Where and When to Volunteer during
Case for Community Day

Friday is Case for Community Day.

The eighth annual Case for Community Day is ready to take off and help our Cleveland neighbors. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and alumni will assist campus neighbors and organizations in a communitywide day of service on Friday.  

Courtesy of the Cleveland Indians and Business Volunteers Unlimited, all Case for Community Day volunteers will receive two ticket vouchers to attend an upcoming Tribe game.

If you are volunteering, here's what you should do this Friday:

10:45 to 11 a.m.: Check in at the registration table in the Thwing Center atrium to confirm your service project and pick up your T-shirt and voucher for Cleveland Indians tickets.

11 to 11:35 a.m.: Enjoy your free lunch and beverage—courtesy of corporate partner and sponsor, Bon Appetit Management Company in Thwing Center's ballroom.

11:35 a.m.: Learn more about Case for Community Day courtesy of opening remarks by Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Enjoy your service project! At the end of the day, prepare to board the shuttle bus to head back to campus.

4 to 6 p.m.: Stop by the Case for Community Day Campus Social in front of the Kelvin Smith Library.

If you didn't have an opportunity to sign up for a service project, here are some other ways to give:

All campus members are welcome to donate to one of several drives being held as part of Case for Community Day. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in Thwing Center’s 1914 Lounge and in front of the 121 Fitness Center. In addition, the Staff Advisory Council will hold a Back To School Supplies drive in Thwing’s Atrium. Read more.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University is ranked 65th among the top 200 universities in the world, according to the latest Times Higher Education magazine. The magazine has published its 2010-11 World University Rankings using a new methodology. Among the criteria used in the rankings were: Teaching–the learning environment; Research–volume, income and reputation; Citation–research influence; and International mix–staff and students.

Ann Mroz, editor of the Times Higher Education, commented: “We would like to congratulate Case Western Reserve University for its performance in this year’s rigorous rankings. Being ranked 65 in the world top 200 is an impressive achievement. The top 200 universities in the world represent only a tiny fraction of world higher education and any institution that makes it into this table is truly world class.” 

Case Western Reserve edged Ohio State University, ranked 66th, the next-highest Ohio university. Others in Ohio are the University of Cincinnati at 190 and Kent State University at 196.


Homecoming isn't far off.
The Homecoming and Alumni Weekend fourth annual Office/ Residence Hall Decorating Contest is coming soon! All campus departments and residence halls are invited to show some Spartan Spirit by decorating in blue and white. All participants should email Colleen Barker-Williamson by Sept. 24 to register. The winning prize is a pizza party for up to 25 people at the Jolly Scholar.  Decorations should be displayed Sept. 27 through Oct. 4. Judging will take place on Sept. 29 and the winner will be announced at Spirit Fest on Oct. 1. Visit online to see other exciting events for 2010 Homecoming Week and Alumni Weekend.


For Faculty and Staff

Stay connected to The Chronicle of Higher Education, courtesy of the Case Western Reserve libraries. Collaborating on a campuswide 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 Students

Consider applying to the Emergency Medicine Research Division (EMRD) during the fall 2010 recruitment drive. EMRD is a volunteer group dedicated to learning about research, doing research and publishing research, all centered on emergency medicine. It is not a way to get into medical school, although many members aim in that direction. EMRD is about learning how to do research in a clinical setting. Its research is centered in the Emergency Department at University Hospitals. Please visit the website for more information and to download the application. Send the application and all of its components by email. If you have any other questions, email as well. EMRD is accepting applications through Monday. Interview notifications will be sent out shortly thereafter.


The Office of the Provost and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women invite the campus community to attend the Women of Achievement and Mather Spotlight Prize Luncheon 12:30-2 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the ballroom of Thwing Student Center. We will also recognize university women faculty who have received tenure and promotion and important academic posts this past year. Everyone is invited to attend this free event and learn more about top women scholars from around the university. If you would like to attend, please make reservations by Friday here. For the names of this year’s Spotlight Prize honorees and other information, visit the center’s website.


Edward M. Barksdale Jr., MD, will present a lecture titled The Power of One  3-4 p.m. Monday at Case Western Reserve University Alumni House. The event is free and open to the public. For more info or to make reservations please email or call 368.8877. Barksdale is the Robert J.Izant Jr. Professor of Surgery, chief of Pediatric Surgery at the UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and vice chairman of the Department of Surgery at University Hospital Case Medical Center.

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 University School of Law ranks 40th in scholarly productivity in Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties: Extending the Leiter Rankings to the Top 70, by Gregory Sisk, Valerie Aggerbeck, Debby Hackerson and Mary Wells, University of St. Thomas School of Law (September 2010).

Sept. 16, 2010

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In the News

CWRU's ‘Chapel, Court and Countryside’ begins its 25th season

Clevelandclassical.com, Sept. 14, 2010
The Chapel, Court and Countryside series at Case Western Reserve University begins its 25th season on at 3 p.m. Sunday in Harkness Chapel with a performance by the Chicago-based Newberry Consort. The consort will provide English Renaissance music as an accompaniment to the 1912 Sara Bernhardt silent film, The Loves of Queen Elizabeth. Since its founding by Beverly Simmons in 1986, Chapel Court and Countryside has become one of North America’s leading presenters of Early Music.

Could Britain Arrest the Pope?

Foreignpolicy.com, Sept. 14, 2010
Foreignpolicy.com writer Michael Keating interviewed Michael Scharf, Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University, for an article discussing the likelihood that British authorities would arrest Pope Benedict, as critics have sought for Benedict's alleged role in covering up the molestation of children by Catholic priests.

Diversity certification for businesses is topic of conference

Cleveland.com, Sept. 15, 2010
Plexus, a Northeast Ohio chamber of commerce for companies whose ownership is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, will hold a conference Friday at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management to explain how businesses can gain diversity certification.

From Sapphire to Jonathan Franzen: Northeast Ohio is a hot stop for top authors

Cleveland.com, Sept. 10, 2010
Among popular authors making local appearances is Nell Irvin Painter, author of  The History of White People, who will be at the Amasa Stone Chapel on the Case Western Reserve University campus at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21. The historian and professor emerita at Princeton University asks the question, “Who are white people and where do they come from?” Painter has long studied the construction of identity, gender and race. She wrote a well-regarded biography of Sojourner Truth.

Ohio Residents Want More Than Obama's Words

NPR.org, Sept. 9, 2010
Case Western Reserve political science professor Alexander Lamis tells NPR the White House strategy in this election cycle is more about motivating demoralized Democrats than winning over independents. In tough economic times, many Ohioans are down on President Obama.

Higher Ed News

Texas A&M's Bottom-Line Ratings of Professors Find That Most Are Cost-Effective

Chronicle of Higher Ed Sept. 15, 2010
Although some of Texas A&M University’s most prestigious professors seem to be operating at a loss, most faculty members generate more money than they cost the university, according to a a controversial report prepared as a move toward greater accountability. Critics call the report “simplistic and misleading.”