Civic Engagement Fellows
to Provide Day of Service in Cleveland


Nine Case Western Reserve students will spend Wednesday, July 15, devoting a day of volunteer service to several nonprofit agencies in Cleveland. The overall objective is to help them become more intimately connected to the community's needs, which will hopefully encourage them to remain in town and become part of the region's revitalization efforts.

Ignite Internship Initiative: Day of Service 2009 includes the current Civic Engagement Fellows. They will work at various locations doing projects such as neighborhood beautification and food distribution.

The Civic Engagement Fellows program also includes weekly seminars on topics ranging from social justice to Cleveland's heritage and diversity. The students will write a paper and create a final presentation about a relevant community topic. Read more.

Campus News


Major League Baseball (MLB), PEOPLE magazine and the Cleveland Indians recently announced Michael Konstan as Cleveland's "All-Star" of the "All-Stars Among Us" campaign, which recognizes individuals who are serving their communities in extraordinary ways. Konstan, a professor and director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center, was chosen by fans for his community service through his work on cystic fibrosis. He will be honored during the pre-game ceremony at tonight's 2009 MLB All-Star Game. The program will be televised by FOX Sports. Pre-game ceremonies begin at 8 p.m.

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.

Outdoor yoga on the quad concludes its summer season Thursday, July 16. Free and open to the campus community. Rain site: Nord Hall 310B. Refer to the summer yoga Web site for more information, or send an e-mail to Marcia Camino.

For Faculty and Staff

The final summer TravelPort training session will take place at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 15. Interested travelers and travel arrangers can learn about this useful online booking tool by signing up online.

For Students

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


The campus community is invited to a special presentation by Michael Zimmerman, scientific director at Saint-Gobain's Northboro and Worcester R&D Center. He will present an overview of Saint-Gobain and its University Network, which contributes to the education of talented students and exposes Saint-Gobain to recent scientific advances made by the academic world. Saint-Gobain and Case Western Reserve are embarking upon a partnership which includes the team-based Saint-Gobain Design Competition focusing on Materials for Energy Conservation in Homes; students can win up to $9,000. Saint-Gobain is the world's largest building materials company. Zimmerman's discussion will take place at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, in Kent Hale Smith 119. Contact Maria Marzano with questions.


Campus community members who suffer from jaw joint pain, or know someone suffering from it, are invited to attend a free seminar, "TMJ Joint Disease and Treatments: Your Options as a Patient." The program, led by Dale Baur, associate professor and chair of the oral and maxillofacial surgery department, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, at the Wolstein Research Building auditorium. Learn more.

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.

In Memoriam


Birdsall Holly Broadbent Jr. died July 9 at the age of 81. He spent 50 years as a faculty member, and retired last year from his position as director of the Bolton-Brush Growth Study Center at the School of Dental Medicine. He and his father developed the Bolton Standards, which predict the growth of children's teeth and faces. The Bolton-Brush Growth Studies have become one of the world's longest-running studies on what it means to develop normally and to be a healthy child and now adult.

July 14, 2009

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Case in the News

Man pleads not guilty after paralyzed victim dies

The Spread, July 12, 2009
A man who spent six years in prison for shooting a former Baltimore Colts player pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge after the victim died of a kidney infection 27 years after he was paralyzed by a bullet in the spine. Lewis Katz, criminal law professor at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Lawmakers, read the bills before you vote

Boston Globe, July 12, 2009
Congress frequently votes on huge and complex bills that few if any members of the House or Senate has read through. The article cites Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University.

Cleveland Brain Emporium designed to help senior citizens exercise their minds

The Plain Dealer, July 14, 2009
A dozen residents of Judson at University Circle have been training their brains using computer games and software provided by T.J. McCallum, assistant professor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University. The program is called the Brain Emporium.

Foreclosure prevention fair will offer help to struggling homeowners

The Plain Dealer, July 14, 2009
The number of projected foreclosures in Cuyahoga County is staggering. Over the past seven months, the county has had 5,274 foreclosure filings, according to the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Case Western Reserve University.

University Circle assaults are target of marchers

The Plain Dealer, July 14, 2009
More than 50 people marched around the Wade Park Lagoon in Cleveland on Monday in a stand against the violence that has recently jarred the community. Art Hardee, Case Western Reserve University police chief, and Dorothy Miller, director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, comment.

Higher Ed News

College culture wars: Campuses seek balance

USA TODAY, July 11, 2009
College campuses have long been hotbeds of activism, from Vietnam War protests a generation ago to more recent efforts to roll back affirmative action in admissions. But a rash of confrontations in recent years has led to a nationwide effort to promote civil debate on campus.