A Call to Action: Case for Community Day
Needs You

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Students, faculty and staff are invited to come out to serve neighbors and organizations during the seventh annual Case for Community Day.

The day of service is on Friday, September 25. Registration is now open.

As the economy continues to struggle, volunteers are essential to helping the local community and agencies stay afloat. This year, Case for Community Day includes almost 60 service projects. Volunteers can choose to give back in a variety of ways, including painting, landscaping, special event preparation, entertaining senior citizens, administrative work for area nonprofit agencies, and more.

Those who are unable to leave campus for a few hours can participate in several donation drives.

Since the event's inception, more than 3,000 faculty, staff and students have helped nearly 300 nonprofit organizations throughout University Circle and Greater Cleveland, says Latisha James, director of the Center for Community Partnerships. To date, faculty, staff and students have invested 12,000 hours of volunteer service exclusively for Case for Community Day.

Convocation Speaker Talks to Nurses
About Global Health and Education

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Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, is best known for his work in building schools in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, before he began providing educational opportunities to disadvantaged children, he was nurse.

Earlier today he spoke with 150 Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing students and alumni about some of the challenges and milestones of providing health care in developing countries.

Three Cups of Tea was the common reading assignment for this year's incoming class. Mortenson will share more about his work and educational endeavors as the keynote speaker for Case Western Reserve University's Fall Convocation this afternoon. The ceremony will be Webcast live beginning shortly before 4:30 p.m. Read more.

Campus News

Step into a new campus tradition Friday, August 28. As part of the Community Hour, faculty, staff and students are invited to get in the mood for dancing as part of the inaugural "All Campus Boogie" on Freiberger Field at 12:30 p.m. Campus community members can practice the dance by watching a YouTube video. In addition, there will be a barbecue. Faculty/staff tickets are $6, graduate/professional student tickets are $5, undergraduates not on the meal contract will be guests of the Office of Student Affairs, and undergraduates with meal contracts can get tickets at the Dining Commons.

1-2-1 Fitness Center offers many programs, services and memberships. The campus community is invited to check out the fitness center in September for "Choose to Lose" and "Take it Off" weight loss programs, self defense and kettlebell classes and flu shots. Go online for more information.

For Faculty and Staff

Case Western Reserve employees are invited to learn more about the Greater Circle Living Initiative, which offers home buyer assistance, rental assistance and home improvement grant programs for those interested in living near University Circle.

For Students

The winners of this year's Little Blue Book trivia contest are Patrick Vaughn, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; Charles Fulco, Medway, Mass.; Sarah Hoffman, Medway, Mass.; Mai Segawa, Bethesda, Md.; Katherine Hart, Batavia, Ohio; Colleen Frederick, Dallas, Pa; Anjali Verma, Williamsville, N.Y.; Emily Griffin, Royal Oak, Mich; Justin Long, Mount Vernon, Ohio; Royce Hunter, Appleton, Wis.; Brynne Jones, Overland Park, Kan.; Case Rinard, Annapolis, Md.; Colin Morlock, Palatine, Ill.; and Edward Young, Rootstown, Ohio.

Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, will continue to host this semester's Bookswap today through Friday. Students can buy textbooks from other students or sell their old textbooks for cash. The Bookswap operates daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Nord 310. CaseCash is accepted for purchases. Learn more about the Bookswap.

The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) will host a session on the topic of "Five Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was a First-Year Student..." beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 27, at Wade Fireside Lounge. First-year students are invited to hear a panel discussion of experienced upper-class students. They will share hints and tips on how to survive—and thrive— during the first year of school. Pizza will be served.

Events

Julie Gerberding will present a seminar, "Is There Any Health, Caring and Reform in Healthcare Reform Proposals?" at noon, Monday, August 31, in Wolstein 1413. Gerberding, a double alumna, is the immediate past director of the Centers for Disease Control.

The Mandel School of Applied Social Science's the Gallery @ MSASS features local artists Laurel Herbold (painter) and Janice Reash (printmaker) through the September 22. Viewing times are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The exhibit will also be available to the public September 5 and 6 and 12 and 13.

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.

August 26, 2009

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Case in the News

CIA Interrogation Review May Lead Prosecutor to Bush Officials

Bloomberg.com, August 26, 2009
John Durham, a federal prosecutor probing alleged CIA abuses, may have to confront a politically controversial issue: whether the U.S. should pursue charges against senior Bush administration officials. Michael Scharf, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

The Three Rivers Venture Fair is back, brimming with life science companies

Pop City, August 25, 2009
The 3 Rivers Venture Fair, the anticipated showcase that draws prominent venture capitalists and breakthrough technology to the region each year, comes to PNC Park on Sept. 15-16. A showcase of emerging university technologies will include research developed at Case Western Reserve University.

Cleveland Heights: RTA holds community circulator meeting

Sun News, August 25, 2009
Last month, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announced it will eliminate all 12 community circulators and raise most fares 25 cents to help close a $5.2 million deficit in this year's budget. The University Circle-Heights area circulator connects University Circle to Severance Town Center, Euclid Heights Boulevard, Coventry Village, Little Italy and Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Downturn dims prospects even at top law schools

New York Times, August 25, 2009
This fall, law students are competing for half as many openings at big firms as they were last year in what is shaping up to be the most wrenching job search season in over 50 years.