Faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate students for the 2007 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The nomination deadline is Friday, January 26. Students with third- and fourth-year status are eligible. Inducted students will receive a reception in their honor, along with the opportunity to win a scholarship valued up to $5,000. Complete the nomination form online at For details, refer to

A research study investigating the effects of snoring (sleep apnea) treatment on sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol is now under way. If eligible, screening for sleep apnea and diabetes will be provided at no cost, and participants will be compensated for their time and will receive medical testing and treatment of sleep apnea at no cost. Potential volunteers need to be between the ages of 18 and 75, have sleep apnea or a history of snoring, have impaired glucose tolerance but not diagnosed diabetes and must be in otherwise good health without excessive daytime sleepiness. For details, e-mail or


Will gender matter? Hillary Clinton's run for the White House

WKYC-TV, Channel 3, January 23, 2007

Joseph White, professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, was interviewed by reporter Jennifer Murphy on WKYC-TV 3 for a segment regarding New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's announcement of her bid for the presidency. View the video at

Military judge orders modest bail for Damra

The Plain Dealer, January 24, 2007

Fawaz Damra, the former spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, was ordered released from an Israeli prison on modest bail Tuesday. However, Israeli authorities exercised a right to delay the release to give them 72 hours to decide whether to appeal the judge's decision. Damra remained in prison in northern Israel, but maybe not for long. "These things are decided pretty quickly, particularly in light of the fact he's been ordered released," said Amos Guiora, a Case Western Reserve University law professor and once a judge on Israel's military court.

Venture dollars drop for local biotechs

Crain's Cleveland Business, January 24, 2007

Investors injected $87 million into young health care companies in Northeast Ohio in 2006 -- barely half of what was raised in 2005, but $26 million more than 2004, according to an annual report by BioEnterprise Corp. BioEnterprise president Baiju Shah said he is "very encouraged" by the findings, which he said indicate an upward trend in health care investment, despite the drop from 2005. Mr. Shah spread credit for the increase in investment over the past few years to institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University; a growing venture capital community; and groups such as BioEnterprise and JumpStart, a nonprofit that invests in early stage companies with high growth potential.

Foundation awards nearly $300,000 to Health Science Center for national study

San Antonio Business Journal, January 24, 2007

The Commonwealth Fund has donated $263,658 to the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that supports research into health care issues. The university is leading a national evaluation project designed to revolutionize how primary care is delivered across the country. Carlos Jaen, professor and chair, will work with faculty from Case Western Reserve University, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Lehigh Valley Hospital and the University of Colorado to conduct the research. Final reports will be released in early 2009.

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Advocates for black students worry that foes of affirmative action have found new avenue of attack

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 23, 2007 (paid subscription required)

Many college administrators who gathered here this week for a national conference on educating black students said they saw a new threat to their programs emerging from a libertarian group's recent efforts to demand a strict accounting of expenditures on diversity by the University of Colorado at Boulder. In a report released last week, the Independence Institute, a research organization based in Golden, Colo., alleged that the state's flagship university had little idea how much money it spends promoting diversity and poorly manages such expenditures.

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Case Western Reserve University is a cosponsor of the Cleveland School of the Arts' 25th anniversary celebration on February 24. The event will feature jazz artist Ramsey Lewis in concert. Tickets start at $25. Dozens of Case faculty, staff and students serve as tutors and mentors to students who attend the arts school, and many of the students attend campus events and activities. For more information about the celebration, go to

1-2-1 Fitness Center will have a nutrition seminar at 7 p.m. tonight and 10 a.m. Thursday, January 24. A registered dietician will be on hand to give an overview of healthy eating and ways to put recommendations into practice. Details: or

For a list of other events and activities on campus today, refer to

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Student photos are now available online. Faculty can access a new feature from Information Technology Services by logging on to the MyCase portal and clicking on the "Faculty" tab. Within the MySchedule portlet, select the "View Class List" icon to display the class list with academic information and photos for enrolled students.

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A new volunteer opportunity is available for Case students who are interested in tutoring high school students. Provide free tutoring to John Hay High School and Cleveland School of the Arts students as they prepare for the ACT exam. Commitment is three hours a week beginning in February and continuing through April. If interested, send e-mail to

Hillel Foundation, Alpha Epsilon Pi Jewish Fraternity and the Jewish Student Group of the Undergraduate Student Government are sponsoring a Bone Marrow Registration Drive with the Gift of Life foundation. The drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, January 25, in Thwing Center atrium and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, January 26, just outside of Nord Hall, Room 305. Registration involves a cheek swab. Registrants will be joined into the international bone marrow registry for life. E-mail Yoni Regev at for more information.

The Case Cycling Club will have an organizational meeting to talk about spinning sessions for off-season training, upcoming races and rides, how to get in shape and other issues. Join the club at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 25, in the Veale Center Conference Room. Visit online at or send e-mail to

Campus interviewing and recruiting for the spring semester will take place Monday, January 29, at the Case Career Center, Sears Building, Room 206. For a list of firms coming to campus, students should refer to the Career Center Web site at and click the "eCompass" logo to access the site.

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William McConnaughey is an animal technician with the university's animal research center.

Rhonda Moore is the new program coordinator with Educational Services for Students.

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Case Western Reserve University's board of trustees has collectively given nearly $20 million to the university since establishing the Trustee Vision Acceleration Campaign in 2004. In addition, since 1996 members have contributed $2.7 million to the Trustee Annual Fund. Details: