School of Medicine Researchers Receive $9 Million Grant to Learn How HIV Infection Results in Immune Deficiency

The Cleveland Immunopathogenesis Consortium (CLIC), a group of researchers from 10 academic and research institutions across the United States and Canada led by physicians at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, have received a five-year, $10.8 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how HIV infection results in the progressive immune deficiency that causes AIDS.

The grant will fund four coordinated projects ranging from basic laboratory research to experimental animal models to translational research, which develops clinical applications from basic research findings. This is the CLIC's first grant from the NIH. Read more.

Geauga County Agencies to Participate in Disaster Drill During Case Western Reserve's National Flight Nurse Academy Camp


Disasters come with no advance warning. Preparedness is the key to rapid and well-coordinated medical emergency responses.

Receiving that kind of emergency training during a mock disaster will be 40 acute care nursing students, specializing in airlift medical procedures, and multiple agencies from Geauga County. They will gain critical response skills during the 2008 National Flight Nurse Academy Camp's disaster exercise on August 15 at the university's Squire Valleevue Farm. The camp is sponsored and conducted by Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

The drill is just one component of the five-day camp, August 11-15, for the students who will travel from both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts as well as from Texas to Canada to attend the National Flight Nurse Academy Annual Summer Camp. Read more.

Brian Calderone Named Preseason All-American


Case Western Reserve University senior defensive end Brian Calderone has been named a second team preseason All-American by The announcement was made on the popular small college Web site this week.

"I think it's a long time coming," fifth-year Head Coach Greg Debeljak said. Read more.

Campus News

Grandmothers are needed for a research study about how to manage stress while raising grandchildren. The National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research-funded study is being conducted by researchers at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. For more information about participating in the study, call 368-0552 or send an e-mail to

For Faculty and Staff


The Staff Advisory Council's (SAC) Training and Development Committee announces the creation of two programs within the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund.

Effective August 1, staff will have an opportunity to apply for either the Staff Educational Scholarship or the Staff Educational Enrichment.

The Staff Educational Scholarship was created in partnership with the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. This yearly scholarship is awarded to promote ethics and excellence in leadership to staff who have an interest in pursuing leadership training. Only Case Western Reserve staff members who have reached their one year hiring date are eligible to apply.

The Staff Educational Enrichment is awarded to staff members who are in pursuit of professional and educational development not funded under regular university benefits. Applicants may apply up to two times in each academic year (fall, spring or summer).

Applications are being accepted through September 1, 2008. Applicants have one month after notification of the award to submit a receipt for reimbursement.

Funds in the amount of $7,000 were awarded to 76 recipients from fall 2007 through summer 2008.

For Students

The Undergraduate Student Government 2008 Activities Fair will take place at 11:30 a.m., August 23 on Freiberger Field. Student groups are asked to bring information about their organization and show how they uniquely contribute to student life and/or the Case Western Reserve community. E-mail for more information.


WOW: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place each Wednesday through August 27. This evening's concert will feature the Young Audiences ArtWorks 2008 Showcase beginning at 4:30 p.m., followed by songs and dances from the African Soul & Hue People beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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.

July 30, 2008

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Case in the News

Editorial: Stores and apartments will lead to a well-rounded University Circle

The Plain Dealer, July 29, 2008
The newspaper's editorial staff writes that University Circle has long been an incredible asset to Cleveland, but it lacks abundant housing and shopping. That's about to change with the addition of 150 housing units and street-level retail. All of that is in addition to major construction projects under way or planned by Case Western Reserve University and other institutions.

How to steal a state supreme court

National Review Online, July 29, 2008
Jonathan Adler, professor of law and director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, writes a column about Michigan's ballot initiative to revise the state's constitution.

Ante-partum bed rest moms get active in new study, July 29, 2008
After weeks of bed rest during pregnancy, new mothers need to rebuild muscles and strengthen their stamina. Now a group of women will test new interventions in aiding that recovery during a pilot study at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Judith Maloni, associate professor of nursing, comments.

A new generation of Cleveland high schools, July 29, 2008
This fall, two new regional high schools will open in Cleveland. They are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) high schools. The Design Lab Early College High School kicked off its summer launch program at Case Western Reserve University, where students got a preview of their new school, as well as life on a college campus.

Higher Ed News

Recording and movie industries win out over colleges in higher education bill

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, July 30, 2008
In the longstanding battle between the higher education community and the entertainment industry over how aggressive colleges should be in trying to stop the swapping of music and video files over campus networks, the entertainment industry prevailed.

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