1-2-1 Fitness Center offers massage therapy (membership not required). Treat yourself to a relaxing 30-minute ($35), 60-minute ($60), or 90-minute ($90) massage. Or, purchase a gift certificate for someone special. Contact 1-2-1 for more information at 368-1121,, or visit

Two undergraduate students, Djuro Karanovic and Neal George, are planning to Cycle for Sudan from August 20 to 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 additional details including information on how to donate, go to

Case offers two nondenominational chapel locations for wedding celebrations, and both offer opportunities for parties of all sizes. For more information about Amasa Stone Chapel or Harkness Chapel, visit


"Presidents' panel to guide Case through rough waters"

The Plain Dealer, July 1, 2006

The board of trustees at Case Western Reserve University has formed an advisory group of current and past college presidents to provide counsel on the various issues facing the university. Members are Scott Cowen, president of Tulane University and former dean of Case's Weatherhead School of Management; Shirley Tilghman, president of Princeton University; Jim Wagner, president of Emory University and former Case provost and engineering school dean; and Chuck Vest, retired president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"Wise moves"

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 10, 2006<

We believe there is wisdom in a multitude of counselors, which is why we also believe officials at Case Western Reserve University are headed down the right path as they work to restore the stability and image of Cleveland's premier institution of higher education.

"Music Provides 'audio analgesic' for some, but studies are ongoing", July 9, 2006

Decades of studies, including one published recently, suggest that music might be a moderately effective pain reliever, an "audio analgesic." At some hospitals, music therapists are on call to help patients through painful procedures; when medications fail, some even sing patients to sleep. "It obviously has something to do with mind-body interaction," says Sandra Siedlecki, a nursing researcher at the Cleveland Clinic who cowrote the recent study on music and pain with Marion Good of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

This story also appeared in the New York Times:

"Program encourages interns to start careers in Cleveland"

The Plain Dealer, July 9, 2006

Tom Cassano graduated in May with an economics degree from Colgate University in New York. Later this month, he will move here from his hometown of Cherry Hill, N.J.

The Summer on the Cuyahoga program helped to alter his course. Cassano is one of 11 college graduates who have moved or are in the process of relocating to Cleveland after getting internships through the program. Now in its fourth year, the program draws students from Case Western Reserve University and five private East Coast colleges.

"Lose sleep, gain weight"

The Kansas City Star, July 8, 2006

More proof that you need a good night's sleep: Women who squeeze in fewer than five hours of sleep a night are more likely to gain weight in the long run than those who get seven hours or more. So says researcher Sanjay Patel, a doctor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland who examined data on 68,183 women in the Nurses Health Study, a long-term project that tracks women's health and habits.

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Scientists spend nearly half their time on administrative tasks, survey finds

Chronicle of Higher Education, July 10, 2006 (subscription required)

If the reason given on Robert S. Decker's voice mail were always true, there wouldn't be a problem. "This is Bob and Marlene Decker. We're both doing experiments in the lab, so please leave a message." But Mr. Decker, who runs a cardiology research laboratory with his wife, Marlene, at Northwestern University, is almost as likely to miss a call because he is filling out paperwork or in a meeting, as he is because he is examining cell cultures.

So Mr. Decker, a professor of medicine and of cell and molecular biology, helped devise a survey to quantify how much time researchers spend not doing research.

"Wrangling Over Unit Records"

Inside Higher Ed, July 7, 2006

Nearly anything said, murmured or leaked by the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education draws close scrutiny these days, just months before the scheduled release of the independent body's final report. So it comes as no surprise that the commission's rather rough draft report, which endorsed the idea of a national "unit records" database that would track students' performance throughout their academic careers, has reinvigorated the debate over whether such a system would help or harm higher education.

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Outdoor summer yoga at Case continues from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 25 on the Case quad behind Adelbert Hall (rain site: Amasa Stone Chapel). Marcia Camino, a certified and registered adult and children's yoga teacher, leads the classes, which 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

The Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Monthly Seminar will feature "The Public's Participation in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research," led by Insoo Hyun, assistant professor, Department of Bioethics at the School of Medicine. He will present at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, CCF NA5-03-04 Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Susan Halloway at 216-368-1017, or e-mail to

The theme for this week's Case Wednesday Barbecue is Mexican Fiesta and the Will Cheshire (acoustic blues rock) will perform. The event takes place at the Crawford deck between Crawford and Tomlinson Halls from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The price of $7.50 includes food and beverage of the day. CaseCharge, CaseCash, and cash accepted. In the event of inclement weather, the barbecue and music will move indoors to the Tomlinson Marketplace on the ground floor of Tomlinson Hall. For complete menus go to

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UCITE Summer Seminar Series on Technology and Information presents: Videoconferencing at Case, noon, Tuesday, July 11. Case has launched a videoconferencing initiative with Mace Mentch, faculty support manager at Instructional Technology and Academic Computing (ITAC). Pizza and sodas will be provided. RSVP to, or register at

The Weight Watchers at Work program will have a registration meeting at 11:30 a.m. in Thwing Center's Spartan Room on Wednesday, July 19. The group meet will begin meeting weekly from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on July 26. Participants receive 13 sessions for the price of 12. Pay just $144 by cash, check, or charge at the July 19 registration meeting. Call 368-3924 or e-mail to to learn more.

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The Office of Student Activities & Leadership and the Office of Greek Life are looking for session facilitators from the Case and Cleveland community for our Fall Leadership Conference, September 16, 2006. To find out more information about the conference, visit Contact Ryan-Allen McKinney, graduate assistant for leadership, at All session ideas should be sent by August 1.

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Kathryn P. Haley recently joined the university community as a research assistant with the Department of Infectious Diseases.

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James Anderson, Case professor of pathology, macromolecular science, biomedical engineering, and biomedical engineering received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Geneva in Switzerland. The story and event is posted online (in French) at