CAMPUS NEWS

Case Printing Services will be closed June 29 and June 30 for year-end inventory. For emergencies please call 368-2550.

Beth McGee, the university's faculty diversity officer, administrates a university-wide listserv for the purpose of publicizing Case diversity activities, disseminating information, and brainstorming diversity ideas. If you would like to be on the listserv please contact bethmcgee@case.edu, or e-mail university-diversity-general@case.edu.

CASE IN THE NEWS

"Moody's gives Case's mood a lift"

The Plain Dealer, June 25, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?
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The spring's aggressive budget cuts at Case Western Reserve University are paying off. Citing the university's recent work to reduce expenses, Moody's Investors Service last week affirmed its A1 rating, a development that should build confidence among lenders and donors. In the short term, it could save as much as $250,000 a year in interest payments on Case's existing debt and lower the cost of future borrowing.

"Colleges react to drug needs"

The Plain Dealer, June 26, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?
/base/news/1151310671288631.xml&coll=2

Increasing numbers of college students are using mental health medications -- many are on the drugs before coming to campus -- and schools are rushing to adjust.

"Immersed in adventure"

The Plain Dealer, June 26, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/living/1151310780288630.xml?lxoth&coll=2

At the Donnell Pool, all you could hear was the whirring of the fan working to dry the humid air in the natatorium. A lifeguard stood on duty even though the pool seemed empty. Suddenly, the eerie still of the water broke with a flipper splashing from beneath the surface. The deep end of the water looked as if it were coming to a rolling boil. But the swimmers here were training to be future Jacques Cousteaus, not James Bonds, and being introduced to scuba as part of Case Western Reserve University's first Shipwreck Camp.

"Ohio Tobacco Research and Evaluation Center To Be Developed By Case"

MediaIndia, June 25, 2006
http://www.medindia.net/news/view_news_main.asp?x=11677

The Case Western Reserve University's Center for Health Promotion Research, which is a research and evaluation centre at the School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Bio statistics, had recently been awarded a $450,000 contract from the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation (TUPCF) to develop the Ohio Tobacco Research and Evaluation Center (OTREC). It was explained that OTREC would assist with statewide tobacco prevention and control efforts supported by TUPCF.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

"Federal Panel's Fault Lines"

Inside Higher Ed, June 26, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/06/26/commission

Tensions are running high among members of the federal commission on higher education, inflamed by a preliminary draft report that some college officials on the panel described as "nasty" and by continuing conflict over whether the commission's staff is playing too central a role.

"Quick Takes: Report Questions Worries on Male Enrollments, LeMoyne-Owen Offered Gift With a Condition, Reconsidering Ruling on Religious Employees, Edward Waters Regains Full Accreditation"

Inside Higher Ed, June 26, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/06/26/qt

Aside from a few subgroups, males are doing just fine when it comes to enrollment and educational performance, according to a report being released today by Education Sector, a nonpartisan research organization. According to the report, which covers all levels of education, it's not that males are doing worse, but that females have made more substantial educational gains in recent years.
Full story in the Washington Post at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/25/AR2006062501047.html

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EVENTS

Outdoor summer yoga at Case has returned on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 http://www.case.edu/academics/summer/SummerSessionOutdoorYoga.html.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Procurement and Distribution Services will need all Purchase Requisitions for FY 05-06 to be entered and approved in Peoplesoft with the applicable supporting documentation received at their offices in CASC, no later than June 27 at 5 p.m. for a Purchase Order (PO) to be issued prior to June 30. Requisitions for new Purchase Orders for FY 06-07 should be entered into Peoplesoft beginning July 1. Please contact the Customer Care Team at customercareteam-pds@case.edu, or 368-2560 with any questions.

P-Card holders and department administrators: Please be aware that any P-Card purchases made from June 27 and beyond will be expensed on the FY 06-07 budget.

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FOR STUDENTS

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is seeking a graduate student to develop and work with undergraduate students in providing health-related programs to student groups. The graduate student will be required to create and lead workshops on women's health matters, such as body image, healthy relationships, alcohol and substance abuse, and other issues. Must be able to work flexible hours, especially during evening and night hours. For more details go to http://www.case.edu/provost/centerforwomen/.

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PERSONNEL

Shi Gu recently joined the university community as a research associate in the department of pharmacology.

Alissa Ealy recently joined the university as a research assistant in the pathology department's tissue procurement and histology facility.

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ACCOLADES

With the major support of a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institutes (HHMI), the university's biology department will create a cascade of active science learning and mentoring that impacts the educational ranks all the way from the university to Cleveland's inner city high school and middle school students and teachers. This is the fifth time since 1988 that Case has advanced and enhanced its biology program through the generous HHMI support.