Nation of Secrets Goes on Sale to Public at Case Book Sale

Nation of Secrets Known for its selection of rare and used books, the 61st Annual Case Western Reserve University Book Sale, sponsored by the Association for Continuing Education, will have something new this year. Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life, written by award-winning and best-selling author and journalist Ted Gup, will be available for purchase on opening day of the sale.

The free, public sale takes place in Adelbert Gym, 2128 Adelbert Road, starting at noon on Saturday, June 2, and continues through Tuesday, June 5. Gup, the university's Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism, will be available on Saturday, starting at noon, to sign copies of his book. His publisher has made special arrangements to offer books as part of the sale's 65,000 selections, and this will be the first opportunity for the public to purchase and read Gup's investigation into America's growing obsession with secrets. Read more.

Campus News

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For Faculty & Staff

Information Technology Services will be upgrading the software for the Voice over IP telephones on May 26. All of the settings included on campus Voice over IP phones as of May 18 will be moved automatically when the upgrade takes place. The software upgrade will be transparent to most users. All of the features and functions of the phones will work almost identically to the way they currently work today. A new User Guide is available online.

For Students

The Case Career Center requests all undergraduate students who received their degree recently to take a few minutes to complete and/or update the First Destination Survey regarding post-graduation plans. Members of the Case community can view the results of the 2006 survey (university login required).

Events

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 23, 2007

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Case in the News

California urges EPA to change greenhouse gas rules

Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2007
California presented its case Tuesday for permission to impose tough new limits on greenhouse gas emissions by cars and trucks, pressing a campaign that state officials hope will set the stage for aggressive action nationwide on a major contributor to global warming. Jonathan Adler, director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University's School of Law, testified before the full U.S. Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works.

Online education program helps heart patients

Forbes.com, May 18, 2007
During a recent study, people who used an online heart education program had better knowledge of treatment options and were more likely to ask their doctors about their care than patients who didn't use the online program. Ileana Pina, professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University, is the study's senior author.

Universe to disappear from view?

Discovery News, May 22, 2007
Some physicists are saying that as the universe expands faster and faster, it will eventually get to a point where the cosmos seen through a telescope will look a lot smaller than today. Lawrence Krauss, an astronomy professor and Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Facing a deadly foe

Cleveland Jewish News, May 11, 2007
This article profiles a Shaker Heights woman, Sheri Grossman, who battled pancreatic cancer. Joanna Brell, an assistant professor in the division of hematology/oncology at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine, discusses the aggressiveness of the cancer.

Higher Ed News

Education Dept.'s new college chief

Inside Higher Ed, May 23, 2007
The White House and the Education Department recently announced that President Bush has nominated Diane Auer Jones, a seasoned Washington policy expert with significant campus experience, to be assistant secretary for postsecondary education, the department's primary higher education job.

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