CAMPUS NEWS

The 3rd edition of The Value of Research is now available. The book offers evidence of the social, economic and cultural impact university research has globally. The publication can be viewed at http://ora.ra.case.edu/ospa/. To order a free hard copy of the 2005-06 edition, e-mail your full address to alesia.sabato@case.edu.

Case Printing Services has unveiled new software designed to save users 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, 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

Volunteers are sought for The Huntington Cleveland Harborfest July 12-16. More than a dozen historic vessels from the United States and Canada will once again call Cleveland home during the event, and volunteer assignments include greeters, ticket takers, information people, crowd control, hospitality, and more. For information about volunteering, contact Kathy Levine at levinek@glsc.org, or call (216) 696-5339. For more information about the event go to http://www.clevelandharborfest.com/.

CASE IN THE NEWS

“Cleveland Stem-Cell Therapy Start-Up; Arteriocyte, Inc. Receives State Research Support; Third Frontier Funding to Advance Development of Adult Stem Cell-Based Therapies”

Genetic Engineering News, May 19, 2006
http://www.genengnews.com/news/bnitem.aspx?name=1711818

Arteriocyte Inc., a Cleveland-based, biotechnology startup currently conducting a Phase I clinical trial for an adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cell therapy designed to generate new blood vessels in ischemic tissues, has received a $600,000 grant from the State of Ohio to further the development of its technology. The funding, received as part of an $8 million Third Frontier award to Cleveland's Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM), will help fuel the company's collaboration with other CSCRM researchers. The CSCRM is a multi-institutional initiative that includes Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and the Ohio State University.
Also ran in: dBusinessNews, May 22, 2006
http://cleveland.dbusinessnews.com/shownews.php?newsid=77160&type_news=latest

“2 heart-risk genes found
Y. scientists part of study that used senior athletes”

Deseret Morning News, May 22, 2006
http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,635209386,00.html

Using a control group of healthy athletes from Utah's Huntsman Senior Games, scientists have discovered two more genes implicated in early heart attack risk. The discovery — a collaborative effort by researchers at the University of California-San Francisco, Celera Genomics, the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University and Brigham Young University — brings scientists a step closer to being able to alert patients to their chances of getting a heart attack before age 60. The study tested 2,000 people, including cardiac patients and a control group.

“Democrats Brown, Reid launch fuel-bill campaign”

The Plain Dealer, May 21, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?
/base/news/1148200281107070.xml&coll=2

U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown of Avon, the Democratic candidate for the Senate, and Harry Reid, the Senate minority leader, launched a national campaign promoting new energy legislation Saturday. In a prepared statement, Brown charged that Sen. Mike DeWine, his Republican opponent, has received more than $330,000 in donations from oil and gas companies during the course of his career. DeWine's spokesman could not be reached for comment. To stress the effect of rising gas prices, Brown and Reid introduced Jennifer Tucker, a young mother of two who is studying to be a nurse at Case Western Reserve University. Tucker said she and her husband commute 35 miles each way from Medina to Cleveland five days a week to work and study. The couple spend between $300 and $500 a month on gas, she said.

“Bad year for college presidents”

The Baltimore Sun, May 21, 2006
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld
/bal-te.colleges21may21,0,4823542.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines

The academic year that's winding down has been one of the most contentious in recent memory, and a brutal one for college presidents. Several high-profile leaders - including Harvard's Lawrence Summers - lost their jobs, while others are facing unprecedented crises, from hurricane recovery to the Duke lacrosse scandal. Case Western Reserve's Edward Hundert announced his resignation in March, after angering faculty and lackluster fundraising.

“Case students' program lets the hungry order with a click”

The Plain Dealer, May 21, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/business/plaindealer/index.ssf?
/base/business/1148114156243910.xml&coll=2

Pizza is probably at the peak of the food pyramid for most college students. For the partners of O-Web Technologies, three Case Western Reserve University students running an interactive marketing firm out of a family home, it's also a high-tech growth tool.

“Green obsession”

Pioneer Press, May 20, 2006
http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities
/living/home/14613345.htm?source=rss&channel=twincities_home

Americans spend $40 billion a year on lawn care, according to the turf-grass industry and the federal government. That's roughly equal to the gross domestic product of Vietnam. Ted Steinberg, an environmental historian at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, attributes it to the rise in consumer culture, the marketing of "the perfect lawn" by companies that make lawn-care products, and the post-World War II housing boom that opened up the nation's suburbs.

