The deadline to renew lockers at Veale Center has been extended. Renewals can be completed daily at Veale's issue room. Both yearly and mid-year (effective January 1) rentals are available. Lockers that were occupied before June 30, 2006 and not renewed were cleaned out. Owners can claim these items until September 1 during normal operating hours.

Case Daily will occasionally provide tips and ideas on energy conservation from the university's Energy Advisory Committee. For more details go to Today's tip: Every day, American businesses generate enough paper to circle the earth 20 times. To conserve paper, try to make two-sided copies.


Rethinking clearly (Op-ed)

The Plain Dealer, July 20, 2006

Case Western Reserve University has turned a potential public relations debacle into a boon for its entire neighborhood. After considering pulling support from University Circle Inc.'s police department to bolster its own force, Case's leaders instead have committed to continue backing UCI -- even as they strengthen their own department. The reversal comes as a huge relief to UCI's leaders and its roughly 45 other member-institutions. Since the university accounted for roughly half of the UCI force's budget, its withdrawal would have emasculated the well-regarded department. For an area expecting massive growth, the absence of adequate neighborhood safety would have proved disastrous.

Case prof to lead study of microscopic machines

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 19, 2006

A Case Western Reserve University chemical engineering professor will lead a team studying novel microscopic machines powered by ultra light-sensitive molecules as part of a four-year, $1.3-million grant from the National Science Foundation. C.C. Liu, a chemical engineering professor at Case, will head the team of professors from other institutions researching the molecules, called "bistable roxtanes," whose applications include energy storage systems, drug delivery devices and chemical and biological sensors -- all of which could fit on the head of a pin.

Doctor: Yates thought drownings right

Associated Press (reprinted in the Houston Chronicle), July 20, 2006

Andrea Yates knew killing her five children was a sin, illegal and wrong in the eyes of society, but thought it would save them from hell, a forensic psychiatrist testified. Yates believed her children would go to hell if they grew up under her unrighteous influence, so she drowned them in a bathtub thinking in her psychotic mind that it was right, Dr. Philip Resnick told jurors in Yates' second murder trial Wednesday. Yates called 911 after the crime, told police what she had done and led them to the bodies -- further evidence she thought her actions were right, said Resnick, a psychiatry professor at Case Western Reserve University medical school in Cleveland.

Do we need gender-specific artificial joints?

The Plain Dealer, July 20, 2006

The first gender-specific joint replacement won approval from the Food and Drug Administration last month, but some experts wonder if the knee designed especially for women is more about marketing than medicine. The Gender Solutions high-flex knee is narrower and thinner and has a more natural angle between the female pelvis and the knee, according to Zimmer Inc., the international company that designed and distributes it. Zimmer, headquartered in Warsaw, Ind., claims the knee fits better, speeding recovery and increasing comfort. Dr. Matthew Kraay, director of joint replacement at University Hospitals of Cleveland and associate professor of orthopedics at Case Western Reserve University's medical school, has done surgeries with both unisex and gender-specific knee replacements.

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Can't we all just get along?

Inside Higher Ed, July 20, 2006

It's not every day that the president of a major university has to create a committee because some of her professors aren't working well together. But that's what Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, did this week -- in the wake of reports that a prominent neuroscientist discouraged a rising star in the field from accepting a position.

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The Institute for Management and Engineering (TiME) is hosting Robert Cabana, deputy director of the NASA Johnson Space Center, for an informal discussion on the challenges of human space flight and its role in the vision for space exploration from 5-8 p.m. on July 24 at the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 103. He will talk about the space shuttle, the space station, the new crew exploration vehicle and astronaut selection and training. RSVP to, or call 368-0596 for more information.

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Purchasing and Accounts Payable has a surplus of used interoffice envelopes. If you could use some, please contact, or call 368-2560.

Employees who received a Service Award during the annual awards program held on June 22 can pick up their gifts from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1-2 p.m. today and tomorrow, July 20 and 21, in Crawford Hall, Room 209. Awards are given to employees with 10 and 25 years of service to the university. For a list of 2006 Service Award recipients, refer to

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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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Christine Kozloski recently joined the university community as a research assistant in the pathology department.

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It was recently announced that Norman Tien, Case's Nord Professor of Engineering and chair of the electrical engineering and computer science department, was appointed as the state's newest Ohio Eminent Scholar in Condensed Matter Physics. While Tien's Case faculty position is in engineering, the Ohio Eminent Scholar appointment is in the physics department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case.