Nursing Professor Studies Therapies to Address Effects of Long-term Bed Rest
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.
"Putting people in bed is not a benign kind of thing," says Judith Maloni, a professor of nursing. She has been studying the effects of bed rest for nearly two decades.
Maloni will test a set of exercises and educational programs that help women learn to manage their recovery after both bed rest and birth.
The study is supported by the Bolton School's Center for Excellence for Self-Management Advancement through Research and Translation (SMART). It is among four projects the center is piloting to learn more about teaching individuals how to manage their own health care. Read more.
Two Law Professors Release New Books
Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Michael P. Scharf has written a new book, Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein, while Professor of Law Wendy Wagner has co-authored Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research.
Of Scharf's book, co-authored with Michael A. Newton, Publishers Weekly says, "they candidly summarize the difficulties posed to courts and lawyers intent on bringing Hussein's crimes to light and exposing him to fair and unbiased judgment."
Wagner, who joined the environmental law program in July, co-authored her book with Thomas McGarity. They offer an in-depth and eye-opening view into the world of corporate and governmental abuse and the efforts made to prevent scientific discoveries from going public. Read more.
Case Western Reserve University will take part in 10,000 Visions of Cleveland from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 6 at the Galleria at Erieview, 1301 E. Ninth Street. The event, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Partnership and 10,000 Little (micro) Ideas to Keep You Believing in Cleveland, will feature projects and organizations that have helped spark economic development in Northeast Ohio. Case Western Reserve will not only showcase its economic development contributions but also lifestyle and sustainability initiatives. A block party on West 6th Street immediately follows the event from 4-6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Admission is free to students with a valid university ID. Details on the university's participation in the event are forthcoming. Go to the event Web site for additional information.
Learn more about WISER (the Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable), its mentoring program and its schedule of events for the new academic year at an informational meeting beginning at 8 p.m., September 2 at Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. Pizza and snacks will be provided.
The Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety promotes the health and safety of the Case Western Reserve University community and its environment. Six times a year, the department publishes its Safety Newsletter. The current edition, as well as newsletters dating back to 1993, can be accessed online.
For Faculty and Staff
New faculty are invited to attend a University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) forum on library resources from 12:30-1:30 p.m., August 29 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Kelvin Smith Library provides comprehensive resources and immediate access to electronic journals and databases covering a variety of academic disciplines. Come learn about the library's visual and audio resources, teaching materials, copyright information and patent searches, as well as fun resources including films and music. During the session, Reference Librarian Catherine Wells and Social Sciences Librarian Mark Eddy will provide an overview of these and other sources. Pizza and beverages will be provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Bioethics is offering three-credit fall and spring short-term study abroad opportunities to all undergraduate and graduate students. The program includes courses in Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina, France, the Netherlands or Belgium during winter and spring breaks. For more information, contact Michelle Champoir at 368-5377, or visit one of the upcoming information sessions being held 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., August 29, September 2 and 3, and September 5 in Thwing Center's Meeting Room A.
In honor of the Great Lakes Brewing Company's (GLBC) 20th anniversary, the next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will feature the brewery's Pat Conway and Mark Hunger, and Cleveland Clinic Hepatologist Anthony Tavill on the topic of "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Beer" at 6:30 p.m., September 2 at the GLBC's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.
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.