“Back To School”

Kiplinger Magazine, May 19, 2006
http://biz.yahoo.com/kiplinger/060519
/pf_v055_n012_u088_01001_id.html?.v=1

Before Steinar Knutsen made the decision to go after a business degree, he whipped up a spreadsheet to evaluate how long it would take for the investment to pay off. Harder to weigh, though, were some of the choices he and his wife, Liz, would have to make before he launched into two years of all-consuming studies in August. First, the dollars and cents that Steinar cranked into his spreadsheet: Two years of tuition at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, totaled $74,000. A scholarship and financial aid halved that amount, but the cost of books added another $1,400 each year. And housing expenses up north would be 50% higher than they had been paying in North Carolina. Then there was the opportunity cost: Two full years of Steinar's salary, totaling nearly $90,000, would be gone forever--not to mention the $2,700 his employer would have kicked in to his 401(k) account.

“Trippin' with 'Sally D'”

Pittsburg Tribune-Review, May 21, 2006
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_454832.html

When people first started asking Ivan Harris if he stocked Salvia divinorum at his Squirrel Hill smoke shop, he had no idea what they wanted. Salvia divinorum (pronounced SAL-vee-ah div-en-OR-um) is a recreational drug that people can obtain legally in Pennsylvania and most other states -- at least for now. Dr. Bryan Roth, professor of biochemistry, psychiatry and neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, discovered in 2002 how Salvinorin A travels through the brain. Roth said the drug has become "a hot area of research right now" and said scientists, including himself, are studying whether it can be used to combat depression, chronic pain and kidney problems.

“Class of 2002 All-Stars in pursuit of excellence”

The Post-Crescent, May 20, 2006
http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll
/article?AID=/20060520/APC0101/605200621/1004

It's been four years since 15 young people from the Fox Valley's high school Class of 2002 were chosen as Post-Crescent Academic All-Stars. They stood out then for their achievements both in the classroom and in their communities. A graduate of Waupaca High School, Axel Reimer is completing his fourth year at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.

“McBride excited to coach Withrow boys”

Cincinnati Enquirer, May 20, 2006
http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060520/SPT0301/605200346

Walt McBride has been named boys' basketball coach at Withrow, where he will replace a fellow former Xavier University player. Withrow also has named Kamilah Cunningham, a Cleveland native and current Colgate University assistant, as its girls' basketball coach. On the girls' side, Cunningham comes in after being an assistant coach at Colgate, Case Western Reserve and Regina High School. She played at Cleveland Trinity and then played one year of college ball at Michigan State in the late 1990s before going into coaching.

“Fox National News Features USA Technologies' e-Suds(TM) Online Laundry System; American University Students, Administrators Praise Innovative Technology”

Business Wire, May 20, 2006
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060519005417&newsLang=en

e-Suds, USA Technologies' (OTC Bulletin Board:USAT) online laundry service, is featured on Fox National News for its innovation and user satisfaction. USAT announced today that the Fox News report was filmed at American University, Washington, DC, one of many colleges that have already installed the new on-line laundry service, which is rapidly spreading across America. e-Suds is already installed in 15 universities across America, including Rutgers, Temple, Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon and has several campuses committed to installing e-Suds this summer.

“Euronext Amsterdam) - IsoTis OrthoBiologics Appoints Prof. Barbara Boyan to Board of Directors”

Euronext, May 22, 2006
http://www.euronext.com/news
/companypressrelease/0,5772,1700631_11894_839875289,00.html

IsoTis S.A., the orthobiologics company (SWX/Euronext: ISON; TSX: ISO), today announced the election of Prof. Barbara D. Boyan to its Board of Directors at its annual general shareholders meeting held on May.  Among the Advisory Board members is Arnold Caplan, Ph.D. – Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
Also ran in six other media.

“College 360 appoints new director”

Crain’s Cleveland Business, May 19, 2006
http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060519/FREE/60519007/1008&Profile=1008

College 360 has appointed a new director in its attempt to grow and retain local talent. Patrick Zohn will take over as project leader for the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education’s initiative to funnel local college graduates into the area’s workforce. NOCHE and other supporters founded College 360 in 2005. More than 17 institutions, including Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Art, John Carroll University and Cleveland State University, are affiliated with College 360.

