The Case Club at Severance Hall is now open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday – Thursday, closed on Fridays until the start of the fall semester. For reservations call (216) 231-7373 or e-mail

Hours for Veale Center and Adelbert Gym are 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. 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.  


“Quick Takes: Court Rejects Ark. Ex-Coach’s Suit, Caltech Names President, Layoffs at Case Western, Delaware Drops Early Decision, Hack Attack at Sacred Heart, Debate Team Drug Use, Support for Free Speech in Pa.”

Inside Higher Education, May 30, 2006

An undisclosed number of non-faculty employees lost their jobs at Case Western Reserve University last week, as the institution started a round of layoffs, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. Large deficits at the university led this spring to faculty anger, which in turn led to the resignation of Edward M. Hundert as president.

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“20 no-sweat ways to cheat fat”

Mid Day, May 30, 2006

Number 18 of 20 ways to lose weight: Hit the sack. Researchers from Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University found that those who slept five or fewer hours a night were a third more likely to put on at least 15 kg than sound sleepers during that time. Sweet dreams, then!

“State program gives dentists, low-income patients a break”

The Plain Dealer, May 30, 2006

Poverty shows in the mouths of Dr. Thomas Pesarchick's new patients. "When you don't have money, seeing the dentist is way down on the priority list," he said. In dental school at Case Western Reserve University, the Middleburg Heights native saw two or three patients a day, with less-severe problems than his low-income patients.

“A clear-eyed view of Eakins
A meticulous new biography offers a well-balanced portrait of the great painter.”

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 30, 2006

Ninety years after his death, Thomas Eakins continues to fascinate, and to dominate the history of art in Philadelphia. Is it not the mark of a great artist to inspire, delight, amaze and provoke well beyond his or her time? The great realist is rightly considered the most important artist to work here. Beyond that, he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the major American talents of the 19th century. Eakins' art and his complex personality have inspired several biographies in recent years. Last year, Henry Adams, who teaches at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, tossed a hand grenade into the fraternity of Eakins scholars and admirers with his contribution, Eakins Revealed. Adams essentially described Eakins as a sexually disturbed pervert, accusing him of incest, exhibitionism and sexual opportunism, among other things. Not surprisingly, his conclusions were roundly denounced by Kathleen Foster, curator of American art at the Art Museum, and other leading Eakins scholars.

“Music May Ease Chronic Pain”

Fox News, May 29, 2006,2933,197404,00.html

A study in June’s Journal of Advanced Nursing shows that adults with chronic pain reported less pain, depression, and disability and felt more empowered after a week of listening to music for an hour a day. It didn’t matter what kind of music they listened to, the study shows. The study comes from two researchers in Cleveland: Sandra Siedliecki, PhD, RN, CNS, of The Cleveland Clinic, and Marion Good, PhD, RN, FAAN, of Case Western Reserve University.
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“Schools up offerings as accounting interest rises”

Crain’s Cleveland Business, May 29, 2006

As the job market in the accounting field continues to be hot, more college students are gravitating toward accounting degrees — a chain reaction that is leading several local colleges to beef up their offerings in the discipline.
Hiram College has teamed up with Case Western Reserve University to offer a five-year program in which students can receive their bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Hiram and their master’s degrees in accounting from Case. And Ursuline College, which canceled its accounting major two years ago due to a lack of interest, is resurrecting it next fall. Ursuline students for the past two years only have been able to declare a concentration in accounting, said Kimberly Chapman, Ursuline’s marketing director.

“A model biologist”

The Plain Dealer, May 27, 2006

When Samantha Oblander's gorgeous face showed up on bus advertisements nearly two years ago, the former model's colleagues in the biology department at Case Western Reserve University were confused. "They had no idea I had another life," says the 6-foot 1-inch, size 2, doctoral candidate at Case's department of molecular biology and microbiology. Oblander has lived a model's life in Manhattan and Milan, but the job always took a back seat to her studies.

“Lawn obsession: Keeping up that perfect green”

Contra Costa Times, May 27, 2006

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.

“Physicists talk proton smashing at Duke”

Durham Herald Sun, May 26, 2006

It may not be measurable in teraelectronvolts, but a buzz of excitement was evident among physicists from around the world who gathered at Duke University for a weeklong conference that ended Friday. At the Nasher on Tuesday evening, the symposium included a public lecture by Lawrence M. Krauss, a physicist at Case Western Reserve University, titled "Hiding in the Mirror: The Allure of Extra Dimensions."

