History Devotees Earn Case Scholarships in National History Day Contest

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Mohammad Rasool and Paul Michel have more things in common than most longtime couples.

Best friends and high school seniors, they play soccer, have earned high marks on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, are National Honor Society members and belong to the math, English, Spanish and science honor societies at their respective schools.

They also share a predilection for history, so much so that their studies and collaborative efforts led each to receive this year's David Van Tassel Founders Award presented by Case Western Reserve University at National History Day's national competition in College Park, Md.

This award is not a wooden plaque with a gold nameplate but a full tuition scholarship to Case Western Reserve University, renewable for four years. The prestigious award honors the memory and legacy of Van Tassel, a nationally recognized historian and professor of history. He established National History Day in 1974 at Case with his history department colleagues. He died in 2000. Read more.

Campus News

The Web Event Calendar's database will be upgraded on Wednesday, July 25. The calendar will be unavailable during the upgrade that will take place from 3-6 a.m.

Information Technology Services plans to upgrade the Case Software Center today, July 24. This upgrade will feature a new, user-friendly interface with clear graphics and intuitive descriptions of each product. It also will include Microsoft's Vista operating system upgrade software. Questions: Send e-mail to the Software Center.

Been to the Summer Campus Barbecue this season? If not, head over to the Crawford Hall deck from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 25 for the Memphis Barbeque. Cost is $7.50 cash or CaseCash. Includes beverage and dessert. Music by the William Davis Jazz Quintet. Get a free massage, a smoothie or other treat from 1-2-1 Fitness Center. Rain site: Tomlinson Marketplace. Refer to the Summer Session Web site for details.

For Faculty & Staff

The university's Office of Foreign and Faculty Scholars advises that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office has reported some delays in processing cases decided between April 2007 and the present. Refer to the agency update for complete details or send e-mail to the Office of Foreign and Faculty Scholars.

For Students

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

Events

Wade Oval Wednesdays, a series of free concerts in University Circle's Wade Oval, continues this week with a performance by guitarist Chris Allen. Music begins at 6 p.m. Rain site: Cleveland Botanical Garden. Learn more.

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.

July 24, 2007

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Case in the News

Marc Dann's missteps as attorney general give Republicans a target of opportunity

The Plain Dealer, July 22, 2007
Alexander P. Lamis, associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, discusses the possible advantages Ohio Republicans may have in November based on the missteps of the Democratic attorney general.

Watching a loved one sink into Alzheimer's, dementia can be harrowing

USA TODAY, July 23, 2007
Kathryn Betts Adams, an assistant professor and social work researcher at Case Western Reserve University, talks about Alzheimer's disease and the ways family members cope.

'HIV no longer a death sentence'

24News South Africa, July 23, 2007
Michael Lederman, professor of medicine and director of the Centre for AIDS Research at Case Western Reserve University, was among the world's top AIDS researchers to attend an international convention focused on ways to increase efforts to treat and stop the spread of the disease.

Higher Ed News

Bond-Rating agency says increase in applications may not be a sign of a college's popularity

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 24, 2007 (subscription required)
The college application frenzy is beginning to have some unexpected side effects. A large bond-rating agency, Standard & Poor's, announced on Monday that it would start looking more skeptically at the application numbers being reported by colleges and universities.

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