Campus Community Invited to Go Red February 1 to Support Women's Heart Health
Although the university's colors are blue and gray, the Case Western Reserve University community is encouraged to Go Red this Friday, February 1. By wearing a favorite red sweater, blouse, tie, socks or accessories, campus members can show support for a campaign that raises awareness about the number one killer of women in America: heart disease.
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is sponsoring "Wear Red Day," and students, faculty and staff are invited to visit informational displays on heart disease and stroke, have a heart-healthy snack and to pick up a Red Dress pin to wear as a show of support. Activities take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the nursing school.
On the morning of February 1, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Dean May Wykle, associate dean for research Shirley Moore, and several research associates from the school will be making a presentation to President Barbara R. Snyder in honor of Women's Heart Health Month. In addition, Snyder will make a proclamation declaring February as "Women's Heart Health Month" at the university.
"Go Red" is a national awareness campaign sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the American Heart Association to teach Americans about heart disease in women. According to the organization, each year 460,000 women succumb to the disease. For more information, go to the campaign's official Web site.
Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services has issued a security alert for an off-campus attempted kidnapping that occurred on January 29, 2008. Read the full alert.
Brandon Bradford Continues Impressive Voyage in His Final Basketball Season
Although Case Western Reserve University's Brandon Bradford's trip from his hometown of Detroit is less than 200 miles, he has traveled many more miles since arriving in Cleveland in 2004 to play basketball for the Spartans.
Bradford and his teammates log just under 5,000 miles a year in University Athletic Association travel alone. Add to that a nearly 8,000-mile roundtrip to South America in August and a 2,000-mile roundtrip to Tampa Bay, Florida last month, and one could say Spartan basketball has enabled him to see the world.
His travel numbers aren't the only interesting ones; Bradford has put up some impressive stats on the court. To date, he has 302 career assists, which currently places him second on the all-time list at Case. Read more.
The 15th Annual Academic Happy Hour will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m., February 1 in Thwing Center ballroom. This year's theme focuses on university and Cleveland connections, and the featured speakers are Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder, Cleveland City Councilman Kevin Conwell and Latisha James, director of the university's Center for Community Partnerships. The annual event brings together students, faculty and staff for a conversation focusing on topics of importance to the university community.
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities announces the "Getting Funded" series for faculty and graduate students. Each Friday in February from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 206, representatives from the university, consulting firms and grant programs will share their expertise and strategies for finding resources, budget preparation and proposal writing, and will empower participants with information needed to write successful funding applications for research in the humanities. Light refreshments will be served. Call 368-8961 for more information.
Researchers from the School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, a partnership between the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals, are recruiting 240 post-menopausal women to participate in a dental health study related to gum disease. Study participants will receive bone density scanning and diagnosis, calcium and Vitamin D supplementation, blood work and related medical and dental treatment during the course of the study at no cost. For more information, call the MacDonald Clinical Trials Unit at (440) 995-3810.
For Faculty & Staff
The Case Men's Glee Club will deliver Singing Valentines around campus on February 14. Faculty who would prefer that Singing Valentines not be delivered to their classes can opt out by sending an e-mail to the organization by February 1. Specify the course number, time, and location in which the class meets. The organization will honor requests and notify any prospective senders that certain classes are unavailable. Faculty members who would like the men's glee club to perform a Singing Valentine for their class also can send a request via e-mail. The valentines cost $5.
Discussions, the undergraduate research journal, is accepting submissions for the Spring 2008 issue. Research papers from all classes and majors are welcome. Submissions are due by February 3 to Bethany Pope.
Juniper Star Search will take place at 8 p.m., February 1 at the Spot. Consider signing up, or plan to come out and support classmates and friends in the talent show. For more information, send e-mail to Aqueelah Jordan.
Joseph Gould, a retired clinical professor emeritus of the orthodontics department at Case Western Reserve's School of Dental Medicine, died last Saturday at the age of 100. He was on the faculty for more than 50 years. An alumnus of the Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, he joined the faculty in 1950. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gould Endowment Fund, The Temple-Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122, or to the Department of Orthodontics, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44106-4905.