Society of Benchers hails 2010 inductees

Saturday, 12 exceptional members of the legal profession were inducted into the elite Society of Benchers during a ceremony at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law.

Gerald B. Chattman (LAW’67), Mara E. Cushwa (LAW’90), Matthew J. Dolan (LAW’90), Eliot P. Green (LAW’83), Joan M. Gross (LAW’76), Joseph F. Hubach (LAW’83), Paul R. Lovejoy (LAW ’81), Ann C. Rowland (LAW’76), Mark A. Weinberger (LAW’87), Andrew Zashin (LAW’93), School of Law Professor Dale A. Nance, and member of the public, David S. Goodman, were chosen as the 2010 Inductees.

The Society of Benchers was established in 1962 to give recognition to graduates of the law school who have distinguished themselves in their professions and their communities as well as to pay tribute to exceptional faculty and members of society who’ve taken a lively interest in furthering legal education.  This year’s inductees consist of attorneys and public servants who dedicate themselves to the welfare of their respective communities and to the maintenance of the principles of the legal profession.

The inductees have brought honor to the School of Law and Saturday’s event reciprocated that honor. 

Campus News

Be a tutor in the Saturday Tutoring Program, which provides free tutoring for Greater Cleveland students in grades 1-12. In this two-hour, interactive training session, new tutors will meet program leaders, learn procedures, and practice tutoring strategies.  Tutoring sessions are held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at The Church of the Covenant at 11205 Euclid Ave. in University Circle. Tutors can volunteer on Saturdays that fit their schedule.  An every-week commitment is not required. Tutors choose the age group and subject they wish to cover.  Materials are provided and sessions are supervised by retired teachers. Your time plus your knowledge equals a child's future. For details, visit


Women in Leadership Week is highlighted by workshops Tuesday and Thursday this week. For details, go online. 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. From 9 to 10 a.m. at The Spot. Food will be provided. 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.

For Faculty and Staff

 The deadline for submitting tuition waiver applications for the fall 2010 semester is Sept. 30. A completed waiver application is required to receive Case Western Reserve tuition benefits available to employees, as well as employees' spouses/equivalents and dependents (refer to the tuition benefits summary for more information). Application forms are available online and in the Benefits Administration Office, Crawford Hall 224.  Completed applications can be submitted in person (Crawford Hall 224), by fax to 368-3582 or by email. Call Benefits Administration at 368.6781 with questions.

For Students

Are you an upper-class student leader who is looking to share your insights and experiences with a first-year student? If so, consider applying to serve as an Emerging Leaders Program mentor. ELP mentors are paired with ELP participants and are asked to serve as a role model, reference, adviser and friend. Go online for program specifics and application information. Applications are due Sept. 20.


The Women’s Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art Speakers Series is sponsoring Why Architecture Matters, a lecture by renowned architecture critic Paul Goldberger, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Gartner Auditorium.  Tickets are priced at $30, but they are offering student tickets for $5 each. Call 216.421.7350 or 1.888.CMA.0033 or go online.


The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host an open house for students, faculty and staff 1-3 p.m., Wednesday in Adelbert Hall 301. The reception is being held to welcome everyone back to campus and to introduce them to the staff, services, and resources available in the office. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Marilyn Sanders Mobley, vice president of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the staff of the office. Light Refreshments will be served.


Opposing sides of the health care reform issue will go head-to-head this week during a free, public program presented by Case Western Reserve University. Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher, whose states have taken different constitutional positions on health care legislation, will join the discussion, called States’ Uprising: The Constitutionality of Health Care Reform. The event will take place at 4 p.m. Friday in the Moot Courtroom at the Case Western Reserve School of Law. For information, call 216.368.1723.

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.

Dustin Tyler and Paul Marasco.

APT Center biomedical engineers are featured in a recent edition of The Economist. Paul Marasco, a biomedical engineer at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center and associate investigator at Case Western Reserve, speaks about his work in the area of targeted reinnervation and Dustin Tyler, a biomedical engineer and associate professor at Case Western Reserve, speaks about his work with cuff electrodes in an article titled “How to rewire the nervous system,” appearing in the Sept. 2 edition of The Economist magazine. To read this article, follow the link.

Sept. 13, 2010

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In the News

Schools learn from the world of design

Financial Times, Sept. 13, 2010
The planning process in the late 1990s of the new building for Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve led to innovation in its approach to MBA training.  In 2002, Financial Times reports, the school launched an initiative – “Manage by Designing” – that interlaces the disciplines of design throughout the curriculum and requires all students to take a year-long course in the subject. Today, Weatherhead is one of many business schools in the United States and Europe trying to foster more creative thinking in MBA students by embracing some of the design industry’s teaching and working practices.

Business leaders aim to prevent sequel, Sept. 13, 2010
In the aftermath of the far-reaching Cuyahoga County corruption probe, experts say it’s difficult to translate anger toward corruption into action. “Sadly, corruption is endemic to politics and business,” said Robert Lawry, professor of law and director of the Center for Professional Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. “But surely we can do better.”

InnovateTech Ventures helps universities bring technology to market, Sept. 13, 2010
Gerard Eldering is the founder of InnovateTech Ventures, a company that matches entrepreneurs with opportunities to bring university-developed technology to market. In three years, he has amassed a database of 130 entrepreneurs and works on behalf of seven universities, including Case Western Reserve.

Higher Ed News

Scientists Are Optimistic as Appeals Court Lifts Injunction Against Stem-Cell Research

Chronicle of Higher Ed, Sept. 9, 2010
Recent court rulings have university scientists increasingly optimistic that embryonic stem-cell research will face fewer restriction as they seek cures for many diseases through the use of stem cells.