East Cleveland Partnership for Community
and School Engagement Earns
Community Outreach Grant


When the Center for Community Partnerships invited Case Western Reserve University departments and groups seeking charitable funding to apply for its new Community Outreach Program grants, they received dozens of applications. Ten campus affiliates were selected to receive $1,000 each for the 2008-2009 academic year to continue their outreach work in the areas of PreK-12, senior citizens, health, social service, community and economic development, and lifelong learning.

Each of the winning groups have been featured in an ongoing Case Daily series, which concludes today with the East Cleveland Partnership for Community and School Engagement. Read more.

Campus News

Construction on Adelbert Road will continue, with crews working around the clock for at least the next two days. The southbound lane will be closed. Although an attempt will be made to maintain two-way traffic, drivers should expect delays.

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing invites members of the campus community and their family and friends to attend an open house on Wednesday, May 6. Drop by any time between 3 to 6 p.m. All of the school's academic programs will be featured, including its New Career in Nursing Graduate Entry DNP program that prepares professionals with non-nursing bachelor's degrees to transition to careers as advanced practice nurses. For more information, contact the school's Office of Student Services.

Case Western Reserve University's Emerging Infections Committee continues to monitor swine flu conditions and provide updates to help students, faculty, staff and visitors avoid contracting this new strain of the flu. No cases of swine flu have been reported on campus. Additional information is available on the university's emerging infections Web site.

For Faculty and Staff

The Department of Human Resources will host a workshop on "Sustainability 201: Deeper Shades of Green" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in Nord Hall 310A. Those who already recycle, take reusable bags to the grocery store, turn off lights at home and at work, and print double sided may be interested in hearing about additional ways to go green. Learn how the university is increasing its sustainability policies and practices, including carbon offsets, a campus farmers market, zero emission fleets, and renewable energy. The program will be facilitated by Campus Planning and Operations Fellow Linda Robson. Register online.

In an effort to support the university's sustainability program, Distribution Services is no longer offering FedEx paper airbills to customers. The department has established online shipping with FedEx, which will enable the processing of shipments online, completing customs documents, and downloading shipment reports.  Departments interested in obtaining FedEx online shipping abilities should call Darlene Hall at 368-2565 or Crystal Campbell at 368-1354.

For Students

Nominations are being accepted for all Graduate Student Senate positions. No experience is necessary. Nominations/self-nominations should be sent to GSSElections@case.edu by Thursday, April 30. The election will be held on Thursday, May 7. Graduate students interested in leadership, social activities, community service, professional development, services, becoming a faculty member, mentoring, and other areas are encouraged to participate and learn more about the GSS.


Students are invited to bring their books to the Tau Beta Pi Bookswap April 30 through May 7. Sell directly to fellow students. Collections will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Nord Hall atrium, and from 7 to 8 p.m. in the residence halls. A full calendar and additional information is available online.

CaseVOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood, will be making Get Yourself Tested shirts at 4 p.m. today in the Crawford Hall lobby area. The group will hand out free condoms, snacks, buttons, rulers, posters and educational information. Contact Sarah Michelson for details.


Case Western Reserve University is moving all students to the new Case Google Apps Mail (webmail.case.edu). All students should move their own accounts before Monday, May 18. After that date, Information Technology Services will move the remaining accounts to Google Apps Mail. Go online for more information.

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.


David Ewing Duncan will bring the Experimental Man Project to Cleveland when he leads a public forum luncheon at the City Club of Cleveland at noon, Thursday, April 30. He will be joined by Marc Pelletier, vice president and chief science officer of Aeromics LLC and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and Elizabeth Sump, executive director of the Clinical Tissue Engineering Center. Tickets are required for the lunch talk. Go online for more information.

The exhibit "The Way We Live Now: Exploring Interactivity in Today's Technologic Urban Culture" is on display at the Cleveland Foundation from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through June 23. The exhibit—a collaborative project of the Cleveland Foundation, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art— showcases emerging artists. The exhibit was curated by Master of Art History/Museum Studies candidate Maryam Ohadi-Hamadani.

Data Center Renovations

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.

Thursday, April 30:

  • ERP Financials Servers (Redundant, no impact expected)
  • ERP Financials web server, Financial Training and QAS will be offline
  • ERP HCM Application Development Server, affects Data Warehouse development
  • ERP Financials Reporting Server, Financials Training and Reporting offline
Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.

April 29, 2009

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Case in the News

Nine Northeast Ohio technology organizations get grants from Third Frontier Commission

The Plain Dealer, March 25-29, 2009
A state commission awarded $40.1 million in Third Frontier grants Tuesday to 15 organizations, including nine in Northeast Ohio, that are developing new and innovative technologies. Case Western Reserve University was approved for $5 million to operate the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, which develops stem cell technologies.

Photographic history of human dissection

Inside Higher Ed, April 29, 2009
Posing for a group photograph with a cadaver was, it turns out, common practice at medical schools in the late 19th and early 20th century. A new book, Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine: 1880-1930, features composed photographs from all types of medical schools. About 70 percent of the 138 photos included in the book are from the Dittrick Medical History Center at Case Western Reserve University (the museum's chief curator, James M. Edmonson, is co-author of Dissection), with the rest coming from a private collection and scattered archives and libraries. Related article.

Richard Baznik's Case Western Reserve University seminar has students create a college

The Plain Dealer, April 27, 2009
Richard Baznik's seminar for first-year students at Case Western Reserve University tackled a task many of us think about in the abstract. The course was titled "Create A College" and the focus of the students' work revealed some interesting priorities.

April Consumer Confidence Index inches up 0.8 percent to 74.1

Moneycontrol.com, April 29, 2009
The CNBC-TV18 Boston Analytics Consumer Confidence Index has inched up 0.8 percent to 74.1 in April. The current situation index is up 0.1 percent to 71.4 while the future expectations index is up 0.6 percent to 77.6 for the period under review. April employment confidence is up 3.1 percent post the continuous fall for 10 months. This is the first up tick after a continuous decline for nine months. Sam Thomas, senior lecturer of banking and finance at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, comments.

From crocodile dung to the NuvaRing, birth control is nothing new

RH Reality Check , April 28, 2009
Human beings have used and experimented with various methods of birth and fertility control since the beginning of recorded history. The article references the Percy Skuy Collection on the History of Contraception at the Dittrick Medical History Center on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

To friend or to reject

Inside Higher Ed, April 29, 2009
Some colleges are reviewing some applicants' social network pages, but most institutions do not appear to have adopted a routine of checking online personalities.