Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., today announced that all Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff will receive one additional paid university holiday on December 29. Eastwood, along with Provost John Anderson, also invited faculty and staff to a holiday open house on December 19, in Adelbert Hall.

Dear University Faculty and Staff,

With the holiday season approaching, the senior leadership team has decided to add Friday, December 29, as an additional paid university holiday this year. As a reminder, Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26, are already scheduled as university holidays.

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The university will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. Case Daily will not publish on those days.

Case School of Dental Medicine is reducing its fees for silver and composite (white) fillings through December. New patients are welcome. Case School of Dental Medicine provides full service dentistry to the community. Dental students provide a wide range of basic, complex and cosmetic services, such as tooth whitening. Services take a bit longer to complete, but fees average about half those charged by private dentists. The Dental Clinic hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays throughout the school year, excluding holidays. To learn more about the services offered or to schedule an appointment, call 368-3200 or visit online at

Joanna Hardis, group fitness instructor at 1-2-1, will share the latest research and guidelines, and dispel many of the common myths about exercise and pregnancy. Hardis has been a part of James F. Clapp's research team at MetroHealth for several years, examining the physiological, physical and psychosocial effects of exercise during and after pregnancy. Program takes place 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, at the center. Cost: Members $5, Non-members $10. Send e-mail to to register.

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East Toledo in running for wind power lab

Toledo Blade, November 20, 2006

America's first laboratory for testing offshore wind turbine blades would be built in East Toledo and begin operating along the Maumee River shoreline by mid-2009 if a contingent of northern Ohio academic, business, and government officials gets its way. The Ohio site is one of six nationally in the running for the $11.5 million U.S. Department of Energy project, which could create dozens of spin-off jobs by attracting manufacturers and parts suppliers for the booming wind power industry. Besides the principal sponsors of northwest Ohio's application mentioned above, numerous other parties are involved in the effort to make the project a reality here. They include: Midwest Terminals of Toledo International, the Ohio Department of Development, Bowling Green State University, Case Western Reserve University...

OSU cancer project apparently in limbo

Columbus Dispatch, November 20, 2006

Ohio State University officials have worked for at least two years to bring a rare, expensive cancer-treatment machine to central Ohio. University President Karen A. Holbrook included a statement about particle therapy in her 2005 State of the University speech, and university leaders talked about it to state officials and doctors at other hospitals. Now, however, university leaders won't talk about the project, and uncertainty about how to pay for it might be the reason. Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Columbus Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University and Battelle were named in the 2006 Third Frontier proposals as possible partners in the Ohio State project.

Ohio must keep making things

The Plain Dealer, November 19, 2006 (editorial)

When people talk about the economic glory days of Ohio, and especially its northeast quadrant, they invariably speak of this region's once-unsurpassed ability to "make things." Unfortunately, many of the industries that made this region wealthy have grown old. Understand that the recent flurry of fuel cell activity did not come out of the ether. It builds upon groundbreaking work that began years ago at the NASA Glenn Research Center and has continued there and at universities including Case Western Reserve University. Entrepreneurs used that research to start companies that are now attracting outside interest.

University Circle open to suggestions

The Plain Dealer, November 20, 2006

University Circle, the arts-and-medicine district criticized for its closed-door planning, is ready for public scrutiny of its fast-growth future. The Cleveland Planning Commission recommended Friday that the city create a design-review body to oversee building in the one-square-mile neighborhood. Institutions, including Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals, are ready for the change as hundreds of millions of dollars in projects roll off the drawing board, said Chris Ronayne, executive director of University Circle, Inc., a nonprofit that handles parking, policing and planning.

Rise in female and minority enrollment at Case

The Observer, November 17, 2006

According to "Minorities in Higher Education: The 22nd Annual Status Report," the enrollment of females and Hispanics in higher education institutions has increased by 51 percent, within the last decade. Case's efforts to bring in underrepresented students can be seen, as the report implies, in the increase of first-year female students. While comprising only 44 percent of last year's freshmen class, this year females make up 47 percent of first-year students. In addition, Case's campus also witnessed an increase of black first-year students. From last year, the number of black students increased by 30 percent.

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Science Ph.D.'s continue to grow

Inside Higher Ed, November 20, 2006

It is unlikely to quiet the burgeoning cries of alarm about a perceived crisis in American scientific competitiveness. But a new report from the National Science Foundation offers some evidence both of progress and of continued problems. The report finds that the number of science and engineering Ph.D.'s awarded by American universities in 2005 reached an all-time high of 27,974, surpassing the previous record of 27,273 from 1998.

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Case School of Law professors and coauthors Michael P. Scharf, director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, and Gregory S. McNeal, assistant director of the Institute for Global Security Law & Policy, will hold a book discussion and signing of their recently published book, Saddam on Trial. The event takes place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers Legacy Village, 24519 Cedar Road. C-Span's Book TV will film the event for a later broadcast.

A flute studio recital will take place at 8 p.m., Wednesday, in Harkness Chapel. The music department is sponsoring the free event.

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To help Case community members achieve the goal of meeting the highest possible standards for professional ethics and integrity, the university maintains a Code of Conduct. Anyone affiliated with Case who has concerns about unethical or illegal practices should consult the Code for guidance. It may be accessed at To report instances of suspected fraud or abuse of university resources, please refer to the procedures listed at

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The University Registrar's office will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22 because of construction.

The 2006-2007 Springfest Executive Committee is currently looking for students to head the following committees: booths, publicity and fundraising, food, attractions, and sponsorship/fundraising/prizes. An information session for interested students will be held at 6:30 tonight, Monday, November 20, in the Thwing Center's Spartan Room. Position descriptions and applications will be distributed. Applications are due by Monday November 27. Interviews will start on Thursday November 30. The annual Springfest will be on April 28, 2007. For a description of Springfest, refer to Interested students who cannot attend should send e-mail to for more information.

Race Matters, a night filled with food, short movie skits and intense discussion sponsored by InterVarsity, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Persian Club, will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 20, in the Thwing ballroom. Tickets are $3, all of which supports the International Justice Mission. For details, go to

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Moulik Kothari has joined the university community as an analyst programmer in the genetics department.

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Jared Bendis, creative director of new media for Kelvin Smith Library's Freedman Center, presented the talk, "Surviving in the Virtual World" earlier this month at the New Media Consortium Regional Conference at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. In October, he presented "The Unexpected Artist and Critic" at the New Media Consortium Online Conference on Digital Media; and "The Unexpected Artist and Critic (Abridged)" at the New Media Consortium Symposium on the Impact of Digital Media in Second Life.