Save $5 on 2007 Entertainment Books if purchased through the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity. The discounted price is $25. Books will be available for pick up on September 5 from Adelbert Hall, Room 310. For a reservation form, send e-mail to, or call 368-8877.

The Athenian, Case's student-run humor magazine, is seeking humorous anecdotes from faculty and staff members for the first issue of the new semester. The staff is interested in short amusing stories, reflections on the in-workings of the university, and any wisdom faculty or staff may want to impart to incoming freshmen and returning upper-class students. Anyone who submits may choose not to have his or her name printed. For more information or to submit anecdotes, send e-mail to Nicholas Callahan at

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Case professor identifies extinct species of mammal

The Plain Dealer, August 9, 2006

Usually, fossil hunting is grunt work -- hand-sifting dirt in some parched badland, or eyeballing a thousand identical-looking rocks on a dusty hillside. But sometimes it's just a matter of pulling open a drawer and recognizing what's inside. One day in 1999, Darin Croft was browsing the fossil collection of Bolivia's national museum of natural history. Seven years and a lot of research later, Croft, now on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University, has determined the 12-million to 13-million-year-old bones are from a previously unknown species of extinct South American mammal.

Battered Ney ends bid for new term

The Plain Dealer, August 8, 2006

Facing dismal poll numbers and the possibility of a criminal indictment, Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio dropped his reelection bid on Monday, boosting GOP chances of retaining his seat and setting the stage for a special election to replace him on the November ballot. "It was a smart move for Republicans to push him off, if that's what they did," said Case Western Reserve University political scientist Alexander Lamis. "I am sure this was arranged."

Case student files not stolen

The Plain Dealer, August 9, 2006

Case Western Reserve University is sending out letters to about 6,000 students this week to let them know their personal information has not been compromised after all.

Right move, right time, August 7, 2006

For seven years after Sophie Kloza's diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease, her two daughters cared for her at home. New research suggests that the daughters did the best thing for their mother by keeping her at home as long as possible. "Long-term care placement is risky and hazardous, but the longer it's delayed the less risky it is," said McKee J. McClendon, the senior researcher at Case Western Reserve University who led the study, which was published last month in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

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Enrollment managers report their top worries include tuition cost, diversity, and predicting yield

The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 8, 2006 (paid subscription required)

As enrollment-management officials adjust to shifting admissions trends, new issues are topping their list of professional challenges, according to data compiled by Eduventures Inc., an education consulting company. Eighty percent of senior enrollment managers at both public and private research institutions said their top priorities included managing tuition cost and affordability, meeting diversity goals, and handling enrollment strategies, such as predicting "yield" -- the percentage of accepted students who enroll.

MBA job market remains strong

BusinessWeek online August 2, 2006

The MBA job market is stronger than ever, equaling or topping the peak years of 1999 and 2000, according to a new report. WetFeet Research & Consulting, in its eighth annual State of Student Recruiting survey, said students are receiving more offers, with more than two-thirds of MBAs reporting that they received multiple offers this past year, and 83 percent of MBAs reporting that they had accepted an offer by the time of the survey in April and May.

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This evening's Wade Oval Wednesday (WOW!) concert will feature Cats on Holiday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more details about WOW! go to

Tom Murray, chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency's Ethics Committee, will be speaking on "Hypoxic Chambers and the Spirit of Sport" at 2 p.m. Friday, August 11, in BRB-105. The event is a special summer lecture sponsored by the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law in the Department of Bioethics. For more about the center and the event, refer to

The university's Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School will have an exhibit during the Great Lakes Burning River Festival, set for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at Whiskey Island. The festival is designed to raise awareness about environmental issues that affect our region and the Cuyahoga River ecosystem, in addition to educating families and the community on how to sustain a cleaner and healthier environment. The exhibit will help promote the upcoming global forum convening the United Nations Global Compact, Academy of Management and the Weatherhead School of Management, October 22-25 at the Veale Center. To learn more, visit

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The Blackboard system will be down for scheduled maintenance on Sunday, August 13. The outage is to begin at midnight and will continue for up to 24 hours. The Case Blackboard system should be available again for use on Monday, August 14. In preparation for the coming academic year, and as part of our continued efforts to keep the Case Blackboard system running optimally, we will be upgrading from Blackboard 6.3 to Blackboard 7.0. Users will not see significant changes in either the appearance or behavior of Blackboard, but this upgrade paves the way for future enhancements.

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About 6,000 students recently notified that their personal information may have been compromised can rest easy: Their personal information has not been compromised after all. After learning that a file server the university thought included student information was stolen from a medical insurance underwriter company, the university -- as a precaution -- sent letters to the affected students warning them that their names, Social Security numbers and medical information may have been compromised. On Tuesday, the university learned that no student personal information was on the stolen file server.

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Hong Zhao joined the university community as a research assistant with the Center for Proteomics.

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