Case Western Reserve Professor Traces Growth of Cleveland's Catholic Community


To coincide with the "Vatican Splendors" exhibit currently on display at the Western Reserve Historical Society, John Grabowski has written a companion book entitled There Are No Strangers at the Feast: Catholicism and Community in Northeastern Ohio.

The Historical Society is sponsoring the exhibit because it recognized the broad cultural links the iconography of Catholicism has to the region. While the exhibit provides a broad overview of Catholicism, Grabowski, the Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor of Applied History at Case Western Reserve University and Krieger-Mueller historian at the Historical Society, wrote the book to provide a concise and clear picture of its local history and its impact on northeastern Ohio. Read more.

University Experts Share Top 29 Tips to Maximize a Healthy College Experience


Heading off to college for the first time is one of life's greatest opportunities. At the same time, since it is often the first time the student has been away from home for an extended period, it can present a number of financial, physical and mental challenges.

Experts in these fields at Case Western Reserve University have assembled their top tips for students—new and returning— to overcome these challenges and make their college experience all it can be. Read more.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University's sustainability office, the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit and the Master of Science in Positive Organizational Development program are hosting a one-day sustainability workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 13 in the 1914 Lounge, Thwing Center. The workshop will include discussions about energy and sustainability pertaining to the university's new strategic plan, the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment and the United Nations Global Compact. RSVP via e-mail.

NetWellness, a free consumer Web health site sponsored and operated by Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati, allows users to ask medical questions of experts from the universities.

For Faculty and Staff

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Case Western Reserve employees, as well as employees of other University Circle institutions, are invited to learn more about the recently announced Greater Circle Living initiative, which offers home buyer assistance, rental assistance and home improvement grant programs for those interested in living near University Circle.

For Students

Discussions, a peer reviewed undergraduate research journal at Case Western Reserve, invites undergraduate students of all disciplines to submit their research papers for publication. The fall 2008 submission deadline is September 7. For more information and instructions go to the journal's Web site.



The Center for Community Partnerships invites the campus community to a special screening of the documentary Mr. Wilson's Kids: From East Cleveland to Beijing, beginning at 7 p.m., August 12 in Strosacker Auditorium. The documentary chronicles the inspiring story of the Shaw High School Marching Band and their recent trip to the International Olympic Music Festival in Beijing. The band members and their families will be at the screening. The Case Western Reserve community raised funds and donated supplies for the trip. The documentary will air on WVIZ/Ideastream later this month, and is scheduled to be broadcast nationwide in September. For more information, send an e-mail to Latisha James.

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.

August 7, 2008

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Case in the News

Case Western Reserve, Clinical Research Management land spots on seven-year drug-testing contract

The Plain Dealer, August 7, 2008
Case Western Reserve University is part of a group that has won a seven-year contract to test new drugs to fight emerging infectious diseases and common ones that are becoming resistant to current medications.

The Anthrax case: Solved(?) but unresolved

Washington Post, August 7, 2008
In an editorial piece, Ted Gup, a journalism professor at Case Western Reserve University, writes that with the presumed suicide of Bruce Ivins, the Ft. Detrick biodefense expert and target of the FBI's anthrax investigation, there are even more lingering questions about the case.

How to have a baby when it's not so simple, August 7, 2008
The American Fertility Association and other experts offer advice for couples who are having trouble conceiving. Sheryl Kingsberg, chief of the division of behavioral medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, said couples often forget that 40 percent of infertility is due to something wrong with the man.

Higher Ed News

Schools move to eject cars from campuses

USA TODAY, August 7, 2008
Dozens of high schools and colleges around the country are steering students away from cars to save money on gas, save the environment and promote physical fitness.

Faster WiFi predicted for colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, August 7, 2008
Higher education may be the number one customer for fast WiFi networks in the coming decade, according to a new business analysis.

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