Case for Community Day is Set for Sept. 17

Case for Community Day volunteers

The Case Western Reserve University campus has an opportunity to pay it forward when hundreds of volunteers give their time to make a difference during Case for Community Day on Friday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The annual campus-wide day of service begins at 11 a.m., with registration in Thwing Center atrium, followed by lunch and a short program at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom. At noon, volunteers will board buses or walk to volunteer sites on and off campus to work until 4 p.m. The day concludes with a social and music on the oval at Kelvin Smith Library. Read more.

Campus News


As part of the Farmers Market, fresh produce from Rainbow Farms is available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays through September. The market is held in the Biomedical Research Building atrium. Cash only. Sponsored by Bon Appétit Management Company.

Stay connected to The Chronicle of Higher Education, courtesy of the Case Western Reserve libraries. Collaborating on a campus-wide site license, the libraries are bringing campus members a connection to The Chronicle, increasing access to the publication without the need for individual or department subscriptions. Read more about the campus subscription on the KSL NewsBlog.

For Faculty and Staff


The Case Western Reserve Employee Wellness Program is hosting a free wellness seminar on "The Mind/Body Connection: Living the Life of Wellness." The class will meet from noon to 1 pm. on Aug. 19 in Nord Hall 310. Francoise Aden, a School of Medicine faculty member, will help participants learn how to manage stress. Register online.

For Students

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The Gallery @ MSASS, housed within the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is currently featuring the Ascentia Art Therapy Exhibit Rock Around Cleveland through Aug. 15. The exhibit includes works from local artist Linda Ayala, as well as artists from the Jewish Family Service Association. The artwork, which is for sale, is on display to the public during the Mandel School's regular building hours. Contact June Hund with questions.

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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Andrew Pollis, visiting assistant professor of law, has been appointed co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation Consumer & Civil Rights Litigation Committee.

Aug. 13, 2010

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In the News

CWRU names new interim coordinator of LGBT Center

Gay People's Chronicle Aug. 13, 2010
Case Western Reserve University recently announced the new head of its Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center. Elisabeth "Liz" Roccoforte is the interim coordinator. Roccoforte discusses plans for the center.

Killing Fields trials continue in Cambodia through help from Northeast Ohio

WKSU Aug. 11, 2010
Next month, some of the highest ranking surviving members of the Khmer Rouge go on trial in Cambodia for crimes against humanity. The charges stem from atrocities committed by the Pol Pot regime in the late 1970s...and depicted in the movie The Killing Fields. This trial is possible, in part, because of the work of Michael Scharf, professor of law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and his team of law students.

Auditors can more easily dispute PCAOB findings

CFO Magazine Aug. 11, 2010
A little over a month since the Supreme Court blessed its existence, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board will continue to face scrutiny, now from those it oversees as well as from its overseer. Mark Taylor, professor of accountancy at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, comments.

The sustainability of social security Aug. 11, 2010
Social Security is called the safety net for seniors, the disabled and surviving spouses. This week the program turns 75. Should we be celebrating a birthday, or worrying about its health? Mark Votruba, associate professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, was a guest on the Sound of Ideas radio show to discuss the topic.

'A Doll's House – A little space, a lot of drama

State Journal Register Aug. 11, 2010
A feature story about a production of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House references Luke Daniels, a theater lecturer at Case Western Reserve University. He directed the play.

Higher Ed News

College web pages are 'widely inaccessible' to people with disabilities

Chronicle of Higher Education Aug. 12, 2010
College Web pages remain "widely inaccessible" to people with disabilities, despite some improvements in recent years, according to a recent study. The study found that more colleges are deploying basic accessibility features, like adding alternative text to images so a blind student can understand them with read-aloud software. But those gains were offset by challenges from inaccessible emerging technologies.