Case Western Reserve University Announces Leadership Transition
at Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations

After nearly eight years at the helm of Case Western Reserve University's Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Executive Director Susan Lajoie Eagan has resigned effective June 30. John A. Yankey, the Leonard W. Mayo Professor Emeritus of Family and Child Welfare at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, has been named part-time interim executive director and will serve through December.

"Susan Eagan has been a dynamic leader for the center, and her work has been an immense asset to the university community," says Deputy Provost Lynn Singer. "We're very fortunate that John Yankey has stepped in to this position, and we know that the center is in very good hands."

A national search will be initiated for a permanent executive director of the Mandel Center during the fall semester. Read more.

Campus News

The new issue of art/sci, a semi-annual publication of the College of Arts and Sciences, is now available online.

dickbaznik.jpgRichard Baznik, Case Western Reserve University's designated historian, is retiring after 41 years on campus. 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.

BBQ2-web-small.JPGSummer Barbecues are an annual tradition designed to bring the campus community together in an atmosphere featuring festive food and music. The barbecue season begins Wednesday, June 10, with a South of the Border theme and music by Joe Rohan. There will be different menus and musical styles from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Crawford Deck every Wednesday through July 8. The events are open to the public. Each barbecue event costs $7.75 per person (including a beverage), or $35 for a book of five tickets. Go online for more information.

For Faculty and Staff

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is starting its summer sessions with one of its journal club meetings, where participants discuss some of the bigger issues in academia using provocative articles as starting points. The topic of "Should We End the University as We Know It?" will be discussed from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 11, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. The discussion will be based on an article by Mark C. Taylor, chair of the religious studies department at Columbia University, who wrote an op-ed in the New York Times, "End the University as We Know It." Pizza and beverages will be provided at the session. RSVP to UCITE.

For Students

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


parade1.JPGParade the Circle & Circle Village 2009 will take place Saturday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Wade Oval. This free celebration features a parade and Circle Village. The parade, which begins at noon, incorporates the drama and artistry of colorful floats, puppets, costumes, dancers, and musicians. Circle Village invites visitors onto Wade Oval for an afternoon of activities, live music, and delectable food. Learn more.

Joseph C. LaManna, professor of physiology and biophysics, neurology and neurosciences, announces that the Annual Meeting of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT) will be held for the first time in Cleveland July 5-9. ISOTT is an interdisciplinary society featuring international members. LaManna is the organization's president. The annual meeting brings together scientists, engineers, clinicians, and mathematicians in a unique forum for the exchange of information and knowledge, the updating of participants on latest developments and techniques, and the discussion of controversial issues within the field of oxygen transport to tissue. The featured presenter will be Jay Dean on "Oxygen and the World War II Aviator." Go online for additional details or to register.

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 9, 2009

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Case in the News

Dental treatment soothes arthritic pain, June 8, 2009
Dental treatment could help soothe the chronic aches and pains of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study reveals. Research published in the Journal of Periodontology added further weight to the body of evidence on systemic links between oral and overall health. Research by the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals supports existing reports linking gum disease with arthritic pain and inflammation.

From yoga for gut pain to hiking for hypertension, how choosing the right exercise can cure your health problems

Mail Online, June 9, 2009
We're always being told that regular exercise is the best way to improve our health and stave off obesity. But did you know that specific types of exercise can help to reduce the symptoms of many common ailments? Researchers from Case Western Reserve University found that five or more moderate physical activity sessions of aerobics or three intensive activity sessions a week combined with a healthy diet and oral health regime reduced the risk of gum disease.

Case Western Reserve University graduates open bookstore on West 25th Street

The Plain Dealer, June 8, 2009, 2009
Building an online presence has become part of doing business for bricks-and-mortar merchants. Recently, two enterprising Case Western Reserve University graduates reversed the formula. David Kallevig and Scott Greer first developed a successful business selling books on the Internet—then swapped clicks for bricks by opening a store.

Higher Ed News

College applicants increasingly pick affordable option over 'dream school,' survey finds

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, June 9, 2009
Seventy-one percent of high-school guidance counselors this year saw an increase in the number of their students who chose a more-affordable option over their "dream school," according to a survey released today.