CAMPUS NEWS

The Office of Greek Life, in conjunction with UCITE, is sponsoring a faculty-student forum, "Professor expectations of students and vice versa" today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Clapp 108.

WRUW-FM 91.1 will host its 24th annual on-air telethon during the week of April 3-9. For over 20 years, WRUW has depended on the donations of its listeners. Although student activity fees provide the minimum funding to keep WRUW on the air, listener support is critical to the station's success and development. Tax-deductible donations to the telethon in the form of cash, check, or credit card can be made by calling x2208 any time during the telethon.

Alumni are invited to compete in the seventh installment of "Campus Markings," a contest to identify fragments of buildings and other landmarks on the university's campus. Entries are due no later than 5 p.m. on April 14, and may be submitted either electronically or in hard copy. The contest is sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the University in Society. Go to http://www.case.edu/artsci/isus/isushome.htm for information needed to submit your entry.

CASE IN THE NEWS

"Supersize discussion on fat April 5 at Case"

The Plain Dealer, March 22, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/living/plaindealer/index.ssf?/
base/living/114302015183700.xml&coll=2

People are gaining weight at an alarming rate. A report recently published in the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity forecasts a rise in the number of obese children worldwide by the end of the decade. Few have given more of their personal best in exploring the link between America's obesity epidemic and fast food than Morgan Spurlock. Spurlock's 30-day McDonald's-only diet turned the healthy 185-pound filmmaker into a 210-pound wreck. He chronicled the experience in his award-winning documentary, "Super Size Me," and a book, "Don't Eat This Book." He'll be in Cleveland as the keynote speaker at "Fat Food Nation," a symposium on the Case Western Reserve University campus Wednesday, April 5.

"Can Business Schools Impact the Effort to Achieve World Peace?"

AScribe Newswire, March 22, 2006
http://newswire.ascribe.org/cgi-bin/behold.pl?ascribeid=20060322.123548
&time=12%2045%20PST&year=2006&public=0

Business schools can do much more than educate business leaders—they can actually promote peaceful interaction among nations. So says AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The 90-year-old association that accredits 515 business schools in 28 countries has launched a "Peace Through Commerce" initiative that advances a basic premise that business can be much more than a pathway to prosperity. Conferences for 2006 will be held at Notre Dame, George Washington University, University of Southern California, and Case Western Reserve. The Case Western conference will include a global forum that spotlights business as an agent of world benefit.

"Case School Gets Huge Gift"

WTAM.com, March 22, 2006
http://www.wtam.com/pages/localnews.html?feed=122520&article=417657

A husband and wife have donated nearly $6 million to their alma mater, Case Western Reserve University. The gift announced Tuesday will be used to create a laboratory to train electrical engineering students to become technology innovators. The gift comes from Larry Sears, who graduated in 1969 from the Case Institute of Technology, and his wife Sally Zlotnick Sears. She graduated in 1972 from the Flora Stone Mather College for women on campus. Larry Sears founded Cleveland's Hexagram Corporation, a wireless meter-reading systems company.

"Cyberkinetics Announces Results for Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2005"

Blackenterprise.com, March 22, 2006
http://www.blackenterprise.com/yb/ybopen.asp?section=ybbf&story_id=90910082&ID=blackenterprise

Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems, Inc., today released financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005, and provided updates on the Company's progress on key development programs, as well as recent developments. Timothy R. Surgenor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cyberkinetics, said "We raised $11.4 million in a private financing, restructured our debt and secured an NIH-funded subcontract from Case Western Reserve University to support BrainGate development. We are currently finalizing our subcontract under the Case Western NIH grant and anticipate the start of recognizing initial revenue from that program in 2006."

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HIGHER ED NEWS

"Foreign Applications to Graduate Schools Rise After 2-Year Drop, Survey Finds"

Chronicle of Higher Education, March 23, 2006
http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/03/2006032303n.htm (paid subscription required)

After two years of sharp declines, foreign applications to American graduate schools climbed significantly this year, according to the results of an annual survey scheduled for release today by the Council of Graduate Schools. But despite an 11-percent increase, applications are still down by 23 percent since 2003. Applications from China and India, the two countries that send the most international students to the United States, increased by 21 percent and 23 percent, respectively.

