University Nearing Its Goal in Charity Choice Campaign

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With two weeks remaining in the active portion of the 2007 Charity Choice Campaign, Case Western Reserve University needs support from its faculty and staff to reach its goal of $150,000.

Members of the campus community can designate a donation to any of the more than 230 local agencies served by Community Shares, Earth Share of Ohio and the United Way of Greater Cleveland. Faculty and staff can contribute directly to the Charity Choice Campaign through a monthly payroll deduction made online or by printing out a pledge form and returning it through campus mail.

Additional information about the three organizations and the program in general is available on the Charity Choice Campaign 2007 Web site.

Register by October 29 for Annual Ford Lecture

The Ford Lecture Series will take place from 4-5 p.m., Thursday, November 1 in the Wolstein Research auditorium. Attendees can submit questions beforehand to keynote speaker, Rick Klausner, managing director, the Column Group, who will speak on "The Genomic Revolution and the Future of Medicine and Health." Register and submit questions online by October 29.

Campus News

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on campus from 2-7 p.m., October 25 in Fribley Commons. Make an appointment online and enter sponsor code "CaseWestern" or send e-mail to Cassandra Kornbaum.

Case Police and Security provides fingerprinting services for university personnel who need State of Ohio or FBI checks. Contact police detective Dan Schemmel, 368-5993, for cost and to schedule an appointment. The service is offered at the North Campus Police and Security Services office, 1725 E. 115th St.

The Department of Physical Education and Athletics is offering fitness/wellness classes. Pilates (all levels) will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning October 29. Kundalini Yoga (all levels) will meet from 5:45-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning October 30. Registration forms and fee information are available on the physical education Web page. Contact Mina Moore, fitness coordinator, 368-2191, for more information.

For Faculty & Staff

Looking for patent information and do not know where to start? Consider participating in the CaseLearns class called "Patent Research: Basic Search Techniques" at 2 p.m.,Tuesday, October 30 in the Kelvin Smith Library. This course will introduce simple patent terminology and basic search techniques. Register on the KSL Web site to participate.

The Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) Consortium Webcast Program will have a webcast on October 26: "Relative Importance of Predictors with Regression Models" from noon to 1:30 p.m., in Nord Hall, Room 410. CARMA was established by Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Business to provide university faculty and graduate students with advanced training in research methods and data analysis. Register online to attend the webcast at Case.

For Students

Alpha Kappa Psi will host a panel discussion with a focus on information technology. Representatives from Hyland, Deloitte, Accenture, Brulant and CGI will discuss careers and opportunities in this field from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, October 25 in Wolstein Hall on Bellflower Road. Contact Trevor Clatterbuck for details.

The October 2007 edition of the Mind Body Connection, the monthly newsletter from the Center for Collegiate Behavioral Health, is available online. Review back issues on the center's online archives.


Celebrate philanthropist Flora Stone Mather with Gladys Haddad, adjunct professor, author and filmmaker, who will read, show a video and sign her new book in Kelvin Smith Library, Flora Stone Mather Reading Room. Stop by from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 24 to learn more about this important woman. Refreshments served. Free.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, University Hospitals Case Medical Center will host a week of activities throughout the hospital. Visit the hospital atrium between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., today through October 26 for food, music, vendors, dancers and speakers who will share Puerto Rican and Latin American culture.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will sponsor a Costume Halloween Bowling Party from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., October 27 at Southgate Lanes, 21400 Southgate. Admission of $13 includes bowling shoes, food, music and a raffle. For details, contact Lonnie Brown, (323) 599-3230.

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 23, 2007

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Case in the News

Cleveland Cord Blood Center opens this week

The Plain Dealer, October 23, 2007
Mary Laughlin, director of the Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Case Western Reserve University–University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center, discusses the new cord blood center opening this week in Warrensville Heights.

Ted Gup to be inducted into Press Club of Cleveland's Journalism Hall of Fame

The Plain Dealer, October 23, 2007
Ted Gup, a professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, who earned his reputation as one of the country's top investigative reporters while at the Washington Post, will be inducted into the Press Club of Cleveland's Journalism Hall of Fame. Read related story.

Effort to up law firms' diversity is elementary

Crain's Cleveland Business, October 22, 2007 (subscription required)
Northeast Ohio law firms are beginning early to increase the pool of underrepresented attorneys. Alyson Alber, assistant dean of admission at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law cites the new Center for Social Justice as one way to recruit underrepresented students to the profession.

Researcher Peter Mugyenyi sees successes in fighting AIDS in Africa

The Plain Dealer, October 22, 2007
Interview with Uganda native and pediatrician Peter Mugyenyi, a long-standing research collaborator with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His latest venture with Case includes a small but growing AIDS clinical-trials unit funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Higher Ed News

Rate of tuition increases up

Inside Higher Education, October 23, 2007
The rate of tuition increases is going up—in public and private higher education. Across sectors, an annual report by the College Board found that this year's percentage increases were slightly larger than those reported a year ago.

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