Grant to Help School of Medicine's TB Research

TB Research

The war on tuberculosis (TB) has gotten a big boost. TB is a deadly disease with nine million new cases and 1.6 million deaths worldwide annually. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine recently announced that the Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU) at the School of Medicine has received a $27 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, to continue its work in TB research. The TBRU is the only research unit of its kind supported by the NIH in the United States.

The contract will allow researchers to build on a long-standing tradition of multidisciplinary TB research at the School of Medicine through its international collaborations in Uganda, Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines. Read more.

Campus News

Be sure to take part in the university's online logo survey by May 22 to help inform the Branding Task Group and Implementation Committee on what should be the university's visual identity. Survey is open to all members of the campus community.

Shipwreck Camp 2007 for youths ages 12-15 takes place July 30 to August 10. This camp will engage campers in field science and exploration weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Campers will have their experiences at the university and other sites (Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Squire Valleevue Farm, Cuyahoga Country Public Library and more). Each camper must be at least age 12, but not older than 15 by the start of camp. Cost is $400. Call the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at 368-5075, or e-mail Kathryn Kwiatkowski.

Join yoga instructor Leanne Woehlke for the parent-child yoga class, Mommy & Me Yoga at 1-2-1 Fitness Center. Attend a sneak preview class or sign up by e-mailing Classes take place 4-5 p.m. beginning May 24. Call 368-1121 for fees and other details.

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For Faculty & Staff

Procurement and Distribution Services wants to remind all users to review their Peoplesoft Expense Statements carefully prior to year end and notify the Customer Care Team to close any Purchase Orders where all invoices have been expensed against the P.O. or Purchase Orders that are no longer needed. Call the Customer Care Team at 368-2560 for additional information.

In order to keep Case Western Reserve University's salaries competitive with the marketplace, a new salary structure has been approved. The minimums have stayed the same while the maximums for each range have increased. The new ranges, effective July 1, are available on the Human Resources Web site. Employees will need a user name and password to access the new structures.

For Students

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The campus community can attend an upcoming performance by the Cleveland Orchestra for a discounted price. The concert will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 25 with members performing the works of Mozart and Brahms at Severance Hall. Call 216-231-7463 and mention "Case" to receive this discount.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

May 21, 2007

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Case in the News

Case logo to change soon

The Plain Dealer, May 21, 2007
This article focuses on the new branding and logo initiative taking place at Case Western Reserve University.

Biotech eyes linking Cleveland, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, May 20, 2007
Technology advocates are pushing for Cleveland and Pittsburgh to be considered the next big tech corridor -- similar to the Research Triangle in North Carolina. Mark Coticchia, vice president for research and technology management at the university, is quoted about the feasibility of linking the two cities.

The secret Iraq documents my 8-year-old found, May 18, 2007
Case Western Reserve University's Pete Moore, assistant professor of political science, writes about how his son aided in his quest to find more about the Coalition Provisional Authority, the American occupation government that ruled Iraq for a year.

NASA accepts area grad

The Post-Journal, May 21, 2007
Kyle Gaiser, a junior at Case Western Reserve University, was recently accepted into the NASA Academy, a selective internship program which provides educational, training and research resources for college students who are interested in a career in aeronautics. His hometown newspaper highlights his accomplishments.

Higher Ed News

Graduates find employers coming to call, May 18, 2007
As the school year draws to a close, newly minted graduates are emerging into one of the best job markets in years. Companies are scrambling to get the best and brightest. Employers are dangling perks such as signing bonuses and flat-screen TVs to woo this year's college graduates. Graduates in especially hot demand: business majors, engineers and those in computer-related fields.

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