Link Between Dental Health, Overall Wellness to be Explored at Research ShowCASE


For years, dentists have believed that there is a link between a person's gum and teeth wellness in comparison to overall health. A Research ShowCASE forum -- "Oral 'Fix'ation: Oral-Systemic Health"-- will explore this concept in-depth from 8:30 to 10 a.m., April 17.

Want to find out more about what's causing aches and pains? Visit the dentist. In fact, dentists could one day be the entry point to many aspects of the health care system, because the study of oral-systemic disease connections is a rapidly advancing area of research.

During the forum, researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will share information on their research, and how dental practitioners are in a unique position to promote a more comprehensive and holistic approach to maintaining good health. Read more.

School of Law's Spring Lectures to Highlight Embryonic Stem-Cell Research, Corporate Governance and More

How do attitudes towards embryonic stem-cell research shape legal actions? How are international organizations and countries cooperating to fight terrorism financing? These questions are among the many that will be explored in April as part of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Spring Lecture Series.

The month's series of talks begins April 2 with anthropologist Janet Dolgin, the Jack and Freda Dicker Distinguished Professor of Health Care Law at Hofstra University School of Law. A widely sought after speaker on health care law, bioethics and family law, Dolgin will talk about "Attitudes Toward Embryonic Stem-Cell Research." Read more.

Campus News

Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is hosting the biennial GIS Symposium: Sustaining the Future & Understanding the Past with the theme of "GIS - Global Public Health," with an emphasis on using GIS technology to predict and guard against pandemics and infectious diseases. Although the April 3 event is invitation only due to space limitations, the campus community can view the poster sessions and talk with the presenters during lunchtime on KSL's second floor.

Volunteers are needed for the 36th Annual International Dinner, taking place April 5 at Thwing Center's ballroom. The dinner's success depends upon over 100 student, faculty and staff volunteers in the areas of cooking, event set up, decorating, greeting guests and more. Tickets -- $10 for undergraduate students and $15 for graduate students and others -- are on sale at the Office of International Student Services. For questions, call 368-2517.

For Faculty and Staff

RSVP's are being accepted through April 8 for the Administrative Professionals' Day Luncheon taking place from noon to 2 p.m., April 22 in Thwing Center's ballroom. The annual luncheon and raffle honors women administrative professionals at Case Western Reserve University. This year's featured speaker will be LaTida Lester, senior program officer at the St. Luke's Foundation, on the topic of "Talking Back: The Power of Telling Our Own Stories." RSVP via e-mail or by calling 368-0985.

For Students


Qdoba Mexican Grill and Zeta Psi fraternity of Case Western Reserve University are hosting the 2008 Zeta Psi Qdoba Relays April 12 on the track at the Village 115 to benefit Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital of Cleveland. The goal is to raise $10,000. Oberlin College, Cleveland State University, and several teams comprised of corporate sponsors also are expected to participate. Participants, in pre-registered groups of four, will be required to complete two laps around a quarter-mile track and eat a one-pound burrito. Groups with the fastest time and most money raised will receive various prizes. Register a team online.

The financial aid deadline for the 2008-09 academic year is May 15. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA and the Case Financial Aid Form, and to submit any applicable tax documents by this date.



The Department of Sociology will host Linda Waite, Lucy Flower Professor of Urban Sociology at the University of Chicago and co-director of the Center on Aging at the National Opinion Research Center, on the topic of "Sexual Activity, Sexual Function, and Health at Older Ages" beginning at 4 p.m., April 3 in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. A reception will follow.

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April 1, 2008

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Case in the News

Students watching e-mail for college acceptance

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 1, 2008
These days, many students submit their college applications online, find out their SAT scores by e-mail and, increasingly, get their admissions offers electronically as well. Colleen Hosler was going online twice a day to check on her early action application to Case Western Reserve University. She got an affirmative answer, but still appreciated the package that came in the mail several days later.

SEC official warns against below-market ARS bids

The Bond Buyer, March 27, 2008
Robert Clarke Brown, treasurer of Case Western Reserve University, represented the university by participating in a question and answer session regarding below market bids and auction-rate securities.

The problem isn't free trade; it's unfair trade

The Plain Dealer, April 1, 2008
In a letter to the editor, Susan Helper, professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University, writes about globalization and trade practices.

Cosmologists probe mystery of dark energy with South Pole Telescope

Science Daily, April 1, 2008
Something is pulling the universe apart. What is it, and where will it take us from here? Scientists at the University of Chicago seek answers to those questions with the newly-commissioned South Pole Telescope. Senior members of the team include John Ruhl, a professor of physics and astronomy at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Elite colleges reporting record lows in admission

New York Times, April 1, 2008
The already crazed competition for admission to the nation's most prestigious universities and colleges became even more intense this year, with many logging record low acceptance rates.

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