Case, after the levee broke

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 15:17.

With the demand by Case Professor Krauss for a no-confidence vote against the Case president and provost, the levee broke flooding Case with the community sewage brimming its highest offices since hurricane Lewis smacked NEO several years ago, demanding the complete reorganization of Case. The rains since from Lewis' further public contempt for Case overflowed all the protection the president and board could retain, and now the Case community is in ruins.

Proposal for Case: Add Cowen - Follow Tulane Blueprint

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 12:52.

I have a proposal for several actions Case may take to become the "World's Most Powerful Learning Environment", as Hundert proposes.

The first action is for the Case board and senior administration to form a panel of Blue Ribbon Advisors who are qualified and able to develop for the University a renewal plan. The panel must be expert in the subject, globally-respected and ready to begin immediately. Therefore, for the panel I recommend:

William G. Bowen, president, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, president emeritus, Princeton University

William R. Brody, president, The Johns Hopkins University

James J. Duderstadt, president emeritus, University of Michigan

Harvey Fineberg, president, The Institute of Medicine, The National Academies

Malcolm Gillis, president emeritus, Rice University

Eamon Kelly, president emeritus, Tulane University

Scott Cowen, president, Tulane University

Farris W. Womack, chief financial officer emeritus, University of Michigan

CASE Votes No-confidence in President Hundert and Provost Anderson

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/03/2006 - 08:15.

The faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University has rendered a non-binding vote for no confidence in President Edward M. Hundert, M.D., and a separate vote for no confidence in Provost John L. Anderson during a special meeting today at Amasa Stone Chapel on the Case campus.

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Lessons Learned from the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

Submitted by peter holmes on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 10:06.

Jared Diamond, the world-class observer of societies and cultures, told a well-packed Severance Hall audience Wednesday, that "consumerism"  and "isolationism" threaten the future well-being of America.  He called for a "reappraisal" of the nation's citizens' core values, because the oceans no longer  insulate the U.S. from the world and physical resources are being used at what Diamond called an "unsustainable rate."

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Lev on OneCommunity and power of broadband

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/14/2006 - 15:55.

Lev Gonick, CIO of Case University and founder of OneCleveland shared the following update on OneCleveland becoming OneCommunity and the economic value of bandwidth - excellent insight!

Friends and Colleagues: Some of you may have heard that today
OneCleveland has shared its intention of generating a suprastructure
initiative called The intention of this umbrella
effort is to begin to seriously mobilize regional collaboration in
support of research, innovation, entrepreneurship, culture, the arts,
and job growth. We are now committed to re-doubling our efforts to
help folks understand the upstream and downstream linkages between
broadband, application development, and economic outcomes.

We will need everyone's help and support in bringing our story
forward. I thought this overview piece might be of interest. Thanks
in advance for your continuing support.


Cleveland's Rated #14 by Fit Pregnancy

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 16:05.

According to Case Management Professor Sandy Piderit, on her NEOBEAN (North East Ohio Breastfeeding Education and Awareness Network) site:

15th-Annual Black Heritage Concert at CIM

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 11:29.
02/12/2006 - 16:00

Cleveland Institute of Music
Musical Notes
15th-Annual Black Heritage Concert.
  Guest performances by The Cleveland School of the Arts Ensembles, R. Nathaniel Dett Concert Choir, Chamber Orchestra and the Urban Dance Collective.  Feb. 12, 4pm.  FREE (Seating passes required, handed out 30 minutes prior to performance.)


Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
United States
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01.24.06 Excellence Roundtable: East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 18:32.

Inputs and outcomes from the January 24, 2006 Excellence Roundtable at the City Club featuring East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer.

Design proposal for

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/23/2005 - 12:46.

When it comes to demonstrating the transformational potential of social computing, will lead by example. We have an excellent team now challenged to make an incredible user experience of great value to the community.

Understanding the New Dynamic: Art, Technology and the Mind

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/16/2005 - 11:02.
01/19/2006 - 16:00
01/19/2006 - 18:00

CLEVELAND -Why has art always been such an important part of being human? How are new technologies shaping our minds and human creativity? How does digital technology affect how we remember the past, visualize the future, and ultimately, construct our own reality?

These and other questions that explore the impact of new technologies on contemporary life and culture will be addressed by eminent artists, cognitive scientists, museum educators, visual literacy experts and technologists at a free, public symposium, Understanding the New Dynamic: Art, Technology and the Mind on Thursday, January 19, 4-6 p.m. in the Bolton Theater at the Cleveland Play House, 8500 Euclid Avenue. This event complements the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland’s “All Digital” exhibition, on view January 20 through May 7, featuring the pioneering work of eight artists who use digital technologies in their work. Admission Free – Registration Suggested.


Cleveland Play House
8500 Euclid Avenue Bolton Theater
Cleveland, OH
United States

Christopher Ronayne Named President of University Circle Incorporated

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/15/2005 - 11:17.

