Art Historian Observes China's Growth
in Art Museums During Fulbright-Luce Fellowship


As Art Historian David Carrier drank his coffee and tapped into the Internet at a Starbucks in Beijing, he thought about how the Western world has exported many things to the Far East, from fast-food hamburgers, coffee lattes and pizza to the cultural highbrow of the public art museum.

A Fulbright-Luce Fellow, Case Western Reserve University's Champney Family Professor spent the spring semester in China. Between teaching contemporary Western art courses for the Department of Art and Design at Tsinghua University and the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Carrier visited art museums and archaeological sites.

An account of his observations of China's burgeoning art museums is scheduled to appear in the October issue of Curator. Read more.

Campus News

Prevention and Recovery Services, a division of University Counseling Services, hosts weekly self-help groups for people in recovery. The groups meet at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and 8 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 368-5872 for information.

Jason Hanley, a SAGES Presidential Fellow, referenced the program and the Department of Music's Center for Music and Technology in a recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum blog post. Hanley is the museum's education director.

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

For Faculty and Staff

This year's State of the University Address, hosted by President Barbara R. Snyder, is open to both faculty and staff. The event will begin at 12:30 p.m., Friday, October 2, in Thwing Center's Ballroom. The Office of the President will provide punch and cookies.

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration Reporting System now provides near 'real time' summary and detailed information regarding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding proposals and awards for Case Western Reserve. The information is current as of close of business the day prior. The report is currently in its first version. Improvements and advancements to its capabilities will continue to be made over the next several weeks. Researchers are encouraged to view the reports and provide feedback. Access the reports by logging into OSPARS; click on ARRA Funding.

For Students


More than 90 employers will be attending the University Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, in Adelbert Gym. This event is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Case Western Reserve alumni. The fair is co-sponsored by the University Career Center and Weatherhead School of Management Career Development Center.

The Spartan Tappers seek other student groups to help organize the Case Cabaret, a campus-wide talent show. This event will be open to all types of performances, and is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, in Strosacker Auditorium. Contact Sarah Franjoine for information.


"Courbet avant le lettre?: The Angels of Caravaggio," an art history talk featuring Steven Ostrow of the University of Minnesota, will take place at 4:30 p.m. today s at the Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall. Free, with a reception sponsored by Friends of Art to follow. The talk is presented by the Department of Art History and Art.

The university's Chinese Students and Scholars Association invites the campus community to its "China's Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese National Day" party from 5 to 10 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, in the Multipurpose Room, Carlton Commons. There will be performances by students and others. Moon cakes, drinks and snacks will be served. Free for CSSA members, $5 for the rest of the campus community.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the dance and ethnic studies programs will host "A Special Presentation of Tango" featuring the Eduardo Tami Trio and Dancers at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct., 1, in Strosacker Auditorium. Free, open to the public. Contact Denise Caterinacci with questions.

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 30, 2009

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Athletics Spotlight


Case Western Reserve University Head Football Coach Greg Debeljak recently became the coach with the most wins in the school's modern-era history. The university's athletics department recently interviewed him about the milestone, Gagliardi Trophy hopeful Dan Whalen, and much more. Watch the video.

Case in the News

Clot-busting therapy under review

U.S. News and World Report, September 28, 2009
Even as they digest the latest news on what dose of the clot-dissolving drug Plavix is best during angioplasty, cardiologists are looking at the next generation of clot-busters that could replace Plavix. Clot-dissolving therapy was the big buzz among cardiologists at last week's Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in San Francisco, according to Daniel I. Simon, professor of cardiovascular research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

The interview

Crain's Cleveland Business, September 28, 2009
Completion of Cleveland's planned medical merchandise mart and convention center still may seem like it's far off in the future, but work already is being done to attract meetings and events to the complex. The medical mart company's sales director talks about the importance of partnerships, including one with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

What they're reading on college campuses

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 28, 2009
The Chronicle's list of best-selling books was compiled from information supplied by stores serving several campuses, including Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Many at colleges feel students get too little civic education, survey finds

Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2009
Colleges are not promoting civic engagement nearly as strongly as their students, faculty members, and administrators believe they should be, says a report released today by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, a group that promotes liberal education.