Case Western Reserve Receives $2.8M
to Further Breast Cancer Research

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded six Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) grants for innovative medical research. The grants, totaling nearly $2.8 million, will advance research in the field of breast cancer.

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine investigators received three postdoctoral awards and three Idea Awards. Read more.

Campus News

The National Youth Sports Program at Case Western Reserve recently updated its Web site. The campus community is invited to visit the site to learn more about the program.

Three days left: Case Western Reserve is completing its university wide e-mail transition from (iPlanet) to (Google mail). All accounts need to be moved before Jan. 31. Go online for details and documentation about how to make the transition. Call the ITS Help Desk at 368-HELP (4357) with questions or for additional assistance.

Due to technical difficulties, the Jan. 26 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

A workshop on the topic of "Managing Your Time and Energy" will take place from noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. Managing time and energy can be challenging when the demands are high and the hours are long. This workshop will demonstrate how learning to manage time and energy effectively improves work-life balance, leads to increased productivity and lowers stress levels. Sponsored by the Employee Education, Training and Development Unit. Register online.

For Students

The Student Executive Council will hold a forum on the topic of student activities fee money in the role of salaries and stipends. The forum will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Thwing Center atrium. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions. Following the forum, a referendum will be sent to the student body and the results of that vote will determine the final decision. All students are welcome to attend the forum.


Students seeking a special summer opportunity are invited to apply for Orientation Leader positions. Applications are now available, and students are encouraged to view position descriptions and apply online. All materials must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 8. Questions should be directed by e-mail to Watch a video of last year's orientation leaders doing the Orientation Boogie.


paulodette.jpgThe 2009-10 season of Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness continues with a concert featuring Paul O’Dette at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at Harkness Chapel. O'Dette, who plays the lute, is featured on more than 100 recordings. He also has won several international prizes. Go online for ticket prices and additional information.

Pondering Patterns—a collaborative project of Case Western Reserve, the Cleveland Foundation and the Cleveland Institute of Art—is on display thorough Friday, Feb. 5, at the Cleveland Foundation, 1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 1300. Christina Larson, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History and Art, is the exhibit's curator. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Confused Greenies will be featured in several performances as part of A Festival of Fools performance event in Parma, Ohio, on Saturday, Jan. 30. For those who cannot make the festival, encores of the performances will be staged on campus later this semester.

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

Karl B. McEachron Jr., dean emeritus of Case Institute of Technology (CIT), died last week. He was 94. In 1955, McEachron accepted a position as dean of undergraduate studies at CIT. He became dean of instruction in 1957 and vice-provost in 1964. After the merger of CIT and Western Reserve University, McEachron was appointed dean of undergraduate affairs in 1974. He retired from his academic career in 1980. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Nason Center Lyons Chapel at Breckenridge Village in Willoughby, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194.

January 27, 2010

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Case in the News

Laptop warriors find cozy homes in coffee shops, libraries with free WiFi

The Plain Dealer, Jan. 26, 2010
There is a growing legion of laptop warriors who populate Cleveland's Wifi hotspots, seeking out libraries, restaurants and coffee shops with free Internet access. Christine Cano, associate professor of French at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Imperial Avenue families cope with grief over serial murders, Jan. 25, 2010
How are victims' families fairing in the wake of Anthony Sowell–the man accused of the worst serial murders in Cleveland's history? Social worker Gerald Strom of Case Western Reserve University comments.

To restore vision, implant preps and seeds a damaged eye

ScienceDaily, Jan. 26, 2010
To Restore Vision, Implant Preps and Seeds a Damaged Eye Science Daily, Jan. 26, 2010 Researchers trying to restore vision damaged by disease have found promise in a tiny implant that sows seeds of new cells in the eye. Gary Wnek, professor of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Cosmologist Andrew Lange remembered

Science Insider, Jan. 25, 2010
Colleagues remember Andrew Lange as a brilliant scientist with a large streak of generosity. A Caltech cosmologist known for his work on the general geometry of the early universe, Lange died last week. John Ruhl, a cosmologist at Case Western Reserve University, remembers Lange.

The big push: Case's Whalen is hoping to turn heads before the NFL draft

The News-Herald, Jan. 26, 2010
Former Browns Coach Sam Rutigliano favorably compares Case Western Reserve University's Dan Whalen to former Browns quarterback Brian Sipe who went from the 330th pick in the 1972 draft to NFL MVP. With the April 22-24 NFL draft looming, Whalen, Case Western Reserve's record-setting quarterback and South graduate, is thrilled to have Rutigliano in his corner.

Higher Ed News

Education Department official calls for more transparency in accreditation

Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 26, 2010
Martha J. Kanter, the No. 2 official in the U.S. Education Department, took higher-education accrediting organizations to task on Tuesday for being too secretive about how they assess colleges and for using outmoded standards that don't give enough weight to measuring student learning.

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