Case Western Reserve University Protective Services has issued a campus advisory. Since August 1, there have been eight bicycle thefts reported on campus. The department is asking the university community for assistance. If you see anyone loitering near a bike rack for longer than it takes to lock or unlock a bike, someone carrying a bike without a front tire, or riding a bike and carrying another, please call dispatch at 368-3333. Do not approach the possible thief. For more information about this incident and other security issues, refer to:


The Case Task Force on Avian flu invites the campus community to hear its report, "Preparing for a Bird Flu Pandemic at Case Western Reserve University," from 10-11:30 a.m. on September 6 in the Ford Auditorium, Allen Memorial Medical Library. The program will focus on the ways the university is preparing to respond in the event a pandemic occurs, and how the needs of students, faculty and staff will be met. To RSVP for the event, go to


Research outlook at Case cloudy

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 28, 2006 (subscription required)

For Case Western Reserve University, troubles at its School of Medicine and with the university's standing in research circles may only be starting. After spending three years trying to boost Case's medical school to national prominence, Dr. Ralph Horwitz last week announced his resignation as its dean. Add that revelation to a year in which Case has experienced budgetary turmoil, faculty unrest, alumni unhappiness, layoffs and the loss of its president and three other deans and it creates a potion that some even on its own faculty believe will cause top-notch researchers to shy away from the beleaguered university.

Case to offer global experiences for those unable to study abroad

The Plain Dealer, August 26, 2006

Case Western Reserve University plans to develop new international learning experiences aimed at undergraduates unable to participate in the traditional study-abroad model. The university's College of Arts and Sciences will use a three-year, $205,000 grant from the McGregor Fund to establish the Worldwide Learning Environment program.

State school board race evolves into debate over science

Akron Beacon Journal, August 25, 2006

State school board races rarely generate much interest. But this year's race in the Akron area is drawing national attention. The issue heating up this race is the teaching of evolution. The nonpartisan race for the District 7 school board seat includes two prominent names: former Congressman and former Akron Mayor Tom Sawyer and incumbent Deborah Owens Fink, a University of Akron marketing professor. Sawyer was drafted to run by the newly formed Help Ohio Public Education. The group's founders, Case Western Reserve University professors Patricia Princehouse and Lawrence Krauss, say the curriculum changes promoted intelligent design and were an effort to insert religion into the science curriculum.

Test your wits against rest of the world

The Spokesman Review, August 27, 2006

There's smart, and then there's the World's Smartest Person. Thousands around the world are currently vying for that title, playfully offered by the International High IQ Society. Its founder has compiled a 25-question test to challenge those who care to participate. Douglas K. Detterman has researched and lectured on intelligence for decades. He's chairman of the psychology department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He doesn't know his own IQ. Never will. "I've seen so many IQ tests I've probably been corrupted," Detterman said.

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UCLA to protect animal research

Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2006,0,5533703.story?coll=la-story-footer

After an attempted firebombing near the home of one UCLA researcher and repeated harassment that pushed another professor to halt his primate research, UCLA's acting chancellor said Friday that he was taking steps to protect the university and its faculty from extremists in the animal rights movement. Norman Abrams, who became acting chancellor July 1, said animal rights activists in recent months have mounted what he called an escalating campaign against UCLA professors, researchers and their families.

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Dean May L. Wykle and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing cordially invite the campus community to a celebration honoring nursing alumna Rebecca M. Patton, the newly elected president of the American Nurses Association. The event begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, in the first floor lounge of the Bolton School. If attending, RSVP by e-mail to Kathleen Hanning,, or call 216-368-2541.

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Reminder from Procurement and Distribution Services: The requisition and purchase order for products or services should be initiated before the product is ordered or the service is performed. It is an important step in obtaining goods or services as the execution of contracts and agreements, the budget encumbrance and approvals within Peoplesoft, and the vendor's acceptance of Case's Terms and Conditions are a critical path in the purchasing process. For more information, please refer to, contact the Customer Care Team at 368-2560, or send e-mail to for questions or additional details.

Provost John L. Anderson extends an invitation to a reception welcoming the new School of Law Dean Gary J. Simson. The event will convene in Hovorka Atrium from 4-5:30 p.m. on September 5. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by August 30 to

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Solstice, Case's all-female a cappella group, is holding auditions for new members from 8:30-10:30 p.m. on August 29 in Harkness Chapel and from 8:30-10:30 p.m. on August 30 in Fribley, Room 211. Bring a prepared piece to sing a cappella. For more audition details, go to

Married dental students: the Case Alliance Dental Association (CADA) is extending an invitation to your spouse to attend the group's meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 31, in the School of Dental Medicine's student lounge. Members of the Alliance of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society will discuss ways in which spouses may become involved in the future practice and in the profession of dentistry, as well as community topics relating to oral health. Dinner will be provided. You must reserve your place today, August 28, by calling Sabrina at 440-646-8870 or sending e-mail to

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Julie Glodich has joined 1-2-1 Fitness Center as the new fitness supervisor.

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Jessica Diggs, who recently earned her Ph.D. in health policy from Case, has received the 2006 Wilburn H. Weddington, M.D. Minority Student Award sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. Awards encourage and support medical students enrolled in Ohio medical schools who are members of an underrepresented-in-medicine minority population. Diggs anticipates receiving her medical degree from Case School of Medicine in 2008.