Case Western Reserve University Named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
for Second Year


For the second year, Case Western Reserve University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll annually recognizes institutions of higher education for their commitment to and achievement in community service. The Honor Roll recognizes contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole. Read more.

Campus News


The Department of Orthodontics at the School of Dental Medicine seeks 200 children between the ages of 10 and 16 to participate in the 2010 braces program. The participants will become patients of the incoming fall class of orthodontic residents. Each youth will receive a free orthodontic examination to assess the patient's individual needs and form a treatment plan that will be undertaken by the resident under the constant supervision of experienced orthodontists. The orthodontic treatment will be available at a reduced rate. Call 368-1259 or send an e-mail to to learn more about the program.

Tonight's Seventh Annual Faculty/Staff vs. Student Basketball Game has been postponed due to inclement weather. Information about the rescheduled date will be posted online.

Heavy snow and high winds are expected over the next several days; the campus community is advised to use caution when using walkways around campus. The Facilities Grounds Maintenance Crew will plow and salt walkways throughout the inclement weather. Campus members should report icy areas to the Customer Service Center for Facility Operations by phone at 368-2580.

Due to technology changes, the e-mail delivery of Case Daily may be intermittent over the next several days. Campus members are invited to view the latest version online.

For Faculty and Staff

Resources are available from University Archives to help departments and offices determine how long records need to be kept, which ones should be transferred to the archives for long-term preservation, and how to dispose of records containing confidential information. Records disposition schedules are a well-established tool to ensure that records are kept as long as needed. Schedules are available online. Guidelines for records that should be transferred to the archives also are available online.

For Students

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence is calling for proposals for the newly established Inamori Research Fellowship. One research fellowship award of up to $10,000 will be presented annually. The fellowship is designed for the purpose of facilitating ethical leadership in research and is open to all Case Western Reserve graduate and professional students. The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, March 15. Go online for guidelines and policy information.

A Fair Trade and Secondhand Expo will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, in Adelbert Gym. Students will have an opportunity to learn how to become more socially and environmentally conscious consumers. Send an e-mail to for more information.

A re-launch party for Ignite TV will take place at 9 p.m. tonight at The Spot. Contact Jonathan Edmunds for information.



The English department's Journalism and Media Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in the Garden Room at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Howard Schneider, former "Newsday" editor and dean of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, will speak on the topic of "Learning How to Tell What's True and Not True in the Age of Unfiltered Information." There is no admission charge and free parking will be available. Call 368-2340 with questions.

The Department of Art History and Art is hosting the "The Art of Exchange: Cross-Cultural Ideas in a Visual World" graduate art symposium today at the Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall. Go online for a complete schedule.

The Department of Mathematics hosts numerous seminars each semester. 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.

Et al.

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

February 26, 2010

A daily newsletter published by the Office of Marketing & Communications, Case Western Reserve University. Submit items for inclusion to:

Case in the News

Case Western Reserve University receives big gift for scholarship program

Crain's Cleveland Business, Feb. 26, 2010
Case Western Reserve University has received a multimillion-dollar gift to establish a new program that will provide full scholarships for people to earn bachelors and medical degrees. The Health Profession Pipeline Program will be launched next year with a $10 million to $12 million investment by the Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation. Under the program, students at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, a high school on the John Hay Campus of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, will be mentored by physicians and medical student.

A surgeon learns of the choking game

The New York Times, Feb. 23, 2010
A new study points to lack of knowledge among physicians about a bizarre adolescent ritual, which involves intentionally trying to choke oneself to create a brief high. Deaths from the game, it appears, are on the rise. Nancy E. Bass, associate professor of pediatrics and neurology at Case Western Reserve University and senior author of the study in the journal Pediatrics, comments.

Underground Railroad conference kicks off today

The Record, Feb. 26, 2010
Historians will join students, teachers, scholars and others this weekend in Troy, N.Y., for a look into the Underground Railroad and the area's role in the abolition movement. Rhonda Y. Williams, assistant professor of history at Case Western Reserve University, will speak at the event.

Doubled-up in Northeast Ohio, Feb. 24, 2010
The foreclosure crisis has left thousands of abandoned and boarded up houses across Northeast Ohio. But, have you ever wondered what happens to the people who used to live in those homes? Case Western Reserve University's Cyleste Collins, research assistant professor with the Center on Urban Poverty & Community Development, comments.

The schools that rule the Winter Games

The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 26, 2010
Some athletes feel they can't attend college because of the time their training demands. "I really commend the people that can do both," says former U.S. figure skater Tim Goebel, who won a bronze at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. While training, he went to school full-time at Case Western Reserve University, an arrangement that lasted one semester.

Higher Ed News

Online courses can reduce the costly sting of college

The Washington Post, Feb. 26, 2010
General-education courses are a big part of higher education. StraighterLine, based in Alexandria, Va., offers students as many general-education courses as they care to take for a flat monthly fee, plus $39 per course.