Two from Case Western Reserve Named
2009 Health Care Heroes


May L. Wykle, dean of Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Sanford Markowitz, professor and researcher of cancer genetics at the School of Medicine, were winners in the Crain's Cleveland Business Health Care Heroes 2009 contest.

Nominated by their peers and selected by an independent panel of judges, the program recognizes health care leaders "for the resounding difference they make in our region and impact they have on the quality of our everyday lives."

In addition, there were several finalists from the School of Medicine. Read more.

Campus News

A memorial service for Henry T. King Jr. will be held on campus at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 31, at the Amasa Stone Chapel. King, a member of the School of Law faculty for more than 30 years, died May 9.

Auxiliary Services and Procurement and Distribution Services announce that Meritech has been chosen as the successful vendor for the Case Western Reserve University cost per copy program. In order to expedite the process of equipment change out, Meritech will begin an extensive assessment and analysis of enterprise wide needs for the program. Go to the Copier Program Web site for more information and weekly updates.

Case Western Reserve University's Emerging Infections Committee continues to monitor H1N1 flu conditions and provide updates to help students, faculty, staff and visitors avoid contracting this new strain of the flu. No cases have been reported on campus. Additional information is available on the university's emerging infections Web site.

For Faculty and Staff

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Training is offering "The Schedule of Classes—Fundamentals" from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 4, at the Kelvin Smith Library, Room LL06. This session will offer comprehensive training on the Schedule of Classes module in the Student Information System (SIS), and is open to both new and existing users. More information is available online. Registration is required for attendance by sending an e-mail to

For Students

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


The Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI) will host the Energy Storage: Technological Innovation & Collaborative Opportunities webcast from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, June 1. The objective of the webcast is to continue to build the innovation cluster and network to advance innovation in electric energy storage. The event is being co-hosted by EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) and Energy Voyager. The core purpose is to build on the momentum from the annual EPRI conference that the GLEI hosted at Case Western Reserve last fall. The outcomes from that conference helped move energy storage collaboration forward faster by building clusters and teams to accelerate breakthroughs. Participants can call in for the webcast or participate onsite in Nord Hall 310, along with a pre-luncheon. Contact Stacy Long by e-mail or by phone at 368-0748 to register by Thursday, May 29. Go online for more information about the GLEI's faculty, research and events.

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.

May 27, 2009

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Case in the News

Sotomayor, gender and race

CNN, May 26, 2009
Will Sonia Sotomayor's background play a role in her decision making process? Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, offers insight about one of her cases.

Bill Moyers Journal, May 22, 2009
Health care reform is coming. Both Congress and President Obama have made it a top priority, and many expect a bill by the fall. Now comes the tricky part—designing and funding a plan. Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen's Health Research Group also is adjunct professor of internal medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He was a guest on the Bill Moyers program.

Case Western Reserve law professor believes Sotomayor will likely be confirmed

90.3 WCPN, May 26, 2009
Conservative lawmakers in Washington have called President Obama's Supreme Court nominee radical and say they may filibuster the choice, Jonathan Entin, professor of political science and law at Case Western Reserve University, believes that's not a course that will ultimately succeed.

Lung cancer study to be done in Cleveland, May 26, 2009
University Hospitals is currently enrolling patients in a clinical study for a new lung cancer vaccine. Balazs Halmos, assistant professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

'Bookies' play their favorites at Case's annual book sale

Cleveland Jewish News, May 22, 2009
It's a good thing Mike Chernin has a strong back. For the past 20 years, the Shaker Heights resident has traveled around the East Side, collecting boxes of gently used books earmarked for the annual spring book sale sponsored by the Association of Continuing Education (ACE) at Case Western Reserve University. This year's sale runs May 30 through June 2.

Higher Ed News

States consider basing college funding on graduation rates

USA TODAY, May 26, 2009
States fund public colleges primarily based on how many students are enrolled. But a number of legislatures are considering policies that would link funding to whether students graduate. Lawmakers in Ohio appear likely to adopt a plan, introduced this year, that would base 100 percent of higher education spending on course and degree completion.