Editor's note: Due to technical difficulties, the March 25 edition of Case Daily was not delivered to some e-mail accounts. For those who did not receive the newsletter, please see yesterday's story about the renaming of the Distinguished Lecture program:

Case Western Reserve Distinguished Lecture Named in Honor of Business and
Community Leader F. Joseph Callahan Jr.

University Trustee and family celebrate father's
influential role in industry


At Wednesday evening's Distinguished Lecture event, President Barbara R. Snyder announced a $1.25 million leadership gift from the Callahan family to endow the university's annual Distinguished Lecture in honor of Francis Joseph Callahan Jr.

"We believe that naming the Distinguished Lecture in honor of my father is a fitting way to pay tribute to the legacy of Joe Callahan—a man dedicated to distinction in all he does," said Cornelia Callahan Richards, Callahan's daughter and co-trustee of the Callahan Family Foundation.

Joe Callahan is chairman emeritus of Swagelok, a leading fluid system manufacturer headquartered in Solon, Ohio. After graduating from the Naval Academy, serving as project officer on the world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, and earning two engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joe Callahan began his Swagelok career in 1958 at what was then Crawford Fitting. Joe Callahan quickly rose to the top of the organization and instilled his overall philosophy of respect and quality service. He amassed 23 patents in his 40 years at the firm, and Swagelok companies grew to more than $1 billion in annual sales. Read more.

Campus News

The Office of the Provost is accepting nominations for the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize. The award recognizes a faculty member for exceptional achievements in teaching, research and scholarship that benefits humanity. Nominators should send a two- or three-page nomination letter, along with the nominee's CV or other biographical information. Information should be submitted to Lois Langell by April 12. Learn more.

Newman Catholic Campus Ministry invites the campus community to a Communal Celebration of Reconciliation from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Monday, March 29, in Amasa Stone Chapel. Contact Tony Vento for information.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in Fribley Commons. Schedule an appointment online by using sponsor code "Casewestern" as the code. Walk-ins will be accepted.

For Faculty and Staff

The Employee Education, Training and Development Unit will host a session on "Writing with Clarity and Confidence: Workplace Writing" from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 1, in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. This session will focus on clear, precise and effective communication in various forms of writing, especially for sensitive and strategic e-mails and formal reports. Register online.

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) announces the quarterly competition for pilot funding of up to $10,000 available to Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals/MetroHealth researchers to support studies conducted through any of the CTSC core facilities. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 1. Additional information is available online.

For Students

The Office of University Financial Aid announces that the deadline for financial aid is May 15 for the 2010-2011 academic year. Students should complete the FAFSA and Case Financial Aid Form by this date. Need-based financial aid could be limited or even unavailable to students who complete the application process after the deadline.

The 33rd Annual Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium will take place on Thursday, May 6. The daylong symposium is being organized by graduate students. Poster competitions will take place in Adelbert Gym in the morning, and oral talks will be held in the Wolstein Research Building during the afternoon. Prize money will be awarded for the best presentations. Abstract submission is open until Thursday, April 1. Go online for information.


The Department of Classics will host Vergil Week Monday, March 29, through Saturday, April 3. Campus members are invited to celebrate the poetry of the ancient Roman poet Vergil in honor of National Poetry Month. Timothy Wutrich, visiting assistant professor, will perform the Aeneid in Latin and in English from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday in Clark Hall 309. The week will continue with lectures, a Latin recitation contest for high school and university students, an art exhibit, and a Vergilian Footrace on Saturday. Go online for the complete schedule.


The Art Studio will present "Learning, Creating, Teaching" a Master of Arts in Art Education thesis exhibition by Anna Arnold and Martin Boyle. The opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 28. The exhibition runs through April 16. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

University Hospitals is hosting a four-week class on "Meditation 101" at the W.O. Walker Building on Euclid Avenue. The classes are being led by Francoise Adan, a psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Program. Call (216) 844-2400 for cost and registration information.

The Department of Music Spring Musicology Colloquia will feature Colin Roust of Oberlin College at 4 p.m. today in the Harkness Chapel classroom. Free, open to the public. Learn more.

"Spring Works" continues at the Mather Dance Center through Saturday, March 27. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $7 for seniors and CWRU faculty and staff, and $5 for students with a current student ID card.


The Relay For Life committee will host a wine tasting event from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 1, at the Uptowne Grille on Euclid Avenue. Attendees will be able to sample four types of wine and a variety of tapas and cheeses. The cost is $10, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Case Western Reserve's Relay For Life will take place April 16-17. 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.

Kingman Strohl, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was elected to the editorial board of the Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases for a 2010-2014 term.

Lauren Byrne, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Urology, was honored at the recent 2010 Annual Meeting of the Ohio Urological Society in Columbus, Ohio. Her abstract, "Do the surgical components of sling procedure contribute to the post-surgical bladder complications?" received second place among all abstracts presented at the meeting.

March 26, 2010

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Feature of the Day


Case in the News

Editorial: A grand alliance for Case Western Reserve University and Temple –Tifereth Israel

The Plain Dealer, March 26, 2010
According to a newspaper editorial, Case Western Reserve University's creative new partnership with Temple – Tifereth Israel should benefit not only them, but also the University Circle and Hough neighborhoods. And it could reinvigorate the stalled Upper Chester development project. That's a win-win--and then some.

Case Western Reserve University kicks off project to bring ultra high-speed Internet access to thousands of nearby homes

The Plain Dealer, March 26, 2010
Case Western Reserve University on Thursday kicked off a project that aims to bring free ultra high-speed Internet access to thousands of homes in or near University Circle. Lev Gonick, chief information officer at Case Western Reserve University, explains the project.

Expert: How to find a good baby bottle

United Press International, March 26, 2010
A wide variety of baby bottles are available but no one product is best so parents should go with what works best for babies, according to Donna Dowling, associate professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

Effort to track medical safety issues faces long road ahead

HuffingtonPost, March 25, 2010
Despite mounting concern over safety risks posed by digital medical records systems, government officials are years away from starting to track hazards stemming from use of the devices. Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Temple – Tifereth Israel's new alliance well received

Cleveland Jewish News, March 25, 2010
A $12 million lead donation from the Maltz Family Foundation to Case Western Reserve University, announced last week, will enable Temple-Tifereth Israel's iconic synagogue and museum facility to be transformed into the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple-Tifereth Israel.

Business trailblazer and Case Western Reserve donor tells America: "Get competitive"

90.3 WCPN, March 25, 2010
A former top manager of Microsoft Corporation says that the U.S. is falling behind on the world stage of global competitiveness, and needs to make dramatic changes to keep what little competitive edge it has left. Robert Herbold delivered the message at Case Western Reserve University Thursday.

Perspectives on health care bill highlighted on 'Sound of Ideas'

90.3 WCPN, March 24, 2010
Several guests appeared on a recent radio program to offer perspectives on health care legislation, including J.B. Silvers, Treuhaft Professor of Health Systems Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Plain Dealer sparks ethical debate by unmasking anonymous Cleveland.com poster

The Plain Dealer, March 26, 2010
By unmasking an anonymous poster at its companion Web site, The Plain Dealer finds itself in an ethical quandary, stirring a debate that balances the public's need to know against the privacy concerns of online participants. Lewis Katz, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Study will determine nod to history

Warren Tribune Chronicle, March 26, 2010
The name is all around us. Warren Western Reserve Middle School. Hudson Western Reserve Academy. Case Western Reserve University. But how many people in the Western Reserve, how many people in Trumbull County, the first county in the Western Reserve, and how many people in Warren, the original capital of the Western Reserve, really know why that name keeps appearing and reappearing?

Higher Ed News

The impact of growth in learning disabilities diagnoses

Inside Higher Ed, March 26, 2010
The growth of diagnoses of learning disabilities is raising issues about fairness and some discomfort among faculty members, but these questions get too little attention, according to a report issued Thursday by the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.