Campus Community Can Now Access
Library Accounts with Network ID

The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) recently unveiled a new and improved method for accessing library accounts.

Instead of PIN accounts, Case Western Reserve faculty, staff and students can now use their Case network ID and password to access library information. Whether it is students checking out materials for a class, faculty conducting research, or staff members gathering information for their department, the same login information can be used for library accounts, the Software Center, staff directories and campus-protected sites.

"It's such a small thing, but it makes such a difference in your day–and it's not just new convenience. It really does make your work more effective when you can log in with Single Sign On," said Karen Oye, head of customer services at KSL.

"The KSL Tech Team and I worked with our catalog vendor and the Case LDAP group to make this possible," said Mike Yeager, analyst programmer. "It's one less password to remember!"

You'll still use a library PIN, though, especially when traveling or away from an office computer. Learn more.

Campus News


The university's book club is currently reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Those interested in discussing the book are invited to attend the group's next meeting from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, in Crawford Hall 720. Contact Susan Benedict for details.

The off campus portion of the CaseCard Program will be back up and running beginning Monday, July 13.

Beginning Monday, July 13, the Health Science Visitor Garage will have two entrances. Visitors may enter the garage from Emergency Drive or Circle Drive.

For Faculty and Staff

Resources are available from University Archives to help departments and offices determine how long records need to be kept, which ones should be transferred to the archives for long-term preservation, and how to dispose of records containing confidential information. Records disposition schedules are a well-established tool to ensure that records are kept as long as needed. Schedules are available online. Guidelines for records that should be transferred to the archives also are available online.

For Students

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


The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is co-sponsoring a "March Around Wade Lagoon" from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, July 13. The event is designed for people to learn more about campus safety, and to speak out against violence against women. Representatives from the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, the Case Western Reserve Police Department, and University Counseling Services will be on hand for the event. Participants are being asked to meet at the base of the lagoon. Bring your lunch. Contact the Center for Women by e-mail or by phone at 368-0985.

"Midyear Review of the U.S. Economy with Dr. Sam Thomas" will take place Wednesday, July 15, at Sammy's Metropolitan Ballroom in Cleveland. The presentation and luncheon will feature Thomas, a senior lecturer of banking and finance at the Weatherhead School of Management. Tickets are $50 per person, $40 for Case Western Reserve alumni. Register online today.

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.

Et al


Mahmoud Ghannoum, professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, director of the Center for Medical Mycology and co-director of the Skin Diseases Research Center, has been awarded the 2009 Billy Cooper Award of the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas. The award is in recognition of an outstanding contributor to the practice of diagnostic clinical mycology.

Case Western Reserve University is included in the 2010 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The guide is considered selective, and is a subjective presentation rather than a statistical one. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each institution in terms of academics, social life and overall quality of life.


Gladys Haddad, adjunct professor of American Studies, director of the Western Reserve Studies Symposium, and moderator of Regionally Speaking, recently received Allegheny College's Gold Citation Award. The award was given "in recognition and appreciation of honor reflected on the college by virtue of outstanding professional achievements."


Chad Fusco is a recipient of the prestigious Laureate Award of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering association. Engineering students are eligible for induction if they are in the top eighth of their junior class or top quarter of their senior class. The Laureate Award recognizes student members who outstandingly exemplify the "spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges." The award is selective—since its inception in 1982, only 68 Laureates have been named. Fusco was nominated for his involvement in the arts. As an undergraduate, he was actively involved with the Footlighters and in Eldred Theater productions. He graduated summa cum laude in May with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a minor in theater. He will attend graduate school at Case Western Reserve in the fall.

July 10, 2009

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Case in the News

Boomeritis: Act young older, get old faster

The Plain Dealer, July 8, 2009
Baby boomers are considered to be the first generation trying to stay active on an aging frame. Roland Moskowitz, professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, comments.

Coming from France: Modern-day medical ties to Cleveland

MedCity News, July 7, 2009
French officials who were in town for the last week want over the next two years to lock down as many commercial ties as they can for a new Rouen University Innovation Health Care initiative. Fabien Lieval, the technology transfer manager from the Rouen hospital, will spend September through November working in Case Western Reserve University's tech transfer office. He will be part of the university's International Resident Affiliate Program.

A little extra weight makes you look a little extra younger

Dayton Daily News, June 30, 2009
There is an age where you actually look younger with a few extra pounds on you: 40 according to a study by doctors at Case Western Reserve University.

Kindle DX: A little ungainly, but not so little, July 2, 2009
A review of the Kindle DX. One of the DX's biggest tests will come this fall, when six universities ask some students to test it out as a textbook replacement. Arizona State University, Case Western Reserve University, Pace University, Princeton, Reed College and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia will participate in DX pilot studies.

For Clan Claus, every day is Christmas

Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, July 8, 2009
Feature article on Kathi Gant of the Mandel School of Applied Social Science's Field Education Department at Case Western Reserve University. The story focuses on her family's connection to Santa Claus.

Higher Ed News

Sustainable for a year

Inside Higher Ed, July 10, 2009
Pressure on universities to live up to standards of carbon neutrality has led to increasingly diverse strategies for motivating people into action.