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Archive for January, 2016

Donate Water at the Law Library to Help Flint, Michigan Residents

cletoflintA state of emergency has been declared in Flint, Michigan due to the contamination of the city’s water supply. Thousands of residents have been exposed to toxic amounts of lead including about 9,000 children who are the most susceptible to lead poisoning. State officials and the National Guard are distributing bottled water and filters to residents while they wait for a solution.
This week the Black Law Students Association will be collecting bottled water, hand sanitizer, and wet wipes to help the people of Flint. Please bring any of these items you wish to donate to the law library right at the circulation desk. We will collect items until Saturday 1/30/16 at 12:00pm as we are partnering with an organization that will deliver the water to Flint on Sunday. Let’s show Flint that Cleveland cares. We thank you in advance for supporting this cause.


Open House Prize Winners

002001IMG_20160126_161259[1]IMG_20160126_160824[1]IMG_20160126_171923[1]Yesterday we had a great turnout for our Spring Semester Open House! It was a true Fiesta.

Below are the winners of the prizes. As a reminder, be on the lookout for the law library’s two upcoming contests: first week of February and March respectively.

$25 Starbucks Card (courtesy of Lexis): Trevor Harris

$25 Starbucks Card (courtesy of Lexis): Heath Tutlow (pictured)

$10 Starbucks Card (courtesy of Bloomberg): Viktoija Zdraveva (pictured)

$10 Subway Card: Wade Coffman

$10 Apple iTunes Card: Gary Whitla

$10 Coldstone Creamery Card: Cal Cumpstone

$10 Coldstone Creamery Card: Dustin Likens

$10 Coldstone Creamery Card: Anastasia Elder

1000 Lexis Points: Lena Buttkus

1000 Lexis Points: Mark Kroboth

1000 Lexis Points: Jordan Morris



A Message from Gary D. Lewis Jr., Chief of Police, Cleveland State University:

Cleveland State University is one of the safest public universities in Ohio. We want to keep it that way – and we’re asking for your help.

Today CSU is launching #BeSafeCLEstate, a new campaign to keep campus safety top of mind for our entire campus community. To this end, we’ll be rolling out a series of proactive measures in the coming weeks and months.

Keep an eye out for the #BeSafeCLEstate Tip of the Week on CSU’s social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter, where you’ll find actionable pointers on everything from our 24/7 safety escort service to pedestrian safety to theft prevention, among other topics. I encourage you to take these safety tips to heart, put them into practice and share them via social media.

To get out the #BeSafeCLEstate message, we’ll also utilize a variety of other communications pieces as well as upcoming events to promote campus safety, including residence hall meetings and our informal “Coffee with a Cop” sessions on the Innerlink. Stay tuned for details on additional programs, too.

#BeSafeCLEstate is more than just a hashtag. It’s a call to action – and we’re calling on YOU. When it comes to campus safety, all of us have an important role to play.

FDA Draft Guidance on Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

FDA logoThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued draft guidance on how medical device manufacturers should address cybersecurity threats (81 Fed. Reg. 3803, 1/22/16). The draft guidance proposes that manufacturers “implement a structured and systematic comprehensive cybersecurity risk management program and respond in a timely fashion to identified vulnerabilities.” Such programs should include applying the National Institute of Standards and Technology 2014 voluntary Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity program; monitoring cybersecurity information sources; detecting and assessing vulnerabilities; establishing processes for intake and handling of vulnerabilities; clearly defining “essential clinical performance to develop mitigations that protect, respond and recover from the cybersecurity risk”; adopting a coordinated vulnerability disclosure policy; and “deploying mitigations that address cybersecurity risk early and prior to exploitation.” Comment on the draft guidance will be received until April 21, 2016. For additional information, see the FDA press announcement and FDA Medical Devices – Guidance Documents page.

Counseling and Academic Success Clinic – Spring 2016 Announcement

The Counseling and Academic Success Clinic (CASC), is Cleveland State University’s newest on-campus counseling clinic providing free, confidential supportive counseling services to students. Located in the Main Classroom 215D, CASC provides a welcoming and serene environment for students to receive individual therapy and coaching services with our Graduate Counseling Interns in a convenient location.  CASC offers walk in appointments and a variety of day and evening appointment times during the week. We encourage students to walk in for an appointment or to schedule through Starfish.

For more information about CASC, please visit their website @