Annual Promotions, Tenure List Announced

The annual report on tenure awards and promotions effective July 1 and appointments to senior level and emeritus status over the course of the 2009-2010 academic year is now available.

Dozens of faculty were promoted or awarded tenure or appointed to emeritus status, and more than 100 individuals were appointed to the faculty as professors or associate professors.

Campus News

Yesterday, Case Western Reserve's primary carrier for Internet services experienced a major disruption with a cut to its fiber in Indiana. During that time, on-campus users were unable to access external sites and external users could not access the university. Case Western Reserve immediately switched connections to its secondary carrier. Because the primary problem impacted millions of users, many secondary service providers became overwhelmed, resulting in a slow down in connectivity. All services were restored around 4:30 p.m. and Case Western Reserve University returned to a normal state around 5 p.m. Service continues in its normal state this morning. The university continues to work with carriers to provide additional diversity and redundancy to off-campus connections. Please contact the ITS Help Desk with questions about this outage at 216.368.HELP (4357) or

Kelvin Smith Library

Kelvin Smith Library summer hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays. Fall semester hours resume on Aug. 23. Learn more.

For Faculty and Staff

The Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility (PSCF) seeks to support the creation of up to 10 disease-specific iPS (induced pluriopotent stem) cell lines over the next two years. Investigators will provide a patient fibroblast sample, which the PSCF will reprogram into an iPS cell line for study in the investigator's laboratory. Funding for the creation of these cell lines is provided by a Case Western Reserve University Interdisciplinary Alliance Investment Grant, (IAIG) with contributions from the Office of the Provost, the School of Medicine, the Case School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. It is expected that the creation of these disease-specific iPS cell lines will provide investigators with the preliminary data needed to apply for NIH or equivalent funding. All primary Case Western Reserve faculty are encouraged to apply. The 'Request for Applications' and application forms are available online. The first application deadline is Aug. 31. Contact Paul Tesar, facility director, for more information.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


The drawings of Ron Wilson, Katharine Bakeless Nason Professor of Theater and department chair, and Jerry Smith, director of development for Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio and a teacher with the Cleveland Institute of Art's Continuing Education and Community Outreach programs, are featured in an art show. The exhibit, Go Figure, is on display at Cain Park's Feinberg Art Gallery through Aug. 14.

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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Students enjoying the reception

Case Western Reserve formally launched and acknowledged a new partnership with MC2STEM High School this week with a reception hosted by the Center for Community Partnerships and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Faculty, staff and students interested in volunteer opportunities are invited to learn more about the school and the program.

Aug. 6, 2010

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In the News

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit Cleveland

Crain's Cleveland Business Aug. 4, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will visit Cleveland next month for events with students and community leaders. Justice Sotomayor will be the guest of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, the Hispanic Roundtable and Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Ohio will receive $2.8 million to train health-care workers

The Plain Dealer Aug. 6, 2010
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced federal grants totaling $2.8 million to Ohio institutions to help train health-care workers. Case Western Reserve University is one of the recipients. The university will receive $80,948 to train nurses and nurse anesthetists through the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

Collegians get 'home schooled' to a degree

Cleveland Jewish News Aug. 6, 2010
More students are staying in the Cleveland area to attend college. An article that highlights a few students and the reasons they decided to attend college in Cleveland includes a quote from Don Kamalsky, Case Western Reserve University's associate vice president of student affairs.

Newell Rubbermaid's 'green' push part of trend

Atlanta Journal Constitution Aug. 5, 2010
Kermit the Frog once lamented it's not easy being green. Until a few years ago, corporate America may have sung the same tune when it came to creating products with the environment and sustainability in mind. But these days companies like Newell Rubbermaid are finding it harder not to be green. Some companies use their environmental efforts as a recruiting tool to attract candidates from leading business schools. Some schools, including the University of California at Berkeley and Case Western Reserve University, are incorporating clean technology and life cycle classes and programs in their offerings.

Hiram College featured in The Princeton Review guide of best colleges Aug. 3, 2010
The Princeton Review featured Hiram College as one of the Best Midwestern Colleges in the 2011 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 373 Colleges." Case Western Reserve University is also on the "Best Midwestern Colleges" list.

Higher Ed News

Washed up

Inside Higher Ed Aug. 6, 2010
Google Wave was supposed to make class discussions richer and more coherent. It was supposed to make research collaborations easier. It was supposed to break down walls between offices, disciplines, countries. It was even supposed to give learning-management systems such as Blackboard a run for their money. Instead, it is kaput.