Myron J. Roomkin, dean and Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, has announced he will resume his faculty responsibilities in teaching and research in the department of management and policy studies at the Weatherhead School. Dean since November 1, 2004, Roomkin has resigned his leadership position effective August 1. For the full story, go to's_weatherhead


Learn your city by participating in the Walk and Roll Cleveland project set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 6 and 13. Organizers have requested the closing of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to vehicles so people can walk and enjoy the scenery in Rockefeller Park and the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Walk, ride your bike, or park and ride the RTA to University Circle. Activities including yoga, chalk art, live music, and ethnic dancing will be featured. For more details, refer to http:///

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To this date in the month of July, there have been seven bicycle thefts reported in various areas around campus. All but one of these bikes was secured with cables or chains. The Department of Protective Services is asking for assistance from the university community: Please be aware of suspicious persons loitering in the vicinity of a bike rack, someone carrying a bike, two persons on a single bike or anyone carrying tools such as bolt cutters or screw drivers. For the complete advisory, go to


Weatherhead school's dean resigns amid Case turmoil

The Plain Dealer, July 21, 2006

Myron Roomkin, the dean of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, has resigned after two years on the job, effective Aug. 1. "Dean Roomkin has graciously decided to step down for the good of the school," said Albert J. Weatherhead III, an emeritus member of Case's board of trustees whose family name the business school bears. Roomkin is the third dean at Case to resign within the last two months.

DeWine ad showing burning Trade Center is pulled, July 20, 2006

An Ohio political campaign ad containing images of the smoldering World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, is now being pulled after sparking controversy among political opponents. Sen. Mike DeWine is seeking re-election, with Democrat Sherrod Brown seeking his seat. But now, DeWine is taking heat from several directions concerning the ad, NewsChannel5 reported. Case Western Reserve University political science professor Joe White said this is only the beginning of backlash in the heated senate race.

Edmonton company boasts cheap BSE test, July 21, 2006

An Edmonton company is confident it has a cheap, ground-breaking test for mad cow disease, but the test's British inventor who claims to have first made the link between BSE and the disease's human form insists he still holds the rights. Despite their differences, inventor Harash Narang and BSE Prion Solutions Inc. agree the test holds amazing potential to quickly and inexpensively test live cattle for bovine spongiform encephalopathy better known as mad-cow disease. He is no longer part of the research, but work on it continues at the United States National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

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Financial-aid administrators denounce a lender's ad questioning their integrity

Chronicle of Higher Education, July 21, 2006 (subscription required)

Student financial-aid officials are up in arms over a two-page advertisement in last Sunday's New York Times that sharply questions their integrity. "Before you apply for a student loan you should know the truth about financial aid offices," the advertisement warns students. "They're supposed to help you choose the best lenders. But in reality, they may steer you towards lenders that benefit them. Not you." The ad is the latest from a relatively new student-loan company known as MyRichUncle, which has been marketing federal and private student loans directly to consumers, rather than through financial-aid offices.

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Attention Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing alumni: Save the date for the 2006 Conference of the Society of Rogerian Scholars, scheduled for September 29 to October 1. This year's theme is "Visions of Nursing's Emerging Horizons." For more information, call 368-1867, send an e-mail to, or go to

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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Due to requests from university employees for additional Children's Technology Workshops for Grades 2-8, the faculty and staff discount is being extended for the week of July 24-28. Prices for Case faculty and staff children will be discounted by $75 for the full week. Details about the workshop can be found at For further information e-mail

The Department of Human Resources will sponsor a monthly Financial Wellness series beginning July 27. Topics will include how to control debt, homeownership, identify theft, and how to move from saving to investing. Experts from Cleveland Saves will present the free seminars from noon to 1 p.m. in the SAGES Seminar Room in Crawford Hall. For details, e-mail

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Andrew Caprariello recently joined the university community as a research assistant in the neurosciences department.

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Lynne Tan, a student at the School of Medicine, was recently awarded a Fulbright Grant for the 2006-07 competition cycle.