CHARITY CHOICE CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF TODAY, RUNS THROUGH OCTOBER 31

Dear Case Community:

We would like to announce the Charity Choice Campaign 2006! The campaign will run from September 13 to October 31, 2006. This year marks vast improvements in the campaign.

We aim to build on the momentum of previous years by launching on Case for Community Day and instilling a culture of awareness, compassion, and altruism with the purpose of recognizing the social, economic, and environmental issues evident in our local community. We have put together a marketing campaign that highlights the three main aspects of the campaign:

Learn -- about the charities that contribute to the Greater Cleveland Community.

Choose -- the charity that appeals to you.

Participate -- by giving to your cause; by giving back to the city you call home.

This is the second year of our online pledge form which offers the following benefits:

Donors are able to:

  • Select from and direct their contribution to over 230 agencies
  • Choose their monthly contribution rate for payroll deduction
  • Track and update their contribution for the duration of the campaign

We invite you to embrace this cause and show the Cleveland community how Case is committed to making an impact locally and nationally. Visit http://www.case.edu/finadmin/humres/charitychoice for more information. You can make your pledge to the campaign by using the form located on the charity choice Web site.

Life is hard. By participating in the 2006 campaign, you, along with your charity of choice, are making it easier.

Sincerely,

Grover C. Gilmore - Dean, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Lara Kalafatis - Vice President of University Relations
Margaret Stevens - Campaign Coordinator, University Relations

 

CAMPUS NEWS

Case students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by Thwing Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 14 to register for the 2006 AIDS Walk Cleveland. This year's walk will take place at University Circle on October 7. Participants are encouraged to form teams of five people or more. Anyone who registers in Thwing on September 14 will receive a free certificate to a local restaurant. Visit http://www.cleveland.com/AIDSwalk for more details.

The office of University Marketing and Communications is conducting its first readership survey for Case Daily, the daily electronic newsletter for the Case Western Reserve University community. Responses from faculty, staff and students will help inform the kind of news and information about the university and its programs and services included in Case Daily and may also change the way in which Case Daily is delivered. The survey is limited to a onetime response and requires that you login with your CaseID. The survey takes about five minutes to complete: https://filer.case.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1156969764456.

CASE IN THE NEWS

Case team finds meteorite

The Plain Dealer, September 13, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news/115813624740920.xml?nnusa&coll=2

The Antarctic equivalent of a hurricane had been blowing for nearly a week, and geologist Ralph Harvey was beginning to wonder if his team would ever get out of their rattling tents and onto the ice. It was early December 2005. Members of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites program, based at Case Western Reserve University, were on their annual trek to the planet's best hunting grounds -- vast ice fields, where rocks that scorch down from the heavens stand out against the featureless white plain. Finally, the winds calmed and on Dec. 11 the searchers eagerly headed out on the Miller Range. Within a half-mile of camp, they spotted a golf ball-sized lump half-buried in the snow. The sun glinted off its shiny black surface, a sure sign the rock had been exposed to intense heat, enough to partially melt it. The sample, whose discovery was announced Tuesday, is exceedingly rare, one of less than 50 lunar meteorites found on Earth, and only the second of its geologic type. The shiny coating is called fusion crust, and Harvey jokes that it's a meteorite's party clothes, "because it hides as much as it reveals."

Signs brew of a heated debate over OMB nominee

Washington Post, September 13, 2006
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/12/AR2006091201592.html

Federal regulation, which usually simmers on the back burner in Washington, seems likely to start boiling in the next few weeks if public interest and labor groups have their way. Advocacy groups yesterday assailed Susan E. Dudley, the president's nominee to head up regulatory policy at the Office of Management and Budget, and called on the Senate to reject her nomination. Jonathan H. Adler, a professor and codirector of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University's law school, said Dudley has "generally liked free-market solutions to things" and "is skeptical of one-size-fits-all" regulations.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

Diversity up for grad students

Inside Higher Ed, September 13, 2006
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/09/13/grad

The enrollment of graduate students increased by 2 percent -- to more than 1.5 million -- from 2004 to 2005, according to a report released today by the Council of Graduate Schools. While the 2 percent increase is modest, data in the report suggest that those in the pool of faculty candidates in the future may be less likely to be white males than they are today. The enrollment increase for women outpaced that for men, 3 percent to 1 percent, leading to a one percentage point increase in the overall female share of the grad student population, to 58 percent. The gender gap is particularly pronounced among black graduate students, 71 percent of whom are female.

