Case Epidemiologists Receive Two Awards to Tackle HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis in Uganda

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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation recently awarded two grants to Case Western Reserve University for Operations Research on AIDS Care and Treatment in Africa. Among 10 awards made, the foundation awarded two to Ajay K. Sethi, assistant professor and Christopher C. Whalen, professor, both in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine. Each project tackles important problems regarding two sister epidemics in Uganda: HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB).

Sethi and his colleagues are working with the Joint Clinical Research Centre, whose national TREAT program provides health care and antiretroviral therapy to HIV-infected individuals in Uganda, while in urban Kampala, Whalen and his colleagues will employ active case finding methods in the community. Read more.

Campus News

The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award. The award will recognize a graduate of any former or current school of the university who has achieved both extraordinary distinction in a career rooted in education at Case and who has provided meritorious service to the university. The award will be presented on Thursday, October 4, during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. Submit nominations online.

University Counseling Services invites the campus community to a reception to say farewell to Joy Willmott, who is retiring after 19 years of service as the substance abuse specialist. The reception will be in the Hovorka atrium, inside the Agnar Pytte Center for Science Education and Research on Adelbert Road, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on July 31.

For Faculty & Staff

The university's Office of Foreign and Faculty Scholars advises that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office fee schedule goes into effect as of today, July 30. Please refer to the OFFS Web page or call 368-4289 for details.

UCITE presents the fourth in the five-part series on Learning and the Brain by Professor Jim Zull from noon to 1 p.m. July 31 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Pizza and soda provided. Details: Send e-mail to UCITE or call 368-1224.

For Students

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

Events

Case School of Engineering Dean Norman Tien will serve as a panelist at the next Corporate Club at Landerhaven Series Luncheon beginning at noon on August 9. The topic is "Looking Back, Moving Forward." Event details can be found online.

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 30, 2007

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Case in the News

Tibet is remade by hand of Chinese government

Newsday, July 29, 2007
In a massive campaign, the Chinese government has relocated 250,000 Tibetans -- nearly one-tenth the population -- from scattered rural hamlets to new "socialist villages." Melvyn Goldstein, a social anthropologist and expert on Tibet at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Ballparks can influence player stats

Phillyburbs.com, July 29, 2007
Lawrence Krauss, a physicist at Case Western Reserve University, comments in a story about ballparks influencing player stats.

Who's on first? Who wants to know, and why?

Washington Post, July 29, 2007 (column)
Ted Gup, the Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism at Case Western Reserve University, discusses the secrecy in American society, using Little League rules as an example.

Higher Ed News

Certain degrees now cost more at public universities

New York Times, July 29, 2007
Should an undergraduate studying business pay more than one studying psychology? Should a journalism degree cost more than one in literature? More and more public universities have decided that the answers may be yes and yes.

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