Case Western Reserve Sends Three to Track and Field Championships

Elaine Simpson

Three Case Western Reserve University student-athletes are planning to showcase their skills at the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Baldwin- Wallace College May 27-29.

Obinna Nwanna, Elaine Simpson and Erin Hollinger are participating in events. Read more.

Campus News

The campus book club will discuss Kahled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, in Crawford Hall 720. Contact Susan Benedict for details.

For Faculty and Staff

Identity Finder software is required to be installed and scanned on all faculty and staff computers, regardless of job role or exposure to sensitive data, by the end of May.

Earlier in the spring Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III sent a letter to administrators stressing the importance of protecting the university's data relative to Social Security Numbers. To support this initiative, Information Technology Services (ITS) is providing Identity Finder software, available on the software center.

If you have not installed Identity Finder, log on to the software center to download and install the application. If you need assistance, additional technical resources are available. Call your local IT support team or the Help Desk at 216-368-HELP (4357) to schedule a time.

Additional project details and end user guides are available on the Identity Finder project page.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


Refer to the University Circle Inc. website for a list of upcoming events and activities.

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.

Simon Ostrach, Wilbert J. Austin Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Engineering, recently received the Richard Emori Award for pioneering the development of multiple scaling techniques for the solution of complex physicochemical problems by the International Scale Modeling Committee.

In Memoriam

Jia Xianli

Jia Xianli, 72, died May 17. He had been a research assistant in Professor Christopher King's lab at the Center for Global Health and Diseases since June 1994. He was passionate about science and his work, and he was a ping pong enthusiast. A memorial service is planned from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday June 17, in the Wolstein Research Building's fourth floor conference room.

May 26, 2010

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In the News

Stigmas mentally-ill teens suffer

Times of India, May 26, 2010
Much is known about the stigmas suffered by adults with mental illnesses, but with the increasing numbers of youth diagnosed and taking medications for mood disorders, researchers have now looked at stigmas experienced by teens with mental illnesses. In one of the first studies of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 with mental illnesses and taking medications, researchers from Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences found that at least 90 percent of the study's participants reported experiencing some form of stigma. It has led to shame, secrecy and limiting social interactions.

Teens in tanning beds make their skin old before its time, doctors say

The Plain Dealer, May 25, 2010
Thanks to tanning beds, it's now possible to get many decades' worth of deep sun damage before age 20. Paul Hazen, a clinical professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

PTSD treatment effective when patients given a say, May 23, 2010
A study of two standard therapies for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) shows that outcomes are better when patient preference is taken into account when prescribing treatment. In other words, "one size does not fit all," said principal investigator Norah Feeny of Case Western Reserve University.

Harlem Children's Zone in New York City offers hope in helping families heal

The Plain Dealer, May 23, 2010
What can be done to help families heal and move beyond generations of broken homes, neglect and embedded poverty? It's a tough problem to tackle – and an expensive one. The acclaimed Harlem Children's Zone project in New York City spends $40 million a year to wrap low-income families in a blanket of services. David Miller, a Case Western Reserve University associate professor who developed an "Urban Hassles Index" to draw attention to constant stress faced by urban youths, comments.

CWRU: Cleveland research will fight oil spills, May 23, 2010
David Schiraldi and his research team at Case Western Reserve University have developed what may well be the next weapon in fighting oil spills. Schiraldi is chair of the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering. He and his associates have been developing new materials from polymers mixed with water and common clay. The compounds are freeze-dried, creating lightweight and highly-porous material.

Higher Ed News

School's (not) out for summer

Inside Higher Ed, May 26, 2010
Many public colleges and universities were overrun this year by larger-than-ever enrollments driven up by economics and demographics, and early signs suggest that this summer will approach or pass record highs.