Power of Diversity Lecture Series Spotlights Bennett College President Julianne Malveaux

Julianne Malveaux
Julianne Malveaux

Julianne Malveaux is an author, labor economist, commentator and president of Bennett College for Women in North Carolina. On March 23 at 4:30 p.m., she will be the featured speaker for Case Western Reserve University’s Power of Diversity Lecture Series. Her free, public talk is “The Economic Case for Diversity.” The lecture is co-sponsored by KeyBank, Cleveland Airport System and the university’s Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. It will be held at the Iris and Bert S. Wolstein Research Building.

Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History is Malveaux’s latest book. For nearly a decade, Malveaux regularly informed the public of current issues in her weekly newspaper column, which appeared in such venues as the Los Angeles Times, Charlotte Observer, Detroit Free Press, San Francisco Examiner and many others. She also has commented as a host or guest on programs at CNN, BET, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC and C-SPAN. Read more.

Campus News

Kelvin Smith Library has slightly adjusted hours for spring break, and 24x7 takes a break too. Read the details on the KSL NewsBlog.

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On your mark, get set, think…fast. A new question of the week launches today on the Think news site. Members of the campus community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, anyone with a Case ID—can flex their intellectual muscle in this semester-long contest. The competition features weekly multiple-choice questions on subjects ranging from religion to rocket science. The winner gets an end-of-semester article in The Daily and, more important, some serious bragging rights. Join the competition and bookmark the page to play every week.

For Faculty and Staff

From March 23 to April 1, hundreds of players will don green headbands or armbands in the semi-annual game of Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ). Players on the human side will carry toy Nerf blasters all day while players on the zombie side attempt to tag them. Gameplay should never occur during classes nor should it prevent students from arriving to class on time. Faculty and staff should report inappropriate gameplay by sending an email to the game administrators at casehvz@gmail.com or fill out the short form online. Students, faculty and staff will be permitted to register for the game beginning March 18.

For Students

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is looking for graduate and undergraduate students for the 2011/2012 academic year for the following positions: Administrative and International Womens Group Programming Coordinator (graduate student position); Research, Development & Event Planning Specialist (graduate student position to begin this summer); International Programming Specialist (graduate or undergraduate position); WISER (Women in Science and Engineering) Outreach & Mentoring Coordinator (graduate student position). For more information visit our website or to submit your résumé by email. Deadline to apply is March 18.

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pen and paperSigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society, is hosting a “capsule” writing contest for all Case Western Reserve University undergraduates. Three forms of capsule (very short) selections of any form and on any topic are accepted: poems 10 lines or fewer (any form/topic); fiction less than 500 words; or nonfiction less than 500 words. The top three entries will be selected for recognition at a reading event to coincide with Writing Week. Submit to sigmataudelta@case.edu by April 1.


Hill Harper
Hill Harper

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites members of the university community to attend the 21st Annual Unity Banquet & Scholarship Benefit, featuring guest speaker Hill Harper, a mentor, author, actor and activist. The event will take place Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at Windows on the River. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 216.368.2904 or go online.

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The Elena and Miles Zaremski Law-Medicine Forum, presented by the Law-Medicine Center, will host “An Inside Look at Medical Humor and the World of Syndicated Cartooning.” John McPherson, syndicated cartoonist of “Close to Home,” will speak at the event April 5 from noon to 1 p.m. in Moot Courtroom A59.

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The Department of Astronomy, in cooperation with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Astronomical Society and with support from the Arthur S. Holden Sr. Endowment, present “The Search for the Most Distant Galazies and the End of the Cosmic Dark Ages” as part of the 2010-11 Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture Series. The free event, held March 10 at 8 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will be led by Elizabeth J. (Betsy) Barton from University of California, Irvine. Find more information online.

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The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group will present the Lecture on Global Justice, titled “Tribulations of Trials: Challenges of High Level International Criminal Trials.” The event, held March 15 from noon to 1 p.m. at The City Club of Cleveland, will feature Brenda J. Hollis, prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Student registration and lunch fee ($10) must be submitted by March 10; contact academiccenters@case.edu. Public registration ($25 for members; $30 for nonmembers) also must be complete by March 10 through GCILG. Email Kathleen Jablonski.

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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Nora Morrison
Nora Morrison

Nora Brennan Morrison, SAGES Fellow and lecturer in the Department of Music, presented her research at the Experience Music Project 2011 Pop Conference at UCLA in February. Her talk, "Little Richard, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and the Limits of Commercial Viability in Early Rock," considers how mid-1950s musicians used stage and film performances to express their ideas and seek commercial success during the formation of the rock and roll genre.This Friday, she will give a research-based presentation at Nerd Nite in New York City on Rock and Roll Ripoffs, Reinventions, Regurgitations, and Reduxes.”

March 8, 2011

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In the News

Ohio Ranks 10th in Nation in NIH Research Funding

MedCity News, March 7, 2011
In 2010, Ohio ranked 10th in the country for research funding received from the National Institutes of Health. Case Western Reserve University ranked the highest in the state for funding and came in at No. 39 in the country, with $185 million in NIH funding last year.

Is the Government Overreaching on Jared Loughner?

The Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2011
Federal prosecutors in Arizona unveiled a 49-count indictment against Jared Loughner, the suspect in the Tucson shootings. The article quotes a blog post by School of Law Professor Jonathan Adler, in which he wrote that the additional indictments don’t seem to serve any purpose. “The federal government may have a legitimate interest in prosecuting the murder of federal officials, but it is not as if state prosecutors are unwilling or unable to make their own case against Loughner for his remaining crimes.”

Finding a Job Can Be Hard WorkSubscription required.

Crain's Cleveland Business, March 7, 2011
Recent reports have many people questioning whether law school is an investment worth making. Some individuals are struggling to find jobs after graduation, but Robert H. Rawson Jr., interim dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, expects the job market for those graduating in 2011 and 2012 to be markedly better.

Higher Ed News

What I Tell My Graduate Students

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 6, 2011
Students at any level looking to eventually earn a PhD should understand certain aspects of entering such a program, such as minimum requirements in a field, the current job situation and more.