Education Theatre Earns
Community Outreach Grant

When the Center for Community Partnerships invited Case Western Reserve University departments and groups seeking charitable funding to apply for its new Community Outreach Program grants, they received dozens of applications. Ten campus affiliates were selected to receive $1,000 each for the 2008-2009 academic year to continue their outreach work in the areas of PreK-12, senior citizens, health, social service, community and economic development, and lifelong learning.

Each of the winning groups will be featured in an ongoing Case Daily series. Today, learn about Education Theatre, a student group that takes fun, educational demonstrations to local schools. Read more.

Campus News

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As part of the upcoming Relay For Life event at Case Western Reserve, old cell phones are being collected on campus. Bins are set up in the Biomedical Research Building Cafe, SAGES Cafe and at the Peter B. Lewis Building. Every cell phone collected will result in a donation to the American Cancer Society. Contact Bob Sopko at 368-1522 for more details.

The Office of the Provost is accepting nominations for the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize. The Hovorka Prize was established in 1994 by Dorothy Humel Hovorka, an honorary member of the Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees and a leader in the arts and community affairs, in honor of her late husband, Frank, who was a distinguished faculty member in the Department of Chemistry. The award recognizes a faculty member for exceptional achievements in teaching, research and scholarship that benefits humanity. Nominators should send a two- or three-page nomination letter, along with the nominee's CV or other biographical information. Information should be submitted to Lois Langell by April 5. Learn more.

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 taxservice2009@gmail.com with questions or if interested.

For Faculty and Staff

The Writing Resource Center can work with faculty to develop and present in-class writing workshops to cover a variety of topics, including research and documentation, the writing process (planning-drafting-revising-editing), audience awareness, and strategies for selecting and narrowing topics. Workshops can be designed to fit the specific content and assignments for your courses, and can range in length from 30 minutes to two hours. Contact Hazel Emery to schedule a meeting on how to help students become better academic writers.

For Students

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Beginning Monday, April 6, Case Western Reserve's Habitat for Humanity chapter will host its second annual event week to raise awareness about homelessness and inadequate housing in the Cleveland Area and around the world. On Monday, the chapter will host a fundraiser at the Starbucks in the Village at 115. Some profits will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, along with $5 of every $25 gift card sold between 6 and 11 p.m. Other activities for the week include a movie screening, a LEGO house competition, and more. Go online for a complete schedule.

Greek Week 2009 events continue through Sunday, April 5. A Greek Sing, trivia night, a banner competition, a variety show, a can castle competition and the rope pull are just a few of the ongoing activities. Go online for a complete schedule.

The Case Western Reserve chapter of STAND, a student anti-genocide coalition, will host a Dance-Off for Darfur from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the Spot. The event will feature several dance teams from university organizations, followed by a regular dance that open to everyone. Proceeds will benefit the Genocide Intervention Network. Student groups and individuals who win the competition will receive a gift card to be used at local businesses near campus. Admission will be $3 at the door.

Events

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Disability Resources is sponsoring a series of movie matinees as part of its Disability ≠ INability campaign. The campus community is invited to attend the next movie, Music Within, at 4 p.m., Friday, April 3, in Sears 435. The film is based on the real-life actions of Richard Pimentel, a wounded Vietnam veteran who returns to the United States only to experience discrimination in college, work, and more. His efforts ultimately lead to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Snacks and soft drinks will be served. A discussion will follow.

The Judge Ben C. Green Law Library will present a discussion on "Lincoln as a Lawyer" from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 6, in the School of Law's Moot Court, Room A59. There have been many comparisons between President Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln. President Obama has stated that he looks at the accomplishments of the former president to guide him. This event will bring together a panel of speakers to discuss Lincoln's years as a practicing lawyer and to recount his Ohio connections. Speakers include School of Law Professor Jonathan Entin, and Professors John Grabowski and John Vacha of the Western Reserve Historical Society and the Department of History. In addition, a renowned collection of Lincoln memorabilia from the Western Reserve Historical Society will be on display. A reception will immediately follow. Go online for more information.

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The Office of International Student Services will host its annual International Dinner on Saturday, April 4, in Thwing Center. The event will feature international cuisine, music and entertainment. Tickets are $10 for undergraduate students, $15 for graduate students and others. Learn more.

Tina Brown, former editor of The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Talk, and Tatler magazines, will share her observations with the campus community while speaking on the topic of "Feeding The Daily Beast: Re-inventing Journalism for the Internet" at 7 p.m. tonight in Clark Hall 309. Read more.

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and John Orlock, Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor of Humanities, will present Book. Kitchen. Brook. at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, April 2, in Clark Hall 206. The comic drama is about coming to terms with love, lust, the uncertainty of angling, and the loss of a sustaining future.

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.

April 1, 2009

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Athletics Spotlight

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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. On Friday, April 24, the Case Reserve Athletic Club, in conjunction with the Case Western Reserve University Athletic Department, will induct 10 new members into the Hall of Fame. Learn more.

Case in the News

Scholars discuss Black Power in the age of Obama

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 1, 2009
The Black Power movement is not a vestige of the past, but a living didactical legacy that is as relevant now in the Obama era as it has ever been, said a group of scholars and activists during a two-day symposium dedicated to the impact of the Black Power movement on America. Rhonda Williams, associate professor of history at Case Western Reserve University, was one of the panelists.

Some parents without Madonna's cash must put adoption dreams on hold during recession

New York Daily News, March 31, 2009
Budget is a huge issue for frustrated non-celebs who are finding themselves increasingly pinched by the recession and unable to fulfill what for many is a long held dream: a child to call their own. Victor Groza, Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Climate for angel investing continues to look bleak

Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2009
With bank financing so tight, many entrepreneurs hope to find angel investors to provide them some seed money. But there's new evidence that even angel investors are scaling way back—and will continue to. Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Parenting practices and ADHD

Medscape.com, March 30, 2009 (subscription required)
Robert L. Findling, professor of psychiatry and director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, discusses attention deficit and hyperactive disorder in a video interview.

Higher Ed News

YouTube creates new section to highlight college content

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, March 27, 2009
More than 100 colleges have set up channels on YouTube, and the video service recently unveiled a new section that brings together all of that campus content in one area.