Several Activities Planned for AIDS Week of Action

aids.jpg Panel discussions, anonymous HIV testing, a documentary, a vigil and handing out condoms at downtown Cleveland bars are all part of Case Western Reserve University's observance of AIDS Week of Action now through April 27.

Beginning today at 12:30 p.m. at the School of Medicine, Room E-301, an informal discussion on the topic of "25 Years Battling the Virus, but also 25 Years of Incredible Victories will take place." On April 24, free and anonymous HIV testing will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the School of Medicine. For more details, send an e-mail to Jeff Collins.

The week continues with the showing of a documentary examining the global AIDS crisis -- "A Closer Walk" -- at 12:30 p.m., April 25 in the Biomedical Research Building auditorium. Pizza and beverages will be served. On April 26, advocates are asked to show support on "Lobby Day" by exercising political muscle and campaigning for issues related to HIV. For more information on this event, contact Jose Lozada.

On April 27, volunteers will head to downtown bars to distribute condoms for the "Wrap it Up! Cleveland" campaign. In addition, this is the last day to view the poster session in the BRB lobby featuring groundbreaking research related to HIV being done at the university. Read more.

Campus News

The Share the Vision Committee has a new campus poll: "Do you think that NBC was obligated to release the multimedia manifesto that they received from Cho Seung-Hui after the Virginia Tech shootings?"

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Mini Med School -- medical school for the rest of us -- begins May 2. This no-science needed, five-part series on health and new medical breakthroughs takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building auditorium. Lectures are in plain English and there are no exams. Faculty experts from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine lead the sessions. Register online or call 216-844-5050.

For Faculty & Staff

The staff of the University Counseling Services and Collegiate Behavioral Health reminds university faculty, administrators and staff that its Consultation and Referral Tips Web pages provide information to assist in identifying and assisting students who may need support. For other information, send e-mail to

"Communicating with Influence in the Academy: A Workshop for Women Faculty," will be presented by Christopher J. Loving, founder and president of Leadership Institute for Tomorrow, a nonprofit that provides leadership development and cultural climate education for faculty, particularly in engineering and the sciences. Workshop will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 27 in Nord Hall, Room 310. RSVP to

For Students

The latest edition of Graduate Discourse: The Case Western Reserve University Journal of Medical Anthropology is now available online. The journal is comprised of articles from graduate students in the Department of Anthropology. Hard copies of the journal are $4. Reserve a copy by noon on Tuesday, April 24 by sending e-mail to Anthropology Grad Students.

Join the university's American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for its first Medical School Fair, featuring information and representatives from more than 28 medical schools across the country. The fair takes place from 12:30-3:30 p.m., April 25 in Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge.

Academic Careers in Engineering and Sciences (ACES) continues its ACES Speaker Series at 5 p.m., April 25 in Nord Hall, Room 310B. Panelists Clare M. Rimnac, Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering; Robert F. Savinell, George S. Dively Professor of Engineering; and Lynn T. Singer, deputy provost and vice president for academic programs, will talk about "What's a Graduate Student to do? Institutional Transformation at Case School of Engineering, Personal Responsibility and the Student Role." Free. Pizza and beverages provided.


Plan now to attend and participate in two long-standing campus traditions: Hudson Relay and Springfest. Events take place on Saturday, April 28 on the Case quad and Freiberger Field.

The Department of Cognitive Science will feature Mathew McCubbins, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Associates Chair in the Department of Political Science at University of California, San Diego, from 4-5 p.m., Thursday, April 26 in Crawford Hall, Room 9. His talk is entitled Title: "Deliberation." Free.

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

April 23, 2007

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Case in the News

Big burden for small cars

The Plain Dealer, April 22, 2007

Auto industry expert Susan Helper, an economics professor at Case Western Reserve University, comments about the new federal standards on fuel economy and how it affects automakers of large vehicles.

Biography: Clarence Thomas

The Plain Dealer, April 22, 2007
Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Jonathan Entin writes a review about a new book on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Mass shootings more common since 1960s

The Christian Post, April 23, 2007
Associate Professor of History Daniel Cohen of Case Western Reserve University adds his insight to a historical perspective of mass violence in America

Frugal former professor donates $1.5 million to Case

The Plain Dealer, April 21, 2007
A Profile on Grace Brody, 91, associate professor emerita of social work at Case Western Reserve University, who has donated more than $1.5 million to the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Higher Ed News

Pay gap between men and women begins immediately after graduation, study says

The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 23, 2007 (subscription required)
The salary gap between men and women emerges immediately after college and continues to widen throughout their careers, says a report released on Friday by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation.

TIAA-CREF corrects thousands of incorrect statements

Inside Higher Ed, April 23, 2007
About 48,000 people with TIAA-CREF accounts received statements with some errors during the first quarter of 2007. The errors have now been fixed, and TIAA-CREF says that no pension holder lost a penny as a result of the mistakes.

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