Move Over YouTube; Case TV to Showcase the University's Talent, Intellectual Property

TV graphicForget YouTube. Soon, the campus community will be able to upload their own videos and short clips to the newly launched Case TV.

Case TV is an archive for streaming the university's video assets, and the project is being rolled out in phases. Version 1.0 started in January, and currently features over 150 selections, including lecturers who have spoken at the university; department or student-sponsored events; student items such as Undergraduate Student Government meetings and Career Center tours and information; class lectures; and entertainment.

The videos are available 24 hours daily, and accessible globally to any user who has Internet access. Departments and student organizations request video taping services for specific events, and MediaVision is now including most of these items on the network. Read more about Case TV.

Campus News

Students for Organ Donation Awareness (SODA) is hosting a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament from 6-9 p.m., April 20, in Adelbert Gym. Team entry fees of $10/team will go toward defraying the medical costs of three-year-old conjoined twins Anastasia and Tatiana Dogaru, who are being cared for at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Sign up by April 13 in Nord Hall, or send-email to Jinmeng Zhang or Brian Gill.

University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Lifeshare will host a blood drive today until 5 p.m. in the Rainbow Performance Area. Donors should be prepared to show two valid forms of photo identification. For more information, call Vanessa Griffin at 216-844-1680. In addition, the American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 13, in a mobile Red Cross bus on the Quad. Call ahead to schedule an appointment at 800-GIVE-LIFE or register online.

For Faculty & Staff

Supervisors and managers are encouraged to attend the next Supervisory Briefing Session on the topic of "Staff Compensation". Sessions take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Ford Auditorium on April 17, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m., April 19 at the School of Law, room A59.

For Students

1-2-1 Fitness Center is hosting Student Week, April 16-20, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 21 and 22. Stop by the fitness center during these times for special group exercise classes (yoga, cycle, cardio blast, hip hop dance), free usage of the fitness equipment, samples from the new Smoothie and Snack Bar, raffles and special events. Read more.

Events

A "Working for Peace & Justice in Palestine" workshop takes place from 1-6 p.m., April 15, in Clark Hall, Room 309. The free event is open to the public and dinner and a discussion will follow. Sponsored by the Hallinan Project for Peace and Social Justice. For details, contact Hallinan Professor Alice Bach at 368-1637.

On April 14, Red {an orchestra} in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, OneCommunity and the New Media Consortium will deliver a live performance of Red's concert, That Red Guy, into two sites in Second Life, the online virtual environment. Beginning at 8 p.m., Red will perform live at the Masonic Auditorium in Cleveland. At the same time, an audience of "avatars" will be seated at a virtual amphitheatre in Second Life at Case located in the new Cleveland Second Life environment known as OneCleveland. Details.

Case's Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance continues "Take Back the Night:  Reclaiming the Night by Ending Rape and Violence Against Women" 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 12, 2007

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Case in the News

At 80, doctor not yet ready to stop working

Albany Times Union, April 12, 2007
This article profiles Martha Lepow, considered the nation's most senior pediatric infectious disease expert. At 80 years old, she has no plans to retire. Lepow was one of only seven women in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's class of 1952.

Study shows isolation of stem cells may lead to a treatment for hearing loss

Medical News Today, April 11, 2007
Studies have shown noise-induced hearing loss is going to become the next big epidemic affecting the younger generation, though the effects won't show until it is too late to treat. Members of the National Center for Regenerative Medicine research team, Robert Miller and Kumar Alagramam, both of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, recently published research findings in Developmental Neuroscience which suggest new ways of treating hearing loss.

Higher Ed News

Real pay increases for professors

Inside Higher Ed, April 12, 2007
The average full-time faculty salary for 2006-7 climbed 3.8 percent, outpacing the inflation rate of 2.5 percent during 2006 and giving professors a "real" raise, according to a study released today by the American Association of University Professors.

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