Dell has issued a voluntary recall on some batteries sold with its laptops in the Latitude, Inspiron, XPS and Precision Mobile Workstations. These batteries, under rare circumstances, have a risk of overheating and catching fire. If you purchased a Dell laptop between April 1, 2004, and July 18, 2006, check whether your battery is affected by this recall at If your battery is affected, discontinue using the battery and follow the Web site instructions to return it directly to Dell for a replacement. Only the battery is affected, not the entire laptop. You may still continue to use the laptop with the standard AC adapter. Information is posted at

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.


Weakening HIV spreads, Case virologist theorizes

The Plain Dealer, August 15, 2006

With just one exception, no virus mutates more madly than HIV. HIV has all the intrigue of a twisted family tree, and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine virologist Eric Arts is fascinated by it in a way that a forensic scientist might be drawn to a crime scene. Tracking the virus' permutations and their various effects has led to Arts' theory that HIV may be weakening. And while a flagging HIV may sound like a positive development, Arts believes it may actually be aiding the proliferation of HIV infections.

Patience, realism urged in 'New Hundred-Year War'

Cleveland Jewish News, August 16, 2006

Israel is embroiled in but the first stage of the "New Hundred-Year War," says Amos Guiora, professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and director of its Institute for Global Security Law and Policy.

HIV study involving 6,000 women providing an invaluable database

The Plain Dealer, August 13, 2006

Seven years ago, a team of international scientists that included Case Western Reserve University researchers set out to see whether contraceptives like the pill raised the risk of HIV. The study, which included more than 6,000 women from Uganda, Zimbabwe and Thailand, ultimately found no link. But it turned out the women had much more to contribute. The group has since become a data oasis, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, home to more than half the 40 million people in the world with HIV/AIDS.

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ACT college test scores see their best gain in 20 years

New York Times, August 16, 2006

The test scores of high school students who graduated in 2006 and took the ACT college admissions test showed their biggest jump in 20 years, pushing scores to their highest level since 1991. But there was also a decline in the number of students reporting that they had taken the courses that the testing organization considers necessary for college preparation.

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

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The Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Research Program of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center announces pilot funding for junior investigators or senior investigators beginning a new cancer-related research focus. Funding is open to eligible faculty members interested in conducting cancer focused research in prevention, behavioral, health service, and epidemiological investigation. For more information, please contact

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Amy Lucal recently joined the university as a professional services manager in the student services department.

Samantha Ekka-Duffy recently joined the university as a research assistant in the psychology department.

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Theta Chi fraternity recently held its 150th Convention, and Case Western Reserve University's chapter -- Beta Nu Chapter -- received 12 of 13 Chapter Excellence Awards and the Chapter Achievement Award. According to Beta Nu's president, Case's chapter ranked in the top six chapters nationwide.