CAMPUS NEWS

Kelvin Smith Library offers faculty, staff and students a one-time opportunity to clear your library record of long-overdue/lost items during KSL Fines Amnesty.  Now through June 1, you can return those items without fines, and clear your library record before July 1, when all delinquent accounts will be sent to collections. More information (some limitations apply) about how you can take advantage of Fines Amnesty is available at http://library.case.edu/ksl/info/news/20060428amnesty.html.

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.  Events include free access all day, a health fair and screenings, raffle, fitness events/contests, prizes, entertainment and food. Sign up now for the run/walk, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and volleyball tournament.  Contact 121 to sign up, for registration details, or for more information at 368-1121 or onetoone@case.edu.

CASE IN THE NEWS

“Provost named for New College”

Brandenton Herald, May 3, 2006
http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/14490528.htm

New College of Florida has named Dr. Samuel M. Savin, former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, as the College's new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
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Business Journal of Tampa Bay, May 3, 2006
http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/stories/2006/05/01/daily31.html?from_rss=1

“BGSU names business college dean”

The Blade, April 29, 2006
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/
20060429/NEWS21/604290375/-1/NEWS

Rodney K. Rogers yesterday was named dean of the college of business administration at Bowling Green State University, effective July 31, said John Folkins, the university's provost. He received an MBA from BGSU and a doctorate in accountancy from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

“University Hospitals Plans Major Health Center in Chagrin Highlands; Project Includes 200-Bed Hospital, Outpatient Capabilities”

dBusinessNews, May 4, 2006
http://cleveland.dbusinessnews.com/shownews.php?newsid=74311&type_news=latest

University Hospitals today unveiled another key component of its Vision 2010 strategy - the building of a state- of-the-art suburban Center for Health that includes a 200-bed hospital, an ambulatory surgery center, physician offices, and community outreach and education capabilities. University Hospitals Health System is celebrating 140 years of caring for Cleveland. Its 947-bed, tertiary medical center, University Hospitals of Cleveland (UHC), is the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University (Case). Together, they form the largest center for biomedical research in the State of Ohio. The System provides the major clinical base for translational researchers at the Case Research Institute, a partnership between UHC and CWRU School of Medicine, as well as for clinical trials involving the most advanced treatments.

“New antipsychotic drugs carry risks for children”

USA Today, May 2, 2006
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-05-01-atypical-drugs_x.htm

There's some evidence that the drugs can help young schizophrenics and may be helpful in treating bipolar disorder in children, says Robert Findling, a child psychiatrist at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University.

“GAMCO Global Telecom Adds Sergey Dluzhevskiy as Associate Portfolio Manager”

Business Wire, May 3, 2006
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/moreover/index.jsp?epi-content=GENERIC
&newsId=20060503005157&&newsLang=en&beanID=1868105982&viewID=news_view

Sergey Dluzhevskiy, a native of the Ukraine, was a senior accountant at Deloitte & Touche prior to attending the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he received his MBA in Finance and Accounting. He completed his undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University.

“90.3 at 9”

WCPN, May 1, 2006
http://www.wcpn.org/podcast/audio/2006/05/0501nine.mp3

Janis Karpinski and James Yee, who will be guest speakers at Case Western Reserve University, participated in a discussion about the infamous photos that surfaced from Abu Ghraib and the difficult questions they raise don't seem close to being answered. How did the prisoner abuse happen? Was it committed by rogue individuals, or misguided people who were encouraged to abuse? Who is responsible? We focus on Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, and U.S. policies on prisoner abuse.

“Sleep-disordered breathing doubles risk of nocturnal arrhythmia”

MedicalPost.com, May 2, 2006
http://www.medicalpost.com/mpcontent/article.jsp?content=20060501_175548_4196

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University here report that individuals with severe sleep-disordered breathing have two- to fourfold higher odds of complex arrhythmias than those without sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) even after adjustment for potential confounders.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

“Nudging the NSF on Education”

Inside Higher Education, May 4, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/05/04/scibill

American science and math competitiveness couldn’t be a hotter topic in Congress right now if it were made in a fusion reactor. In his State of the Union address, President Bush highlighted science and math research and education as the keys to keep America competitive in the global economy, and senators soon fell in line, proposing billions for science education. Now the push to keep the United States ahead of China and India is gaining momentum from an eight-part bill from the House Committee on Science that will be introduced this week.

“Hell No — He Won’t Go”

Inside Higher Education, May 4, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/05/04/maryland

Professors, what would you do to avoid teaching freshmen? Deans, what would you do to get senior professors teaching what you want them to teach? A battle of wills at the University of Maryland at College Park — perhaps soon to escalate into a court battle — is a good illustration of the kinds of choices faced by colleges and professors when it comes to who will teach what.

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EVENTS

On May 8 from 4-5 p.m. at the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 004, three students - Taroon Amin, Brian Latko and Ryan Starks - will describe their experiences with Indian economic development to mark the end of a semester’s worth of research and travel. “Emerging to Surging: India’s New Future” will describe how India is emerging with a new economic, political and social ecosystem. Presented with the support of the Office of the Provost and the departments of religion, political science, economics and finance. For more details go to http://filer.case.edu/bll7/gujaratproject.pdf.

A dedication of the Mt. Sinai Skills and Simulation Center is scheduled for today at 5:30 p.m. The event will include a reception, program and tours. The center is supported by a $10 million grant from the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, and is located at an interim site in the Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center Annex, 1551 East 105th Street. The entrance to the center and valet parking are available through the VA surface parking lot off of Magnolia Drive.  Please make reservations with kathy.malone@case.edu.

The 29th Annual Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium takes place May 5, and 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 American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive on campus May 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Thwing Center. 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).

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Please note the following notification requirements from the Office of Foreign Faculty and Scholars: due to current processing times at both the state and federal governments, OFFS must require at least four months advance notice for all new, incoming H-1B1 visas. Your timely notification allows OFFS to comply with all government requirements to assure visa approvals and takes into consideration the length of government processing delays. If the government’s premium processing service is requested, please allow at least eight weeks of advance notice to OFFS.  In cases involving portability (in which an employee working elsewhere on an H-1B1 visa will be moving to Case Western Reserve University), please allow at least six weeks advance notice to OFFS. This does not apply to the J-1 exchange visitor program.

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FOR STUDENTS

The USG Development Committee is conducting a survey to assess the opinions of students concerning housing credit for Greek Housing. Both Greeks and non-Greeks are invited to participate in the survey, which can be found online at http://usg.case.edu/survey/survey.php?page=take_survey&survey_id=93db85ed909c13838ff95ccfa94cebd9.

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PERSONNEL

Andrea Hinton recently joined the university as a department assistant in the office of academic societies.

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ACCOLADES

Jason Sohn, associate director of the Medical Physics and Dosimetry division in the Radiation Oncology department of the Ireland Cancer Center, University Hospitals, recently received a two-year Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation grant to study breast positioning and topology monitoring system development for image-guided radiation therapy. He is an associate professor affiliated with Case.