Fresh from the University Farm to
Tomlinson's Cafe

The Farm Food Program. Photo: Susan Griffith

As tomatoes and other produce are harvested from the University Farms' new gardens in Hunting Valley, the yield provides fresh products for Bon Appétit's café in Tomlinson Hall.

The Farm Food Program, a summer pilot project, is sending as many as 11 products weekly to the main campus, according to University Farm Director Ana Locci.

The farm has become one of the locally grown food sources for Bon Appétit, which now purchases about 27 percent of its food products from vendors within 150 miles of campus, according to Bon Appétit Director of Operations David Apthorpe.

From the basil in the homemade pizzas to the leafy greens in salads, the farm contributes to "green" eating on campus. Read more.

Campus News

The annual Party on the Quad event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on July 30. This year's theme is "Aloha: Summer Luau 2010." Case Western Reserve staff members, faculty and students are invited to attend. The event will feature food, fun prizes and music. Contests will include bingo, limbo and karaoke. A university ID is required for admittance. Campus members can register online for the contests. Summer Luau 2010 is sponsored by the Department of Human Resources and the Staff Advisory Council. Bon Appetit is providing the food. Rain site: Tomlinson Marketplace.

For Faculty and Staff

The Institute for Advanced Materials has received funding through the provost's Interdisciplinary Alliance Investment Grants to help faculty groups create large center proposals. Faculty members from all schools have an opportunity to submit one-page ideas. The proposed center must have a strong materials-based component. To assist applicants, a request for proposals document and a one-page template are available. Applications should be submitted to Tamara Fulton by the end of August for the initial round of funding. Contact Stuart J. Rowan, director of the Institute for Advanced Materials, for more information.

For Students

Case Western Reserve's 1-2-1 Fitness Center is welcoming new students with a 10-free Recovery Zone shake punch card when they join. All amenities (more than 50 group exercise classes per week, towels, lockers, parking and more) are included with membership. The facility is open from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Go online for more information.


The campus community is invited to attend the Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR) 2010 SPUR Program Annual Poster Session. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 30 in the BRB atrium. Several campus departments will participate, as well as organizations such as the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

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.

Jeffrey Chin

Jeffrey Chin, a fourth-year student, has been an intern with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Undergraduate Student Research Program (NASA-USRP) for several months. For his first internship, Chin worked on aviation safety issues at NASA Glenn Research Center.

For his second rotation, Chin is working as a full-time civil servant. "I'm developing a 'Risk Management Architecture," he explained. "It's a program that communicates with a jet engine controller system to allow the engine to outperform its normal limits."

Chin is majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

July 29, 2010

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In the News

Alzheimer's unlocked: New keys to a cure

New Scientist July 29, 2010
Attempts to treat the world's most common form of dementia may have been attacking its symptoms, not its root cause. Mark Smith, a professor in the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University, comments. Alzheimer's disease is now recognized as the most common form of dementia, with over 25 million people living with the disease worldwide.

Cleveland City Councilman Eugene Miller to bike 328 miles for the American Cancer Society

Cleveland Leader July 28, 2010
Cancer affects the lives of many Clevelanders, including Ward 10 Cleveland City Councilman Eugene Miller. He's participating in the Pan Ohio Hope Ride, a 328-mile bicycle trip from Cleveland to Cincinnati, to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Hundreds of bicyclists began their journey this morning at Case Western Reserve University's athletic field.

Ruling imagination: Law and creativity July 22, 2010
Peter Friedman, associate professor of legal analysis and writing at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, blogs about the importance of owning your words.

Chief Justice Brown speaks at Capital's Law and Leadership Institute

Supreme Court of Ohio News July 22, 2010
Students enrolled in a program that seeks to improve diversity in the legal profession recently received a visit from Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Eric Brown. The Law and Leadership Institute statewide program identifies promising youth from urban neighborhoods and grooms them to be future leaders in the legal profession by offering them a chance to study law during the summer at an Ohio law school. Partners for the 2010 institute include Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Higher Ed News

Unpaid internships can cost — or pay off for — college students

USA TODAY July 27, 2010
Thousands of college students have unpaid internships this summer. Even with the recession, students are willing to dish out hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to cover expenses for internships far from home. Despite the financial burden, the pipeline is crowded with young people trying to get a foot in the door, especially in a tight economy.