CAMPUS NEWS

The Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University has adopted a statement of support for the university. To read the full statement, go to http://blog.case.edu/casepoint/2006/03/27/statement_of_support_for_case_western_reserve_university.

Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine and its medical director, Tanya Edwards, will be featured in “The New Medicine,” a two-hour documentary that premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on PBS. The show explores a burgeoning movement taking place in hospitals across the country: integrating the best of high-tech medicine with a new attitude that recognizes it is essential to treat the patient as a whole person. The program is hosted by the late Dana Reeve.

If you have benefited from the existence or services of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, the staff would like to hear about your experience and pass the information on to benefactors. Contact the center at 368-0985.

Information Technology Services is pleased to announce the Case Wiki has moved out of "beta" status and is now a fully supported service. The Case Wiki serves to be a reference for all aspects of Case. Content on the Case Wiki can be edited by any university member and is controlled and censored by the community itself. Go to http://wiki.case.edu.

CASE IN THE NEWS

Aging population, Medicare changes mean doctors make house calls

The Tribune (AP Wire), March 29, 2006
Although a 1997 analysis reported that house calls were on the decline, a study reported in November that the practice has been rising since then. From 1998 to 2004, the annual number of house calls for Medicare patients increased 43 percent to 2 million per year, doctors at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Also 20 other related stories including:
Akron Beacon Journal: http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/business/14209757.htm
Miami Herald: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/14209757.htm

In This World View, the Sun Revolves Around the Earth

Newhouse News Service, March 28, 2006
http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/sefton032806.html

The Earth is at the center of Robert Sungenis' universe. Sungenis is a geocentrist. He contends the sun orbits the Earth instead of vice versa. He says physics and the Bible show that the vastness of space revolves around us; that we're at the center of everything, on a planet that does not rotate. Geocentrism is a less known cousin of the intelligent design, or anti-evolution, movement. Both question society's trust in science, instead using religion to explain how we got here—and, in geocentrism's case, just where "here" is. Mention geocentrism and physicist Lawrence Krauss sighs. He is director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University and author of several books including "Fear of Physics: A Guide for the Perplexed."

New College worth every penny
Princeton Review names local school No. 1 'best value'

HeraldToday.com, March 29, 2006
http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/14209892.htm

They don't have a basketball team headed to the Final Four, or any other sports teams for that matter, but students and faculty at New College of Florida earned the right Tuesday to claim: "We're No. 1!" New College was named the No. 1 "best value" among the nation's public colleges Tuesday by the Princeton Review. In other New College news, the list of candidates to replace retiring provost Charlene Callahan has been narrowed to four. Callahan announced in the fall that she would step down at the end of this academic year to return to teaching. Among the four finalists for provost is Samuel Savin, Jesse Earl Hyde professor of geological sciences and former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Nonprofits

WCPN, March 28, 2006
http://www.wcpn.org/nine/schedule/2006/0327.html
Listen to the podcast at:
http://www.wcpn.org/podcast/audio/2006/03/0328nine.mp3

Susan Eagan, director of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University, participated in a talk on how nonprofit organizations make money to help fund their work. And some are finding innovative ways to do so. They might organize volunteers for a series of special events, charge for a service directly related to their mission or even partner with for-profit institutions. All kinds of efforts are afoot in our neck of the woods.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

Federal Inquiry on Women in Science

Inside Higher Education, March 28, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/03/28/women

Starting this summer, the U.S. Education Department plans to conduct in-depth investigations of whether selected colleges and universities are complying with federal anti-bias laws in their treatment of women in math and science.The inquiries will cover how women are treated as students (at both the undergraduate and graduate levels) and as faculty members (including questions about hiring, promotion and tenure). The investigations will be conducted by the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights as full “compliance reviews,” which look broadly at institutional policies and practices — and tend to be much more thorough and sometimes last much longer than investigations of a specific complaint.

(Slightly) Kinder, Gentler Higher Ed Bill

Inside Higher Education, March 29, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/03/29/hea

With the House of Representatives prepared to begin debate today on legislation to renew the Higher Education Act, Republican leaders unveiled a set of changes late Tuesday aimed at softening some of the provisions to which college groups most object. But while higher education lobbyists generally welcomed the nod in their direction, most said the changes were too modest to win them over.

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EVENTS

The Case School of Law National Lawyers Guild invites the campus community to a screening of “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price," on March 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Gund Hall, School of Law, room A57. Marty Gelfand, a Case alumnus and senior counsel for U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich, will lead a discussion. 

Amnesty International is hosting its Stop Torture Benefit Dinner on April 1 from 7-9 p.m. in Thwing Center’s 1914 Lounge. David Quintana, a Chilean political refugee and torture victim, will speak. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for the rest of the campus community. All proceeds go directly to Amnesty International’s “Stop Torture” campaign. To purchase tickets online through PayPal, go to http://home.case.edu/amnesty.

The next Chapel, Court & Countryside event will feature Cecilia's Circle performing a concert entitled “Pious and Profane: The Female Figure in Music 1600-1850,” on April 8, 7:30 p.m., at Harkness Chapel. For ticket information go to http://music.case.edu/events.php.

"Maintain Your Brain," a presentation by Home Instead Senior Care, takes place in 1 Adelbert Hall from noon-1 p.m. on March 30. Sponsored by the Wellness Initiative.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

The College of Arts and Sciences presents a faculty grant workshop with the Ohio Humanities Council’s Jack Shortlidge, on March 31 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Crawford Hall-Room 720. The council’s mission is to increase Ohioans' appreciation and understanding of the humanities through the council's grant-making capacity and through programs developed by the council. Shortlidge will discuss the grant programs and answer general questions. A limited number of brief consultations with Shortlidge are available following the workshop. Space is limited, RSVP to beth.trecasa@case.edu.

UCITE is presenting a series of seminars in April for faculty on strategies for successfully running seminar classes. The series will cover four different topics, and each one will be repeated once on a different day and time. These sessions are open to all faculty and are especially appropriate for faculty teaching SAGES seminars. For class topics, dates and registration, go to http://www.case.edu/provost/UCITE/ and click on "Events."

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FOR STUDENTS

Student Turning Point Society applications, now available, are due by March 31 in the Student Activities Office. To download an application, go to http://home.case.edu/stps/STPS_2006_Application.pdf.

Greek Week, an annual tradition at Case, is scheduled for April 2-9. For more information about events, contact the Greek Life Office at 368-3954.

Case's Hispanic Student organization, La Alianza, invites the campus community to its Pre Fiesta Dance Party on April 1 at The Spot on the north side of campus, beginning at 8 p.m.  Enjoy free Hispanic food, music and dancing.

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PERSONNEL

Kimberly Mabrey was recently hired as a dental assistant in the department of orthodontics.

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ACCOLADES

The 2005-2006 School of Law View Book, designed by Christopher Price, a graphic designer in University Marketing and Communications, has won an American Inhouse Design Award. The 2006 American Inhouse Design Awards are presented by Graphic Design USA Magazine.