Healthcare Leaders in Nursing to Meet
at Case Western Reserve in October

When you think of an entrepreneur, a nurse usually isn't the first professional that comes to mind. But a panel of business-minded graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPB) hope to change that.

They will share their knowledge and experiences about nurse professionals starting businesses during a daylong conference, "Global Nursing Education: The Role of the Professional Doctorate." The conference takes place Friday, October 16, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., in Thwing Student Center.

The graduates will present a panel discussion about how they have gone on to start new businesses in such healthcare niches as headhunting and job-placing spine experts in healthcare organizations across the country to preparing emergency room nurses with continuing education skills on treating trauma patients. Read more.

Campus News


The 2009 Flip Camera Film Festival will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Friday, October 23, in Clark Hall 309. The event will feature top contenders from the 2009 Flip Camera Film Contest. Free and open to public, but registration is required. Co-sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Freedman Center, a partnership between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Kelvin Smith Library. The contest deadline is October 16. Call 368-3506 or 368-8961 for details.

As of Monday, October 5, the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) will have new headquarters at 11635 Euclid Ave. A significant portion of the building's third floor will be occupied by Case Western Reserve's Department of Communication Sciences, where students and faculty will have access to classrooms, labs and offices. The move also will enhance partnerships with the university and encourage further interdisciplinary collaboration and applied research in the areas of speech, language and hearing sciences. Students who are training as speech language pathologists work with CHSC clinicians. This partnerships has been in place for more than 60 years.

For Faculty and Staff

On September 24, the Writing Resource Center will host its first Brown Bag session of the fall term: "Portfolio Committee Conclusions and Implications for SAGES Writing Instruction." The session will focus on the summer portfolio evaluation committee's findings to faculty and answer any questions regarding its results. The event will be held in Crawford Hall, Room 111, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RSVP to

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Experiential Learning" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, September 24, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. David Kolb and Alice Kolb, key developers for the theory behind experiential learning and how it can be implemented in the various academic disciplines, will share the history of experiential learning and its applications. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE.

The Employee, Education, Training and Development unit—part of the Department of Human Resources—will host a session on "Food for Life: Nutrition for the Prevention of Disease" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, in Nord Hall 310A. The session will focus on how food can be used therapeutically to treat various conditions such a high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Register online.

For Students


Two undergraduate students who've teamed up to model and predict regulators in a signaling pathway important for certain cancers, won honorable mention for their poster explaining their research at the 2009 Society of Mathematical Biology meeting. Alex Galante, now a junior biology major, and Ted Roman, now a junior with a double major in computer sciences and mathematics, competed against nearly 120 teams and individuals, who ranged from undergraduates to college faculty members. They were among the three presenters to receive such recognition. Learn more about their project and the RIBMS program.

The Church of the Covenant's Cache Resale Shop offers bargains on items such as clothes, jewelry, household wares and more. The shop is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to a reception and open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m., September 29, at The Swagelok Center to celebrate the addition of three state-of-the-art instruments. President Barbara R. Snyder will speak at the event. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. Contact Maria Marzano with questions or to RSVP.


Gordon Fellman, professor of sociology and chair of peace, conflict and coexistence studies, Brandeis University, will examine ways in which war can be succeeded by peace as part of the Louis C. Greenwood Lecture, presented by CISCDR (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution). "Cease-Fire: the Case for Ending War," will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 23. Free and open to the public. Go online for information or to monitor the webcast.

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will host a tour of the newly expanded History of Contraception in America exhibit at the Dittrick Medical History Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, September 24. A question and answer session will follow. Interested attendees are asked to meet at the Dittrick Medical History Center on the third floor of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Contact Katie Hanna by e-mail or phone at 368-0985 to RSVP or with questions.


The Weatherhead School of Management is sponsoring a free online workshop, "Coaching with Compassion," from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, September 24. Richard E. Boyatzis, professor of organizational behavior, will lead the session. The program will be followed by an online open house about the Master of Science in Positive Organization program with Harlow Cohen.

The Mandel School of Applied Social Science's the Gallery @ MSASS features the works of local artists Laurel Herbold and Janice Reash through 5 p.m. today.

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.

September 22, 2009

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Case in the News

AIDS researcher at Case Western Reserve Medical School lands $3.9 million NIH grant

MedCity News, September 21, 2009
Jonathan Karn, a molecular biology and microbiology professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has a won a $3.9 million, five-year Avant-Garde Award for Innovative HIV/AIDS research from the National Institutes of Health. Karn wants to use the money to harness the body's natural process of turning off the genes in its cells to keep the AIDS virus from replicating.

You can collect a small claims court judgment: Winner has options to make defendant pay up

The Plain Dealer, September 21, 2009
A consumer article about a small claims court claim quotes Andrew Pollis, visiting assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University's School of Law.

Stemnion uses placentas, not embryos, to get stem cells for burn therapy

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 21, 2009
Scientists at Stemnion, an Oakland startup, say they have a solution for burns and other wounds: They're developing cutting-edge stem cell treatments, but without the ethical dilemma of destroying embryos. Stanton Gerson, director of the Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Lou Gehrig's researcher seeks clues to own illness

Chicago Tribune, September 19, 2009
A mathematician leading research into the genetics of Lou Gehrig's disease is hard at work on a problem that threatens his own life. Michigan Technological University professor Shuanglin Zhang started showing symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a deadly neuromuscular disease. Zhang and his team have linked three genes to the most common type of the disease. Xiaofeng Zhu, an epidemiologist at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Northeast Ohio's classical music scene offering a rich season of opera, chamber music, solos and more

The Plain Dealer, September 20, 2009
The classical music scene in Northeast Ohio is something of a sonic banquet. According to a music round up, the 24th season of Chapel, Court & Countryside at Case Western Reserve University's Harkness Chapel looks like another winner.

Education, not age, called alcohol key

The Plain Dealer, September 19, 2009
One year after more than 100 college presidents drew national attention with a joint statement asking that lawmakers consider lowering the national drinking age, the legal drinking age remains 21. John McCardell, former president of Middlebury College and leader of the Washington, D.C.-based Choose Responsibility, spoke at Case Western Reserve University about his group's position on the topic.

Higher Ed News

Stop the presses! Revamped journalism courses attract hordes of students

Chronicle of Higher Education, September 21, 2009
Many universities report that journalism enrollments are up this year. Over the past few weeks, a lot of these budding journalists have been blogging, broadcasting, and tweeting their way through introductory courses that have been revamped to embrace the digital age.