PROVOST INVITES FACULTY, STAFF TO NEW FACULTY RECEPTION

Provost John L. Anderson cordially invites you to the New Faculty Welcome Reception, from 4-6 p.m., Monday, August 28, on Freiberger Field. The event will convene in a tent behind the Kelvin Smith Library. The campus community is welcome to join the provost for an informal gathering to welcome our new faculty members to Case. Please RSVP with your name and your school or department by Friday, August 18 to NewFacultyReception06@case.edu.

CAMPUS NEWS

Information Technology Services is advising users of Windows operating systems that a new worm is predicted to appear that will take advantage of a flaw that exists in all supported versions of Windows. This flaw was corrected in the security patches released on August 9 by Microsoft. This worm can infect a system without any action being taken by the user (such as opening an e-mail attachment). Windows users are advised to update their system software online at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/. More information regarding this vulnerability is available online at http://help.case.edu/ and http://www.case.edu/its.

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CASE IN THE NEWS

Case prof gets $1M for AIDS research

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 17, 2006
http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll
/article?AID=/20060816/FREE/60816005/1008&Profile=1008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor Mary Barkley has received a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for AIDS research. The four-year grant will allow Dr. Barkley to study what makes two proteins in the AIDS virus come together to begin the biochemical processes that set the virus in action. She has been working on this type of AIDS research since 1998.

Delphi work force is cut

Tribune Chronicle, August 17, 2006
http://www.tribune-chronicle.com/News/articles.asp?articleID=7529

What's a global auto parts maker to do when more workers than expected take the money and run? That's the question facing Delphi Packard Electric today as the final number of hourly workers accepting a lump sum payment to retire or leave became clearer. The UAW's first scheduled witness -- Case Western Reserve University's Susan Helper -- is expected to testify about the efficiency and quality of Delphi Packard's high-tech plastic injection molding plant in Cortland.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

Former presidents Bush and Clinton assist UNCF in campaign for black colleges hit by Katrina

Chronicle of Higher Education, August 17, 2006 (subscription required)
http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/08/2006081701n.htm

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton have joined the United Negro College Fund in an effort to raise millions of dollars to rebuild and restore scholarships to historically black colleges ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, officials announced on Wednesday. "Katrina washed away many things, but we can't allow this disaster to bring further tragedy," Mr. Clinton said in a written statement. "We cannot afford to lose these schools that connect this country to our community, our children, and our leaders."

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EVENTS

The Graduate Student Nursing Association is hosting a Nautica Queen Dinner Cruise on September 10. Boarding time is 5 p.m., departure at 6 p.m., returning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and $40 per couple, and can be purchased at the nursing school in Student Services, ground floor. For more information, e-mail to Mekeshia Bates at mxb206@case.edu.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

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 services, and epidemiological investigation. For more information, please contact terri.daso@case.edu.

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FOR STUDENTS

Case Western Reserve University will conduct a series of open forums to give faculty, staff, students and alumni the opportunity to share their input and recommendations regarding the university's search for a new president. The forum for graduate and professional students is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on August 24 in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. For more details, refer to http://www.case.edu/president/search/commun/forums.html.

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PERSONNEL

Melissa Hanahan recently joined the university community as a research assistant in the epidemiology and biostatistics department.

Vanessa Panaite recently joined the university community as a data coordinator in the family medicine department.

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ACCOLADES

Todd Jacobs, a fourth-year mechanical engineering student, recently completed the Ironman USA Lake Placid Triathlon, which consisted of a 2.4- mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run through upper New York state.