Open swim hours at Veale Center are Monday through Friday 4-6 p.m. Beginning June 5, in addition to the current open swim in the Veale Natatorium, open swim will now also occur from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Donnell Pool.

The iNGENUiTY Festival of Art and Technology invites the campus community to volunteer for its second annual event July 13-16 in downtown Cleveland. The festival showcases the work of local artists, musicians, dancers, actors and other performers in a series of exhibits, performances and venues. There is a need for volunteers in the areas of ticket selling, merchandise selling, beverage selling, general performance assistance and children's programming. Volunteers receive free admission to the festival village and all events, and a T-shirt. For details e-mail


“Interim Case leader starts today”

The Plain Dealer, June 2, 2006

Gregory Eastwood starts work today as interim president of Case Western Reserve University against a backdrop of layoffs, financial instability and discontent among faculty, staff and alumni.

“Case biology dept. gets $1.5M grant”

Crain’s Cleveland Business, June 1, 2006

Case Western Reserve University’s biology department has received a $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Md.

“With 80,000 volumes to sell, Case book sale has my number”

The Plain Dealer, June 2, 2006

I'm hooked -- on books. And the 60th Annual Book Sale at Case Western Reserve University already is weakening my resolve to cut back on book buying.

“Picture Perfect”

Campus Technology, June 1, 2006

Using videotaped lectures to practice American Sign Language (ASL) used to be a pretty tiresome process for hearing impaired and other students at the University of Rochester (NY). While the application of digital video for ASL at the University of Rochester is unique, the school certainly isn’t the only institution to improve its video technologies. A handful of other colleges and universities are starting to deliver high definition video in various formats, both online and via handheld devices. In particular, schools such as the University of Nebraska, Case Western Reserve University (OH), and the University of Michigan are blazing trails, adopting exciting video initiatives that are opening up new avenues of learning for students and teachers alike.

“Cancer worries continue long after treatment ends”

EurekAlert, June 1, 2006

The doctor may give the cancer patient a clean bill of health, but worries about recurrences, lingering effects from treatment, a second cancer and a shortened life plague the thoughts of approximately one-third of long-term, older-adult cancer survivors, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University's Cancer Survivor Research Project. This is one of the first studies to look at the worries experienced by long-term survivors.

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“Moving Up by Moving Down”

Inside Higher Ed, June 2, 2006

Not a week goes by that some college isn’t talking about how it can use athletics to get better. Build a bigger stadium, switch conferences, land a better coach — all with the promise of attracting better students, more alumni donations, more attention. Never mind that the track record for such moves includes plenty of deficits and disappointments; the lure remains.

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The Hoop it Up for Health Fair & Basketball Tournament takes place tomorrow at the Veale Convocation Center. Attendees can watch several basketball games and receive life-saving health screenings. The event is free. For more details check out today’s Plain Dealer listing at
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The Staff Advisory Council is sponsoring an open forum on June 5 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Strosacker Auditorium. Scheduled to attend are Hossein Sadid, chief financial and administrative officer and Tony Kinslow, vice president of human resources. Index cards will be provided for questions, or questions can be submitted by 4 p.m. today to

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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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Emily Lahowetz, a graduate student in the biomedical engineering department, recently finished the Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon in 1:35:55. Her performance placed her third in her age group and 12th among females overall.