Conference to Examine Regulatory Issues Between the U.S. and Canada

As the world emerges from economic crisis, significant trading partners Canada and the United States are striving for sustained recovery. The 2010 Henry T. King Jr. Annual Conference – The Canada-US Regulatory Regime: Review, Reform, Recovery – examines challenges and obstacles along the path to recovery.

The Canada-United States Law Institute hosts its 27th annual conference this Thursday-Saturday (April 8-10) at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The conference agenda and description can be found online.

The conference this year is being re-dedicated in the name of the late Henry T. King Jr., who died May 9, 2009. King was a legendary figure at the School of Law and in the broader international community.

The conference also is significant because CUSLI will announce the two new co-chairs who will be replacing King – James Blanchard, the former U.S. Ambassador to Canada and former governor of Michigan, and James Peterson, former Minister of International Trade Canada and former member of the House of Commons. Read more.

Campus News

The campus community is invited to celebrate the establishment of the Leona Bevis/Marguerite Haynam Professorship in Community Development, a position on the faculty of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The celebration will begin at 5 p.m., Monday, April 12, at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. RSVP to Michael Wolford today.

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities has several grants and fellowships available for full-time faculty, staff and graduate students. The application deadline is Monday, April 12. Complete details are available online.

For Faculty and Staff

The Payroll Department announces that 2009 W-2 forms are available online for review. For access, use the Human Capital Management (HCM) site.

Employees are invited to learn about Traveline's new online travel purchasing tool, Cliqbook. Traveline, one of the university's preferred travel agencies, will give a demonstration of this new, time-saving replacement for Travelport, at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 22, in the Toepfer Room of Adelbert Hall. There will be giveaways and prizes for attendees, as well as discussion of the university's travel policy. Send an e-mail to or call Michael Kurutz, travel services coordinator, at 368-6092 for information.

For Students

Students are invited to become a fan of Financial Aid on Facebook and to follow the department on Twitter to stay up-to-date on deadlines, scholarship opportunities and events.

Spring Saturday of Service

The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning is partnering with Greek Life to offer a variety of on-campus and off-campus service opportunities through the Spring Saturday of Service on April 10. More than 15 different projects will be available throughout the day, including painting, gardening, urban landscaping and visiting senior citizens. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate individually or as a group by registering online by Thursday, April 8. Contact Angela Lowery for information.


The Case African Students' Association is hosting its Fifth Annual African Cultural Show, "We are Africa," on Saturday, April 17, in the Thwing Center ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 and the show at 7. The keynote speaker is a young man named Maijer, considered to be one of the "lost boys" from Sudan. The event will also include Moroccan food, West African drummers, fashion and dance performances. Admission is $7 for CWRU students, $10 for non-students. Contact Ore Shenbanjo with questions.

A ShowCASE fundraiser benefiting Case Western Reserve's Relay For Life is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. tonight at the Jolly Scholar. The event will feature drink specials and music. Sponsored by the Case American Medical Student Association. Send an e-mail to with questions.

"The Past, Present and Future of Women's And Gender Studies," a talk by Susan Stanford Friedman, is tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Clark Hall 206. Stanford Friedman is director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her talk is presented by Case Western Reserve's Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Et al.

LaShanda Korley

LaShanda Korley, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, has received a $498,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study the order and structure that are responsible for attributes of some of nature's prized materials. These include a squid's beak that's hard as a cleaver at the tip yet fleshy and flexible at the animal's mouth; spider silk that, if as thick as a pencil, could halt a jet midair; and oyster nacre, which is 3,000 times tougher than the limestone bits that comprise much of the lining.

With the secrets she learns, her lab will build new materials ranging from scratch-resistant coatings and durable fabrics to scaffolding for tissue engineering and wall panels that absorb the impact of an explosion.

April 7, 2010

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In the News

Health care bill should save Cleveland hospitals money on treating poor, but exact amount unclear

The Plain Dealer, April 7, 2010
Thanks to health care reform, hospitals in Cleveland and across the nation will soon have more patients who can, through insurance, pay for the services they get. So what will hospitals do with the millions of dollars they've been spending to treat the poor for free? No one knows for sure. Hospital administrators will need months to figure out how the nation's health care bill will affect their bottom line. J.B. Silvers, faculty director of the Health Systems Management Center at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, comments.

Plot thickens on the 'healthy obese' debate

Vancouver Sun, April 7, 2010
One of Canada's top obesity doctors says it's time to stop recommending weight loss for everyone who meets official criteria for obesity. The article includes information from Paul Ernsberger, associate professor of nutrition at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Identifying molecular targets for diabetes-related ED

Red Orbit, April 7, 2010
Erectile dysfunction (ED)is one of the most prevalent diabetes-induced complications in men. Current estimates suggest that as many as 75 percent of men with diabetes will develop some degree of ED, and in many cases diabetics develop more severe forms of ED that are less responsive to standard drugs. In a study appearing in the March Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have identified some of the molecular changes that accompany the onset of diabetes-induced ED. Mark Chance, professor and director of the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics, and colleagues used a proteomics approach.

Hello Hudson: Jonathan Adler

Hudson Hub-Times, April 7, 2010
Short profile of Jonathan Adler, professor and director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Higher Ed News

School law clinics face a backlash

New York Times, April 3, 2010
Law school students nationwide are facing growing attacks in the courts and legislatures as legal clinics at the schools increasingly take on powerful interests that few other nonprofit groups have the resources to challenge.