The department of dermatology is holding free skin cancer screenings on July 7 from 2-5 p.m. at 3100 Bolwell Health Center, University Hospitals. To schedule an appointment call (216) 844-3568.

121 Fitness Center offers summer memberships for 1, 2, or 3-months, in addition to regular memberships. Memberships include access to the state-of-the-art fitness center, parking, towel service, daily lockers, 40+ group exercise classes per week, dry sauna, complimentary fitness testing, programming and nutrition counseling, and no term contracts. Case payroll deduction is available. Personal training also is offered for a low fee per session. Hours are Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 368-1121 or e-mail

The deadline for locker renewal at Veale Center for the 2006-2007 school year is June 30. If you wish to renew your locker please stop by the issue room. Forms of payment are cash or check only. Those who do not plan to renew are asked to remove their belongings by June 30.


"MU Alumni to get expanded library access"

Huntington News, June 22, 2006

Alumni access to library databases is a growing trend in academic libraries, Winters said. Marshall University joins such major schools as West Virginia University, the universities of Arkansas and Minnesota, and Case Western Reserve University in providing this service.

"Poetical Relationships by Robert Tabor Offers Unique Impressions and Abstractions About the Cosmos, the Scientific World, and Original Cause"

PR Web, June 23, 2006

Robert Tabor earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Case Western Reserve University. His background as a scientist enhanced his exploration into philosophy and metaphysics. Dr. Tabor has published numerous scientific articles and now resides in Austin, Texas.

"Case to establish the Ohio tobacco and research center"

Eurekalert, June 22, 2006

Cleveland--Case Western Reserve University's Center for Health Promotion Research, a research and evaluation center in the School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, recently received a $450,000 contract from the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation (TUPCF) to develop the Ohio Tobacco Research and Evaluation Center (OTREC). OTREC will assist with statewide tobacco prevention and control efforts supported by TUPCF.
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"Professors of Paranoia?
Academics give a scholarly stamp to 9/11 conspiracy theories"

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription), June 23, 2006

Nearly five years have gone by since it happened. The trial of Zacarias Moussaoui is over. Construction of the Freedom Tower just began. Oliver Stone's movie about the attacks is due out in theaters soon. And colleges are offering degrees in homeland-security management. The post-9/11 era is barreling along. And yet a whole subculture is still stuck at that first morning. They are playing and replaying the footage of the disaster, looking for clues that it was an "inside job." They feel sure the post-9/11 era is built on a lie.

"Religion in Residence"

Inside Higher Ed, June 23, 2006

This week, an excited group of Protestant clergy members and nonprofit officials broke ground on a new and unusual dormitory project that will serve the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Once constructed, the building will allow just under 300 students to live in an environment that is supportive of spirituality and religion, say organizers.

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Mark your calendars for Fall Convocation, August 31. More details will be announced soon.

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Procurement and Distribution Services would like to remind those departments with blanket Purchase Orders (POs) to review those currently open and evaluate their need for FY 06-07. If a department needs to cancel an existing blanket PO or regular PO, please send an e-mail to the customer care team for Procurement and Distribution Services (PDS) at In addition, requisitions for new blanket POs for FY 06-07 should be entered into Peoplesoft beginning July 1. Please contact the customer care team at 368-2560 with any questions.

The Corporate AMEX program will be terminated on June 30. The university is preparing to roll-out a new program which will allow employees to use a personal liability VISA card in place of the current card. Details for application and usage are forthcoming in the next several weeks.

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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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Andrew Gross recently joined the university as a medical simulation manager with the School of Medicine's Mt. Sinai Skill and Simulation Center.

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It was recently announced that Hugo Montenegro, a faculty member in the pulmonary and critical care division, is the director of the S. Darwin Noll - Hazel Scott Endowed Clinical Discovery and Innovations Fund in pulmonary and critical care medicine. As the first director of this fund, he will use the interest income to stimulate and support clinical research in the field. Clinical research supported by this fund will include the evaluation of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions in patients with pulmonary diseases, and assessing in-hospital and out-of-hospital outcomes.