University Community to Receive Free Digital Subscriptions to Crain's Cleveland Business

As an exclusive extension of its benefits discount program, Case Western Reserve University is offering free, digital subscriptions to Crain's Cleveland Business to more than just its employees.

Sponsored by the university's Office of University Relations and Development, the free subscriptions provide all members of the university community—including faculty, staff, students, alumni, corporate partners and friends—with access to the online version of Crain's Cleveland Business at no cost.

The free, digital subscription affords members of the university community who enroll the ability to choose any or all of the benefits offered to paid digital subscribers:

  • Full access to all news articles and exclusive Web-only stories on
  • A Crain's Daily e-mail every afternoon
  • An e-mail every morning with news headlines from media outlets around Northeast Ohio
  • An e-mail every Monday with the top stories from that week's printed issue
  • The ability to search Crain's story archives back to 1994

Register for the free yearlong digital subscription online. Access to the Web site will be granted about 10 business days after the online form is submitted.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the offer also are available online.

Campus News


Richard Baznik, Case Western Reserve University's designated historian, is retiring after 41 years on campus. He has held various positions on campus, including director of university publications; director of university communications; special assistant to the president; vice president for public affairs; vice president for community and government relations; and his current position as director of the Institute for the Study of the University in Society. A reception will be held in his honor from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, June 12, in Hovorka Atrium. RSVP to Lynice Willis. In addition, campus community members are invited to share their favorite memories of Baznik by signing the online guestbook.


Applications are being accepted for the Environmental Heroes After School Program, a collaboration between the Cleveland Metroparks at the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation-Canalway Center and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education. The free program is for 12 to 15 year olds. Self-motivated participants will engage in real research with naturalists and scientists on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. They will collect and analyze environmental data, and help develop plans to solve environmental problems. Serious Environmental Heroes willing to make a commitment of two to three years are encouraged to apply. Youths will be selected in a competitive process, and will spend August 10-14 actively developing their field investigative skills.

The campus community is invited to sign up to receive e-mail alerts regarding Human Capital Management (HCM) system maintenance and updated functionality. Go online and click "subscribe" on the left side of the screen.

For Faculty and Staff

The Department of Human Resources, in collaboration with TIAA-CREF, is offering an onsite Investor Education Series. All interested staff and faculty are eligible to attend. Whether you currently have investments with TIAA-CREF, another investment firm or no firm at all, this series of workshops will prove timely and informative. The first session, "Save for Tomorrow, Start Today: Making the Most of Your Financial Future," will meet from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, in Crawford Hall 209. Go online to register and learn more about the entire series.

For Students

The Writing Resource Center (WRC) is open for summer sessions today through July 26. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All appointments will be held in Bellflower Hall 104. Go online to make an appointment, or send an e-mail to with questions.



The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will hold its second annual "Dollars for Scholars" Garage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, June 5, in the Mandel School student lounge. Faculty and staff will donate items. Potential items for sale include toys, kitchen appliances, collectibles, holiday decorations and more. All proceeds will benefit Mandel School student scholarships.

The Second Annual International Evidence Based Practice in Wound Care Conference: The Effective Implementation of Pressure Ulcer Clinical Practice Guidelines, will be held at the Hilton Cleveland East in Beachwood, Ohio, June 5 and 6. This two-day conference will bring together various faculty members to discuss pitfalls, challenges and successful approaches to implementation. Health care professionals, therapists, biomedical engineers, and executives involved with pressure ulcer care and management are invited to learn more. Sponsored by the Continuing Medical Education Program.

Ramez Islambouli, adjunct professor of law and Islam and a lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and Rabbi Steve Segar, a graduate student at the Weatherhead School of Management, are scheduled to participate in a panel discussion on "Abrahamic Traditions: Sharing Faith and Fellowship," at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 4, at the Islamic Center in Parma, Ohio. Following a kosher dinner, a panel of Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy will lead discussions about how each tradition focuses on hospitality, prayer, eating, holidays, alms-giving and sacred study. The cost is $25. Learn more.

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.

June 2, 2009

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Case in the News

Guest contribution: GM risks cutting capability in trimming costs

The Wall Street Journal Blogs, June 1, 2009
Susan Helper, an economist at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, says GM needs to build cars people want to buy. How the company answers that question is key to its survival, but also is important to the entire country.

Puzzling out 10 Alzheimer's myths

ABC News, May 29, 2009
According to the National Institutes of Health, 2.4 to 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia in the elderly. Because Alzheimer's disease's origins and course remain a mystery, perhaps it should come as no surprise that different doctors have different approaches to the disease. The article references Peter Whitehouse, professor of neurology and founder of the University Memory and Aging Center at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University.

Sotomayor rulings trend to the left

The Orange County Register, May 28, 2009
The Senate Judiciary Committee will have questions for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor concerning what role, if any, her gender, ethnicity and empathy play in her judicial reasoning, her judicial temperament and her judicial philosophy. Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Nashville has Med Mart dreams too

Tradeshow Week, June 1, 2009
Like Cleveland, officials in Nashville, Tenn. recently announced plans for a medical mart. The facility would include exhibition and meeting space for health care groups and both permanent and temporary display space for medical device and, possibly, pharmaceutical makers. Cleveland is home to the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University and their affiliated research facilities.

New high school in University Circle combines Montessori education with the International Baccalaureate program

The Plain Dealer, June 1, 2009
The Montessori High School in University Circle is one of only three in the United States combining Montessori education with the International Baccalaureate program. Some of the students will record the stories of former soldiers at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, through a growing relationship with the Inamori Ethics Center at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Tenure-track jobs in science and math are open to women, if they want them

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, June 2, 2009
Female professors seeking tenure-track positions in science and mathematics have generally found improving opportunities and upward mobility nationwide, according to a report released today by the National Research Council of the National Academies.