New Resin Tested to Stop Dental Decay
Before Drilling and Filling

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine are testing a new noninvasive resin polymer material to infiltrate tooth enamel to seal and stop the spread of dental decay.

The noninvasive dental resin could be a new product in the dentist's medicine cabinet — along with fluoride varnish, dental sealants and the tooth brushes and dental floss for oral hygiene — to ward off and stop tooth decay from spreading and destroying the tooth's surface.

Dental researchers Jin-Ho Phark and Silas Duarte are interested in a resin material produced by DMG (Deutsche Material Gesellschaft), a German dental products company. They discussed the new product in the article, "Caries Infiltration with Resins: A Novel Treatment Option for Interproximal Caries," in the journal Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. Read more.

Daniel Tisch Earns Glennan Fellowship

Daniel Tisch in the classroom

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged.

Awarded each spring, Glennan Fellowships are administered by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) and designed to reward excellence in faculty and to nurture their growth as teachers and scholars. Each Glennan Fellow has been awarded $6,500 to be used toward their projects.

UCITE is hosting its annual Glennan Fellows program from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 30, in the Herrick Room, ground floor of the Allen Medical Library building. The five faculty members who were selected for their promise of exceptional careers balancing scholarship and teaching will describe their award projects. Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at the session. Register online.

The Daily will continue to feature each of the award recipients. Today, learn about Daniel Tisch's project.

Campus News

The 2010 Collaboration Technology Summit will take place Thursday, May 6, in Thwing Center. This year's theme is "Transforming Education through Collaboration." The keynote speaker is Howard Rheingold, author and commentator, who will discuss social media, participative pedagogy and digital literacy. In addition to the keynote talk, the event will include several breakout sessions. Free, but online registration is required.

Parking and Transportation Services announces new parking rates for the 2010-11 academic year. Specific rates for each lot are posted online. The new rates are effective July 1. Case Western Reserve University's parking program provides more than 5,000 spaces to support the needs of faculty, staff, students and visitors. The university owns 28 parking facilities. In addition, several shuttle bus routes are funded through the parking operation. These shuttles provide transportation to select outlying parking facilities. The rate hike was deemed necessary to meet increased maintenance and operational costs; to pay for construction related to newer parking facilities; and to address ongoing deferred maintenance issues. Faculty and staff permit holders are eligible for a pre-tax deduction of parking fees, which effectively reduces the actual rate paid compared with stated rates.

SAGES Café is featuring Peet's Anniversary Blend coffee for a limited time. The coffee is offered exclusively only once per year.

For Faculty and Staff

Annual large pilot funds are available through the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. Up to $75,000 is available to provide seed money to basic and clinical faculty that will lead to efficient use of resources and support of inter-institutional, clinical translational research in the City of Cleveland. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m., May 1. Information is available online.

Faculty and staff members could win two, free round-trip tickets to a destination in North America or the Caribbean by helping the university earn airline rewards with the Continental Airlines RewardOne program. Send your name, contact information and Continental Airlines' OnePass number to Travelers will still earn their typical OnePass miles once registered in RewardOne. Prize drawings will take place at noon, Friday April 30. Contact Michael Kurutz, travel Services coordinator, for more information.

For Students

Students who currently hold Case Western Reserve parking permits should have received an email with instructions to renew parking permits for the upcoming academic year.  Students who did not receive the email should contact Access Services at as soon as possible.  The deadline to renew and purchase parking permits for the upcoming school year is Monday, June 1.

Applications are being accepted for 2010-11 three-credit travel courses. Information will be posted online soon. Sponsored by International Programs at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Contact Deborah R. Jacobson at 368-6014 for more information.

Writing Resource Center consultants and other SAGES writing faculty will be available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. this evening in SAGES Café to answer questions about final essays.


An African-American Health Literacy Conference: Healthy Aging, Healthy Brain, is taking place from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 13. Several speakers from Case Western Reserve and University Hospitals will discuss topics. Contact Nancy Catalani by email or by phone at 368-2668.

The campus community is invited to attend a speaker series featuring four distinguished guest lecturers who will each address the topic The Realities of an Effective Academic Library Today and a Vision of its Future: What Critical Issues Need to be Addressed by a Small, Comprehensive Research University? This series is free and will take place in the Dampeer Room at the Kelvin Smith Library. Brad Eden, associate university librarian for technical services and scholarly communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, is scheduled to begin the series at 9:30 a.m. today. Details about other speakers is forthcoming.

University Hospitals is hosting a four-week class on Meditation 101 at the W.O. Walker Building on Euclid Avenue. The classes are being led by Francoise Adan, a psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Program. The next class cycles begin Monday, May 3 and Thursday, May 6. Call (216) 844-2400 for cost and registration information.

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.

Student Turning Point Society

The Student Turning Point Society, a select group of undergraduate leaders committed to promoting the spirit of Case Western Reserve University, welcomed more than 20 new members during the 2009-2010 academic year.

As several members plan to graduate next month, the spirit and enthusiasm demonstrated by the newly-elected members, along with returning ones, are indications that the progress made by the organization will continue.

"We had an outstanding year and it's reflected by the large class we're inducting this year," said Liz Smith, executive director. Read more.

April 29, 2010

A daily newsletter published by the Office of Marketing & Communications, Case Western Reserve University. Submit items for inclusion to:

In the News

Whitney Harris, Nuremberg prosecutor, dies at 97

New York Times, April 28, 2010
Whitney Harris, one of the last of the prosecutors who brought high-ranking Nazi war criminals to justice at the Nuremberg trials and who, a half-century later, was a significant voice in the creation of the International Criminal Court, died on April 21 at his home in St. Louis. He was 97. Michael P. Scharf, director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Mental disorders like depression not uncommon in people battling addictions

The Plain Dealer, April 27, 2010
In a NetWellness column, Christina M. Delos Reyes, an assistant professor at and director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals, offers advice to a reader recovering from addiction.

Plastics' future bright in medicine, April 28, 2010
Plastics show great promise in evolving technologies such as miniaturization and nanotechnology, according to John Doyle, a speaker at the Plastics in Medical Devices 2010 conference. Doyle is staff anesthesiologist at the Cleveland Clinic affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

An agenda for graduate education

Inside Higher Ed, April 29, 2010
The prime position of American graduate education is increasingly at risk, and both universities and the government need to renew their commitments to helping students earn advanced degrees, says a report being released today.