Women in Leadership Next Week

Women in Leadership Week is highlighted by workshops Tuesday and Thursday next week.

On Tuesday, the Workshop on Leadership Styles will explore things you need to know about leadership and will highlight various leadership styles and their impact so you can become a better leader. That is from 9 to 10 a.m. at The Spot. Food will be provided. For details, go online.    

On Thursday, learn about Wisdom from Women in the Workplace from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thwing Spartan Room on the third floor. Panel discussion will feature the following professional leaders: Barbara Danforth, CEO and president, YWCA of Cleveland; Dr. Marjorie Greenfield, associate professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Ka-Pi Hoh, PhD, department head–Blend Test Services, The Lubrizol Corporation; Maria Miranda, development specialist, Junior Achievement; and Panel Facilitator Lauren Onkey, PhD, vice president of Education and Public Programs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lunch is provided. Please email reservations by today.

Campus News

A scholarship conference is being held Sept. 18 at Nord Hall on the Case Western Reserve University campus for high school and college students and parents. Sponsored by CWRU, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the United Negro College Fund, the conference will feature a parent workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; student workshops from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and a scholarship vendor's fair from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Register online by Sept. 13 or call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 216.368.2904.

For Faculty and Staff

New members have been elected to the Case Western Reserve University Staff Advisory Council (SAC) for a two-year term beginning Sept. 20. They are:

College of Arts and Sciences: Karyn M. Newton and Kathleen Dowdell; Case School of Engineering: Heidi Fanta, Maria Marzano and Kathleen Ballou; Case School of Law: Candice Lynnette Storey and Felicia Westbrooks; Weatherhead School of Management: Paul Breitzmann and Meagan Kittrick; Case School of Medicine: Daniel Anker, Sally Berri, Kelly Camlin, Dominic Dorazio, Sheila Evensen, Rosalyn Foster, Andrew S. Fu, Michael Gilkey, Anita Gupta, Michelle R. Jacobs, Barbara Juknialis, Rebecca Kahl, Karen McColl, Michael Payne, Alex Polinkovsky, Jennifer (JC) Scharf-Deering, Christine Torrence, Nicola Ziady, Susan Brill, Sharon Callahan, Staci M. Garlington Taylor, Allmarie Munroe, Brinn Omabegho and Shannon Swiatkowski.

SAC General Council meetings are held in Adelbert Hall, Toepfer Room, 10-11:30 a.m. in the months of October, December, February, April, June and August. Dates to be determined.

For Students

Help rebuild East Cleveland neighborhoods Saturday morning. Meet at the MLK Civic Center, 14801 Shaw Ave., off Euclid Avenue for free continental breakfast. Give back to America this Saturday. Email for more information.


Graduate and professional students are invited to Graduate and Professional Student Social Hours hosted by the Graduate and Professional Council, the first of which begins tonight.  Join fellow grad/professional students tonight from 5 p.m. until closing at the Jolly Scholar for great specials on food and drinks and the chance to talk with fellow students from across the university.  The Jolly Scholar is in Thwing Student Center at 11111 Euclid Ave. For more information, contact by email.


Friday is the first of a series of lectures on The Severance Saga, based on the findings of a new biography about the Cleveland Severances, whose philanthropy contributed to the architectural and cultural vitality of the Circle. Western Reserve Historical Society, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Women’s Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University are the sponsors of the fall lecture series.

Each of the four lectures will be given by Diana Tittle, author of The Severances: An American Odyssey, from Puritan Massachusetts to Ohio’s Western Reserve, and Beyond, a 400-page biography published in early September.

Friday’s lecture is at 7 p.m. at the Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd. in the University Circle of Cleveland. Future lectures will be Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and Oct. 22. For more information, contact Angie Lowrie at 216-721-5722 ext. 297 or  alowrie@wrhs.org.

David Wolfe
, PhD, of the University of Toronto will present Girls in Abusive Dating Relationships: Approaching a Better Understanding of Research, Practice, and Policy, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Thwing Center’s 1914 Lounge. Wolfe will be presenting data on his innovative “Fourth R” program–a comprehensive school-based program designed to include students, teachers, parents, and the community in reducing violence and risk behaviors. More information is available online. This lecture is part of the Schubert Center's Girlhood Series and is sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Alumni Association.  A light lunch will be served.  Registration is required.

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.

Al Aitken

Al Aitken, MFA, instructor of art education, exhibited his photo collages in Collage X 12: Summit Art Space, Akron, at the Ohio Collage Society Annual Exhibition at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, and at the Annual National Collage Society Exhibition in Atlanta.

His photographic work has been published in the Akron Beacon Journal, the National Collage Society’s Exhibition Catalogue and the Southside News Leader.

In Memoriam

'Cuzin Dave' Newman.

Dave Russell Newman, 65, better known to WRUW-FM listeners as “Cuzin Dave,” died last week after a struggle with pneumonia. Newman was born in Dayton and lived most of his life in Cleveland Heights. He graduated from Warrensville Heights High School, Kent State University and Case Western Reserve University, earning a master's in social administration. He was a caseworker, then a supervisor, for the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services. WRUW-FM 91.1 is affiliated with Case Western Reserve.

He is survived by his wife, the former Denise Kassoff; children, Zachary Matthew of Lima, Benjamin Adon of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Amanda Esme of Cleveland Heights; mother, Mary Newman of Beachwood, and a sister. The funeral was Sunday. Read more.

Sept. 9, 2010

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In the News

Cancer teaches doctor to become a better healer

Cleveland.com, Sept. 9, 2010
Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Regina Brett interviewed Case Western Reserve assistant dean of students Lissa McKinley at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she is an assistant professor of medicine. For McKinley, cancer is a chronic disease.  “You aren't dead. You aren't dying today,” she said. “I'm living with a chronic illness. It gets better and worse.”

Cuyahoga County Recorder Lillian Greene argues to reject charter completely

Cleveland.com, Sept. 8, 2010
During an interview last month, Jonathan Entin, a law and political science professor at Case Western Reserve University, said he does not view Cuyahoga County Recorder Lillian Greene's claim that the charter government voters approved in November violates the Ohio Constitution as frivolous, but suspects she will lose.

Study examines physician recommendations for initiation, continuation of GH treatment

Endocrinetoday.com, Sept. 8, 2010
Case Western Reserve researchers on growth hormone treatment continue their discussions in Endocrine Today. “Although the FDA has provided guidelines for GH treatment initiation, guidelines for continuation decisions are less clear and controversies about the goals and assessment of treatment persist,” J.N. Silvers, PhD, of Case Western Reserve University, and colleagues wrote in a national study of U.S. physicians.

Higher Ed News

Social Media Blackout

InsideHigherEd.com, Sept. 9, 2010
On Monday, information technology officials at Harrisburg University will block access to popular social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and AOL Instant Messenger from computers using the campus network. They will also disable the wiki and chat features in the university’s Moodle-based learning management system. The barriers will remain in place for one week. Eric Darr, provost of science and technology, conceived an experiment designed to find how one lives with social media -- by examining how one lives without it.