Daniel P. Harrington Appointed to Case Western Reserve University Board Of Trustees


The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees has appointed Daniel P. Harrington to a four-year term on the board. Harrington is president, chief executive officer and director of HTV Industries Inc., based in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

"He will bring a well-informed and beneficial perspective to the board, given his distinguished career in business and his service on several corporate boards and community organizations, " said board chair Frank N. Linsalata.

A native of Cincinnati, Harrington, who now resides in the Cleveland suburb of Gates Mills, has been president and CEO of HTV Industries Inc. since 1991. HTV is a private holding company with diversified business interests in biotechnology, telecommunications, manufacturing and banking. Read more.

Engineering Professor's Paper Named One of Most Influential in Last Five Years by Nature Materials


An article co-authored by John Lewandowski, Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has been named by the editors of Nature Materials as one of the 10 most influential articles to appear in the publication in the last five years.

The paper, "Temperature Rise at Shear Bands in Metallic Glasses," previously had been selected as one of the 10 best articles published in the magazine during 2005 and 2006. Read more.

Campus News

The Case Western Reserve University School of Law announces its first annual "Center for Social Justice Benefit Concert" featuring a special evening with legendary musical artist Richie Havens at 8 p.m., September 5 at the Ohio Theater, Playhouse Square Center. Limited VIP tickets are available, which will include preferred seating and a pre-show reception with Havens. This fundraising event for the Center for Social Justice will support scholarships, a loan repayment assistance program and summer fellowships for students looking to pursue public interest work. Tickets go on sale June 27, and can be ordered online or by phone at (216) 241-6000. Discount student tickets also are available.

Case Western Reserve's ITS department and Sprint have kicked off a celebration period that will allow current and new Sprint subscribers to receive special offers for upgrading their university-provided cellular phone. In addition, new subscribers will be able to receive additional discounts for new lines of service. Sprint representatives will be on campus during scheduled events to answer questions about their mobility solutions. The first event will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., June 27 at SAGES Café. For information, send an e-mail to Sprint, or call Bob Sopko at 368-1522.

For Faculty and Staff

The process of closing the books for fiscal year 2008 has started. To assist staff and faculty in this process, the controller's office mailed out a memo at the end of April with a schedule of cutoff dates and instructions for the year-end process. As the fiscal year draws to an end, it is important to refer to this document to ensure a successful close. A copy of the document can be found on the controller's office Web site. In addition, the monthly deadline listings can be found online.

The submission deadline for employee tuition waiver applications for the summer 2008 semester is July 1. A completed waiver application is required to receive the university's tuition benefits available to employees, as well as their spouses and dependents (refer to the education benefits summary for program details). Tuition benefits policies and procedures were revised January 1 to define an appeal process for employees if a supervisor does not approve the tuition waiver application. The decision may be appealed to the director of employee relations, and must be made before the tuition waiver application deadline. Application forms are available online and in the Benefits Administration Office in Crawford Hall, Room 224. Contact Michelle Belle via e-mail or at 368-3166 with questions.

For Students

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



The campus community is invited to observe the Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio (YANEO) program at work in Wade Oval. YANEO has hired more than 80 local high school students to apprentice in the arts this summer. They are on the job 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday through July 31 in preparation for public exhibitions and performances to be held at 6 p.m., July 10, and 5 p.m., July 30. The public is invited to attend these free performances/exhibits, as well as observe apprentices each day.

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.

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.

June 26, 2008

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Case in the News

Supreme Court cuts $2.5 billion punitive damages in Exxon's '89 Alaska oil spill

Sacramento Bee, June 26, 2008
In a victory for corporations seeking to limit big-dollar lawsuits, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cut the $2.5 billion in punitive damages awarded in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Jonathan Adler, director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, comments.

General election fundraising underway for McCain, Obama

USA TODAY, June 25, 2008
General election fundraising is underway for Barack Obama and John McCain. The outcome of the presidential campaign in Ohio may be decided by specific types of campaign donors. Justin Buchler, assistant professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, provides insight.

Stem-cell treatment for racehorse is golden

Fast Pitch Press, June 26, 2008
A bowed tendon used to mean the end of a racehorse's career. Now, as The Scientist magazine reports, the injury can be recovered with a novel self derived stem-cell treatment. Arnold Caplan, professor of biology and general medical sciences at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

Energy boost

Inside Higher Ed, June 26, 2008
Colleges and universities across the country are struggling with major budget cuts, but a few states that are big on energy production are flush with funds.

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