Alumni Relations Official Announces Retirement,
is Honored with Distinguished Alumnus Award

Dan Clancy

After nearly a half-century of service to Case Western Reserve University, Dan Clancy will retire at the end of December from his post as executive director of University Alumni Relations.

Over Alumni Weekend, in honor of his many achievements and tireless commitment to the university, Clancy was presented with the Newton D. Baker Award for exceptional meritorious service to the university. In addition, the Dan Clancy Alumni Service award for outstanding alumni volunteerism was established in his honor.

Clancy again will be honored Nov. 30 at a reception at the School of Law. The campus community is invited.

Clancy, who is a Law graduate and has held several positions in that school, as well as in University Relations, was a driving force behind the award-winning renovation of a historic home into the Alumni House. The Dan Clancy Alumni House Fund will be established to ensure continued support for the Alumni House for future generations.

Members of the campus community are invited to watch a tribute video  and to send well wishes and share memories at an online guest book.

Campus News

At the end of each cooling season, many of the university’s air conditioning systems must be drained to prevent water from freezing inside the equipment. The periods of Oct. 15 through Nov. 15 and March 15 through April 15 are typically designated for heating and cooling system changeovers. These periods may be altered for unusual seasonal anomalies.

Facility Operations is aware of the disruption that significant shifts in outdoor temperatures can cause and will continue to do its best to balance the risks associated with potentially damaging building equipment, with environmental conditioning that is necessary to conduct teaching and research.

For Faculty and Staff

On Thursday, UCITE offers a session to help faculty and staff identify students who are in distress and how to help distressed students cope with difficult situations.

It has been said that college age students are at one of the most vulnerable points in their lives: away from home, pressured by academic requirements and social responsibilities, feeling their way through new relationships and opportunities. Many faculty members also have found that they sense when one of their students is having difficulties. But what is the right thing to do, and whom does one contact, and how?

This session with Jes Sellers and Aarti Pyati will be noon-1 p.m. Thursday in the Herrick Room in Allen Memorial Library Building at Adelbert and Euclid.

Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at the sessions. To help us estimate the amount to order, please let us know if you plan to attend the session by email. You can see also a list of our upcoming events by online.

For Students

Hindu Youth for Unity, Virtues and Action (YUVA) invite you to Meditation in Motion Yoga lecture-demo session with Harriet Russell, director of BHUMI Yoga and Wellness Center, professor in Ashtanga Vinyas Yoga. Come learn about the philosophy and science behind yoga meditation. Learn about the science within the different layers of the human body. Experience the power of yoga and meditation through various techniques, such as Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep). Bring a yoga mat or a pillow to  Hovorka Atrium 2-4 p.m. Oct. 9.  Contact Sai Kolluru at 203.313.2850.


Ten College of Arts and Sciences dissertation fellowships are available in spring 2011 semester, worth $3,000 each. The stipends are for graduate work at the dissertation level in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for spring semester 2011. Fellows will also receive tuition remission for one 701 unit. Deadline for the application is Oct. 15. For more information, visit the webpage.


WISER and NSBE present In the Workplace … Ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, a panel discussion by a team of engineers from GE Nela Park, 12:30-2 p.m. Friday in Nord 310. Lunch provided. Make reservations by email. More information is available online.


Cleveland Hillel Foundation hosts The Wall Street Journal foreign affairs columnist Bret Stephens, presenting The George B. and Elsa Golden Memorial Lecture on Current Developments in the Middle East, at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Cleveland Hillel Foundation, 11291 Euclid Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public. To make reservations by Friday, contact Kathleen Ursich 216.231.0040 or by email.


On Oct. 12, James Lalumandier, DDS, associate professor
and chair of the Community Dentistry program at Case Western Reserve,  will be talking about the Healthy Smiles Sealant Program at the Schubert Center for Child Studies.  A series recently aired on WVIZ and WCPN  oral health titled, Watch Your Mouth. In addition to Lalumandier, Mary Wachel from Voices for Ohio’s Children and Jane Saloka from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will talk about the policy implications about Lalumandier’s program. The talk is 11:45 a.m.  to 1 p.m. at 1914 Lounge, Thwing Center. More information is available online.


The Center for Business Law and Regulation will present the George A. Leet Business Law Symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday in the Moot Courtroom (A59). The topic is The Changing World of Securities Regulation. Several speakers will discuss actual and proposed changes in SEC regulations. Free, open to the public. The event will be webcast live.


