Weatherhead School of Management Names Top Companies in Annual Business Awards Program

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Turning Technologies, Inc., a Youngstown-based interactive response systems developer, tops the 2007 Weatherhead 100, the annual list of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.

Presented by the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management and the Council of Small Enterprises (COSE), the Weatherhead 100 is a ranking of companies based on sales growth over five years, 2002 through 2006. Winners must have had net sales of at least $100,000 in 2002 and more than $1 million in 2006. Additionally, the winning companies must have had a minimum of 16 full-time employees last year.

"For 20 years, the Weatherhead 100 has been a hallmark of recognition of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio," said Mohan Reddy, dean of the Weatherhead School. "The achievements and unparalleled accomplishments of these companies are a testament to the fact that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Northeast Ohio. Read more.

Disaster Simulation Helps Prepare Case Western Reserve EMS Squad

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The Case Western Reserve University community will take part in its first mass casualty incident drill, organized by the student-led Case Emergency Medical Services (EMS), at 8 a.m., Saturday, December 8, at Adelbert Gym .

Case EMS, started by students Joseph Grover and Ari Rabkin during the 2004-05 school year, is a student-run campus emergency responder program. Case EMS provides coverage to the entire campus every evening and weekend, and provides EMS standby for large-scale events.

The group is currently seeking volunteers to serve as both patients and bystanders during the mass casualty incident. Read more.

View the 2007 Louis Stokes Symposium on Case TV

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For those who did not have the chance to join the 350 people -- including 100 students from area middle and high schools -- who attended the Fifth Annual Louis Stokes Leadership Symposium, headlined by the first woman ever to give the keynote address, it is now available on Case TV.

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, who is considered an outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the economically disadvantaged, spoke on the topic of the Iraq War, with reaction statements from Karen Beckwith, Flora Stone Mather Professor of Political Science, and Mark Joseph, assistant professor with the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Several attendees asked Waters questions about public service, the mortgage crisis in America and more.

Serving her ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Waters represents a large portion of South Central Los Angeles and surrounding communities. She is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the chair of its Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. View the video.

Campus News

Looking for that perfect holiday gift to give or receive? 1-2-1 Fitness Center offers gift certificates for memberships, personal training, programs, massage, and the Recovery Zone juice bar. Stop in for more details, call 368-1121, or send e-mail to fitness center.

For Faculty & Staff

The office of Foreign Faculty and Scholars is reminding all non-resident aliens to complete an 8233 form for 2008 tax purposes by December 31. Stop by the office, located in the Sears Building, Room 212 to complete this form.

For Students

Case Scheduler, the definitive course scheduling utility for undergraduates and graduates alike, is available for scheduling classes for the spring 2008 semester. Users can search for classes based on enrollment numbers, permit requirement and the user's other scheduled classes and events. Learn more about Case Scheduler, a free online service.

Events

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The campus community is invited to the Annual A Cappella Community Hour free concert, which will feature student organizations Case in Point, Speakeasy, Case Concert Choir, Solstice, Men's Glee Club, Dhamakappella, and Bigger than a Bread Box, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., December 7 in Amasa Stone Chapel. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

Eldred Theater presents a new play in progress workshop, The Specificity of Paradise, a comic-drama in two acts written and directed by John Orlock, a professor in the Department of Theater and Dance. The play features the third-year Case/Cleveland Play House Acting Ensemble. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., December 7 and 8, with one Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m., December 9. Free admission. For further information, call 368-4868.

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.

December 5, 2007

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Case in the News

2-in-1 test signals risk after heart attack

U.S. News & World Report, December 4, 2007
A test of two heart functions accurately spotted patients at highest risk of cardiac arrest or death as they recovered from a heart attack, Canadian researchers report. Previous studies have shown that one abnormality or the other can increase cardiovascular risk, said David S. Rosenbaum, professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University, who first reported on T-wave alternans in 1994.

Managing your child's ADHD throughout the year

Imperial Valley News, December 4, 2007
When schedules change due to vacations and weekends, creating a smooth transition for children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be challenging for both children and parents. Robert L. Findling, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Cleveland ranks at bottom in 'walkable' places

The Plain Dealer, December 4, 2007
Of the 30 largest American metropolitan areas, Cleveland ranks 29th in walkable places – neighborhoods with work places, medical facilities, stores, restaurants, entertainment, culture, schools and homes. According to a new survey, Cleveland has one walkable urban place. That would be University Circle, which includes Case Western Reserve University.

A year-end 'helpers high'

The Norman Transcript, December 4, 2007
Besides tax strategies, giving of one's time and treasury to good causes is apparently healthy, too. Being generous adds to overall quality of life and possibly increases longevity, according to researchers at the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

MPAA ends offer of piracy-monitoring software – for now

The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 4, 2007
The Motion Picture Association of America has removed from its Web site free software meant to help track campus pirates, after a software developer complained that the group's use of the software might itself be a copyright violation.

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