Case Western Reserve and MetroHealth Extend Long-standing Affiliation Agreement

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Case Western Reserve University and The MetroHealth System today announced an affiliation agreement that reaffirms and strengthens a 94-year-old relationship between the two institutions.

The five-year affiliation agreement designates The MetroHealth System Campus of Case Western Reserve University, and recognizes the unique educational, research and patient care programs at MetroHealth. As part of the affiliation, MetroHealth will continue to make available space for Case Western Reserve education and research activities carried out by those who hold appointments at both Case Western Reserve and MetroHealth. All 450 MetroHealth physicians are faculty at Case Western Reserve, and provide teaching for more than 40 percent of its medical students. Read more.

Richard Baznik Reflects on 40 Years at Case Western Reserve, Love of Photography

Richard Baznik

Richard Baznik has more to celebrate than his 40-year milestone on the Case Western Reserve University campus. Often seen around campus with his camera in hand, recently the photographer had his images exhibited as part of a thesis project, "Pavement Memoirs," by Gary Rozanc at the University of Arizona's Museum of Art.

The project with Baznik's photographs was one of 14 installations by 14 MFA candidates who participated in the thesis show.

"This was my first museum exhibition," said Baznik, who is currently writing the campus history as director of the Institute for the Study of the University in Society. Since 2004, he has run the "Campus Markings" contest, offered three times a year to encourage people to explore the campus environment. Read more.

Campus News

As part of the Euclid Corridor Project, traffic patterns will be altered on Euclid Avenue from Stearns Road to Mayfield Road beginning May 27. Traffic lanes will shift to the north side, with one-way traffic in each direction for eastbound and westbound operations on Euclid Avenue. Construction will occur on the south half of the roadway for median work and roadway paving. Weather permitting, construction work is expected to last approximately six weeks. For information, call the project office at (216) 771-4144.

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting a study on appetite and food preoccupation in order to understand what areas of the brain are involved in eating and food motivation. Overweight, healthy volunteers are needed to help the researchers understand normal brain processes in response to viewing food cues. Children and adults ages 12 to 35 are invited to participate. Lunch will be provided, and individuals will be compensated for participation in a four-hour study. For information, contact Brian Fishman via e-mail, or by phone at 368-0112.

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty are invited to view the Office of Faculty Diversity Web site, which features information on conducting faculty searches, links to policies, work/life balance resources, information for new faculty, Diversity@Case (links to diversity-focused organizations on campus and readings on diversity) and more.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


Campus Summer Barbecues on the Crawford Deck return for five weeks June 11 through July 19. The campus community is invited to purchase the new "Five for $35" barbecue card, good for five admissions to the summer barbecues, with a savings of $4.75. Cards can be purchased through June 11 at Pura Vida in Thwing Center, Tomlinson Marketplace, Access Services and at the first barbecue. The card includes the main meal, beverage of the day and dessert. Bottled water and sodas are extra. The card is redeemable at Tomlinson Hall in the event of rain. Sponsored by Bon Appétit, Campus Services, the Office of Summer Programs and the Office of Student Activities.

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.

The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.

May 22, 2008

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Case in the News

State funds to draw top college scholars is a boon to all of Ohio - editorial
The Plain Dealer, May 22, 2008

The Plain Dealer editorial staff writes that $73 million flowing to local universities -- including Case Western Reserve -- under a new, enterprising program will turbocharge the boost higher education already has received from Gov. Ted Strickland's administration and the legislature.

Wind-energy grant will help fill NE Ohio's sails - editorial

The Plain Dealer, May 22, 2008
The Plain Dealer's editorial staff writes about the Cleveland Foundation and Case Western Reserve University's idea to bring brain power and cutting-edge technology to town for wind-power research.

ICU docs less likely to discuss end-of-life issues with blacks, May 21, 2008
Intensive care unit doctors are less comfortable discussing prognoses and end-of-life issues and do it less frequently with black patients and their families than with white patients and their families, say U.S. researchers. J. Daryl Thornton, an assistant professor with the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, comments.

A bear of a problem

National Review Online, May 19, 2008
Jonathan Adler, professor of law and director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at Case Western Reserve University, writes in an op-ed piece that listing polar bears under the Endangered Species Act could have dramatic impacts.

Higher Ed News

Non-cognitive qualities join the GRE

Inside Higher Ed, May 21, 2008
The Educational Testing Service, one of the major producers of standardized tests, has decided after years of pilot projects and research to add a new, non-cognitive portion to the Graduate Record Exam, which is taken by 600,000 students a year.

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