The 121 Fitness center invites the campus community to check out the center, whose members are people of all fitness levels striving to balance their commitment to health and wellness with their busy schedules. The facility is open 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Memberships include free group exercise classes, parking, baby sitting, exercise testing/programming, nutrition counseling, lockers, towels, sauna, and more. Payroll deduction is available for Case employees. Massage appointments are available for both 121 members and non-members. For more details contact 121 at 368-1121, or at

Outdoor summer yoga at Case has returned on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 13 through July 25, noon to 1 p.m. on the Case quad behind Adelbert Hall. The classes will be led by Marcia Camino, a certified and registered adult and children's yoga teacher. Classes are open to the entire Case community. There is no charge or registration required, and participants can join at any time. For more details go to


"UH system, Case to pump $20M into heart program"

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 12, 2006

University Hospitals Health System, best known for the Ireland Cancer Center and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, now has a $20 million plan to boost its heart program into the spotlight as well. The UH system, together with Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine, has committed to pouring at least $20 million into the heart program, said Dr. Daniel Simon, who officially will become the Case Medical Center's new chief of cardiology on July 1.

"Grotesque scandal rocks the human tissue industry"

Contra Costa Times (AP), June 12, 2006

A New Jersey company found a profitable niche harvesting human parts from the dead - until authorities claimed it was guilty of macabre malfeasance. This is the second of a two-part project by The Associated Press examining the risks and weak regulation of the booming body parts business... Those responsible "were just some irresponsible crooks who were doing this and slipped through the cracks," said Dr. Stuart Youngner, a Case Western Reserve University medical ethicist and head of the ethics committee at Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, a large nonprofit tissue bank. "The good tissue banks ... don't do that."

Also ran in more than 90 other media outlets, including New York Times, USA Today and CBS News.

"Changes in board policies are first step to turnaround at Case"

(Op-ed by Lawrence Krauss) The Plain Dealer, June 9, 2006

Last week Edward Hundert stepped down as president of Case Western Reserve University and we welcomed Interim President Gregory Eastwood. He has already shown a refreshing new interest in openness and consultation.

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"Graduates Get an Earful, From Left, Right and Center"

New York Times, June 11, 2006

In trying to come up with something new, many commencement speakers do considerable research on what to say -- and what it is permissible to say -- before they address graduating students. This year, Judith Resnik, a legal scholar, could win the exhaustive-preparation prize. For her speech at Bryn Mawr, Dr. Resnik reviewed over 100 years of commencement addresses.

"Colleges Putting Stock Picks in Students' Hands"

Washington Post, June 12, 2006

Even now, after graduating last month, Mira Spassova still tracks stocks she picked for a class. No wonder -- she and her George Washington University School of Business classmates were investing real money, and they cleaned up. Lesson learned: You can make a whole lot of money in the stock market.

"Soft Support for Tenure"

Inside Higher Ed, June 9, 2006

Americans back the concept of tenure -- but they don't necessarily know what it entails. Americans think highly of professors -- except that a substantial minority of Americans doesn't. Americans don't rate political bias in the classroom as the top problem in academe today -- but many think it's a serious one. Those are among the findings of a national survey of public opinion being released today by the American Association of University Professors.

"Luxury resort in stars for U. of C. observatory"

The Chicago Tribune, June 8, 2006,1,1851065.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

Ending years of hand-wringing over what to do with a glorious part of its history that had become obsolete, the University of Chicago on Wednesday announced a contingency-filled plan to sell its historic Yerkes Observatory. The deal with a New York developer would provide more than $8 million to the university while safeguarding the future of the century-old stargazing center along Geneva Lake in southern Wisconsin, U. of C. officials said. The village of Williams Bay, Wis., already is preparing for hearings on the proposal, which calls for a luxury resort and dozens of homes to be built on the property. The university's decision to put Yerkes on the block last year touched off an outpouring of concern among residents opposed to large-scale development around the lake. It also worried astronomy buffs who regard Yerkes as something of a shrine, where Edwin Hubble and other giants of science once plied their trade.

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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. Two or three different seminars will be offered each day throughout the week. 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 online, 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

UCITE announces a summer series of seminars on the effective use of technology for teaching and professional advancement. The sessions will be run in conjunction with Instructional Technology and Academic Computing (ITAC) and Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) personnel. Advanced PowerPoint is being offered on June 15. Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided. RSVP to, or register at and click on "Events."

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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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Roger Zender recently joined the university as a Web services coordinator for the Kelvin Smith Library.

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Cheryl Toman, assistant professor of French, has been awarded a Lecturing/Research Fulbright Award for the spring 2007 semester. She will teach a graduate course on African feminist Francophone literature at the Institute on Women in the Arab World at Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. Her research project includes guest editing an issue on multicultural perspectives on women and war for a feminist journal and to produce media resources on DVD for women's studies courses.