“Melting snow creates ‘dead zones’”

The Mining Journal, May 26, 2006

Melting snow carrying phosphorus from northern Ohio’s farms contributes to so-called ‘‘dead zones’’ in Lake Erie where the oxygen is low, researchers say. Storms flush phosphorus, a common farm nutrient, into drainpipes, creeks, then rivers and finally into Lake Erie. Once there, phosphorus causes extreme plant growth and algae, which suck oxygen from the water when they decompose. ‘‘We always knew weather was important, but were not able to document it,’’ said Gerald Matisoff of Case Western Reserve University, who headed a U.S. team of Lake Erie researchers. ‘‘Now we’re seeing a connection.’’

“VirTra Systems Announces First Quarter Results”

MSN, May 26, 2006

VirTra Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VTSI) today announced unaudited results for the first quarter of its fiscal year ended March 31, 2006."We also commenced development and construction of a specially-modified version of our highly-regarded IVR simulation platform for non- military/firearms training use. Our first customer of this hybrid system was Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Case is using the system as an immersive, interactive simulator for speech therapy and student training. VirTra Systems is also working with Case to develop additional applications for this new simulator.

“NASA's science programs in jeopardy
Missions to put humans in space lead to deep cuts”

The Plain Dealer, May 28, 2006

NASA's science programs, the impetus for profound discoveries about the nature of our universe and the restless planet we call home, are in deep trouble. With marching orders from President Bush to reach the moon and Mars, and with spiraling costs to keep the aging shuttle fleet flying and to finish the International Space Station, NASA administrator Mike Griffin is doing what he vowed last fall would not happen...Those cuts hit home in NASA-funded academic hubs like Cleveland, where the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Space Medicine and the National Center for Space Exploration Research on Fluids and Combustion at Case Western Reserve University worry about their ability to survive.

“Why ask Wyeth? Well, artist speaks eloquently on his work”

The Plain Dealer, May 28, 2006

Henry Adams, Case Western Reserve University professor of art history, writes: An art-world celebrity since the age of 20, Andrew Wyeth is probably best known for his painting "Christina's World" of 1948, a view of a crippled woman painfully crawling up a hillside that has become one of the icons of American art. Once described by Life magazine as "America's pre-eminent artist," Wyeth nonetheless remains a controversial figure, since many critics view his intensely observed, highly detailed paintings as out of step with the course of modern art.

“Ghost-hunters haunt Broadview Heights
Visitors want developmental center tour”

The Plain Dealer, May 27, 2006

Mayor Glenn Goodwin isn't the only one who doesn't like visitors at the old Broadview Developmental Center. There are also the ghosts. At least three groups of paranormal investigators want permission for a night tour of the abandoned 250-bed former hospital and home for retarded people before it is demolished in a few weeks. Lawrence Krauss, a Case Western Reserve University professor of physics, is not convinced. "There is not one shred of credible evidence of ghosts," said Krauss.
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“Teaching, Research, Service ... & Patents”

Inside Higher Education, May 30, 2006

With slight variations and emphases, the three criteria that dominate tenure reviews at four-year colleges and universities are teaching, research and service. On Friday, the board of Texas A&M University elevated “patents or commercialization of research, where applicable” to the same status as teaching, research and service in tenure reviews. Faculty leaders had recommended against the change, saying that it could distort the priorities of young professors. But at least some young professors in fields where research leads to patents say that the change is needed.

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The campus community is invited to attend one or more seminars during “CREC Summer School” June 19-23. This week-long series of seminars will focus on issues regarding the ethical protection of human subjects in research. All seminars are free and open to researchers, faculty, staff, students and the community. CREC program participants can earn all credits required for recertification. Some of the topics discussed will be: informed consent, conflict of interest, privacy issues in research, and “A Beginner’s Guide to Navigating the IRB.” For a full listing of seminars and to register go to:

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Deputy Provost Lynn Singer announces an opportunity for full-time faculty members to apply for National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipends for 2007. Full-time faculty who wish to be considered as one of the two nominees allowed to the university should submit a preliminary application by June 30 to Singer via Please note that certain other individuals such as staff members and part-time faculty are eligible to apply directly without a university nomination. Complete details and guidelines are available at

Quiznos at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road is offering a special deal to university employees now through June 6: receive 50 percent off the price of a small or regular sub sandwich with the purchase of a combo meal. Please show your employee ID. For more information call (216) 721-3636.

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Information about summer housing for undergraduate students who plan on staying for the entire summer or one of the academic summer sessions is available at

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On May 21, John Bobiak completed the Cleveland Marathon in 3 hours, 1 minute in the morning, and graduated with his doctorate in macromolecular science in the afternoon.