The A Cappella Community Hour celebrating
campus talent takes place December 9 from
12:30–1:30 p.m. in the Amasa Stone Chapel.
Hot chocolate will be served courtesy of Bon Appetit.
The president and provost invite faculty
and staff to the Holiday Open House on
December 16 from 3:30–5:30 p.m. in Adelbert
Hall. Please RSVP by December 9 to Openhouse05@case.edu.
Case Concert Celebration
2006 will be at 8 p.m.
January 23 in Severance Hall. Go to: http://www.case.edu/events/ccc/gen.html.
"On His Way," a collaborative
play between the Cleveland Public Theatre and the
Y-Haven program, which assists homeless men to become
self-sufficient, takes place December 10 at 7:30
p.m. in Ford Auditorium. The performance is free,
with a reception immediately following.
This quality password policy will go into effect
on January 3, 2006.
The policy is applicable to all active Case network
users. Users will be prompted to change their passwords
and may do so online anytime between January 3 and
February 15, 2006. After this time, users who have
not yet changed their passwords will be unable to
access network resources until they have changed
their password to meet the quality password requirements.
Go to: http://www.case.edu/its/.
The University Guidelines on Authorship and Policy
on Copyright were
updated by the Faculty Senate last spring. The policy
can be found in the Faculty Handbook at: http://www.case.edu/president/facsen/frames/handbook/CaseFHBSummer2005.htm#_C.__University_Policy_on_Authorship.
Case recently launched the Open Student Television
which allows users to watch TV on their PCs. Case
students wired to the Case network can access broadcast
television programming in high quality digital format from a number
of established channels, as well as student television shows developed
by peer institutions. To access IPTV, login into the MyCase portal
at http://my.case.edu and
select the entertainment tab.
The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration
(OSPA) invites the community to subscribe to its
e-list, "oranews," which
stands for Office of Research Administration, which includes both
the Case OSPA and the Case Office of Research Compliance (ORC). Subscribers
will receive notices of the web-based Research Newsletter
(viewable at http://ora.ra.case.edu/ospa/News/index.cfm)
and other important postings. To avoid having the e-mails directed
to junk mail, put the @case.edu and @case.edu domains on your safe
senders list. To subscribe contact email@example.com.
Case's International Travel Insurance open forum takes
place December 7 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Wolstein
Research Building, Room 4136. Representatives from
the University Risk Management Department and insurance
representatives from Acordia and ACE USA will be
available to provide information and answer questions.
RSVP to Laura Corrigan at x4394 or Dina Leinweber
at x1547 prior to the event.
The university will be closed December 26–30 and January 2 in observance
of the holiday season.
Supervisor approval for time entry closes at 5 p.m. December 19.
Freedom From Smoking R (FFS), is an 8-week cessation class
designed by the American Lung Association and is
sponsored by the Cleveland Department of Public Health.
Faculty and staff are invited to enroll in this program
that will be offered free of charge. RSVP to Tthomas@city.cleveland.oh.us by December 14, 2005.
The American Red Cross needs volunteers to wrap
shopper merchandise during the holiday season for the
American Red Cross Wishes for the World Campaign. The event is
being hosted at Great Northern Mall, 4954 Great Northern Mall Blvd.
on December 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. Register at http://fpb.case.edu/sac/wrap/sacwrap.htm.
The university recently endorsed a quality password
Beginning January 3, Case network ID holders and
users will be prompted to change their passwords to conform
to the standards of the quality password program.
Users will be able to change their passwords through
a convenient self-service online feature. Details
The university is seeking input and support in
By January 31, a consulting team of energy experts
will have completed a campus-wide energy audit encompassing every
building system to identify short-term, intermediate, and long-term
energy saving opportunities. Communication of energy conservation
initiatives and results will be provided on an ongoing basis using
direct mail and the newly established Energy Matters Web site at http://www.case.edu/news/energy/,
which invites the campus community to submit energy
A Case bird flu Web site is now available at http://www.case.edu/news/avianflu.
MetLife will be holding information sessions
for employees interested
in obtaining information about the Long-Term Care
plan. Long-term care is the type of care you would
need if you required assistance with everyday activities.
