School of Law Honors Alumni and Faculty

Daniel T. Clancy

About 300 within the Northeast Ohio legal community will gather Friday to recognize the most influential persons of the year during the School of Law’s annual Alumni and Faculty Luncheon at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

Interim Dean Robert H. Rawson and the School of Law Alumni Association will award the Centennial Medal to Daniel T. Clancy (LAW ’62).  Clancy, executive director of the Office of the University Alumni Relations and Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University, will retire next month after more than 45 years at the University, 30 of which were at the law school as an administrator, teacher and adviser. The Centennial Medal is the highest honor that the law school’s Alumni Association bestows upon its graduates. 

Daniel D. Ujczo (LAW ’01) will receive the Distinguished Recent Graduate Award.  Ujczo serves as the Economic Relations and Regulatory Affairs Officer at the Consulate General of Canada-Detroit, the Managing Director of the Canada-United States Law Institute, and as a member of the visiting faculty at the Case Western Reserve School of Law.

The Distinguished Teacher Award will be presented to professor Maxwell J. Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law and Director of the Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve School of Law, and professor of biomedical ethics, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. This award will be given to Mehlman for excelling as a communicator, a motivator, and a scholar while enriching the personal and professional lives of students. Registration for the luncheon is available online.

Campus News

Flags and signs line the Binary Walkway near Adelbert Hall to mark
Veterans Day on the Case Western Reserve campus.

In honor of the men and women who have served the United States through military service, the Binary Walkway, which serves as the gateway to the Case Western Reserve University campus at Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road, is lined with flags and signs for Veterans Day.

The university's tribute will include a display of American flags, as well as flags representing each branch of the U.S. military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and the Coast Guard. There also will be POW-MIA flags paying tribute to the men and women who were either prisoners of war or missing in action during military conflicts. In addition to the flags, the walkway will be lined with signs featuring statistics about America’s veterans.

"We hope that members of our campus community will pause to remember the men and women who have served our country," says James Eller, associate director of academic resources in Educational Services for Students. Eller and a team are coordinating the university's Veterans Day tribute on the Binary Walkway. "We hope the display reminds all of us to take a minute to call our family and friends, or to visit faculty, staff or students who have served in the military and thank them for their service."

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There will be an interruption of services in the NAS (Network Attached Storage) on Saturday between 3 and 6 a.m. This is to allow Information Technology Services (ITS) to perform an upgrade to the CIFS (Common Internet File System) portion of the NAS. The NAS provides online file storage for a number of users and applications. During this timeframe several ITS services will be unavailable including: The ITS Online File Storage Service aka ITS Windows File Storage aka the server sicily; University Libraries website; University Libraries staff file storage. If you have additional questions about this outage please contact the ITS Help Desk or call 368.HELP (4357).

For Faculty and Staff

Join University Hospitals Health System's Dr. Valerie Hadam at a wellness seminar on diabetes as she discusses pre-diabetes, type I, II and gestational diabetes, symptoms, prevention, and answers your questions at noon Monday, in Nord Hall Room 310. Hadam specializes in diabetes, metabolism and endocrinology.  Register here.

For Students

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Wireless technology in medicine is growing dramatically.

Wireless technology use in medicine grew 60 percent globally last year and is expected to double in the U.S. health market by 2015. To meet this growing demand, the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is launching a new program for the fall 2011: graduate studies in wireless health care. If you’re an engineer, health care professional or entrepreneur, discover how graduate studies in wireless health care will prepare you be a leader in this emerging field. An Open House for Fall 2011 Admissions will be held on Friday at 2:30 in Glennan 313.  For more information, email or call 368.0354.

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The following seminars to prepare for Intersections: SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session take place next week: Nov. 18, How to Make a Poster, 4-5 p.m., Nord 410; and Nov. 19, How to Present a Poster, 4-5 p.m., Nord 400. Register online.

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The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) presents Dinner with Doctors at 6 p.m. Friday in the Thwing Ballroom.  Come enjoy a free dinner while mingling with more than 20 doctors representing many different specialties. The dress code is business casual. Because seats are limited, please email Megan Bursley with your Case ID to reserve your seat!

