‘Presumption of Guilt’ Author to Open
CWRU Diversity Lecture Series

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Charles Ogletree

Charles Ogletree Jr., the author of The Presumption of Guilt:  the Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class, and Crime in America, will deliver the inaugural talk for the Power of Diversity Lecture Series at Case Western Reserve University. 

Ogletree, the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence in Crawford Hall, 10900 Euclid Ave. Following his lecture, Ogletree will sign his book.

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Case Western Reserve is presenting this free, public lecture, “Why Diversity Matters in the Obama Era,” with support from KeyBank, its corporate sponsor.

Ogletree represented Gates after his arrest in 2009 by Cambridge, Mass., police and wrote about the ordeal and how it relates to current social justice issues. 

He is also the author of All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half Century of Brown v. Board of Education.

For information, call Liz Roccoforte at 216-368-3206 or visit case.edu/diversity. Read more.

Campus News

Take the CWRU Get “Fit for Life” 8-Week Challenge starting Monday. This challenge is open to everyone, including the public.  Whether you want to lose weight, tone, or build muscle, we have the program for you with four different tiers to choose from. Fit for Life offers great prizes, group and individual meetings, motivation and complete access to 121 Fitness Center.  As a part of the university’s wellness initiative, the Department of Human Resources is offering discounted program rates.  Visit the website for details and registration. Space is limited.

For Faculty and Staff

The Staff Educational Enhancement Fund, better known as SEEF, is holding a bake sale and 50/25/25 raffle on Oct. 14 in three different locations on campus: Crawford-Sages area, the Biomedical Research Building Atrium and the Wolstein Building lobby. Spread the word in your department. SEEF helps staff on campus learn and develop new skills that benefit not only themselves but each of us at the university. If you wish to donate bakery, please be sure to contact the individual closest to your campus office for the exact drop-off locations: Crawford–Theresa Grigger, ext. 5887; BRB–Shannon Swiatkowski, ext. 1490; Wolstein Building–Sally Berri, or ext. 0819.

For Students

The Choices 2010: Exploring Academic and Experiential Opportunities Fair, sponsored by Undergraduate Studies, will be held Oct. 8 during the University Community Hour, 12:30-1:45 p.m., in the Veale Center. The fair provides students the opportunity to learn about major, minor, and degree offerings by speaking with faculty and student representatives from academic departments and programs. The event is mandatory for all first-year students, and lunch will be provided with Case ID. Undeclared upperclass students are strongly encouraged to attend. The Choices Fair also kicks off a number of information sessions and events hosted by academic departments throughout October and early November. A full schedule of the events will be provided to students at the fair.


Five poets, including three from Northeast Ohio, will lend a bard’s voice to the topic of globalism during Poetry in the Garden, an event that celebrates the beauty of poetry and the power it has to draw cultures together. Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University’s Baker-Nord Center for Humanities, Poetry in the Garden will be held at the Cleveland Botanical Garden on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. With pre-registration, the event is free and open to the public. Pre-register at case.edu/humanities. Registration the day of the event is $7.50, the price of admission to the garden, at 11030 East Blvd.


Case Western Reserve University presents the Case University Circle Symphony Orchestra Concert at 8 p.m. Monday at Kulas Hall (Cleveland Institute of Music), 11021 East Blvd. Free and open to the public. For more information, go online.   


The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will present the Herman D. Stein Lectureship in International Social Welfare from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Mandel School Room 320. The topic is Challenges and Opportunities of Social Work Education In a Globalized World: An Intercultural PerspectiveAngelina Yuen, president of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, will be the keynote speaker. She will discuss the challenges confronting international social work and the strategies that turn the challenges into opportunities. Two continuing education units are available. Learn more online. Send email to Pamela Carson for details.


The annual  Into the Light Walk for Suicide Prevention will be held on Sunday. The staff of the University Counseling Services is sponsoring a team for all Case Western Reserve Uuniversity faculty, staff and students who want to participate or donate to our team: “Case 4 Suicide Prevention.” Proceeds from the walk help to fund community and school suicide awareness and prevention programs in Northeast Ohio. For more information, go 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.

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Dustin Tyler

Dustin Tyler, associate professor of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Case Western Reserve University, has received a subcontract from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop two-way fiber optic communication between prosthetic limbs and peripheral nerves.

The project, derived from a $5.6 million award from DARPA, will develop systems that help prosthetic limbs “feel” sensations such as pressure and heat.

Tyler is associate director for engineering quality at the Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Research Center of Excellence.

Oct. 1, 2010

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In the News

Need a Tooth? Grow Your Own

WCPN.org, Oct. 1, 2010
Columbia University’s Jeremy Mao has successfully grown a new tooth in the mouth of a rat using its own stem cells.  He thinks its possible in humans. Others are more skeptical.  Arnold Caplan, professor of biology and a stem cell researcher at Case Western Reserve University, points out that what works in animals doesn’t always translate into humans. He says the technique Mao is applying relies on a person’s available stem cells–and that that pool of stem cells drops off dramatically as we age, as early as age 20.

The National Review: The Sorry Green Giant

NPR.org, Oct. 1, 2010
Jonathan Adler, director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve School of Law, writes for NPR that the green movement has fallen short of expectations.

Facebook founder's story no longer his alone

Associated Press, Sept. 30, 2010
Case Western Reserve medical student Stephanie Camaglia Reznick, who was a freshman at Harvard at the time, recalls that Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg fast gained notoriety. When she arrived for the first day of a discussion group for an introductory psychology class, eyebrows went up when Zuckerberg's turn came to introduce himself. “Someone said, ‘Great, you're the Facebook guy!’ And he was so embarrassed,” Reznick said. “He really played it down.” The Social Network, based on Zuckerberg's story, opens in theaters today.

Higher Ed News

Adjunct Faculty Members Feel Left Out of White House's Community-College Summit

Chronicle of Higher Ed, Oct. 1, 2010
Adjunct faculty members and advocacy organizations say the White House Summit on Community Colleges next week cannot seriously address the nation's college-completion goals without significant and direct input from the non-tenure-track instructors who make up most of the professoriate. They raise concerns that adjunct faculty are not well represented at the summit.