Hall. Free, open to the public. Registration is encouraged.


The School of Law's Institute for Global Security Law and Policy presents Elizabeth Hillman, visiting professor from the University of California's Hastings College of Law, on the topic of "The Bomber Generals & the New Laws of War: Terror, Romance & American Air Power," from 4:30-5:30 p.m., March 20 at the Moot Courtroom, Room A59. The lecture will explore the legal and military history of U.S. bombing since World War II. A reception will be held in the Blackacre Student Lounge immediately following the talk. One hour of CLE credit is available. Free, open to the public.

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

Susan Krausz, a lecturer in piano at Case Western Reserve University from 1966 to 1992, died February 24 at age 93. She was a distinguished concert pianist, composer and piano teacher who performed as a soloist with various orchestras, over New York Radio, National Public Television and local radio stations, including performances of her own compositions.

March 12, 2008

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Case in the News

Case Western gets $2 million gift for energy research

The Plain Dealer, March 12, 2008
The Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation at Case Western Reserve University got another boost on Tuesday with the announcement of a $2 million gift. The latest money, from the Maltz Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, will be used to establish an endowed professorship. Related article.

The syllabus becomes a repository of legalese

Chronicle of Higher Education, March 10, 2008
Mano Singham, adjunct associate professor of physics and director of Case Western Reserve University's Center for Innovative Teaching and Education, comments on how the syllabus has evolved.

Conversations with Kathleen Dunn

Wisconsin Public Radio, March 11, 2008
Alexander Lamis, associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, appeared on a radio program this week to discuss the fate of the Florida and Michigan delegates.

New hope for anti-HIV gels

Chemistry World, March 10, 2008
Early data from a clinical trial has rekindled hope of an effective topical gel to prevent HIV infection. The new gel will enter the second stage of phase II trials this year, and is the first in a new generation of treatments to contain an ingredient specifically active against HIV. Michael Lederman, director of the Center for AIDS Research at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Sizemore goes deep twice against Tigers

The Times-Reporter, March 12, 2008
Ashley Nemeh, a Case Western Reserve University student, will sing the National Anthem at the Cleveland Indians March 31 Opening Day game against Chicago.

Higher Ed News

Overhauling law school's third year

Inside Higher Ed, March 12, 2008
Washington and Lee University's law school is completely replacing all academic courses in the third year of its program with "experiential" courses in which students will perform work equivalent to that done by lawyers.

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