Anthropology Professor Awarded Coveted Guggenheim Fellowship

Cynthia Beall
Cynthia M. Beall

Late last week, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 180 fellowships to some of the top minds in the United States and Canada—including Case Western Reserve University’s own Cynthia M. Beall, Distinguished University Professor and S. Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology. Nearly 3,000 scholars, scientists and artists applied for the Guggenheim Fellowships.

When looking for funding, Beall specifically targeted the Guggenheim Fellowship because of its broad base. “I was very interested in looking for funding sources that were open to a wide range of fields and that in my particular case didn’t require the collection of new data,” she explained. This year’s fellows range in age from 27 to 84 and cover 61 different disciplines, from writing a biography of author Ken Kesey to studying the roles of animals in American culture, economics and politics. To learn about Beall's research, click here.

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Spartan Hall of Fame: Steve Cullen

Steve Cullen
Steve Cullen

The Spartan Hall of Fame will induct seven new members at its Hall of Fame Banquet and Fundraiser April 30. Over the next few days, The Daily will provide a look at the inductees—from their CWRU accomplishments to where they are today.

Steve Cullen (CWR ’95) is one of the most accomplished student-athletes in the decorated history of CWRU cross country and track & field. The Wooster native was a two-time NCAA cross country All-American, placing 16th in the nation in 1993 and 19th in 1994. He also earned GTE/CoSIDA second-team Academic All-American honors in 1995. As a cross country sophomore in 1993, Cullen placed first at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship meet and the Spartans won the team title under legendary head coach Bill Sudeck. In 1994, he placed second in the 5,000-meter run as the Spartans were outdoor track & field champions of the NCAC and co-champions of the University Athletic Association. In 1995, Cullen won the 5,000m run and placed second in the 10,000 meters as the Spartans were outdoor track & field champions of the NCAC and co-champions of the University Athletic Association. Cullen was an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Award winner in 1995 and was named to the NCAC 20-year Anniversary Cross Country team in 2004. Read more.

Campus News

The Software Center has made Microsoft Office 2010 Language Packs available to Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff. The language pack download contains 11 languages and proofing tools that work with Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus. It serves the needs of multilingual individuals who routinely create or edit documents and presentations in different languages. Microsoft Office 2010 and Language Packs can be downloaded from

For Faculty and Staff

The 2011 Freedman Fellows Program is open for project proposals, with a deadline of April 18. Now in its sixth year, the Fellows Program provides awards of more than $100,000 to support faculty projects at Case Western Reserve that combine traditional and digital works and explore innovative tools and technologies to advance scholarship and classroom teaching and learning. This year's program focuses on expert assistance to faculty who might be at a critical point in their current projects, thus helping them complete their projects with new tools and resources, supported by assistance from the Freedman Center and library staff. Learn about the criteria and guidelines for the 2011 awards and more details about the program on the Kelvin Smith Library NewsBlog and the Freedman Fellows website.

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All faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to a special all-college meeting of general conversation and Q&A with President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost William A. "Bud" Baeslack III on Friday, April 15, 12:45-1:45 p.m., in Rockefeller 301. Feel free to bring a lunch.

For Students

The Victory Lap: CWRU Senior Week 2011 will be May 5-12. Visit the Facebook page for information about the week and to check out all of the events, valued at about $300. Early bird ticket sales ($110) begin today and are available at Questions? Email the committee at

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The Career Center will be awarding a Kaplan Course scholarship valued at $1,999 for one student planning to take a Kaplan prep course. Students must complete an application and submit a faculty recommendation by April 15. For more information and to apply, click here.

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India study abroadStudents can take part in a short-term study abroad program in Hyderabad, India, offered by The Department of Bioethics. The global health course, which is open to all students, offers students an in-depth study of disease in India by examining the historical, cultural, ethical, medical, religious and legal aspects that influence HIV/AIDS, leprosy and TB. Contact Michelle L. Champoir, director of international education programs, Department of Bioethics, at 216.368.5377 for more information.

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As Easter and Holy Week occur this year during the last week of classes, the only Confessions on Campus this semester will be Tuesday, April 12, 3:30–6:15 p.m., at Amasa Stone Chapel, throughout a Lenten Reconciliation Service. There will be meditative music and scriptures and five priests available. For more information, contact Bryan Scotton or Tony Vento. All are welcome.


Adrian Johns
Adrian Johns

In conjunction with Writing Week, Adrian Johns, University of Chicago professor of history, will present “Creativity, Copyright and the Universal Library” tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the School of Law Moot Courtroom (A59). The event, co-sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Law, the Department of Histrory and Kelvin Smith Library, is the annual Edward S. and Melinda Melton Sadar Lecture in Writing in the Disciplines. A reception will follow. For more information on this event or other Writing Week events, go online.

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Due to a conflict, the start time of the reading by George Seremba, Ugandan playwright and visiting professor, will be 5 p.m. with a reception to follow at 6 p.m. on April 14 in Clark Hall 309. For more information, click here.

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Ivri LederSpectrum, Jewish Student Group, Hillel and the LGBT Center will host “Experience Ivri Lider, an Acoustic Performance” on April 13 in Strosacker Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for adults, and can be purchased in Nord Hall April 11-13, or online. Ivri Lider is an international pop-rock star and one of the most successful Israeli artists of his generation. Questions? Contact

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David Mooney
David Mooney

David Mooney, the Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at Harvard University, will deliver the Ford Distinguished Lecture today at 4:30 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium.  He will discuss “Programming Cells In Situ with Polymers.” This program, free and open to the public, is part of the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lecture Series in partnership with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. A reception will follow immediately. For more information, go to

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Campus Crusade for Christ is hosting a traditional Passover Week dinner on April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Thwing 1914 Lounge. Tickets are $3 and will be available in Nord Hall.

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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Jeremy Farrell
Jeremy Farrell

Third-year School of Law student Jeremy Farrell recently won the Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Labor and Employment Law. His paper, “Blended Liability for a Blended Tort: The Interaction Between At-Will Employees, Non-Compete Covenants and Tortious Interference Claims,” will be published on the Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Institute for Law and the Workplace website. Additionally, he received a $3,000 scholarship. The competition is sponsored by the national labor and employment law firm Jackson Lewis and is administered by the Institute for Law and the Workplace.

April 11, 2011

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In the News

Set Guidelines, Rules with Adult Children who Move Back Home

Jackson Citizen Patriot, April 9, 2011
For various reasons—from the poor economy to divorce—adult children sometimes move back in with their parents. Parents must work together to set standards for living in the house, said Donald Freedheim, professor emeritus of psychology. “I know a mother who was upset because the kid was home, but the father liked having their son around. So the son wasn’t motivated to find a job and get back on his own,” he said.

Profiling Still a Concern for American Muslims 10 Years After September 11, 2001

NewsNet5, April 7, 2011
Case Western Reserve University School of Law held an open discussion last week to discuss the “terrorist stereotype” many Arab- and Muslim-Americans still deal with post-9/11. The event featured U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach, who talked about the United States Justice Department’s Arab and Muslim Outreach Initiative.


WCPN, April 7, 2011
An hour-long special on “lawfare,” the use of law as a weapon of war, featured a conversation with School of Law Professor Michael Scharf and portions of the recent symposium on “Lawfare–Using Law as a Weapon of War.”

Higher Ed News

Skimming the Surface

Inside Higher Ed, Aprill 11, 2011
A new study shows many students simply copy text from sources they cite in college papers without truly understanding the underlying argument, quality or context.