High School Students to Spend Time on Campus Gaining Exposure to Health Careers, College Life


Several schools and departments at Case Western Reserve University will collaborate to help 40 Cleveland and East Cleveland high school students gain exposure to health careers and campus life.

The high school students—from John Hay and Shaw high schools—are participants in the Bridging Pathways to Health Careers program, a collaborative project of Case Western Reserve, Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University. The one-day annual conference—which rotates among the three colleges—is geared toward local high school students interested in health careers, providing them with a day of information, inspiration, and connections to support that interest and help make their career goals a reality. This year's program will take place Thursday, April 23. Read more.

Campus News

The 2009 Hudson Relays will be celebrated on campus Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25. The 26-mile relay footrace commemorates Western Reserve College's 1882 move from Hudson, Ohio, to University Circle. The race begins at 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning, but several events are planned on Friday and Saturday. Learn more.


The campus community is invited to attend the dedication of the memorial to Ignacio "Doc Oc" Ocasio, a Case Western Reserve faculty member who died in 2005. Immediately following his death, students, alumni, faculty and staff initiated a fund to commemorate his life. Artist Joseph Kinkel has created a bronze statue of Ocasio that will be dedicated at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at the opening ceremony of the 2009 Hudson Relays, on the steps of Adelbert Hall. For many years, Ocasio held a prominent position for the relays as the freshmen team coach. Contact Joe Gutowski in the Office of Student Activities & Leadership for more information.


SpinFest, a cycle fundraiser hosted by 1-2-1 Fitness Center, will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sunday, April 26, in Adelbert Gym. The event will celebrate health and raise money to provide free medical services for local community members. All proceeds will benefit the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland. Spin bikes can be reserved for 30 minute sessions. Four cycle instructors will lead the event, with entertainment provided by Rock the House. Go online for more information or to register.

The American Red Cross has scheduled two blood drives on campus. The drives are scheduled through 5 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 23, both in Nord Hall, Room 310. Donors can schedule an appointment online by entering sponsor code CaseWestern.

For Faculty and Staff

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) will host presentations from this year's Glennan Fellows from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. During this session, the five faculty members who were selected in 2008 for their promise of exceptional careers balancing scholarship and teaching—Darin Croft, Lisa Huisman Koops, Kelly McMann, Leena Palomo and Gregory Tochtrop—will describe their award projects. The event is an opportunity to hear about their work and to honor them. Pizza and sodas will be provided. RSVP by e-mail.

The iD Tech Camp at Case Western Reserve University will open in June. The weeklong day and overnight program is for children ages 7-17, who will have an opportunity to create video games, design Web sites with Flash®, film digital movies, learn programming, build robots and more. Case Western Reserve staff and faculty can save $150 by using code USF99 by May 1. Go online or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) for more information. 

For Students

A new class, Commercialization and Intellectual Property Management, is available to law students, MBA students, and Ph.D. candidates in genomics and proteomics. This two-semester, interdisciplinary course will cover a variety of topics, including principles of intellectual property and intellectual property management, business strategies and modeling relevant to the creation of start-up companies, and exploitation of IP rights in relation to biomedical-related inventions. The instructors will be drawn from the law school, management school and technology transfer office.  Contact Professor Joseph Nadeau for complete details.


Second-year undergraduate students are invited to enter the Annual Second-Year Celebration Essay Contest. The topic is: "During your second year at Case Western Reserve University, you have been challenged to explore and engage in the many opportunities available to students. In view of your second-year experiences, what is your personal vision for your final years at Case and beyond?" The top three essays will be recognized and awarded the following prizes: a $250 book scholarship, a $150 book scholarship and a $100 book scholarship. All entries are due by 8 a.m., Thursday, April 23. Essays need to be saved as a PDF or Microsoft Word attachment and e-mailed to: celebration@case.edu. The winning essays will be announced at the Second Year Celebration, which will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 27.


The Case Art Studio's Spring Semester in Review student art exhibition will have an opening reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 27, in the gallery located at 2215 Adelbert Road. The exhibition will feature art works in ceramics, textiles, painting, drawing, enamel, jewelry, photography and architectural plans made by students enrolled in the spring semester Art Studio classes. The exhibit will continue through Friday, May 1. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m.

The Case Cooperation Circle invites the campus community to its interfaith seder dinner, a traditional Jewish holiday dinner in an interfaith setting, at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 26, at the Hillel building (next to the Interfaith Center and Church of the Covenant). The theme is religion and the arts. Free. For more information or to RSVP, send an e-mail to casecircle@gmail.com.

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences' Office of Continuing Education is hosting several continuing education classes this week. Go online for more information.

A discussion on "Models in Brown: Refashioning African American Women in Early Post World War II America" will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday April 23, in Mather House 100. Laila Haidarali, the inaugural fellow in the Postdoctoral Fellowship in African-American Studies at Case Western Reserve, will give the talk. Contact Kalli Vimr at 368-2625.

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.

Wednesday, April 22:

  • Crawford Call Managers (Redundant set at KSL)
  • Reduced call volume

Thursday, April 23:

  • Marketing and Communication file server unavailable
  • Unified Messaging (redundant, no outages)
  • Novell File Server (redundant, no Outages)
  • Secure ACS Server outage

Monday, April 27:

  • College of Arts and Science Web Server offline
Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.

April 22, 2009

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Athletics Spotlight


The Case Reserve Athletic Club will induct 10 new members into the Hall of Fame on Friday, April 24. This year's class includes Charles M. Bednar; David Ciacci; Mark Estes; Nancy Gray; Sheila McElroy; George Newman; Sharon Lynn Sanborn; Ronald Stepanovic; Dave Stuczynski; and Bob Taylor. The annual Hall of Fame event is an opportunity to support the inductees and reconnect with friends, classmates and teammates. Learn more.

Case in the News

Fate of Sun's software is uncertain

The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2009
Oracle Corp.'s $7.38 billion deal for Sun Microsystems Inc. doesn't just come with computer systems: It also gives Oracle control over a popular piece of software called MySQL. Some people who rely on MySQL and other "open source" products worry about how Oracle will handle the programs it acquires along with Sun. Lev Gonick, chief information officer at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Small-business borrowing still hasn't improved

U.S. News & World Report, April 20, 2009
Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University, writes a column about the latest on small business borrowing trends.

Ted Landphair's America

Voice of America, April 17, 2009
In far-ranging, personal exploration of American life, Voice of America reporter Ted Landphair this week focuses on Cleveland's Slavic Village. Michael Schramm, an analyst at Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, offers insight into the foreclosure crisis.

Case baseball player overcomes obstacles

WKYC.com, April 19, 2009
Profile story on Michael Robinson, a chemical engineering major and baseball player at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

More meaningful accreditation

Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2009
An article on new trends, developments on the higher education accreditation front.