Faculty Tenure, Senior-Level Promotions
for 2008-2009 Announced

More than 125 senior-level promotions and awards of tenure, appointments to emeritus status and senior-level appointments to the faculty were approved during the 2008–2009 academic year.

Read more for a list of names and promotions.

Campus News

The Human Capital Management (HCM) system has been upgraded to the most current release of the software. The upgraded system can be reached by using http://www.case.edu/hcm/. Faculty, staff, and student employees are being asked to bookmark and save the new link in their favorites. Contact Tony Kramar with questions.

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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

The United Way of Greater Cleveland, a Federation partner in Case Western Reserve University's Charity Choice campaign, is teaming up with the Cleveland Indians to offer discount tickets to employees. The Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox game will take place at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, at Progressive Field. Employees should use the code "UNITED" to purchase upper box tickets for $16. Part of the Fill the House for Charity program.

For Students

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Case Western Reserve has an active Greek Life community. According to its 2008-2009 annual report, the Greek community consisted of 1,241 members, or 30 percent of the full-time undergraduate population.



Activities for Welcome Days 2009 take place today through Sunday, August 23. Activities include lunches and dinners; opportunities to meet faculty; the opening of residential college ceremonies; presentations from campus departments; and games and social events.

Events

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The Center for Policy Studies will host a discussion on the topic of "Should Health Care Reform Mean Rationing?" from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, September 10, in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. Three of the university's health care policy scholars will serve as panelists: Bob Binstock, Professor of Aging, Health, and Society; J.B. Silvers, Treuhaft Professor of Health Systems Management; and Joe White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy. Free, open to the public. Snacks will be available.

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 19, 2009

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Case in the News

'Public Option' or Co-Op? Experts sound off

ABC News, August 18, 2009
Health professionals' opinions about the massive health care reform proposal have varied widely across the country, especially on whether the bill would result in the government insurance plan negotiating lower pay for doctors. Joe White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Prescription drug costs will be lower for many under health reform plans

The Plain Dealer, August 18, 2009
How will the price of prescription drugs be impacted by the health care overhaul? A good number of people will pay less for prescription medicine. Some will pay the same. And others won't know—at least for a while—what will happen. Max Mehlman, co-director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Cleveland: NE Ohio stem cell research is cutting edge

WKYC.com, August 19, 2009
The scientists in the laboratories at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, and the Cleveland Clinic don't usually make big splashy headlines. But the work quietly going on in Cleveland for the last 20 years has propelled Northeast Ohio into the forefront of stem cell research around the world.

Armed with Science

Pentagon Web Radio, August 5, 2009
Immobility remains a major problem for disabled veterans. Immobility and wheelchair dependence cause degenerative changes in the bones, joints, hearts, lungs, and skin. Ronald Triolo, a professor at Case Western Reserve University and associate director of the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center, discusses the issue.

Higher Ed News

Colleges seek to remake the campus tour

New York Times, August 18, 2009
Dozens of colleges and universities are increasingly directing their tour guides to turn around and walk forward, and to purge their memories dates and statistics in favor of personal anecdotes.