School of Law Student Defuses Simulated Conflicts as Part of International Workshop

Noelle Shanahan Cutts

Noelle Shanahan Cutts, a third-year student at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, was one of 40 law students nationally selected to attend the International Humanitarian Law Workshop in Santa Clara, Calif.

The program, presented by the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and Santa Clara University School of Law's Center for Global Law and Policy, is designed to teach law students the fundamentals of international humanitarian law while providing them opportunities to apply what they learned in hands-on simulations.

After learning the basics of international humanitarian law, the students were grouped and worked on hypothetical, yet realistic, situations. Based on intelligence photos and some available "top secret" intelligence information, each group advised its assigned country's government about the legality of military action. Read more.

Campus News


All abandoned bicycles have been removed from university buildings and outdoor bicycle racks and have been secured at Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services headquarters. Owners may retrieve their bicycles by sending an e-mail to Detective Daniel Schemmel of the campus police department, or by calling 368-5993. Owners must know the location of where the bicycle was removed, give a physical description of the bike and provide a valid form of identification and documentation showing proof of purchase or the bike's serial number. By 5 p.m., June 27 any bikes not claimed will be considered abandoned and will be given to nonprofit organizations. The bicycles will not be sold.

The campus community still has time to donate items for the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Cleveland Wish List project being coordinated by the Staff Advisory Council's (SAC) Community Service Committee. Donations are being accepted until June 5. Pickups are available. In addition, drop off contact names and locations are: Janice Eatman-Williams, Center for Civic Engagement & Learning, Thwing Center basement; Michelle Saafir, Crawford Hall, Room 215; Mary Lou Smith, School of Dental Medicine, DO1230; and Theresa Grigger, Crawford Hall, Room 532. For additional information, call Saafir at 368-3185.

For Faculty and Staff

The Weatherhead School of Management is hosting a luncheon for university employees from noon to 1 p.m., June 11 at the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 103. Employees are invited to learn about programs that might meet learning and professional objectives and how to utilize the university's tuition benefits. The luncheon will feature information on Weatherhead degree programs. Staff will be available to answer questions. Register online.

Procurement and Distribution Services is reminding departments with blanket Purchase Orders (PO) to review the ones that are currently open and to evaluate departmental needs for fiscal year 2008-09. If a department needs to cancel an existing blanket PO or regular PO, e-mail the customer care team. Requisitions for new blanket Purchase Orders for fiscal year 2008-09 should be entered into PeopleSoft beginning July 1. For questions, call the customer care team at 368-2560.

For Students

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



The next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will feature David Singer, professor of mathematics, Case Western Reserve and Ari Singer of NTRU Cryptosystems on the topic of "Big Numbers: The Role Played by Mathematics in Internet Commerce," beginning at 6:30 p.m., June 9 at the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.

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June 3, 2008

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Case in the News

How to go to medical school for free

U.S. News & World Report, June 2, 2008
A growing number of government agencies, universities and charities are trying to ease the burden of medical school by offering free or nearly free rides, including the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Robot designers' creations provide insight into nature and machines

The Plain Dealer, June 2, 2008
Imagine a headless pack mule that eats fossil fuels, a metal spider running over land and water or a radio-controlled moth orbiting a light bulb. Dozens of men and women who have already imagined these things -- and made them -- are at Case Western Reserve University this week for the fourth International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines.

Conversations with Kathleen Dunn

Wisconsin Public Radio, June 2, 2008
Alexander Lamis, associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, appeared on a radio program this week to discuss the Montana and South Dakota primaries.

Oh, what a tangled Web, June 2, 2008
Internet rumors can spread like wildfire with the click of a mouse. They can be harmless, but often they're a nuisance. Michael Scharf, director of the International Law Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, is quoted.

Higher Ed News

Student loans start to bypass 2-year colleges

New York Times, June 2, 2008
Some of the nation's biggest banks have closed their doors to students at community colleges, for-profit universities and other less competitive institutions, even as they continue to extend federally backed loans to students at the nation's top universities.

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