The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections needs immediate assistance in recounting votes from the May 2 primary. The Board invites the campus community to engage in this civic experience, and it will pay $10 an hour for assistance. For information contact Linda Steimle at

The Center for Modeling Integrated Metabolic Systems is recruiting young adult volunteers between the ages of 18-30 to participate in a series of non-invasive exercise experiments. These experiments will take place in the Human Exercise Lab, department of Pediatrics, at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital according to a protocol approved by the University Hospitals review board. For detailed information, contact, or at 844-1624.

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 by June 30 if you wish to renew your locker. Forms of payment are cash or check only. Those who do not plan to renew are asked to remove their belongings by June 30.  


“Breaking News: Testimony compares Delphi to competitors”

The Tribune-Chronicle, May 11, 2006

After a sometimes raucous first day Tuesday, the hearing on Delphi Corp.'s motion to reject its labor contracts has settled into a more lawyerly rhythm Wednesday heading into Friday's third round.University of Pennsylvania economics professor Michael Wachter, who compared the wage premium paid to Delphi workers to similar industrial workers, is scheduled to continue testimony he began late Wednesday. Wachter dismissed as a single data point a study cited by DeChiara on the success of Delphi Packard Electric's high-tech Cortland plastic injection molding plant. DeChiara noted the study done around 2000 by Case Western Reserve University's Susan Helper to show that Delphi workers' experience and skill justifies a wage and benefit premium, something the auto parts maker says it can't afford as it tries to reorganize in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

“Scientists find genes linked to heart attack risk”

Reuters, May 11, 2006

A study covering more than 2,000 patients has identified two genes that are associated with an increased risk of an early heart attack, researchers said on Thursday.Those with the genes had twice the risk of an early-onset heart attack as those without, according to the researchers from the University of California, San Francisco; Cleveland Clinic; Case Western Reserve University; Brigham Young University; and Celera Genomics, which partly funded the research.

“Lakewood's new library plan speaks volumes”

The Plain Dealer, May 12, 2006

The Lakewood Public Library reached for a star when it chose New York architect Robert A.M. Stern to design its $16 million expansion and renovation. It also sent a very strong message about the current trend toward progressive contemporary architecture in Ohio: Thanks, but no thanks. Case Western Reserve University took a similar approach in the 1990s when it commissioned Hartman Cox of Washington, D.C., to design its Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Library. The result was deeply ironic -- a library filled with futuristic technology that looked as if it had been designed a century ago.

“A good place for a heart attack”

Crain’s Cleveland Business, May 11, 2006

If your hospital is among the top 50 as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, it’s likely that it’s a good place for heart attack care. I know: It seems sort of obvious, but it’s been backed up by a research project led by Dr. William R. Lewis, the chief of clinical cardiology at MetroHealth Medical Center and an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University.

“Nine to Nationals!”

Tahlequah Daily Press, May 11, 2006

Nine hard-working Tahlequah Public Schools students will spend the first part of their summer vacation in the nation’s capital - but none of them minds too much, as they’ll be making history... In 1974, Dr. David Van Tassel, a history professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, wanted to reinvigorate the teaching and learning of history in elementary and secondary schools. With the help of his colleagues in the department of history, he created a one-day contest for students to showcase their historical research called National History Day.

“Hall: Marked for improvement”

Arkansas Times, May 11, 2006

Hall High School’s own “Science Wall of Fame” starts with Amy Chou, now a doctoral student at Case Western Reserve University, and includes only students who’ve won awards at major science fairs. (She placed third overall at the International Science and Engineering Fair in 1987.) There’s a name on the wall for almost every year during the 1990s and the 2000s.

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“College gets $16M for stem cell center” (AP), May 11, 2006

Sound pioneer Ray Dolby and his wife gave $16 million to the University of California, San Francisco to start a stem cell center that will perform research without federal funds, the school announced Wednesday.

“Media Criticism”

Insider Higher Education, May 12, 2006

Renata Adler is a well-known media critic. In fact, after decades of heralded work at The New Yorker, she turned her oft-acerbic pen to writing about the famed magazine and its internal turmoil during some of her time there. In 2000, amid much controversy, she published a memoir about the celebrated publication that drew considerable ire and concurrently burnt a few bridges.

“The Start-Up as the First Step Up”

New York Times, May 11. 2006

At age 7, Jabious Williams recalls, he walked a mile to a self-serve Exxon station where he offered to pump gas for tips. Working after school and on weekends, he said, he typically earned $30 to $50 a day to help support his single-parent family. He and his brother, Anthony, grew up in Anacostia, a neighborhood in southeast Washington, plagued by gang violence. Homeless for a time, they lived with their mother in their aunt's two-bedroom apartment. Four years ago, the Williams brothers founded SAJA Originals, a hip-hop fashion line specializing in custom-made T-shirts. The brothers said they could not have done it on their own and they credited a program sponsored by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship called Adopt-a-Class. It provided them with a teacher and two mentors.

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“Case for Music,” an event with a goal of highlighting the importance of music education in schools, takes place May 13, 1:30 p.m., in the Thwing Ballroom. The free, public event will feature musical ensembles from Cleveland Heights High School, Warrensville Heights High School, and the Cleveland School of the Arts. The event is hosted by the university’s College Scholars Program and co-sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships, and is the result of a senior project researched by student James Carlson.

121 Fitness invites the campus community to stop in today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for "Spring Into Fitness for a Rainbow of Health." Events include free access to 121 and classes, health screenings, chair massage, fitness contests, one-mile walk and 3-mile fun run, entertainment and more. Attendees can join today for a $0 initiation fee (today only). Call 368-1121 or e-mail

The Frontiers of NMR Spectroscopy Symposium will be held at the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium today through May 14. The event brings together national and international leaders in NMR spectroscopy, and highlights cutting edge research of NMR in medicine. The keynote speaker of the symposium is Kurt Wuthrich, Nobel Laureate of Chemistry. Further information on the symposium and registration is available at

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An updated version of your final grade sheet can be printed from the portal at Once logged in to the portal, choose the faculty tab, go to the "My Schedule" portlet and click on the class list symbol next to the course you are teaching. At the top of the class list, there is a link to a grade sheet view. Click on this and you may then print it from your browser. For more detailed instructions, see "Grade Sheet View of On-Line Class Lists" at Please send questions to

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The university bookstore will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 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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Kathleen Mills recently joined the university as a managing editor for a journal based out of the Mandel Center.

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Lois Bowers, associate director of communications at the School of Medicine, has won two 2006 Vision Awards from the Cleveland Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators for her work on the medical school's latest admissions brochure.