School of Nursing Students, Faculty Teach Life-Saving Skills to NYSP Participants


There are some wet lessons in saving lives. Fourth-year Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing students—Leslie Jones, Cindy Meng and Jacquelyn Smith—are having a splash while teaching 500 campers in the National Youth Sports Program how to swim and tread water and stay healthy.

According to swim teacher Cheryl "Mother" Greenwood, young people need to conquer their fears of the water and know how to be prepared to swim to save their friends in trouble or themselves in a tricky water situation.

Working with FPB faculty member Ebony Hardee, the nursing majors also teach the youth lessons on diabetes, asthma, healthy eating and sexually transmitted diseases for their required senior capstone experience, a semester-long service experience unique among nursing programs.

Campus News


As an exclusive extension of its benefits discount program, Case Western Reserve University is offering free, digital subscriptions to Crain's Cleveland Business to more than just its employees. Sponsored by the university's Office of University Relations and Development, the free subscriptions provide all members of the university community with access to the online version of Crain's Cleveland Business at no cost. Learn more.

Effective today, the S10 gate between parking lots S10 and 1B will be secured at all times. Contact Access Services at or (216) 368-2273 for questions.

For Faculty and Staff

James E. Zull, professor of biology and author of The Art of Changing the Brain, continues his series on the human brain on Tuesday, July 7, with "Change Through Learning." The series focuses on the fact that the mind is the creation of the physical brain and hence any changes in our ways of thinking must correspond, in some way, to actual physical changes in the brain. The sessions meet each Tuesday at noon in the Herrick Room, located in the Allen Memorial Library Building, through August 4. The series is sponsored by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE). Pizza and sodas will be provided. RSVP to UCITE by e-mail at

For Students

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


"Midyear Review of the U.S. Economy with Dr. Sam Thomas" will take place Wednesday, July 15, at Sammy's Metropolitan Ballroom in Cleveland. The presentation and luncheon will feature Thomas, a senior lecturer of banking and finance at the Weatherhead School of Management. Tickets are $50 per person, $40 for Case Western Reserve alumni. Register online by July 10.

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.

July 6, 2009

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Case in the News

Health-care fair rescheduled July 25-26 at Cleveland's University Circle sites for free medical services

The Plain Dealer, July 6, 2009
A free weekend of health care has been rescheduled for July 25 and 26 in University Circle. Dental treatment—focusing on extractions and the elimination of pain—will be provided at the clinic at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine by dental students, faculty and dentists from throughout the community. James Lalumandier, chair of community dentistry, comments.

Cleveland's for-profit urban gardens are growing

The Plain Dealer, July 6, 2009
Entrepreneurs and public officials in Cleveland are seeing a chance to capitalize on blight by turning wasteland into farmland. Experts from Case Western Reserve University and other colleges are lending their expertise.

Cleveland's Ingenuityfest looks to establish staying power

The Plain Dealer, July 4, 2009
Ingenuityfest showcases Greater Cleveland-based creativity in arts and technology. This year's event will feature Case Western Reserve University alumnus Ian Charnas, who transforms "lightning bolts" emitted from a giant Tesla coil into music.

Researchers study connection between cataracts and dementia, June 29, 2009
A team of researchers, led by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, will begin a five-year, $2.9 million National Institutes of Health-funded study.

Missing sleep can harm blood vessels, organs, even immune system

Chicago Daily Herald, June 29, 2009
Scientists have found that the same molecule that makes us want to go to sleep also has a natural inflammatory effect in the body. Earlier this year, researchers at Case Western Reserve University took an in-depth look at some of the mechanisms of cellular damage related to short sleep duration.

Higher Ed News

Are scholarly e-mail lists fading in an era of blogs and Twitter?

Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2, 2009
Some professors are unsubscribing from scholarly e-mail lists because they say that discussion has shifted to social networks like Facebook.