Panel of Insiders to Preview
"Trial of the Century"

With the long-anticipated international war crimes trial of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in The Hague and the first Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial in Phnom Penh both set to begin later this month, Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group have assembled a panel of leading experts and insiders to preview these historic trials. The panelists will examine the challenges of ensuring a fair and effective trial in light of lessons from other "trials of the century."

The panel will be in "cross-fire" format, moderated by WCPN's Dan Moulthrop, and will be broadcast on C-SPAN. Henry King and Michael Scharf, law professors at Case Western Reserve University, will be part of the discussion on Tuesday, March 17. Read more.

Campus News

The Center for Global Child Health at Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital has partnered with Rotary International to offer a two and a half day forum on "Caring for the World's Children: A Forum on the Challenges of Child Mortality and Initiatives to Increase Child Survival" April 2-4 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. This forum will present some major challenges of child mortality in the developing world and share some successful initiatives to increase child survival overall. Most of the speakers are Case Western Reserve faculty and long-time colleagues from the Center for Global Child Health. Pamela Davis, dean of the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, is scheduled to attend the opening program on Thursday, April 2. Complete details, prices and registration information is available online.

NetWellness, a free consumer Web health site sponsored and operated by Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati, allows users to ask medical questions of experts from the universities. Go online for more information.

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 Department of Human Resources is hosting a seminar on "Perspectives for Weathering Volatile Times" from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at the Allen Memorial Library, Ford Auditorium. P. Brett Hammond, managing director and chief investment strategist of TIAA-CREF, will discuss investor strategies during an economic downturn as well the background of the current market turbulence. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Register online.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the spring break. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.



Attend "Learning and Teaching with Objects" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This interdisciplinary program, co-sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Cleveland Museum of Art, explores the use of the museum as a learning and teaching laboratory. Experts in such fields as pedagogy, cognitive science, conservation, and museology will present lectures. Break-out discussion sessions, led by area specialists, will be scheduled at CMA and other area museums. Certificates of attendance will be available for teachers. The session is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register online or call 368-8961.

As part of its Distinguished Contributor Alumni Lecture Series, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will present a talk on “Self Injury, Eating Disorders and Effective Treatment” from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday, March 16, at the Mandel School, Room 320. Mark Warren of the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders will discuss how eating disorders and self harm are a disturbing trend among young people. He will discuss the behaviors and various theories of causation and treatment. Free, but reservations are required by contacting Pamela Carson by e-mail or by phone at 368-2281. Continuing education units are available.

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.

March 11, 2009

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Athletics Spotlight


Visit the Case Western Reserve University athletics Web site to read student-athlete profiles, check game schedules, and catch up on recent scores and news. This week, learn more about Anneliese Fetterman, a member of the softball team who is studying nursing.

Case in the News

ODOT: Hoax email being circulated on safety of Innerbelt Bridge, March 8, 2009
The Ohio Department of Transportation says a recent e-mail sent out about the safety of the Innerbelt Bridge is a hoax. Last year, ODOT implemented the Innerbelt Bridge Safety Plan. Engineers and experts with the department, the City of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University and other institutions and programs checked the bridge for structural safety.

Online drive opposes parole for guitarist's killer

The Associated Press, March 10, 2009
A heavy-metal band has turned to an online audience to fight the parole of the man who killed one of its guitarists in 1988, the latest use of Internet petitions to attempt to influence parole boards. Jacqueline Lipton, a professor of law at Case Western Reserve University and co-director of the Center for Law, Technology and the Arts, said an Internet petition might exaggerate the support for an issue.

French speaking Cameroon: Interview with Marie Lathers, March 2009
Marie Lathers is Treuhaft Professor of Humanities and French at Case Western Reserve University. She is currently on a Fulbright Teaching and Research Award, teaching women's studies and African-American literature and film at the University of Dschang. Living in the village of Bafounda, in western Cameroon, she has a unique perspective on Francophone Africa and what students who are wanting to explore French speaking Africa can expect.

Parma schools want taxpayers' opinion, just not about board member J. Kevin Kelle

The Plain Dealer, March 11, 2009
Supporters of the Parma School District have a problem. They want to ask voters for a $13.6 million tax increase in the midst of a federal corruption investigation involving one of their school board members. Justin Buchler, assistant professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Potential for NE Ohio jobs from stem cell research and federal money, March 10, 2009
Northeast Ohio researchers have studied stem cells for more than 20 years. In 2003, the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine was created as a collaboration between Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, the Ohio State University and Athersys. Stan Gerson, the center's director, comments.

Higher Ed News

Style: MLA, updated

Inside Higher Ed, March 11, 2009
The seventh edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, released Tuesday, states that the Modern Language Association no longer recognizes print as the default medium, and suggests that the medium of publication should be included in each works cited entry.