Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Students brave the elements on a freshly cleared pathway near Kelvin Smith Library on Wednesday as lake-effect snow piles up on the Case Western Reserve campus. A lake-effect snow advisory remains in effect until noon today. Photo by Susan Griffith.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Announces New Professorship

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Ruth Anderson

Emerita professor and former administrator Ruth Anderson, PhD, has made a commitment to endow a faculty chair at the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. The Ruth Anderson Professorship—an unrestricted chair to be appointed at the dean’s discretion—is the school’s 14th endowed chair.

“We are delighted to receive this commitment from an alumna, longtime faculty member and former administrator of the school,” said May Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. “Ruth’s dedication to the ideals of our profession, professional leadership, and our institution, have already inspired generations of nurses. With this gift, that inspiration will live on in perpetuity.”

A Cleveland native, Anderson graduated from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts with a BA in 1942.  She received her MN in 1945 and her MSN in 1954, both from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. 

Her teaching career began at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in 1954, where from 1983-85 she was associate dean of academic affairs.  Anderson, who was a reluctant teacher at first, said: “Teaching became a great passion in my life. I wanted to do something that would celebrate the role of teaching and leadership in the profession of nursing and ensure the recruitment of passionate teachers well into the future.” Read more.

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.

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There will be an interruption of services for PeopleSoft HCM and Financials users between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday. This is to allow Information Technology Services (ITS) to upgrade the servers that those critical systems reside on. During this time both PeopleSoft HCM and PeopleSoft Financials be unavailable. If you have additional questions about this outage please contact the ITS Help Desk 368.HELP (4357) or go to help.case.edu.


For Faculty and Staff

The final 2011 Benelect Open Enrollment confirmation statements are available online through the PeopleSoft HCM system. To access your 2011 Benelect Open Enrollment confirmation statement, log onto the open enrollment system in HCM.  A link to “Print Open Enrollment Confirmation Form” will be on the bottom right of the screen.  Please contact Benefits Administration or call 368.6781 by Dec. 15 if any errors on the form are discovered that need to be corrected.

For Students

The preliminary summer 2011 roster is now online.  As you plan your academic schedules for spring and fall 2011, remember that summer courses can help you catch up, get ahead, or stay on track.  The summer roster includes University Seminars, courses that fulfill pre-med requirements, introductory Chinese and Italian language, and fifteen courses in the May term (May 9-27).  Summer tuition for all courses numbered 1-399 are discounted 50 percent. Complete information can be found on the summer website. Questions? Contact your adviser or email mailto:summer@case.edu.

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Dig in for a late-night breakfast 9:30-11 p.m. tonight at Leutner and Fribley. All undergraduates are eligible; no meal plan is needed.

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The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is hosting an information session 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Mandel School, 11235 Bellflower Road.  The community is invited to learn about a social work degree from one of the highest-ranked graduate social work programs in the nation. The session will focus on the master’s program, field education and financial aid. To register, contact the Admissions Office at 368.2280. For details, go to the school’s website.

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The renewal period for parking for students has begun.  If you currently have a student parking permit, you should have already received an e-mail with renewal instructions.  The deadline to renew your current parking spot is Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. If you want a different parking lot, please participate in First Come First Serve on December 28. If you have questions or did not receive the renewal email, please contact Access Services.

Spring 2011 First Come First Serve will begin Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. Students who do not have parking permits may log into the parking system using their network ID and password to purchase parking permits that have not been renewed. Please go online to get information on the types of permits that may be available.  You may also email with specific questions. Note: This renewal applies to students only.


Anthropologist Denise Su of Bryn Mawr College presents Late Miocene-Early Pliocene Paleoecology of Eastern Africa: Case Studies from Ethiopia and Tanzania from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the A.W. Smith Building Room 104. Pizza will be served.

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Habitat for Humanity is having a holiday card sale. Donate to CWRU Habitat For Humanity and receive a hand-drawn card. All proceeds go directly to Greater Cleveland Habitat homes that CWRU students help to build. We have cards for all holidays and celebrations, and all have the message, “A donation has been made in your name to CWRU Habitat for Humanity.” Check out some of our card options online. Donation is  $10 per card minimum. Email with interest. Card sales are through Dec. 16. 

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The 2011 World Congress on Electronics and Electrical Engineering (WCEEENG'11) will be held April 4-7 in Cairo, Egypt. The Congress is organized to invite international delegates to share their latest research findings on Electronics and Electrical Engineering. Please submit your paper(s) to the Conference through our secure online submission process. Also, you can submit your full paper as attached file by email. Deadline is Dec. 31. Further information can be obtained 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 ABA Journal recently announced its “Blawg 100” – the top 100 law blogs. The blogs are divided into various categories and American Bar Association members are invited to vote on them.  Law professor Jonathan Adler contributes to two of the blogs listed (The Volokh Conspiracy and National Review Online’s Bench Memos). Associate Dean Jacqueline Lipton contributes to another, The Faculty Lounge.

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Nita Karpf, lecturer in the Music Department, recently published an article titled "An Opportunity to Rise: Reinterpreting Esther, the Beautiful Queen" in the fall 2010 issue of the Black Music Research Journal. Her research focuses on 19th-century performances by African-American singers including the renowned Fisk University Jubilee Singers.

Dec. 9, 2010

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In the News

Regular Family Meetings Not Linked to Shorter ICU Stays

Doctorslounge.com, Dec. 8, 2010
Barbara J. Daly, R.N., Ph.D., of Case Western Reserve University, and colleagues analyzed data from 135 long-stay ICU patients who were receiving usual care and communication and 346 patients who received an intensive communication system intervention. The researchers found that both groups of patients had similar length of stay and similar mortality rates.

Where integration hurt

Cleveland.com, Dec. 8, 2010
Stephanie Liscio, a Case Western Reserve University historian, recounts how integration in baseball enhanced the game and society at large but spelled doom for the Negro League in her new book, Integrating Cleveland Baseball: Media Activism, the Integration of the Indians and the Demise of the Negro League Buckeyes.

CWRU professor gives art talk

Ohio.com, Dec. 8, 2010
Case Western Reserve University professor of art history Henry Adams, winner of the 2010 Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement award, will give talk from noon to 1 p.m. today about his latest book, Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock. The talk, held in the Cleveland Clinic's Bunts Auditorium, is free. 

Higher Ed News

Cables Spilled by WikiLeaks Portray College Campuses as Ideological Battlegrounds

Chronicle of Higher Ed, Dec. 8, 2010
A common theme in many of the U.S. State Department dispatches from Europe and the Middle East recently made public by WikiLeaks is that colleges must play a central role in the fight against Islamic extremism, by promoting Western values and by offering educational opportunities that will help promote more positive attitudes among Muslim people toward the United States.