Case Western Reserve's Youth Programs Highlighted as Part of
Cleveland's Summer Initiatives


The City of Cleveland recently touted several youth programs at Case Western Reserve University as part of its overall Enforcement, Prevention, Intervention and Community for a Safe Summer 2009 campaign.

Case Western Reserve is home to several programs for Cleveland-area young people. As part of these initiatives, hundreds of middle and high school students spend part of their regular school year and/or summer on campus.

"We are pleased to be considered a valuable resource and partner to the City of Cleveland. Our campus serves as a classroom without borders for the community—particularly youth from the surrounding neighborhoods. Working directly with Mayor Frank Jackson to increase the awareness of the university's youth programs ensures more are able to take advantage of our services," said Latisha James, director for the Center for Community Partnerships. Read more.

Campus News


Registration and entry forms for Summer Intramural Sports are due by Friday, June 5. This year's programs include tennis, racquetball, soccer, sand volleyball and softball. All Case Western Reserve faculty, staff and students are eligible to participate. The programs begin Thursday, June 11. Forms are available on the intramural Web site. Contact Patrick Kennedy by e-mail or by phone at 368-3874 for more information.

Case Western Reserve University's Emerging Infections Committee continues to monitor H1N1 flu conditions and provide updates to help students, faculty, staff and visitors avoid contracting this new strain of the flu. No cases have been reported on campus. Additional information is available on the university's emerging infections Web site.

For Faculty and Staff

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Lessons Learned from Physics Education Research" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. There has been an impressive array of results recently on how people learn physics that are widely applicable to learning in all the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). UCITE will host Chandralekha Singh of the University of Pittsburgh, who has been one of the leading researchers in this area for more than a decade. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP to UCITE.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


The Samuel Rosenthal Center for Judaic Studies presents two public lectures as part of its Jesus in the Context of Judaism and the Challenge to the Church Symposium, to be held  May 24-26. Pre-registration is required for the symposium. The first lecture, "Imagining the Jewish Jesus," will be presented by Zev Garber of Los Angeles Valley College on Sunday, May 24. A second lecture, "Jesus, Paul, and Christology," will be presented by Richard L. Rubenstein of the University of Bridgeport on Monday, May 25. Both lectures will be held at 7 p.m. in Clark Hall 309. The lectures are free and open to the public. A reception and dinner will be held prior to each lecture; tickets are $35 per person, per dinner. Advance reservations are required by calling 368-8961. In addition, the symposium will feature invited papers by several experts. Complete details are available online.

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.

May 21, 2009

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Case in the News

Businesses expect a simpatico successor to Souter

The Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2009
An article about how the business community responding to President Barack Obama's suggestions for a Supreme Court nominee includes insight from Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University. Adler is director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation.

Am I at risk for exposure to tuberculosis? Ask an expert

The Plain Dealer, May 20, 2009
In this week's NetWellness column, Catherine Curley, director of the Tuberculosis Clinic and an assistant professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, answers a reader's question about tuberculosis exposure.

Despondent dads driven to kill loved ones, May 19, 2009
In some of this year's most disturbing cases of family violence, fathers have turned against their own flesh and blood. According to research at Case Western Reserve University, about 60 percent of the perpetrators of familicides were unemployed. While the shaky economy could increase stress levels, experts warned against attributing the spate of violence to the economy.

Higher Ed News

Work-hour limits estimated to cost teaching hospitals $1.6-billion a year

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, May 21, 2009
A study by medical researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles and the RAND Corporation has found that recent recommendations intended to reduce medical residents' working hours could cost the nation's teaching hospitals about $1.6-billion annually—without necessarily improving patient safety.