Timken Company Chair to Speak at
Case Western Reserve January 15

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The Office of the President at Case Western Reserve University will present "Business Ethics and Leadership," a lecture by Ward J. "Tim" Timken Jr., chair of the Timken Company, at 4 p.m., Thursday, January 15, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The event is free and open to the public.

"Timken has built its business on the defining principles of honesty, fairness, loyalty and responsibility," said Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder. "We are pleased that Mr. Timken will share his thoughts on ethical business practices and values with our community." Read more.

Campus News

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The campus community is invited to a welcome reception for Marilyn S. Mobley, the university's inaugural Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, at 4:30 Friday, January 16, in Hovorka Atrium. President Barbara R. Snyder, Associate Professor of History and Search Committee Chair Rhonda Y. Williams, and Vice President Mobley all will make brief remarks, but the primary purpose of the event is for individuals to meet the new vice president. Food and drinks will be served.

The Weight Watchers at Work program will hold a registration meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the same time beginning January 21. Participants can receive 12 sessions for $144, payable by cash, check or charge at the January 14 meeting. Call 368-3924 or send an e-mail to sym2@case.edu to learn more.

As part of the renovations to the Case Western Reserve Data Centers, Information Technology Services will be migrating all of the university's servers from the current infrastructure to a new one. This process is being undertaken in order to utilize the new systems installed during the Data Center Renovations, which include new interruptible power distribution, optical networking and improved cooling. The following table identifies the services that will be included in the migration of the servers from their current racks to new locations. Although each service may be affected, ITS is trying to minimize the impact to the end users. It is expected that some applications with redundancy in place may not experience any service disruption.

Applications that may be affected by the server moves and planned outages for Tuesday, January 13 include:

  • Department of Research File Server / offline
  • Single Sign-On Service / should remain online
  • Case Instant Messaging / offline
  • E-mail (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam) / should remain online
  • BlackBoard / should remain online
  • My.Case.edu / should remain online
  • Read more for a full week of upcoming outages

For Faculty and Staff

Applications are being accepted for financial support to attend the Summer Institute at Bryn Mawr College. The 2009 Higher Education Resource Services' Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration is an intensive experience designed to prepare women in middle and executive levels of higher education administration for leadership positions. The application deadline for Case Western Reserve financial supportwhich covers tuition, room and board, and transportation—is January 15. Learn more.

For Students

All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Student Luncheon and Retreat beginning at noon, Monday, January 19, in Thwing Center's Excelsior Ballroom. The retreat is designed to honor King's spirit and dream, and will feature lunch, a viewing of the Emmett Till documentary, and several conference-style activities. Space is limited. Students must RSVP online by Wednesday, January 14. Sponsored by the Share the Vision Committee.

Spring semester RTA passes for residential students are being distributed at the north and south housing offices, not Access Services.

Events

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Join Provost W. A. "Bud" Baeslack III and fellow alumni and friends Saturday, January 17, for the 2009 Case Western Reserve Alumni Luncheon and North American International Auto Show at the COBO Center in Detroit. A catered lunch in the Hermes Room at the Atheneum Suite Hotel anchors the day as guests are invited to attend the auto show before or after lunch. Register online. Motorcoach transportation is being provided for $35 per person.

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.

January 12, 2009

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Case in the News

Many students are paying less than $5,000 to attend college

Dayton Daily News, January 12, 2009
Eric D. Fingerhut, chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, says 46 percent of the state's full-time college students are paying less than $5,000 to attend public universities. The state ranks sixth in the nation for the number of top tier public and private universities, including Case Western Reserve University.

Obama's political science adviser

National Review Online, January 7, 2009
Jonathan Adler, professor of law and director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, expresses his views about President-elect Barack Obama's pick for the nation's top science adviser.

Medical school admissions improve, but not enough

The News-Herald, January 11, 2009
Robert J. White, professor of neurosurgery at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, writes that the cost of attending medical school and academic preparedness are just two of the reasons the United States is developing a dangerous shortage of physicians and surgeons in all specialties of medicine.

150 years of Gray's: The iconic reference has spawned new generations

American Medical News, January 12, 2009
Gray's Anatomy, the famed medical book, has evolved from textbook to physicians' clinical reference, while still carving out a place alongside other literary classics. Richard Drake, director of anatomy and professor of surgery affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

Universities offering in-state tuition to out-of-state students

USA TODAY, January 12, 2009
Across the country, a bidding war of sorts has developed over prospective students seeking bargains in a bad economy. While some universities have long tried to lure students across state lines with lower tuition, such incentives are gaining popularity as the nation's financial meltdown continues.