CAMPUS NEWS

The 3rd edition of The Value of Research is now available to the many stakeholders of Case Western Reserve University and affiliates who champion the importance of university research. With the goal of extending this understanding to a larger audience, this book offers evidence of the social, economic, and cultural impact that these academic endeavors have globally. The Value of Research is a free annual publication that can be viewed at http://ora.ra.case.edu/ospa/. To order a free hard copy of the 2005-06 publication, e-mail your full address to Lisa Sabato at alesia.sabato@case.edu.

Case Printing Services has unveiled new software that will save users both time and money. The new system provides economies and controls that have allowed the university to negotiate reduced pricing and to simplify the process of obtaining competitive bids. You can now order standard Case printed items, order campus mail envelopes, request quotes and submit your print order using a new online system at: http://www.case.edu/finadmin/auxserv/printsrv/onlineorders.html.

CASE IN THE NEWS

“Mother's Day Greetings Change With Times”

CBS News (AP), May 7, 2006
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/05/07/ap/business/mainD8HF4FGG3.shtml

One greeting shows a high-heeled, blond woman wearing an apron over her long dress watching her baby as she sweeps the kitchen floor with a smile. American Greetings Corp., Hallmark Corp. and other card makers are saying goodbye to the nostalgic - and very domesticated - messages of greeting cards past as they expand their products to reflect the various, modern images of motherhood. In recent years, cards for expecting mothers, girlfriends, lesbian partners and even ex-mothers-in-law have been added to the racks alongside traditional ones from children to their mothers. Ellen Garbarino, a marketing professor at Case Western Reserve University who studies body images in advertising, said the card industry is always ahead of the curve in adapting products to reflect the times, mostly because it can cheaply produce new lines and also "because their job is to express the emotional mood of a wide array of people."

Also ran 71 other media, including Forbes, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, BusinessWeek and Washington Post.

“Case plans to lay off 150 staff

No faculty jobs being cut, officials say”

The Plain Dealer, May 6, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/114690428647620.xml?ncounty_cuyahoga&coll=2

Case Western Reserve University plans to lay off 150 employees as it continues to find ways to tighten its budget, said an e-mail sent on Friday to the campus community.

“It's a partnership

University Hospitals and Case are finally committed to a genuine alliance that should strengthen both of them”
The Plain Dealer, Saturday, May 06, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/opinion/114690437747620.xml?oxedi&coll=2

Finally, Case Western Reserve University officials have news that isn't grim.

“Writers seek to explain physics and scientists”

The Columbus Dispatch, May 04, 2006
http://www.dispatch.com/weekender/weekender.php?story=dispatch/2006/05/04/20060504-W29-00.html

Teaching physics to the public through literature is hot. Case Western Reserve University physicist Lawrence M. Krauss is one of the most recent teachers. His book, Hiding in the Mirror, explores the possibility of more dimensions than only four.

“Capitol Notes”

The Columbus Dispatch, May 2, 2006
http://www.dispatch.com/news-story.php?story=dispatch/2006/05/02/20060502-B3-00.html

Four candidates met yesterday’s deadline to run as independents for statewide office. Two gubernatorial teams will join the winners of today’s Democratic and Republican primaries: Robert Fitrakis, of Columbus, and running mate Anita Rios, of Toledo; and William S. Peirce, of Mayfield Village, with running mate Mark M. Noble, of Columbus. Fitrakis and Kettler are with the Green Party. Fitrakis, a lawyer and political science professor at Columbus State Community College, wrote How the GOP Stole America’s 2004 Election and Is Rigging 2008. Peirce, a Libertarian, is an economics professor emeritus at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he was chairman of the economics department for six years.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

“Even in Academia, Image Is Everything”

abcnews.com, April 28, 2006
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=1903336&page=1

The days of picking a college by flipping through the Princeton Review are fading fast, and what's replaced that are well-tailored Web sites and brochures promising the experience of a lifetime. Universities across the country are following in the footsteps of successful clothing lines, restaurants and condos by using marketing consultants to create and promote their "unique" college experience.

“Who Investigates a President?”

Inside Higher Education, May 8, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/05/08/presidents

On Friday, the trustees of Wesley College issued a unanimous statement backing Scott D. Miller, who for the second time while serving as president of the Delaware institution is facing serious charges of plagiarism (which he denies). Board members said that there was “no merit” in the latest accusations — which involve striking similarities between a statement of philosophy Miller put on Wesley’s Web site and one written by the president of Samford University. In 2000, Miller faced accusations over a speech that had numerous similarities with a talk by the former president of Connecticut College.

“60 Minutes’ vs. Sallie Mae”

Inside Higher Education, May 8, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/05/08/salliemae

Sallie Mae received the full “60 Minutes” treatment Sunday night, in a segment that highlighted criticism that the student loan giant profits on the backs of students and taxpayers.

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EVENTS

May L. Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and the school invite the campus community to celebrate Nurses Week at “Nurses Make a Difference” on May 12 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the school’s first floor lounge. The event will include a panel of alumni discussing critical ways nurses make a difference now and how they can in the future. For more details contact nada.difranco@case.edu.

A “Frontiers in Biological Sciences” lecture takes place May 11 at 4 p.m. at the School of Medicine’s BRB, Room 105. Gregory L. Verdine, the Erving Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University, will speak on "Drugging the Undruggable," a talk relating to his lab's research in cancer chemical biology. The lecture and a reception following it are open to the Case community. For more information contact ann.tillett@case.edu.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

TIAA-CREF, working with Case Western Reserve University, is upgrading the operating system used to manage the Case Western Reserve Retirement Plan. This system upgrade is part of a continuous effort to bring employees a top-tier retirement plan, and will enable TIAA-CREF to more easily provide expanded investment options and other features. These changes will be taking place in the coming weeks, and as a result you will be receiving a series of communications related to the plan changes from TIAA-CREF that you should read carefully. If you have questions regarding these communications, please contact the university’s Human Resources department, or TIAA-CREF at (800) 842-2776.

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FOR STUDENTS

The university bookstore carries a variety of items for students’ graduation needs. The bookstore will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday the week prior to commencement (May 15 through 19). Commencement weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 20 and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 21.

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PERSONNEL

Junying Lei was recently hired as a research assistant in the pathology department.

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ACCOLADES

Adel S. Saada, professor of civil engineering, has been selected by the Cleveland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2006 G. Brooks Earnest Award. Established in 1977, this award is annually given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of civil engineering.

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.