CAMPUS NEWS

Duane Stewart, who is employed with the university’s custodial services department, lost four of his grandchildren in a Cleveland apartment fire last week. Michelle Beight in Interdisciplinary Programs (Clark Hall, ground floor) is collecting contributions to help the family with funeral expenses. Contact michelle.beight@case.edu.

The Energy Advisory Committeeis hosting several events in April to celebrate Case's commitment to enhancing campus programs for energy conservation, recycling and campus sustainability. Sustain-a-palooza - scheduled forApril 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Adelbert Gym - is the main event, highlighting what Case and others in Cleveland are doing to create a more sustainable environment on campus and in the area. A central component of the event will be spotlighting faculty and student work and research. Volunteers are still needed. Please contact susan.woolf@case.edu or at 368-4330 by April 14.

The Case Western Reserve University Weight Watchers at Work program will have a registration meeting today at 11:30 a.m. in Thwing Center’s Spartan Room. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. beginning April 19. Participants receive 13 sessions for the price of 12. For more details e-mail evangeline.reese@case.edu or call 368-2992.

CASE IN THE NEWS

Pressure mounts for Linsalata in Case search

Crain’s Cleveland Business, April 10, 2006
http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060410/SUB/
604100317&SearchID=73241244639148

As chairman, CEO and partner of Linsalata Capital Partners, Frank Linsalata has made it his business to buy companies that will provide robust returns to shareholders when he sells them a few years later. With returns ranging from 20% to more than 100%, Mr. Linsalata is good at what he does. Now, Mr. Linsalata's selection skills are again being put to the test. This time, his abilities will do something other than make money for wealthy investors — they will help set the direction for the region's leading university. As chairman of the board at Case Western Reserve University, a position he has held for about two years, Mr. Linsalata in the next month will begin leading the search for a replacement for Case president Dr. Edward Hundert, who is resigning in the wake of a March 2 no-confidence vote by the faculty of Case's College of Arts and Sciences.

Bacteria, plants could help modernize flu shots

Newsweek (Reuters), April 12, 2006
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12271623/

Turning bacteria, plants or insect cells into protein factories could be a key to faster vaccine production to fight a flu pandemic or another outbreak, vaccine developers and U.S. scientists said on Tuesday.
Those technologies and other new approaches might not reach the market for years — if ever — and could be too late if a feared avian flu pandemic erupted in the near future, officials said. But the prospect of a bird flu crisis has prompted new interest in finding alternatives to the unwieldy, egg-based system that takes months to turn out flu vaccine.

Have-nots have potential Big companies often fail to see it, author says

The Plain Dealer,  April 11, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/business/1144744671117160.xml?bxbiz&coll=2

In October, Case Western Reserve University will host a three-day conference on the social responsibility of corporations called "Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change." Among the speakers will be noted thinker C.K. Prahalad, a University of Michigan professor who recently wrote "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits" (Wharton School Publishing, 2005). The book provides several case studies of large corporations defying conventional wisdom by doing business in Third World countries, making money and raising living standards at the same time.

A winning combination

The Freeport News, April 11, 2006
http://freeport.nassauguardian.net/social_community/285831873287587.php

Lionel McIntosh has 34 days to decide whether he will study medicine at Johns Hopkins University or Yale... Or Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, or Washington University in Missouri, or Mt. Sinai-New York University Medical Centre in New York. The former St. Paul's Methodist College student graduated from Johns Hopkins last year with a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience topped off by another in a special interest of his – Italian Studies. Mr. McIntosh, 23, netted both of his Ivy League degrees with honours.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

For college applicants, stress, confusion reign

USA Today, April 10, 2006
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2006-04-10-college-admissions_x.htm?POE=click-refer

If there is such a thing as the perfect storm in the college admissions process, it hit this year. Students applied to more and more colleges, and many schools received a record number of applications. At the same time, many high-achieving students zeroed in on the same selective institutions. The result: admissions deans and their staffs made hair-splitting decisions and left many students and high school counselors stunned.

Graduates Prefer Cities for Jobs, Culture

Washington Post (AP story), April 10, 2006
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/10/AR2006041000627.html

College graduates are flocking to America's big cities, chasing jobs and culture and driving up home prices. Though many of the largest cities have lost population in the past three decades, nearly all have added college graduates, an analysis by The Associated Press found.

The Night Shift

Washington Post, April 6, 2006
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/28/AR2006032801328.html

For many busy professionals trying to stay ahead, one master's degree isn't enough. And area colleges and universities are happily creating programs to cater to them.

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EVENTS

The Case Center for Proteomics is hosting an Open House today from 9 to 11 a.m. on the ninth floor of the BRB, and is designed to give researchers from across the campus an opportunity to learn more about how the Case Center for Proteomics can assist them with their investigations. During the open house, posters will be on display describing instruments and the center’s capabilities. In addition, staff members will be available to answer questions.

The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, an undergraduate group on campus, is hosting “Take Back the Night Week” through April 14. Tonight’s event is a “How to Support a Survivor” discussion beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Thwing Center’s 1914 Lounge.  

Intersections: the SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session takes place on April 20 at Thwing Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Approximately 100 students will discuss and/or show their research and creative projects. The event is designed to showcase how to get involved in research and creative projects. Refreshments will be provided. Go to http://www.case.edu/provost/source/symposium/ for details.

The Second Annual Case School of Medicine New Faculty Symposium takes place, April 21, in Wolstein Auditorium. Hear presentations on the research activities by the school’s newest faculty. Speakers will be from the school, MetroHealth Medical Center, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and University Hospitals. Register online to attend and submit posters by April 14 at http://casemed.case.edu/registration/nfs/.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

The deadline for the Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World is June 1. This program provides opportunities for U.S. higher educational institutions to host scholars and professionals from countries with a sizable Muslim population for a short-term, intensive lecturing, community outreach and consultation program. For more information, e-mail the Council for International Exchange of Scholars at vstngspec@cies.iie.org.

Vanguard Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 25 and 26, in 209 Crawford. To schedule a one-on-one, call 1-800-662-0106 Ext. 14500, or register online at http://www.meetvanguard.com/.

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FOR STUDENTS

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 Amazon.com. For prices and other details, go to http://www.spartanpublishingltd.com/.

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PERSONNEL

Helen Kim was recently hired as a research assistant with the infectious diseases department.

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ACCOLADES

Saba Valadkhan, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine's Center for RNA Molecular Biology, is one of eight recipients of Nsoroma Awards from the Cleveland Chapter of the National Technical Association.