The Office of Student Activities and Leadership and Thwing Center are sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on June 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thwing Ballroom. Registration can be done online at, or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.


"New day at Case"

The Plain Dealer, June 7, 2006

In just a few days on the job, Gregory Eastwood has left no doubt that he'll run Case Western Reserve University differently from his predecessor.

"Doctors say treatment now can cool hot heads"

The Plain Dealer, June 6, 2006

A hair-trigger temper is seldom seen as a fixable mental problem. But doctors studying what's called Intermittent Explosive Disorder say anger-induced outbursts are more common than believed and that early diagnosis and treatment can go a long way to chill out aggressive hot heads. Dr. Daniel Deutschman, a psychiatrist and assistant clinical professor at Case Western Reserve University, said he also has had success using anti-epileptic drugs for aggressive disorders.

"Scientists seek to answer big question: What's the universe made of?"

Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau, June 5, 2006

After a 70-year hunt, astronomers and physicists think they'll soon be able to identify "dark matter," ghostly glue that keeps the galaxies, including our own Milky Way, from flying apart. "It's a quarry worth hunting," said Daniel Akerib, a particle physicist at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Akerib and his colleagues are about to start collecting data from a new detector half a mile below ground in an abandoned iron mine in northern Minnesota.

"Researchers Announce New Predictor for Lung Cancer Treatment and Survival"

Yahoo News, June 5, 2006

Research from the Ireland Cancer Center of University Hospitals of Cleveland has found a promising, novel biomarker that may be used to predict the survival of patients with advanced lung cancer and their response to treatment. Afshin Dowlati, MD, hematologist/ oncologist at the Ireland Cancer Center, presented this study June 5 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). "We believe this research confirms a significant new prognostic marker in lung cancer," says Dr. Dowlati, who is also assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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"Cybercrime spurs college courses in digital forensics"

USA Today, June 5, 2006

One of the hottest new courses on U.S. college campuses is a direct result of cybercrime. Classes in digital forensics -- the collection, examination and presentation of digitally stored evidence in criminal and civil investigations -- are cropping up as fast as the hackers and viruses that spawn them.

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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.

Today is the kick-off event for the annual Case Wednesday Barbecues, which run through July 26 at the Crawford Deck between Crawford and Tomlinson Halls from 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. The cost of $7.50 includes food and beverage of the day. CaseCharge, CaseCash, and cash accepted. Today's meal features a southern-influenced buffet and music from Coventry Jones. For complete menus and information go to

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The Weatherhead Admissions office invites all interested employees to a part-time MBA informational luncheon on June 13 at noon at the Peter B. Lewis Building, room 103. Learn about course offerings during evenings and Saturdays, as well as intensive courses. RSVP by calling 368-2030 or contact

The Staff Advisory Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on June 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the 1914 Lounge, Thwing Center.

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Interns interested in a six-week experience in non-profit, community building and special event production are sought for iNGENUiTY, Cleveland's Festival of Art and Technology, July 13-16 in downtown Cleveland. Full or part time positions available; all internships are volunteer positions, and could potentially qualify for community service hours. Send resume and a brief cover letter to Becky Cummings, Community Outreach Coordinator, at, or call (216) 589-9444 for more details. For more on the festival, go to

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Jonathan Gordon, instructor of law, research, analysis and writing, School of Law, was recently announced as the 1L Professor of the Year.

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David Poerschke, a third-year student in the department of materials science and engineering, was recently awarded the Charles W. Finkl Scholarship by the Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation.