University Installs BigBelly Solar Compactors
to Increase Sustainability Efforts

BigBelly Solar Compactors

As an ongoing part of its sustainability efforts, Case Western Reserve University's Department of Facilities Services is replacing traditional garbage cans for solar collection bins.

The bins, called BigBelly Solar Compactors, have been appearing around campus all summer in locations near the quad, Veale Athletic Center and Strosacker Auditorium.

"They have a consistent and clean look, and they don't cost much to maintain," said Gene Matthews, director of facilities services. Read more.

Campus News

The Observer is publishing an Aug. 13 back-to-school issue. Each first-year student will receive a copy at move-in. Send email to for more details.


The Weight Watchers at Work Program will have a registration meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on July 28 in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays in Thwing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Participants receive 12 sessions for $144, payable by cash, check or charge at the July 28 meeting. Send an email to for information.

For Faculty and Staff

The next University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) session will focus "Technology in the Classroom" from noon to 1 p.m. on July 29 in the Allen Memorial Library Building's Herrick Room. Mike Kenney, a senior instructor of chemistry who is helping the Instructional Technology and Academic Computing department (ITAC) with special projects, will discuss 'clickers' (the little gadgets students can use to respond to questions that can be immediately tabulated and displayed). Pizza and sodas will be provided. RSVP to UCITE by email.

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women invites the campus community to a brown bag lunch discussion about the Alternative Work Arrangements Policy at Case Western Reserve. The discussion will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on July 28 in the Thwing Center Spartan Room. Campus members can meet staff members who have used the policy and get information from the Department of Human Resources. Send email to or call 368.0985 for details.

The Case Western Reserve Employee Wellness Program is hosting a free cooking demonstration on Seasonal Fruits and Veggies from noon to 1 p.m. on July 28 in Nord Hall 310. Register online.

For Students

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking undergraduate students interested in becoming "Bigs" for the upcoming school year. This mentoring program pairs undergraduates with elementary or middle school students. The program will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4-5:45 p.m. in Wade; students must be available one of these days. For more information or to submit an application, contact Sarah Schneider.


University Hospitals Case Medical Center is hosting a four-week class on "Meditation 101" at the W.O. Walker Building on Euclid Avenue. The classes are led by Francoise Adan, a psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Program. The next class cycles begin Aug. 5 and 9. Call 216.844.2400 for cost and registration information.

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.

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July 27, 2010

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In the News

Killing Fields verdict

KCBS July 26, 2010
Michael Scharf, professor of law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, weighs in on the verdict and sentencing of Kaing Guek Eav, the chief jailer in the Cambodian "Killing Fields." Listen to the interview.

Art museum quick to try new ad format

Crain's Cleveland Business (subscription required) July 27, 2010
You may have seen the two- dimensional, black and white boxes around town and wondered what they were. Located on kiosks and in newspaper ads, the boxes have lines running in all directions and are called quick response — or QR — codes. The Cleveland Museum of Art is among the first to adopt them in Northeast Ohio as part of its marketing strategy. QR codes were tested on kiosks at Case Western Reserve University two years ago.

The ideal small business job creation numbers for politicians

Small Business Trends July 26, 2010
Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University, writes about job creation numbers.

At YBI, they share wealth of knowledge

Youngstown Vindicator July 25, 2010
As the national media spotlight continues to shine on downtown's emerging high-tech cluster, the success of the Youngstown Business Incubator has caught the attention of three longtime industry professionals eager to be a part of the city's changing business landscape. Marv Schwartz, an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University, is the incubator's chief science officer.

Are entrepreneurs born or made?

Bloomberg Businessweek July 23, 2010
Are entrepreneurs born or made? There's no single, clear-cut answer within academic or business circles. Still, most experts agree that anyone can develop useful traits and hone key skills. The article references research from Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Law school professors' tenure in danger?

USA TODAY July 26, 2010
The American Bar Association is moving ahead with changes in its accreditation system that faculty members fear could erode tenure protections for many professors and further weaken job security for clinical faculty members, many of whom don't have tenure to start with.