Save the Date: The Case Task Force on Avian flu will present its report, "Preparing for a Bird Flu Pandemic at Case Western Reserve University," from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2006. The session will be in the Ford Auditorium in the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Priority is for all Case administrators to attend. Members of the task force are Lynn Singer, deputy provost and vice-president for academic programs; Robert Salata, professor and vice-chair, Department of Medicine and chief, Division of Infectious Disease; Eleanor Davidson, director, University Health Service; W. David Sedwick, professor of medicine and director of occupational and environmental safety, radiation safety officer; and Richard Jamieson, vice-president, campus services. Refer to the Case Daily for more details.

Case has recently signed a partnership agreement with All Auto & Tire for the maintenance and repair of university vehicles. Effective August 1, 2006, All Auto & Tire should be the one stop for maintenance and repairs on university-owned vehicles. Facilities Services will contact university department administrators that use vehicles to discuss the program. All Auto & Tire also offers employee and student discounts at both its Cleveland and Euclid locations. The 10541 Euclid Ave. location accepts the CaseOneCard. Visit for more information.

Did you know Case has a radio station? Tune in to WRUW-FM 91.1, the student-run, university-owned station from 10-11 tonight and each Thursday for "Live From Cleveland," an hour of music highlighting local and regional bands. For a schedule of performers, refer to


Not to be denied

The Columbus Dispatch, July 25, 2006

Just before his senior year at New Albany High School, David Klink -- a brilliant student and an outstanding basketball player -- inexplicably drew a blank while filling out a college application form. When Klink collapsed on the court in the first half of a game Dec. 20, 2005, against Columbus Academy, his perfect world was turned upside down. After an eight-hour surgery Jan. 13 to remove a lesion on his brain, Klink faced the cruelest of ironies. He had to learn how to walk, talk, write, and shoot a basketball all over again. Immersed in vigorous therapy to regain full range and stability of his right (shooting) hand, Klink said he is on a mission to play for Case Western Reserve University, "if not by the start of the season, definitely at some point of the season."

Can't believe your eyes? Yes, that's Canada!

The Plain Dealer, July 27, 2006

Sam Lippert must have thought his mind snapped when Lake Erie, right before his naked eyes, evaporated to the size of a wide river. But hundreds of other Clevelanders saw it too, keeping Lippert from the loony bin, and giving them a clear and detailed view of trees and buildings along the Canadian shore as if they were only three miles -- not the actual 50 -- across the lake. The next day, on Aug. 13, 1906, the Plain Dealer ran a front-page story headlined: Mirage Affords Rare Spectacle. "I can see how this could be possible," said Lawrence Krauss, chairman of the Physics Department at Case Western Reserve University. "I believe it could happen, but I didn't see it and I'm always a skeptic."

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Many advisers, one message

Inside Higher Education, July 27, 2006

Throughout her career at Oregon State University, Susie Leslie has overheard this conversation, or variations of it, a few too many times for her taste: "Academic adviser? Oh, you mean that person who counts my credits and allows me to register for classes?" While that is the extent of the adviser-advisee interaction for many students, particularly those at large public universities, Leslie said advising offices generally set the bar higher for themselves. They can talk students through academic suspensions and departmental transfers -- but only if word gets out about the services they offer. Problem is, many campuses have advisers who are embedded in academic departments.

College and university campuses are going trans-fat free without compromising taste or performance

CNW Group, July 25, 2006

When college students return to campuses this fall, they won't just be cracking open new books, they'll be cracking open new cafeteria menus, too... menus that are trans-fat free. At a combined annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) and the Canadian College and University Food Service Association (CCUFSA), a number of colleges and universities reported taking steps to reduce trans fats and saturated fats from cafeteria menus. "It's important to us to provide healthier options for our customers," said Marc Zammit, director, Culinary Support and Development at Bon Appetit Management Company, which manages cafes at universities such as Georgetown Law Center, MIT, and Case Western Reserve University. "This oil has allowed us to offer students their favorite fried foods that taste great and are healthier too."

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Mark your calendars for Fall Convocation, 4:30 p.m. August 31, in Severance Hall. Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood will officially open the new academic year. A reception will follow on Freiberger Field featuring a performance by Blue Lunch, and a book signing with Michael Ruhlman, author of the book, The Soul of a Chef, this year's Common Reading. Refer to for updates.

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"Using blogs and Web pages to raise your professional profile" is the topic of today's UCITE seminar on the effective use of technology for teaching and professional advancement. This and other sessions run in conjunction with Instructional Technology and Academic Computing (ITAC) and Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) personnel. Join Heidi Cool, a university Web designer, and Jeremy Smith, a Middleware engineer, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. UCITE will provide pizza and sodas. RSVP to, or register at, and click on "Events."

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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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Jerry Yang has joined the information services department as an analyst/programmer. He is in the BioEnterprise building.

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