Mehmet Koyuturk Earns Glennan Fellowship


The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-10 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged.

Glennan Fellowships are administered by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) and designed to reward excellence in faculty and to nurture their growth as teachers and scholars. Each Glennan Fellow has been awarded $6,500 to be used toward their projects.

Case Daily will feature each of the awardees. Today, learn more about Mehmet Koyuturk's project.

Inaugural CAPS Class Awarded
Certificate of Achievement in Financial Management


The inaugural group of employees to attain the Case Western Reserve University Administrative Professional Series (CAPS) program Certificate of Achievement in Financial Management were recently recognized.

"You represent accomplishment, great performance and promotability. We honor your leadership and thank you for your great efforts," John Sideras, senior vice president and chief financial officer, told the awardees.

Read more for the names of the participants and additional information about the CAPS program.

Campus News

One day 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.

The School of Law student community is holding a "Hearts for Haiti" fundraising drive now through Friday, Feb. 12. Campus community members who make a pledge will have paper hearts with their names on display at the law school. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross. Contact Zainab Alwan for details.

The payroll department is no longer accepting direct deposit authorization from bank branches. The authorization now needs to come directly from the employee or student. Contact the payroll department at 368-4290 with questions.

For Faculty and Staff

The deadline for submitting spring 2010 semester tuition waiver applications is Friday, Feb. 26. A completed waiver application is required to receive Case Western Reserve tuition benefits available to employees, as well as employees' spouses/equivalents and dependents. Application forms are available online and in the Benefits Administration Office, Crawford Hall, Room 224. Completed applications can be submitted in person (Crawford Hall, Room 224), by campus mail (Benefits Administration, LOC 7047) or by e-mail ( Contact Benefits Administration at 368-6781 with questions.

For Students

Applications for the Mortar Board Honor Society are due Tuesday, Feb. 2. Selected members will be notified in mid-February.


Join the Academic Integrity Board today through Feb. 5 for Integrity Week. The theme is "Integrity in the Face of Competition." This year's keynote speaker will be David Callahan, author of "The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead" and "The Moral Center: How Progressives Can Unite America Around Our Shared Values." Go online for a complete schedule of events.

The Sears-Swetland Externship at the Cleveland Botanical Garden is an undergraduate externship involving developing a project that links research and policy to environmental education for children and youths. The selected student will have an opportunity to work closely with supervisors from the Schubert Center for Child Studies, the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Case Western Reserve's Institute for Sustainability. Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 1. Learn more.



The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will present its annual Black History Month luncheon and performance by Women in History. This year's performance will feature a dramatic re-creation of Eliza Bryant, a local humanitarian and the namesake of the Eliza Bryant Village, featuring actress Sherrie Tolliver. Free lunch. RSVP by February 5 to Stephanie Ohtola or call 368-0985.

The Musicology Colloquia series provides a weekly forum for presentation and discussion of recent research by distinguished visitors Case Western Reserve faculty and graduate students in musicology and performance practice. Musicology colloquia take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays, usually in Harkness Chapel classroom.

The Confused Greenies will host its Second Annual Masquerade Dance beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Thwing Center ballroom. The dance is in conjunction with La Dolce Vita's Carnevale Night. Additional entertainment, contests, mask-making and dancing will fill the rest of the festive evening. Any student organizations, individuals or others in the campus community who wish to perform as part of the party's entertainment should send an e-mail to

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.

A paper co-authored by Saheli Sarkar, a biomedical engineering doctoral student, and Harihara Baskaran, associate professor of chemical engineering and assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was recognized as a 2009 Outstanding Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Paper at the Biomedical Engineering Society's Annual Meeting. The paper is entitled "Insights Into the Roles of Non-Muscle Myosin IIA in Human Keratinocyte Migration." Baskaran was Sarkar's faculty adviser.

January 29, 2010

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Case in the News

Stillbirth tied to gum disease in new study

National Public Radio, Jan. 28, 2010
Pregnant women might want to keep their toothbrush and floss close at hand, according to Yiping Han, associate professor at Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine and lead researcher of a new study linking gum disease to stillbirth.

Colleges look for new ways to help women in Science

Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 24, 2010
By finding on-campus resources, garnering support among top administrators, and scaling back in response to budget cuts, many colleges can point to new or revised policies, programs, and practices that continue to aid in recruitment and retention of women in science. However, when they can't find the money, those efforts sometimes end. Lynn T. Singer, deputy provost and vice president for academic programs at Case Western Reserve University, offers insight into the topic. Singer was a principal investigator for one of the National Science Foundation's Advance grants to support women in the sciences.

Uninsured will keep health costs up

American Public Radio's Marketplace, Jan. 28, 2010
According to the Congressional Budget Office, by the year 2019 there will be 54 million people in the United States without health insurance. Doctors and hospitals pass on those costs in the form of premiums and higher hospital bills. J.B. Silvers, professor of health systems management at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

UA presenting 'Rethinking Race' events, Jan. 28, 2010
The University of Akron will explore race relations in a series of events titled "Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond" Feb. 1-11. John Flores, Climo Junior Professor at Case Western Reserve University, will present "Mexican Migration to the Midwest: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective" Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. He is a specialist in Mexican-American history.

Top tourist attractions for NBA players, Jan. 27, 2010
An ESPN columnist pokes fun at the fact that NBA players are now banned from playing cards for money during their downtime. The columnist offers a list of museums and attractions the athletes should consider visiting in several cities around the country, including the "Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A History of Contraception in America" exhibit at the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

College gender gap remains stable: 57 percent women

USA TODAY, Jan. 26, 2010
A report released this week confirms the gender gap on campuses overall remains about 57 percent female, 43 percent male, but does not offer solutions on how to narrow the gap.