CAMPUS NEWS

All faculty, staff and students who would like to renew lockers for the 2006-07 school year are asked to stop by the issue room at Veale Center before 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.

Case offers two programs for summer 2006 that emphasizes hands-on practice for students in grades 7 - 12 to earn high school credit while gaining a college experience. The three-week academic program runs June 25-July 14. Spectrum, for students completing grades 7-9, is a commuter-only program while Equinox is a residential or commuter program for students completing grades 10-12. Registration deadline is May 15. Financial aid is available. For information call 368-6735, or go to http://precollege.case.edu.

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive on campus May 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Thwing Center. This is the final opportunity during the spring semester to donate. To schedule an appointment, go to http://www.givelife.org, and then enter sponsor code: casewestern. Follow the directions to select the CASE blood drive. Or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).

The Ohio Primary Elections are being held today. Polling locations in Cuyahoga County and most other area counties are open until 7:30 p.m.

CASE IN THE NEWS

“Be sure to vote in Ohio primary today”

Cincinnati Enquirer, May 2, 2006
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Ohio voters today will choose candidates in a plethora of primary races, from governor, to county auditor, to local judges. This is one of the most important days in civic life, and you should take advantage of it by going to the polls and voting. Subodh Chandra, a former Cleveland law director, is our recommendation for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Chandra ran Cleveland's legal office efficiently and aggressively, going after fraud and waste, using a management style that fostered communication and motivation. Also on his resume are stints as a federal prosecutor and as a legal ethics professor at Case Western Reserve University.

“Cornell prof. to lead Case law school”

Crain’s Cleveland Business, May 1, 2006
http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200660501006

Case Western Reserve University has appointed a professor from Cornell University as the dean of its law school.

“Case law prof lands NIH grant”

Crains Cleveland Business, May 1, 2006
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pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060501/FREE/60428038&SearchID=73243333278451

A law professor at Case Western Reserve University has received a $773,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop guidelines for using human subjects in genetic enhancement research.Case law and bioethics professor Maxwell Mehlman will head the two-year project that will identify differences between genetic research for therapeutic and enhancement purposes.

“Study: Does IQ drop as people age?”

UPI, May 1, 2006
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060501-024012-9305r

U.S. scientists are attempting to determine if perception deficits that accompany aging in many people are responsible for declines in IQ scores. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences conducted two coding experiments to test the hypothesis older people suffer perception problems that impair their abilities to perform well on intelligence tests.

“Case, UH at imaging forefront with centers”

Crain’s Cleveland Business, May 1, 2006
http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060501/
SUB/60428030&SearchID=73243250085147

Two new centers opening this week at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland are expected to put the city on the map when it comes to imaging research and medical simulation.

“A Not So Shining Moment for Frank Gehry”

Architecture, May 1, 2006
http://architecturemag.com/architecture/search/article_display.jsp?schema=&vnu_content_id=1000829028&imw=Y 

March has certainly come in like a lion for superstar architect Frank O. Gehry. First came a report from the Cambridge Chronicle surveying its readers on what they thought were the ugliest buildings in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gehry's Stata Center for computer science (2004) at MIT won the dubious distinction of being top of the list. Also mentioned in the article were the alterations made to Gehry's 2002 building for the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland due to ice and snow that was crashing dangerously off the structure's curved, stainless-steel roof.

“Perfecting your smile”

The Plain Dealer, Monday, May 01, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/zsmar/1145906130103110.xml?zsmar&coll=2  

Dental veneers offer a way to permanently fix discolored or misshapen teeth. What you need to know about the process. Dr. Bill Costaras, DDS, FACE, FIDFE, is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics. He holds a post doctorate certificate in esthetic dentistry from Case Western Reserve University. He practices veneers and teeth whitening procedures at the Marengo Institute Luxury Medical Spa in Strongsville. For more information call (440) 878-0980.

“Case, UH amend partnership agreement”

The Plain Dealer, Saturday, April 29, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news/1146299448124790.xml?nnmed&coll=2

Seven months after inking an agreement that troubled faculty from the start, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland announced substantial changes to their longstanding partnership.

“Does IQ drop with age or does something else impact intelligence?”

