Premieres New HIV/AIDS Center for Consumers

Web site combines comprehensive expertise from three medical centers to provide vital health information for consumers


In conjunction with World AIDS Day 2008, NetWellness, a highly regarded consumer health Web site, premieres a new HIV/AIDS Center. In this new section of the site, consumers will be able to find a comprehensive resource for HIV and AIDS that ranges from prevention and screening for those who are HIV negative, to treatment, tests and complications concerning those who are living with HIV and AIDS, with particular information for women and children who are HIV positive.

The information reflects the medical expertise found at the three academic medical centers operating NetWellness: Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. Read more.

Campus News

The Staff Training and Development Committee announces the holiday sale of In Case You're Cooking, the newest cookbook on campus! Copies of the book are available—for a limited time—at the Case Western Reserve University Bookstore for $10. Payments may be made by cash or check. Books are also available through Kathleen Dowdell, 368-2264, Mather Memorial; Kathleen O'Linn, 368-6344, School of Nursing; or Theresa Greggor, 368-5887, Crawford Hall.

For Faculty and Staff


Web training is being offered December 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon, to interested travelers and travel arrangers for "Travelport," the online booking tool provided by Traveline Travel Services, a Case Western Reserve University preferred vendor. Travelport can be used for making travel reservations under the Business Travel Account—using a central university credit card—to which air travel may be charged. Sign up for a session online. Registration is limited.

For Students

Save the date for the Thwing Study Over, Monday, December 8, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m., Thwing Center. One of our most popular events on campus, the Thwing Study Over offers students a chance to break away from all the books, papers and last-minute assignments. Just before finals week, students converge on Thwing Center for free food from local vendors, free massages and lots of other activities!

The First-Year 5K Run/Walk, the culmination of a 9 week Couch to 5k training program will begin at 9 a.m., Monday, December 8, at Hitchcock House in the North Residential Village. The run/walk follows a route through University Circle then returns to the start. All members of the campus community are welcome to participate. Register online or at Hitchcock House on the day of the event at 8 a.m. A prize drawing will be held, and t-shirts will be given to all registrants.


Join Case in Point for their Fall Concert, Thursday, December 4, 8:30 p.m. in Amasa Stone Chapel. John Carroll's men's a cappella group, Rhapsody Blue, will open the event which features: lots of free a cappella, cheesecake, fondue and more!

Eldred Theater will host a workshop production of Three Sisters by Antov Chekov, featuring the second year CASE/CPH Graduate Ensemble and theater faculty members Catherine Albers, Mark Alan Gordon and Jerrold Scott. Performances are on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and no reservations are required. For further information, call the administrative office at 216-368-4868.


The Case Art Studio "Fall Semester in Review" student art exhibition will have an Opening Reception on Monday, December 8, 2008, 5 to 7:30 p.m. in its Gallery at 2215 Adelbert Road—corner of Adelbert Road and Murray Hill Road. The exhibition will feature art works in ceramics, textiles, painting, drawing, enamel, jewelry, photography, printmaking and architectural plans made by students enrolled in the spring semester Art Studio classes. Artwork will remain on display through Friday, December 12. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m.

Register now for a Weatherhead Executive Education Breakfast, The 2008 Economic Crisis: What Happened and What Does It Mean for You?, featuring an all-star cast of finance and economics professors providing views, analysis and straight talk on the critical issues and questions posed by current events. Get the real story of how we got into this economic mess, whether the bailout will work and what is likely to happen next. This breakfast event takes place on Tuesday, December 9 from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the George S. Dively Conference Center. Participants must register online in advance. Admission is $50 and includes breakfast and parking.

Midyear Graduates Reception

All graduating students who are receiving their diplomas in January 2009 are invited to attend the Midyear Graduates Reception on December 8, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Hovorka Atrium. This festive reception is free to attend and graduates are encouraged to invite their family, friends and faculty members to help them celebrate this academic milestone. Please register online. This event is sponsored by UAR, Undergraduate Studies and the School of Graduate Studies.

The Provost office is currently accepting applications for financial support for attendance at the 2009 HERS/Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education. Deborah Bibb and Colleen Nagy, participants in the 2008 HERS/Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, will share their experience and discuss this wonderful opportunity. An information session will be held on Tuesday, December 9, at noon in the SAGES Classroom located on the first floor of Crawford. No reservations are required. Bring your lunch and enjoy the presentation! The deadline to apply for Case financial support is January 15, 2009.

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.

December 3, 2008

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Athletics Spotlight


Case Western Reserve University junior quarterback Dan Whalen (Willoughby, OH), fresh off of being named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, has been named one of 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, given to the top all-around player in NCAA Division III. Read more.

Case in the News

AWOL Cleveland soldier seeks asylum in Germany

The Plain Dealer, December 1, 2008
Michael Scharf, professor of international law at Case Western Reserve University, is quoted in an article about an AWOL Cleveland soldier who may become the first to test German and international laws that could grant asylum to deserters.

HIV/AIDS information on local health website

WKYC, December 2, 2008
In conjunction with World AIDS Day 2008, NetWellness, a consumer health website, premieres a new HIV/AIDS Center. The information reflects the medical expertise found at the three academic medical centers operating NetWellness: Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati.

Ibuprofen Preserves Lung Function in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis

WOIO, November 30, 2008
A team at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Cleveland, found that children with cystic fibrosis who took high doses of ibuprofen twice a day had a 29 percent reduction in loss of lung function compared with children who did not take the drug.

The Cleveland Group wins Weatherhead 100 award for 2008

The Plain Dealer, December 2, 2008
The Cleveland Group has won the top Weatherhead 100 award for 2008 as the fastest-growing company in Northeast Ohio. In the last five years, the diversified group of companies in construction and global business consulting reported sales growth of 8,026 percent. The Council of Smaller Enterprises and the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University jointly announced the Weatherhead 100 winners

Higher Ed News

Breadth of Adjunct Use and Abuse

Inside Higher Ed, December 3, 2008
Non-tenure-track instructors are used more frequently and in more disciplines (and at lower pay) than is commonly thought, AFT report says.

The U.S. Is Falling Behind on Education and Lacks Key Data, Report Card Finds

Chronicle of Higher Education, December 3, 2008
Many states, and the United States as a whole, are doing a better job than they were two years ago of preparing students for college and expanding access to higher education, according to a national report card on higher education scheduled for release today.