Mandel Center Takes Key Step
in Leadership Search


A search advisory committee for a Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations executive director and Mandel professor is making progress in the search for a new leader to helm the center.

Grover "Cleve" Gilmore, dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is the committee's chair.

Steven Feldman, professor of marketing and policy studies at the Weatherhead School of Management, has been named interim director. His major areas of teaching focus on business ethics and nonprofit ethics and trusteeship.

Feldman will serve as interim director through June. Read more.

Campus News

Four days left: Case Western Reserve is completing its university wide e-mail transition from (iPlanet) to (Google mail). All accounts need to be moved before Jan. 31. Go online for details and documentation about how to make the transition. Call the ITS Help Desk at 368-HELP (4357) with questions or for additional assistance.

Kundalini Yoga classes for spring semester are starting this week. Classes will meet in the Veale Center Multipurpose Room on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Sessions will run for 12 weeks. Contact Mina Moore by e-mail or by phone at 368-2191 for information.

The Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety (DOES) wants to remind all faculty, staff and students that eating, drinking, chewing gum, taking medications, applying cosmetics and smoking is prohibited in all laboratory spaces. Refer to the DOES Web site for or more information.

For Faculty and Staff

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity will hold its "New Faculty Orientation on Diversity and Inclusion" from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, in the Guilford Hall lounge. The purpose is to introduce faculty to differences at the university, and for faculty to become familiar with policies, procedures, resources and sources of support. All new faculty who joined in the the 2009-2010 academic year are encouraged to attend. 

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on the topic of "Concept Mapping for Course Goals" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. Professors are more likely to get deep learning from their students if they can identify a few (about three) major concepts that they want their students to understand at a deep level, and should consider structuring their curriculum around those concepts. During this UCITE session, facilitators will discuss concept maps, and participants will take the first steps in constructing their own maps. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE.

For Students

Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) will host an "IRB Workshop for Summer Undergraduate Research" at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29, in Nord 310B. Register online.

A session on the topic of "True Life: I'm a Resident" will meet from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. Medical residents will share their experiences. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about life as a medical student and resident. Contact with questions.



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. The 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. Learn more.

A discussion on the topic of "Chimeras, Cyborgs, and the Moral Limits of Science" will take place at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. Jason Scott Robert of Arizona State University will be the guest speaker. He will explore the science underlying recent developments, and focus on how scientists justify their research. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Department of Bioethics, Conversations in Bioethics and the Center for Policy Studies.

The Office of General Counsel is hosting the Great Lakes Higher Education Law Symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The event, designed for attorneys and administrators involved in higher education, will cover challenging issues in higher education and best practices. Approximately 30 speakers will be presenting. CLE credit is pending. Go online for information and to register.

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.


Arnold Caplan, professor of biology and general medical sciences (oncology) has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. The instillation will take place in February. Fellows are leaders in the field who have distinguished themselves through their contributions in research, industrial practice and education.

January 26, 2010

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Case in the News

Case Western Reserve University research ties stillbirth to oral bacteria

The Plain Dealer, Jan. 26, 2010
Staci Woo was 39 weeks and five days into an easy pregnancy when she lost her first baby, a daughter, to stillbirth. An autopsy revealed an overwhelming bacterial infection was the cause of death. The name of the bacteria—Fusobacterium nucleatum—led Woo to Case Western Reserve University microbiologist Yiping Han, who has been studying the connection between F. nucleatum, preterm birth and stillbirth for the past 10 years.

Gov. Ted Strickland's State of the State address might sound like a campaign speech

The Plain Dealer, Jan. 25, 2010
Gov. Ted Strickland's crucial State of the State address Tuesday doesn't figure to be your typical policy-heavy message Ohioans are used to from this annual speech. Instead, it might be more like a plea to voters. Alexander Lamis, associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Health officials look at C-section rates in Ohio

Toledo Free Press, Jan. 22, 2010
The state's new hospital-performance Web site, Ohio Hospital Compare, shows that more than one-quarter of first-time mothers considered unlikely to need Cesarean surgery underwent C-sections anyway in 2008. Michael Gyves, an obstetrician and associate professor at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Internet2 issues call for IDEA Award nominations

HPCwire, Jan. 25, 2010
Internet2 announced today that nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award. "IDEA Award winners represent advanced networking at its best, demonstrating in very real ways the promise of advanced networking, not just for the research and education community, but for the public at large," said Tom Knab, chief information officer at Case Western Reserve University College of Arts and Sciences. He is chair of the IDEA awards judging committee.

Around Noon: Bill T. Jones, Rockwell Kent and Anna Bella Eema

WCPN, Jan. 25, 2010
In the Around Noon radio show, Dee Perry focuses on the life and art of Rockwell Kent. Perry previews the new documentary about his career. The documentary is coming to Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

After 10 years, federal money for technology in education

INew York Times, Jan. 24, 2010
More than a decade ago, Lawrence K. Grossman, former president of both NBC News and PBS, and Newton N. Minow, the former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, were asked by several foundations to explore how nonprofits like schools, libraries and museums could tap into emerging digital technologies. Their organization, what is now being called the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies, finally has Congressional appropriation through the Education Department. It could be handing out grants by fall.