NYSP Celebrates 40 Years, Gains Champion in U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

National Youth Sports Program supporters marked the program's 40th anniversary

U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge knows how important it is for young people to have a healthy start toward creating positive habits.

That's why she's putting her legislative support behind the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP).

The program once served 75,000 young people nationwide. However, federal budget cuts have resulted in only 7,000 students participating this year.

If Fudge can help it, more youths will once again participate in the educational, athletic, medical and nutritional offerings provided through NYSP on college campuses such as Case Western Reserve.

"I have decided I'm going to carry this program as far as I can," she told an audience of 150 current and former NYSP participants, parents and supporters who gathered Monday morning at Case Western Reserve to mark the program's 40th anniversary.

Fudge recently introduced the National Youth Sports Program Revitalization Act of 2010. Read more.

Campus News

Yoga on the quad

Outdoor yoga on the quad continues every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. through July 15. Free. No registration required. Refer to the summer yoga website for more information or send an email to instructor Marcia Camino.

Campus members can stay connected to The Chronicle of Higher Education courtesy of the Case Western Reserve libraries. Collaborating on a campus-wide site license, the libraries are bringing campus members a connection to The Chronicle, increasing access to the publication without the need for individual or department subscriptions. Read more about the campus subscription on the KSL NewsBlog.

For Faculty and Staff

The next session of the "UCITE Journal Club" will address the notion of a curriculum glut at universities in which the numbers of new courses and programs offered steadily increase without a corresponding decrease elsewhere. In order to read the article in its entirety, users will need to have direct connection to the network or use VPN: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Elephant-in-the-Room-C/64835/. The discussion will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 24, in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Building. Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided RSVP to ucite@case.edu.

For Students

Students interesting in playing for Case Western Reserve's ice hockey club should email club president Joe Timpona. The ice hockey team is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.


Artistic Minds: An Exploration of the Creative Process, a collaborative project of the Cleveland Foundation, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art, is scheduled to remain on display through June 25 at the Cleveland Foundation, 1422 Euclid Ave.

The 84th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium continues through June 23at the University of Akron. The 2010 Symposium is co-sponsored by Case Western Reserve University. This is the annual technical meeting for the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Science. The meeting attracts colloid and surface scientists from around the world. J. Adin Mann Jr., professor of chemical engineering at Case Western Reserve, is a co-chair. Additional information and registration fees are posted online.

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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Peter Friedman, associate professor of law, was recently named one of the "Top 100 Twitterers In the Legal World" by OnlineClasses.org. His twitter account is @pbfriedman. Read more.

June 22, 2010

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In the News

Lucy's 'great-grandfather' found

MSNBC June 21, 2010
An international team of archaeologists say they have discovered a 3.6 million-year-old partial skeleton from the same species as Lucy, a younger and more famous fossil that was found nearby. Authors of the research include Case Western Reserve University scientists Bruce Latimer and Beverly Saylor.

Partial skeleton from Lucy's species shows human ancestors walked like us 3.6 million years ago

The Plain Dealer June 21, 2010
On Monday, a team of Northeast Ohio researchers announced a rare and important find – the partial skeleton of a 3.6 million-year-old early human ancestor belonging to the same species as, but much older than, the iconic 3.2 million-year-old Lucy fossil discovered in 1974. Case Western Reserve University paleoanthropologist Bruce Latimer is a co-author of the new study.

Local officers carry the torch for Special Olympics

The Morning Journal June 21, 2010
Local law enforcement officers laced up their running shoes this morning for the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Officers from Case Western Reserve University were among those participating in the annual run.

Higher Ed News

U.S. colleges see highest enrollment jump in 40 years

USA TODAY June 19, 2010
The nation's colleges are attracting record numbers of new students.