Gregory Tochtrop 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 has featured each of the 2008-09 award recipients in an ongoing series. Today, learn more about final recipient Gregory Tochtrop, assistant professor of chemistry. Read more.

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The Faculty Senate Library Committee and the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) are hosting an open forum on "Death of an Author—A Publishing Horror Story" at 12:30 p.m., Friday, February 6, at KSL. Professors Timothy Beal and William Deal will tell how their book was used without their permission. Authors who are engaged in research with the thought of publishing are invited to learn how to negotiate control of their intellectual property rights and contracts. Learn more.

Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services is sponsoring a free self defense program for women. The Rape Aggression Defense system teaches women to use their own strengths to recognize and avoid dangerous situations and if necessary, how to defend themselves and escape. The program consists of four classes beginning February 2 and continuing the next three Mondays in February. The classes meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Veale Center. Contact Karen Gregor at 368-6811 to register or for more information.

Shelley Francis, a senior instructor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is conducting a Young Adult Health and Sexuality Study. The study involves an online, confidential survey. Call (216) 799-3975 or send an e-mail to for more information.

For Faculty and Staff


The amount raised by the university's Charity Choice Campaign currently stands at a little over $198,800. Organizers are hoping to reach a $200,000 goal to help even more community charities. Faculty and staff who would like to contribute should contact Cynthia Smith in the Department of Human Resources. Contributions can be made by check or through payroll deduction.

For Students

The Case Western Reserve chapter of the American Medical Student Association is hosting "Dinner with the World Doctors Orchestra" at 6 p.m., Thursday, February 5, at the Epworth Euclid Church. Students will have an opportunity to network with approximately 80 doctors from the United States and abroad. Tickets are $5, $2 for national AMSA members. CaseCash will be accepted. Tickets are on sale in Nord Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and during dinner hours at Leutner Commons. The dress code is business casual. Shuttles will be available to transport students.

Volunteer opportunities are available for students interested in tutoring and mentoring John Hay and Cleveland School of the Arts high school students. Volunteers will provide free tutoring in ACT exam preparation and other school subjects. The commitment is one to two hours a week from February to April. If interested, send an e-mail to

Discussions, the university's undergraduate research journal, is accepting submissions for its spring issue through Sunday, February 1. The journal publishes research from any field that is written by undergraduates. Send an e-mail for more information.



The campus community is invited to a Super Bowl Party at the Jolly Scholar on Sunday, February 1. The game will be broadcast on big screen, high definition televisions. Food and beverages will be available, as well as prizes. For ticket information, call 368-0090 or stop by the restaurant.

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


Xinglong Wang, a doctoral student and research assistant in the Department of Pathology, has received the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) 2009 Experimental Pathologist-in-Graduate-Training Award. His project, "Mitochondria Dynamics Abnormalities in Alzheimer's Disease," will be presented at ASIP's annual conference in April. Wang works in the laboratory of Xiongwei Zhu, assistant professor of pathology.

The Daily Beast, a national blog, named Case Western Reserve as an under-the-radar school. Kathleen Kingsbury writes: "Some colleges have a knack for churning out graduates destined for bigger and better things." She references several prominent alumni.


School of Medicine student Jason Robinson has won a 2009 Minority Travel Award to the Biophysical Society's 53rd Annual Meeting next month. Winners were selected based on scientific merit. Robinson submitted an application for his research project "Differential Expression of Purinergic Regulator P2X7 between the MurineT-Cells and Marcorphages."

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 over the next several days include:

Monday, February 2

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

  • Telephone Services to Tomlinson Hall
  • Data Network Services to Tomlinson Hall
  • Wireless Network Services to Tomlinson Hall

Other services:

  • Data Warehouse / Should remain online
  • LDAP / Should Remain online
  • E-mail (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam) / Should remain online

Tuesday, February 3

Information Booth to Crawford Hall Distribution Fiber from 2 to 6 a.m.:

  • Telephone Services to the Information Booth
  • Data Network Services to the Information Booth

Other services:

  • E-mail (Delivery) / Should remain online
  • ERP Financials & HCM / Should remain online

Wednesday, February 4

Crawford Hall Room 106 / 107 Faceplates Fiber from 2 to 6 a.m.:

  • Data Network Services to the Crawford Hall Room 106 / 107 Faceplates

Other services:

  • ERP Financials & HCM / Should remain online
  • ISIS / Offline

Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.

January 30, 2009

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Case in the News

Climate policy crash

National Review Online, January 27, 2009
Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, writes a column about the EPA's stance on greenhouse emissions.

Women M.D.-Ph.D.s: Life in the trenches, January 30, 2009
Arlene Dent, instructor of pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, offers her opinion in an article about the outlook for women in academic medicine.

Basketball coach Nancy Gray left a legacy at Case Western Reserve University

The Plain Dealer, January 29, 2009
In honor of Throwback Weekend, learn more about Nancy Gray, who spent 32 years at Case Western Reserve University helping to advance sports programs for women.

Higher Ed News

The impact of 'Time to Degree'

Inside Higher Ed, January 30, 2009
A new national study suggests that Ph.D. students in the social science disciplines who finish early are more likely to land jobs on the tenure track.

Group offers standards for short-term study abroad

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, January 30, 2009
Colleges seeking guidance on running short-term overseas-study programs have a new resource: The Forum on Education Abroad is releasing today a set of standards of good practice for programs of eight weeks or less.