Leena Palomo Awarded Glennan Fellowship


The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged.

Awarded each spring, Glennan Fellowships are administered by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) and designed to reward excellence in faculty and to nurture their growth as teachers and scholars.

Case Daily will feature each of the 2008-09 award recipients' projects. Today, learn more about Leena Palomo, assistant professor of periodontology, and her periodontal video game. Read more.

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The Case Western Reserve University athletic department will take a step back in time the weekend of January 30 for the fourth annual Throwback Weekend at Adelbert Gymnasium. Both the Spartan men's and women's basketball teams will wear uniforms commemorating Western Reserve University (Red Cats), the Case Institute of Technology (Rough Riders), and Mather College. Learn more.

Clarification: The university's new Safe Ride program featured in yesterday's edition of Case Daily operates from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Read more.

Submissions for presentations are being accepted now through Friday, January 30, for Research ShowCASE 2009. The campus community is invited to join fellow faculty, staff and students on Thursday, April 16, in presenting their latest research and scholarship. This year's graduate and post-doctoral poster competition includes cash prizes. Refer to the Research ShowCASE Web site for details.

The University Circle Al-Anon Family Group meets every Monday at 12:15 p.m. at the Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Avenue. Al-Anon is a self-help group for family members and friends of someone who has a drinking or substance abuse problem. 

For Faculty and Staff

The deadline for submitting tuition waiver applications for the spring 2009 semester is February 28. A completed waiver application is required to receive Case Western Reserve tuition benefits available to employees, as well as employees' spouses/equivalents and dependents (refer to the tuition benefits summary for more information). Application forms are available online and in the Benefits Administration Office, Crawford Hall, Room 224. Contact Michelle Belle in the benefits department at 368-3316 with questions.

For Students


Students interested in tutoring children and youth from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are invited to sign up for spring semester tutor training. The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning is offering the training session from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 24, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. Register online.


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Week on campus, Case Western Reserve Provost W. A. "Bud" Baeslack III and the Office of the Provost will host a free pizza party this evening between basketball games at Veale Center. The women's team will face Brandeis University at 6 p.m.; the men's game begins at 8 p.m. Pizza will be served approximately 7:45 p.m.


The 23rd season of Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness continues with a concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, February 2, at Harkness Chapel. The Rose Ensemble will present "Cantigas from the Land of Three Faiths: A Celebration of Ancient Mediterranean Vocal Music." The concert will feature medieval works from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian traditions. Discounted tickets of $23 are available for faculty and staff. Admission is free for Case Western Reserve students.

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations is hosting "Accessing Capital in Support of Social Enterprise" from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, January 29, at the center. The workshop will highlight different sources of capital for an earned income program or social purpose business and feature an interactive panel discussion. The registration fee of $50 per person ($25 for each additional registration from the same organization) includes parking and refreshments. To register, contact Laura Moffitt at 368-1687.

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.

Data Center Renovations

As part of the renovations to the Case Western Reserve data centers, Information Technology Services will institute Fiber Backbone Panel Relocations in Crawford Data Center. The final phases of the data center renovation project involves moving individual data servers, which may result in periodic planned outages for some information technology services. Server and application administrators will alert affected users. 

Services affected by the moves for the following week include:

Tuesday, January 27:

Adelbert Hall to Crawford Hall Distribution Fiber from 2-6 a.m.:

  • Telephone services to Adelbert Hall
  • Data network services to Adelbert Hall
  • Wireless network services to Adelbert Hall

Wednesday, January 28

Yost Hall to Crawford Hall Distribution Fiber from 2-6 a.m.:

  • Telephone services to Yost Hall
  • Data network services to Yost Hall
  • Wireless network services to Yost Hall

Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.

Et al

The Mid-American Greek Council Association has selected Case Western Reserve University's 365 Days of Service program as a "best practice."

Jonathan Adler's Volokh Conspiracy was named best law blog for the 2008 Weblog Awards. Adler is professor of law and director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation.

For the second consecutive year, School of Law alumnus and Adjunct Professor Andrew Zashin (LAW '93), was included in Worth magazine's list of the "Top 100" attorneys in the United States.


Several of Susan Griffith's photographs have been selected to be displayed at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. Her exhibit is entitled "Walks with Maggie: A Photographic Diary of Horseshoe Lake." Griffith is interim media relations manager in the Office of Marketing and Communications. The exhibit is on display through the end of March.

The Pisacano Leadership Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), recently selected Lars Peterson, a fourth-year School of Medicine student, as one of its 2008 Pisacano Scholars. According to the ABFM, these scholars demonstrate the highest level of leadership, academic achievement, communication skills, community service, and character and integrity. Peterson's research focuses on how community-level characteristics affect both health status and access to health care, and whether this relationship varies by rural/urban status.

January 23, 2009

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Case in the News

Ohio studies vehicle-miles tax to replace or supplement fuel tax

The Plain Dealer, January 23, 2009
Ohio is exploring an idea to replace or supplement the state's existing fuel tax with a vehicle miles tax. Robert Brown, treasurer of Case Western Reserve University and a member of Ohio's transportation task force, comments.

Quality Electrodynamics helps expand Cleveland's medical imaging industry

The Plain Dealer, January 22, 2009
Quality Electrodynamics, a medical imaging startup on Cleveland's East Side, plans to expand. The company cites research and talent development through Case Western Reserve University as one of its strengths.

Norwin High 'launches' two female engineers

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 23, 2009
Marissa Morgan, a second-year student at Case Western Reserve University, recently spoke to students at her high school alma mater about opportunities in engineering.

Erin Barylski, Rick Smith Jr. and Margaret Bobonich describe how TV fame changed their lives

The Plain Dealer, January 23, 2009
Margaret Bobonich has barely paused for breath since returning home from Survivor: Guatemala in 2005. She leads medical missions to Guatemala, started a new nursing program at Case Western Reserve University, works on her doctorate and does motivational speaking.

Higher Ed News

Half empty or half full

Inside Higher Ed, January 22, 2009
The Association of American Colleges and Universities has released a new study, "A Measure of Equity: Women's Progress in Higher Education." It brings together both the latest data on the status of women in various parts of higher education and short essays pointing to key issues.