“Practical tips for surviving bed rest during pregnancy”

Parents and Kids, May 19, 2006
http://www2.townonline.com/parentsandkids/news/view.bg?articleid=499434

Most moms describe their pregnancies as some of the best nine months of their lives. But not every mom-to-be is blessed with a healthy and happy nine months: For some, pregnancy complications culminate in a prescription for bed rest, which can be a trying and difficult treatment.   Bed rest is prescribed under two assumptions: "that it's effective and it's safe," says Judith A. Maloni, Ph.D., R.N., professor at the Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, who has researched bed rest for fifteen years. Bed rest is a treatment that's easily prescribed, and Maloni's research suggests that many doctors aren't aware of possible side effects. In fact, "there are major side effects to bed rest," Maloni says.

“Brain surgery may expose patients to deadly disease”

Foodconsumer.org, May 19, 2006
http://www.foodconsumer.org/777/8/Brain_surgery_may_expose_six_patients_to_CJD.shtml

Six patients who received brain surgery between Feb. 13 and March 14 at a suburban Denver hospital were alerted of a possibility that they might have been exposed to a rare contagious fatal degenerative brain disease, the hospital said Thursday. The CJD patient died March 23, nearly six weeks after neurosurgery. The disease was only confirmed on May 9 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Hospital spokeswoman Allison Hefner said. The long delay was due to the lack of early symptoms of the disease. It is unknown how the patient acquired the disease.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

“The Quest for Crossover Books”

Inside Higher Education, May 22, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/05/22/books

For many scholars — especially in the humanities and social sciences — their secret or not-so-secret is to be the next “crossover” author: the Ph.D. whose book becomes a best seller, and not just in campus bookstores. The next Freakonomics, perhaps. University presses are equally anxious to publish such books, which end up paying the bills so that presses can publish the many books that don’t sell much at all.

“With $4 Billion, Columbia Raises Fund-Drive Ante”

New York Times, May 21, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/21/education/21columbia.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

The University of Virginia will announce a $3 billion fund-raising drive in the fall. New York University is in the middle of a $2.5 billion campaign. And officials at Columbia University say they are moving ahead with plans for the largest university campaign so far, a push to raise $4 billion over seven years.

“Hoping to Get on the Fast Track, Students Turn to Career Coaches”

New York Times, May 21, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/21/jobs/21jmar.html

After graduating from Middlebury College in January, Robert Borden did what a lot of new graduates do: he traveled for a while and thought about his future. When he got back home to Boston he was pretty sure he wanted to work in commercial real estate, but he didn't hit the pavement right away. Instead, Mr. Borden conferred with his parents and decided to enlist the help of two career coaches, D. A. Hayden and Michael Wilder, co-founders of Hayden-Wilder, a Boston firm whose clients are almost exclusively college students and newly minted college graduates.

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EVENTS

A “Frontiers in Biological Sciences Lecture” on the topic of “Circuit Assembly in the Developing Spinal Cord” takes place May 24 at 4 p.m. in room E301, School of Medicine. The talk will feature Thomas Jessell, a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator and professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Columbia University. The talk is sponsored by the department of neurosciences. For information contact Ann Tillett at 368-1158.

The Case Center for Proteomics Symposium takes place May 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. During the symposium, four renowned researchers in the area of proteomics and mass spectrometry will make presentations, followed by a reception in the Wolstein lobby. For more information and updates regarding the seminar go to http://casemed.case.edu/proteomics/.

The Women’s Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art presents artists Christo and Jeanne Claude: Work in Progress talk on May 23 at 7 p.m., Severance Hall. The artists will discuss their latest project, “Over the River,” followed by a book signing. Tickets are $5 for students with ID, $45 for the general public. Order tickets by calling (216) 231-1111 or at http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/html/Performance/view.asp?SiteType=O&type=I&ID=1642

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) recently announced the results of its Executive Officer elections. Jason Weiner, a research assistant in the bioethics department at the School of Medicine, has been elected vice chair. He will begin a one-year term in September, followed by a year serving as the chair of the council. Lois Bowers, associate director of public affairs with the School of Medicine, has been elected secretary. She will begin a two-year term in September. SAC serves as an advisory group of both administration and staff to suggest, comment and provide feedback on policies and issues that affect the university and the people it serves.

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FOR STUDENTS

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

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PERSONNEL

Qingming Chang recently joined the university as a research associate in the mechanical aerospace engineering department.

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ACCOLADES

The department of macromolecular science and engineering announces that John Bobiak, a research associate with the department, has won the 2006 Jack Koenig Spectroscopy Award for his outstanding performance in the development of laser Raman Imaging.