During the summer, the Thwing Center Post Office is open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., closing for breaks from 10:30-10:45 a.m. and 1:15 until 2 p.m. The post office will be closed on Fridays. Regular hours resume August 14.

Case Daily will occasionally provide tips and ideas on energy conservation from the university’s Energy Advisory Committee. For more details go to Today’s tip: arrange office furniture to take advantage of natural light from windows. Place desks and reading chairs next to windows to cut down on the need for supplemental lighting during the day.


“Institute for Quality in Laboratory Medicine Series - Controversies in Laboratory Medicine: Insights Into B-type Natriuretic Peptide and N-terminal pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide Measurements”

Medscape Today, May 31, 2006

The second articles in the series -- "Controversies in Laboratory Medicine: Insights into B-type Natriuretic Peptide and N-terminal pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide Measurements" -- were written by W.H. Wilson Tang, MD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Staff, Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland Ohio, and by Robert H. Christenson, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Professor of Medical and Research Technology and Director of the Rapid Response Laboratories at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

“Bennett takes leap of faith to attend BYU”

The Plain Dealer, June 1, 2006

Sometimes a guy just knows. Sometimes a guy simply relies on the road map in his heart and the beacon in his gut and knows he is making the right decision. Walsh Jesuit center fielder Trey Bennett is one of those guys.
That Bennett, a student with a 3.6 grade-point average, has decided to attend BYU does not come as a surprise. As a linebacker and running back, he had football offers from Baldwin-Wallace, John Carroll and Case Western Reserve. As one of the leading hitters on a team that has won 28 of 30 games, he had baseball offers from Miami (Ohio) and the University of Akron. Still, Bennett has decided to follow a higher calling.

“Excellence Comes in Many Colors”

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, June 1, 2006

The first Hughes Scholars supported by an undergraduate science education grant from HHMI graduated from UMBC in 2005, and all three students have gone on to Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs at Stanford University, The Johns Hopkins University, and Case Western Reserve University. Five additional students are about to graduate, and all have been accepted into a Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D. or M.D. program at Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Florida, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, and Cornell University.

“Brain-to-comp links yield neurotherapies”

Electronic Engineering Times, June 1, 2006

One effort is offering medical researchers a new window into the brain, allowing them to acquire specific neural activity with electronic precision so that the relation between thought and motor action in the body can be decoded. The technology is being marketed as the Braingate neural contact system by Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems Inc. But company founder John Donoghue, chairman of the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University, is looking well beyond diagnostics, positioning the company for a frontal attack on one of the most intractable problems in medicine: restoring function to people with damaged nervous systems.
Toward that end, Cyberkinetics recently acquired Andara Life Sciences Inc., whose founder, Purdue neuroscientist Richard Borgens, has developed an electronic method for stimulating neuron growth. Cyberkinetics has also established an R&D agreement with a group at Case Western Reserve University that has developed an implantable electrode system for stimulating muscle movement. The FDA has already approved the Case Western system for use.

“Experimental Westshore watercolorist exhibits 'Opus'”

West Life, May 31, 2006

Need a vacation? “Opus in Color,” visions of Rocky River’s Patricia Hanahan Sigmier, drifts into The Fine Arts Association with an opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight in Willoughby. The dreamy watercolors will take viewers to an otherworldly place. The Butler Institute of American Art, Case Western Reserve University, Malvina Freedson Gallery, and Beachwood Center for the Arts, among others, have featured Sigmier’s work.

“2006 Bertram Yaffe Award for Excellence in Public Health Awarded to Attorney Jack McConnell”

Business Wire, May 31, 2006

Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation's largest all plaintiffs' litigation firms, today announced that attorney and founding member John "Jack" J. McConnell Jr., was awarded the Rhode Island Public Health Association's (RIPHA) Bertram Yaffe Award for excellence in public health for 2005 for his role in the recent landmark victory for the state of Rhode Island against the manufacturers of lead-based pigment in paint. After earning a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1983, McConnell worked as a law clerk for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. McConnell practiced law at the firm of Mandell, Goodman, Famiglietti & Schwartz until he began working with Motley Rice attorneys in 1986. He is a frequent speaker on national environmental litigation issues and is chair of the 2006 Lead Litigation Conference to be held in Boston on June 5-6, 2006.

“Small-business outlook up here
67 percent surveyed planning to hire”

The Plain Dealer, June 1, 2006

Rising energy costs dampened Midwest small-business owners' outlook on the economy last month, but owners in Northeast Ohio anticipate a bright future, according to survey results released Wednesday.
More local businesses export goods to stronger economic areas and boost profits through Internet sales, said Ernesto Poza, an entrepreneurship/family business professor at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

“Choosing a course
It's harder today for students to know what leads to job success”

The Plain Dealer, May 29, 2006

High school and college students wrestle with the question: How should I prepare for the world of work? What will be there for me five, 10 or 30 years from now? While picking a major is important, accomplishments such as study abroad, campus leadership and community involvement have become the "linchpin" between the academy and the workplace, said Tom Matthews, director of the Career Center at Case Western Reserve University.

“Museum Fees Rise Throughout City, Nation”, May 24, 2006

It's Tuesday at the Art Institute of Chicago, and the museum is bustling with groups of children on field trips, art students taking notes, locals coming in from a cold rain and tourists speaking half a dozen languages as they pass ancient suits of armor and paintings by modern masters. The collection is priceless, but no one here had to pay a cent. The Art Institute doesn't charge admission, it only asks for donations. And on Ford Free Tuesdays it doesn't even do that -- visitors can come and go as they please.... Several years ago the National Museum of American History had a big exhibition called 'Science in American Life,' and one of the big sponsors was the American Chemical Society," said Miriam R. Levin, a history professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland who has written numerous articles on museums. "They stayed one of the sponsors, and it was a question of whether the exhibit would be congratulatory about scientific progress or exploratory looking at how science affects American life and can be helpful or hurtful, polluting or wonderful."

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“Student Plagiarism, Faculty Responsibility”

Inside Higher Education, June 1, 2006

A review by two Ohio University officials has found “rampant and flagrant plagiarism” by graduate students in the institution’s mechanical engineering department — and concluded that three faculty members either “failed to monitor” their advisees’ writing or “basically supported academic fraudulence” by ignoring the dishonesty. The report by the two-person review team called for the dismissal of two professors, and university officials said they would bring in a national expert on plagiarism to advise them.

“International Group Endorses Principles for Ranking of Higher-Education Institutions”

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription), June 1, 2006

An international group of educators, higher-education experts, and publishers that met in Berlin last month has come up with a set of principles for ranking colleges and universities.

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The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations is holding an information session on June 8 from 5:30–7 p.m. at Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid Ave. Learn about obtaining a degree in nonprofit management, and ways to build a nonprofit career. The application deadline for fall 2006 admissions is July 15. To RSVP, contact, or call 368-6025.

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Faculty and staff are invited to view the latest edition of the Human Resources Quarterly newsletter 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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Gregory Cooper, professor of medicine and director and interim chief of the gastroenterology division of the Department of Medicine at the Case Medical Center, recently received a Research and Outcomes and Effectiveness (ROE) Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the ASGE Foundation. ROE grants are awarded to physicians who received the highest scores for projects in basic and clinical endoscopic technology research and outcomes and effectiveness of endoscopy research.

On May 30, Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog ( made the list of new sites featured on Yahoo! Picks.