Campus Community Has Opportunity to Brush Up on Skills With Summer Classes at KSL


Although summer seems like a good time to wind down, it's actually a great time to brush up on skills with a CaseLearns class at Kelvin Smith Library.

Summer opportunities await the campus community via free classes. Learn how to maximize online meetings, work with digital texts, get the most out of library databases, and more.

A calendar of classes and registration information is available online. Learn more.

Campus News

Effective Monday, July 6, the S10 gate between parking lots S10 and 1B will be secured at all times, as the Euclid Corridor is now open. Contact Access Services at or (216) 368-2273 for questions.

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

Second Life

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Case Western Reserve University's World of Second Life" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 2, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. Since the university began its venture into Second Life more than two years ago, it has been on the cutting edge of research and experimentation, supporting health care, bioethics, civic engagement and a coalition of government, medical facilities, libraries and schools in the community. Sue Shick of ITAC (Instructional Technology and Academic Computing) will share what exactly new development is all about. Come learn about this exciting new development and what it means for our community. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by email to UCITE.

The Department of Human Resources will host a session on "Becoming an Effective Team Member" from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, July 2, in Nord Hall 310A. Participants will learn the essential skills necessary to develop and maintain highly effective teams. Whether the participant is a team member or a team leader they will gain the skills necessary for effective team performance. Register online.

For Students

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


Curt Moll, retiring chairman and CEO of MTD Products, Inc., will visit campus Monday, July 6. Under Moll's leadership, MTD—a global manufacturing corporation, which produces outdoor power equipment and appliance components—has challenged its U.S. workers to participate in developing strategies to produce top-quality, cost-effective products to position the company against offshore competitors with significantly lower labor costs, and still meet the just-in-time needs of large-volume retailers such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Sears. Moll will share his insights with students in TiME's Materials Manufacturing class.

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.

July 1, 2009

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Case in the News

Ruling in firefighters case fuels critics of Sotomayor

Los Angeles Times, June 30, 2009
The Supreme Court's reversal Monday of a discrimination ruling involving a group of white Connecticut firefighters has provided critics of high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with some fresh ammunition. Jonathan Adler, a professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, comments.

How Europe began flexing financial-regulation muscle

BusinessWeek, June 30, 2009
The European Union's financial regulations are shaping up to be a big deal for companies based in the U.S. and elsewhere—even beyond their European operations. History suggests Europe's regulatory boldness won't end with this financial crisis and global recession. Indeed, research by Elliot Posner, a Case Western Reserve University political scientist, suggest it was already stirring before the crash, and is likely to linger.

A new business on the horizon

CoolCleveland, July 1, 2009
How do businesses get started in Northeast Ohio? Well, this one got started by accident using clay and water. That's way too simple you are thinking. Add a freeze dryer and some polymers and you've got the new clay aerogel composite material developed by David Schiraldi, associate professor of engineering at Case Western Reserve University, and his research group.

Renewed Cornell Road Bridge to reopen after being closed for four and a half years

The Plain Dealer, July 1, 2009
There will be no fireworks but lots of celebrating on Thursday when the Cornell Road bridge, a vital link between Little Italy and University Circle, reopens to traffic. Dick Jamieson, vice president for campus services at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

Paying college tuition with credit card gets costlier

USA TODAY, July 1, 2009
Across the nation, a growing number of universities are making it harder—and costlier—for students to use credit cards.