"Private Colleges Remained Financially Healthy Last Year Despite More Debt, Report Says"

Chronicle of Higher Education, March 23, 2006
http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/03/2006032305n.htm (paid subscription required)

Private colleges took on higher levels of debt in the 2005 fiscal year, according to a report released on Wednesday by Moody's Investors Service, but they also kept themselves financially healthy, thanks to positive returns on investments, hearty fund raising, and higher tuition charges.

"SAT Problems Even Larger Than Reported"

New York Times, March 23, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/23/education/23sat.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

The College Board disclosed yesterday that the problems resulting from the misscoring of its October SAT examination were larger than it had previously reported. In a statement, the organization said it discovered last weekend that 27,000 of the 495,000 October tests had not been rechecked for errors. It said that after checking those exams and one other overlooked set, it had found that 400 more students than previously reported had received scores that were too low.

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EVENTS

"Groundhog Day" screenwriter Danny Rubin will speak at the university on April 4 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Baker-Nord Center, Clark Hall room 206. He will discuss screenwriting, Hollywood, and the creative process, and will take audience questions. Go to http://www.case.edu/artsci/engl/filmstudies/dannyrubin.html.

Tau Beta Pi, Case's Engineering Honors Society, is holding its annual Pi Mile Run 5K run/ walk on March 25. The 3.141592 mile race takes place on the Case Quad in front of Nord Engineering Building with registration beginning at 9:15 a.m. and the race starting at 10 a.m. The proceeds from this event benefit Engineers Without Borders. For information and to register online, go to http://tbp.case.edu/pimile.

Case School of Medicine presents the 21st annual "Doc Opera" on March 25 at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12, and are available at

the door or at ticket booths set up around campus. All proceeds benefit the Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland. For information contact erin.keller@case.edu.

On March 25 from 2-4 p.m. in Ford Auditorium, a panel of experts will discuss Asia's Security Challenges: North Korea, Taiwan, Tibet and South Asia. The free, public conference, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Asian Studies Program, will include Ambassador Charles Kartman, former executive director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), Alan D. Romberg of the Henry L. Stimson Center, Melvyn C. Goldstein of Case, and Gerlad J. Larson of Indiana University. The panel of experts also will meet with students from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 25 in Clark Hall 206 (reservations are required for the student session). Complete details at: http://www.case.edu/artsci/asia/AsiasSecurityChallenges.html.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Congratulations to Professor Eric Charnofsky for winning a $100 gift card for turning in his book order by the March deadline. Faculty who turn in fall book orders to the Case Bookstore by April 7 will be entered into a drawing for a $75 Barnes & Noble gift card. Orders may be submitted via campus mail, e-mail, or fax to x5205. You may also place your order online at http://case.bkstore.com (click on the faculty service button).

A TIAA-CREF Individual Retirement Counseling Session is scheduled for March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 209 Crawford. Reservations required by calling Kay Fulk or Alisia Powell at (877) 209-3138.

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FOR STUDENTS

A summer session information fair is scheduled for March 28-30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the SAGES Cafe. Enter a raffle to win a free summer course in Arts and Sciences and Engineering, Barnes and Noble gift certificates, lunch, and beverages at the SAGES cafe. For information visit http://www.case.edu/academics/summer/raffle.html.

Educational Services for Students (ESS) is currently accepting applications to fill SI Leader positions for fall 2006. Applications are due March 24. Further information and application materials can be found at http://ess.case.edu/resources/supplemental.

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PERSONNEL

Victor Chappell recently joined the university as an accounting clerk with the ACES program.

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ACCOLADES

The American Society on Aging recently presented its Hall of Fame Award to Robert H. Binstock, professor of Aging, Health, and Society with the School of Medicine. The award is for an individual "who has, through a lifetime of advocacy and leadership, enhanced the lives of older people."