EurekAlert, May 1, 2006
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-05/cwru-did050106.php

If college students had to perform under conditions that mimic the perception deficits many older people have, their IQ scores would take a drop. Grover C. Gilmore, professor of psychology and dean of Case's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, led the National Institute of Health-funded investigation, "Age Effects in Coding Tasks: Componential Analysis and Test of the Sensory Deficit Hypothesis." Findings from the experiments are reported in the April issue of the American Psychological Association's journal, Psychology and Aging.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

“Locking Down Departmental Data”

Inside Higher Education, May 2, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/05/02/hack

As hackers have found their way into computer networks around the country in recent years — putting individuals’ personal information at risk of identity theft and embarrassing companies, colleges and other entities — many if not most higher education institutions have significantly tightened their technological security.

“Quick Takes: Industry Support for Academic R&D Falls”

Inside Higher Education, May 2, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/05/02/qt

Industry support for academic research and development for science fell 2.6 percent in fiscal 2004, the third consecutive year of a decline, according to a report from the National Science Foundation. Industry funds represent the smallest of the various categories of sources for academic R&D expenditures tracked by the NSF, accounting for $2.1 billion out of a total of nearly $43 billion in such spending.

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EVENTS

The Case community is invited to the 29th Annual Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium on May 5. The symposium highlights the work of graduate students in the biomedical fields. The keynote address will be given by David Ginty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. For detailed information go to http://filer.case.edu/org/bgss/.

The SAGES Cafe welcomes faculty and students on May 3 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. for "Study late, drink cheap." The cafe will observe quiet time for studying during those hours, and will offer 25 cent coffee refills, $1 espresso shots, half off all Aladdin's food, and energy drink giveaways. The SAGES Seminar room will be available for reservations for group and/or class study sessions. Reservations can be made with Rebecca at sagistas@yahoo.com, or by calling 368-6967. A Case I.D. will be required for admittance into the Quad doors of Crawford after 9 p.m.

An Open House for the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is scheduled for today from 3-6 p.m. at the School of Nursing, first floor lounge. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding nursing, meet faculty, students and staff, and tour the school. For information call 368-2529 or e-mail admissions@fpb.case.edu.

The first of three events to promote the Weatherhead School’s Masters in Positive Organizational Development and Change (MPOD) Program is being held today from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the George S. Dively building. The MPOD Program is a 19-month master’s degree program comprised of several week-long residencies and a ten-day international tour. Register by calling 368-2146, or e-mailing tracy.bacchus@case.edu.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Freedom From Smoking Program, which will be offered starting May 3. This is an 8-week cessation class designed by the American Lung Association, and sponsored by the Cleveland Department of Public Health. Sessions will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on the following dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 26, and 31, and June 7 and 21. Sessions will meet in Adelbert Hall Room 1 with the exception of May 17 and June 21, which will meet in Adelbert Hall Room 352. To register, RSVP to Tthomas@city.cleveland.oh.us by May 10.

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FOR STUDENTS

All students currently enrolled in a math class are invited to the annual Math Gala today from 1-6 p.m. in Thwing Ballroom. The event will include tutoring for upcoming math exams, food and activities.

The university's Academic Strategic Plan steering committee is holding a special forum for undergraduate students today from noon to 12:45 p.m. in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. All undergraduate students are invited to attend and offer feedback. For more information as well as draft revisions to the ‘Goals’ section, go to http://www.case.edu/provost/asp/index.html.

Phi Sigma Rho sorority’s first annual “Hillbilly” Party and Corn Hole Tournament takes place today at 1 p.m. on Freiberger Field (rain site Adelbert Gym). The cost is $40 to enter a competitive team. There also will be a cookout, cakewalks and raffles. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. E-mail service@phirho.case.edu for more information.

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PERSONNEL

Sara Ekkens was recently hired as a dental assistant in the department of dental-oral surgery.

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ACCOLADES

Maxwell Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law, director of the Law-Medicine Center, and professor of bioethics in the Case School of Medicine, was awarded a $773,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop guidelines for the use of human subjects in what could be the next frontier in medical technology – genetic enhancement. He will lead a team of law professors, physicians, and bioethicists in a two-year project.