Acclaimed Physicist and Author Lisa Randall to Give 2007 Distinguished Lecture

Picture of Lisa RandallAuthor and professor of theoretical physics Lisa Randall of Harvard University will discuss her best-selling book Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions when she takes to the podium at Severance Hall for the annual Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by Case Western Reserve University.

Join others from throughout the campus and community at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 for this free public event designed to bring prominent scholars from diverse fields to speak about their work. Randall is a leading physicist and is among the most citied scientists today. She will discuss the possibilities of other dimensions beyond the known four as she shares her view of the universe.

Although the lecture is free, online registration is requested. After the lecture, a book signing will take place in the Kelvin Smith Library. Read more about Randall in today's issue of the Plain Dealer and via the university's News Center.

Campus News

Weatherhead School of Management students will provide income tax services from 2-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 20 in the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 418. Clients should bring last year's tax return; social security card or ITIN for all dependents; employer W-2 form; 1099 Statements for self-employment; 1099 for bank account interest; child care provider information, including name, address, tax ID number and/or social security number; bank account number and bank routing number for direct deposit. Send e-mail to for details.

The ninth edition of the Campus Markings Contest runs through March 22. This edition focuses on the theme "Seen on the South Side" of campus. More information and entry forms are available online.

Passover certified meals for the upcoming holiday will be available to the campus community at the Halal/Kosher Countertop in Leutner Commons. Faculty, staff and students should sign up before March 26 to participate. Details are online or available by calling Auxiliary Services, 368-5844.

For Faculty & Staff

Patent searching can be a critical component of library research. Much of the information in patents is not published anywhere else. On March 21, learn more about Patent Searching Basics in a CaseLearns classes from 2-4 p.m. in the Kelvin Smith Library, Room 215. Class is open to faculty, staff, and students, but online registration is required.

For Students

Orientation leader applications from Educational Enhancement Programs are now available. Students are encouraged to apply for one of the paid leadership positions on campus. Application deadline is March 30. Interviews will on April 14 and April 15. For additional information, send an e-mail to or call 368-8827.

J. Ivy, an HBO Def Poet, will be performing at the Spot from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on March 22. Free for students with Case I.D., $3 for the public.

The Bahá'i Student Association of Case Western Reserve University along with the Cleveland Bahá'i community is celebrating Naw-Ruz, the end of a 19-day fast and the beginning of the Bahá'i New Year. The free festivities will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 21 in Carlton Commons. Open to all. Features catered dinner, swing dance lessons, and arts and crafts activities. For more information, send e-mail to Chris Chang.


John Kennedy, director of the Survey Research Center at Indiana University at Bloomington, will present a workshop entitled "How to do Survey Research" from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 30 in the Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413. This workshop will cover topics such as technical design of the survey, history of survey research, using the Internet for recruitment purposes, and more. The seminar is worth six Continuing Research Education Credits and is free to the university's research community. Read more for registration and additional details.

The university's Film Society will present a showing of Citizen Kane beginning at 7:15 p.m., March 20 in Strosacker Auditorium. Free, open to the public. Film schedule is available online.

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



March 19, 2007

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Case in the News

Senior cancer clinic on tap for UH

Crain's Cleveland Business, March 19, 2007
A team of researchers and physicians from University Hospitals Case Medical Center in May plan to launch a Geriatric Oncology Clinic specifically for those who are 65 or older with cancer.

Stem cell research sees bumpy road

The Plain Dealer, March 17, 2007
Stanton Gerson, director of the National Center for Regenerative Medicine and director of Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, comments on the future of funding for adult stem cell research and therapy.

Strickland offered inspiration for everyone

The Columbus, March 16, 2007 (analysis)
Joseph White, chair of the political science department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, is quoted in the analysis piece that gives an overview of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's first State of the State address.

University is deserving of full support from its alumni

The Plain Dealer, March 14, 2007 (letter to the editor)
School of Dental Medicine alumnus Scott Alperin (DEN '74) responds to others' letters and comments about the university's name.

Higher Ed News

College drug use, binge drinking rise

USA Today, March 15, 2007
Nearly half of America's 5.4 million full-time college students abuse drugs or drink alcohol on binges at least once a month, according to a new study that portrays substance and alcohol abuse as an increasingly urgent problem on campuses across the nation.

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