The Case Western Reserve University Department of Physical Education and Athletics has completed a new display for All-American and National Champion certificates in the walkway that connects the Veale Center to the Veale Natatorium. Over 150 plaques have been hung on what was the outside brick wall of Horsburgh Gymnasium. For more details, go to


Universities say they're a boon to economy

The Plain Dealer, August 4, 2006

Ohio's three largest research universities pumped $6.2 billion into the state economy in 2004 and accounted for 68,000 jobs, a report issued Thursday found. The collaboration by Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati, which commissioned the study, reflects a new reality: They face a fierce fight to wrest more money from the state as pots of federal research dollars shrink. The $65,000 report shows that more Ohioans work for public and private colleges and universities than for automobile and auto parts manufacturers. Case's interim president, Gregory Eastwood -- who has been on the job just two months -- called the study "a prudent thing to do," but he couldn't speak to why it was done.

OSU yields billions for Ohio

The Columbus Dispatch, August 4, 2006

The three biggest research universities in Ohio plow $6.2 billion into the state economy each year, a new study released today concludes. Ohio State University contributes more than half of that, the study by New York consulting firm Appleseed Inc. found. Ohio State, the University of Cincinnati and Case Western Reserve University, which account for 80 percent of university research in the state, commissioned the $65,000 study last year to quantify their impact on Ohio.

Report: schools could revitalize economy

The Cincinnati Enquirer, August 4, 2006

A report released Thursday by the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University outlines the $6.2 billion impact the three institutions have on the state and says higher education could be key to re-energizing Ohio's economy. "This diagnosis of Ohio's economic problems suggests that the state's colleges and universities have a central role to play in any effort to revitalize its economy," reads the report, titled "The Future Starts Here: The Role of the Research Universities in Ohio's Economy" and prepared by New York-based Appleseed Inc. It's important to note, however, that it is the universities who are saying this. The three institutions split the $65,000 cost for the study and are releasing it in advance of a gubernatorial election and budget planning process in which higher education is sure to be a major topic. Copies of the report will go to gubernatorial candidates and leaders of the General Assembly, university officials noted Thursday.

Chest X-rays may raise breast cancer risk for some

Scientific American, August 3, 2006

Researchers report that exposure to chest X-rays has a "relatively large effect" on breast cancer risk in women who are carriers of BRCA mutations, which increase their susceptibility to breast cancer. Dr. David Goldgar of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and colleagues evaluated data on 1,601 women who were either BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers and were exposed to routine, occasional and conventional chest X-rays, to assess their risk of breast cancer.

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Female life scientists earn 40 percent of the patents that male life scientists do, study finds

Chronicle of Higher Education, August 4, 2006 (subscription required)

Female life scientists in academe secure patents at less than half the rate of their male counterparts, three researchers report in an article published in today's issue of the journal Science. The gender gap in patenting has narrowed over time, the findings show, but remains large. Using a sample of 4,227 life scientists employed at American universities, the researchers found that, compared with men, women are less likely to secure patents, and that those who do are less likely to have as many.

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The Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine is hosting the talk "STAT5 Structure/Function in Normal and Leukemic Hematopoietic Stem Cells" at 4:30 p.m. August 9, at the Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413. Kevin Bunting from the hematology/oncology department will speak. Refreshments will be provided. For information, e-mail

The Case Flute Studio invites the campus community to a free recital, "Flutes on Vacation," featuring members of the musical group, at 1:30 p.m. on August 6 at Harkness Chapel.

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There is a new on-campus Catering Policy in effect. If there is an on-campus event for a total of $500 or more, a preferred caterer must be selected to cater the event. An E-Procurement requisition must be entered in Peoplesoft. For more information, please refer to . If there are any questions concerning the new policy please call Mary Luberger at 368-1666.

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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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Ian Scholdberg recently joined the university community as an analyst programmer in the gastroenterology department.

Erica Shubeck recently joined the university community as a research assistant in the otolaryngology department.

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Case Western Reserve University's Recovery House is highlighted on the National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Web site, The September 2006 recovery kit is geared toward adolescents and college students, and this resource is sent out to a large number of agencies, communities and treatment centers throughout the United States. For more information about Recovery House, go to