Barbara R. Snyder Elected to Top Legal Institute

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Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), one of the nation's premier legal organizations.

ALI members are selected on the basis of professional achievement and demonstrated interest in improving the law. Snyder is one of 26 new members elected to serve by the Council of the American Law Institute.

The newcomers raise the ALI's total active elected membership to 2,676. With another 1,390 members holding life, honorary and ex-officio status, the total ALI membership is now 4,066. The members include federal and state judges, lawyers and law professors. The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, chief judges of the U.S. Courts of Appeals and chief justices of the state Supreme Courts are ex-officio members, as are deans of law schools that are members of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Read more.

Campus News

1-2-1 Fitness Center will be offering flu shots on Monday, October 15 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the center. Cost is $28. Children over four years welcome. Schedule an appointment by calling 368-1121 or send e-mail to the center.

The American Red Cross will set up next week for blood drives. Donate from 1-6 p.m. on October 17 in Thwing Center ballroom and from 2-7 p.m. on October 18 in Wade Commons. Send e-mail to Cassandra Kornbaum to schedule an appointment or register on the American Red Cross Web site.

The university's Charity Choice Campaign 2007 continues through November 2. The campaign aims to instill a culture of awareness, compassion and altruism through the support of area charities. Learn more about how to donate during Charity Choice, and how the beneficiary charities work to address the social, economic and environmental issues evident in the local community.

For Faculty & Staff

What's new in human resources? Visit the HR Web site to learn more about benefits, Ease@Work programs, wellness opportunities, new jobs on campus and a host of professional development training programs for supervisors and staff.

The university uses two PeopleSoft Systems: HCM and Financials. The HCM System allows an employee to view payroll information, current benefits, update online directory information, record vacation and sick time as well as make changes to benefits during Open Enrollment in November. The Financials System is used to create and inquire about financial journals, payment requests and requisitions. Learn more about these online services.

For Students

The Undergraduate Student Government Student Life Committee is in the process of a comprehensive review of the Greenie shuttle system. The Greenie Improvement Initiative is designed to create efficient and effective shuttle routes, make better use of shuttles during high traffic times and inclement weather, and to meet the transportation needs of students and University Circle institutions. Visit the comment system to file any complaints, suggestions or concerns with the Greenie shuttle system. Direct additional questions or concerns to the USG Student Life Committee or visit the Bus and Shuttle System Web site.

The Case SGI Buddhist Club inaugural session gets under way at 6:30 tonight in Nord Hall, Room 410. The SGI Buddhist Club:Transforming Self and Society was founded by Case graduate students to share the philosophy of life from a Buddhist perspective in order to help students accomplish their academic and personal goals. All are welcome. Questions: Send e-mail to Debasmita Mandal.

Events

The Friday Public Affairs discussion will feature Norman C. Tien, dean and Nord Professor of Engineering, Case School of Engineering and J. Iwan D. Alexander, professor and director of National Center for Space Exploration and Research. Topic: "Clean, lean and green? The Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation: Future Energy Research at Case Western Reserve University. Free, 12:30-1:30 p.m., October 12 in the Inamori Center, Crawford Hall, Room 9.

Sari Nusseibeh, a Palestinian professor of philosophy and president of Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, will discuss his book, Once Upon a Country -- A Palestinian Life that he co-authored with Anthony David. The free, public talk is at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, October 14 at Cleveland Hillel Inc., 11291 Euclid Ave. Read 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.

October 11, 2007

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Case in the News

Bedside to bench and back: Ferkol is a teacher, researcher and 'clinician at heart'

Washington University Record, October 11, 2007
Profile on the work and research of Case Western Reserve University alumnus Thomas Ferkol Jr. (CWR '81), director of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine and associate professor of pediatrics and of cell biology and physiology at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Disguising your eyes this Halloween?

Health News Digest.com, October 10, 2007
Story discusses the dangers of cosmetic and decorative contact lenses with comments from Thomas Steinemann, associate professor of ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Medical schools stop using dogs and pigs in teaching

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 12, 2007 issue (subscription required)
Medical students who have qualms about practicing their surgical skills on dogs and pigs no longer have to worry that refusing to participate will hurt their grades. In most cases today, the medical schools themselves are opting out of live-animal teaching labs.

The graduate education mismatch

Inside Higher Ed, October 5, 2007
One of the common complaints about graduate education is that it provides the best training for jobs at research universities --the very jobs many graduate students may never find as professors. A study in the new issue of the journal PS: Political Science & Politics provides a great illustration of this problem in ways that may drive home some of the limitations of many graduate programs.

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