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People within the Cleveland community who want to participate in research studies can now connect online with researchers nationwide by joining ResearchMatch is a not-for-profit Web site that brings together researchers and people who are willing to learn more about research studies in a secure and convenient manner. Case Western Reserve University is one of the 51 institutions participating in this first national, disease-neutral, volunteer recruitment registry.

ResearchMatch is the product of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium, which is supported by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The CTSA is a national network of 46 medical research institutions working together to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country.

In 2007, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Case Western Reserve $64 million to become part of the national consortium designed to transform how clinical and translational research is conducted, ultimately enabling researchers to provide new treatments more efficiently and quickly to patients. Case Western Reserve University named its award the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative, (CTSC), as it is a collaboration among Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and University Hospitals. Read more.

Recording the Histories of Flora Stone Mather Women


A SAGES course will bridge the generations as today's students learn what college was like some 70 years ago for women from the former Flora Stone Mather College.

Six students in American Studies Professor Gladys Haddad's SAGES seminar, "Women's Education at CWRU: The Flora Stone Mather Oral History Project," will learn historical research by taking in-depth oral histories of six alumnae.

The women are nearby neighbors living at Judson at University Circle.

According to Haddad, this is the start of a project that eventually will be a digital archive of the Flora Stone Mather women's educational experiences. Read more.

Campus News


The Binary Walkway, which serves as the gateway to the Case Western Reserve University campus at Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road, is lined with flags and signs today in honor of Veterans Day. Learn more.

The Adelbert Road Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for maintenance and repairs effective 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13. The bridge is anticipated to re-open to all traffic at 6 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained. Detours will be posted. Murray Hill Road, Cornell Road and Circle Drive will be signed as the detour route.

The Relay For Life Recruitment Fair will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in the Thwing Center atrium. The fair is an opportunity to create teams, register to join a team, and learn more about the various sub committees.


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities continue the celebration of Janis Joplin—one of rock and roll's most passionate and influential artists—with the 14th annual American Music Masters series Kozmic Blues: The Life and Music of Janis Joplin. Events continue through Saturday, Nov. 14, with a "Rock and Roll Retrospective" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium on Cornell Road. This conference is a reflection on Joplin's career and her impact on rock and roll music. The Retrospective is free for students with a valid ID. Learn more.

For Faculty and Staff

The Office of the Provost and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will host an information session on the 2010 HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. The university will sponsor a participant on the Bryn Mawr campus from June 18-July 2, 2010. Session attendees will be able to hear from former participants. Beverages and cookies will be served. Go online for the Case Western Reserve application.

For Students

The university's African-American Society will host its 36th Annual Ebony Ball from 7 to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Embassy Suites in Beachwood, Ohio. The theme is "Cultivating A Unified Community," and the keynote speaker is Sen. Nina Turner. Tickets are $10 for individuals, $13 per couple. Students can receive $1 off the ticket price if they donate a canned good item. Formal attire. Transportation will be provided. Contact Aubrey Arnold or Lydia Fields for more information.

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is hosting a networking event entitled "Life as an MBA!" at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in the George S. Dively Building. Students interested in an MBA program will have an opportunity to meet MBA alumni. Food will be provided. Contact SAA by e-mail for information.

The Biomedical Sciences Training Program invites juniors and seniors majoring in science to its "Preview Day" on Friday, Nov. 13. Students will learn about the doctoral programs in biomedical research. Lunch will be provided. Contact Debbie Noureddine for more information or to RSVP.


The university's chapter of Phi Delta Epsilon, the international medical fraternity, has developed the Children's Miracle Network Banquet as a means of supporting Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network (CMN). The banquet will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Thwing Ballroom. Tickets are $15, which includes a meal, live entertainment and one raffle ticket. All proceeds from the banquet and the raffle will benefit the CMN charity. E-mail with questions or ticket reservations.

The Department of English, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Cleveland Cinematheque will sponsor "An Evening of Buster Keaton Short Films" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at the Cleveland Cinematheque. Tickets: $8 general admission, $6 with a student ID or a Cinematheque membership and for Case Friends of English members and children 12 and under.

Case Western Reserve University's Sigma Xi chapter, along with the Departments of Biology and Anthropology and the Evolutionary Biology Program, will present a lecture, "Who Says Neanderthals Are So Different?" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, in DeGrace Hall 312. The keynote speaker will be David Frayer, professor of anthropology at the University of Kansas.

Robin Ciardullo from Pennsylvania State University will discuss "Planetary Nebulae and the Galactic Merry-Go-Round" at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Natural History Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

Anne Murphy, co-chair of the Digital Promise Project, will speak from 4 to 5:15 p.m. today at the Case Western Reserve Art Studio Gallery. A reception also will be held. Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and Art.

The Master of Science Program in Positive Organization Development and Change will host a webinar session on "Appreciative Inquiry: Positive Revolution in Change" from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12. The speaker is David Cooperrider, Fairmount Minerals Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and faculty director of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value. Learn more.

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.

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Erik M. Jensen, David L. Brennan Professor at the School of Law, has been named editor of the Journal of Taxation of Investments.

The Amazon editors' selections for the Top Ten Best Books in Science for 2009 include Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 by James M. Edmonson, chief curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center in the College of Arts and Sciences, and John Harley from Yale University.

M.C. "Terry" Hokenstad, Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor and Professor of Global Health at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, was honored by the Council on Social Work Education with the Partner in Advancing Education for International Social Work Award and invited to present the paper, "Global Social Work: Agenda for the Future." He made the presentation during the annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. A proposal was made to create a Social Workers Across Borders Movement patterned after Doctors Without Borders.

November 11, 2009

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Case in the News

Rock Hall events salute Janis Joplin

The Associated Press, Nov. 9, 2009
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University are hosting talks this week by those who knew Joplin, including her siblings, her former road manager, and Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen.

Business Answers: To cut or not to cut

MSNBC, Nov. 8, 2009
Colleen DeBaise, small business editor at the Wall Street Journal, and Michael Goldberg, managing partner with Bridge Investment Fund and adjunct professor of banking and finance at Case Western Reserve University, answer viewer questions about the best way to make cuts and how to keep a happy home life while running a business.

Are women less interested in entrepreneurship than men are?

The Business Insider, Nov. 10, 2009
Entrepreneurship among women has actually fallen slightly over the past decade, in relative terms. Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University analyzes the data to show this decrease and questions whether some societal element is preventing women from becoming their own bosses.

Higher Ed News

Senate's slow move toward student-loan bill is raising anxieties and opportunities

Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 11, 2009
A yearlong push by Congress to end the bank-based system of student lending has hit rough water in the Senate, as a result of delays due to the health-care debate, persistent pushback by loan companies, and lingering concerns among some college groups. Some higher-education leaders are still lobbying senators over the details while loan companies, refusing to surrender all that federal cash without a fight, may be having luck in working behind the scenes to persuade senators to reconsider the whole idea.