As the general election approaches, all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to review the guidelines for campus involvement in political campaigns. The guidelines explain relevant federal law and current policies in the Faculty Handbook. Go to

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is assisting Cleveland's Domestic Violence Center now through November 3. The campus community is invited to recycle old cell phones, which can be given to victims of domestic violence to call 9-1-1. In addition, the Domestic Violence Center has a wish list of items for its clients, including socks, slippers, lotion, baby supplies, gift cards, arts and crafts, games, and more. Details: 368-0985.

Buried treasure at Case? Find it by participating in the Kelvin Smith Library Geocaching Contest @ Case-KSL's Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data. All faculty, staff and students can learn new skills about coordinates and find the five caches for the contest that ends at 11 a.m. November 15. Check out a GPS unit from the library's Freedman Center and join in the campus Geocaching Contest at Participants are eligible for a drawing to win a GPS unit. For more information, visit the KSL October 23 news blog entry

Correction: The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will have an open house from 3-6 p.m. today, November 1, in the first-floor lounge, not at 11 a.m. as earlier indicated.


Horses as courses

Time Magazine online, October 31, 2006,9171,1552025,00.html

Writer Thomas McGuane once called the alliance between horse and human "a burst of poetry." I knew this was a make-or-break moment in what experts refer to as an "experiential" course in corporate training. Is there long-term value in one-, two- or even five-day courses that may be nothing more than drive-bys or Band-Aids? Probably not, says Richard Boyatzis, a professor of psychology and organizational behavior at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. "Most of the time, the purchase decision for these services is driven by a confused set of objectives or a decision to just do something," he says, "because the business climate is lousy or something has to be done about the company's internal culture or its markets. That leads to frenzied choices."

Case Western Reserve University hosts 100th anniversary of Alzheimer's disease conference

Medical News Today, October 31, 2006

The year 2006 marks the 100th anniversary of the first case of Alzheimer's disease to the medical world. "By the year 2020, a staggering number -- approximately 17 percent of the U.S. population -- will be considered elderly. In addition, almost 40 percent of a professional caregiver's time will be spent treating the elderly by that year," said May L. Wykle, dean and Florence Cellar Professor of Gerontological Nursing at Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and director of the University Center on Aging and Health.

Weatherhead ex-dean gets probation in drug case

The Plain Dealer, November 1, 2006

A former Case Western Reserve University business school dean caught trying to buy cocaine received 18 months probation Tuesday. Mohsen Anvari, 57, could have been sentenced to up to six months in jail. Earlier this month, he pleaded no contest and was found guilty of misdemeanor attempted complicity to possess drugs.

Ohio pastors prompt questions on law for charities in politics

The Plain Dealer, November 1, 2006 (column)

Questions raised in Ohio may help shape law to settle a national debate over the proper role of tax-exempt charities in politics, according to the former director of the IRS division governing exempt organizations. "You really are on the developing edge of the law," Marcus Owens, now a member of the Caplin and Drysdale tax law firm in Washington, D.C., told an audience this week at Case Western Reserve University's law school.

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Most M.B.A. students believe companies should help improve society, survey finds

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Students, November 3, 2006 edition (subscription required)

Today's M.B.A. students are not as ethically challenged as recent reports suggest, according to the findings of a study released in October at a global conference of business educators and leaders. In fact, 81 percent of those responding to a recent survey believe businesses should work to improve society, and 78 percent of them want "corporate social responsibility" integrated throughout their courses. The survey results were presented during a three-day conference, "Business as an Agent of World Benefit," at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland.

Foreign graduate enrollments up

Inside Higher Ed, November 1,2006

Following 9/11 and the tightening of visa rules, the number of foreign students coming to the United States for graduate school plunged. But a new report by the Council of Graduate Schools finds that foreign graduate student enrollment has finally started to climb. Most foreign graduate students entering this year came from China and India, which have burgeoning populations of undergraduates to feed into graduate programs.

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The 20th Annual Western Reserve Studies Symposium this year will focus on Transformation of a Region: The Western Reserve and "The Livable City." The symposium will take place 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 3, in the Dively Building, and will include discussions of Cleveland's assets, advantages, and challenges with respect to its development as a major U.S. city. Cost is $25 for students with Case ID and $50 for the public. Refer to or call the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Centers, 368-8961.

Phi Kappa Tau is hosting the 6th annual Phi K run for charity on Saturday, November 4. The race starts at 10 a.m. All applications filled out before race day are $13 for students or are $15 on race day. Sign up at tables in Nord, Fribley or Leutner throughout the week or go to and fill out the online application. All proceeds will benefit Hole in the Wall Camps that provide a summer camp experience for terminally ill children. Details:

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"Warming up the Chilly Climate for Students," a UCITE seminar, takes place from 9-10:30 a.m., November 3, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. Guest speaker is Bernice Sandler, senior scholar at the Women's Research Education Institute in Washington, D.C. Refreshments will be provided. For details, visit, or send an e-mail to

Do you snore or have sleep apnea? Are you at risk for diabetes? You may qualify for a new research study investigating the effects of snoring (sleep apnea) treatment on your sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol. If eligible, screening for sleep apnea and diabetes will be provided at no cost, and you will be compensated for your time as well as receive medical testing and treatment of sleep apnea at no cost. Potential volunteers need to meet the following requirements: (1) Must be between the ages of 18 and 75; (2) have sleep apnea or a history of snoring; (3) have impaired glucose tolerance but not diagnosed diabetes; (4) must be in otherwise good health without excessive daytime sleepiness. If you are interested in this study, e-mail or call 216-844-6251 or e-mail or call 216-844-6250.

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While spring break 2007 is still months away, students can begin to consider alternatives to the traditional warm weather and sandy beach destinations. Mandel School of Applied Social Science students plan to travel abroad for unique academic and service experiences in the Dominican Republic, Kenya, the Netherlands and the Ukraine from March 9-18. Students interested in these opportunities can attend one of several informational sessions at the Mandel School. Drop in on any of these dates: 12:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, November 1, in Room 320 BC; 12:30 p.m., Thursday, November 2, Room 320 BC; and noon, Saturday, November 11. Room 323. Details:

The Global Medical Initiative is sponsoring a Hoops for Hope competition. This 3-on-3 charity event has teams of three (with one alternate) compete in a single-elimination contest. Entrance fee is $20 per team, with all money received going toward a medical shipment to Uganda. Tip-off is at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 4 in the Adelbert gym. All Greeks earn two hours of philanthropy per team. For more information or for team signups, e-mail to or

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Mark Eddy has joined the university community as a social services librarian at Kelvin Smith Library, specializing in history and political science. Eddy has a master's in library and information science from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Oklahoma.

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The Center for Antibiotic Resistance and Epidemiology, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and Case School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division were well represented at the recent Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapeutics sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology. The conference, held September 27-30 in San Francisco, included a keynote address by Louis Rice, Case professor of medicine and chief of medicine at the VA hospital. Several Case/VA faculty-researchers led symposia or gave slide presentations including Robert Bonomo (MED '83), associate professor of medicine, pharmacology, microbiology and molecular biology; Curtis Donskey, assistant professor of medicine; and Marion Helfand (CIT '83; MED '96), assistant professor of medicine and biochemistry, as well as 11 poster presentations on various aspects of antibiotic resistance.