Stephen Post Publishes New Book: Why Good Things Happen To Good People

stephenpost.jpg Rock-n-roll legend Billy Joel sang, Only the Good Die Young, but Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine bioethics professor Stephen Post believes that the good live well.

"Sometimes, the good do die young," he said. "But studies prove that 'the good' are happier, healthier and live a little longer."

In the new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People, Post and journalist Jill Neimark weave the growing new science of love and giving with moving real-life stories to show how giving unlocks the doors to health, happiness and a longer life. The book went on sale nationwide this month.

"This book represents a dream come true for me," said Post. "It's a dream that began when I was 16 years old. Most of my life has been focused on the science and philosophy of positive emotions and giving behaviors." Read more.

Campus News

Extended Wear Contact Lenses Research Study is now enrolling. Healthy contact lens candidates are needed to sleep in Night & Day soft contact lenses for period of one year. Must live locally during the study period. The Case Department of Ophthalmology is conducting the study. All study visits and contact lenses will be provided. Call 216-844-8552 to enroll.

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Physical Education and Athletics will host the fourth annual Spartan Open presented by Momentive on Monday, June 11, at Fowler's Mill Golf Course in Chesterland, Ohio. Proceeds support student-athletes and university athletic programs. Single golfers or teams welcome to play. Register online or call 216-368-2420 for more information.

Summer session of Kundalini yoga will begin at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, in the Multipurpose Room of the Veale Center and continue for eight weeks. This class is a part of the fitness/wellness program of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics. This class is open to all campus members. For fees and other details, contact Mina Moore at 368-2191.

For Faculty & Staff

Need a place to hold a conference, meeting, retreat or social event? Look no further, only 12 miles from campus is Squire Valleevue Farm's Manor House. Rental fees vary depending on the group affiliation, type of event and day of the event. To learn more about the Manor House or reserve the facility, refer to the farm Web site or call Patty Gregory at 216-368-0274.

For Students

The InterVarsity Graduate Fellowship is sponsoring a barbecue from 6-9 p.m. tonight on Freiberger Field between Kelvin Smith Library and Thwing Center. Food provided. RSVP appreciated but not required. Rain site: Guilford House lounge, first floor.

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education needs two graduate students to develop and implement a project-based learning experience for 20 Cleveland-area high school students participating in the Future Connections program on campus that runs June 18 to July 13. To apply, call 216-368-5075 or e-mail Kathryn Kwiatkowski.


Enjoy free, live outdoor music at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m. each Friday and Wednesday beginning today, June 1. For more about Summer in the Courtyard concerts, refer to the CMA Web site

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.

Et al

Case Western Reserve University junior runner Esther Erb and sophomore discus thrower Elizabeth Ehrke are the University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week in women's track and field, as announced by the UAA office. Erb earned All-America honors for the second time this season at the 2007 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Oshkosh, Wis. She placed fifth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:01.30. Ehrke earned All-America honors in the discus throw at the NCAA Championships. Ehrke, a first-time national qualifier, finished eighth with a throw of 41.03 meters, becoming the first field event All-American at the university in over a decade.

Gary E. Wnek, the Joseph F. Toot Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, has been honored as one of the winners of the Society of Plastic Engineers' (SPE) 2007 International Awards. Wnek received SPE's Annual Award for Benefit to Society (John W. Hyatt Award) for his contributions to polymers in medicine and, in particular, for his research and development of electrostatic spinning (electrospinning) as a method for the fabrication of scaffolds for tissue engineering, drug delivery and related applications.

June 1, 2007

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Case in the News

Prognosis for TB traveler: Isolation, surgery, uncertainty

ABC, June 1, 2007
W. Henry Boom, professor of medicine and director of the tuberculosis research unit at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, comments about the treatment being considered for an Atlanta man with an unusual strain of tuberculosis.

KSU to battle bioterrorism

Akron Beacon Journal, May 31, 2007
Case Western Reserve University is a partner in a new bioterrorism preparedness center initiated by Kent State University designed to train public health and laboratory personnel as they grapple with such threats as smallpox, plague, botulism and anthrax.

Indigo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Signs License Agreement for INDI-702, a Drug for the Treatment of Arteriosclerosis

NewsBlaze, June 1, 2007
Carol Ann Satler, who is president and chief executive officer of Indigo Pharmaceuticals Inc., earned an M.D., Ph.D. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University.

PRINTERS ROW BOOK FAIR 2007: A roundup of who's who and where

Chicago Tribune, June 1, 2007
Ted Gup, a former investigative reporter for The Washington Post and Time magazine, is the author of Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life. He also wrote Book of Honor and teaches journalism at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Enrollment gains by women and minority students continue, Federal data show

The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 1, 2007
College-enrollment gains among female and minority students have not slowed and are likely to continue, according to an annual compendium of education statistics released on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

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