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Campus safetyKnow how to stay safe on campus? Want to win an iPad? Then you’re in luck! Take Campus Services’ quiz on crime prevention, and you will be entered to win an iPad or one of two iPod Touches.

The quiz is quick—just 10 multiple-choice questions. It’s designed to test your knowledge about how to prevent crime on or near campus. Along the way, you’ll learn more about services available at Case Western Reserve University.

The university is enhancing those services this semester. In addition to increased patrols in key areas, the police department is opening a new security booth next month at the northern edge of the North Residential Village. This booth will be well-lit and staffed overnight to increase safety on that part of campus.

This contest is only open to current Case Western Reserve students, both undergraduate and graduate. If you answer at least nine out of the 10 questions correctly, you will be entered to win one of these great prizes. So take the quiz and show your safety smarts.

Campus News

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Clinic Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) will award a total of $90,000 (three pilots awarded at $30,000 each) in one-year pilot grants to strengthen community-academic partnerships for translational research or to promote community-initiated research projects. Details and instructions are posted online. The deadline to submit letters of intent is Feb. 17.

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The Information Technology Services (ITS) Software Center has expanded its VMware product offering for Windows, Macintosh and Linux users, with free downloads of VMware Workstation, Fusion and Player available to all Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff. There is a limit of one license per CWRU email network ID. Note: When the VMware download link is clicked, you will be asked to login to the eAcademy Webstore. Use your CWRU Network ID and password and select your VMware products. Go to the ITS Software Center now to download. For best results downloading software, use a wired on-campus connection. If you have additional questions about VMware, contact the ITS Help Desk 216.368.HELP (4357) or go to and click on “Live Chat.”

For Faculty and Staff

Anthem is experiencing delays in distributing 2011 subscriber ID cards but anticipates cards will be distributed during the week of Jan. 31. If you are a new Anthem subscriber in 2011 and need to obtain health care services before your ID card arrives, contact Benefits Administration at 216.368.6781 to obtain your subscriber number and other important information your health care provider will need to file a claim. Existing Anthem subscribers should continue to use their assigned subscriber number (found on your current ID card) until the 2011 replacement card arrives.

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The PeopleSoft Financials security form is moving from a paper report to an online form within PeopleSoft Financials. The security form must be submitted for employees to obtain access to the different modules within the financials system. The new form will provide a convenient workflow within PeopleSoft Financials for supervisors and management centers. As part of this conversion, the use of the paper form will be eliminated. Testing is currently in process, and the tentative go live date is Feb. 7. Further information will be sent when the go live date is finalized. A campuswide information session will be held Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium. Hands-on training will be available in Kelvin Smith Library in February. Please email if interested.

For Students

The Apprenticeship Club from Weatherhead School of Management presents Season 1 of The Apprenticeship Club Feb. 3 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in Peter B. Lewis Building Room 05. The club, based on the TV show The Apprentice, will host a video business competition in which teams of students from all backgrounds can participate. Prizes will be awarded. Anyone can attend to see the results of the competition at 4:30 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, go online.

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The Case Cycling Club will sponsor the Triathlon For Life, an indoor triathlon to take place March 19 in Veale Center. The $20 entry fee for the triathlon, which is open to undergraduate and graduate students, will benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration information will be released closer to the event.

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The deadline to apply for SOURCE Summer Undergraduate Research Funding is Feb. 15. For more information, click here.


The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Symposium, cosponsored by the Libra Institute and made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, will be “Katyn: Justice Delayed or Justice Denied?” with a keynote by Stephen Rapp, United States ambassador-at-large for war crimes. It will take place Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., and Feb. 5, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Moot Courtroom A59. Lunch is provided for all registered attendees. The event is free and open to the public.

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Martha Woodmansee, professor of English and law, will present The Concept of Intellectual Property Jan. 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Crawford Hall Room 9. She will discuss legal, cultural and economic perspectives of intellectual property.

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To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), will host a Chinese Spring Festival Banquet Feb. 5 from 6 to 11 p.m. in Thwing Center Ballroom and 1914 Lounge. All students, faculty, staff, friends and relatives are welcome. Tickets will be sold every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Nord Hall atrium for $10 and also will be available in the ISS Office in Sears Building, Room 210. For more details, visit the website or contact Jean Wang.

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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Elma Baron

Elma Baron, associate professor of dermatology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and director of the Skin Study Center, had an article published in the December 2010 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. The article, “Silicon phthalocyanine (pc 4) photodynamic therapy is a safe modality for cutaneous neoplasms: results of a phase 1 clinical trial,” also was featured on, an index of articles for physicians and healthcare professionals.

Jan. 27, 2011

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In the News

CWRU: Coaching with Compassion Can Inspire Students

WKYC, Jan. 26, 2011
University researchers found students react better to encouragement instead of judgment. Anthony Jack, assistant professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, and Richard Boyatzis, professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology and Cognitive Science and H.R. Horvitz Chair in Family Business, conducted the research on college students.

Sequentia Evokes Musical Paris of Long Ago in Harkness Chapel Concert

The Plain Dealer, Jan. 26, 2011
Medieval music ensemble Sequentia performed at Case Western Reserve University's Harkness Chapel Tuesday as part of the final season of the Chapel, Court & Countryside series.

Girl Scout Cookies and Other Sweets Offer Confusing Labeling on Trans Fats

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 26, 2011
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine student Eric Brandt's research on trans fat was highlighted in an article on the removal of trans fat from five of eight types of Girl Scout cookies.

Higher Ed News

Obama Calls for Spending Freeze but Says He'll Spare Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 25, 2011
In the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed a five-year discretionary spending freeze on nondefense programs, but this would not include education and research. "Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine," he said. "It may feel like you're flying high at first, but it won't take long before you'll feel the impact."