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In honor of Commencement Weekend, the Cleveland Orchestra is extending a special offer to the campus community for tonight’s 8 p.m. Mozart’s Piano Concertos concert. All Case students can purchase discounted tickets for $10, while faculty, staff and the graduates’ families can purchase tickets for $20. These special discounted tickets must be purchased in person with a university ID card at the Severance Hall Ticket Office before 6 p.m. tonight. For information call (216) 231-1111.

Veale Center and Adelbert Gym will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. throughout the summer. All outdoor facilities will be open dawn to dusk Monday through Sunday. Open swim hours are Monday through Friday 4-6 p.m., and the Rock Wall is closed during summer. Fall semester hours will resume August 28. In addition, 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 until 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.  


“Civil Liberties debate leaves much of America cold”

Reuters International, May 18, 2006

A furor over the trade-off between civil liberties and security in the fight against terrorism is raging in the U.S. Congress, think tanks and the media, but the heated debate leaves much of America cold... "There's been an assault on Americans' privacy. Everything we do in our society seems to be monitored, every purchase we make is collected by private entities. I think people are just used to it today," said Lewis Katz, a law professor and privacy expert at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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“Northeast Ohio Hosts 2006 Fuel Cell Symposium; Focus on collaborations, Trends and Applications”

Auto Channel, May 18, 2006

The Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition will hold the 2006 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium on May 23-24 at Kent State Stark Professional Education and Conference Center. For the first time, the Symposium will offer a short course on fuel cell fundamentals - featuring experts from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and The University of Toledo - on topics such as systems integration, fuel processing and hydrogen storage.

“County officials to spend cash for innovation”

The Plain Dealer, May 19, 2006

Cuyahoga County commissioners are plowing a growing amount of cash into the quest for business innovation. Commissioners have paid $90,000 to a consulting team led by Ed Morrison, an economic development specialist whose creed is business growth through collaboration. Morrison encouraged innovation through weekly development forums at Case Western Reserve University, where he once directed the Center for Regional Economic Issues.

“Christians display less passion about `Da Vinci Code' debut”

The Akron Beacon Journal, May 19, 2006

The lesson is apparent in the run-up to today's release of The Da Vinci Code, and can be traced directly to Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988, according to experts on film and religion. "I think The Da Vinci Code controversy is less intense because I think people realize that it's fiction," said Louis Giannetti, professor emeritus of film and literature at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

“New Vioxx Data Confirm Concerns About Risk, Doctors Say”

WFIE, May 18, 2006

A report that the cardiovascular risks of Vioxx start to surface earlier than the drug's maker has claimed came as no surprise to experts, who said the latest development only confirms their fears about the safety of the now-withdrawn painkiller. "I had previously pointed out in publications that the risk is manifested quite early," said Dr. Eric Topol, professor of genetics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. "So, these new data simply reinforce that concern."

“Six face remote risk of rare brain disease”

Rocky Mountain News, May 19, 2006,1299,DRMN_15_4711000,00.html

Staff at Littleton Adventist Hospital said this morning a patient who had brain surgery has tested positive for the rare prion disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, which affects about one in a million worldwide. The patient died March 23, and after an independent autopsy, brain tissue was submitted to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, the only prion testing facility in the U.S. On May 9 the hospital confirmed the diagnosis.

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“Energy-Price Idiocy”

National Review online, May 18, 2006

Contributing Editor Jonathan H. Adler is associate professor and associate director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, writes: “Congressional leaders are rushing to “do something” about near-record gasoline prices, and the looming threat of further price spikes this summer. With little political support for another pork-laden energy bill like that already signed into law by President Bush, House Republican leaders plan a series of votes on a wide range of energy-policy measures. Unfortunately, many of the ideas on the table, including new energy-conservation mandates and measures to combat “windfall profits,” could do more harm than good...”

“University of Minnesota Names Nationally Recognized Education Leader Darlyne Bailey as Dean of College of Education and Human Development”

Ascribe, May 18, 2006

University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks and Provost Thomas Sullivan today named Darlyne Bailey the dean of the new College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). Her hiring is subject to Board of Regents approval. Bailey becomes both the first female dean and the first African-American dean of CEHD. She currently serves as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Teachers College, Columbia University. Bailey, a nationally recognized education leader, will start on Oct. 1. In spring 2003, Bailey served as acting president of the Teachers College at Columbia. From 1994 until 2002, she was dean and professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She earned a master's degree in psychiatric social work from Columbia University, and a doctorate in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University.

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“Colleges Chase as Cheats Shift to Higher Tech”

New York Times, May 18, 2006

At the University of California at Los Angeles, a student loaded his class notes into a handheld e-mail device and tried to read them during an exam; a classmate turned him in. At the journalism school at San Jose State University, students were caught using spell check on their laptops when part of the exam was designed to test their ability to spell.

“Federal Panel on Higher Education's Future Releases Papers on College Readiness and Other Issues”

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription), May 18, 2006

The federal Commission on the Future of Higher Education issued four more discussion papers on Wednesday -- on college readiness, college affordability, accreditation, and federal regulation of higher education -- just a day before it is scheduled to hold one of its last public meetings. The latest round of papers, which were written by the commission's employees and consultants, are meant to inform its work as it prepares a final report to Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. That report is due by August 1. The paper on improving college readiness -- written by Michael W. Kirst

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University Libraries presents a Brown Bag Lunch at the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) Library, 10825 East Blvd., on May 24 from noon to 1 p.m. Members of the WRHS library staff will give a presentation on the library's special collections, manuscripts, genealogy resources, and research services, and provide a tour of the library. Beverages and dessert will be provided. RSVP to the Kelvin Smith Library Administration office at 368-2992.

The Office of Undergraduate Studies invites faculty, staff, family and friends of honorees to attend the Case Western Reserve University Class of 2006 Academic Honors Assembly for the awarding of departmental and university prizes and scholarships on May 20 at 4:30 p.m. in Amasa Stone Chapel. A light reception immediately follows the ceremony on the chapel lawn (rain site is Tomlinson Gallery).

A talk on “Medical Ethics: Judaism and End-of-Life Issues” will feature Stuart Youngner from the School of Medicine and Jessica Berg from the School of Law on May 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Beth El–The Heights Synagogue, 3246 Desota Ave. in Cleveland Heights. For information call (216) 320-9667.

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Faculty and staff are invited to view the latest edition of the Human Resources Quarterly newsletter at

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This section will only be updated occasionally during the summer. For general university information please visit the "Campus News" section.

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Ruth Cannon recently joined the university as a help desk coordinator with the information and technology department at the School of Law’s library.

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Connie Liu, a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Medicine, was the winner of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women’s First Annual Graduate Student Award. Honorable mentions were Cheryl Campo, a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Engineering; Bernadette Clemens, a master’s degree candidate at College of Arts and Sciences; and Charlotte Haney, a Ph.D. candidate at the College of Arts and Sciences. They each wrote an essay on the topic of “What role does gender play in your area of study, either as a category of analysis or among colleagues?”