Case Western Reserve University Researchers Making Four-dimensional Map of Milky Way


Astronomers at Case Western Reserve University are participating in the newest phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the most ambitious survey of the sky ever undertaken.

Located in Apache Point, N.M., the SDSS began mapping the night sky in 2000. The third phase of SDSS began in July 2008 and Case Western Reserve is an active collaborator throughout its six-year agenda, said Heather Morrison, professor and chair of the Department of Astronomy at the university. Read more.

Campus News

The Case Western Reserve University Police & Security Services Department announces that beginning August 25, East 116th Street will become a two-way street for the rebuilding of the intersection at Euclid Avenue. The project will last for one week, weather permitting. There will be no parking on either side of the street during the construction period; violators will be ticketed and towed.

For Faculty and Staff

To help faculty prepare for the beginning of the semester, the first University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) session of the fall will be an interactive program where participants will be encouraged to focus on the beginning of the course and share ideas that have been successful in the past. The discussion will take place from noon to 1 p.m., August 22 in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP to UCITE. Learn more.

For Students

Students who plan to vote in the November 4 General Election must be registered by October 6. Learn more.



The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music announces the 23rd season of Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness, which opens September 16. The series presents three concerts by artists of international renown, bringing to life the music of earlier ages in an accessible and entertaining manner. Read more.

WOW: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place each Wednesday through August 27. This evening's concert is a double feature: the Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band and Cats on Holiday. The music will play from 6-9 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.

In Memoriam

Visiting hours for Miles Coburn—brother of Patrick Coburn in Research Administration at Case Western Reserve —will be held until 8 p.m. tonight in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology, Muldoon Atrium, at John Carroll University.

August 20, 2008

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Case in the News

Weak economy seen buoying Democrats in election

Reuters, August 20, 2008
A bad economy is never good for political incumbents. Alexander Lamis, associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Case Western Reserve reveals security breach

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 19, 2008

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Case Western Reserve University has discovered that personal information of about 1,160 undergraduate students was accidentally put on a publicly accessible university server. There has been no evidence of identity theft at this time, but the university has offered those students who were affected by the security breach a year of identity theft protection.

New lawyers' salaries clump at high, low ends

The Plain Dealer, August 17, 2008
Even during today's economic doldrums, salaries are up for law school graduates taking their first jobs this fall at large firms. Jonathan Adler, professor of law and director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, comments.

Case Western Reserve University celebrates Darwin's achievement

The Plain Dealer, August 10, 2008
In an op-ed piece, Neil Greenspan, a pathology professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, explains why a group of about 15 faculty members initiated an effort at the university to celebrate Charles Darwin and evolution during the 2008-09 academic year.

Dr. Marjorie Greenfield says baby bump can come between mom, colleagues

The Plain Dealer, August 19, 2008
While working through a pregnancy is commonplace, many women find that, apart from the obvious health issues and navigating the maze of medical and maternity leave, they also have to deal with a new experience in relation to co-workers, bosses and clients. Marjorie Greenfield, an associate professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, wrote a guide for pregnant women, and comments for the story.

Higher Ed News

How Americans pay for college

Inside Higher Ed, August 20, 2008
In releasing the first edition of a new annual survey today, Sallie Mae and Gallup hoped to inform the discussion about, as the report is called, "How America Pays for College."

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