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EVENTS

The Case Newcomers Committee invites interested faculty, staff and students to a walking tour of the Case campus on September 14. Participants should gather in the Dampeer Room, located on the second floor of the Kelvin Smith Library, at 9:15 a.m. for refreshments. The tour will include brief visits to Amasa Stone Chapel, the Rockefeller Building, the 1-2-1 Fitness Center, and the Allen Memorial Medical Library. The Guilford House, Harkness Chapel, and the Peter B. Lewis Building also are tour stops. The tour will conclude around noon. An RSVP via e-mail to taylor@case.edu, or to (216) 321-7465, is appreciated, but not necessary for attendance.

The campus community is invited to a fundraising event to support education, awareness, and research for the prevention and cure of melanoma. BAH KOA & the Horn Family are sponsoring its fourth annual pig roast at 4 p.m. September 16, at the Lake County Historical Society, 8610 Mentor Road in Kirtland Hills. The event honors the memory and life of Brian Alan Horn, who'd been a cancer patient at University Hospitals and was to become a nursing student in the Nurse Flight Rescue program. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for ages 13-20. Music, dinner, an auction, bonfire and other activities will be provided. For details and to register, refer to http://blog.case.edu/casedaily/flyers/pigroast.pdf.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

The next UCITE session, "Assessments," will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on September 14 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. The session will focus on why it can be helpful to think about assessments early in the semester, and provide examples of a variety of assessments that can be applied to even large classes and can allow for better measures of student achievement. Pizza and sodas will be provided. RSVP via e-mail to ucite@case.edu, or register online at http://www.case.edu/provost/UCITE/ and click on "Events."

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FOR STUDENTS

Students are invited to attend the "Finding Research & Creative Endeavor Opportunities in the Humanities and Fine Arts" session beginning at noon on September 14 in Nord Hall, Room 212, sponsored by the SOURCE Office (Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors). Please RSVP to source@case.edu.

Ameripalooza -- a celebration of the American Studies Program at Case -- will be held in the SAGES Cafe, Crawford Hall, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on September 14. Win prizes including an I-Pod Nano; feast on hotdogs, popcorn, and ice cream; hear an Elvis impersonator; and see Kristen Baumlier present "Fossil Fuels," a provocative piece of performance art. In addition, meet the faculty of the American studies program. For more information, call 368-8961 or go to http://www.case.edu/artsci/hsty/amst/.

The Center for Collegiate Behavioral Health -- located on the second floor of University Health Services -- offers three drop-in clinics for students to discuss concerns they have about sleep, substance abuse and stress, or anxiety. No appointment or registration necessary. The Healthy Sleep Clinic is from 1:30-3 p.m. on Mondays; the Alcohol and Drug Clinic is from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays; and the Anxiety and Stress Management Clinic is from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Fridays.

McKinsey & Co. is hosting an information session from 7-9 p.m. on September 14 in Nord Hall, room 204 for students interested in applying for employment. The company advises senior management of the world's leading companies on issues of strategy, organization, and operations. Sponsored by the Career Center.

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PERSONNEL

Huiyun Gao recently joined the university community as a research associate in the cardiovascular department.

Magdalena Kalinowska recently joined the university community as a research assistant in the infectious diseases department.

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ACCOLADES

Case engineering research was well represented at the World Congress of Biomechanics in Munich this summer. Two keynote lectures in the areas of bone mechanics (Professor Dwight Davy, mechanical and aerospace engineering) and bone imaging (Professor Melissa Knothe Tate, biomedical and mechanical and aerospace engineering) were given. In addition, mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student Eric Anderson was one of four graduate students chosen as a semifinalist for the European Society of Mechanics International Student Award at the World Congress.