University Researchers Breed a Mighty Mouse
Case Western Reserve University researchers have bred a line of "mighty mice" (PEPCK-Cmus mice) that have the capability of running five to six kilometers at a speed of 20 meters per minute on a treadmill for up to six hours before stopping.
These genetically engineered mice also eat 60 percent more than controls, but remain fitter, trimmer and live and breed longer than wild mice in a control group. Read more.
Campus to celebrate Team Case
The Case Western Reserve University campus is gearing up to welcome back its DARPA Urban Challenge team from their first appearance in the national robotic car competition. Team Case and the Case School of Engineering's autonomous robotic vehicle, DEXTER, finished in the top 20. DARPA accepted only 11 teams in the final race, which is November 3, at the former George Air Force Base in Victorville, Calif. The team returns to Cleveland November 5. Information on a campus celebration is forthcoming. Read more.
Case Western Reserve, Rock Hall to Honor Legend
Key-pumping piano player and country music great Jerry Lee Lewis will be hailed as one of music's founding fathers of rock 'n' roll when Case Western Reserve University and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum present the 12th Annual American Music Masters Conference, "Whole Lotta Shakin': The Life and Music of Jerry Lee Lewis."
Part of a weeklong celebration of Lewis's music and legacy that begins November 5 and features concerts, films and related events, the conference takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 10 in the Wolstein auditorium of the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building. Read more.
The Office of Civic Engagement and Learning is collecting used ink cartridges and cell phones. Donations can be dropped off on the ground level of Thwing Center through the end of November. The collection will benefit the agency STAIRS (Steps Toward Advancement in Resettlement Skills), which works with local refugee families.
Case Western Reserve University's Police and Security Services is sponsoring a free rape aggression self defense class for women. Classes will be held from 1-5 p.m. on November 4, 11, and 18 at Wade Commons. E-mail Beth Mandl for more information.
The Alumni Travel Program and The Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL) are sponsoring a service trip, "Katrina Relief V," in New Orleans March 8-15. An information session will be held at 5 p.m., November 6 in Thwing Center's Meeting Room A. Applications are available in the CCEL office. E-mail Janice Eatman-Williams.
For Faculty & Staff
Flite II American Express has been contracted as the preferred travel agency for local hotels. With appropriate approval, reservations and direct payment for hotel rooms and room tax can be arranged through this agency. Read more.
"Balancing Family and Work Life," an interactive workshop to help participants think about integrating work and family and identifying personal and professional challenges, takes place from noon to 1 p.m., November 6 at the Inamori Center. Local author Ilinda Reese will facilitate. Register via e-mail
"Grad Night Out 2007" will take place from 7-11 p.m., November 8 at the Winking Lizard in Lakewood. Free food, drinks, bowling and more. Transportation provided. This event caps a week of collecting items for the Cleveland Food Bank.
The African American Society's "34th Annual Ebony Ball: A Night Under The Stars," will take place November 9—not November 3—at the Embassy Suites in Beachwood. Tickets: $15 single/$25 couple. Dinner begins at 8 p.m. E-mail to Courtney Lowe.
Eric Juengst, a professor of bioethics at the university, will take part in a panel discussion, "Perfecting People -- The Promise and Perils of Modern Science," beginning at 2 p.m., November 4 at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood. Admission fee. Read more for program details.
Jeffrey Duerk, professor of radiology research, has been granted Honorary Membership in the Korean Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and is the first honorary member.
Carol Kelley, assistant professor of nursing, has been named as an End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Graduate award winner. This award is given for outstanding work in disseminating and implementing the ELNEC-Graduate curriculum at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.