Campus event planners who organize and/or coordinate events with expenses of $500 or more, can attend an invitation only Preferred Catering Expo Information Fair, set for August 14. Event planners can attend the fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Thwing Center ballroom and meet the preferred caterers, sample food, and share any experience your department has had with a certain caterer. If interested, you must RSVP by calling Mary Luberger at 368-1666.

Get your fitness on via your Case ID. Head over to the Veale Center or Adelbert Gym for the remaining summer weeks from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. All outdoor facilities are open dawn to dusk Monday through Sunday. The Rock Wall is closed during summer. Open swim hours at Veale Center are 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, open swim is also held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Donnell Pool. Fall semester hours will resume August 28.


Case sees major hike in tech transfer deals

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 24, 2006 (subscription required)

Numbers were up across the board last year for Case Western Reserve University's technology transfer office. Key metrics, including revenues, transactions, and invention disclosures, shot up for Case's fiscal 2006, which ended June 30. The office, which was set up in its current form in 2001, is charged with commercializing technologies discovered by researchers at Case. Most significant was the increase in the number of licensing deals and other transactions handled through the office.

Case remains committed to Quad plan, leader says

The Plain Dealer, July 20, 2006

The West Quad biomedical campus planned by Case Western Reserve University remains a "critical undertaking," the project leader says, despite a budget squeeze and new leadership for the university. "We have been working very deliberately with Forest City, putting together the business terms of a partnership between the two institutions," said Ralph Horwitz, dean of the university's medical school and head of the project.

UH's main campus to bear Case name

Crain's Cleveland Business July 24, 2006 (subscription required)

It took years of internal wrangling, but Case Western Reserve University finally will have its name on a hospital -- and University Hospitals of Cleveland will have a whole new identity. As part of a new branding campaign, UH will change the name of University Hospitals of Cleveland to Case Medical Center and will refer to its entire health system only as University Hospitals, said Jeff Boutelle, senior vice president of marketing and communications at UH.

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Admissions officers look to marketing specialists for solutions to common challenges

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 24, 2006 (subscription required)

Improving diversity, attracting top students, and getting applicants to share their personal information were just a few of the challenges that 1,200 admissions officers tackled last week at a conference here on recruitment, retention, and marketing. The annual conference is arranged by Noel-Levitz, a private higher-education consulting firm with headquarters in Iowa City. The conference brought together admissions deans and student-affairs professionals from a variety of public, private, two-year, and four-year institutions.

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The final session of summer yoga will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, 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, is the instructor. The class is free and open to the entire Case community. For more details, 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. The talk is from 5-8 p.m. today, 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 by e-mail to, or call 368-0596 for more information.

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Retirement plans A, B, and C Summary Annual Reports for plan year ending June 30, 2005 are available on the "Retirement Plans" Web page,

July is National Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Month and the Department of Human Resources has two programs to get you moving. A line dancing class is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. The one-hour class will meet in the second-floor aerobic studio at Veale Center. Space is limited to 40 employees. Participants must wear tennis shoes. A Walk for Wellness will begin at noon, Thursday, July 27, weather permitting. The two-mile course will start at Severance Hall and wind through some of the most scenic areas of campus. Participants who complete the walk will receive a pedometer. RSVP by e-mail to

The application deadline for the 2007-2008 Fulbright Scholar grants is August 1. Go to for details on the new awards, eligibility guidelines, and downloadable materials.

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The U.S. Department of State encourages students who will participate in international travel or study during the summer to review safety information at

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Carolyn Sayre and Guofang Zhang recently joined the university community's nutrition department. Sayre is a research assistant and Zhang is a research associate.

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Case Western Reserve University has won a WebAward for the design of its Web site. Since 1997, the Boston-based Web Marketing Association has been evaluating commercial and educational Web sites and handing out the WebAward for best designs. St. John's and Loyola universities also were honored in the higher ed category this year. An article citing the three universities, and quoting Kevin Adams, Case senior Web designer, will appear in the July/August 2006 issue of EdTech magazine