Case Western Reserve University and
The Temple – Tifereth Israel Announce
Historic Partnership


Case Western Reserve University and The Temple – Tifereth Israel have announced an historic partnership with a lead donation of $12 million from the Maltz Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland. The gift represents a catalytic challenge for the transformation of The Temple's iconic building in University Circle into the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple – Tifereth Israel. The initiative also will preserve the historic building as a place of worship and celebration for the 1,400 families of The Temple – Tifereth Israel community.

"Milton and Tamar Maltz have given us a remarkable opportunity," said Barbara R. Snyder, President of Case Western Reserve. "This project has the potential to create enormous benefit for our university, for The Temple congregation and for the community at large." Read more.

Campus News

Women caregivers are needed for a research study of how to manage stress while caring for an elder with dementia. The study is being conducted by the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's Jaclene A. Zauszniewski and fellow researchers. The study involves three data collection interviews and a chance to test ways to reduce stress. Participants will receive compensation for their time. Call 368-0552 or send an e-mail for information.

An Executive MBA open house will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the George S. Dively Building. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet faculty, current students and alumni to learn first-hand about what makes this program unique. Learn more.

For Faculty and Staff

The Case Employee Wellness Program is sponsoring a March Lunch and Learn series discussion on making healthy diet changes from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in Nord Hall 310. Carolyn Hodges, Department of Nutrition, will lead the discussion, and Carmen Paponetti, Bon Appetit's sushi chef, will provide a healthy cooking demonstration. Learn more.

For Students

The Summer Information Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 25, at the SAGES Café. Students are invited to learn about summer courses, enter a raffle for a $100 gift card to the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and take home fun prizes and gifts. Go online for more information

Students are invited to learn about careers in the health field that do not require a medical degree at the Fourth Annual Case Western Reserve Health Care Symposium from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in Nord Hall 310. Scheduled speakers include Jason Goodrick, associate director for emergency management at Case Western Reserve, and a representative from the Cuyahoga County Board of Public Health. An Italian dinner from Galluci's will be provided. Send questions to Ashley McKee.

The Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors office (SOURCE) will host a seminar for the Intersections symposium on "How to Make a Poster" at 9 a.m., Friday, March 26, in Nord Hall 400. Register online.

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is hosting a special open house for current Case Western Reserve University students who are thinking about changing their major to nursing or are looking to transition to a new career after completing a bachelor's degree. Students will meet with nursing representatives to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Graduate Entry for Non-Nurses programs. No RSVP needed; just show up any time between 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the first floor lounge of the school. Refreshments will be served. Contact Carlier Myers by e-mail or by phone at 368-5981 for information.


Several university administrators will share their perspective on what it means to be an ally to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. Each narrative will explore a distinct dimension of inclusion at Case Western Reserve. Contact Luke Nantz for more information.

Zack Bruell, celebrity chef and owner of four Cleveland restaurants, will be the featured guest at this month's Case Entrepreneurs event at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. Case Entrepreneurs is a student organization founded to create start-up businesses on campus.

The School of Law will present the Sumner Canary Lecture, "The Cyber Threat," at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, at the School of Law. The guest speaker will be Jack Landman Goldsmith of Harvard University.

"Walk In My Shoes" is an annual program sponsored by Juniper Residential College to help faculty, staff and students understand what it is like to be a part of a particular social identity on campus. This year's focus is on the LGBTA community. Representatives from campus groups will discuss their involvement with the community. In addition, the Players Theatre Group will perform a preview from their new production, "The Laramie Project." The event will take place at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, in the Thwing Center atrium.

A baroque chamber ensemble concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Harkness Chapel. Free, open to the public. 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.

The Case Interfraternity Council (IFC) was awarded the Jellison Award and the Panhellenic Council (PHC) was a finalist for the Sutherland Award at the recent Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) Conference. The AFLV is an organization that unites and oversees IFC's and PHC's at universities across the country, and recognizes outstanding organizations. The Jellison Award is given to the IFC in the Midwest with the highest level of achievement over the past year, and the Sutherland Award is the corresponding PHC award. Organizations are recognized in the areas of academic achievement, council management, leadership and educational development, membership recruitment, philanthropy and community service, public relations, risk reduction and management, and self-governance and judicial affairs. Case Western Reserve's IFC was the recipient of the Jellison in Division III, which is the second largest division, and PHC was a finalist in Division II. The current IFC and PHC executive board would like to thank last year's board and all fraternities and sororities for their hard work.

dorothyebersbach.jpgThe Congressional Gold Medal was recently awarded to World War II Women Air force Service Pilots (WASPs) for their service as military aircraft pilots. Dorothy Ebersbach, (BSN '54) is now 95-years-old and one of the remaining WASPs. More information about Ebersbach is posted on the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing news site.

March 22, 2010

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Feature of the Day


The campus community is invited to view a video presentation of the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple – Tifereth Israel announcement.

Case in the News

Maltz Family Foundation donates $12 million to CWRU to let school, synagogue share Temple-Tifereth Israel

The Plain Dealer, March 19, 2010
The Temple – Tifereth Israel in Cleveland will soon start a new double life as a performing arts center for Case Western Reserve University and as a place of worship. The Maltz Family Foundation, part of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, announced the donation of $12 million to Case Western Reserve for the renovation of the temple building.

Duane 'The Dog' Chapman, critic Mark Harris, novelist Jaimee Wriston Colbert and engineer Henry Petroski lead the Cleveland literary week

The Plain Dealer, March 17, 2010
Duke University's Henry Petroski will speak at Case Western Reserve University on Wednesday, March 24, on the topic of "Engineering and Civilization: Bridges, Infrastructures and the Sources of Success and Failure."

New SAT policy could backfire

The Columbus Dispatch, March 21, 2010
High-school students who take the SAT college-admission exam more than once now have the option of picking which scores to send to colleges. The question is whether Score Choice, a new program by the College Board, is a good idea. Rick Bischoff, vice president of enrollment management at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

London Haydn Quartet shares unique passion at Harkness Chapel

The Plain Dealer, March 22, 2010
Every string quartet worth its rosin plays Haydn. None, though, plays Haydn like the London Haydn Quartet, according to a recent review. In a rare U.S. appearance Sunday on the "Chapel, Court & Countryside" series in Harkness Chapel at Case Western Reserve University, the quartet offered a deeply nourishing sampling of Haydn's quartets.

Higher Ed News

Thinking about a branch campus? Think twice

Chronicle of Higher Education, March 22, 2010
The recent decade has seen higher-education institutions from various nations establish branch campuses and franchises in other countries. But college leaders should think twice before they plunge into the branch-campus arena.