CAMPUS NEWS

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) of Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with Human Resources is seeking to provide employment assistance to staff members impacted by layoffs by connecting them with information about available jobs in the region. Case Daily readers, as well as other places of business, aware of job openings are encouraged to share them by using the form at http://studentaffairs.case.edu/survey/1166

Affected staff members who wish to receive information on job openings may request it using the SAC feedback form at http://www.case.edu/president/sac/contactus_1.html, or staff may contact Human Resources for assistance.

 

Participants are needed for a research study being held in the School of Dental Medicine to evaluate the effect of a toothpaste containing a vitamin-like substance on gingivitis. You may be eligible if you are at least 18 years of age; in good general health; have not had your teeth cleaned in the last 3 months; and are a non-smoker. Eligible participants will receive an oral examination, toothbrush and toothpaste, and monetary compensation for parking. Contact Janet McKinney for more information at 368-6757

The East Cleveland Township Cemetery invites the campus community to help place 400 American Flags on graves to identify the location of veterans buried at the cemetery. Volunteers are needed on May 27 at 10 a.m. in preparation for the Memorial Day tribute. The cemetery is located at 1621 East 118th Street. For information call (216) 536-7432.

CASE IN THE NEWS

“For Women, Less Sleep = More Pounds

Study: Women’s Sleep Habits Predict Weight Gain”
CBS News, May 23, 2006
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/05/23/health/webmd/main1646606.shtml

(WebMD) Skimping on sleep may mean greater weight gain for women. That’s the finding of a study presented in San Diego at the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference. Data came from 68,183 healthy women who took part in the Nurses’ Health Study. The Nurses’ Health study started in 1976, when women were 30-55 years old. Women who reported sleeping five or six hours per night gained more weight than those who got seven hours of nightly sleep, the study shows. The researchers included Sanjay Patel, M.D., of Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University.

Also covered by 20 media, including:
WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/122/114782.htm
Scripps Howard News Service: http://www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=SLEEPWEIGHT-05-23-06
Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196660,00.html

“COMUNICADO: Treating Both Poles of Bipolar Disorder: Pivotal Study Confirms Potential of Quetiapine as First Atypical Antipsychotic”

Europa Press, May 23, 2006
http://www.europapress.es/europa2003/noticia.aspx?tabID=1&ch=137&cod=20060523210501

The results of a pivotal study confirm the potential of quetiapine fumarate (SEROQUEL) as a monotherapy (treatment with a single antipsychotic medicine) for acute bipolar depression. Quetiapine is an atypical anti-psychotic and it is already established as an effective treatment for schizophrenia, and the manic phases of bipolar disorder, but it is not approved for bipolar depression.   Professor Joseph Calabrese, co-director of the National Institute of Mental Health Bipolar Research Center at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University said the fact that a study on the scale of BOLDER II replicates the findings of BOLDER I so closely is both remarkable and exciting, offering the hope of similar consistency in the real-world setting.  
 Also 30 related news articles ran in the media.

“Researchers: Phosphorus to blame for Lake Erie dead zones”

WSTM, May 23, 2006
http://www.wstm.com/Global/story.asp?S=4936324&nav=menu133_11

Researchers say melting snow carrying phosphorus from northern Ohio's farms contributes to so-called "dead zones" in Lake Erie, where the oxygen is low.Phosphorus is a common farm nutrient. Researchers say storms flush it into drainpipes, creeks and finally into Lake Erie. Gerald Matisoff is a researcher at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He says society needs to focus on ways to keep the soil on the land.
Also 15 related stories have run in the media.

“Student TV finds home on web”

eSchoolNews, May 23, 2006
http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStory.cfm?ArticleID=6312

Harvard University students have produced a TV soap opera called "Ivory Tower" on and off since 1994, but hardly anyone has ever seen it. That' because Harvard, like most schools, has no distribution system for the shows its students produce. From time to time, "Ivory Tower" has aired on a local public-access channel, but usually the budding producers have to settle for screenings in common rooms. "It' not a very good situation," says Stevie DeGroff, a junior who is the show' marketing director. OSTN, a nonprofit linked to Case Western Reserve University, solves a big problem confronting campus television curriculums: Students are making more and more shows, but individual colleges dont have enough programs to build true TV schedules. That makes it hard to develop much of a regular audience, even if campuses do have a distribution system.

