Nonprofit Career Fair for Campus, General Public to be Held April 8 at Thwing Center's national slate of Nonprofit Career Fairs will have a first visit to Cleveland at Case Western University's Thwing Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 8.

"It's important to know that even during challenging economic times, nonprofit organizations are seeking talent," said Joe Grant, director of Nonprofit Career Fairs at

Since these fairs began seven years ago, they've drawn nearly 60,000 job seekers and 5,000 organizations to more than 200 fairs in 30 cities. is known as the leading resource for people seeking nonprofit employment.

"We are so happy to host the Idealist Fair at Case Western Reserve not only for our students, but for those in the northeastern Ohio area and beyond who are thinking about a career in the nonprofit sector," said Rebecca Zirm, director of recruitment at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. The event is free. Read more.

Campus News

Passover certified meals will be available to the campus community at the Halal/Kosher Countertop in Leutner Commons. Faculty, staff and students should sign up prior to Friday, March 27. Details are available by calling 368-5844 or online.

The Cleveland Triathlon Club will host an indoor triathlon beginning at 8 a.m., Sunday, March 29, at Veale Center. The event will consist of a 20 minute swim, 20 minutes on the stationary bike, and a 20 minute run on the indoor track. The event is open to all faculty, staff and students. The cost is $15, and is an opportunity for those interested in the sport of triathlon to learn more. Go online or contact Stephen Yutzy, assistant coach, swimming and diving, for more information or to register.


The Weatherhead Tax Assistance Program is offering a free tax preparation service for Case Western Reserve staff and students. Staff members and students can reserve a time to come to the Peter B. Lewis Building and receive help in preparing their tax returns from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on April 3 and 10. Send an e-mail to with questions or if interested.

For Faculty and Staff

The Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) announces a quarterly competition for pilot funding of up to $10,000 which will be made available to support studies conducted through any of the CTSC core facilities. This program is being supported by Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland and MetroHealth Medical Center, and investigators based at these sites are eligible for this competition. There are several cycles, with the next applications due April 1 and July 1. Learn more.

For Students


The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is offering an International Study/Travel three-credit hour course to China May 21 through June 1. The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni and friends. The course can be registered for summer or fall. In addition, fall travel/study courses to El Salvador and Bangladesh for winter break 2009 also are being offered and have been approved as Global and Cultural Diversity electives. Contact Deborah Jacobson at 368-6014 for more information.

The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) will host "Dinner with the Professionals" from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in Thwing Center's Spartan Lounge. Students will have an opportunity to meet professional women in the fields of medicine, engineering and research over a formal dinner experience. Students will be placed at the table of their choice based on career interests and/or major. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $5.

The Pre-Dental Society is hosting "All About Interviews" at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in Thwing Center's Bellflower Lounge. Phil Aftoora of the School of Dental Medicine will discuss the dental interview process. Contact Fred Chen for details.


"The Impact of Housing on Financial Markets and Urban Families: A Discussion with Marc Stefanski, Chairman and CEO, Third Federal Savings and Loan Association," will take place at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 3, at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Stefanski will field questions about the current mortgage crisis and Third Federal's practices that impact urban housing and families, including programs like Home Today, which helps participants build financial literacy skills to achieve long-term, successful homeownership. The talk is free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Contact Crystal Daprile by e-mail or by phone at 368-2140 for more information.

George R. Lucas, professor of philosophy and director of Navy and National Programs in the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy, will give a talk on "The Ethics of Military Anthropology" at 4 p.m., Monday, March 30, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. He will discuss a variety of topics, such as whether anthropologists should accept employment with military, security and intelligence forces as instructors. Free and open to the public. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Inamori Center and the Department of Anthropology. 

The Julius Fund Lecture in Ancient Art will feature keynote speaker Magnus Bernhardsson of Williams College at 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, at the Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall. The topic is "A Nation In Fragments: Iraq And Archaeology." Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Art History and Art.

The Dittrick Medical History Center will present the 2009 Handerson Medical History Lecture at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Zverina Room. Simon Chaplin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England will discuss "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hunter." Chaplin will explore the role of anatomical museums in managing the social tension between private dissection and public life in 18th-century London. A reception will follow in the Dittrick Museum. RSVP to Jennifer Nieves by e-mail or by phone at 368-3648.

The Department of History is sponsoring a public lecture "What if They Held a Race Riot and Nobody Cared? Woodland Neighborhood Jews, the Dearborn Independent, and Legal Guarantees of a Free Press in 1920s Cleveland," at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in Mather House 100. The speaker is Victoria Saker Woeste of the American Bar Foundation. Learn more.

The Program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health at Case Western Reserve continues its lecture series on Global Health, Culture and Change with Vinay Kamat of the University of British Columbia on the topic of "Success as Failure: Global Discourses on Infectious Disease and the Medicalization of Malaria Control in Tanzania." The talk begins at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, March 26, at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Room 108.

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

The final phases of the data center renovation project involve moving individual data servers, which may result in periodic planned outages for some information technology services. Server and application administrators will alert affected users. Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.

March 25, 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 two students, Erin Hollinger and Alfred Preston Jr. Hollinger recently earned All-University Athletic Association honors in women's basketball and track and field. Meanwhile, Preston, a guard on the men's basketball team, spent spring break helping to rebuild New Orleans.

Case in the News

'Autobahn' at Cleveland Play House, 'Bow-Wow Club' at Karamu portray comedy and drama of life

The Plain Dealer, March 24, 2009
Tragedy and comedy—two sides of the same coin, really—tend to get us where we live. And where we live is at home and in the car. Two works new to Cleveland stages portray the human condition in these dual milieux. Autobahn uses the cars to show off the burgeoning talents of the second-year students in the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House graduate acting program.

Case Western Reserve University: Nonprofit Career Fair set for April 8

Sun News, March 20, 2009
Anyone looking to do good works while making good money should mark his or her calendar for April 8. is presenting a Nonprofit Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Case Western Reserve University's Thwing Center.

For children with technology dependencies mothers have key role in family life

Medical News Today, March 20, 2009
Creating a family life incorporating the care needs of a child dependent on technology is a daunting task. Much of this task seems to fall upon mothers to help everyone in the family adjust. However, mothers often need help of their own to cope with the challenges of raising these children, a research study from Case Western Reserve University has found. Valerie Toly, an instructor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and a doctoral candidate, researched the topic.

Too bad Mel Brooks can't write the ending to AIG mess

Congressional Quarterly, March 20, 2009
A Congressional Quarterly guest columnist writes about the American International Group bonus situation. Kathryn Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University and fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., comments.

Attainder for beginners

Wall Street, March 20, 2009
An opinion piece on the proposed tax on bonuses earned by employees at bailed-out financial institutions cites information from Jonathan Adler's blog at the Volokh Conspiracy. Adler is professor of law at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Free room and board give a job new allure

New York Times, March 22, 2009
With the economy in shambles and the cost of higher education spiraling ever higher, being a resident assistant has a newfound cachet.