CAMPUS NEWS

Case Western Reserve University is the host of the 2007 University Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships. Event continues today through Saturday, February 10 at the Veale Center Natatorium. Refer to http://www.case.edu/athletics/varsity/uaaswim.htm for more information.

The Case Club at Severance Hall has reopened with Sammy’s as the food vendor. Refer to http://www.case.edu/diningservices/caseclub/ for hours of operation, menu items and reservation information.

Microsoft's recent announcement of Vista's availability has raised the question from within the campus community -- when is an upgrade to Vista possible? The university anticipates the Case Software Center will offer the Vista upgrade licenses mid-summer 2007. However, at this time Information Technology Services does not recommend that faculty, staff, and students upgrade their existing Windows XP computers to Vista. Refer to http://blog.case.edu/its-news/2007/02/07/microsoft_vista_enterprise_edition_upgrade for details and recommendations. For information on Windows Vista Enterprise Edition, visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/default.mspx.

CASE IN THE NEWS

Couple leaves millions to Case Western Reserve nursing school

The Plain Dealer, Feb. 9, 2007
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?
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Former Clevelanders, who met on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, have bequeathed more than $2.3 million to the university's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

No war with Iran

The Plain Dealer, Feb. 9, 2007 (Column)
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/opinion/117101543636680.xml?ocoth&coll=2

Norman Robbins, professor emeritus of neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University, and co-coordinator of Case for Peace, a peace group on campus, calls for Americans to examine the circumstances around the United States' potential military conflict with Iran and to "reject the administration's fraudulent choice between war or surrender."

Researchers find moth's antennae aid flight

The Plain Dealer, Feb. 9, 2007
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Case Western Reserve University biologist Mark Willis's research of hummingbird-sized hawk moths, along with colleagues from the University of Washington, provides insight into naval flight. Their work is reported in the current issue of the journal of Science.

Snyder to keep communication open as president

The Observer, Feb. 9, 2007
http://observer.case.edu/Archives/Volume_39/Issue_16/Story_1399/

Case Western Reserve University President-elect Barbara Snyder says she will continue to keep communications open when she takes charge beginning July 1.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

On the offensive

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 9, 2007
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/02/09/seog

Education Department officials are going on the offensive to defend President Bush’s proposal to raise the maximum Pell Grant in part by eliminating several other student aid programs, challenging numbers circulated by higher education groups to criticize the plan and insisting that it would most efficiently get more financial aid in the hands of more needy students.

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EVENTS

The School of Law program, "Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March," will feature Diane Phillips-Leatherberry, who marched at Selma, Ala., and Daniel T. Clancy (LAW '62), a longtime law school and university administrator who was an FBI agent assigned to Selma at the time. Event will be at noon, Wednesday, February 14 in Room 157 at the law school. Food and beverages provided.

Help raise awareness and money for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and the National VDay Campaign by supporting the campus's annual production of the Vagina Monologues. Show will be at The Spot beginning at 8 p.m. on February 16 and 17 and at 2 p.m. February 18. Tickets: $5 students and Case community; $8 general public.

Be sure to submit campuswide events of general interest to the Web event calendar, http://www.case.edu/webdev/webevent/calendar.htm. Review the Web calendar daily to find out what's happening on and off campus.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Access Services will be replacing the continuous parking permits for faculty and staff. These permits are deducted by payroll. Not all permits will be replaced; only permits that range between 30000 and 50000. Permit holders affected by the change will be notified by e-mail. Refer to http://parking.case.edu for additional details.

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FOR STUDENTS

Spring break will be from March 12 to March 16. Refer to http://www.case.edu/provost/registrar/calendars/5year.html.

Applications for the College Scholars Program are due Tuesday, February 13. To obtain information about the College Scholars Program and application materials, visit http://www.case.edu/artsci/scholars/.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is seeking rising juniors and seniors to join its team as paid student interns for the 2007-2008 academic year. Applications, instructions, and copies of the job description are available in the first-floor reception area of the admission office in Tomlinson Hall. Applications are due by Thursday, March 1. Send e-mail to christine.desalvo@case.edu with any questions.

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PERSONNEL

Joseph Nthale has joined the university community as a research assistant in the pediatrics department in Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.

Thangaiyan Rabi is a new research associate in the urology department in the School of Medicine.

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ACCOLADES

Minoo Darvish, executive director of curricular administration, is the recipient of the Joan Harris Staff Recognition Award for 2006. Each year the School of Medicine gives the award to a non-faculty employee who demonstrates excellence in job performance; significant achievements in leadership; a humanistic approach to work; and exemplary service to the School of Medicine.