Experience Innovations with Live Demonstrations at Research ShowCASE 2007

DEXTER At Case Western Reserve University's fifth Research ShowCASE 2007, April 11 and 12 at the university's Veale Center, attendees will experience what's new and what's to come in research.

Live demonstrations will include DEXTER, an automated autonomous ground vehicle designed for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency national competition. Not to be upstaged, Roberto, an interactive robot about the size of a wheelchair, will be on hand to respond to people in motion.

Darin Croft, assistant professor of anatomy, will show mammal fossils, including a new dinosaur, bones and models, and the Functional Electronic Stimulation Center led by P. Hunter Peckham, professor of biomedical engineering, will demonstrate the latest research that could improve the quality of life of individuals with neurological or muscular skeletal impairments.

Innovations in arts and humanities also will be on display: Staff member Jared Bendis will demonstrate a portable high definition stereoscopic camera system for capturing cultural content, and graduate student Joseph Galanak will explore using qualitative interviews to evaluate parole and probation programs and services for individuals with two or more psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.

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Campus News

Free tickets (maximum of two per person) are available to the campus community on a first-come, first-served basis for the Writers Center Stage Series. Tony Kushner and George C. Wolfe, writer and director of Angels in America Parts I &amp II, will speak at Playhouse Square Center's Allen Theater at 7:30 p.m. April 17. Contact Donna Thomas. Only e-mail requests will be considered.

The Kelvin Smith Library is sponsoring two sessions to learn more about the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Xplore Database. The campus community is invited to participate from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.  April 18 in White Hall, Room 411, or from 2-3 p.m. the same day in Nord Hall, Room 310. The session will include pizza and a chance to win prizes. RSVP to Brian Gray.

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For Faculty & Staff

Traveline, the university's preferred travel agency, has developed a proprietary on-line booking tool "Travelport" for use by university travelers and travel arrangers. The agency will be offering training sessions at Kelvin Smith Library during the month of April, and relevant personnel are encouraged to sign up to attend one of these sessions. Reservations are required. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a free domestic airline ticket on Continental Airlines for departmental use.

For Students

The Case African Students Association is hosting "African Night Extravaganza: Africa as One," on April 14 in Thwing Ballroom. The show will feature a play, drummers, fashion shows and more. Food from eastern and western regions of Africa will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the dinner and show at the door, or $3 for the show only.


The University's German Studies Program, as part of its Max Kade Lecture series, will feature Sandra Alfers, assistant professor, Dickinson College, who will discuss "Between Memory and Oblivion: German Poetry from the Camps," from 4:30-6 p.m. April 10 in Clark Hall, Room 206.

Registration is open for the School of Medicine New Faculty Symposium on April 18. Register online by April 11.

Case's Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance presents "Take Back the Night:  Reclaiming the Night by Ending Rape and Violence Against Women" today through April 13. Events include the Clothesline Project, workshops and a benefit concert.

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

April 9, 2007

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Case in the News

NIH ups grants given to area institutions

Crain's Cleveland Business, April 9, 2007
Despite nationwide cuts in research funding, Case Western Reserve University and other area institutions have increased the amount in NIH research grants they have received.

Isolation of stem cells may lead to a treatment for hearing loss

Science Daily, April 6, 2007
Members of the National Center for Regenerative Medicine research team at Case Western Reserve University suggest new ways of treating hearing loss.

The giant sucking sound you hear is TTI's decision to move Hoover -- and more than 700 jobs

The Plain Dealer, April 8, 2007
Susan Helper, a professor at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University comments on the Hoover company leaving the Canton, Ohio, area.

Superman returned, all right

The Plain Dealer, April 9, 2007
Reporter Michael Sangiacomo teaches a comics-appreciation class at Case Western Reserve University.

Where they play can impact player stats

The Grand Rapids Press, April 5, 2007
Last year physicist Lawrence Krauss of Case Western University debunked the alledged "humidor effect" on baseballs and scoring at Coors Field.

Higher Ed News

Defining privacy -- and its limits

Inside Higher Ed, April 9, 2007
A federal appeals court ruled that despite the right to privacy, an administrator in a case under review had the right to conduct a remote search of a student's computer -- without a warrant.

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