School of Law Signs Exchange, Collaboration Agreements with Top Law Schools in China

Case Western Reserve University School of Law recently signed exchange and collaboration agreements with renowned law schools in China at Fudan University and East China University of Political Science and Law, both in Shanghai, and Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing.

Beginning this fall, each of the agreements permit CWRU law students to spend a semester at some of the best law schools in China, and for Chinese law students to spend a semester at the School of Law. In each case, exchange students will earn foreign credits that can be fully applied at their home schools.

The agreements will also allow School of Law faculty to lecture at the law schools in China and to collaborate on legal projects with their Chinese counterparts. Read more.

Campus News

The Human Genetic Analysis Resource (HGAR) is offering a short course on using the Statistical Analysis for Genetic Epidemiology (S.A.G.E.) software package, a suite of computer programs for analyzing genetic data. The course is intended for statisticians, epidemiologists, geneticists or any scientists involved in the analysis of human genetic data. The course will be held Aug. 15-18 at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel. Refer to the S.A.G.E. website or email Jean Farah in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for more information.

New web templates – including HTML emails and newsletters, as well as websites – are available online. The web toolkit reflects recently released university brand guidelines, while offering flexible design and functionality for a variety of skill levels. Browse and download the templates.

For Faculty and Staff

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations will host an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. this evening at the Mandel Center. Employees can take advantage of the university's tuition waiver benefit for the Master of Nonprofit Organizations degree. During the open house, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about financial assistance for university employees interested in obtaining the center's Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Refreshments will be served. Go online for more information.

For Students

Students are invited to become fans of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences on Facebook and to follow the school on Twitter to learn about upcoming events, news and opportunities such as international study courses and dual degree graduate programs.


University Hospitals Case Medical Center is hosting a four-week class on Meditation 101 at the W.O. Walker Building on Euclid Avenue. The classes are led by Francoise Adan, a psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Program. The next class cycles begin Aug. 5 and 9. 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.

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Creg Jantz

After nearly 12 years of reporting the news and providing profiles on Spartan athletes, Creg Jantz, sports information director and assistant director of athletics, plans to make headlines at his high school alma mater.

Jantz recently announced he is leaving the university to become the athletic director at Midview High School in Grafton, Ohio.

During his tenure at Case Western Reserve, Jantz provided the campus community and external media outlets with a countless number of scores, stories and profiles on Spartan student-athletes. He was instrumental in developing the athletics web page, along with blog and podcast features. He also was a recipient of the J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring.

His last day with the university is July 16.

July 15 2010

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In the News

Comic book designed to reinforce teaching sessions on healthy living for migrant families

Kalamazoo Gazette July 15, 2010
Families who live in migrant camps usually don't have cars, are many miles from a grocery store, and don't have the time or kitchen tools for a lot of food preparation. The "convenient" choices they make — foods high in fat, sugar and salt — tend to degrade their health, although they don't always realize it, says Jill Kilanowski, an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

Little change in U.S. News' top hospital rankings

MedCity News July 15, 2010
The much-hyped best hospital rankings from U.S. News & World Report are out again, and they look a lot like they did last year. At least one researcher has found that the rankings fail to reflect institutions' quality of care, since they rely so heavily on reputation. In an article published earlier this year in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a Case Western Reserve University researcher, Ashwini Sehgal, recommended that consumers get information on hospital quality from several sources.

Heights doctors trip the light fantastic

The Heights Observer June 22, 2010
An article about doctors in the Cleveland Heights/University Heights area reaping the benefits of ballroom dancing references several people affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, including R. John Leigh, James Jacobberger, Grover C. Gilmore, Linda Gilmore and Ellen S. Lazarus.

Higher Ed News

Blackboard's bid to galvanize e-texts

Inside Higher Ed July 15, 2010
In a series of moves that could give a boost to an e-textbook industry that has been treading water for years, Blackboard announced Wednesday that it is partnering with a major publisher and two major e-textbook vendors to make it easy for professors and students to assign and access e-textbooks and other digital materials directly through its popular learning-management system.