Case Western Reserve University
Seeks Honorary Degree Nominations

Case Western Reserve University invites nominations for honorary degrees, which recognize persons who exemplify in their work the highest ideals and standards of "excellence in any valued aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service, and the performing arts." (Faculty Handbook, 3, III.X).  

"As you are aware, the national and global achievements and reputation of our honorary degree recipients strongly reflect on the quality and global reputation of our university, so please encourage the nomination of absolutely outstanding candidates whose stature is commensurate with that of our institution," says Provost W. A. "Bud" Baeslack III.

Nominations are due by September 15. Read more.

Campus News

The campus community is being reminded to adhere to parking restrictions and signs posted around campus.


The campus community is invited to enjoy some leisurely reading materials courtesy of the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) collection of popular books, magazines and audio materials. The collection is part of the CPL@Case-KSL collaboration, an onsite set of materials from the Cleveland Public Library.

The Visual Perception Lab announces the following : "Vision Study Participants Needed! UH-IRB Protocol #04-87-75. The Perception Lab, in Case Western Reserve's Department of Psychology, is currently seeking "Vision Study" participants. To be eligible to participate, you must be a healthy adult, between the ages of 50 and 60, or 75 and older, with no major vision problems, no major heart disease or diabetes, and English must be your first, or native, language. The study is completely non-invasive and primarily requires looking at images on a computer screen, as well a doing some tasks designed to mimic activities of daily living. Total time required will range from 2 to 8 hours. Study participants will be compensated for their time and expenses. We are able to accommodate evening and weekend appointments. The location is in Mather Memorial, Room #6. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Perception Lab at 368-6465, or e-mail"

For Faculty and Staff

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is accepting pilot grant proposals for cancer survivorship-related research in basic, clinical, prevention, behavioral, psychosocial, health services/outcomes or epidemiological projects. The Cancer Center will provide seed money up to $40,000 to foster collaborations. The application deadline is Monday, August 17. Learn more.

For Students

The deadline to pay for fall 2009 parking through the Student Online Parking Permit System is approaching. Go online for more information.



The next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will focus on the topic of "Running the Gauntlet: The Bird Migration and a Changing World." The discussion begins at 7 p.m., Monday, August 10, at the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.

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.

August 6, 2009

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Case in the News

Journal club, August 5, 2009
If X alone and Y alone cannot explain a phenomenon, sometimes together they can. A discussion about degenerative diseases and aging references Neena Singh, associate professor of pathology at Case Western Reserve University.

Panel weighs in on financial regulatory overhaul

WebCPA, August 4, 2009
The American Accounting Association’s annual meeting featured a thought-provoking panel discussion Wednesday on the impact of financial regulatory reform on the profession. Gary Previts, professor of accountancy at Case Western Reserve University, looked at the financial crisis from a historical perspective.

Higher Ed News

Southern states have greatest need for higher education

Chronicle of Higher Education, August 5, 2009
A new project is measuring the educational needs of states and regions by combining and comparing existing census data, such as degree completions, poverty rates, and population growth.