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Vote for your favorite study abroad photo during International Education Week (Nov. 15-19).  Photos are on display online (starting Monday) and in Nord Atrium. Four students from among those voting will be selected at random to each win a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.  Voting closes at noon Nov. 19.  Winners will be notified by email. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Department of Bioethics and the Mandel School of Applied Social Science.


Salsa for Water: Join Engineers Without Borders and Case Ballroom for an evening of fun and dancing to raise money for the construction of a water system in the Dominican Republic. Case Ballroom members will provide lessons on such dances as salsa and bachata, and then you'll have a chance to try out your moves. Come to The Spot on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and have a great time while supporting a great cause! Tickets are $3 at the door.

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Come to the Pizzalympics 12:30-2 p.m. Friday at Thwing to taste all sorts of pizzas from different vendors located near and around campus. Test pizza from places such as Pizza BOGO, Dewey's Pizza, Valentino's, La Pizzeria, Rascal House, Guys, Jolly Scholar, Bon Appetit, Pizza Hut and more. Enjoy some free pizza samples and pick your favorite at the Pizzalympics.

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Case Western Reserve Office of Multicultural Affairs presents For Colored Girls, starring Janet Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg and more, 7 p.m. Sunday at Tower City Cinemas. Tickets are $6 at the door, $5 in advance. Ticket vouchers are available at the OMA 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sears Building Room 450.  More information is available online; email or call 368.2904 with questions as well.

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The Case Animal Rights and Ethics Society (CARES) will be hosting a free compassion feast at 6 p.m. Friday in Nord 310. All attending will enjoy free catered plant-based food from Pizza BOGO, Falafel Café, Whole Foods and Flaming Ice Cube. Dinner will be followed by an ask-a-vegan panel discussion.

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Anuj Mubayi of the Cleveland Clinic will present Public Health Policies in Response to Kala-azar in Bihar and Partially Observed Incidence at 12:45 p.m. Friday at the Department of Mathematics Clapp Hall 405.  In this talk, Mubayi will show results from a mathematical model and data analysis on the spread of Kala-Azar (or Visceral Leishmaniasis) in one of the world's major foci of the disease, the Indian state of Bihar. The research findings may facilitate more effective allocation of public health funds for controlling Kala-azar in Bihar. More information is available online.

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Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate African American Society will be hosting its 37th annual Ebony Ball on Saturday. This year, the theme is Moving Forward and Reaching Back. This formal event will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Beachwood. For students, tickets will be $10 for individuals, and $18 for couples. For all others, ticket prices are $15 for individuals, with couple tickets at $28. Transportation will be provided for students who need it. For more information, or to order your tickets, please email


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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The Cuyahoga County Commissioners appointed David Biegel, Henry Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice and associate dean for research and training at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, to the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County. The ADAMHS Board is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and alcohol and other drug addiction services in the county. This is Biegel's first appointment. He is filling an unexpired term and is eligible for reappointment for two more four-year terms.

Nov. 11, 2010

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Judith Maloni, professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, said a comprehensive review of more than 70 evidence-based research articles challenges whether bed rest is healthy for pregnant women or their babies.

Harvey Pekar: Chronicler
of America's Everyman, Nov. 10, 2010
Jimi Izrael, a blogger and contributor to NPR's Tell Me More, was a friend of Harvey Pekar's and is developing a course at Case Western Reserve University to help ensure Pekar's legacy among a new generation of writers and comic fans.

Rhonda Williams on Public Housing in Baltimore, Nov. 9, 2010
Rhonda Williams was interviewed for a Pittsburgh radio station on Monday on her book, new research and the Social Justice Institute. The show, History for the Future, focuses on bringing scholarly studies linked to pressing issues to a general audience. Williams, associate professor of history and director of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University, is author of The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women’s Struggles Against Urban Inequality.

Debate Continues Over Impact of Supreme Court's Whale Ruling

New York Times, Nov. 1, 2010
The New York Times Green Blog quotes Law Professor Jonathan Adler on the debate over the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's whale ruling on environmentalists' bids to halt projects.

Higher Ed News

Encourage Deep Learning

Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 11, 2010
Based on the responses of more than 400,000 community college students, many do not engage in enough classroom activities that enhance their “broadly applicable thinking, reasoning and judgment skills,” according to the latest Community College Survey of Student Engagement released this week.