Case Western Reserve Ranked Ohio's Best in U.S. News Rankings for 13th Consecutive Year

Students on Campus

Case Western Reserve University has been rated Ohio's top school among the nation's premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, for the 13th consecutive year. The rankings were released today.

The university ranks 41st overall in the publication's annual "America's Best Colleges 2009" undergraduate rankings, and Case Western Reserve is the only Ohio institution in the top 50. Case Western Reserve has been Ohio's top-ranked university every year since 1996.

The university also ranks 25th in the "best values" category, which focuses on academic quality in relation to cost of attending the university. Read more.

School of Law Launches Anti-money Laundering Summer Employment Pilot Program with KeyBank

In a new pilot program that launched this summer, KeyBank has offered paid summer employment to Case Western Reserve University School of Law students. Daniel Green and Patrick Blanchard were the students selected to participate in the inaugural program.

Green and Blanchard are wrapping up 10 weeks at KeyBank's Cleveland headquarters, where they worked in anti-money laundering and terrorism financing, including money laundering detection, financial intelligence gathering and analysis and legal/regulatory compliance.

Jonathan Adler, professor and director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve, said the unique program is a great way for law school students to learn the ins and outs of this field. Read more.

Campus News

Gregory L. Eastwood

All faculty, staff and students are invited to a reception honoring Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., for his dedication to Case Western Reserve University from 3-5 p.m. Friday, September 5 at the Alumni House. Please RSVP by September 2 to Jane Howarth Vogelsberger.

Beginning August 25, East 116th Street will become a two-way street for the rebuilding of the intersection at Euclid Avenue. The project will last for one week, weather permitting. There will be no parking on either side of the street during the construction period; violators will be ticketed and towed, according to Case Western Reserve Police and Security Services.

For Faculty and Staff

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The Staff Advisory Council's (SAC) Training and Development Committee announces the creation of two programs within the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund. Staff have an opportunity to apply for either the Staff Educational Scholarship or the Staff Educational Enrichment. Applications are being accepted through September 1, 2008. Applicants have one month after notification of the award to submit a receipt for reimbursement.

For Students

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences for several upcoming three-elective credit hour International Short-Term Immersion Courses. For the 2008-09 academic year, the program will head to Bangladesh, El Salvador, Israel, the Netherlands, Guatemala and China. For complete details, look online.


The campus community is invited to participate in the third annual Walk+Roll Cleveland, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., August 24 at Rockefeller Park and the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. The free event allows Clevelanders the opportunity to enjoy one of University Circle's largest green spaces with activities like square dancing, opera, folk music, belly dancing, story-telling, face-painting, fencing, improv, in-line skating, bike polo and more.

The Case Western Reserve Med Health Care Advocates and the American Medical Student Association will present "Coverage For All? A Discussion with State Representative Michael Skindell about the Future of Health Care Policy in Ohio" at noon August 25, in room E401 on the fourth floor of the School of Medicine. Skindell will give a brief talk outlining the current state of health care in Ohio and the policies currently under debate and take questions from the audience. E-mail Allison Henry with questions.

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.

Et al

The Staff Advisory Council announces that Robin Kramer was the winner of the 50/50 raffle that was held during Party on the Quad. Kramer won $932.50, and the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund received the matching funds. The top three raffle ticket sellers were Theresa Grigger, Amanda Shaffer and Rosanna Masley.

Richard Gordon, associate professor of law and the U.S. director of the Canada-United States Law Institute, served as the financial sector expert for a joint World Bank/Groupe Inter-Gouvernemental d'Action Contre le Blanchiment de l'Argent en Afrique (Intergovernmental Group Against Money Laundering in Africa). He worked with a five -person team to assess Niger's compliance with anti-money laundering and terrorism financing standards. In addition, Gordon has been appointed to a study on terrorism financing for the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the United Nations Security Council and will serve as a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney from November 7-21.

In Memoriam

Stefan Machlup, associate professor emeritus of physics, died August 16 at age 81. His doctorate thesis work, performed with Lars Onsager at Yale University, became one of the most widely cited papers on irreversible thermodynamics and is still frequently referenced. Machlup joined the Case Western Reserve faculty in 1956 and retired from teaching in 2000 but continued his research into the biological effects of low-frequency magnetic fields. His most recent paper was published in 2007.

August 22, 2008

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Case in the News

U.S. News college rankings are out, and annual debate begins

The Plain Dealer, August 22, 2008
As usual, Ivy League schools dominated the top spots in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, and once again the work begins for high school guidance counselors who say college choice shouldn't be based on how highly a school is ranked. Case Western Reserve University remained the top-ranked national university in Ohio by staying at No. 41.

Choosing to forgive -- or not

CNN, August 22, 2008
Although ministers and parents might advise to forgive and forget, forgiveness is rarely that simple. Forgiveness does not come naturally to either sex, says Julie Exline, a professor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Mix Up Your Career Cocktail

News Channel 5, August 22, 2008
In today's competitive job market, maintaining an edge means more than boasting a degree from a prestigious institution. It's all about how you integrate areas of study and use them to your professional benefit. Justin Morgan, a senior analyst for a Fortune 500 firm in Richmond, Va., took on a hybrid major in engineering physics from Case Western Reserve University.

Students stay dry while exploring underwater world

Maple Heights News, August 21, 2008
Underneath the vast ocean is an entire world most humans will never see. But, for a few days, a handful of students at the Maple Heights Regional Library were given a hands-on lesson in oceanic exploration. The program was sponsored in part by the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at Case Western Reserve University.

Studies from Case Western Reserve University provide new data on physiology

Calibre, August 21, 2008
The microtubule-associated protein tau is abnormally hyperphosphorylated in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer disease and other tauopathies, and is believed to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of these diseases, scientists from Case Western Reserve University report.

Higher Ed News

Two Withdraw From Petition to Rethink Drinking Age

New York Times, August 21, 2008
Two college presidents, both in Georgia, have withdrawn their names from a petition to reconsider the legal drinking age after it drew blistering criticism this week. But 15 more from across the country have signed on.

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