In honor of the Cleveland Cavaliers being in the NBA Playoffs, the Office of Human Resources invites university employees and the campus community to show their team spirit. May 19 has been designated as "Cavs Day" on campus, and everyone is invited to wear wine and gold, the team's colors. Casual clothing and team apparel are permitted if it does not interfere with normal business operations.

The Department of Psychiatry is currently looking for volunteers to participate in a research study for children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If your child is between the ages of 6 to 17 years old, and you feel your child might suffer from this condition, your child may be eligible for this study. If eligible, services may include a clinical evaluation, medical tests, physical exam and medication. These services will be provided at no cost. For more information call (216) 844-3922. The department's Web site is at

The Case Medical Center is the home for the Center for AIDS Research, the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, and an HIV/AIDS research collaborative with Makerere University in the African nation of Uganda. On May 18, the campus community is invited to show support for HIV vaccine research by wearing AIDS ribbons upside down to symbolize a "V" for vaccines. For more information about HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, vaccine research or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day events at the local level, visit or call 1-800-HIV-0440.


"Case alum donates $2M for faculty fellowship"

Crain's Cleveland Business, May 16, 2006

A former Case Western Reserve University trustee and alumnus has donated $2 million to the school to fund a fellowship for the projects of senior faculty members. Donor and Case alum Robert J. Herbold, an Ohio native living in Seattle, is managing director of the consulting group Herbold Group LLC and a member of President Bush's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

"Survey finds teen pill abuse 'entrenched'"

The Plain Dealer, May 16, 2006

Teen smoking and drinking continued to drop, but teenage abuse of prescription drugs has become "an entrenched behavior" that many parents fail to recognize, a survey released today showed. Stephen Sroka, a lecturer on teen risk behaviors and adjunct assistant professor at the Case Western Reserve University Division of Adolescent Health, said prescription drug abuse is widespread in suburbs, where kids often take pills from their parents and have a party.


Cleveland Free Times, May 17, 2006

George Dent Jr. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law writes in a letter to the editor: "Dan Harkins's hatchet job "Biblical Proportions" (May 10) says the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) wants to "tear left-leaning churches limb from limb." He quotes others saying IRD is "deliberately divisive and sometimes destructive." The IRD follows traditional Christian views. For instance, Christians have disagreed among themselves and with Jews and Moslems on innumerable issues for thousands of years, but they all agreed that homosexual acts were a sin. IRD also follows traditional Christian views in disapproving of most abortions and of the spread of pornography and the sexual coarsening of the media; and in supporting the traditional family. Why is it the traditionalists who are being divisive and not the revisionists who would alter settled Christian values to suit their own tastes? On all these issues most Christians side with the IRD..."

"Health-care products merely a house call away
Henrico-based Home Care Delivered adds call center to supply aging boomers"

The Richmond Times Dispatch, May 13, 2006

The simple fact that people get old has given Gordy Fox ample business opportunity. As the nation's 78 million baby boomers become senior citizens—including more than 2 million Virginians—he knows many will ultimately need remedial attention and health-care products...Whether care providers or product suppliers, the entire home-care industry faces cuts, said Elizabeth Madigan, associate professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland."At some point they're going to get less money back from Medicare, and it is going to cost them more in terms of paperwork and people to get the money," she said.

"Center For Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Receives $8 Million From Third Frontier Program"

Medical News Today, May 17, 2006

The Biomedical Research and Commercialization Program (BRCP) of the State of Ohio Third Frontier Program (TFP) has announced that Case Western Reserve University (Case) and its partners, University Hospitals of Cleveland (UHC), Cleveland Clinic, and Athersys, Inc., will receive $8 million to continue clinical commercialization programs in the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM) for the next three years.

"Biggest 3-D Map of the Universe"

Universe Today, May 16, 2006

Astronomers from UC Berkeley have created the most comprehensive three-dimensional map of the Universe ever published. Amazingly, this map is merely a slice containing 1/10th of the northern hemisphere. It contains 600,000 galaxies and extends out 5.6 billion light-years into space. This map allows astronomers to study evidence for dark energy - the mysterious force accelerating the expansion of the Universe. The project is part the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which is managed by members, and Case Western Reserve University is among them.

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"Change in Climate for Stem Cells?"

Inside Higher Education, May 17, 2006

It's been nearly five years since President Bush's executive order limiting federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, and some politicians are calling louder than ever for a bill that would render the order obsolete.

"U.S. and Libya Reopen Academic Exchanges After Renewing Diplomatic Ties"

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription), May 17, 2006

The U.S. government's decision on Monday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Libya has already led to a renewal of academic exchanges between the two countries, as the State Department announced that it would open the Fulbright Foreign Student Program to Libyan students.

"Truth and Consequences"

Inside Higher Education, May 17, 2006

In the end, the faculty panel assigned to look into the Ward Churchill mess at the niversity of Colorado found plenty of guilt to go around. It found repeated, intentional academic misconduct—plagiarism, fabrication, falsification and more—by Churchill, an ethnic studies professor at Colorado's Boulder campus, and documented those instances in a 124-page report released Tuesday. But the panel also faulted the university, noting that allegations about Churchill had been known for years in the scholarly world but had not been deemed worthy of inquiry at his home campus. The committee suggested that the university had hired Churchill knowing he was an outspoken activist and should not have been surprised when that's what it got. And the panel raised concerns about its own role because it was created in the aftermath of a public uproar over essays Churchill wrote about 9/11—essays that infuriated many but that the panel concluded were protected by academic freedom and the U.S. Constitution.

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First editions of Ben Hur and Gone with the Wind are just a few of the treasures among the 80,000 books available at Case Western Reserve University's 60th annual Book Sale, which runs June 3-6 in Adelbert Gym. For book sale times and special buying days, call 368-2090 or visit

Students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to a "Senior Concert & BBQ" featuring Ordinary Peoples, Even Flow (a Pearl Jam Tribute Band) and DJ Dongo on May 18 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. in front of Adelbert Hall on the Quad. Food will range from sushi and falafel to Tremont Scoops ice cream.

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The application deadline for the 2007-2008 Fulbright Scholar grants is August 1. Go to for details on the new awards, eligibility guidelines, and downloadable materials.

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Neelima Singh recently joined the university as a research associate with the pediatrics department.

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Victor Chen, a physician affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, will receive the Michael V. Sivak, Jr., M.D. Endoscopic Research Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the ASGE Foundation on May 21.