Case Western Reserve Law Professors to Discuss Global Fight Against Genocide, Offer Insiders' Look at Saddam Trial and Execution


Case Western Reserve University law professor Michael Scharf, co-author of "Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein" will host a pair of book talks and signings in Cleveland area.

Scharf will offer a never-before-seen look at one of the most important and chaotic trials in history. The book was co-written with Vanderbilt University's Michael Newton.

On December 10, Scharf will share in a conversation with colleague and former Nuremberg prosecutor Henry T. King, Jr., Jr., moderated by WCPN's Dan Moulthrop, titled "High Crimes and High Drama" at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood) beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets for the discussion are $10 for the general public and $8 for museum members and can be ordered by calling (216) 593-0575.

The acclaimed international law experts will discuss the worldwide fight against genocide in the 60 years since the United Nations' adoption of the Genocide Convention. Scharf will also talk about his recent role as special assistant to the prosecutor for the upcoming Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia and his work helping the government of Uganda set up a domestic war crimes tribunal and truth commission. Read more.

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On Sunday, December 7, outdoor skating returns to University Circle. The Rink at Wade Oval will open to the public at 1 p.m. as part of University Circle Inc’s (UCI) Holiday CircleFest celebration, and will remain open through Monday, February 16.

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The Department of Bioethics is offering three-credit hour spring break study abroad trips for undergraduate and graduate students in Salamanca, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Paris, Amsterdam and Maastricht/Brussels. Contact Michelle Champoir at 368-5377 or plan to attend an information session from 12:30-1:30 p.m., December 3, 4, or 5, in Thwing.

The Writing Resouce Center's last day of appointments this semester will be Thursday, December 11. To make an appointment anytime between now and December 11, visit or call 216-368-3798.

Between now and December 8, undergraduate, graduate and nursing students are requested to complete end-of-semester course evaluations using the online system. Course evaluations are an important tool used by the faculty and administration to improve future course offerings, and course evaluation results play a role in faculty promotion, tenure and salary decisions. Visit the online course evaluation system today.


Is There One True Religion or are There Many? In this forum, students from SAGES First Seminar will introduce the audience to a central question in the philosophy of religion(s), namely, "Can there be more than one true religion?" To facilitate discussion they will present four different answers to this question. Wednesday, December 3, 6 - 7 p.m., Clark 309. Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies.

The 35th Annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon will take place this Friday, December 5, and feature Weatherhead School of Management Senior Lecturer Sam Thomas and his economic predictions for 2009. Tickets are $50. Student rate is $25. Table and event sponsorship opportunities are still available. Seating is limited so be sure to register online today.

December 2, 2008

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Year of Darwin

Year of Darwin

Campus members who have missed some of the events that have been part of Case Western Reserve University's celebration of Charles Darwin are invited to go to the Year of Darwin Web site. Choose from several videos featuring experts who've already visited campus as part of the academic observance of Darwin's life and work.

Case in the News

Meet Rhonda Williams: Historian, Author, and Mentor

AAUW Dialog, December 1, 2008
Case Western Reserve University associate professor of history Rhonda Williams is profiled in the American Association of University Women's blog, AAUW Dialog.

Between the Lines: University Circle projects on track despite credit crunch

WKYC, December 1, 2008
University Circle, home of Case Western Reserve University, is pushing ahead with many projects, despite the recession.

Recession is Official: What Businesses Will Succeed?

U.S. News & World Report, December 2, 2008
Economics professor Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve identifies four industries that do well in recessions. Learn more in this related article by Professor Shane.

Case's Whalen is Gagliardi finalist

The News Herald , December 2, 2008
Case Western Reserve University junior quarterback Dan Whalen (South), fresh off of being named the University Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, has been named one of 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, given to the top all-around player in NCAA Division III.

Higher Ed News

The Newest Trademark? College Colors

Chronicle of Higher Education, December 1, 2008
University colors are firmly ensconced in the cultures of many institutions, particularly those whose sports teams have long and successful histories as unifying forces for students and alumni.