Campus Community Invited to Attend Summer Barbecues, Shop Farmer's Market

In a nod to the fun and casual days of summer, Case Western Reserve University community members will have an opportunity to eat or purchase their meals, fruits and vegetables in a more festive environment. That's because Summer Barbecues will return starting Wednesday, June 10, and a farmer's market will be up and running beginning Friday, June 5.


Sponsored by Bon Appétit Management Company, the Office of Summer Programs, Campus Services, and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership, the Summer Barbecues are an annual tradition designed to bring the campus community together in an atmosphere featuring festive food and music. Five different menus and musical styles are planned for each Wednesday beginning June 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 on the Crawford Deck. The events are open to the public, and friends, visitors and family are welcome to attend. Each barbecue event costs $7.75 per person (including a beverage), or $35 for a book of five tickets. Go online for more information about the specific menus and musical selections.

Beginning Friday, June 5, a farmer's market will be held each Friday through September from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. outside the Biomedical Research Building atrium. Learn more.

Campus News

During the past year, the Departments of Construction Administration and Information Technology Services have worked on renovations to data centers in Crawford Hall and Kelvin Smith Library. The departments completely rebuilt the power, cooling, fiber and network systems within Case Western Reserve's two data centers, and migrated all of the servers over to these new systems.  Additionally, 1,000 square feet of data center space at Kelvin Smith Library has been added specifically for the existing and future Research Computing clusters. As of this week, these projects have come to a successful conclusion. The project-related periodic service outages are over, and all systems are fully utilizing the new infrastructure. The departments would like to thank the campus community for their patience, cooperation and support.


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.

For Faculty and Staff

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Training is offering "The Schedule of Classes—Fundamentals" from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 4, at the Kelvin Smith Library, Room LL06. This session will offer comprehensive training on the Schedule of Classes module in the Student Information System (SIS), and is open to both new and existing users. More information is available online. Registration is required for attendance by sending an e-mail to

The Spartan Sports Camp will be held June 8 through August 7 in Veale Center. The camp is for children ages 6 to 12, and costs $100 per week for children of faculty and staff. Families can sign up for individual weeks or the entire camp season. The directors are Greg Debeljak, head football coach, and Marcus Macalla, assistant head football coach. Call 368-0548 for information.

For Students

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



Case Western Reserve University's LGBT Task Force is marching in the Cleveland Pride Parade on Saturday, June 20. The group will meet at 11 a.m. on the corners of West 3rd Street and Rockwell Avenue in downtown Cleveland to assemble for the march. If interested in participating, contact Jennifer Lhotsky via e-mail, or by phone at 368-0705.

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.

June 3, 2009

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Case in the News

Even under a cloud, G.M. is predicting sunshine

The New York Times, June 2, 2009
With their company headed toward bankruptcy court, their work force being cut by 21,000 jobs and their decisions now subject to Washington's approval, G.M. executives predicted that the company would suddenly become better at holding on to its customers. Susan Helper, an economist at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Science Friday

National Public Radio, May 29, 2009
James Edmonson, co-author of Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 and chief curator at the Dittrick Medical History Center at Case Western Reserve University, was a guest on Science Friday. He discussed his new book and the corresponding exhibit.

Easier way to track child hypertension

United Press International, May 29, 2009
David Kaelber of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine says nearly 75 percent of cases of hypertension and 90 percent of cases of prehypertension in children and adolescents currently go undiagnosed. Kaelber heads a team that has simplified the blood pressure tracking chart to make it easier to spot children with abnormal readings that need further evaluation by a physician.

Maple Heights: Researchers from Case Western Reserve University seek to remedy problems

Garfield Maple Sun, June 2, 2009
Because fear can harm a person's health, field researchers with Case Western Reserve University propose a remedy as part of a program focusing on Maple Heights. Researchers will shape possible remedies from comments from younger people, older people and community opinion leaders obtained at three forums.

Clinic study links liver disease to cancer

The Plain Dealer, June 2, 2009
People who suffer from the most serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease have a significant risk of developing liver cancer, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have found. The research was conducted by Mustafa Ascha, a student at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Performance Rights Act could impose fees on college radio

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, June 2, 2009
Legislation proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives intends to require commercial radio stations to pay performance royalty fees, but it could also mean a "financial disaster" for noncommercial and community stations, including those run by students, college-radio representatives say.