Kickball, Dodgeball Players Needed
for Sept. 25 Community Event

Campus members will have an opportunity to kick, pitch and run for a good cause during the Third Annual Open Doors Kickball and Dodgeball Tournament on Sept. 25.

Open Doors Academy is an out-of-school enrichment program that promotes educational, emotional and social enrichment for middle-school students. The nonprofit organization serves 150 students at sites in Cleveland Heights, Cleveland, University Heights and Euclid.

Based on a connection through Business Volunteers Unlimited, Case Western Reserve University's Center for Community Partnerships added the organization as a new community partner. Open Doors also will be a new service site during Case for Community Day on Sept. 17. Read more.

Campus News

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There may be brief service outages in the Data Centers between 3 and 6 a.m. on Aug. 5. During this maintenance window, Information Technology Services (ITS) will perform emergency maintenance on all Windows servers due to a recently disclosed vulnerability. In addition, Microsoft strongly recommends that all other Windows systems—both desktop and servers—be updated. Campus users who have additional questions or need assistance with this maintenance should contact the ITS Help Desk at 368-HELP (4357) or go to Learn more.

For Faculty and Staff

What's new in human resources? Visit the HR website to learn more about benefits, wellness opportunities, new jobs on campus and professional development and training programs.

For Students

Students can switch meal plans for fall semester 2010 through Sept. 3. Students should log onto and check available plans under the "MealPlan" tab. At checkout, students will receive a confirmation of the change request by email.


Wade Oval Wednesdays
Photo courtesy of UCI website

WOW!: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday through Aug. 25. This evening's event will feature Cats on Holiday and Lost State of Franklin.

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Aug. 4, 2010

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In the News

FDA, Obama digital medical records team at odds over safety oversight

The Huffington Post Aug. 3, 2010
Computers at a major Midwest hospital chain went awry on June 29, posting some doctors' orders to the wrong medical charts in a few cases and possibly putting patients in harm's way. Sharona Hoffman, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Case Western creates new means of tracking malaria

VaccineNewsDaily Aug. 3, 2010
Case Western Reserve University investigators have recently used tailored genetic assays and non-traditional mathematical analysis to uncover and track the deadliest forms of drug-resistant malaria. Peter J. Thomas, assistant professor of mathematics and biology at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

The more the merrier

Crain's Cleveland Business Aug. 2, 2010
The more the merrier. Or so says in an article about professional women "shattering the two-children, nuclear-family norm" by favoring large numbers of children. Susan W. Hinze, professor of sociology and women's and gender studies at Case Western Reserve University, is quoted in the article.

Higher Ed News

'Free' movies, songs no more as colleges bust file-sharing

USA TODAY Aug. 3, 2010
College students who download music and movies from peer-to-peer file-sharing programs such as LimeWire and KaZaA will find themselves cut off when they return to campus this fall.