CAMPUS NEWS

Two undergraduate students, Djuro Karanovic and Neal George, are planning to Cycle for Sudan August 20-27. Their route will take them 450 miles -- from Cleveland to Washington, D.C. -- to raise awareness and funds surrounding the crisis in Sudan. They plan to bicycle rain or shine. For information on how to donate or other details, go to http://www.cycleforsudan.com/.

A traffic alert is in effect at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and East Boulevard for the next three weeks. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is working on a sewer improvement project. For questions contact University Circle, Inc. at (216) 791-3900.

 

CASE IN THE NEWS

"Report: FBI, Mesa firm lost $1.2 mil"

The Arizona Republic, June 15, 2006
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0615fbi-evidence0615.html

The FBI "wasted" $1.175 million on a contract with a Mesa-based software company to help modernize how the nation's largest crime lab keeps track of evidence in its custody, according to a Department of Justice report. The ability for crime labs to keep close tabs internally on the status of evidence is important, in part because any gaps in the chain of custody are easy for defense lawyers to attack at trial, legal experts say.
"And these labs are just getting too much stuff in," said Paul Giannelli, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a national expert on scientific evidence.

"Case picks committee to find new president"

The Plain Dealer, June 15, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?
/base/cuyahoga/1150360243279240.xml&coll=2

Case Western Reserve University has hired a search firm and seated a committee to find its next president.

"Nonprofit help"

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 14, 2006
http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
AID=/20060614/FREE/60614005/1008&Profile=1008

Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations is partnering graduate students with local nonprofit organizations to help plan strategic visions for their future.

"It's not a game, 'it's our life!'
Local immigrants show passion for home watching World Cup Finals"

The Plain Dealer, June 15, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?
/base/cuyahoga/1150360366279240.xml&coll=2

Tension enveloped a dorm lounge on the Case Western Reserve University campus Tuesday morning. Togo had drawn first blood against South Korea, and 18 young adults from Korea -- most here for accelerated English classes at Case -- groaned as if wounded.

"Frustrated by narrow U.S. policy, top government scientist moved to Invitrogen"

San Diego Union-Tribune, June 13, 2006
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/biotech/20060613-9999-1b13rao.html

Mahendra Rao was the federal government's face of embryonic stem cell research for four years. He spoke at scientific meetings around the world, collaborated with scientists around the country, lectured extensively at universities and published articles in respected scientific journals. But in September, Rao quit what should be a coveted job at the National Institute on Aging, citing frustration with federal funding restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research. He did his post-doctoral work at Case Western Reserve University.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

"Columbia Chemistry Professor Is Retracting 4 More Papers"

New York Times, June 15, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/15/science/15chem.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

A chemistry professor at Columbia University who in March retracted two papers and part of a third published in a leading journal is now retracting four additional scientific papers.

"The Many Faces of Facebook"

Inside Higher Education, June 15, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/06/15/facebook

Social networking, event announcements, roommate vetting, law enforcement, and recently a bit of job browsing … Facebook.com has an impressive array of uses.

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EVENTS

The campus community is invited to attend a free screening of the movie "Batman Begins" tonight at 9 p.m. at the City of Cleveland's Mall B, located downtown near City Hall. The film screening is part of the "Meet Me on the Mall" series of summer events, sponsored by ParkWorks. For more details go to http://www.parkworks.org/home.html.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

All outstanding travel advances for travel completed for fiscal year 2005-2006 must be cleared by June 30. For additional information contact the travel accounting office at 368-6092.

The university has been invited to submit two applications for Beckman Young Investigators Award in chemical and life sciences. Details about the program are available at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Web site, http://www.beckman-foundation.com/byi_guides.html. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. at the time of application and be within the first three years of a tenure track appointment. Interested faculty should consult their dean or associate dean for research or further information.

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FOR STUDENTS

The U.S. Department of State encourages students who are planning international travel or study during the summer to review safety information at http://travel.state.gov.

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PERSONNEL

Rachel Madewell has joined the advancement services department as a business analyst. She previously worked as coordinator with the Weatherhead School of Management.

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ACCOLADES

The Case School of Engineering recently received a $1.5 million endowment gift from brothers Charles and John Phipps. Both are 1949 graduates of the Case Institute of Technology. The donation is named in honor of their late father, Myron Phipps. Dean Robert Savinell said the money will allow the school to devise and sustain new initiatives.