Imaging Research Program Receives Award

Case Western Reserve University's imaging research program has received a regional economic development prize for supporting the creation of the medical imaging business cluster in Northeast Ohio.

The program received the 2009 Asset Creation Award at the fourth annual Team NEO Economic Development Awards Ceremony, attended by about 700 in Akron Wednesday night.

"We have a responsibility and an opportunity to impact the region through research and education in medical imaging," said Jeffrey Duerk, chair of the biomedical engineering department and director of the Case Center for Imaging Research. "We embrace the fact that companies in the region, many who we work with, benefit not only from our research expertise but also the skilled employees that our undergraduate and graduate programs create." Read more.

Campus News

Shipwreck Camp 2010

Shipwreck Camp 2010 is taking place July 19-30. In partnership with the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Cleveland Lakefront State Park, the Center for Science and Mathematics Education is hosting Shipwreck Camp for youths ages 12-15. Participants will engage in an expedition to find shipwrecks in Lake Erie. Camp is in session from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The two-week camp costs $450, including a $25 application fee. Call 368.5075 for information.

iGoogle, the popular customizable Start Page by Google, will be available through Launchpad beginning June 28. iGoogle replaces Webstart to allow users a richer experience, integration of more gadgets, such as Gmail, as well as customizable themes for a more personal feel. Customizations that users have made to Webstart will transition to iGoogle and existing bookmarks to the site will continue to function.

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty are urged to submit Fall 2010 book orders to the University Bookstore as soon as possible. Receipt of fall orders now can assure that students receive maximum value for used texts. Order online or by email at

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Early registration for Career Development: an MBTI® Workshop ends July 2. This workshop, featuring Catherine Rains, CPP educational consultant, hosted by the Case Western Reserve University Career Center, will be held on August 26 in Wade Fireside Lounge. The six-hour workshop will provide new and experienced Myers-Briggs (MBTI) practitioners with skills on how to use the MBTI to help students/clients find their vocational identity. The workshop is open to Case Western Reserve faculty and staff, and to practitioners throughout the community. Learn more.

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June 25, 2010

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In the News

Some don't-miss spots to show visitors to Cleveland

The Plain Dealer June 25, 2010
An article about hot spots for tourists in Cleveland includes a stop in University Circle, home to Case Western Reserve University.

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

United Press International June 23, 2010
U.S.-led scientists say they've discovered a 3.6-million-year-old partial skeleton in Ethiopia, making it 400,000 years older than the famous "Lucy" skeleton. Scientists from The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, Ethiopia's Addis Ababa University and the Berkeley Geochronology Center said the find suggests advanced human-like, upright walking occurred much earlier than previously thought.

Dangerous dust bunnies

90.3 WCPN June 23, 2010
Ragweed, grass and pollen are common causes of allergies outdoors, but many things indoors too can cause allergic reactions that sufferers aren't even aware. Mahmoud Ghannoum, a mold expert at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Shorter shifts advised for first-year docs

Columbus Dispatch June 24, 2010
Newly minted doctors won't be allowed to work more than 16 hours in a row – down from a maximum of 30 now – if new recommendations on residency work hours are adopted and enacted next summer. John Brockman, president of the American Medical Student Association and a student at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

The wolf at our heels

Slate April 2010
How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care), written by Ross Duffin, is highlighted in a Slate article. Duffin is a professor of music at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Multiple task questions

Inside Higher Ed June 25, 2010
The Graduate Management Admission Test — the dominant test for MBA admissions, but one that is facing competition — will soon have a new section, designed to test the ability of would-be business students to analyze multiple kinds of information.