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CAMPUS NEWS

The dental clinic at the School of Dental Medicine is offering free dental exams, teeth cleaning and X-rays to adults 18 and older on February 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is needed, and walk-ins will be accepted up to noon on a first-come, first-served basis. The dental clinic is located on Cornell Road at Emergency Drive. For information call x3570 or x3819.

The Thirteenth Annual Academic Happy Hour is scheduled for February 10 from 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. in the Thwing Ballroom. The annual event brings together the Case community for a conversation with the university’s president and key administrators on topics of importance to the university community.

CASE IN THE NEWS

“University Circle, Case talk security”

The Plain Dealer, February 8, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/113939164139120.xml&coll=2

Case Western Reserve University is investigating expanding its security operations because of its growing campus, which raises concerns about cuts to funds used to police all of University Circle. Case contributes to the operations of University Circle Police Department, which oversees 500 acres and 45-plus institutions.

Many Preemies Do Well in Early Adulthood”
The Associated Press, February 7, 2006
http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/parenting/02/07/preemies.adulthood.ap/
 
Many very premature infants appear to play catch-up by early adulthood, reaching levels of education and employment that are similar to those of normal weight children, a study found. The mostly reassuring results are the latest installment from Canadian researchers studying the development of 166 premature babies born in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The results provide surprising and to a certain extent reassuring information, said the editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association by researchers at Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital and Case Western Reserve University.

”Out-of-state interest high in Ohio governors race”
The Associated Press, February 6, 2006
http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/news/state/13801552.htm
 
Interest in Ohio’s campaign for governor is high inside the state and out, with individuals from California to Florida making political contributions to a race that still has 10 months to go. These contributors know the stakes are large even though their donations often are small. No Republican has won the presidency without carrying the state, which gave President Bush the White House in 2004, and only two Democrats have won it in the past 100 years. A number of factors are combining to attract outside attention to the governors race, said Joe White, a Case Western Reserve University political science professor.

 ”Kids Ability To Access iPod Porn Raises Concerns: Explosion In Porn-Casting Makes It Harder for Parents to Control”
WEWS-TV (Channel 5, Cleveland), February 6, 2006
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/6792536/detail.html
 
IPods and other MP3 players are all the rage, but these devices can hold a lot more than music. Digital dirty talk that’s free and accessible to anyone at any age is known as porn-casting, and its exploding in popularity. Case Western Reserve University law professor Raymond Ku is an expert on cyber-law. He said that while there is no state and federal laws governing porn web casts, the rules are open to interpretation. You have to fall within some very careful definitions of what it means to be obscene as well as being in violation of local community standards, said Ku.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

”Testing Plan Is Gaining High Ratings Nationwide”
New York Times, February 8, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/08/education/08report.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

The College Board’s Advanced Placement program is taking on increased prominence in the national effort to ratchet up the rigor of American high school education, mentioned in President Bush's State of the Union message and embraced by individual states. According to the second annual report from the College Board, which administers the Advanced Placement program, about 60 percent of American high schools now offer Advanced Placement courses, and the average high school offers a choice of eight such courses.

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EVENTS

Jared Diamond, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies” will deliver the 2006 Distinguished Lecture and will speak about his most recent book,“Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” March 1 at 5 p.m. in Severance Hall. To register go to http://www.case.edu/events/dls or call x3836.

The Case RHA Mini Fridge Sale takes place February 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the top of the hill - Kusch House. The cost is $20 per fridge (no limit on the number of fridges). For information visit http://rha.case.edu or e-mail case-rha@case.edu.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

The date for the Lunch and Learn session, “Go Red for Women. A Personal Story” has been changed to February 10, noon to 1 p.m. in 209 Crawford Hall. The Case Wellness Committee invites faculty and staff to attend this session in recognition of American Heart Month.

The Career Center is hosting an Emerging Technologies Career Fair on February 16 from 1-4 p.m. in the Thwing Center Ballroom. Myron Roomkin, dean of the Weatherhead School of Management, will speak at the luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. on current innovations at Case and how the university is preparing students for the global marketplace. For details contact sabrina.harris@case.edu or call x4446.

A UCITE seminar scheduled for February 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room, located in the Allen building, will focus on dealing with controversial or sensitive topics in the classroom. Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided.  Register by calling  x1224 or online at http://www.case.edu/provost/UCITE/events.htm.

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FOR STUDENTS

Making Peace with Food is a counseling group for women college students and helps them learn to develop healthier attitudes and behaviors related to themselves and their relationship with food. For more information contact joy.pengilly@case.edu.

Underrepresented students in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) are encouraged to apply for the OSEA Glenn Stokes Summer Research Program. The application deadline is March 1. Contact sheila.pedigo@case.edu in the SOURCE office for information.

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PERSONNEL

Yvonne Cohen has joined the university as a research assistant with the department of pathology.

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ACCOLADES

Susan B. Shurin has been named deputy director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. She joined Case’s School of Medicine and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital of University Hospitals of Cleveland in 1977 and went on to hold positions at Case for almost 30 years, remaining on faculty through the 2004-2005 academic year.