CAMPUS NEWS

Case's Human Resources is helping to spread the word about the Earned Income Tax Credit, which provides refunds to qualified taxpayers. Employees with a combined family income of $37,000 or less can file and get their taxes prepared for free at the Peter B. Lewis Building, room 124, every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. until April 13. Go to http://www.refundohio.org or call 211 to find a free tax center near you. For more details, e-mail refundohio@enterprisecommunity.org, or Kiley.Zulauf@case.edu.

Case offers two non-denominational chapel locations for wedding celebrations, and both offer opportunities for parties of all sizes. For more information about Amasa Stone Chapel or Harkness Chapel visit http://music.case.edu/weddings.

The Office of Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life is seeking book donations for the Clock Tower Library in House 3 of The Village at 115. The Clock Tower Library was designed to be a quiet, reflective place for students and is also utilized by students, faculty and staff for classes and meeting space. Faculty works, popular fiction, local flavor and coffee table books are especially needed. For information on how to donate, contact megan.mckenna@case.edu or at x 4802.

CASE IN THE NEWS

"Case students, faculty, president meet on university's crisis"

The Plain Dealer, March 8, 2006<
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/
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About 100 students from Case Western Reserve University gathered Tuesday night to hear faculty members from the college of arts and sciences explain why they backed a no-confidence vote last week against the university's president and provost. The two men at the center of the vote—Case President Edward Hundert and Provost John Anderson—were also at the meeting to express their views. The Undergraduate Student Government hosted the forum, which took place in the atrium of the Thwing Center on Euclid Avenue. Jessica Green, a junior, came to the meeting to educate herself. "We need to learn what the consequence is of the vote," said Green, 20, who is majoring in biomedical engineering and music.

"Business as a change agent"

Crain's Cleveland Business, March 7, 2006
http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/
article?AID=/20060307/FREE/60307008/1008

Case Western Reserve University in October will host an event that aspires to be the "tipping point" in the development of a more sustainable and inclusive global economy, and area businesses are invited to participate. Case's Weatherhead School of Management, the Academy of Management and the United Nations Global Compact will convene a group of more than 400 business executives to discuss how business can help make progress toward eradicating poverty, enhancing the environment and advancing peace, all while making a profit. The three-day conference, Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change, will explore how business can bring its greatest strengths—adaptability, creativity and connectivity—to bear on the most pressing global issues.

"Gitmo Prosecutor Denies Detainees Tortured"

The Associated Press (reprinted on ABCNews.com), March 8, 2006
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1698689

CLEVELAND—The chief prosecutor of a military commission on Tuesday denied detainees at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba were tortured, but said he could see why some investigative techniques could be viewed that way. Air Force Col. Morris Davis, who is preparing 10 trials for Guantanamo detainees, said the military considers the tactics acceptable, though he would not elaborate. "There is no evidence we are going to offer what I have seen that I would call tantamount to being derived from torture," Davis said in an interview with The Associated Press before a speech at Case Western Reserve University's law school.

"Technology upgrade helps both college station, company"

The Plain Dealer, March 2, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/plaindealer/
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When you're a needy campus radio station, it helps to have alumni at a world-caliber audio equipment company. The ties between Case Western Reserve University's WRUW-FM/91.1 and Cleveland's Telos Systems put $65,000 worth of cutting-edge audio equipment in WRUW's newly remodeled studio. The radio station and the company benefited from the deal: Telos got a working radio station to test its newest equipment (launched by its Axia division) and WRUW received equipment upgrades it never could have afforded otherwise. "They took us out of the electronic stone age," said WRUW general manager Tim O'Connor, 20, a mechanical engineering major at Case.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

"University to Investigate Fusion Study"

The New York Times, March 8, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/08/science/08fusion.html

Purdue University has opened an investigation into "extremely serious" concerns regarding the research of a professor who said he had produced nuclear fusion in a tabletop experiment, the university announced yesterday. Fusion is the process the sun uses to produce heat and light, and scientists led by Rusi P. Taleyarkhan, a professor of nuclear engineering at Purdue, said they were able to achieve the same feat by blasting a container of liquid solvent with strong ultrasonic vibrations. Dr. Taleyarkhan, who joined the Purdue faculty in 2003, and his colleagues have published two additional papers in major physics journals, amid the continuing skepticism of other scientists. No other scientists have been able to reproduce the findings.

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EVENTS

People interested in private/public partnerships are invited to the B•A•W•B Green Mountain Coffee Research CafĂ© in the Peter B. Lewis Building, room 208, at 4 p.m. today to hear several speakers discuss private/public partnerships' roles, diversity and opportunities for contributing to world benefit.

A variety of events are being held during the month of March in recognition of Women's History Month. For details, go to http://www.case.edu/provost/centerforwomen/Calendar.html.

The Research Seminar Series invites all faculty, staff and student researchers to "Data Management: Policies and Practices" on March 10 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Biomedical Research Building, room 105. Eric Cottington, associate vice president for research, will use case studies to address issues related to the management of research data. Registration is online at: http://ora.ra.case.edu/research/orc/education/onlinecalendar.cfm.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

The Case Bookstore is holding a faculty order contest for fall 2006. Place your book orders by the March 15 deadline, and be entered into a drawing for a $100 Barnes & Noble giftcard. Order can be submitted via campus mail, e-mail, or fax to x5205. You may also order online through at http://case.bkstore.com (click on the faculty service button).

UCITE will host a session on the topic of grade inflation on March 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of Allen building. Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at the session. RSVP at x1224 or by going to http://www.case.edu/provost/UCITE/.

All members of the clinical, research and training communities are invited to participate in the Greater Cleveland Practice-Based Research Seminar Series. The series will provide training in practice-based research methods and research network development. The first seminar in the series will be held on March 8 from 6-8 p.m. For details and location go to http://www.rapnetwork.org/ and click on 'PBRN Seminar Series,' or e-mail james.werner@case.edu.

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FOR STUDENTS

The Graduate Student Senate will sponsor an open forum with the university's president and provost during the regularly scheduled General Senate meeting on March 9 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thwing Center's Spartan Room. All graduate students are welcome.

The Case African Students Association will be hosting "Coming to America: A Cultural Dinner and Show" on March 9 in Thwing Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for undergrads, $10 for the rest of the campus community, and can be purchased at the door. Contact cierra.chiwanga@case.edu.

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PERSONNEL

Tom Harkness has joined Case as a director of major gifts for Weatherhead School of Management.

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ACCOLADES

Darin A. Croft, assistant professor in the department of anatomy, has been invited to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, the leading journal of professional vertebrate paleontology. He was selected based on his expertise in fossil mammals and Cenozoic paleocommunities.