One-hour sessions are scheduled for December 13
in 720 Crawford Hall at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.
and for December 14 in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert
Hall, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Deadline for guaranteed
issue is January 13, 2006. Visit http://www.metlife.com/mybenefits or
call 866-414-7076 to learn more.
The campus community can spread
holiday cheer in a variety of ways this season:
1) The Annual Giving Tree project takes place
in Thwing Center and Access Services. Participants
can select a tag from the tree and return the
wrapped gift with the tag attached on December
13 or 14. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
2) The USO Toy Drive is being spearheaded by
the Department of Occupational and Environmental
Safety. Toys will be given out to the children
of Service people stationed in Iraq. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) The One Bag, One Book, One Child program supports
the Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts Book Bag
Drive for Adopt A School. Contact
Flora Stone Mather Center for Women Book Club: "Queen
of Dreams," a novel by Chitra Divakaruni, will be discussed from
noon to 1 p.m. on December 7 in 720 Crawford. Contact email@example.com.
TIAA-CREF Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions:
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 8, 9 and 10 in 209 Crawford. To schedule
an appointment to meet with an individual consultant, please contact
Kay Fulk or Alisia Powell at 877-209-3138.
Vanguard Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions:
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 13 (TBD) and 14 in 209 Crawford. To schedule
a one-on-one meeting, call 1-800-662-0106, Ext. 14500.
ACT III Roundtable: discussion group for women in
or nearing retirement, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on December 17 in 309 Flora
Stone Mather Center for Women. The group will discuss the book Learning
to Be Old: Gender, Culture and Aging. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women's Creative Writing Group, facilitated by
Iris Jamahl Dunkle a Ph.D. candidate, meets December 8 from 4-6 p.m.
in 303 Thwing Center. Go to: http://www.case.edu/provost/centerforwomen.
The last UCITE session for the semester takes place
December 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room, located on the
ground floor of Allen Memorial building. The meeting is a chance to
reflect on the fall semester's lessons and how to get spring semester
courses off to a good start. A pizza lunch and sodas will be provided.
To RSVP, contact email@example.com.
Ticket sales for the SAC basket raffle raised
nearly $6,000, which
will be donated to the Salvation Army. Half of the
proceeds will be used to help Hurricane Katrina victims in NE Ohio
and the other half will be used to help those in need in the Cleveland
area. For a list of winners, go to: http://www.case.edu/president/sac/committees/commsvc/winners2005.htm.
Work on the Adelbert Road Bridge replacement is scheduled to begin
the week of December 5. Pedestrian access to the bridge will be maintained
on the existing structure until the temporary walkway is in place.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available throughout
The SOURCE (Support of Undergraduate Research & Creative
Endeavors) Web site is now online. Faculty and staff
are encouraged share news of students' accomplishments,
as well as their experiences with undergraduate
research and creative endeavors either as a mentor
or as an undergraduate. Also, for updates about
the Symposium and Poster Session, Intersections,
and SOURCE summer funding applications, please
visit the Web site at http://www.case.edu/provost/source
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting in mid-January, faculty, staff and students
will need a Case ID for computer printing in KSL. New computers
and new print queue management will offer quality
printing, save time and reduce waste. During Spring
Semester 2006 printing will be free, when using your
Case ID. Go to: http://library.case.edu/ksl/info/news/20051206print.html and click on More News.
The Case Weight Watchers At Work
program begins with a registration meeting at 11:30
a.m in Thwing Center-Spartan Room on January
10. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30
a.m. to 12:15 p.m. beginning January 17 through
April 4. Participants receive 12 sessions for $144
payable by cash, check or charge. Contact Gail Reese
at 368-2992 or e-mail email@example.com to learn
Appointments, Promotions and Personnel
P. Hunter Peckham has been appointed as the Donnell Institute Professor
in the department of biomedical engineering. He also serves as executive director
of the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center, a collaboration
of Case, MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Louis Stokes VA Medical
Peter Agre, M.D., who completed his residency training
through Case, was elected to the AAAS Medical Sciences section for discovery
of the aquaporin water channel proteins as regulators of water balance
and for identification of their structure, function and importance in
human disease. A 2003 Nobel laureate, Agre is vice chancellor of science
and technology, and professor of cell biology, at Duke University.
