Art History Professor Named Getty Research Institute Scholar for 2011 Study

Anne Helmreich

Anne Helmreich, associate professor of art history, became enthralled with the rise of art galleries and the concept of selling art as a commodity during a course she co-taught with Catherine Scallen, also an associate professor of art history.

Helmreich plans to further her research of the history of the art market in the spring semester 2011 at the Getty Research Institute where she has been invited to be a fellow in residence. She will participate in the Institute's research theme, "The Display of Art." Read more.

Campus News

The Thwing Center Postal Substation is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday during the summer, and closed on Fridays through August 13. The Post Office is closed for breaks daily from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. and from 1:15 to 2 p.m.

Bon Appétit Management Company is bringing Pizza Fusion, a pioneer of the environmental and organic restaurant movements, to Case Western Reserve.

For Faculty and Staff

Are you looking for preschool or day school options for your 3- to 5-year-old? The Department of Human Resources announces that the Cleveland Music School Settlement's Early Childhood program has a limited number of enrollment opportunities for the upcoming school year. Call the Early Childhood Education registrar at (216) 421-5806 ext. 161 for information.

For Students

The Observer is looking for an undergraduate student interested in distributing the newspaper on Friday mornings. To qualify, students must have access to a car and be available on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This is a paid position. Interested students should email for information.


The next Science Café Cleveland 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 at 7 p.m. tonight in the Tasting Room of the Great Lakes Brewing Company.

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.

Case Western Reserve's Greek Life community collected $46,902 in donations and 17,027 cans of food as part of the 365 Days of Service Campaign during the 2009-2010 academic year. In addition, fraternities and sororities reported 12,047 hours of service. Chapters volunteered or donated to more than 88 charities. The following 19 chapters received plaques for completing or in most cases exceeding their portion of the campaign:

  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Phi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Omega Tau Zeta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Phi Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Psi
  • Theta Chi

This was the sixteenth year fraternity and sorority members challenged themselves to complete the service campaign.

Aug. 9, 2010

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In the News

Market ills don't deter fundraising at colleges

Crain's Cleveland Business (subscription required) Aug. 9, 2010
Many Northeast Ohio colleges saw their coffers swell in the last school year as benefactors opened their wallets wider despite the lingering effects of the recession. Schools such as Case Western Reserve, Kent State and John Carroll universities increased fundraising by millions in the fiscal year that ended June 30. CWRU logged a banner year, raising $115.5 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, which was its second-largest fundraising year in history and the third consecutive year the school raised more than $100 million.

A look at college deals for retirees, seniors

The Associated Press Aug. 6, 2010
Discounted, or even free, tuition is available for senior citizen and retirees. A look at places where retirement-age students can find deals and tuition waivers references a program at Case Western Reserve University. The university has a program that enables seniors age 65 and older and alumni of any age to audit courses in the College of Arts and Sciences for 10 percent of the listed cost. A new program that will be fully in place for the spring 2011 semester will allow seniors to audit classes in any of the university's eight schools and colleges for $40 per credit hour.

Will Commissioner Cole help defeat another stereotype?

Sandusky Register Aug. 8, 2010
Sandusky residents say Diedre Cole is many things: A lightning rod, articulate, charismatic, opinionated. She's also historic. Once she's sworn in, Cole may be the first person in state history to serve in an elected position while also living in public housing. Rob Fischer, co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Retirees can head back to school with discounts

WSBT Aug. 7, 2010
From continuing education and enrichment classes to graduate school, many retirees are pursuing their interests at the college level. Many community colleges and some four-year colleges allow seniors to audit classes for free and significantly reduce tuition for those who take them for credit. Case Western Reserve University currently has a program that enables seniors age 65 and older and alumni of any age to audit courses in the College of Arts and Sciences for 10 percent of the listed cost. A new program that will be fully in place for the spring 2011 semester will allow seniors to audit classes in any of the university's eight schools and colleges for $40 per credit hour.

PD music critic loses lawsuit

WCPN Aug. 6, 2010
Classical music critic Donald Rosenberg has lost his case against his employer, the Plain Dealer, and the Cleveland Orchestra. Rosenberg sued after he was reassigned from his regular beat covering the Cleveland Orchestra to covering less prominent musical groups. Jonathan Entin, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, has been following the case.

Workplace gibes propel Google ageism case forward

ECommerceTimes Aug. 6, 2010
Setting a precedent that may prompt some companies to take a hard look at their own workplace environment, the California Supreme Court has ruled that alleged comments ridiculing an employee's age may be admitted as evidence in a discrimination lawsuit against Google. Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, comments.

President Obama announces more key administration posts, 8/4/10 Aug. 4, 2010
President Barack Obama recently announced his intent to nominate several individuals to key administration posts, including Kevin Nealer as a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Nealer received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Higher Ed News

New law, e-books and rentals may make college textbooks less costly

Inside Higher Ed Aug. 8, 2010
A new federal law requires publishers to provide textbook price information to professors and calls on colleges to identify course textbooks during registration, giving students more time to shop around. Experts call it a step in the right direction, but not a game-changer.