Case for Community Day 2009
Sets Registration Record


Campus members who've already signed up for Case for Community Day projects should give themselves a round of applause: a registration record has been set.

Although there are still a couple of weeks left until Case for Community Day on Friday, September 25, all service projects are filled, according to Latisha James, director of the Center for Community Partnerships.

"What a wonderful display of the university's continued spirit to serve. This is the best registration effort we've had," says James. "It typically takes three weeks for projects to be filled, and we have done it in one week."

While all of the service projects have volunteers confirmed, campus community members who have not had an opportunity to register can still give back by donating to one of the numerous donation drives being held the same day. People are encouraged to donate unused personal computers and cell phones and canned foods, clean out their piggy banks for the Pennies for Peace effort, or sign up to give blood at an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Read more.

Experts to Debate Fate of Guantanamo Bay and CIA Torturers on Eighth Anniversary of 9/11

On Friday, September 11, two dozen leading experts will debate the most important and timely issues now facing the United States in its war against terrorism.

The day-long conference, "After Guantanamo: The Way Forward," will be presented in a unique cross-fire format at the School of Law. The discussions will occur from 8:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom (A59).

The conference is free and open to the public. A live webcast will be available. Read more.

Campus News

Case Daily will not publish on Monday, September 7, due to the university's observance of Labor Day.

Cedar Point tickets are available at Access Services. Tickets for adults are $35.50, while tickets for children and seniors are $17.50.

For Faculty and Staff


The Staff Advisory Council announces its newly elected representatives for two-year terms beginning September 14: Stacy Fening, Benjamin Hrouda and Carol Terrell, academic administration; Laura Huffman and Marna Negrelli, School of Dental Medicine; Marie L. Vibbert and Caroline Cheetham, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences; Theodore Austin and Kathleen Hanning, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; and Michelle Adams, Rebecca A. Bailey, Jeffrey Gumpf, Marcia Huffman, Robin G. Kramer, Richard Kramer, Twyla Miller, James Prince, Elizabeth (Liz) Woyczynski, Elaine Barney, Karen Dunn, Katherine (Kat) Evans, Jovon Jones, Lisa Kouns, Julieta Peterson, Robin Sheppard, Christian Swol and Diane Weitzen, university administration. Staff do not have to be an elected member of SAC to serve on a committee. Learn more.

For Students

The Graduate Business Student Association will host a session on "Second Year MBA Internship Experiences" from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, at the Peter B. Lewis Building.

Church of the Covenant will host its "Picnic in the City" event beginning at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, September 6, at the church's lower patio. Case Western Reserve students can eat for free. The Cache Resale Shop will be open.


Ellen Landau, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, will discuss "Philip Guston: The Jew as Modern Artist" at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, at the Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Art History & Art.

WRUW 91.1 FM will host its 28th Annual Studio-A-Rama beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 5, at the Mather Memorial courtyard. The event is the campus radio station's free, day-long rock concert. Go online for the band lineup and more information. The annual event was cited by the Plain Dealer as a great way to spend Labor Day weekend, and by the Morning Journal as a main rock event.

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


MediaVision recently won a Telly Award for its production of "Open Up Your World," an international law program video. The Telly Award is presented by the namesake New York City-based organization to honor outstanding local and regional television commercials and productions, as well as non-broadcast video productions. This is the second year in a row that MediaVision has won an award.

Robert J. Ronis, Douglas Danford Bond Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Inc. (ABPN). The ABPN is a nonprofit corporation that determines standards for certification in psychiatry and neurology. It is one of 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.


Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethcis, was a recent guest on WVIZ's Ideas: Community Health Forum. The program was a follow up to ideastream's recent community forums, which featured health providers, advocates, government and community leaders, insurers, and academics who discussed health challenges, assets and priorities in the region.

Robert B. Daroff, associate dean of development and professor and chair emeritus, Department of Neurology, contributed a story of historical interest to the August 2009 edition of World Neurology, the official newsletter of the World Federation of Neurology. Learn more.

September 4, 2009

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Case in the News

New Ohio law allows state universities to obtain ownership in spinout companies

Biotechh Transfer Week, September 2 2009
Ohio's public universities and research institutions now have more incentive to create startup companies to commercialize their discoveries thanks to a law passed this summer as part of the state's budget bill. Mark Coticchia, vice president for research at Case Western Reserve University and one of the bill's co-authors, comments.

Don't just manage your IP—market it

The IP Marketing Blog, September 2, 2009
Focusing on marketing IP—as opposed to managing it—is the key to maximizing commercialization opportunities, says Mark Coticchia, vice president of Case Western Reserve University's Office of Research and Technology Management.

The Sound of Ideas: The Price of Perfection, September 1, 2009
Maxwell Mehlman, Petersilge Professor of Law and director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University, recently discussed his new book, The Price of Perfection: Individualism and Society in the Era of Biomedical Enhancement.

Celebrate World Heart Day with workplace wellness

Reuters, September 2, 2009
World Heart Day is September 27, and this year's theme includes celebrating workplace wellness. An article featuring wellness tips includes comments from Hope Barkoukis, associate professor of nutrition in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Spartans make name for themselves

The Plain Dealer, September 4, 2009
Now that Case Western Reserve University football is officially on the Division III regional map, the Spartans believe it's time to take it a step further and go national. Jeff Brown, a senior linebacker, comments.

Case Western Reserve University the little football team that could

The Plain Dealer, September 4, 2009
Case Western Reserve University has a football team that has won its last 21 regular-season games, a football team that has been to the Division III playoffs the last two years. A feature story references team members Dan Whalen, Jeff Brown and Bobby Bott, and Coach Greg Debeljak.

Cheers & Jeers

The Plain Dealer, September 4, 2009
The newspaper editors gave a thumbs up to the news of $3.5 million in federal stimulus funds help to Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

A fulfilling summer: Volunteering in India and Guyana

Tattva, September 1, 2009
Apurva Kaushik, a philosophy major at Case Western Reserve University, wrote about a summer of volunteerism.

Higher Ed News

Speak now, or forever hold your copyrights!

Inside Higher Ed, September 4, 2009
A number of higher education institutions have assigned Judge Denny Chin some reading for Tuesday. Chin, the federal judge who is presiding over Author’s Guild et al. v. Google, Inc., has been inundated with letters and amicus briefs in advance of the September 7 deadline for participants in the class action to opt out of a settlement over the company's controversial Google Books project that has received preliminary approval from the court.