CAMPUS NEWS

The university is experiencing problems with its 216-368-9276 (WARN) phone line, the recorded message that provides information in the event inclement weather requires the closure or cancellation of classes. In the interim, refer to the university homepage at http://www.case.edu, and local and radio television stations for updates.

The American Red Cross is sponsoring two blood drives on campus: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 7, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 8, both in Thwing Center ballroom. To schedule an appointment, call 800-GIVE-LIFE, or register online at http://www.givelife.org.

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course beginning today is filled. Instructors from the Case Police and Security Services department plan to sponsor another class for early spring. Refer to a future edition of Case Daily for details.

Tutors are needed for the Saturday Tutoring Program, which serves K-12 students from more than 80 schools throughout Greater Cleveland. Most students seek help with math, science, or reading. Sessions meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Avenue. Refer to http://www.covenantweb.org/tutoring/ or call 216-421-0482 ext 281.

CASE IN THE NEWS

UH, Case bring doctors under one umbrella

Crain's Cleveland Business, February 5, 2007 (paid subscription required)
http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
AID=/20070205/SUB/70202017&SearchID=73271233358479

About 750 local doctors who practice at University Hospitals and teach at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine by the end of the year will become members of one large practice group that will be a subsidiary of the University Hospitals system.

Students get glimpse of future at college, career fair

The Plain Dealer, Sunday, February 4, 2007
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/117058373376290.xml?
ncounty_cuyahoga&coll=2&thispage=1

Representatives from Case Western Reserve University and other area colleges and universities were part of a college fair for area junior and high school students to expose them to career opportunities, college costs, and programs.

Grant to help doctors assess quality of care

The Plain Dealer, February 3, 2007
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?
/base/business/1170496233253970.xml?bxbiz&coll=2

Randy Cebul, internist at MetroHealth Medical Center and a professor at Case Western Reserve University's medical school, talks about a new collaboration among 19 organizations to better serve chronically ill patients throughout the region.

IRAs fill coffers of local charities

The Plain Dealer, February 3, 2007
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?
/base/business/1170511047257810.xml?bxbiz&coll=2

Quoted: Carrie Higginbotham, director of the planned giving program at Case Western Reserve University, regarding the amount of IRA distributions the university has received from older donors as part of the 2004 Pension Protection Act.

Mild-mannered researcher leads a rollicking double life

The Plain Dealer, Friday, February 2, 2007
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/friday/1170323787208500.xml?ymuse&coll=2

The album "Night Ripper" by Case Western Reserve University 2004 biomedical engineering graduate Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, is as one of the year's best, according to music critics.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

Defeat for same-sex benefits

Inside Higher Ed, February 5, 2007
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/02/05/mich

A Michigan appeals court on Friday ruled that public colleges and universities in the state may not offer health insurance or other benefits to the same-sex partners of employees.

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EVENTS

The Department of Applied Mathematics is holding a talk, "Regularization Techniques for Numerical Approximation of PDEs with Discontinuous Coefficients," featuring Eugene Kashdan of Brown University. Talk begins at 3:15 p.m. today in Yost Hall, Room 300.

"Rastafari and Reggae: a Marriage Made in Jamaica," a free, public talk, takes place at 4:30 p.m., February 6 in Clark Hall, Room 206. Ennis Edmonds, author of Rastafari: from Outcasts to Culture Bearers, is keynote speaker. Details: http://www.case.edu/artsci/bakernord/events.htm#Rastafari.

Leslie Feinberg, transgender activist, will present, "From Cold War to 'War on Terror': Fighting for Liberation in an Era of War, Racism and Reaction," from 5-6 p.m., February 9 in Strosacker Auditorium. Details: Send an e-mail to michael.spivak@case.edu or call 216-548-6287. This presentation honors the recent addition of gender identity and expression to the university's non-discrimination policy.

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations is hosting a graduate school information session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., February 10 in Thwing Center, Spartan Room. To RSVP, call 216-368-6025 or visit online at http://www.case.edu/mandelcenter.

For a list of other events and activities on campus today, refer to http://www.case.edu/webdev/webevent/calendar.htm.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Kelvin Smith Library invites faculty to a focus group for its Web site redesign project, from noon to 2 p.m., February 8 in the Dampeer Room. An external consultant will facilitate. Reservations required. Details: Go to http://blog.case.edu/orgs/ksl/news/.

Student photos are now available online. Faculty can access a new feature provided by 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. The portlet defaults with the "Display Pictures" option turned on. Users can turn off the display option by removing the check mark. This action will display a traditional class list.

TIAA-CREF has reported delays in applying some of the retirement plan contributions made on behalf of Case employees in the latter part of 2006. The delayed contributions will be applied retroactively to designated accounts, so that accumulations reflect the investment returns as of the dates TIAA-CREF received the funds and appropriate documentation. Case's human resources department will be informed when the contributions are in place, and the information will also appear on the next statement, which employees will receive in April. Direct questions about this issue to TIAA-CREF at 800-842-2776.

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FOR STUDENTS

Winter Leadership Conference: Beyond the Classroom, takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., February 17 in Thwing Center. An alumni panel will share how their leadership experiences while undergraduates has helped them post-graduation. Register online at http://studentaffairs.case.edu/leadership.

The Career Center is hosting "I Have a Job? What About You? Internship and Job Search Strategies" and "Navigating ClevelandIntern.net" on February 8 and 9, respectively. To register, refer to the calendar on the Career Center's Web site at http://careercenter.case.edu.

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PERSONNEL

Anthony Walker recently joined the university as a police officer with the Case Police and Security Services department.

Jitka Weberova recently joined the university as a technician in the infectious diseases department.

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ACCOLADES

Case Western Reserve University freshman Paul Manglona, from Guam, made good on the university's first-ever "Shot for A Semester's Tuition" promotion during Throwback Weekend at Adelbert Gymnasium. Manglona sank one (nothing but net) from half court (47 feet) to win $17,000 dollars worth of schooling at Case. "When I first saw the flyer, I told my friends I felt good about winning it and that I knew I was going to get picked," Manglona said. "Once I did get picked, I really knew I was going to make it." Manglona's name/ticket was pulled out of a ballot box full of students' names.