Chris Ronayne HeadshotThe
appointment of Christopher S. Ronayne, as the new President of
University Circle Incorporated (UCI) was announced today, November
14, at UCI’s Annual Meeting by R. Thomas Stanton, Chairman of UCI’s
Board of Trustees. Ronayne will lead the 40-member nonprofit
organization’s efforts to continue the development of University Circle
into one of the country’s premier urban districts. Ronayne is only the
seventh president to serve UCI since its founding in 1957. He succeeds
Terri Hamilton Brown, who is stepping down to join National City Bank.

The Future of Ohio’s Lake Erie Basin: Balancing Land Use and Water Quality

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Thu, 11/03/2005 - 18:25.
12/01/2005 - 08:00

Dear Friends of Lake
Erie ~


Spitzer Conference Center- Lorain County Community College- 1005 Abbe Road North-Elyria, OH 44035

The Future is Now at CIA Exhibit

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 10/26/2005 - 12:21.


Submitted by johnmcgovern on Fri, 09/23/2005 - 10:23.
10/12/2005 - 07:00

Lev Gonick
VP of Information Technology Services and CIO, CWRU

In addition to his work at Case, Lev Gonick is president of the board of OneCleveland, a metropolitan-wide strategy to extend high speed network connectivity to the non-profit sector in Northeast Ohio, and serves on multiple national and local boards. 


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08.26.05 The City Club: John Koten Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Magazine, and CEO of Mansueto Ventures

Submitted by JGratry on Wed, 08/03/2005 - 15:19.
08/26/2005 - 11:00

 Small Business: Leadership in the New Economy
John Koten
Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Magazine, and CEO of Mansueto Ventures


The City Club
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A Holistic Approach to Developing Cities-Regions

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 08/03/2005 - 13:00.
08/09/2005 - 15:15

Michael Easterling, graduate student, CSU College of Urban Affairs and Executive Director, Open Roads Institute ( will introduce the strategy of integrating ecology, economy and education.


Case Western Reserve University-Peter B. Lewis Bldg., Suite 201

"Where angels fear to tread", Case Tech Transfer VP has brought great success to Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 07/12/2005 - 01:25.

The July 11, 2005, Ohio Venture Association (OVA) luncheon featured Mark Coticchia, VP for Research and Technology Management at Case University, presenting a report on the progress of his organization since he arrived in Cleveland four years ago. He demonstrated that the progress has been amazing; all performance metrics tracked are at least 100% improved since 2001.

07.11.05 OVA: Mark Coticchia

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 07/05/2005 - 04:01.
07/11/2005 - 10:30

Next Luncheon Meeting Speaker:     

Mark Coticchia - VP for Research and Technology Management at Case Western Reserve University

Date:     July 11, 2005

Time:     11:30 Networking/12:00 Lunch Served/1:30 Adjourn


The Union Club - 1211 Euclid Avenue
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Expecting More from a Research University

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Mon, 07/04/2005 - 16:53.

Here's part of the rub with the downtown business community. I don't think our downtown business leaders know how (or perhaps why) a research university shapes the economic frontiers in today's economy.

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At City Club 06.15.05: Education is Transformational

Submitted by peter holmes on Wed, 06/15/2005 - 14:52.

"Education is about the transformation of learners not the transmission of information," Case President Edward M. Hundert, reminded a Cleveland City Club audience Wednesday. Nearing his third anniversary as the University's leader, Hundert told aspiring leaders, "It is not about having a bold vision, is is about executing that vision."

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05.31.05 Tuesday@REI: "Sustainable Mobility, T- Zero: Meeting the Challenge Today"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/31/2005 - 08:02.
05/31/2005 - 15:00

Spurred in part by the NAE Conference scheduled for June 2, REI's New Energy Roundtable and TransTech
have organized local energy fest to discuss sustainable mobility. A
number of interesting endeavors are taking off in Ohio - including the
design of a really efficient hybrid auto - and this is a chance to
discuss some of them with people directly involved.


Peter B Lewis Bldg room 201

Masterworks from the Phillips Collection offers a Unique Art History Lesson

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 04/29/2005 - 13:28.

The special traveling exhibition Masterworks from the Phillips Collection is now on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art through May 29th. The exhibit includes 59 works from the Phillips Collection and 18 related works from the CMA collection. The exhibition’s next stop is the Mori Arts Center in Tokyo, Japan.

The Cleveland Symposium, an Annual Art History Conference Showcasing Local and International Graduate Student Talent

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 04/20/2005 - 16:42.

The art history students of Case Western Reserve University organized another successful Cleveland Symposium Friday April 15th. The Cleveland Symposium is an annual graduate art history symposium, which takes place at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This year nine graduate students from universities throughout the country presented 20 minute papers. Their papers covered a wide range of historical periods and geographic areas: Italian Renaissance fresco, 17th century Peruvian manuscripts, 18th century French sculpture, 19th century photography, Hudson River School landscape painting, American modernism, abstract expressionism, and contemporary art.

04.12.05 Tuesday@REI: Portal to Industrial Innovation in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/11/2005 - 22:52.
04/12/2005 - 15:00

Tuesday@REI: April 12: "The Gehry designed Peter B. Lewis portal to Industrial Innovation in NEO"


Peter B Lewis Bldg room 201
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