Ancient Greek Hairdos Receives Some Modern Attention in Event at CWRU

Caryatid hairstyles
An example of the hairstyles in
the caryatids. Photography
courtesy of Caryatid Hairstyling
Project at Fairfield University.

Beauty secrets from 400 BC Athens are revealed in a video produced by Fairfield University’s Katherine Schwab. While the camera rolls, a hairdresser twists and braids the locks of six Fairfield University students into the hairstyles sculpted in the caryatids, giant sculpted female figures, found on the Acropolis.

Schwab, associate professor of visual and performing arts, will show the video and talk about her research during a special program, sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Department of Art History. The event begins at 5 p.m. on Feb. 8 in 100 Mather House, and is free and open to the public.

Schwab curates the Metropolitan Museum of Art Plaster Cast Collection, which includes gifts and long-term renewable loans of casts from the museum and individual donors and is housed at Fairfield. Read more.

Campus News

The university is opening six new lactation centers around campus to help nursing mothers continue to breastfeed their infants while working or taking classes. This is in addition to the three existing lactation centers. Visit the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women website for locations and more information.

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Balloon bouquets for Valentine's Day will be available for pickup and cash/check only sales on Feb. 14 in Thwing Atrium. Student Activities and Leadership and Student Leadership Journey Council will sponsor the sale.

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty members are invited to attend the Maximizing Your Chances for Promotions and Tenure workshop, co-hosted by the Women Faculty of the School of Medicine and the Office of Faculty Affairs. The event will take place Feb. 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Spartan Room at Thwing Center. Presenters will be Dan Anker, associate dean for faculty affairs and human resources at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Cathy Carlin, professor of molecular biology and microbiology and co-chair of the Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Tenure, School of Medicine; and Robert A. Bonomo, professor in the Department of Medicine and co-chair of the Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Tenure, School of Medicine.

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The PeopleSoft Financials security form is moving from a paper report to an online form within PeopleSoft Financials on Monday, Feb. 7. The security form is used by employees to request access to the different modules within the financials system. The new form will provide a convenient workflow within PeopleSoft Financials for supervisors and management centers. Hands-on training will be available this month in Kelvin Smith Library. Email if interested. Submit any final paper forms to by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4 so they can be processed before conversion to the new online system. Email with questions.

For Students

NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for the agency's new Space Technology Research Fellowships. Applications are being accepted from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology research beginning in the fall of 2011. The deadline for submitting fellowship proposals is Feb. 23. Information on the fellowships, including how to submit applications, is available here.

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Stephanie Liscio
Last year's spring birthday card, submitted
by Michael Suglio.

The Student Life Committee of the Undergraduate Student Government and the University Office of Student Affairs are soliciting photographs for the 2011-12 Coming of Age Birthday Cards. Photos should reflect seasonal images of places and events at Case Western Reserve University. Special consideration will be given to photos that illustrate one or more of the following: diversity of campus culture; architecture; weather; something iconic about the university (such as a major campus event); a significant place; or something that represents the student experience at Case Western Reserve University. All qualifying photos must be taken on the CWRU campus and/or at the University Farm. Photos must be submitted online by Feb. 25. For more information and to submit, click here.

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The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations invites students to a Graduate Programs Open House on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Mandel Center. This session is one in a series of open houses spotlighting Mandel Center coursework. Attendees will receive an overview of the center’s coursework in Nonprofit Program Design and Evaluation (presented by Professor Robert Fisher), will hear from a student and alum and will receive general admissions information.


massageDue to high demand, another Valentine’s Day Couples Massage Class is open for registration, held Feb. 13 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Case Western Reserve University’s 121 Fitness Center. Massage therapist Sherri Englemann will teach technique and the art of massage. Registrants receive a free massage gift bag, and nonmembers can use the shower, vanity areas, sauna, towels and more. Space is limited to 16 couples. Register online or by calling 216.3168.1121.

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Snowball 2011The Class Officer Collective presents its annual semiformal dance, Snowball 2011, to be held Feb. 18 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Sammy’s Cleveland Metropolitan Ballroom. The dance this year is being held in memory of the 10th anniversary of the death of Christina Camardo, past class officer and Snowball’s founder. DJs Dikky Patel and Paul Farrah will provide the music, and a performance and class dance-off by Urban Elementz will take place. Special pre-sale discounted tickets are available through today in Nord Hall for $12/individual, $20/couple; after today, tickets will be $15/individual, $25/couple online. For more information, visit or email

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The 7th Annual Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game, also known as CWRU Madness, will take place Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Horsburgh Gym. Guests will enjoy entertainment, food and prizes with all proceeds benefiting The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland. Come watch as your favorite faculty members face off with your favorite students in CWRU Madness.

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The Schubert Center for Child Studies presents Early School Progress in Children with Extreme Prematurity, a multidisciplinary discussion with H. Gerry Taylor, professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Cindy Norwood, executive director of The Arc of Greater Cleveland, and Debbie Symanski, supervisor of family health at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. The event will be held Feb. 8 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 1914 Lounge at Thwing Center.

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.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law professors have been making presentations around the country recently. On Dec. 9, Professor Jonathan Adler participated in a panel, “Does the Constitution Require Same-Sex Marriage?” sponsored by the Columbus Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. Professor Paul Giannelli was a speaker on the National Academy of Sciences Report at the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Wisconsin Dells on Oct. 9. In January, Professor Sharona Hoffman presented “E-Health Hazards: Provider Liability and Electronic Health Record Systems” at the Labor and Employment Relations Association Annual Meeting in Denver as well as at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and the CGREAL Spotlight in the Department of Bioethics at the School of Medicine. And Assistant Professor Irina Manta presented her paper “The Puzzle of Criminal Sanctions for Intellectual Property Infringement” in the Intellectual Property Workshop Series at The George Washington University Law School on Jan. 13.

Feb. 4, 2011

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In the News

Helping Fellow Addicts Can Help Maintain Sobriety
U.S. News and World Report, Feb. 3, 2011
Maria E. Pagano, associate professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, found that by helping other alcoholics and addicts stay clean, addicts can actually help themselves stay sober because it reduces the pull of egocentrism and/or selfishness that some believe is a root cause of addiction.

FT Lexicon: Professor of the Week
Financial Times, Feb. 3, 2011
Fred Collopy, senior associate dean, professor and department chair of information systems at Weatherhead School of Management, was selected as an expert to define five terms for Financial Times. His definitions included terms such as “default solution” and “wicked problem.”

Health Care Reform: A Bridge that Went Too Far
Chicago Tribune, Feb. 3, 2011
School of Law Professor Jonathan Adler was quoted in an opinion piece regarding the new health care law and whether it will be repealed. The ruling would not constrain the federal government, he wrote in an article cited. “It is hard to see how a holding that would only prohibit a single federal enactment adopted in the nation's 200-plus-year history constitutes a 'major limit' on federal power,” he wrote.

Higher Ed News

College Enrollments Continue to Climb, While Graduation Rates Hold Steady

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 2, 2011
More and more people are attending college and receiving financial aid for it, and the number of people graduating within six years remains the same, at 57 percent of first-time, full-time students at four-year institutions.