The eighth edition of the Campus Markings Contest is now open, and runs through October 31. The theme is "Campus Minutiae," and is open to faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additional information and entry forms can be obtained at

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2006 is finally here! A parade, a gospel music celebration, a party at the House of Blues, and the Case Spartans vs. the Carnegie Mellon Tartans football game are just a few of the events scheduled beginning today and lasting through October 15. There's something for the entire campus community. For complete details, refer to,, or refer to the "For Students" section of this week's archived Case Daily electronic newsletters at

Community Hour events at Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) today, October 13, include food, fun, gifts, prizes, and informal demonstrations of premier library resources. The celebration is in honor of KSL's 10th anniversary. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. will officially launch the CPL@Case-KSL browsing collection from Cleveland Public Library, with borrowing privileges for all faculty, staff and students. Festivities are from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details at


Weatherhead dean search committee formed

Crain's Cleveland Business, October 12, 2006

A search advisory committee has been appointed to help find a new permanent dean for the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. The group will focus on internal candidates for the dean's position, much like the committees that are searching for deans of the Case School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Legal fight grows over taped sessions used in political ads

Toledo Blade, October 12, 2006

A potential legal battle is brewing over the use of Ohio General Assembly and state Supreme Court sessions in Internet political videos. The debate pits political operatives against a nonprofit group funded by the state that provides unedited coverage of the legislature and high court to public television. Raymond Ku, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University who is a copyright expert, said a copyright can be claimed "once you create a form of expression."

Bad Boys question received wisdom on HIV

Nature online, September 2006

HIV is a frustrating foe, but at least doctors have been able to count on a few solid principles to help them fight the virus. Now, a group of scientists calling itself 'The Bad Boys of Cleveland' reports evidence that rebels against one of those principles. But it is increasingly clear that virus levels are only a small part of the story. In fact, as Benigno Rodriguez of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland reports, viral load explains only 4-6 percent of the rate at which a patient's T cells disappear.

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New approach to aid

Inside Higher Ed, October 13, 2006

The University of Washington is putting a different twist on a growing movement to stop charging low-income students to enroll at leading public universities. Unlike many institutions that have started such programs in recent years, Washington is covering only tuition and fees, not room and board (although other student aid may well be available for that). But the university is offering its "Husky Promise" to those from families with incomes of up to 65 percent of the state median income, which would currently be about 235 percent of the federal poverty level ($46,500 for a family of four).

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Department of Music weekend events: Free Case Choral Showcase featuring the Case Early Music Singers, University Singers and Concert Choir at 7:30 p.m., October 14, in Harkness Chapel. At 4 p.m., October 15, in Severance Hall, the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, and Parma Symphony Orchestra will perform. $15 general admission, $25 box seating through the Severance Hall box office, 216-231-1111.

"Defensive Social Work Practice in the Rising World of Litigation," a free talk, is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. today, October 13, at the Mandel School. Ruth Spencer, SAS '75, LAW '81) will address the profession of social work from a legal perspective and talk about how to avoid the pitfalls. Free CEUs to Case 10-year anniversary classes of '96, '86, '76, and '66, etc., as part of Alumni Weekend activities. More details at

The Global Medical Initiative is hosting an International Health Extravaganza today, October 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Event features a catered dinner, followed by a panel discussion and a short question and answer session. Tickets are $8 for students, $12 for faculty. Proceeds go toward sending a medical shipment to Uganda.

The Department of Mathematics is hosting a seminar and colloquium today, October 13, beginning at 3 p.m. in Yost Hall, Room 300. Daniela Calvetti, mathematics professor, will discuss "Numerical and Statistical Methods for Modeling and Simulating Cellular Metabolism."

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Save the date: EASE@Work presents a staff development session, "EASEy Access Demonstration," is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., October 23, and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., October 25, in the Allen Memorial Library's Ford Auditorium. For details call 216-241-3273, or employee relations at 368-0195.

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Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR). The program is scheduled to run from May 29 through August 3, 2007. Applications are available online at or in the biology department. Details: Send e-mail to Julia Brown-Allen at

Lambda Grad, the new student group for LGBT graduate and professional students at Case and affiliated institutions, is hosting a social event tonight, October 13, beginning at 9 p.m. at Jillian's in Cleveland Heights. For details, send e-mail to

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Susette Ziats recently joined the School of Medicine as the relocations manager in the Office of Space and Facilities Planning.

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Robert Binstock, professor of aging, health, and society in the School of Medicine, presented the keynote speech on October 6 in Perugia, Italy, during the annual meeting on brain aging and dementia of the Italian Association of Psychoteriatrics.