John Hay Students Hit Campus for Medical Education

John Hay tutoring program
In addition to their work on the NISS, CWRU medical students
tutor John Hay students at their school throughout the year.

Fifteen students from the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (CSSM) at John Hay Campus are on campus this week to participate in the weeklong immersion program that’s part of the Neuroscience Inquiry Seminar Series (NISS), developed by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

While here, the John Hay students sat in on medical school seminars, listened to special small-group faculty lectures, participated in the medical school case-based curriculum and had lunches with students and faculty, explained Joshua Bear, a fourth-year medical student who spearheaded the NISS under the guidance of Robert Haynie, associate dean for student affairs and associate clinical professor of medicine. The NISS itself has multiple parts: “Following schoolwide activities, approximately 30 students continued to come to optional afterschool events, and we ultimately selected 15 students to participate in the immersion week at the medical school,” Bear explained. The schoolwide activities included eye- and brain-dissection labs, case discussions facilitated by medical students, preparatory lectures by medical students, faculty lectures and physical exam skills. Read more.

Campus News

Information Technology Services (ITS) CARE Center hours will change during the winter holidays. The centers will close early (3 p.m.) on Dec. 17, 22 and 30, and both centers will be closed Saturdays from Dec. 18 to Jan. 15. Beginning Dec. 20, weekday hours will be shortened (9 a.m.–5 p.m.). Evening hours (open until 10 p.m.) will resume Jan. 10 at the Bellflower CARE Center. The centers will be closed Dec. 23, 24 and 31 and Jan. 3.

Questions? Call 216.368.HELP (4357). This number will continue to offer 24/7/365 support to the university.

For Faculty and Staff

The Charity Choice campaign officially closes Friday, Dec. 17. Through Charity Choice, the university makes a donation to a nonprofit organization that serves social, economic, environmental and education needs across the community. The university’s goal is to raise more than $204,000 and increase the number of participants in the campaign. Any amount is truly appreciated—a one-time payroll deduction of $25 or a payroll deduction of $5 per month will go a long way to helping someone in need. Go online for more information or to donate now.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the winter break. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost Bud Baeslack invite all faculty and staff to attend the annual Adelbert Hall Holiday Party which will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17.  All employees are welcome to stop by to partake in beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts. If attending, please make reservations by today to Open House 2010.

Et al.

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, along with the editorial and advisory boards of Nonprofit Management and Leadership and Jossey-Bass Publishers Inc., named Rachel Croson, Feminda Handy and Jen Shang the winners of The Editors’ Prize for Best Scholarly Paper. Croson, professor at University of Texas at Dallas, Handy, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Shang, assistant professor at Indiana University, won the award for their article “Keeping Up with the Joneses: The Relationship of Perceived Descriptive Social Norms, Social Information, and Charitable Giving.” They received a $1,000 cash prize from the Mandel Center, as well as $1,000 in books from Jossey-Bass.

Dec. 16, 2010

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In the News

Gum Disesase Linked to Arthritis

WTAJ, Dec. 15, 2010
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found an connection between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis. The study looked at patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and severe periodontal disease; patients with the worst degree of periodontal disease had more severe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Ted Gup, Chris Felver and a Slew of Sports Writers Bring Cleveland Their Magic

Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec. 15, 2010
Anatomy professor Darin Croft, historian Stephanie Liscio and others are highlighted in a roundup of speakers hitting Cleveland this weekend. Croft will be speaking on "Extreme Mammals" at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, while Liscio will talk baseball history at the Baseball Heritage Museum.

Higher Ed News

Who are the Undergraduates?

Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 12, 2010
An interactive graphic lays out just who the undergraduate students attending college are, from institution type to age and gender to attendance. Some interesting facts: More than one-third attend part-time, most are not affluent and almost half attend community college.