Update your computers for Daylight-saving time

time.jpg Daylight-saving time begins Sunday, March 11. The change means computers must have the latest updates. Because daylight-saving time starts three weeks earlier than usual, all computers need to have their software updated before March 11. Windows PC or Mac operating systems that are set for automatic updates may not require anything more. In addition, check and update handheld devices such as Palm, Blackberry and Treo, among others, to verify that the newest software is in the device. Check for the latest software update. For additional assistance or help with questions, call the Help Desk at 368-HELP(4357).

Campus News

During the transition period following the Branding Task Group's recommendations regarding the university's logo and nomenclature, the members of the campus community should continue with the current branding guidelines and work with University Marketing and Communications for consultation on future publications or creative needs. In writing and editing, on first reference, refer to the university as "Case Western Reserve University." In subsequent references, "Case" -- rather than "CWRU or "Case Western" -- is appropriate. In headlines, refer to the university as "Case Western Reserve University" or "Case" and not "CWRU" or "Case Western." When referring to the engineering school, it is all right to use "Case School of Engineering" because it is a named school.

Tune in to WCPN 90.3-FM at noon on Thursday, March 8 to hear a conversation with author-humorist Richard Lederer, the keynote speaker for the 2007 commencement at the university. Dee Perry hosts Around Noon.

For Faculty & Staff

What's new in human resources? Visit the HR Web site to learn more about benefits, Ease@Work programs, wellness opportunities, new jobs on campus and a host of professional development training programs for supervisors and staff.

For Students

The Kelvin Smith Library is offering a new class for basic design and creation of a research poster through its CaseLearns program. Sessions are today and tomorrow, March 7 and 8 in the library. This new course is free, but space is limited to the first 30 registrants on each date. Read more about the class and register today. Faculty and staff are welcome to register for this and other CaseLearns classes.

Get ready for spring break: Stop by Thwing Center atrium or Nord Hall lobby between 12:30 and 1:45 p.m., Friday, March 9 to receive a free gift sponsored by the Peer Helper Network.

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will welcome media activist Ann Simonton to campus at 7 tonight. She will speak on "Sex, Power and Media" in Strosacker Auditorium. Details.

Events

Karen Beckwith, professor of political science, will lead a public book discussion for the Writer's Center Stage 2006-07 Series, a Case and Cuyahoga County Public Library partnership. Attendees will discuss two books by Jim Lehrer, No Certain Rest and Flying Crows. Lehrer is anchor on PBS-TV's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Beckwith will lead the free discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8 in the Dampeer Room of the Kelvin Smith Library, second floor.

For a list of other events and activities on campus and in the community today, refer to the WebEvent calendar.

March 7, 2007

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Case in the News

Women who deny or hide pregnancies get little psychiatric care

Health Behavior News, March 6, 2007
Susan Hatters-Friedman of Case Western Reserve University, and colleagues reviewed a study about women who go to great lengths to hide their pregnancies or even convince themselves they are not pregnant until giving birth may not be getting the psychiatric care they need, according to a new survey.

Helping the blind see and the lame walk

Financial Times Germany, March 7, 2007
Neurotechnologist P. Hunter Peckham, professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, is collaborating with John Donoghue of Brown University on a project that aims within five years to restore natural arm and leg movements to people who have severe spinal injuries.

Higher Ed News

In diversity push, top universities enrolling more black immigrants

The Washington Post.com, March 5, 2007
The nation's most elite colleges and universities are bolstering their black student populations by enrolling large numbers of immigrants from Africa, the West Indies and Latin America, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Education.

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