Gene C. Anderson, emeritus professor of nursing,
was honored with the Audrey Hepburn Award for
Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children from Sigma Theta
Tau International. The award is presented to nurses who have significantly
advanced the health and well-being of children via research, policy
development, administration, evidence-based clinical practice, or education.
M. Anderson, professor of pathology, macromolecular
science and biomedical engineering, is the recipient
of the Elsevier Biomaterials Gold Medal. He received
the medal for the most accumulated significant
contributions to biomaterials science by an individual from 1980 to
2005. During that 25-year span, he made 650 contributions to the literature,
including 237 peer-reviewed publications. Anderson received the award
at the Tissue Engineering Science International Conference held in
China in October.
Margaret Bobonich, MSN
2000, a Survivor: Guatemala contestant, will appear
in the live reunion final show on Sunday, December
11, 2005 at 10 pm Eastern Time on CBS. It will
air in Cleveland on Channel 19 WOIO. She expects
to be interviewed during the program. There is
a possibility that Margaret will work with the
School to plan an experience for students in Guatemala.
Harvey Buchanan, an art historian who served on the
faculty of Case's department of art history,
is one of the winners of the Joseph D. Pigott Leadership Award from
University Circle, Inc. The award is presented to individuals who have
made significant contributions to the Circle.
G. Michael Crooch, a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board
(FASB), was honored in November with the 2005 Braden Award from the
Weatherhead School of Management. The Braden Award, which recognizes
outstanding members and leaders of the professional accounting practice
community, is named in honor of Professor Andrew Dale Braden, who served
as an accountancy faculty member at Case from l945 to l985.
Steven Eppell, associate professor of biomedical engineering,
received $450,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project,
Experiments and Models for the Nanomechanics of
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, the Elizabeth Brooks Ford
Professor of Nursing, received the Mary Tolle
Wright Award for Excellence in Leadership from
Sigma Theta Tau International, the international nursing honor society.
She was awarded for her excellence in contributions to nursing scholarship,
leadership, research, and practice.
associate professor of family medicine, is one
of six recipients of the 2005 Voices Against Silence Awards from the
AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.
Miklos Gratzl, associate professor of biomedical engineering,
received $69,724 from Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. for an exploratory study
on feasibility of the optode bead technology for cardiac applications.
J. Gustafson, assistant professor of biomedical
engineering, received $99,251 from Guidant for
a project, titled "Characterization
of Vagal Nerve Anatomy."
George I. Gorodeski, professor of reproductive
biology, has been elected 2005-2006 president
of North American Menopause Society.
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics John H. Kennell,
1951 medical alumnus, and former faculty member Marshall Klaus and Phyllis
Klaus, a social worker, will receive the Arnold Lucius Gesell
Prize from the Theodor Hellbruegge Foundation in Munich, Germany, in
early December "for their significant and outstanding lifetime
accomplishments" in fostering early parent-infant development.
of Medicine Professor of Medicine Roland W. Moskowitz received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arthritis
Foundation at the foundation's national meeting in October. The Lifetime
Achievement Award is newly created by the Arthritis Foundation to recognize
individuals whose sustained and outstanding accomplishments have significantly
improved the lives of people with arthritis, and whose contributions,
leadership and impact are widely acknowledged by peers and the broader
arthritis community. Moskowitz is considered a pioneer in the research
and treatment of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.
Throughout his 25-year career, he has conducted extensive research in
the pathophysiology and genetics of osteoarthritis.
Carol M. Musil, associate professor of nursing, was formally inducted
as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
at the academy's 32nd annual meeting and conference on November 12.
This award acknowledges her outstanding contributions to nursing and
Philip Osdoby, Ph.D., who completed his doctorate
in biology through Case's School of Graduate Studies in 1978, was elected
in the AAAS Biological Sciences section for distinguished contributions
to the field of bone osteoclast development and physiology and for studies
on cell-matrix interactions in bone. He is a professor of biology at
Washington University in St. Louis.
