University Librarian Prepares to Retire


When Joanne Eustis arrived at Case Western Reserve University in August 1998, students and faculty were trying to find the best information and resources to support their teaching, research and scholarship. As she approaches her retirement later this fall, Eustis says that same sentiment still holds true.

While information formats have changed over time, Eustis says people still use Kelvin Smith Library--the main library supporting the teaching and research of Case Western Reserve-- and the specific school/affiliate libraries as a starting point for research.

"This is a time of transition for libraries. It's a different world where people are as engaged with digital materials as they are with print materials,” Eustis said. "The information is the same, but often where they find it is in a different place."

Case Western Reserve has announced that a national search will begin immediately for a new university librarian. Read more.

Campus News

One of the Case for Community Day service projects will be to sort the coins that have been collected as part of the Pennies for Peace campaign. Donations will go to the Central Asia Institute, a nonprofit agency dedicated to building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The campus community is encouraged to bring in their pennies by Tuesday, September 22. Go online for a list of donation sites.

For Faculty and Staff

The Employee, Education, Training and Development unit will host a session on "Food for Life: Nutrition for the Prevention of Disease" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, in Nord Hall 310A. The session will focus on how food can be used therapeutically to treat various conditions such a high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Register online.

For Students

All students are invited to submit their original poetry, prose and photography to the Case Reserve Review, a literary magazine. Submit items via e-mail at The deadline is Wednesday, September 30.

The Case Chess Club meets every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. in Guilford House during the academic year. Contact club president George Jones for more information.


Friends of English presents "Booked for Lunch: A Conversation with Local Novelists" from noon to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, October 10, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. Featured authors are Michael Grant Jaffe, Mary Doria Russell and Sarah Willis. The event will be moderated by WCPN's Dee Perry. The buffet lunch will be an opportunity to mingle with the writers, enjoy a lively panel discussion on the literary life, ask questions, get books signed. Tickets are $35. RSVP by September 21.

The No. 10 Case Western Reserve football team (2-0) will take on Oberlin College (0-1) Saturday, September 19, at Case Field, beginning at 7 p.m. The game will include a fireworks display. Go online for more details about the upcoming game.

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


Marilyn Sanders Mobley, vice president for inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity, is featured in the fifth anniversary edition of Who's Who in Black Cleveland. Her professional and academic accomplishments are highlighted, including her new role at Case Western Reserve, her career as an educator and her expertise as a Toni Morrison scholar. Mobley also has a chapter, "The Faith Walk of Writing: Connecting Head and Heart," in the new book Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers. The book is a collection of essays on pivotal moments in the careers of noted black women writers.


Robert J. Ronis, Douglas Danford Bond Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry for Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals, was recently named to the board of directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Inc. Ronis has served as an examiner for the board since 1991 and senior examiner since 1995, participating in more than 50 examination cycles


Kevin McMunigal, Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law, wrote an article on prosecutorial disclosure that was featured in the July/August issue of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal. In other law school news, Andrew Pollis, visiting assistant professor, was featured in a recent edition Plain Dealer special insert Cleveland's Best Lawyers.

Mark Coticchia, vice president for research and technology management, was interviewed at the U.S. Embassy in Rome for the television program "Face-to-Face." Go online to watch the interview.

September 18, 2009

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Case in the News

'Dead Man Walking' author Helen Prejean speaks at Case Western Reserve University about death penalty and Ohio's failed execution of Romell Broom

The Plain Dealer, September 18, 2009
Helen Prejean, the Louisiana nun portrayed in "Dead Man Walking," the 1995 film based on her book, spoke yesterday at Case Western Reserve University. Prejean spoke about various issues surrounding the death penalty—including Tuesday's failed lethal injection of convicted Ohio murderer Romell Broom.

Duke University doctor named director of Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine at Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals

MedCity News, September 18, 2009
A Duke University doctor who discovered a protein mechanism that goes wrong in many diseases has been named director of the Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine director at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals. Jonathan S. Stamler also will be the first holder of the Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation at the Case Western Reserve University Cardiovascular Center and University Hospitals Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute.

Doctor says teen brains develop slowly

The Chronicle-Telegram, September 17, 2009
Impulsivity is a major factor in the adolescent brain, according to Andrew Garner, a pediatrician for University Hospitals and assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Opinion: On race, thoughtful analysis over hyperbole

Associated Baptist Press, September 17, 2009
An opinion piece about race and politics in the South references The Two-Party South, written by Alexander Lamis, associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University.

36 hours in Cleveland

The New York Times, September 15, 2009
A New York Times travel story highlights popular places to visit in Cleveland. The story references L'Albatros, which the chef Zachary Bruell opened last December. The restaurant is set inside a 19th-century carriage house on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

House passes student aid bill

Inside Higher Ed, September 19, 2009
The House of Representatives on Thursday approved sweeping legislation to overhaul the student loan programs and redirect tens of billions of dollars to student aid and other education programs.