The Mandel Council and allies are conducting a fund-raiser for the 16th annual AIDS Walk on October 7 in University Circle, which raises funds for HIV/AIDS services and programs for individuals living in the northeastern Ohio region. Students, faculty, and staff can purchase tickets for $3 today, September 26, and tomorrow, September 27, from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor in the atrium area of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Also, from 6-8 p.m. on September 27, the Mandel Council and allies are hosting a potluck at the Mandel School in the student lounge. Students, faculty, and staff who bring a dish to the potluck can purchase a raffle ticket for $1, and additional tickets for $3. Students who don't bring a dish to the potluck can pay $3 per raffle ticket. For more information, to sign up for the potluck, or to participate in the AIDS Walk, send e-mail to

Several programs at 1-2-1 Fitness Center are open to non-members. Upcoming events include the Race for the Cure Training Team, the Outdoor Bootcamp Class, a free fitness seminar, "Revamping Your Workout," which takes place at 6:30 p.m. today, September 26, and a Combat Camp that meets twice a week. For detailed information about these events, send an e-mail to, or call 368-1121.


Medicine Web alerting system is created

United Press International, September 25, 2006

U.S. researchers say they've developed a faster way to inform consumers online when a medicine is withdrawn from the marketplace. The new approach involves, a commercial-free, consumer health Web site produced by Ohio's three medical research universities: The University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University and Ohio State University.

Sex-abuse list grows

Cincinnati Enquirer, September 25, 2006

People who have never even been charged with a sex offense could end up on a public registry of sex offenders. That new Ohio law -- the only one in the nation -- is being questioned by civil liberty groups and even the victim's rights group that spurred its creation. But state legislators and county prosecutors say the registry, which is similar to a Megan's Law database of convicted sex offenders, is a way to protect the public. "This raises a lot of questions for me," said Jonathan Entin, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University who specializes in constitutional law and civil rights issues." At least in criminal registries there is some sort of formal determination a person committed a sex offense."

Gerson takes seat on cancer association board

Crain's Cleveland Business, September 25, 2006

University Hospitals' Stanton Gerson has been elected to serve as a board member of the Association of American Cancer Institutes. Gerson is the director of the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a professor of hematological oncology at the Case medical school. Gerson also heads the National Center for Regenerative Medicine, which is a federally funded center to study and use stem cells to treat cancer and other diseases, and he's leading the planning process to build a new cancer hospital on UH's main campus.

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The clarity gap

Inside Higher Ed, September 26, 2006

No one expects earning tenure to be easy. But while revising a course, or trying to finish up that book or grant application, should a junior professor at least know what it will take to grab academe's brass ring? A new study of four-year colleges and universities -- one of the most ambitious ever of the attitudes of young professors -- finds that there is a notable gap between female and male academics in their confidence that tenure rules are clear, with men feeling more confident. The study also looked at many other issues -- and found numerous instances (some consistent with previous studies) suggesting that female faculty members are less satisfied than their male counterparts with certain college policies and the climate of their workplaces.

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Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine presents a five-part Mini Med School for the general public. Participants pay $85 for the entire series. Presented on five consecutive Tuesday evenings and led by Case School of Medicine faculty experts, sessions are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Robert J. Maciunas, a neurosurgery professor, will lead the first session tonight, September 26. The topic will be "Neurosurgery: Deep Brain Stimulation." For more information, go to

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Beginning October 2, the departmental deposit procedure will change. Deposit slips for deposits to Case accounts will be created in Peoplesoft. Please visit the ERP project Web site at for additional information.

The annual President's State of the University address will take place this week. The State of the University address to faculty is at 4:15 p.m., today, September 26, and the address to staff is at 12:15 p.m. on September 27. Both meetings will be in the Ford Auditorium in the Allen Memorial Medical Building.

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The Students' Global AIDS Campaign presents a Red Party from 8-11 p.m. September 29 in Carlton Fireside.

For the final College 360 Student Night of the season, students are eligible to purchase half-price tickets to the September 28 Cleveland Indians game. For more details, go to

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Shunhe Liu recently joined the university as a research assistant in the physiology and biophysics department.

Shiquan Wu recently joined the university as a research associate in the electrical engineering and computer science department.

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Loretta Sexton, an assistant director in the university's housing office, was recently recognized by the National Residence Hall Honorary as the Spotlight of the Month winner for August.