World Doctors Orchestra Concert Features School of Medicine Faculty-Musicians


Doctors from around the world have put down their scalpels and stethoscopes to pick up instruments of another kind to form the World Doctors Orchestra. The orchestra was formed to support the development of medical care and health policy in the world. Thirteen faculty members from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are in the orchestra.

A local audience will hear these talented musicians when they perform their first American concert to benefit the Free Medical Clinic of Cleveland and the Hugo Templeman Foundation at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, in Severance Hall. The event is sponsored by the School of Medicine and University Hospitals. Read more.

Campus News

Construction crews will excavate the two northbound lanes on Adelbert Road from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7 and 8. The work is being done in conjunction with the additions to University Hospitals. Traffic will be maintained with one lane by police officers alternating north and southbound traffic.

Monday, Feb. 9, is the last day to order chocolate-covered strawberries from Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. The fraternity is selling the treats in honor of Valentine's Day. Each box is $6. The group is accepting orders in Nord Hall and Thwing Center. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Learn more.

The department of pharmacology announces to the scientific community a new state-of-the-art X-ray Crystallography Facility. To learn more, go online or contact Chris Dealwis at 368-1652.

For Faculty and Staff

What's new in human resources? Visit the human resources Web site to learn more about benefits, wellness opportunities, new jobs on campus and a  host of  professional development training programs for supervisors and staff.

For Students

The Academic Integrity Board's annual Integrity Week is February 7-13. The theme is "A World Without Integrity." Some of this year's events include a showing of the movie Catch Me if You Can, a banner signing, the student faculty panel and a keynote talk featuring Richard Sharp, director of bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic. Students also have an opportunity to enter an essay contest. Go online for a complete list of events. Contact Liz Smith for additional information.

The Student Alumni Association is hosting an information meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Alumni House. Students are invited to learn more about connecting with alumni through events such as Life of a Medical Student, Life as a Wine Connoisseur, Life as a Law Student, Life as an Engineer and more. Free food will be available.

Alan Ext Photography will be on campus February 11 and 12 to take senior pictures. There is no cost to sit for the pictures, although there will be an opportunity to purchase packages on site. Contact Alan Ext Photography at 800-589-8060 or schedule an appointment online.

Applications are being accepted through Monday, Feb. 9, for orientation leaders. These leaders guide new students in small groups through their transition into the Case Western Reserve community. Students are invited to review the position descriptions and apply online. Questions should be sent by e-mail to the orientation office or by phone at 368-5230.


The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations presents its research seminar series, "Rule Breakers Wanted: A New Take on Collaborations," from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Mandel Center, Room 115. Nonie Brennan, executive director of the Emergency Fund, Chicago, and Chris Larson, regional director of City Year, will discuss the topic. For more information or to RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 10, contact Laura Moffitt at 368-1687.

The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) is hosting its Free Milkshake Friday at 7 p.m. tonight at Tommy’s on Coventry Road. The group hosts the event the first Friday of the month.

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.

Et al

Kathryn Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs, is spending the 2008-09 academic year as a residential fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She recently appeared on the Wilson Center's television/radio show, Dialogue.


Jeremy Stone, a senior majoring in biology and psychology, has received notification that his abstract has been accepted for presentation at the 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research. His project is "Evidence for the Novel Expression of Human Kallikrein-related Peptidase 3, Prostate-specific Antigen in the Brain." Stone found a protein called Kallikrein-Related Peptidase 3 in brain tissue. The findings could potentially be involved in the research of disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. His adviser is Mark Smith, professor of pathology.

"Home & Away: Photography by Richard Baznik" is on display in the Friends Gallery at Kendal at Oberlin through April 5. The exhibit features black and white photographs of Cleveland, as well as other locations around the world. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8. Baznik is Case Western Reserve University's historian.

Amanda Hong (CWR '08) , was recently awarded a $3,000 fellowship from the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society. The fellowship will support her post-graduate studies. 

Data Center Renovations

As part of the renovations to the Case Western Reserve data centers, Information Technology Services will institute Fiber Backbone Panel Relocations in Crawford Data Center. The final phases of the data center renovation project involve moving individual data servers, which may result in periodic planned outages for some information technology services. Server and application administrators will alert affected users. 

Services affected by the moves during the next several days include:

Saturday, February 7

Oracle Databases on the non-ERP Production database servers will be moved to newer servers. The following systems will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Blackboard
  • MyCase Portal
  • Portal and 15 other non-ERP databases

PeopleSoft applications and the Data Ware House will not be impacted by this outage.

Monday, February 9

  • Oracle Databases, non-PeopleSoft production / Should remain online

Tuesday, February 10

  • ITS Teamtrack Systems / Offline
  • LDAP / Should remain online
  • Pinnacle Phone Billing Systems / Offline

Wednesday, February 11

  • E-mail (Delivery) / Should remain online
  • Veritas Clustering / Limited functionality on Clustered Systems

Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.

February 6, 2009

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Case in the News

Celebrating the marriage of medicine and music at Severance Hall with the World Doctors Orchestra

WKSU, Feb. 4, 2009
This weekend at Severance Hall, 80 doctors from all over the world are volunteering their talents to promote global health through music. Many of the physicians are affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. The story features Jonathan Lass, chair of ophthalmology.

Older workers turn to franchises in recession

Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 6, 2009
Thousands of older Americans with an entrepreneurial bent have started new careers in recent years by buying small franchises in everything from beauty shops to home maintenance to tax preparation. Scott Shane, professor of entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University, offers insight.

Will redistricting solve budget standoff? Views differ, new journal finds

UC Berkeley News, Feb. 5, 2009
California faces a $42 billion budget shortfall, but could part of the solution to the state's chronic fiscal problems be a political reform? The inaugural issue of the California Journal of Politics and Policy tackles the subject. Justin Buchler, assistant professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, offers his perspective.

Stokes brothers' American Dream documentary set to air on WVIZ

Los Angeles Times, Feb. 4, 2009
As political trailblazers, Carl and Louis Stokes paved the way for new politicians, including President Barack Obama. A new documentary chronicles their lives. The filmmakers interviewed Louis Stokes, now a lawyer and distinguished visiting professor at the Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Sciences.

Lev Gonick: The wiki way and university leadership

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, Feb. 4, 2009
Lev Gonick, vice president for information technology services and chief information officer at Case Western Reserve University, is the February guest columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Higher Ed News

Google unveils cell phone version of digital-book collection

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, Feb. 5, 2009
Google recently unveiled what could be the largest collection of digital books formatted for cell phones. The company took 1.5 million of the books it has scanned through its partnership with several major college libraries and prepped them for the small screen of iPhones.