University Names New Director of Inamori Center, Inamori Professor of Ethics


Shannon E. French, Ph.D., has been named director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and Inamori Professor of Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. She begins her new position on September 8.

French was most recently the associate chair of the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, where she had been a member of the civilian faculty since 1997. At Case Western Reserve, she'll serve as a tenured faculty member in the philosophy department in the College of Arts and Sciences in addition to her leadership duties at the Inamori Center . Read more.

Case Western Reserve to Co-sponsor First-of-its-kind Anti-HIV Microbicide Trial

A first-of-its-kind clinical research trial co-sponsored by Case Western Reserve University researchers will look at two different methods of female-controlled HIV prevention: Microbicides and pre-exposure prophylaxis. The ground-breaking trial offers women living in the Greater Cleveland area a unique opportunity to help alter the course of the worldwide AIDS epidemic. The clinical trial is the first to be offered through the newly established National Institute of Health-funded Microbicide Trials Network.

The study is enrolling healthy, sexually active, HIV-negative women ages 18-45. Read more.

Campus News

Several phishing e-mails have been reaching the inboxes of faculty, staff and students recently. Some of the most recent scams come with spoofed return e-mail addresses—including from Case Daily and Web Account Services—that appear to be official university sources. These messages usually request you to reply with your password. Case Western Reserve University will never ask for passwords or related information. Check the ITS Security Web site for information on recent e-mail scams and report any phishing messages to the Case Help Desk. Learn more about protection against phishing scams.

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations invites the campus community to come out and tour the new building and enjoy refreshing summer treats while learning about the center's graduate programs in nonprofit management. The open house takes place from 5:30-7 p.m., July 23. For details, call 368-6025 or go to the Center's Web site.

The cognitive sciences laboratory of Fey Parrill, assistant professor of cognitive science, is currently running an experiment on event descriptions, and her staff seeks participants for the study. Candidates must be native speakers of American English, at least 18 years of age, be willing to be video-recorded, and able to bring in a partner to participate in the study. The experiment runs 15-20 minutes; participants will be compensated.

For Faculty and Staff

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is sponsoring a 50/50 cash raffle to benefit the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund. All SAC representatives are encouraged to sell at least one book of 10 tickets in support of this cause. The two SAC reps who sell the most tickets will receive a prize. Representatives can pick up their tickets by contacting the following: Kathleen Dowdell, Mather Memorial, Room 238 (368-2264); Theresa Grigger, Crawford Hall, Room 532 (368-5887); Kathryn Howard, Millis Hall, Room G11 (368-5087); Kathleen O'Linn, School of Nursing, Room 1320 (368-6344); and Amanda Shaffer, Bellflower House, Room 101 (368-8874). Sold stubs, unsold tickets and money should be returned by July 24. Additional tickets will be available right up to the drawing at the Party on the Quad. The raffles costs $5 per ticket, $10 for 3 tickets or $30 for a book of 10 tickets. The drawing will be held at the annual Party on the Quad at 5:30 p.m., July 25, and the winner does not need to be present to win.

For Students

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



Case Western Reserve University is planning a yearlong celebration to help mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth—and the 150th anniversary of the publication (November 24, 1859) of his influential book On the Origin of Species—and has launched a Web site with the first details of events to be conducted on campus from fall 2008 to summer 2009.

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.

July 22, 2008

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Case in the News

Cleveland trial will test HIV-prevention drug for women

The Plain Dealer, July 21, 2008
Case Western Reserve University is co-sponsoring a study that will test two methods of HIV prevention for women.

The Uptown project: Urban sophistication

The Plain Dealer, July 21, 2008
A long-awaited wave of culture, homes, shopping and dining will start to flood the University Circle area next spring. The buildings will sit at the center of the Uptown project, an investment of more than $200 million by developers, cultural institutions, Case Western Reserve University and advocacy group University Circle Inc.

Former Ohio banker Leigh McGuigan to lead Cleveland schools makeover

The Plain Dealer, July 20, 2008
Leigh McGuigan, recently named the first director of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's Office of New and Innovative Schools, will develop and maintain niche schools, including two year-round high schools devoted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. One of these schools will hold classes on corporate campuses before sending students off to internships and senior-year studies at Case Western Reserve University.

Bottlenecks at the border are taking a toll on U.S.-Canada trade

The Plain Dealer, July 20, 2008
When Henry King drove back to Cleveland from Canada recently, he spied the jumble of semis queued up at checkpoints at the border. With each trip he makes, the international law expert at Case Western Reserve University said the backup seems longer. King is the U.S. Director of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute.

Lessons in leadership found between the lines

New Jersey Business Journal, July 21, 2008
Summer is a good time for business executives to discover new information courtesy of a book. Maxine Ballen says her views about business changed when she read The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors and Policy Makers Live By, written by Scott Shane, the A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University

Higher Ed News

New systems keep a close eye on online students at home

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, July 25, 2008
Tucked away in a 1,200-page bill now in Congress is a small paragraph that could lead distance-education institutions to require spy cameras in their students' homes. It says that an institution that offers an online program must prove that an enrolled student is the same person who does the work.

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