Case Western Reserve, CIA Students
Send Heartfelt Message to LeBron James


Nayyir Qutubuddin, a recent Case Western Reserve graduate, is like many Cleveland basketball fans: He wants LeBron James to remain with the Cavs.

But instead of complaining about the issue, he decided to do something about it. He and a group of friends from Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Institute of Art recently painted the Spirit Wall behind Thwing Center with a heartfelt message to James.

"LeBron is, as [stated] on the old Ohio license plates, 'The Heart of it All,'" said Qutubuddin. "People around the United States are sending messages to LeBron to leave Cleveland. I wanted to do something for Cleveland," he added. Read more.

Campus News

The Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is presenting a workshop, Principles, Consequences, and Character: Ethics for Undergraduate Researchers, led by Shannon French, Inamori Professor of Ethics and director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The workshop is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, July 15, in Crawford Hall, ground level. The workshop is limited to 100 people. Lunch is being served. The program is being funded in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Contact Julia Brown-Allen at 368-3556 for additional information and to RSVP.

For Faculty and Staff

The deadline to submit claims for reimbursement from 2009 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) is June 30. Claims must be for eligible health care and/or dependent care expenses incurred between January 1 and December 31, 2009.  Completed claim forms and proper expense documentation should be mailed to: Meritain Health, P.O. Box 22033, Lansing, Michigan 48909-2033; alternatively claims can be submitted electronically to the email address or by fax to (716) 541-6772. The Health and Dependent Care FSA claim form is available online, as well as information about the spending account programs. Call Benefits Administration at 368-6781 or Meritain Health at (877) 801-1500 with questions.

For Students

The Writing Resource Center is open for summer semester support today through June 27.


The Eighth Annual Department of Family Medicine Scientific Meeting is being held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 2, at the Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland. The event will feature presentations by faculty on topics such as health care reform, primary care and reform, insomnia and breastfeeding. No registration fee. Free parking. Call Karyn Schmidt at (216) 844-3791 with questions or to RSVP.

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.

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June 1, 2010

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In the News

Innovative chemotherapy delivery system comes to town

The Plain Dealer, June 1, 2010
HIPEC has arrived at the Cleveland Clinic and is on its way to University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The innovative procedure delivers hyperthermic -- or heated -- chemotherapy directly inside a patient's abdominal cavity following highly complex cancer surgery. Neal Meropol, chief of the division of hematology and oncology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, comments.

Don't overlook jobs created by failed businesses

Bloomberg Businessweek, May 28, 2010
Washington's attention is focused on job creation. Recent research has shown that the formation of businesses is the source of much net job creation. But when discussing job creation by entrepreneurs, most observers focus on successful new businesses, assuming that most jobs are created from the growth of the best-performing startups. What's often overlooked is the fact that soon-to-be-unsuccessful entrepreneurs create even more jobs than their luckier counterparts, says Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University.

A Memorial Day conversation about Afghanistan

WCPN, May 31, 2010
On Memorial Day, 90.3 WCPN presented a special conversation about the central challenges to bringing an end to the war in Afghanistan. Bringing the Rule of Law to Afghanistan: Problems and Prospects, a conversation at the City Club with McClatchy News Foreign Affairs Editor Roy Gutman, was co-sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and the Greater Cleveland International Lawyer's Group.

Get away from it all inside the pages of an excellent paperback this summer

The Plain Dealer, May 30, 2010
Summer is a perfect moment to get lost in a book. Many readers say the season offers the one time when they indulge in a long stretch of reading -- the best way, by far, to experience a good book. One of the Plain Dealer's recommended readings is Bottlemania, the common reading book this year at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Cash-strapped colleges go after unpaid parking tickets

USA TODAY, May 29, 2010
In an age where every penny counts, some universities are pulling out all the stops to collect parking ticket debts.