University Members to Showcase Creativity
at IngenuityFest 2009

The Ingenuity Festival of Arts + Technology aims to highlight the complementary relationship between arts, technology and cultural innovations taking place in Northeast Ohio.

Three people connected to Case Western Reserve University will be part of the phenomenon by showcasing their films and interactive displays throughout the event, which takes place July 10-12. Read more.

Campus News


Applications are being accepted for Shipwreck Camp 2009, a two-week day camp from July 20 through July 31. Young people ages 12-15 can attempt to find one of the many shipwrecks off of Lake Erie from the "deck" of Guilford House. Participants will engage in hands-on science and engineering. In addition, they will meet local experts and be introduced to SCUBA. The camp fee is $450. Sponsored by the Center for Science and Mathematics Education. Contact Kathryn Kwiatkowski by e-mail or by phone at 368-5075 for more information.

Case Western Reserve students, faculty and staff have received a number of official-looking phish messages asking them to verify accounts by replying with their passwords and other personal information. These messages are never legitimate. Case Western Reserve will never ask for passwords or related information via e-mail. If you or somebody you know has responded to one of these messages, contact the Case Help Desk immediately for instructions on how to reset and protect your accounts. Learn more about phishing scams.

For Faculty and Staff

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Web Conferencing Using Adobe Connect" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 9, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. The university has obtained Adobe Connect for use by the campus community. Wendy Shapiro and Genevieve Mathieson of the office of Instructional Technology and Academic Computing will demonstrate what the system is capable of and how to use it. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE.

For Students

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


The annual Party on the Quad will take place from 3 to 6 p.m., Friday, July 24. The event is designed to bring faculty, staff and students together. Festivities will include trivia, corn hole, and karaoke contests. Bratwurst, hamburgers, veggie burgers, cookies, and ice cream, courtesy of Bon Appétit, will be served to those with a Case Western Reserve ID. Sponsored by the Department of Human Resources and the Staff Advisory Council.


The next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will focus on the topic of "Harnessing the Power of a Swarm: A Collaboration Between Ingenuity Festival and Science Café Cleveland." The discussion begins at 7 p.m., Monday, July 13, at the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.

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 8, 2009

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Case in the News

All Things Considered: Sotomayor Seen as Moderate on Criminal Justice

National Public Radio, July 7, 2009
Some Say Sonia Sotomayor's record might make her more conservative than David Souter on criminal justice issues. Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, offers his perspective.

Scientists create human sperm from stem cells

TIME magazine, July 8, 2009
Researchers at Newcastle University in England report they have coaxed the first human sperm cells from embryonic stem cells, in a remarkable demonstration of how quickly the field of stem-cell science is moving. Insoo Hyun, a bioethicist at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Cleveland Foundation creates programs related to economic downturn

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 8, 2009
The Cleveland Foundation has created programs designed to help local residents through hard times and to measure the pulse of the economy as it relates to Cuyahoga County. The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Case Western Reserve University provides information for one of the new databases.

Higher Ed News

New 'potential' index looks at what admissions tests can't

USA TODAY, July 8, 2009
A new type of admissions index introduced Tuesday can help the USA's graduate schools determine whether an applicant has personal attributes like resilience and creativity, which can't be measured by standardized admission tests.