In addition to July 4, Monday, July 3 also is a paid university holiday.

Due to the holiday, Veale Center will be open on July 3 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. only, and closed on July 4. Regular hours will resume on July 5.

Final reminder: 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.


"New greenhouse at Squire Valleevue Farm"

The Plain Dealer, June 29, 2006

The names of a young woman who died in 1977 and a teenager who died in 1891 are now linked with educational benefits for students and instructors at Case Western Reserve University. The newly dedicated Debra Ann November Research Greenhouse at Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley will expand opportunities for Case educators and students in ecology and aquatic biology research.

"Finding fertile ground for sowing seeds of love"

The Plain Dealer, June 29, 2006

It was hot and sunny under a cloudless sky - the perfect day, in fact, to test the sincerity of volunteers called upon to work outdoors. Five of them met the challenge earlier this month getting a bed of weeds ready for planting. "How about beets along this side? There's room," Karen Ahn suggested to Noah Hrbek, admiring the spindly tomato plants he'd parked in a line. "Students coming here are eager to complain. 'Cleveland sucks.' That's such a poor attitude," said Ahn, a Case Western Reserve University student. "If a person is sick, you show compassion, a little love. Cities are the same."

"Case hires Harvard administrator"

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 28, 2006

Case Western Reserve University has hired a Harvard University administrator to serve as its new dean of undergraduate studies.
Jeffrey Wolcowitz most recently was the associate dean of undergraduate education at Harvard and the former associate dean and chief planning officer at Harvard College, which is the undergraduate school at Harvard University. He will start at Case on Aug. 1, replacing Margaret Robinson, who retired last year.

"Lute Festival Underway At Case"

WKSU Kent State University (NPR affiliate), June 28, 2006

Stop by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland this week, and you might see someone sitting under a tree, plucking out music. But it probably won't be on a guitar.

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"Black, White and Green"

Inside Higher Ed, June 29, 2006

Does debt have a color? Of course red symbolizes debt, but in borrowing, does it matter to minority students and their families whom they are borrowing from? A new business announced Wednesday believes it may matter. Robert L. Johnson, the founder of the BET empire and the first black billionaire, has created a loan business that will focus on urban students and on those who attend historically black colleges and other institutions with large minority enrollments.

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The School of Medicine and the Department of Genetics presents Yosef Shiloh from Tel-Aviv University speaking on "ATM: The Art of Maintaining Genome Integrity" on July 7 at 1 p.m. in room 105 of the BRB. For more information contact

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.

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UCITE announces a summer series of seminars on the Brain, Learning, and Teaching, which will be run by Jim Zull. This group will meet four times in the summer to discuss ideas from Zull's book, The Art of Changing the Brain; Enriching Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning. The sessions will be held on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room of Allen building on July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2. Pizza will be provided. The discussions will examine whether new ideas for teaching can now be gleaned from neuroscience research on learning. RSVP to UCITE at 368-1224, to, or online at click on "Events."

Clarification for an item that ran on June 26: P-Card holders and department administrators: please be aware that any P-Card expenses that are not posted by the vendor to your P-Card account by midnight June 26 will not hit year end close due to the billing cycle of the P-Card itself. P-Card purchases made from June 27 and on will be expensed on your FY 06-07 budget.

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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Gregory Adams recently joined the university community as research assistant in the department of dermatology.

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Case senior Stephen Hrinda, junior Alex Drollinger and sophomore Esther Erb received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America (College Division) honors for cross country/track and field, as recently announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Hrinda was named to the first team and Drollinger and Erb to the third team.