Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Will Show Documentary on Artist Rockwell Kent


Frederick Lewis—producer, director and writer—has traveled to the ends of the world retracing the life adventures and travels of American landscape artist Rockwell Kent for his three-hour documentary.

Case Western Reserve University's Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities invites the public to view "Rockwell Kent" and hear Lewis answer questions about his experience creating the film. The free, public event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Clark Hall 306. Read more.

Campus News

The University Bookstore is running a promotion on Champion products of buy one, get one 50 percent off now through Saturday, Jan. 23.


The Saturday Tutoring Program, one of the university's community partners, is seeking tutors. Program volunteers provide free tutoring for students in grades 1-12 from school districts throughout Greater Cleveland. Tutors can volunteer on a flexible basis. Tutoring sessions are held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at Church of the Covenant in University Circle. Materials, training, supervision and free parking are provided. An orientation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 23, at the church. Learn more.

The Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) is accepting applications for positions in the Master of Science program in clinical research. CRSP is a flexible program designed to provide physicians, dentists and nurses with rigorous, high quality, education in clinical research methods. The primary aim is to develop a new generation of clinical investigators for leadership roles in academia and industry. The application deadline is Friday, April 15. Contact Natalie Milone with questions.

For Faculty and Staff

Case Western Reserve's Employee Wellness Program aims to promote healthy lifestyles to help enhance a positive, successful, supportive, energetic and healthy workplace. Join the team from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, for the official launch event at 1-2-1 Fitness Center. Enjoy free food from Bon Appétit, raffles for great prizes from local restaurants and businesses, chair massages and health screenings. There also will be representatives available to answer questions and provide information on resources available through the university.

For Students

The Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Office (SOURCE) will host a session on "Summer Undergraduate Research Applications: Got Questions? Get Answers!" from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Nord Hall 310A. RSVP online.


The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning will hold its Community Service Fair from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, in the Thwing Center ballroom. Students will have an opportunity to network with volunteer coordinators from more than 40 organizations. Free pizza will be provided.

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in the Fifth Annual Martin Luther King Day Student Luncheon and Symposium, a special half-day program open to all Case Western Reserve students. The free symposium will be held from noon to 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18. The program is sponsored by the Share the Vision committee. RSVP online today.



The Master of Science in Positive Organization Development (MPOD) will host a webinar on "Sustainability: A Whole System Perspective" from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21. The workshop will be conducted by Bonnie Richley, followed by an online open house.

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) invites the campus community to attend its seminar series presentation at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Frohring Auditorium. Michael Simonson, associate professor of medicine and oncology, will discuss "Endothelin as a Novel Therapeutic Target for Fibrosis and the Complications of Diabetes." The seminar will be broadcast live.

The CWRU Film Society's 35th Annual Science Fiction Marathon will take place from Friday, Jan. 15, through Sunday, Jan. 17. Go online for a complete schedule and ticket prices.

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Facilities Fair will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. today in the Wolstein Research Building atrium and auditorium. Directors and managers will be on hand to discuss how their facilities are available to support research. The event will feature presentations, posters and food.

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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Erin O'Reilly, a religion and anthropology major, is the spring 2010 Case Western Reserve intern for the Cleveland Jewish Archives, part of the Library/Genealogy Center at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The Jewish Archives intern assists in researching questions related to local Jewish history and prepares resources and public programming.

Campus community members and groups are invited to share their academic and departmental accolades. Send announcements to Case Daily.

January 13, 2010

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Case in the News

Does international law mean anything?

WDOK, Jan. 11, 2010
Hear the podcast of Michael Scharf, professor of law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University, appearing as a guest on WDOK-FM's Morning Show talking about his new book, "Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser." C-SPAN Book TV plans to cover his book discussion at 7 p.m. tonight at Joseph Beth Booksellers.

More seniors are choosing self-employment

BusinessWeek, Jan. 12, 2010
Contrary to the popular perception that entrepreneurship is a young person's game, seniors are more likely than young people to operate their own businesses. That trend is considered by Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University.

Passage of time hasn't slowed paintbrush of Aurora artist, Jan. 13, 2010
A lifetime of painting hasn't diminished Aurora resident Florian K. Lawton's love for watercolor. The 88-year-old Lawton's work will be on display at the Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown through Feb. 14. The exhibition collaboration involves the Florian K. Lawton Foundation and Henry Adams, professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University.

Cornea cell density predictive of graft failure at six months post-transplant

ScienceDaily, Jan. 12, 2010
A new predictor of cornea transplant success has been identified by the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group. The results of this study are published in the January issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology. Jonathan H. Lass, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is senior author of the study.

Cannibal galaxies gobble the little guys, Jan. 11, 2010
Galaxies are big cannibals that constantly gobble up smaller galaxies nearby. Scientists have just discovered new signs of this cosmic carnage in nearby galaxies, including our closest neighbor, Andromeda. Chris Mihos, professor of astronomy at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Medical research taking place for women dealing with distressing lack of sexual desire

The Weekly (Georgia), Jan. 12, 2010
Nearly one in 10 women reports having low sexual desire. Sheryl Kingsberg, associate professor and director of the Division of Behavioral Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

Best value colleges: Can getting a degree be affordable?

USA TODAY, Jan. 12, 2010
A four-year degree doesn't have to bury college-bound students in debt. Faced with state budget cuts and recession, some colleges and universities are stepping up their financial aid offerings.