First Nock Scholarship Advances LGBT Mission

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Christopher Jennewein

The university has named Christopher Jennewein, a senior Computer Science major, the first recipient of the Douglas W. Nock Endowment Scholarship. The award recognizes outstanding undergraduate or admitted high school graduates for advancing the mission of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community at Case Western Reserve University.

“I am truly honored to be the first recipient of this scholarship,” Jennewein says. “This is just another milestone for our LGBT community and our allies to be celebrated and accepted at Case Western Reserve University.”

Jennewein is co-president of Spectrum, the university’s undergraduate gay-straight alliance, a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and has been a member of the Spartan Cheerleaders, the Case Men's Glee Club, and Footlighters. He served on the committee to hire the university’s first LGBT coordinator.

The scholarship, says Jennewein, who is graduating this semester, is a gratifying end to his years as a Case Western Reserve student. After graduation, Jennewein plans to attend the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Ariz., and work toward his master’s in game production and management. Read more.

Two Designs Available for CWRU Greeting Cards

Two cover designs are available for university greeting cards.

As members of the Case Western Reserve University community anticipate the holiday season, they will find university-branded holiday cards available through Printing Services. Two designs are being offered by University Marketing and Communications for university business purposes.

Note that the cards are not intended for personal use and the designs cannot be altered.

Call Printing Services at 216.368.2550 to order or obtain more information.

Campus News

Are you looking for technology or computer gifts this holiday season?  As a current Case Western Reserve University student, faculty or staff member, you are entitled to educational discounts from Dell and Apple.  See what's available online. Order soon for delivery in time for the holidays.

For Faculty and Staff

The Spartan women's basketball team is conducting a basketball clinic and would like to invite all faculty and staff to bring their children in the family to the Veale Center from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 18 for some fundamental basketball teaching, playing and having fun with the Spartan Women's Basketball Team. Boys and girls kindergarten-eighth grade are eligible. Cost is $10 for early registration, $15 at the door. Contact coach Freeman Blade for early registration. Participants can stay after the clinic to watch the Spartan women's basketball team practice. Bring a ball and a friend to clinic.

For Students

Prospective students are invited to the annual Open House on Jan. 7 to learn about the opportunities available at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Sessions will cover admissions and financial aid processes, our innovative curriculum, and career options. Faculty, students and staff will be available to answer your questions.  We will also offer tours of the law school. Open house runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. From more information and to register, visit the website. More information is available online or call 368.3600 or 800.756.0036.

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Many study abroad opportunities are available to students over winter, spring and summer breaks.  All are three-credit courses open to all undergraduate and graduate students.  Many students qualify for financial aid. The last information meeting will take place 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday in meeting room C at Thwing.

Programs offered through the Department of Bioethics include the following: winter break in San Jose, Costa Rica (includes an optional week of service learning through the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning before the course) and spring break courses in Paris, Amsterdam, Salamanca and Buenos Aires.  Go online for more information or contact Michelle L. Champoir, director of International Education Programs for the Department of Bioethics, at 368.5377 or by email.

Programs offered through the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences for Spring Semester include the following: spring break in Guatemala, Turkey, Sub-Saharan Africa, Netherlands and Ecuador (May). With the exception of Netherlands, all are approved as global and cultural diversity electives.  Go online for more information or contact Deborah Jacobson, director of International Education Programs for the Mandel School, at 368.6014 or by email for details.

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Tau Beta Pi is holding its biannual Book Collections in Nord 310B for students looking to sell their textbooks after the completion of their classes. Students can set their own price, and their books will be sold in the Tau Beta Pi Book Swap the following semester. Collections will run throughout the duration of finals, Tuesday through Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information about Tau Beta Pi Book Swap and Collections is available online


President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost Bud Baeslack invite you to attend the annual Adelbert Hall Holiday Party which will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17.  All university faculty and staff (all employees) are welcome to stop by to partake of beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts. If attending, please make reservations by Dec. 16 to Open House 2010

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Join Women in Liberal Arts on Wednesday in the Thwing Atrium for Justice Desserts. All donations made at WILA's second annual Justice Desserts event will benefit Women to Women International. The event is in honor of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Stop into Thwing between 6 and 8 p.m. to enjoy free desserts, learn about the fight to end violence against women, and take a study break.

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The medical students of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine present their annual fundraising variety show, Doc Opera, where all proceeds go to benefit the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland. The performance will be held at 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium with a reception beforehand at 7 p.m. Tickets can be bought online.

Doc Opera is a variety show featuring song parodies, dances, music and skits, all written and performed entirely by students and faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland.  This event was started by and continues to be run by medical students, and this year’s directors are happy to continue the 25-year tradition of artists in medicine and Doc Opera’s association with the Free Clinic. 


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.

Jonathan Entin

Jonathan Entin, professor of law, spoke about issues of judicial administration at an international conference on judicial independence at the University of Utah in October. On Nov.  15, Entin spoke at a program on the 50th anniversary of Gomillion v. Lightfoot held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law through BALSA.

On Nov. 18, Entin moderated a panel discussion sponsored by the Federal Bar Association’s northern Ohio chapter on The Judicial Vacancy Crisis. The panel included professor Jonathan Adler, Judge Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge Dan Polster of the Northern District of Ohio. On Nov. 23, Entin spoke to a book group on Michael Klarman’s Unfinished Business.

Peter Friedman

Peter Friedman, professor or law, presented his article, What is a Judicial Author? at a conference on How Legal Rhetoric Shapes the Law: Pedagogy, Theory, Practice at American University Washington College of Law on Oct. 15.

Paul Giannelli

Paul Giannelli, professor of law, has published a new edition of Problems in Evidence (5th ed. 2011). Giannelli’s co-authors are Ken Broun and Bob Mosteller at the University of North Carolina.





Dec. 7, 2010

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In the News

Supreme Court Takes Up Climate ‘Nuisance’ Case, Dec. 6, 2010
Jonathan Adler, an expert in environmental law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, predicted in a blog post that that the Obama administration's narrow argument calling for a climate “nuisance” case to be remanded back to the 2nd Circuit “has the potential to unify the court,” thereby avoiding an ideological split. As expected, Justice Sonia Sotomayor recused herself from the case, American Electric Power v. Connecticut.

Case Western Reserve announces two endowed professorships, Nov. 7, 2010
Case Western Reserve University announced endowed chairs named for Stephen Wotman, a former dean and faculty member at the university, who committed $1.5 million to establish an endowed chair for public health at the university's dental school, and Ruth Anderson, a longtime nurse and former administrator, who committed an undisclosed amount of money to endow a faculty chair at the university's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

Diet Detective: Lifestyles with the not-so-famous veggies, Dec. 7, 2010
“Celery is loaded with phytonutrients such as quercetin (which promotes prostate and brain health), and a recent study from Case Western Reserve University found that another celery phytonutrient, apigenin, may slow prostate tumor growth,” says Nicholas D. Gillitt, nutrition researcher at Dole Nutrition Institute in California.

Higher Ed News

Wharton, Rebooted

Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 7, 2010
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is adopting sweeping changes to its MBA curriculum, which were supported by 87 percent of its faculty members in a vote last week. The changes include a call for a more flexible menu of core courses, a greater emphasis on ethics and new requirements designed to make students better communicators and judges of risk. They also promise future training–at no additional charge–to graduates every seven years.