The Global Medical Initiative will be hosting the Global Health Benefit Dinner 7 p.m. Thursday in the Thwing Ballroom. We would like to have our event published in the Case Daily. The event aims to engage and raise awareness among students. Talks will be given by Dr. Silvia Prina and Dr. Jennifer Furin on issues of health care in developing countries. The talks will be followed by Q&A, and then by performances of Spartan Dancers, Tappers, CASA, etc. Proceeds will be used to ship medical supplies to areas in need. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at door. Email  Shuqing Xu to buy in advance. 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.

The American Medical Association on Friday published the October 2010 issue of its online ethics journal, Virtual Mentor, addressing the theme, “Ethical Challenges in Modern Cardiovascular Medicine.”  The issue was edited by George L. Anesi, a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Other Case Western Reserve contributors to the issue include: Katherine R. Schlosser (fourth-year medical student); Mark Vortruba, PhD (associate professor of economics and medicine, Weatherhead School of Management); Arash Aghel, MD, (fellow, cardiovascular medicine, UH Case Medical Center); and Sri Madan Mohan, MD, FACC (assistant professor of medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UH Case Medical Center). See the publication online.


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2010 CAPS recipients.

Recipients of the CWRU Administrative Professional Series (CAPS) program Certificate of Achievement in Financial Management were recently recognized. Sponsors of the program, Lolita Hines, director of Budgets and Planning and John Sideras, senior vice president and chief financial officer, spoke of the merits of the program and accomplishment of those receiving their certificates.
The recipients are: Angelica Bracanovic, Case School of Engineering, Research Administration; Stacy Chadwick, Case School of Engineering, Research Administration; Suzanne Healy, Weatherhead School Information Technology Group; Victoria Hirsch, School of Dental Medicine; Teresa Kabat, Economics Department; Robin Kramar, Office of Sponsored Projects; Mary Lones, Global Health and Disease; Bethany Pope, SOURCE; Patricia Mehosky Ribeiro, School of Dental Medicine; Michelle Saafir, Plant Security; Jean Seneff, Office of the Registrar; Anne Silvaggio, Comprehensive Cancer Care Center; Lyn Spellman, Case School of Engineering; and Paula Wedig, Economics.

CAPS is a training and development program that focuses on educating individuals on the financial management of administrative units at the university. The program is open to all full-time and part-time university employees.  To learn more and register go to

In Memoriam

Frederica Ward, a Case Western Reserve University employee for more than 20 years, died last week.  She was an administrative assistant in the English Department. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fifth Christian Church, 14109 Benwood Ave. Flowers can be sent to the Martin Funeral Home, 3856 E. 131 St.


A memorial service for Marla Radvansky, a department assistant at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in the School of Nursing, Room NOA250.  A reception will follow in the School of Nursing’s First Floor Lounge immediately after the service.  All on campus are invited to attend.

Oct. 5, 2010

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In the News

Case Western Reserve law school alumnus donates $1.5 million to his alma mater, Oct. 5, 2010
Coleman P. Burke, a 1970 Case Western Reserve law graduate, made a $1.5 million donation to the school in honor of professor Leon Gabinet, who joined the university's faculty in 1968 and teaches tax, trust and estate law. The gift will endow a full-time professorship position.

Electronic circuits to rewire brain connectivity after trauma, Oct. 5, 2010
Pedram Mohseni, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Case Western Reserve University, is among researchers trying to guide the growth of axons in a brain damaged by an exploding bomb, car crash or stroke.

International prosecutors visit Chautauqua for IHLD Conference

The Observer, Sept., 2010
The Robert H. Jackson Center co-sponsored the fourth annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs (IHLD) Aug. 30-31. Held at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y., the IHLD is a gathering of renowned international prosecutors from Nuremberg through present day. Eleven prosecutors from around the world were joined by leading professionals in the legal and academic fields to focus on this year's theme, Reflections on Crimes Against Peace: Aggression in the 21st Century. The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University's School of Law was a co-sponsor of the 2010 law dialogs.

Higher Ed News

Raining on the Parade

Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 5, 2010
As community colleges get the limelight today at a White House summit, a group representing for-profit colleges is taking aim at community colleges. In a report released Monday, a marketing firm working for the Coalition for Educational Success, states that community colleges engage in “unsavory recruitment practices” and offer students “poorer-than-expected academic quality, course availability, class scheduling, job placement and personal attention.”