Voices & Choices will host its second and final regional town meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at the University of Akron's James A. Rhodes Arena. The forum is expected to be the largest town meeting ever held in the region. Voices & Choices is a project of the Fund for Our Economic Future and is being directed by AmericaSpeaks in partnership with the Universities Collaborative. Through this series of town meetings and public forums across the region, thousands of people come together to decide what the state must do to revitalize the economy. For details on Voices & Choices or to register for the forum, go to


For those unable to volunteer during Case for Community Day, there is still a way to get involved. Bon Appetit is holding a food drive collection for the Cleveland Food Bank. The campus community is invited to bring nonperishable food items to the Thwing Atrium during Case for Community Day on September 13.

The Student Activities & Leadership Office and Thwing Center are sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 15 in Thwing Ballroom. Walk-ins welcome, however, appointments will be taken first. To schedule an appointment online, go to and use sponsor code: Casewestern.

Case's 121 Fitness Center is offering a new "Jumpstart" program. Sign up now and receive six free personal training sessions. 121 memberships also include a free nutrition counseling session, access to over 120 pieces of cardiovascular equipment, lines of machine weights, a dedicated free weight room, 40+ group exercise classes per week, towel service, daily lockers, sauna, parking and no contracts. The club also offers massage therapy. Stop in for a tour, or call 368-1121 or send e-mail to for details.


Ohioans sound sirens, make flag displays for 9/11 anniversary

Associated Press (reprinted in the Akron Beacon Journal), September 11, 2006

In Cleveland, law students at Case Western Reserve University planted about 3,000 small American flags in the grass on campus. Matt Ezzo, 32, a Case law student who served with the Marines in Kosovo, said five years has not diminished the significance of the day.

Fairness of Lorain police probe questioned

The Plain Dealer, September 12, 2006

A more neutral party should be appointed to investigate allegations against Lorain police officers, legal experts say. Sheriff's Capt. Rich Resendez, a former police lieutenant in Lorain, is investigating claims that officers have not been disciplined for committing sexual acts on duty. Bob Lawry, law professor and director of the Center for Professional Ethics at Case Western Reserve University, said police departments typically investigate their own officers. That is not unethical, he said. But Lawry said an investigator's judgment could be compromised by past relationships.

Change has Case students cutting their teeth earlier

Crain's Cleveland Business, September 11, 2006 (subscription required)

Students who just entered Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine will have their hands in patients' mouths much sooner than they might have thought. The school has overhauled its curriculum to provide students with time for independent study and more hands-on experience that is spread throughout their four-year term there, said Dr. Jerry Goldberg, dean of the dental school. "We've known for 50 years that lectures hour after hour are not the best way to learn," Dr. Goldberg said. "There is going to be more learning related to experiences."

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Harvard ends early admission, citing barrier to disadvantaged

New York Times, September 12, 2006

Harvard University, breaking with a major trend in college admissions, says it will eliminate its early admissions program next year, with university officials arguing that such programs put low-income and minority applicants at a distinct disadvantage in the competition to get into selective universities.

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A campus-wide voter registration drive will occur every day this week, with opportunities available for students, faculty and staff to register to vote for the 2006 midterm elections. Members of the Case Democrats, Alpha Phi Omega, FMLA or Case Vox will have registration forms and requests for absentee ballots available at the dining halls, Thwing Center and the Oval and the Quad each day. Additional volunteers are welcome. Any questions can be directed to

Case will celebrate the second annual Constitution Day Forum at 4:30 p.m. September 14, in Ford Auditorium. The event will feature distinguished guest lecturer Louis Fisher, noted scholar of constitution law and specialist with the Law Library of the Library of Congress. The theme for the event is "The Constitution Outside of the Court." His talk will be followed by a moderated discussion with Jonathan Entin, professor of law and Tom Sawyer, retired congressional representative and former mayor of Akron. Refreshments will be provided. For details about the event, refer to

The campus community is invited to the SIGMAC -- Case Macintosh Users Group Apple Tech Update and Mac OS X 10.5 preview -- beginning at 6 p.m. on September 13 in Clapp Hall, room 108. The event will feature the new Case Apple campus representative, new Apple computers and a preview of the new Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

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Faculty and staff are invited to a reception to welcome Jeffrey Wolcowitz, the new dean of undergraduate studies, to the campus community. The event will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, September 18, in the Hovorka Atrium in the Agnar Pytte Center for Science Education and Research on Adelbert Road. RSVP by September 13 to to confirm attendance.

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and the Office of the Provost cordially invites all faculty to attend the third annual Women of Achievement Luncheon from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on September 29 in Thwing Center ballroom. Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., will help welcome women faculty who were awarded tenure, promotion, distinguished professorships and other honors in the past year. Registration required. Please RSVP by September 15 to Jiling Yang at or call the center at 368-0985.

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All undergraduate students can participate in the U-Pass Program, which allows all undergraduates to unlimited rides -- free of charge -- on all Greater Cleveland RTA buses and rapid trains. A $25 activity fee is billed to each full-time undergraduate student each semester to cover this cost. The passes are distributed in Access Services, Crawford Hall Room 18, on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. A valid student ID must be presented.

U.S. Bank representatives will be on campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 13 in Leutner Dining Commons and Nord Hall to assist students who wish to activate their CaseOneCard to become their ATM and debit card. For more information please visit

The Graduate Student Senate (GSS), the Academic Careers in Engineering and Sciences (ACES) program and the Career Center encourage graduate students to attend the ACES Speaker Series "Looking Ahead to Professional Life: Leadership, Gender & Diversity." The first program will feature Ka-Pi Hoh, triple-alumna and deputy manager of the Lubrizol Corp. She will discuss "How to Get Ahead and Still be Yourself: Leadership, Gender and Diversity Awareness," beginning at 5 p.m. September 12 in the Spartan Room in Thwing Center. GSS will provide heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

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Asit Saha recently joined the university community as a senior research associate in the biomedical engineering department.

Masashi Sakuma recently joined the university community as a research associate in the cardiovascular department.

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