$1.6 million Gift Fuels Groundbreaking Research in Arthritis, Transforms Undergraduate Labs
Inspired by Case Western Reserve University biology professor Arnold Caplan's work with mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in skeletal research and its potential use in developing treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, Case Western Reserve alumnus L. David Baldwin (CIT '49) has donated $1.6 million to the university's College of Arts and Sciences.
His generous support will fund the new L. David and E. Virginia Baldwin Program for Cell-Based Therapy in the Department of Biology, upgrade undergraduate biology labs, and defray startup expenses to attract new faculty in physics.
Baldwin wanted to do something to advance the university where small classes had allowed him to know and interact with faculty. He looked to Cyrus Taylor, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, for guidance. Read more.
Campus Smoking Policies
Based on recommendations from Case Western Reserve University's Smoking Issues Task Force, which consists of faculty, staff and students, the university modified its smoking policies in May to comply with Ohio's new smoking law. The task force has continued to review campus smoking policies and expects to make further modifications in order to permit smoking in a limited number of designated areas. Full implementation of the university's newest smoking polices will take place when designated smoking locations are finalized.
This additional policy change, which will further support the university's ability to comply with the state smoking law, originally was scheduled to begin October 1. Complete implementation is expected to start around mid-October. Final designated smoking locations will be announced in Case Daily prior to full implementation.
Currently smoking is not permitted in university buildings, including residence halls, or within 30 feet of the entrances to buildings or in university vehicles. In addition, the entire health sciences campus—all buildings and grounds—is designated a nonsmoking area. Smoking now is limited to areas of campus where trash cans with ashtrays are available. Information is provided online regarding smoking cessation and other wellness plans offered by the university.
The American Red Cross thanks all those who sought to donate blood during Case for Community Day on Friday, September 21. A larger than expected number of peopled turned out for this first-ever drive during this event and had to be turned away. The Red Cross apologizes for the inconvenience as well as for those whose wait was longer than anticipated. Please consider participating in one of the upcoming drives: October 17, 18 or 25.
Beginning Wednesday, September 26, East Boulevard will be narrowed to a single southbound lane between the lot 29 garage entrance and Euclid Avenue. Traffic will remain two-way north of the Lot 29 garage entrance on East Boulevard. Traffic heading north on East Boulevard will be detoured to either Martin Luther King Jr. Drive or Ford Road. This work is part of the Euclid Avenue Corridor project and will last approximately four weeks.
For Faculty & Staff
Annual Meeting of the University Faculty will take place from 4:15-5:30 p.m., September 25 in Strosacker Auditorium, where President Barbara R. Snyder is scheduled to report on the state of the university. On Wednesday, September 26, she will present the report to staff from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in Ford Auditorium of the Allen Memorial Medical Library.
Students are invited for free pizza and an opportunity to share their opinions about forming a new student alumni association from 7-8 tonight in the Rough Rider Room. Questions? Call Kathleen Norman at 368-6260.
University Counseling Services is cosponsoring the 2007 Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll (SDR2) Week: "Rethinking Gender at Case," from September 26-28. Annual conference includes lectures, movies, live music, giveaways and more.
Fred Collopy, professor and chair of information systems, will lead an online seminar at 10 a.m., September 26 in the George S. Dively Building, Room 214. Collopy will discuss "Managing as Designing." To attend virtually, register online. To attend in person, register by e-mail to Lynn Kaperak-Miller.
The Case student group Asha for Education will have its annual fundraiser on September 29 featuring an a cappella concert by the premier South Asian group Penn Masala. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus auditorium. Asha works to provide basic education to underprivileged children in India. For tickets and other information, call(216) 392-2279.
Roselle M. Hoffmaster, 32, a 2004 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine died in Iraq. A captain in the army, she died September 20 of injuries suffered in a non-combat-related incident, according to a news release issued by the Department of Defense. Read the full story.
John E. Biaglow, 70, who began his groundbreaking cancer research when he taught at Case Western Reserve University, died of complications from diabetes on September 13 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The Cleveland native was the former director of the Division of Radiation Biology in the Case Western Reserve's radiology department. Read more.
The Spartan varsity football team ended its losing ways against longtime rival the College of Wooster Scots with a 30-17 victory at Case Field on Saturday night. Read more.