Case Western Reserve Graduates Rank in Top 10 of Midwest Colleges for Earning Potential

Case Western Reserve University ranks in the Top 10 of Midwestern colleges in terms of salary potential after graduation.

The PayScale 2009 College Salary Report rated annual pay for bachelor degree graduates without advanced degrees. According to the survey, the median starting annual salary potential for Case Western Reserve graduates is $56,500, while the median mid-career salary potential is $97,500.

Data was collected from employees who took the PayScale survey.

Campus News


The university's Sustainability Web site provides information on all things sustainable at the university, including recycling, energy conservation, Adopt a Building, Energy Ambassadors and more. Refer to the site for tips on recycling and energy conservation both on and off campus.

Procurement and Distribution Services announces that after an extensive RFT process, AirGas Great Lakes has been awarded the contract for Research and Institutional Gases/Managed Supply Services for the university. A transition plan is being developed, and a core group of users will be formed to assist in implementation suggestions and processes. The first of two meetings will be held on Tuesday, August 4. Campus community members interested in joining this group should send an e-mail to Laura Artwell. Procurement and Distribution Services would like to thank those who participated in the RFP focus group presentations and meetings.

A small black dog, possibly a Scottie mix, was found in the Wolstein Research Building on the morning of Friday, July 31. He does not have a collar or ID tags. Campus community members are encouraged to contact Maggie Male at 368-0021 if they know who the dog belongs to. He is being temporarily cared for until a foster home can be found.


Applications are being accepted for the international travel/study courses sponsored by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, and interested professionals for fall 2009 and spring 2010. Most courses have been approved for global and cultural diversity. The group will travel to Bangladesh and El Salvador in December; Guatemala, Israel, and the Netherlands during the spring; and Ecuador during the summer. Contact Deborah Jacobson for more information.

For Faculty and Staff

James E. Zull, professor of biology and author of The Art of Changing the Brain, concludes his series on the human brain on Tuesday, August 4, with "Brain Research and Memory." The series focuses on the fact that the mind is the creation of the physical brain and hence any changes in our ways of thinking must correspond, in some way, to actual physical changes in the brain. The session will meet at noon in the Herrick Room, located in the Allen Memorial Library Building. Sponsored by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE). Pizza and sodas will be provided. RSVP to UCITE by e-mail at

For Students

Researchers in the Department of Cognitive Sciences are looking for Case Western Reserve undergraduates to participate in an IRB approved study. Participants will perform a series of primarily computer-based tasks that will require two sessions in the laboratory and a number of online questionnaires in your own time. Participants must be 18 years or older. Participants will be compensated. Learn more. E-mail or call 368-4996 for more information.


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August 3, 2009

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Case in the News

Realtors say more stable home prices a good sign, August 3, 2009
Last week's Standard and Poor's Case Shiller report indicating that home values are becoming more stable is inspiring some cautious optimism in the real estate business. Robin Dubin, professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University, offers her perspective.

Summit organizers push green economy

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 3, 2009
Charles Fowler (MGT '90), CEO of Fairmount Minerals Ltd., and several members of his management team will attend Sustainable Cleveland 2019. Fowler is a a member of Case Western Reserve University's Board of Trustees. David Cooperrider, director of the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, will lead the large-group sessions of the summit.

Some Cleveland hot spots are cool (temperature-wise) all year

The Plain Dealer, August 3, 2009
Greater Cleveland has a few places that remain chilled no matter what the temperature during the summer. Minus 459 degrees is the temperature of the testing system inside the lab of Case Western Reserve University's John Ruhl, professor of physics and astronomy. He and graduate student J.T. Sayre are testing sensors used to measure cosmic background radiation.

Forehead lift cures migraine patients

WebMD, August 3, 2009
Plastic surgeon Bahman Guyuron, chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has a newly published study suggesting that forehead surgery can cure the symptoms of some migraine sufferers.

Higher Ed News

Alumni use old school ties to find work

New York Times, July 31, 2009
In the last year, as the recession and a 9.5 percent unemployment rate have slowed the economy, schools have been amending their pitches to older graduates.