Creativity, Technology to Be on Display as Part of IngenuityFest 2009


Despite the recent economic woes that have hit the nation, the creative minds behind arts and technology advancements in Northeast Ohio are still conceptualizing unique ideas. Two Case Western Reserve University alumni will be able to attest to that as part of the Ingenuity Festival of Art + Technology 2009.

School of Law alumnus James Levin is the festival's co-founder and executive artistic director. And this year's centerpiece event also features a university connection: Case School of Engineering alumnus Ian Charnas is the mastermind behind "Boltz."

IngenuityFest, which runs July 10-12 in downtown Cleveland, will showcase the complementary relationship between technology, arts and culture. The university community can share in the experience by purchasing tickets at 50 percent off the regular admission price. Read more.

Campus News

Cornell Road is closed from Euclid Avenue to the entrance of the Cornell visitors parking garage due to construction at University Hospitals. The project is scheduled to last approximately 10 months. During this time, the Cornell garage should be accessed via the Mayfield Road entrance. Signage will be in place to direct traffic.

Because of the change to a new CaseCard server, the way CaseCharges are reflected is changing. This will not change how the charges are reflected on paychecks, only how the balance is shown at registers and on the Web site. In the past, the account has started at $0.00 and tracked down to $-250.00 each month. Going forward, the account will start at $250.00 each month, and go down to $0.00. Contact Auxiliary Services at 368-5844 with questions.

The summer barbecue season will conclude Wednesday, July 8, on the Crawford Deck with a Graceland barbecue theme and music by Doug Wood and Darren Frate. The cost is $7.75 per person, and includes a full menu, beverage and dessert, as well as a front row seat to the entertainment. CaseCharge, CaseCash and cash accepted. Go online for more information.

For Faculty and Staff

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is accepting pilot grant proposals for cancer survivorship-related research in basic, clinical, prevention, behavioral, psychosocial, health services/outcomes or epidemiological projects. The Cancer Center will provide seed money up to $40,000 to foster collaborations. The application deadline is Monday, August. 17. Learn more.

For Students


The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable will present a summer fiesta from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 9, at the Village at 115 courtyard between Houses 1-3 (rain location: House 2 Great room).

The event is open to all women undergraduates.


The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is co-sponsoring a "March Around Wade Lagoon" from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, July 13. The event is designed for people to learn more about campus safety, and to speak out against violence against women. Representatives from the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, the Case Western Reserve Police Department, and University Counseling Services will be on hand for the event. Participants are being asked to meet at the front of the lagoon near the steps of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Contact the Center for Women by e-mail or by phone at 368-0985.

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 7, 2009

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Case in the News

Cleveland research team learns key secret about a two-faced protein that can promote or suppress cancer's spread

The Plain Dealer, July 7, 2009
Bingcheng Wang, associate professor of pharmacology and oncology at Case Western Reserve University, is intrigued by the conversion of normal cells into cancerous ones.

Our fire inside

Cleveland Magazine, July 2009
Eleven Clevelanders—including Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University—tell how they think the Cuyahoga River fire of 40 years ago has changed the city's view of itself.

Improving commercial van sales may be a sign economy is healing

The Plain Dealer, July 2, 2009
In another possible sign that the worst of the economic collapse of the past year may be behind us, sales of commercial vehicles improved in June. Robin Dubin, professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

FirstEnergy wants to keep lights on at plant

The News-Herald, July 4, 2009
FirstEnergy Corp. is preparing now to ask for a license renewal to let the company extend the 40-year life of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant by another 20 years. Philip Taylor, a nuclear power expert and professor of physics at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

GM bankruptcy deal could be bad for consumers

The Plain Dealer, July 6, 2009
General Motors could be out of bankruptcy by Friday, but the impact of the deal approved by a bankruptcy court judge could be bad for some consumers, personal injury lawyers warn. Christopher Meyer, adjunct professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

Colleges creating summer jobs for students in tight times

USA TODAY, July 6, 2009
Borrowing a page from FDR's New Deal, some colleges are putting more students to work this summer than usual. The goal: to make sure they can afford to come back in the fall.