Case Western Reserve University Protective Services has issued a campus advisory. An aggravated robbery took place at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, August 18, off campus, at 2084 Stearns Road. A male student reported that he was robbed at gunpoint in the vicinity of Stearns and Carnegie. The student complied with the suspect's demands, and the suspect fled the scene. The student was not injured. For more information about this incident and other security issues, refer to or


ITAC/MediaVision (formerly AV Services) will no longer be able to deliver AV equipment to classrooms. In order to maximize our resources, ITAC will support the university's 130 Technology Enhanced Classrooms (TEC). Wherever possible, ITAC will provide temporary installation of equipment within classrooms that are not adequately updated. If your classroom requires AV equipment, call in your request to 368-3777 or send via e-mail to For a complete listing of the TECs, refer to

Case Daily will occasionally provide tips and ideas on energy conservation from the university's Energy Advisory Committee. For more details go to Today's tip: Photocopy only what you need. Save large copy jobs for non-peak office hours such as early in the morning or late in the day.


CardioInsight gets capital

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 23, 2006

A new health care startup with technology developed at Case Western Reserve University has received $750,000 in venture funding from three local groups. CardioInsight Technologies Inc. is developing a medical device that would capture images of electric activity in the heart, according to a statement from the company. The company received the funding from Draper Triangle Ventures LP, nonprofit venture development group JumpStart Inc. of Cleveland, and Case’s technology transfer office. Draper is based in Pittsburgh but has an office in downtown Cleveland.

Case's latest loss

The Plain Dealer, August 23, 2006 (editorial)

Greater Cleveland has lost a powerful force for the region's revival with Dr. Ralph Horwitz's decision to leave Case Western Reserve University. Horwitz, dean of the university's medical school since 2003, proved a charismatic, visionary leader. He recruited nationally renowned research and clinical faculty, led the move to revamp the school's curriculum and forged crucial partnerships with University Hospitals. And, in the most public example of his pioneering approach, Horwitz developed a sweeping proposal for the West Quad, a new research campus in University Circle that would involve the region's major medical institutions, public health services and private medical companies.

Heart-imaging firm gets seed money

The Plain Dealer August 23, 2006

Cleveland medical device startup CardioInsight Technologies Inc. has received an investment of $750,000 to develop a new type of heart imaging device. The money came from Draper Triangle Ventures, JumpStart Inc. and Case Western Reserve University's technology transfer office. Each investor contributed $250,000, said Thom Ruhe, chief marketing officer for JumpStart, the Cleveland nonprofit group that invests money and expertise in local startups that have substantial growth potential. Using technology developed by Case researcher Yoram Rudy during the last 18 years, CardioInsight is aiming at commercializing a device that generates a detailed, three-dimensional image of a heart's electrical activity without invading the body with instruments.

Case Western Reserve University chemist takes on HIV-1 virus with $1m support from NIH

Medical News, August 22, 2006

Case Western Reserve University chemist Mary Barkley wants to find out what makes two pieces of a protein in the AIDS virus begin the biochemical processes that lead to AIDS. A four-year, $1.029 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will support Barkley's work in a new area of AIDS research that examines the chemical processes between the two pieces of reverse transcriptase (RT) protein that mobilizes the HIV-1 virus into action. For the more than 40 million humans suffering worldwide from AIDS, researchers like Barkley, the M. Roger Clapp University Professor in Case's College of Arts and Sciences, offer hope in finding new therapies for their disease by understanding the basic science of how the AIDS virus HIV-1 functions.

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Tuition-discounting rate holds steady over past 3 years, survey finds

The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 22, 2006 (subscription required)

The average tuition-discounting rate for fall 2005 was roughly the same as it was two years earlier, according to a survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Tuition discounting is a form of financial aid in which colleges award institutional grants to individual students, regardless of need, to reduce their cost of attending. The tuition-discounting rate is the average proportion of tuition and mandatory fees the grants cover. The discount rate for full-time freshmen in 2005 was 38.6 percent, compared with 38.8 percent in 2003. For the last three years, even with a slight decrease in 2004, tuition-discounting rates have been fairly stable, a report on the survey's findings said.

In a class by itself

The Plain Dealer, August 19, 2006 (editorial)

For the last six years, a small charter school on Cleveland's East Side has gone quietly about the business of educating young children. It hasn't bought billboards, directed huge donations to Ohio lawmakers, or even engaged in the long-running public debate about whether charters help or hurt public education.

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The University Program Board in partnership with Orientation/New Student Programs; the Office of Multicultural Affairs; Undergraduate Student Government; Housing, Residence Life, and Greek Life; Alumni Relations; and the Residence Hall Association will present N*W*C* from 7:30-9:15 p.m., today, August 23, in Horsburgh Gym in the Veale Center. The comedic show charges into the dangerous territory of race in America. N*W*C* was developed from the real-life stories of its three cast members. Language advisory. For details, refer to

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Students, faculty and staff are invited to check out university-owned apartments as a living option. For listings or more information, go to

For a list of vendors participating in the Employee Discount Program, go to the human resources Web site at Vendors offer discounts on car repairs, dining, entertainment and more.

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A number of Welcome Days events for new and upper-class students continues through the weekend with a rally at 5:30 p.m. today, August 23. Greet the first-year class as they enter the Village at 115 stadium for the first time. On Thursday, August 24, head to Freiberger Field at 5:30 p.m. for a carnival, followed by a Welcome Back Dance at 10 p.m. under the Freiberger Field Tent. All events are free. For a complete schedule of activities, refer to

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Kristin Losey has joined the university community as the new educational specialist for the Upward Bound Program.

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Richard J. Balazs is one of eight college seniors nationwide to receive a $3,000 NCAA Sports Journalism Scholarship from the Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan foundation based in Arlington, VA, dedicated to free press, free speech, and free spirit for all people. The award will assist Richard as he is coached in the strategies of sports writing and sports reporting.