Events for the fourth annual Research ShowCASE begin today, with major exhibits and demonstrations on display tomorrow at the Veale Convocation Center. Research ShowCASE is a public exhibit celebrating the full range of faculty, postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate research and scholarship being conducted at Case and its affiliated hospitals. For additional information go to

Case's 121 Fitness Center is hosting "Spring into Fitness for a Rainbow of Health," a health fair and fitness event with all proceeds going to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, on May 12 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Sign up now for the co-ed Volleyball tournament (4-6 member teams); 3-on-3 basketball men's and women's tournament (3-4 member teams); 3-point contest, "hotshot" contest, and/or the Fun Run/Walk (3-mile run, 1-mile walk). Entry fees are $25/team for the volleyball and basketball tournament (pre-registration required); $10/person for the run/walk ($15 on event day); and $5 each for the 3-point and hotshot contests ($8 on event day).  To sign up call 368-1121 or e-mail

Spartan Publishing, created by a group of Weatherhead School of Management students, specializes in assisting writers with getting their work published. Your work can make it into the book world complete with an ISBN number and be listed for sale on As part of its grand opening, Spartan Publishing is offering discounted prices to the first 75 customers. For prices and other details, go to


“Saddam Trial Disappoints Legal Experts”

Voice of America, April 4, 2006

Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein faces new charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in the 1980s crackdown against the Kurds, including the infamous gassing of thousands of civilians in the village of Halabja. The charges were announced Tuesday. The current trial of Saddam and seven co-defendants on another charge, often disrupted by violence and courtroom theatrics, has so far disappointed international law scholars.  And they say enormous challenges lie ahead as the case goes forward. “This trial has not gone as anybody has hoped," says Michael Scharf, a law professor from Case Western Reserve University, who helped train the Iraqi court officials. (Also ran in 146 other media)

Sleep disorders affect as many as 50 million in U.S.

Sun-Sentinel, April 5, 2006,0,7372451.story?coll=sfla-news-health

Sleep disorders have ballooned into a U.S. health crisis and must be treated as aggressively as cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening ailments, according to a report published Tuesday. The conditions need to take on elevated importance and be treated like other chronic health issues such as diabetes, said Dr. Susan Redline, a pediatrics professor at Case Western Reserve University who also worked on the report. "We need to establish real partnerships with patients so that all the risk factors are addressed and there's an ongoing commitment to ensure the right diagnosis are made and the right treatments are implemented over time," Redline said.

Also ran in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,1002704.story?coll=orl-health-headlines

“Inflammation and Drugs to Control It Studied in Variety of Tumors Sites”

Newswise, April 4, 2006

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have evidence linking chronic inflammation in the prostate to a greater risk of developing prostate cancer. Results of repeat biopsies of prostate tissue over a five-year period from men who had abnormal serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels and/or digital rectal examinations (DRE) suggest that chronic inflammation may be a significant risk factor in the development of prostate cancer.

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“The Gen X Professor”

Inside Higher Education, April 5, 2006

It may seem like just a few years ago that college professors were being told that they needed to understand the values of their Generation X students if they were going to reach them. With the student population now made up of Millennials, it’s time for colleges to recognize that some of those Gen Xers (you know, the ones people thought were destined for tenure only at the Gap) are now joining college faculties.

“Federal Panel on Student Aid Starts Inquiry Into College Accessibility Among the Neediest”

Chronicle of Higher Education, April 5, 2006 (paid subscription required)

A federal advisory committee began a three-year study on Tuesday that will look for ways of increasing the number of students from low- and moderate-income families who attend college. The project, dubbed the Innovative Pathways Study, will result in a series of reports to Congress and the U.S. Education Department highlighting creative approaches to narrowing income-related gaps in college attendance and graduation rates.

“Renewing the Presidency”

Inside Higher Education, April 5, 2006

David E. Shi loves his job. But two years ago, almost a decade into his presidency at Furman University, he found himself at a career crossroads. An established historian, Shi yearned to research and write again, and like many college presidents, he felt worn down by the increasing demands of the job — particularly after an emotionally wrenching year in which members of the South Carolina institution’s soccer team had been killed in a traffic accident. With one major fund raising campaign winding down and Furman officials beginning to think about a new one, Shi thought it might be time to pack it in.

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The Weatherhead School of Management is hosting two open houses tonight. Graduating students with liberal arts degrees can learn about the Master of Science in Management degree, a two-semester program designed to provide entry-level management and business skills to recent graduates with no prior business coursework. The open house is tonight at 5 p.m. at the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 118.  In addition, there will be an open house for the part-time MBA program at 5:30 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about degree programs, talk with faculty from the various academic departments, ask questions of current students and alumni and meet admission personnel. For information contact the admissions office at 368-2030.

The Mather Spotlight Series on Women’s Scholarship will feature Kathleen Farkas presenting “Conducting Research with Women in Jail” on April 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Guilford Parlor. Farkas, an associate professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, works with incarcerated and ex-offender substance abusing women through Women's Re-Entry Network (WREN) and the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center. For information, contact the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at 368-0985.

The School of Law will host the annual conference of the Canada-United States Law Institute April 7 and 8. The theme of this year's conference is "Comparative Aspects of Innovation in the United States and Canada." Keynoting the event will be James Blanchard, former U.S. ambassador to Canada and two-term governor of Michigan. The event is open to the public. To register or for more information call Julie Kraus at 368-1798.

The Business as an Agent of World Benefit Charity Ball is scheduled for April 21 at 6 p.m. at Windows on the River. Tickets are $75 students, $85 for others. Proceeds from the event will benefit local Cleveland charities. To register for the event or donate items for the auction, call (216) 822-6063 or go to

On April 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the university will host its annual Celebrating Scholarships event in Thwing Ballroom.  This event will bring donors and scholarship recipients together in an informal setting to allow the opportunity for students to thank donors for their generous support of their academic careers. For information contact Kathleen Robinson, executive director of Donor Relations, at 368-4774.

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ACT III Roundtable, a discussion group for women in or nearing retirement, meets from 4-5:30 on April 6 at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. For details go to

Higher Education for Development (HED), in cooperation with USAID/Mexico, is accepting applications for the U.S.—Mexico Training, Internships, Exchanges, and Scholarships (TIES) Partnership Initiative. For this RFA, HED anticipates recommending approximately ten awards of up to $300,000 each. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 2, and information can be found at .

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The Case Cycling Club is sponsoring its Spring Bicycle Tune-up on April 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at KSL Oval. Whether you need your tires filled, your chain lubed, or your gears or brakes adjusted, the club can do full tune-ups or quick fixes for reasonable prices. All profits go to operational costs of running the sports club. For more information contact the club’s president,

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Chris Muñoz, the university's vice provost for enrollment, has accepted a position as vice president for enrollment at Rice University. His last day with Case will be June 30.

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Tamer Uyar, a research associate in the macromolecular science and engineering department, and Hatsuo Ishida, a professor in the department, authored "Development of Polybenzoxazines and Their Applications as High Performance Composite Materials,"which recently received the Young Scientists Grant from the Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association.