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Maxi's Ristorante a bistro in Little Italy, 12113 Mayfield Road, is extending a 10 percent discount to Case faculty, staff, and students on all dinners through September 1, 2006. This offer is good Monday through Thursday. Show your university ID to receive the discount. Details: 216-421-1500.


In Ohio, Marines' deaths still felt

Associated Press (reprinted in The New York Times), August 3, 2006

Their deaths shook a nation that had grown used to the slowly mounting U.S. military casualties in Iraq. A year ago this week, 14 members of the suburban-Cleveland based 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines died in attacks a day apart. The blue-collar suburb's loss drew worldwide mourning. There haven't been protests similar to those of the anti-war movement in the 1960s, but Pete Moore, assistant professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, said the deaths of the Brook Park Marines affected public sentiment about the war. "There has been a reaction."

Decking out your dorm

The Plain Dealer, August 3, 2006

So, you're heading to a college dorm for the first time. Have you let everyone know where you're registered? Yes, that's one of the things you do these days, at stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, Linens-n-Things and J.C. Penny. The era of decorating dorm rooms with milk crates and old carpet remnants, like your parents did, is long gone. Beth Rolfes is the owner of the Westlake-based "Address the Mess" organizing business. Rolfes took a look at some of the dorm rooms at Sherman House at Case Western Reserve University. The dorm, like so many others at so many universities, was built in the 1960s. A room for two measures about 10 feet by 15 feet -- pretty typical. Andrew Powelson, 21, is a recent Case graduate who helped show Rolfes around Sherman House. He lived in the dorms for four years, and the biomedical engineering major from Zanesville was a guy who took his space seriously.

Browns use court win to change channels

Columbus Dispatch, August 3, 2006

A quick court victory allowing the Cleveland Browns to kill the contract of a TV station that aired an emotion-choked 911 tape will be a warning to other television outlets that critical coverage of the team, the owner or his family might be unwelcome, a legal analyst predicted. Neither side cast the dispute as a constitutional free press issue. Jonathan Entin, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University, said the issue was whether "every gory detail" of a 911 call should be aired. "The basic dispute is how much information do you need to tell that story," he said.

Paralyzed woman may shape law

The Plain Dealer, August 3, 2006

Columbus -- No one disputes that 24-year-old Kerri Swain lives in a netherworld of minimal consciousness due to the negligence of the Ohio State University Medical Center. Not only will she never participate in gymnastics again or graduate from Ohio University's ROTC Bobcat Battalion, her traumatic brain injury and quadriplegia assure that she will never walk, talk or even kiss her parents in mute appreciation for the untold hours they've spent caring for her. But they're carrying it where no court has gone before, which is to require a party to enter into a trust agreement. Max Mehlman, director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University's School of Law, agreed.

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College students warned about Internet postings, August 2, 2006

Incoming college students are hearing the usual warnings this summer about the dangers of everything from alcohol to credit card debt. But many are also getting lectured on a new topic -- the risks of Internet postings, particularly on popular social networking sites such as Facebook.

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The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is hosting several open houses throughout the fall and spring semesters, with the first one starting on September 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the first-floor lounge. Attendees will be able to find out information about various programs offered; meet faculty, students and staff; and obtain admission and financial information. For more details, call 368-2529, send an e-mail to, or visit the school's Web site,

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The Staff Advisory Council has extended the deadline for nominations of staff members for the upcoming SAC elections for representatives from the College of Arts and Sciences, and schools of Engineering, Law, Medicine and Weatherhead until August 8. Any member of the staff or faculty may nominate a staff member(s) from the listed areas. Staff members must have been employed at the university before March 1, 2006. Please send nominations to If you have questions about SAC, contact Kathryn Howard, SAC's vice chair. For more SAC information, visit

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The university-wide Second Year Cohort Committee and the Office of Student Affairs is sponsoring the 2006 Second Year Institute August 18 and 19. All rising second-year Case students are encouraged to apply for this event, which is designed to introduce students to the focus of the second year at Case -- exploration, engagement and creating a personal vision. This interactive event will provide second-year students time to connect with their peers around academic, leadership and social activities. Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., will serve as the Distinguished Alumni Speaker on the first day of activities. More information and online registration is available at

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Greg Tochtrop has joined the chemistry department as an assistant professor. He will teach the SAGES class "Chemistry and Biology of Drugs." His educational background includes receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Washington's School of Medicine, and he was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

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The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing has received $1.74 million for a new Institutional National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research, an arm of the National Institutes of Health. Under the leadership of principal investigator Shirley Moore, professor of nursing and associate dean of research, the program will provide training support for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows wishing to pursue research careers focused on vulnerable populations with multiple morbidities.