University to Begin Implementation of Ohio's Smoking Ban Law

nosmoke.jpgIn order to encourage full compliance with the new Ohio smoking ban law, Case Western Reserve University will begin increased enforcement of the smoking ban on campus beginning Thursday, May 3. This coincides with the start of the State of Ohio's active enforcement of the new law.

Campus initiatives include:

  • Case Western Reserve Police and Security Services will begin enforcing the law in non-smoking areas on campus. This will include a written warning to employees and campus visitors for the first violation of the ban and a citation for subsequent violations. Employees who disregard the policy will be subject to corrective action through human resources. Violators issued a citation also may be subject to fines.
  • All smoking urns have been removed from campus. A limited number of trashcans with ashtrays on top will be placed at various locations around campus. The university asks that faculty, staff and students confine their smoking to the areas near these trashcans in order to keep campus clean and attractive.
  • Smoking is not permitted in university buildings, including residence halls, or within 30 feet of the entrances to buildings or in university vehicles. In addition, the entire health sciences campus-- all buildings and grounds -- is designated a non-smoking area.

For those interested, information on smoking cessation and other wellness plans are available online.

A team of university staff, faculty and students will continue to meet to discuss smoking policies on campus. Updates will be made available on the new smoking issues Web site.

Campus News

Case Celebrates Recovery!, a free event to celebrate those on campus and in area neighborhoods who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, takes place at 6:30 this evening in Thwing Center ballroom. Includes free food, live music from the Wild Eyed Boys, keynote speakers and prizes.

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For Faculty & Staff

The Office of the Provost-sponsored Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Resources and Information group is recompiling its mailing list for LGBT faculty and staff. Interested employees can refer to the LGBT Web site or e-mail Victor Groza.

For Students

The Department of Geological Sciences will have its seventh annual Senior Project Day from 3-4 p.m. today in AW Smith Building, Room 104. Presenting will be David Blair, Jason Kodysz and Lauren Vitko.

The annual Math Gala Fiesta will be from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Thwing Center ballroom. The gala is a five-hour study review for students in the introductory math courses. Food provided. Free.


The university's Art Studio "Spring Semester in Review" student art exhibition will have an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the gallery, 2215 Adelbert Road. The exhibit continues through Friday, May 4. Call 368.2714 for gallery hours.

Plan now to attend and participate in two long-standing campus traditions: Hudson Relay and Springfest. Events take place April 27-28 on the Case Quad and Freiberger Field.

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

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Andrew Cronauer, an undergraduate business major, was part of the April 26 meeting of the Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Denise Douglas, associate dean of Graduate Studies, will be honored as a "Case Woman of Professional Excellence" on May 7 during the annual YWCA Women of Achievement luncheon.

Brian Gran, assistant professor of sociology, has been invited to serve on the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre's Expert and Scientific Committee on Independent Human Rights Institutions for Children.

April 27, 2007

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Semester grades

The Observer, April 27, 2007
Staff editors of the Case Western Reserve University student newspaper issue their assessment of different campus groups, organizations, events and issues that occurred spring semester.

Gehry, Lewis tell how their famous friendship sparked innovation

The Plain Dealer, April 27, 2007
Renowned architect Frank Gehry and businessman-philanthropist Peter Lewis shared insights about innovation at the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center in Cleveland. The two talked about the Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Building at Case Western Reserve University.

Lawyer: Terror changes the 'rules of the game'

Jewish Exponent, April 26, 2007
Report on a lecture on counterterrorism at Gatz University given by Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Amos Giora.

Get your sleep to avoid adding 2 pounds a year

USA, April 27, 2007
Sanjay Patel, assistant professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University and lead researcher of a study about sleep, shares insights about sleep and weight gain.

Higher Ed News

Housing holds back moms in college

The Christian Science Monitor, April 26, 2007
Women now outnumber men in colleges and universities. But for those with young children, the path to a degre is often blocked by two obstacles: housing and child care.

Improving graduate education

Inside Higher Ed, April 27, 2007
Members of Congress, university presidents, graduate school deans and corporate leaders convened at the Library of Congress recently to pledge support for an increased investment in graduate education.

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