UCITE to Honor Five Glennan Fellows April 30

Glennan Winners

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) invites the campus community to learn about the research of and to celebrate the five faculty members who were selected as Glennan Fellows during the Annual Glennan Fellows Program, noon to 1:30 p.m., April 30 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Library.

This year's Glennan Fellows -- Brian Gran, Jessie Hill, Melissa Knothe Tate, Jennifer Liang, and Amy Zhang -- represent the fields of sociology, law, engineering, biology, engineering and nursing. Read more.

Campus Community Invited to Attend Forums on New Diversity Position

The Case Western Reserve University community is invited to attend two upcoming forums regarding the new vice president of inclusion, equal opportunity, and diversity position.

As the university seeks to create a more diverse environment, this newly created, cabinet-level position will report directly to President Barbara R. Snyder. The new vice president will evaluate the university's existing programs and work with constituents to develop and advocate for a more dynamic and coherent approach to addressing campus needs.

The first forum is scheduled from 2:30-3:30 p.m., April 29 in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. The second forum is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., April 30 in Ford Auditorium. Read more.

Campus News


The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is holding an information session from 5 to 7 p.m., April 30 at the school, 11235 Bellflower Road. 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 Division of Student Affairs invites campus departments and student groups to submit ideas for the fall 2008 Community Hour, which is held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. Fill out a brief survey to submit program ideas by August 1. Community Hour topics can range from cultural events to university lectures. Go online for ideas and more information on previous programs.

For Faculty and Staff

Beginning today, petty cash vouchers will be entered and printed from the Peoplesoft Financials system. The last day to cash older petty cash vouchers is May 2. For information, go to the Cashier's Web site.

The final exam schedule for spring 2008 is now available online. Faculty can send an e-mail with corrections or changes.

For Students

Beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year, Aetna Student Health will serve as the new administrator of the university's Student Medical Plan. Service will not be interrupted nor will the policy noticeably change. The student fee for the plan will increase slightly, to $660 per semester, due to rising healthcare costs in general. The university will continue to offer the Optional Dependent Medical to students who wish to purchase coverage for their dependent spouse, domestic partner and children. Details are forthcoming. Contact Louise Matchett at 368-3050 with questions.

The Annual Fund is hosting the Senior Class Gift Bar Night at the Jolly Scholar beginning at 5 p.m. this evening. For a $10 entrance fee, seniors will get two drinks and free food. In addition, $8 of the entrance fee will be donated to the Senior Class Gift Campaign. For details, contact Gretchen Denaro at 368-3818.

The Writing Resource Center will hold regular hours today, and will provide hours throughout finals period April 29 to May 7. Students will be able to make half-hour or one-hour appointments. Online appointments also are available. To make an appointment, go online and select "WRC Finals Schedule" from the drop-down menu on the main scheduling page. For questions, send e-mail to the writing center staff.


The Case Art Studio's "Spring Semester in Review" student art exhibition will have its opening reception from 5-7 p.m. tonight at the gallery, 2215 Adelbert Road. The exhibit will feature art made by students enrolled in the spring semester art studio classes. The exhibit continues through May 2. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m.

The Jewish Student Group will be holding its annual Shavuot Party from 8-10 tonight at the Rough Rider Room. The event will include free cheesecake and a live jazz band. Attendees are asked to wear white and bring a date; there also will be opportunities to meet new people at the event.

Speakeasy, the male a cappella group, is hosting its annual Spring Concert at 8 p.m. tonight in Strosacker Auditorium. Case in Point will open the show.

The College of Arts and Sciences will host a talk, "Queenfight: Confession, Confrontation, and Coercion in Schiller's Maria Stuart," at 4:30 p.m. today Clark Hall, Room 206. The featured speaker is Gail Hart, a professor of German from the University of California, Irvine. Free, open to the public.

The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.

April 28, 2008

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Case in the News

More teens addicted to prescription drugs

The Columbus Dispatch, April 28, 2008
An unprecedented number of young people are showing up in detox centers statewide hooked on prescription medications and heroin, which they sometimes turn to as a cheaper alternative. They come predominantly from rural and suburban schools, and most live in middle-class or wealthy homes. Ted Parran, an addiction specialist and associate professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Cleveland, Clinic, Case Western Reserve sign on to enviro-responsibility

The Plain Dealer, April 25, 2008
Earth Day 2008 dawned bright and clear in Northeast Ohio. This year the city of Cleveland and two corporate partners took a symbolic step toward protecting the environment. The city, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic signed a joint commitment of responsibility to the environment, human rights, labor rights and anti-corruption by signing on to the U.N. Global Compact.

Hard work isn't over for National City

The Plain Dealer, April 27, 2008
A week after being saved by a $7 billion investor windfall, National City Corp. is faced with one big question: Now what? Scott Fine, finance professor at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Sense of purpose

Crain's Cleveland Business, April 28, 2008

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A state-financed coalition aiming to turn Ohio into a hub for sensor technology aims to build its $11 million headquarters on the site of a former restaurant at Cleveland State University, which is heading the coalition for the Wright Center for Sensor Systems Engineering. The other schools housing sensor labs will be Case Western Reserve University, the University of Akron, Lorain County Community College, Ohio State University and Wright State University.

With western reach, cash, Perceptis aiming high

Crain's Cleveland Business, April 28, 2008

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Perceptis LLC, a provider of computer help desk services, doubled its revenues last year by establishing a customer base in the western United States, and it should grow even faster this year. The company, founded in June 2004 to provide information technology support to Case Western Reserve University, took off when it began providing help desk services to colleges in the Southwest in early 2007.

Higher Ed News

Where Pell falls short

Inside Higher Ed, April 28, 2008
In the last year, Republicans and Democrats embraced budget plans to provide more funds for Pell Grants, and elite colleges captured considerable attention with a flurry of plans to expand aid to students. But a report being released today has a sober message: For the students at the bottom of the income ladder, all of these well meaning changes have failed to make a dent in underlying problems.

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