Task Force Finalizes Designated Outdoor Smoking Locations

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The Case Western Reserve University task force charged with implementing Ohio's smoking law has finalized the locations of 15 designated outdoor smoking areas on campus.

The designated areas consist of seven locations north of Euclid Avenue and a total of eight south of Euclid, including one outside the BioEnterprise Building and one outside the Cedar Avenue Storage Center.

A campus map with the designated smoking areas marked is available on the smoking issues Web site. All other areas of campus are considered to be nonsmoking locations.

Smoking is not permitted in university buildings, including residence halls, anywhere on campus outside of the designated smoking areas or in university vehicles. In addition, the entire health sciences campus -- all buildings and grounds -- is designated a nonsmoking area.

Case Western Reserve Police and Security Services will continue to enforce the law in nonsmoking areas on campus. Enforcement includes a written warning to employees and campus visitors for the first violation of the ban and a citation for subsequent violations. Employees who disregard the policy will be subject to corrective action through human resources. Violators issued a citation also may be subject to fines.

Information on smoking cessation and other wellness plans continues to be available online. If an employee needs assistance with a smoking cessation program, the employee should contact the Employee Relations Office or the EASE@Work program.

Formed in April 2007, the Smoking Issues Task Force -- consisting of representatives from the General Counsel, Human Resources, Student Affairs, Facilities, Campus Services and University Police and Security Services offices and the Faculty Senate, Staff Advisory Council, Graduate Student Senate and Undergraduate Student Government -- will continue to review various university smoking-related policies. Any additional updates will be made available on the smoking issues Web site.

Campus News

The campus is invited to the next ITS Open Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., October 18. The event will be held in Nord Hall, Room 310B (rather than the previously announced 410B), and will be led by Colleen Nagy, director, Enterprise Application Services and Margaret Nelson, director, Technical Infrastructure Services. Send questions to Pat Greene.

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For Faculty & Staff

The Case School of Engineering will host a workshop on "Megacity Energy Challenges: the Role of Case Western Reserve Research," from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., October 17 in Nord Hall, Room 310. A goal of the discussion is to clarify the challenges facing the world's megacities, and discuss the role research universities such as Case can and should play in evolving technical solutions. Iwan Alexander, faculty director of Case's Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation, will lead part of the talk. Details: Send e-mail to Iwan Alexander.

For Students

Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology will sponsor a movie night from 8-10:30 p.m., October 18 in the Great Room of House 4. The group will show Girl, Interrupted and provide snacks. Free.

SOURCE will sponsor the seminar: "Finding Research and Creative Endeavor Opportunities," from 5:30-6:30 p.m., October 17 in Sears, Room 435. RSVP to SOURCE.

Events

"Lighting Up The City: University/Community Engagement," is the topic of discussion for the Third Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture in Art History featuring Roger Mandle (GRS '02, art history), president of the Rhode Island School of Design. Reception at 5 p.m., talk begins at 6 p.m., October 17, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence.

Weatherhead Business Fellowship will have its second business luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., October 18 in the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 02. Steven Wing, director of government programs, CVS Pharmacy, will talk about his experience in corporate social responsibility and how business can be an agent for world benefit.

Peter Mugyenyi, director of the Joint Clinical Research Council, Kampala, Uganda, will present the 11th Annual John T. Carey Memorial Lecture at 3 p.m., October 19, in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. His presentation, "JCRC: The Paradigm of HIV/AIDS Treatment and Research in Africa," will be followed by a reception. Details: Send e-mail to Bob Bucklew at the Center for AIDS Research, or call (216) 844-2247.

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 16, 2007

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Case in the News

The Power Pack

Crain's Cleveland Business, October 15, 2007
According to a Crain's Cleveland Business special edition, a new crop of leaders has risen to prominence as the people who are influencing public opinion and showing the civic agenda. Barbara R. Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve University, is on the list.

Proposed Triangle redo in motion

Crain's Cleveland Business, OCtober 15, 2007 (subscription required)
Details are emerging of the proposed, $120 million makeover of the Triangle section of University Circle. The developers are working jointly to remake the site of the Triangle Apartments, which Case Western Reserve University bought as part of a plan to create a more people-friendly atmosphere while providing students with more retail services near its adjoining campus.

Iraqis shot by contractors stymied in search for justice

Los Angeles Times, October 16, 2007
Seventeen Iraqis were killed September 16, according to Iraqi officials, when Blackwater USA guards opened fire. There is no civilian counterpart to the military assistance center in Iraq. Robert Strassfeld, director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, is quoted.

Higher Ed News

ACE examines older adults' participation in higher education

Diverse Issues in Higher Ed, October 15, 2007
In their most recent report, "Framing New Terrain: Older Adults and Higher Education," the American Council on Education examines the obstacles that prevent older adult participation in higher education and seeks to remedy them.

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