CAMPUS NEWS

To avoid any delays in receiving your tax forms, log in to the PeopleSoft HCM system http://www.case.edu/erp/hcm to verify name and address information. If changes are required, navigate to http://www.case.edu/finadmin/humres/hrim/change.html and complete the Employee Change of Information form. To finalize the name change process, the completed form must be returned -- along with a copy of a new social security card or marriage certificate, if applicable -- to the following locations: faculty/staff, HR Records Administration, Crawford Hall, Room 220, Questions: 368-3270; student employees: Student Employment Office, Yost Hall, Room 410A, 368-4533; graduate students: Payroll Department, 357 BioEnterprise Building, Room 357, 368-4290.

International Students Services (ISS) and the International Club will have its annual campuswide Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, November 19, in Nord 310A and 310B. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets ($3-undergrad, $5-graduate, $1-children 7 years and under) are available in Sears, Room 210. The dinner is open to the campus community. For more information, send an e-mail to wzw1@case.edu.

The Case Share the Vision Committee is sponsoring a Community Hour open forum, "A Case for you and Cleveland: Here for now or Here for Good." Mandel School faculty member Mark Chupp will facilitate the discussion at 12:30 p.m., Friday, November 17, in the Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge. Best of Cleveland prizes include Cavs tickets, Cleveland Orchestra tickets, theater tickets, and a gift certificate to "Lola!" Euclid Beach popcorn balls, pizza, and drinks. All welcome.

The upper entrance to the Lot 53 garage from the Adelbert Road bridge will be closed beginning Monday, November 20 through Monday, December 4 in preparation for the final phase of the bridge construction project. Updates are available on the parking Web site at http://parking.case.edu/parking/lot53.htm.

Friday, November 17, is the last day to submit suggestions for the Case Common Reading program. The selection committee is seeking recommendations for a reading assignment for next fall's incoming first-year students. To make a recommendation, refer to http://studentaffairs.case.edu/orientation/reading/.

CASE IN THE NEWS

City schools failing in science

The Plain Dealer, November 16, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?
/base/news/116367067764530.xml&coll=2 - continue

Among 10 major American cities, Cleveland had the smallest percentage of fourth- and eighth-graders proficient in science, according to 2005 test data released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Since 2002, the district has been in a partnership with Case Western Reserve University that provides intensive training for math and science teachers.

New test predicts best candidates for defibrillators

Forbes.com, November 16, 2006
http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/health/feeds/hscout/2006/11/15/hscout536117.html

A new, noninvasive test easily performed in a doctor's office may be able to predict which patients are at risk for sudden cardiac death and who would likely benefit from implanted defibrillators. "This trial suggests there's a way to individualize therapy for patients," said study senior author Dr. David S. Rosenbaum, professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Michigan, Ohio deer deemed safe to eat

The Toledo Blade, November 15, 2006
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061115/NEWS34/61115016

Hunters need not worry about contracting a brain-wasting disease from deer when the Michigan deer firearms season opens today, officials said. So far, the disease has not been found in Michigan or Ohio deer. Ohio firearms season opens November 27. Venison lovers may take some comfort in research from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, which suggests that chronic wasting disease may not jump to humans. "So far, at least with the model available, there is still a significant species barrier," said Shu G. Chen, assistant director of the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at Case and a coauthor of a study in the August issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

Racism rears its head

Inside Higher Ed, November 16, 2006
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2006/11/16/racism

Racism and ignorance churn on college campuses as surely as they do in society at large, with a number of high-profile incidents each year serving as a ready reminder lest anyone forget. In fact, experts say, some of the incidents stem from a type of cultural forgetfulness -- and a sense among certain students, sometimes willful, sometimes not, that they live in a world wherein it is no longer relevant to remember.

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EVENTS

"Montage," the Mather Dance Center fall concert, continues tonight, November 16, to Saturday, November 18. All performances are at 8 p.m. and take place at Mather Dance Center. Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for seniors and Case personnel and $10 for general admission. Tickets are available at Eldred Theater Box Office or by calling 368-6262. Details: http://dance.case.edu.

Come out to discuss current policy issues during the Friday Public Affairs Lunch, held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Guilford lounge, first floor of Guilford House. Guest will be Norman Robbins, emeritus professor of neurosciences, who will discuss class bias in who gets to vote. Brown bag lunch; beverages provided. For more details, e-mail to joseph.white@case.edu.

Mather Spotlight Series on Women's Scholarship welcomes Cheryl Toman, assistant professor of French and program faculty in women's studies and ethnic studies, who will speak on "The Second Sex in an African Context: Perspectives on 'Othering.'" Lunch at 11:30 a.m. will precede the talk at noon in Guilford Parlor in Guilford Hall. For more about Toman and the series, refer to http://www.case.edu/provost/centerforwomen/.

The Student International Law Society and the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center present "Collapse of the Doha Rounds: Where Do We Go from Here?" from 4:30-6 p.m., today, November 16, in the school of Law Moot Courtroom, A59. Rajesh Aggarwal, senior advisor, International Trade Centre, Geneva, will speak, followed by commentary from Case law professors Peter Gerhart and Richard Gordon. Details: http://law.case.edu/lectures.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

As part of Case's NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award (ACES) and ongoing efforts to extend climate change initiatives university wide, the ACES team invites faculty from all disciplines at the university to nominate senior women and under-represented minority faculty for an ADVANCE Distinguished Lectureship. For more information about the lectureships and application procedures, please go to: http://www.case.edu/admin/aces/lectureship.htm.

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FOR STUDENTS

Spring Break Study Abroad 2007 features seven different course offerings taking place in Amsterdam, Paris, Salamanca, or Leuven in Belgium. These three-credit courses are open to Case undergraduate and graduate students. Complete the online form to receive detailed information regarding these educational excursions at http://www.case.edu/med/bioethics/international.htm, or send e-mail to michelle.champoir@case.edu or call 368-5377.

The Weatherhead School of Management open house will be on Friday, November 17. The information session will offer students details about the Master of Science programs in management, operations research and supply chain. To RSVP or for information, send e-mail to elaine.iannicelli@case.edu.

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PERSONNEL

Joy Whitbred has joined the university community as a research assistant in the pediatrics department.

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ACCOLADES

Just published is Aging Nation: The Economics and Politics of Growing Older in America, a book written by Robert Binstock, professor of aging, health and society, School of Medicine.

The Case women's cross-country team has made history in 2006, winning its first All-Ohio Championship and ending the month with its first University Athletic Association title. The team's Great Lakes regional victory was also a first for the women. The Spartans also moved up 30 spots in the national rankings from 35th to 5th during the season.