A team led by Krzysztof Palczewski, the new chair
of pharmacology at the Case School of
Medicine, has taken the first steps in treating
an eye disease causing irreversible congenital blindness in millions
of people worldwide by successfully testing two new treatments in mice.
Publishing in this month's open access journal PLoS Medicine, the researchers
found that these treatments "provide
highly effective and complementary means for restoring
retinal function in this animal model of human hereditary blindness."
Andrew Rollins, assistant professor of biomedical
engineering, received $1,779,765 from NIH-National Cancer Institute
for a project, titled "Endoscopic
OCT Imaging Technology for Surveillance."
John Ruhl, professor of
physics and astronomy, has been elected a Fellow
of the American Physical Society "for
his fundamental experimental contributions to the
study of the cosmic microwave background radiation."
Burton H. Singer, Ph.D, a 1959 undergraduate alumnus
of the Case School of Engineering (bachelor of
science degree in engineering science), who is the Robertson Professor
of Public and International Affairs in the Office of Population Research
at Princeton University, is one of 64 newly elected members of the Institute
of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Glenn Starkman, professor of physics, has been elected a Fellow of
the American Physical Society "for his wide-ranging and creative
contributions to particle astrophysics, including explorations of the
possibility of non-trivial topology in the universe, and uncovering
unexpected features in the cosmic microwave background fluctuations
at large angular scales."
Claudia Timmerman has been named the new executive
director for The Singing Angels, a performance group for children ages
8 through 18. Timmerman earned her certificate in nonprofit management
from the university, and is also pursing her master's of nonprofit organizations
from the university.
Huntington F. Willard, Ph.D., an adjunct professor of genetics at Case,
was elected in the American Association for the Advancement of Science
(AAAS) Biological Sciences section for pioneering work on identifying
functional elements in the human centromere that led to the construction
of the first human artificial chromosomes.
Case School of Medicine Professor of Neurosciences
Richard E. Zigmond, Ph.D., has been awarded the
distinction of fellow of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific
society and publisher of the journal Science. Zigmond joins 375 other
new fellows elected in 2005 because of their scientifically or socially
distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
A. Zorman, associate professor of electrical
engineering and computer science, received $100,000
from NSF for development of silicon carbide as a material for MEMS
and NEMS. He also received $250,000 from DARPA by way of a subcontract
from Caltech for the development of silicon carbide nanoelectromechanical
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, along with the university,
honored eight women with the Spotlight Series
Prize for Women's Scholarship. The honorees are:
Kathleen Farkas, associate professor, Mandel School
of Applied Social Sciences; Marion Good, professor,
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; Yiping Weng Han,
associate professor of biological sciences, School
of Dental Medicine; Anne Hiltner, Herbert Henry Dow
Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering,
Case School of Engineering;
Sharona Hoffman, professor of Law, professor of
bioethics, and associate director of the Law-Medicine
Center, School of Law; Kathleen Kash, professor
of physics, College of Arts and Sciences; Lisa
M. Maillart, assistant professor of operations,
Weatherhead School of Management; and Patricia
Marshall, associate professor of bioethics, School
Six engineering faculty received 2005 Presidential Research Initiative
Awards. This program, which combines university
and school-level funding, promotes collaborative research between researchers
in different disciplines. The following faculty members, along with
their colleagues in the schools of medicine and arts and sciences received
chemical engineering; Cheri Deng, biomedical engineering; Dan
chemical engineering; Andrew Rollins, biomedical engineering; Melissa
Knothe Tate, biomedical engineering and mechanical and aerospace
engineering; and Xin Yu, biomedical engineering.
Alexander Merlino, a second-year undergraduate student, died in a car accident
in his home state of Pennsylvania on November 24. A biomedical engineering
and electrical engineering double major, Merlino played on the soccer team
his freshman year, was involved in research on neuroprosthetics, and was
a member of Engineers Without Borders. There will be a gathering and reception
in his honor at 1 p.m. on December 10 in the Hovorka Atrium in the Pytte
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