It is time to renew lockers for the 2006-07 school year. All faculty, staff and students are asked to stop by the issue room at Veale Center if you wish to renew your locker, between May 1 and June 30. Forms of payment are cash or check only. Those who do not plan to renew are asked to remove their belongings by June 30.

The Staff Advisory Council Community Service Committee is hosting a Mother's Day Dinner at the Cleveland Ronald McDonald House (RMH) to benefit families on May 12, and they are holding a raffle to help fund the event. The campus community is invited to stop at any of the donation tables to make contributions, as well as enter for a chance at winning a round trip ticket from Continental Airlines. Any contribution is welcome, however a minimum of $3 is required for a chance to enter the raffle. Raffle dates are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates and locations: the BRB Podium level today, on April 25, and May 2 and 3; at the Thwing Center Atrium on April 26 and 27, and May 4 and 5; and at the Tomlinson cafeteria on April 28 and May 1.


"Aspirin Dispute Is Fueled by Funds Of Industry Rivals"

Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2006

Last July, Harvard Medical School associate professor Daniel Simon, who will take up a new position in July as chief of cardiology at Case Western Reserve University, warned that aspirin resistance may afflict as many as 30% of the 25 million Americans taking aspirin for their hearts. He wrote in Physician's Weekly, a trade publication, that these people are at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes and may need other anticlotting drugs.

"USAID Official Mary Ann Micka; Touted Adoption From Romania"

Washington Post, April 22, 2006

Mary Ann Micka, 65, a health and humanitarian official with the U.S. Agency for International Development, died of a brain hemorrhage April 8 at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Micka had lived in Washington since 1980, when she joined USAID. She served in Sudan, Senegal and Romania, as well as Washington, and rose to the position of chief of health reform and humanitarian assistance for the agency's Europe and Eurasia-Africa bureaus. Dr. Micka was born in Hamilton, Mont., and graduated from Montana State University. In 1966, she graduated from Case Western Reserve University medical school in Cleveland.

"No holding back"

The Plain Dealer, April 23, 2006

When you have to sneeze, it's important to let your body do that work, says Dr. Melvin Berger, an allergist/immunologist at University Hospitals and a professor at Case Western Reserve University.

"Stoffko, Guzzo stymie Tigers"

The Plain Dealer, Saturday, April 22, 2006

Heading into the bottom of the seventh inning of Friday's game against Twinsburg, Benedictine coach Brian Sliwinski turned to the dugout and said: "Father, they're all yours." After huddling with Rev. Hoover for some inspirational words, and after a pitching gem from Ryan Stoffko and a game-winning RBI single by Greg Guzzo, the Bengals found their way to a 1-0 victory over the over the Tigers at Nobby's Ballpark at Case Western Reserve University.

"Teen wizard's tale enchanting"

Akron Beacon Journal, April 23, 2006

The Medina County District Library will hold its Spring Writers Live luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, welcoming gardening author Debra Knapke (Best Garden Plants for Ohio) and former Beacon Journal writer Thrity Umrigar (The Space Between Us), who now is a professor at Case Western Reserve University. Lunch and the presentation is $16 and will be followed by signings. Call 330-722-6235, Ext. 2009 for reservations.

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Higher Ed News

"The Eroding Faculty Paycheck"

Inside Higher Education, April 24, 2006

The average faculty salary increased by 3.1 percent in 2005-6 — a year in which the inflation rate was 3.4 percent, according to data released today by the American Association of University Professors. That makes this year the second straight in which faculty members have lost spending power over the course of a year. And this two-year stretch of falling behind inflation is the first such repeat in inflation outpacing raises since 1981.

So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Executive?

New York Times, April 23, 2006

CRACK. Crack. Thak! Liz Sosey dashed through the Berklee Performance Center during sound check wearing her hipster newsboy hat, backstage pass and a look of serene determination. There were problems, and as stage manager, it was her job to deal with them.

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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.

Activities for the annual Hudson Relay Weekend are scheduled for April 28 and 29, with the race taking place April 29. The campus community is invited to register teams. For details or to register go to

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"The Science of Optimism" will be held on May 9 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Ford Auditorium. This staff development session will help attendees identify strategies to acquire more optimism; provide ideas for boosting mood and immune systems with healthful, positive thought technique; and help attendees learn to recognize habitual talk. For information contact Employee Relations at 368-0195.

Faculty are encouraged to turn in book orders as soon as possible. Orders may be submitted via campus mail, e-mail, or fax to 368-5205, as well as online at (click on the faculty service button).

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Students whose parking permits expire May 31 or June 30 may renew their current parking until May 19. Permits not renewed by 5 p.m. on May 19 are forfeited. The student online parking system will open at 8:30 a.m. on May 22 for first-come, first-served parking reservations. Parking rates for the 2006-2007 academic year are now available at

The Case Cooperation Circle, an inter-religious organization on campus, is hosting the Muslim Student Association, Hillel, United Protestant Campus Ministries, and the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry for the second annual Interfaith Seder tonight, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Interfaith Center in the Church of the Covenant. The dinner will feature kosher food, brief presentations from each tradition on the theme of "Miracles: How we see God," and a discussion.

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Audrey Williams recently joined the university as a computer technician with the department of proteomics.

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The Postdoctoral Researchers Association, along with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, recently announced the winners of the 2006 Postdoctoral Research Award: Brian Grimberg for his poster presentation entitled "Discriminating life cycle stages of P. falciparum by flow cytometry for in vitro evaluation of anti-malarial drug susceptibility," and Janine Miller for her poster presentation entitled "Phase I Clinical Trial Using Topical Silicon Phthalocyanine (Pc 4)-Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Malignant and Pre-malignant Skin Conditions: An Update."