Case Western Reserve Employees
Help Charity Choice Campaign Surpass Goal


Contributions to Case Western Reserve University's 2009 Charity Choice Campaign have been tallied, and faculty and staff have once again answered the call to assist people and organizations in need of a helping hand.

Employees donated a total of $204,308 from September to December 2009, surpassing the university's goal of raising $200,000. Read more.

Campus News


Due to the high volume of applications that were submitted last Friday, the deadline for submitting Research ShowCASE 2010 abstracts has been extended to Friday, Jan. 22. This extension should allow faculty, staff and students who were unable to apply online to do so through the end of this week.

Several rooms in Adelbert Hall were recently renumbered to improve the flow of the building. Room 205 is now 229 (Office of Finance, Campus Services) and Room 310 is now 315 (Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity). In addition, Conference Room 351 is now M1, Conference Room 352 is now M2 and Conference Room 353 is now M3. New signs have been posted.

Due to technical difficulties, the Jan. 19 edition of Case Daily was not delivered to some e-mail accounts. The campus community is invited to read the online version.

For Faculty and Staff

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on the topic of "Alignment of Course Goals, Methods and Assessments" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. The discussion will focus on how to align courses better, and also will provide other tips for improving classes. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE.

For Students

The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) will hold a general body meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Thwing Center ballroom. Learn about WISER's spring events. New members and guests are invited to attend. Pizza will be served.


The Department of Bioethics is offering four new short-term study abroad courses for summer 2010. Destinations include Barcelona/San Sebastian, Spain; Newcastle, England; Hyderabad, India; Amsterdam, The Netherlands. These three-credit courses are open to all students. In addition, there is limited availability for several of the spring break courses. Contact Michelle L. Champoir by e-mail or by phone at 368-5377.

The Sears-Swetland Externship at the Cleveland Botanical Garden is an undergraduate externship that begins this spring. The externship involves developing a project that links research and policy to environmental education for children and youths. The student will have an opportunity to work closely with supervisors from the Schubert Center for Child Studies, the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Case Western Reserve's Institute for Sustainability. Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 1. Learn more.

Marc Canter, CEO of Broadband Mechanics and founder of MacroMind, will be the guest speaker for "Case Entrepreneurs," at  5 p.m. today at the School of Law, second floor student lounge. In addition to Canter, two students will pitch their new product innovations. Join students from design, engineering, business and medicine to discuss entrepreneurship issues and share business ideas. Send an e-mail to the group for information.


Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week events
for Thursday, Jan. 21

  • The "Food for The Soul" program will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Thwing Center. Campus members will read poetry while attendees enjoy soul food from Hot Sauce Williams. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

  • The "Religions Beyond Our Borders" panel discussion will take place from 6 to 8:15 p.m. in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. Sponsored by the Case Cooperation Circle.
  • Ongoing events: the "I Have a Dream Display" at Thwing Center and the "Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr." traveling trunk exhibit at KSL.

The Case Western Reserve Law Review Symposium will focus on the topic of "Human Rights, Reproductive Rights and the Human Right to Health" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22. The keynote speaker is Reva Siegel of Yale Law School. Jessie Hill, associate professor and associate director of the Center for Social Justice at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, also is scheduled to speak.

"Legal Issues Affecting the Terminally Ill Patient" is the topic of the Elena and Miles Zaremski Law-Medicine Forum from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, at the School of Law Moot Courtroom. Dale Cowan of Alere Medical is the speaker.

The Master of Science in Positive Organization Development (MPOD) will host a webinar on "Sustainability: A Whole System Perspective" from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21. The workshop will be conducted by Bonnie Richley, followed by an online open house.

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.

Et al.


Mehmet Koyuturk, T. & D. Schroeder Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, recently received a National Science Foundation Career Award for his project entitled "Computational Models and Algorithms for Differential Network Analysis in Systems Biology."

January 20, 2010

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Case in the News

Drug trials, epilepsy walks, support groups and donations: Health Briefs

The Plain Dealer, Jan. 19, 2010
The School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University will host Prophy Day from 9 am to noon Saturday, Jan. 30, at the school's dental clinic.

Vital Signs column

The Plain Dealer, Jan. 19 2010
If you have a Wii or Xbox, you're probably used to doing yoga, making ski jumps or even driving monster trucks virtually. Now, a group of local researchers is trying to duplicate that same user-friendly format to help patients communicate better with their doctors. John Clochesy, professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, is leading a multidisciplinary group of researchers with a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Active pregnant women tend to stay healthier (Reuters), Jan. 19, 2010
Women who exercise throughout pregnancy tend to stay healthier for decades, research shows. Continuing a vigorous weight-bearing exercise program during pregnancy appears to be a marker of women who spontaneously maintain this practice over time, resulting in a low cardiovascular risk profile when they approach menopause, James F. Clapp from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine suggests in a report in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

New study says doctors' offices–not the DMV–should be where Americans decide to become organ donors

PRWeb, Jan. 12, 2010
Primary care physicians may be able to help increase Americans' willingness to become organ donors by educating their patients on the organ donation process during routine office visits and discussions about end-of-life care, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of the National Medical Association. J. Daryl Thornton, medical director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University, is the study's lead author.

Emerging class of sensors will be key to energy monitoring, management

Mass. High Tech, Jan. 20, 2010
At the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories Inc. in Cambridge, researchers are focusing on new technologies for the entire grid–from power generators to power distributors to the home or business user. Among its education partners are Brown University, Case Western Reserve University, the University of South Florida and the University of Montana.

Higher Ed News

NIH will give less and demand more in 2010, new leader says

Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 17, 2010
One year ago, the nation's research universities were living large, with the National Institutes of Health handing out more than $10-billion in grant money from federal economic-stimulus funds. At the same time, the agency had no permanent leader imposing new demands on how its dollars were spent. That has changed.