Bradley W. Fralic Named University Controller

Bradley W. Fralic

President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that she had appointed Bradley W. Fralic as Case Western Reserve's permanent Controller. An experienced financial administrator and Certified Public Accountant, Fralic had served as interim Controller since October.

"From his first days here, Brad has distinguished himself as a highly professional, effective and strategic leader," President Snyder said. "He already has made significant progress in the office, and I look forward to even greater gains in the future."

Fralic came to the university from Skoda Minotti, a Northeast Ohio firm that provides accounting, consulting, tax and other services to organizations and individuals. He also has worked with KPMG, where he advised Chief Financial Officers, and spent a dozen years at Deloitte & Touche, where he consulted with a broad range of public and private entities nationwide. Fralic also has taught graduate-level courses on financial management and accounting at Kent State and Cleveland State universities. Read more.

Campus News


The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will host its third annual Dollars for Scholars Garage Sale and Grilled Lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 23 in the first floor student lounge. Faculty and staff members are cleaning out their closets, basements and attics, and donating gently used items such as toys, kitchen gadgets, home decorative items, children's clothing, glassware, entertainment units–even a tuxedo. Shoppers who stop by between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. can buy a hot dog or veggie burger, chips and a soda for $3. All proceeds benefit scholarships for Mandel School students.

FOX 8's Robin Swoboda Show is scheduled to air a segment featuring experts from the Skin Cancer Research Institute at 10 a.m. on Aug. 11. The institute's work was recently highlighted in a story about sun protection and skin cancer prevention.

For Faculty and Staff

The Case Western Reserve Administrative Professional Series (CAPS) offers classes on a variety of topics related to financial management. Courses are always being added. Classes are free. Register online.

For Students

Applications are being accepted for a three-credit fall travel course to Bangladesh. The course has been approved for global and cultural diversity. This elective course is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, and financial aid is available. Two pre-trip meetings are held in November and December, with travel dates to Bangladesh Dec. 26–Jan. 9. Travel courses scheduled for spring break include programs to Guatemala, Turkey, Sub-Saharan Africa, The Netherlands and Ecuador (May). Go online for more information or contact Deborah Jacobson for details.


The next Science Café Cleveland, which will take place at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9, will be on the topic of "Looking at Art Inside and Out: An Art Conservator's Perspective." The featured experts will be Shelley Reisman Paine, conservator of objects at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Moyna Stanton, conservator of paper at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The discussion will take place in the Tasting Room of the Great Lakes Brewing Company. 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 Comprehensive Cancer Center Scientific Retreat, held July 9-10, featured 73 scientific poster presentations by Cancer Center students, trainees, postdocs and fellows. Congratulations to the top poster winners:

  • Jason Molitoris (Mentor: Clark Distelhorst), Glucocorticoids regulate Bim through the oncogenic microRNA cluster miR-17~92
  • Byeongjun Park (Mentor: Jason Sohn), Image Analysis System for Monitoring Treatment Progress
  • Kyung Song (Mentor: David Danielpour), Dihydrotestosterone Selectively Reverses Smad3-mediated/TGF-ß-induced Responses through Transcriptional Downregulation of Smad3 in Prostate Epithelial Cells
  • Reema Wahdan-Alaswad (Mentor: David Danielpour), Insulin-like Growth Factor Suppresses Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling through Mammalian Target of Rapamycin Complex 1 and 2
  • Savina Aneja (Mentor: Kevin Cooper), The use of local radiation therapy in the management of unilesional and oligolesional primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas
  • Hui Wang (Mentor: Andrew Rollins), A pilot study: Imaging bladder and ureter with optical coherence tomography
  • Ana Ortiz (Mentor: Li Li), Insulin Resistance, Central Obesity and Risk of Colorectal Adenomas

Aug. 5, 2010

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In the News

John Kasich, Yvette McGee Brown differ on rail plan at candidate forum

The Plain Dealer Aug. 4, 2010
Case Western Reserve University was referenced at a recent candidate forum for Ohio governor.

Time for Senate to feel the heat

The Sacramento Bee July 29, 2010
An editorial about climate issues and policies references Jonathan Adler, professor of law and director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University.

Are nonprofit hospitals truly not for profit? July 31, 2010
In the high-dollar world of health care, what does it mean to be a nonprofit hospital that makes big profits? Jessica Berg, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University who has studied the nonprofit-hospital system and its tax structure, comments.

Higher Ed News

For college newspapers, prepackaged online versions are yesterday's news

Chronicle of Higher Education Aug. 3, 2010
The Daily Texan needed its website to change with the times. Journalism has been moving from print to the Internet, and the student editors at the University of Texas at Austin publication were struggling to develop a unique online presence. But their prepackaged web software wouldn't let them. The Texan's move reflects a concern among some college-newspaper editors that one size no longer fits all.