Logistical Details for Seventh Annual
Case for Community Day


The Seventh Annual Case for Community Day is almost here. More than 500 students, faculty, staff and alumni will assist campus neighbors and organizations in a community-wide day of service on Friday, September 25.

If this is your first time volunteering as part of Case for Community Day—or you need a refresher on what to do and where to go—the following is a scheduled breakdown of the day's planned activities, as well as a reminder about the Campus Social being held immediately after the day of service.

If you didn't have an opportunity to sign up for a project, you can still give back. Following the logistical schedule is information about the numerous on-campus donation drives, including updated details about the E-Cycling initiative. Read more.

Campus News


Since 2002, Case Western Reserve has celebrated Halloween at the University Farm. This year the Class Officer Collective has decided to add a new spin to this tradition by holding the event at Freiberger Field.

The campus community and alumni are invited to attend one of the university's largest events from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, October 31. Operating under the title of "Halloween at Home," the evening will consist of Halloween-themed activities for children of all ages. Student bands, a cappella groups and dance performances will be held throughout the evening. Student and staff organizations are encouraged to participate and sponsor booths for an opportunity to reach out to the community. In addition, everyone is invited to support the philanthropic initiatives such as the Turkey and Toiletries Drive organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Family Programs and the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning. Non-perishables consistent with Thanksgiving, toiletries, and donations will be accepted. The community will be rewarded for their efforts with an Apple tote bag. More details are forthcoming in Case Daily. For information, call the Office of Student Activities & Leadership at 368-2679.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for poster display at the Quality and Safety Symposium: Connecting the Dots in Quality and Safety on Friday, October 30. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Frohring Auditorium and Lobby. The symposium is sponsored by the School of Medicine, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. Abstracts are due by Friday, September 25, to QualitySymposiumAbstractdue925@case.edu. Contact Mamta Singh or Mary Dolansky for details.

For Faculty and Staff

Employees are invited to take advantage of free retirement counseling from the experts at TIAA-CREF and Vanguard. Representatives are on campus monthly to meet with employees for individual sessions. Review the schedule of upcoming counseling dates

For Students


Case Western Reserve's chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host its annual "Let's Shack Up!" event beginning at 8:30 p.m., Friday, September 25, on the Kelvin Smith Library Oval. Each year, students compete in groups to build shelters out of cardboard, helping to raise awareness of substandard housing and homelessness in Cleveland. Cardboard, duct tape, music, a bonfire and hot chocolate will be provided. Registration continues in dining halls this evening.

On September 25, the Writing Resource Center will present a general campus workshop entitled "Selecting and Narrowing a Research Topic." The workshop will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Bellflower Hall 104, and is open to all students. Space is limited. RSVP to writingcenter@case.edu.

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will hold several information sessions to introduce students to the three-credit travel global and cultural diversity courses. Sessions will be held during the remainder of September, as well as throughout October. Courses are open to all undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major. Go online for session dates, times and locations.



The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity announces the first lecture in the inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Faculty Lecture Series, "Creating an Inclusive Faculty Climate at Case Western Reserve University: Improving the Recruitment, Advancement, Retention and Leadership of Women and Underrepresented Minority Faculty." Diana Bilimoria, professor of organizational behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, will lead the talk from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, at the Alumni House. The series is designed to give greater visibility to the important scholarship and research that faculty are engaged in, and thereby increase dialogue about the relevance of diversity and inclusion both on and off campus. Free, open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Liz Roccoforte for information.

"Neurocritical Care 2009: A Global Conference of Adult and Pediatric Neurocritical Care" will take place September 24-26 at Wolstein Research Building. Experts in adult and pediatric neurocritical care will discuss and review the latest information in neurocritical care and cerebrovascular disease. Go online for complete details.


SatCo (Saturday College) offers fun, non-credit courses open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as community members. This year's offerings on October 3 and 4 will include everything from white water rafting, to contemporary dance and jewelry making to crocheting. Most classes are free. The registration deadline is September 28. Go online for class schedules and registration.

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.

September 23, 2009

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Case in the News

Cleveland takes steps to turn concept of sustainability into key economic asset

Crain's Cleveland Business, September 22, 2009
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has announced the creation of the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Council as well as an advisory steering committee for the next sustainability summit, to be held in 2010 and led by David Cooperrider, faculty director of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at Case Western Reserve University.

Racial disparities in diabetes prevalence linked to living conditions

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, September 21, 2009
The higher incidence of diabetes among African Americans when compared to whites may have more to do with living conditions than genetics, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study is available online in advance of publication in the October 2009 edition of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers from the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine compared data.

The future of colonoscopy

90.3 WCPN.org, September 22, 2009
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women. When caught early, it's highly curable. The problem is it isn't usually caught early. Sanford Markowitz, a colon cancer researcher at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Gary Vaynerchuk's startup advice

Business Week, September 18, 2009
Aspiring entrepreneurs must constantly navigate the tension between doing what they love and the realities of the market. A profile story on Gary Vaynerchuk, who is building a small empire on his own obsession with wine, the Internet, and business, references Scott Shane, professor of entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Simplifying financial-aid process improves college access, study finds

Chronicle of Higher Education, September 23, 2009
Helping low- to moderate-income families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and understand their student-aid eligibility increased the rate at which they filed the form, attended college, and received need-based aid, according to a report released today.