Zehavi hosts modeling galaxy clustering at Aspen Center for Physics


The Aspen Center for Physics was the site of a three-week session organized in part by Idit Zehavi, Case Western Reserve University assistant professor of astronomy.

During that time, 40 participants from all over the world attended the Modeling Galaxy Clustering workshop Zehavi coordinated with Andreas Berlind from New York University and Joanne Cohn and Martin White from the University of California at Berkeley.

According to Zehavi, the meeting brought together theorists, modelers, phenomenologists and observers together to build a framework for interpreting and understanding the flood of data unleashed by recent surveys.

Discussing different approaches to studying galaxy clustering and unraveling galactic evolution, Zehavi said, helps the astronomers see where they agree and disagree and the direction that future research might take. Read more.

Campus News

Information Technology Services plans to introduce the new MyCASE Portal Framework this week as a link from the current portal banner. New portlets and services will be introduced thereafter. This is an opportunity to review and recreate preferences, and provide feedback via the "Suggestion" link before the site goes live fall semester. Learn more by visiting the Software Center.

In order to assist campus Web maintainers on the main Web server in updating their sites with the new university logo, University Marketing and Communications and Information Technology Services have arranged to automatically replace the remaining old logos on the http://www.case.edu (Aurora) server with the new graphic this afternoon. This action will be seamless to all users and maintainers and will not affect sites housed on other servers. Web sites that have already transitioned to the new logo will not be affected. Send e-mail to newlogo@case.edu with any questions.

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For Faculty & Staff

The Space Between Us, the novel by Thrity Umrigar, Case professor of English, will be the subject of discussion when the International Women's Group Book Discussion Group meets from noon to 1 p.m., today in the SAGES Cafe in Crawford Hall. Free. Send e-mail to Katie Hanna for details.

UCITE, the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education, is sponsoring "Using Blogs and Web Pages to Raise your Professional Profile" from noon to 1 p.m., July 26 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Heidi Cool, senior Web designer and Jeremy Smith, Middleware engineer, will discuss how faculty can use Web sites and blogs to raise awareness of their work and research. Pizza lunch provided. Call UCITE at 368-1224 or register online.

The Staff Advisory Council will host a Forum on Staff Morale from noon to 1:30 p.m., July 30 in the Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413 (first-floor auditorium). Lunch will be provided. Come, participate in a conversation centered on finding out what is working in different areas on campus to build and improve morale.

For Students

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


Help send the Class of 2011 and returning Case students back to campus. Join the Office of Alumni Relations as it hosts a Summer Send-off on July 26 at Jacobs Field. The Cleveland Indians will face the Boston Red Sox beginning at 7:05 p.m. Purchase tickets online and pick them up by noon from the BioEnterprise Building, Room 424. Cost is $18 per person. Call 368-6280 with any questions.

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July 25, 2007

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Case in the News

Democrat Kucinich: Long shot who keeps on running

The New York Times, July 25, 2007
Alexander P. Lamis, professor of politics at Case Western Reserve University, comments how 2008 presidential candidate and alumnus Dennis Kucinich's (WRC'73; GRS'74 communication sciences) dogged presence in the campaign and frank criticism of his opponents' platitudes has forced a higher level of debate.

After 26 years, how does HIV really cause AIDS?

Earthtimes.org, July 25, 2007
Michael Lederman, professor of medicine and director of the Centre for AIDS Research at Case Western Reserve University, and other top AIDS researchers discuss ways to step up research efforts to improve treatment options and halt the spread of the disease.

Lawsuits claim loss of smell

Arizona Republic.com, July 22, 2007
Maxwell Mehlman, a professor of law and bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, comments about a pending lawsuit involving an over-the-counter medication claimed to alter one's sense of smell.

Higher Ed News

Senate passes sweeping Higher Education Bill, including a code of conduct for college-lender relationships

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 25, 2007 (subscription required)
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation on Tuesday that will set federal higher-education policy for the next five years, increasing federal student aid while cracking down on conflicts of interest in the student-loan industry.

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