“IABC Announces 2006 Vision Award Recipients”

Yahoo Finance, May 23
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/060523/20060523006005.html?.v=1

The International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) Cleveland Chapter honored its winning communications professionals at the 11th annual Vision Awards ceremony held May 23 at House of Blues Cleveland. Case Western Reserve University received honorable mention for its Admissions Brochure.

“Man dedicates work to helping orphans”

Columbus Dispatch, May 23, 2006
http://www.dispatch.com/news-story.php?story=dispatch/2006/05/23/20060523-D5-02.html

A Case Western Reserve University professor who researches care for orphans around the world likes to stay with families who take children into their homes to get a first-hand view of their experiences. Victor Groza said he tries to learn about the culture of countries in which he’s working.

“Employees not behind Columbus State president”

Columbus Dispatch, May 24, 2006
http://www.columbusdispatch.com/news-story.php?story=187864

Columbus State Community College employees have issued a "no confidence" vote for President Valeriana Moeller. No-confidence" votes have been threatened at Capital University and Ohio University this spring. A no-confidence vote at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland earlier this year resulted in the president's resignation.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

“Admissions Officials Lament Practice of Signing On With More Than One College”

New York Times, May 20, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/20/us/20deposit.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

The envelope arrived at Allegheny College the first week of May. Inside was a form signed by a high school senior accepting admission. Inside, too, was a $500 check — made out to St. Lawrence University.

“Rough Flight Path for NASA Science

Support for human space flight puts squeeze on academic research”
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription), May 26, 2006
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v52/i38/38a02501.htm

Jack L. Mullen had hoped that his unusual field of study — how gravity affects the growth of plants — might one day help the National Aeronautics and Space Administration send astronauts on long, multiyear space flights.

“Keystrokes and Crescent Wrenches

To get hardware and crews to the right repair jobs at the right time, many campus facilities directors are using Web-based software”
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription), May 26, 2006
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v52/i38/38a03701.htm

Scott Hofflander shows off the features of his new cellphone with a kid-in-the-candy-store glimmer in his eyes. Stanford University's facilities-maintenance system has just gone wireless, explains Mr. Hofflander, a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning technician here. And now his yellow Nextel phone is his new best friend."I can see all my work orders — my workbench — from anywhere, on or off campus," says Mr. Hofflander, peering at the phone's screen as he scrolls through the jobs assigned to him for the day.

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EVENTS

A “Frontiers in Biological Sciences Lecture” on the topic of “Circuit Assembly in the Developing Spinal Cord” takes place today at 4 p.m. in room E301 of the 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 Hoop it Up for Health Fair & Basketball Tournament takes place June 3 at the Veale Convocation Center. Attendees can watch several basketball games and receive life-saving health screenings at the free event. For more details go to http://www.case.edu/community/outreach/hoops06.html.

University Hospitals of Cleveland's Mt. Sinai Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases presents its Third Annual Visiting Legacy Scholar Lecture. In a program open to the public, Kenneth Offit, chief of the Clinical Genetics Service from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will speak on “Cancer in the Jewish Community: Is My Family at Risk?” The talk is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Mandel Jewish Community Center, Stonehill Auditorium, 26001 South Woodland Road in Beachwood. Reservations are not required but recommended. Call (216) 844-7213 or e-mail leslie.cohen@uhhs.com with questions or for a reservation.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

The Case Wellness Committee invites the campus community to participate in a "Walk for Wellness" scheduled for noon on May 26. The one-mile course will start at Severance Hall and wind through some of the most scenic areas of campus.  Participants who complete the walk will receive a pedometer. For additional details contact denise.rowell@case.edu.

The deadline for the Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World is June 1. This program provides opportunities for U.S. higher educational institutions to host scholars and professionals from countries with sizable Muslim population for a short-term, intensive lecturing, community outreach and consultation program. For more information, e-mail the Council for International Exchange of Scholars at vstngspec@cies.iie.org.

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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

Quartese Jackson recently joined the university as a research administrative assistant with the department of psychiatry.

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ACCOLADES

The Division of Student Affairs annually recognizes staff members and partners who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, initiative and service. This year’s recipients include the following: Outstanding Achievement Award - Colleen Barker-Williamson, Student Activities & Leadership; Outstanding Achievement Award- Betty Misch, Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life; Outstanding New Professional - Aarti Pyati, University Counseling Center; Outstanding Program of the Year - Emerging Leaders Program; and Outstanding Student Affairs Partner -  Dave Polak, Printing Services. A complete list of current and past recipients can be found at http://studentaffairs.case.edu/division/pdc/awards/pastwinners.html.