Dental Students Tested on Basics in Orthodontics Boot Camp

bootcamp.jpg After filling out all the orientation paperwork for the advanced graduate program in orthodontics, five new orthodontic residents face some tough "push-ups" in boot camp at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

Dressed in military gear, Richard Griffith (DEN '78, '80) and William Koenig (DEN '80), orthodontic clinical instructors and alumni of the orthodontic program, blow their whistles and line up the students for a challenging and accelerated period of mental training and practice.

The instructors put the residents through some rigorous calisthenics of basic clinical operations and terminology in preparation for the students' first day in the orthodontic clinic. Then the newly oriented residents are handed a caseload of 50 patients that they will see over the next 30 months, from the start of their orthodontic treatment to its completion.

The rigorous clinical experience at Case Western Reserve is considered one of the hallmarks of the School of Dental Medicine's graduate program in orthodontics, according to Mark Hans, chair of the department. "From the first day that students arrive, they need to be ready to work," said Hans. Read more.

Campus News

The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 13 in Fribley Commons. Call ahead to schedule an appointment at 800-GIVE-LIFE or register online.

For Faculty & Staff

Undergraduate faculty are invited to represent their departments and colleges at the Academic Deans' Receptions that are being held during orientation sessions beginning today and on July 16, 19, and August 21. Faculty are invited to attend as many receptions as they'd like. RSVP online, or send an e-mail with questions.

All School of Engineering faculty and staff are invited to a special meeting with incoming President Barbara Snyder and outgoing interim President Gregory L. Eastwood to talk about general issues. Conversation begins at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 11 in Nord Hall, Room 310.

UCITE announces the second of two summer seminars on the "Brain, Learning, and Teaching" led by James Zull, professor of biology. The five-seminar series will discuss ideas from Zull's book, The Art of Changing the Brain; Enriching Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning. Meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning July 10 through August 7 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. UCITE will provide pizza lunch and sodas. Register by e-mail to UCITE or call 368-1224. Learn more.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


Visage and Vestige: Mapping the Human Subject in Contemporary Photography, curated by Frank G. Spicer III, remains on display at the Cleveland Foundation, Hanna Building, 1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 1300, through October 24. View photography by Sarah Balch, David Kovaluk, Laura Bell, Craig Rockwell, Jerry Birchfield, Tanya Shteinfeld and Melissa Doeberling. The exhibit is a collaborative project of Case, the Cleveland Foundation and the Cleveland Institute of Art

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Crain's Cleveland Business, July 9, 2007 (subscription required)
A conversation with Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder about her initial goals and priorities for the university.

Money for eye research in sight

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 9, 2007
The National Eye Institute has awarded a $3.2 million grant to the Visual Sciences Research Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Research Institute of University Hospitals Case Medical Center.


The Plain Dealer, July 8, 2007
The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling has captivated readers worldwide, including Athena Vrettos, associate professor of English at Case Western Reserve University who specializes in 19th century English. She and others comment about the popularity of the series.

Will Harry survive the final chapter?

The Plain Dealer, July 8, 2007
Feature story on the series of Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling with comments from Joseph White, professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, regarding the fate of the book's lead character.

Higher Ed News

From anger to acceptance

Inside Higher Ed, July 9, 2007
At various points in the months-long student loan controversy, college financial aid directors, having seen their public image tarnished by the actions of some of their peers, have responded by exhibiting most of the stages of grief--notably anger and denial.

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