Men's Basketball Team Travels to Brazil

Members of Case Western Reserve University's men's basketball team will spend almost two weeks in Brazil sharpening their hoop skills and creating lifelong memories.

The team's 12 returning players will be accompanied by Sean McDonnell, head coach; Jeff Gorski, assistant coach; and Kevin Carduff, the team's faculty affiliate. The group will travel to several cities through Aug. 22.

McDonnell said the trip is an opportunity to gain valuable playing time before the regular season begins. It's also a chance for the Case Western Reserve students to experience a different culture and engage in community outreach. Read more.

Campus News

Several professors from the Weatherhead School of Management will conduct free seminars about mortgages and the lending process. They will provide basic information and answer questions. Evening and weekend sessions are available. Following the seminar, they will conduct a research study on house shopping. Participation in the study is not required to attend the seminar. Call 368.5537 or send an email to mortgage@case.edu for information.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to check out university-owned apartments as a living option. Go online for listings or more information.

For Faculty and Staff

The Case Western Reserve Employee Wellness Program is hosting a free tai chi class from noon to 1 p.m. on Aug. 13 outside near 1-2-1 Fitness Center. The class will be led by Steve Zimcosky, tai chi instructor and certified wellness coach. Register online.

For Students

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Applications are being accepted for three-credit short-term study abroad courses, offered through the Department of Bioethics. The winter break course to San Jose, Costa Rica, will offer an optional week of service learning through the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning. Spring break courses are being offered to Paris, Amsterdam, Salamanca and Buenos Aires. Early application is strongly suggested. Go online for more information or contact Michelle L. Champoir by email or by phone at 368.5377.

Events

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 Roberto Ocasio's Latin Jazz Project.

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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Richard Gordon

A paper written by Richard Gordon, associate professor of law, was one of the top 10 downloads for the past month in international law. The paper is entitled "Losing the War Against Dirty Money: Rethinking Global Standards on Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing." Learn more.

Aug. 11, 2010

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In the News

Focus: The trend towards bigger families

WKYC Aug. 10, 2010
If you have children, then you know how much it costs to raise, clothe and educate them. However, there is a trend toward larger families. Susan Hinze, associate professor of sociology, Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Child welfare agency says review shows no child-safety issues

The Plain Dealer Aug. 10, 2010
An agency review of 122 child welfare cases, begun after two mothers were charged with killing their children, found no safety problems after families were reunited, Cuyahoga County's child welfare department Director Deborah Forkas said Tuesday. At the same time, the head of a task force examining the agency's reunification practices said the department is fundamentally sound. David Crampton, taskforce chair and associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

In pictures: The 10 most innovative business school courses

Forbes.com Aug. 9, 2010
Programs offered through the Fowler Center For Sustainable Value, part of Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, are being recognized on a list of innovative business school programs.

Scientists develop a more effective malaria test

Private MD Labs Aug. 10, 2010
One of the main reasons for the continued spread of malaria is the time it takes traditional screening measures to determine if someone has the disease or not. However, researchers from Case Western Reserve University may have developed methods that could result in a quicker malaria test. Peter Zimmerman, professor with the Center for Global Health and Diseases, led the research.

Rosier or rose-colored glasses?

ModernHealthCare.com (subscription required) Aug. 9, 2010
Two reports released last week by Obama administration officials contend that the new health reform law will tamp down healthcare costs and put Medicare on substantially more solid footing. But a growing number of skeptics insists that the outlook may not be so sunny. J.B. Silvers, professor of health systems management at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

College-bound kids with learning disabilities get help

USA TODAY Aug. 11, 2010
Colleges and universities across the nation are increasingly offering programs such as Project Access to help prepare incoming students who have learning disabilities. Since 2001, the number of such programs has increased tenfold, from 22 to more than 250 today.