Case Western Reserve Forges
a Partnership with Town Hall of Cleveland

CWRU is partnering with Town Hall Cleveland.

A commitment to education and public discourse has led to a vibrant new partnership for two of Cleveland’s most enduring institutions.

Case Western Reserve University is teaming up with Town Hall of Cleveland as its new academic sponsor. The speaker series, which is celebrating 80 years of public lectures in Northeast Ohio, has an exciting season planned with speakers including energy activist T.  Boone Pickens and New York Times columnist David Brooks.

“We are delighted to be part of a program that brings leading minds to Cleveland for thought-provoking lectures and conversation,” President Barbara R. Snyder says. “This partnership aligns well with our work as an institution committed to the highest-quality teaching and research.”

The university’s support will help ensure the vitality of this valuable public forum and furthers a shared mission of promoting lifelong learning and a diverse educational experience.

“The Town Hall of Cleveland leadership couldn’t be happier with our new partnership with Case Western Reserve,” says Chairman Marty Butler.

For tickets or additional information, call 216.241.1919, email or visit Read more.

Campus News

Case Police and Security Services are presenting a free self-defense class for women. Instructors in Rape Aggression Defense Systems will be teaching how to stay safe and avoid trouble, but also a viable way to defend yourself and escape problems should they arise. The class is free to all women, and you do not have to be affiliated to the university. There are four classes in the program and you need to attend the first three to complete the course. They will be held at Veale Center on Wednesdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Please email Karen Gregor to sign up or for more information.

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

Congratulations to our incoming first-year undergraduate students and transfer students who took the Case Western Reserve University Trivia Challenge and won. Your hard work will be acknowledged with a lunch with President Barbara R. Snyder. The winners are: Sahil Bharwani, Richmond Hill, Ont.; Courtney Branson, Orient, Ohio; Anjelika Bridges-Swales, Elkridge, Md.; Lauren Elkin, Reisterstown, Md.; Sarah Groft, Hanover, Pa.; Donald Harris, Albuquerque, N.M.; Tyler Hoffman, Youngstown, Ohio; Andrew Lathman, Overland Park, Kan.; Vichit Lorn, Gaithersburg, Md.; Alexander Shappie, Versailles, Ohio; Eric Silverman, Beachwood, Ohio; Casey Stoessl, Fox Point, Wis.; Andrew Sylvester, Henrico, Va.; Colin Williams, Houston, Texas; and Whitney Miller, Mount Eaton, Ohio. Winners will also be posted on the Student Affairs Little Blue Book website.


Case Western Reserve mathematics faculty member Philip Hahn will lead a Mathematical Life Sciences seminar, To Fire Or Not to Fire; Where Is The Question, 12:45-2 p.m. today at Yost 300. More information is available online.

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.

Chris Pekoc, a lecturer for the art studio program, exhibited in the Cleveland Arts Prize Winners’ Collaborative Exhibition at Convivium33 Gallery, and at the Cleveland Museum of Art to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cleveland Arts Prize. He also served as a juror for the National Collage Society. A video documentary, The Beauty of Damage, The World of Christopher Pekoc, won the Kodak Best Ohio Short Film Award in the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Aug. 27, 2010

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In the News

Google unveils 'Undo' button for sent emails, Aug. 26, 2010
CWRU Assistant Professor of communication sciences Kyra Rothenberg was interviewed on WKYC Newschannel 3 in a story about Google’s new “unsend” feature for email.

Kyra Rothenberg on WKYC.

Thoroughly Modern Jeffrey, Aug. 26, 2010
Jeffrey Grove, who has a PhD in art history from Case Western Reserve University, is the Dallas Museum of Art’s newly minted Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. He previously worked at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

City Beat, Aug. 27, 2010
Case Western Reserve University honors Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), with the 2010 Inamori Ethics Prize during a free, public ceremony at 12:30 in Severance Hall. RAM provides free medical care to thousands of people, from Los Angeles to the rainforest of South America.

'Laser Pacemaker' Controls Heartbeat, Aug. 27, 2010
Laser beams could keep hearts beating on time, according to scientists from Case Western Reserve and Vanderbilt universities.The research could lead to more precise heart measurements as well as less invasive laser-based pacemakers, said said Michael Jenkins, a scientist at Case Western Reserve University and a co-author on the recent Nature Photonics paper.

Higher Ed News

Paying the Price, Aug. 27, 2010
To deal with struggling economies and large budget cuts, governing boards all over the country are giving public institutions the authority to institute large tuition hikes. The Florida Board of Governors set a mandatory increase of 8 percent and allowed each university to add up to a 7 percent bump at their discretion.