Dynamic physicist to give Distinguished Lecture

dls.jpg One of most dynamic speakers in physics today--and the scientist most cited by other experts in her field -- Lisa Randall, the author of Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, will give Case Western Reserve University's third annual 2007 Distinguished Lecture at 5:30 p.m., March 20 in Severance Hall. Known for her ability to explain complicated concepts in easy-to-understand language, Randall, a theoretical physicist from Harvard University, will discuss the possibilities of new dimensions as well as string theory, holography, supersymmetry and cosmology -- all theories that help scientists understand how the universe is constructed and how it functions. Listen to Randall, who serves as a role model for women in the traditionally male-dominated field of science, as she discusses her book on WGBH Boston Media Productions.

The Distinguished Lecture is free but all attendees are asked to register online.

Campus News

Information Technology Services in conjunction with the Office of the Provost and Undergraduate Studies is currently developing a new, online course evaluation process that will replace the paper-based system used in the past. Between now and Friday, March 9, students will be able to enter anonymous midterm course evaluations in the new system. Results will not be retained for any formal purpose, but instructors will have online access to the results between Saturday, March 10, and Friday, March 23. After that time, the system will be purged of data and readied for the official course evaluations, which will take place at the end of the spring semester. To participate in the testing of the course evaluation system, students should log on to https://its-services.case.edu/course-evals/evaluate and follow the sign-on process. Faculty should log on to https://its-services.case.edu/course-evals/report-instructor to obtain the results. Upon entering the system, each class that is available for midterm evaluation will have a hyperlink for easy access. Direct any questions or comments to course-evaluations@case.edu.

The 2007 Robert Sternlicht Memorial Lecture will feature Scott Lowe, Ph.D., investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and director, Cancer Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. His talk, "Dissecting tumor suppressor gene networks in vivo," will begin at 4 p.m., March 8 in the Biomedical Research Building, Room 105. Free; sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology. Reception to follow in the lobby. E-mail to camala.thompson@case.edu for more information.

For Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff who would like to receive updates and announcements on current activities related to payroll, benefits, time reporting, time approval, salary distribution, salary adjustments and human resources data in the HCM System can sign up to be on the ERP HCM mailing list.

For Students

Students who would like to work as a Career Peer for the Career Center during the 2007-2008 academic year should attend an information session at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, in Sears, Room 372. Send e-mail to kristen.deaton@case.edu for more information.

Teachers, teaching assistants, residential coordinator and residential teaching assistants positions are available for the Equinox and Spectrum programs, designed for academically talented students in grades 7 to 12. Apply online by May 15.

Students who are to receive a Ph.D., M.D., J.D., D.M.D., D.N.P. or D.D.S., can attend one of two doctoral fittings. Sessions will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, in Gund Hall atrium, School of Law; and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Wolstein Research Building foyer, School of Medicine. Use the time to register for commencement, be fitted for regalia and purchase rings, announcements and other graduation materials. Questions: 368-2417

Events

Brad Prager, associate professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, will give a talk entitled "Screening the Perpetrators: Das Experiment, Downfall, and Contemporary German Film," 4:30-6 p.m. today in Clark Hall, Room 206, as part of the German Studies Lecture Series. Prager will discuss the depiction of perpetration of Holocaust atrocities in recent German cinema. The talk will be in English and is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

"The Meaning of American Freedom" is the topic of a free public address by Columbia University's Eric Foner, who specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery and 19th-century America. Hear Foner at 7 tonight in Strosacker Auditorium. Book signing will follow in the SAGES café in Crawford Hall, first floor.

For a list of other events and activities on campus and in the community today, refer to the WebEvent calendar.

March 6, 2007

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Case in the News

A Case of things going swimmingly at home

The Plain Dealer, March 6, 2007
Case Western Reserve University junior Lauren Preyss, a six-time state champion at Chagrin Falls High is a freestyle swimmer is preparing for the NCAA Division III Championships on Thursday in Houston.

A new day for CWRU, also known as Case

The Plain Dealer, March 6, 2007 (Letters to the Editor)
Letters comment on the recent decision by Case Western Reserve University officials to use the full name of the university and consider a new logo to reflect the traditions of both institutions.

The big cost of little lives

The Plain Dealer, March 6, 2007
With billions spent yearly on care related to preterm births, a study by MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University says expanding use of drugs offers hope.

Powerhouse 'Mickie' Siebert leveraging expertise in South Florida

BocaNews.com, March 4, 2007
A profile on one-time Case Western Reserve University student, Muriel "Mickie" Siebert (FSM '51EX, HON '98), the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange 40 years ago. The founder and president of the New York Stock Exchange brokerage firm that bears her name, Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc. uses her clout and expertise to benefit those in South Florida.

Higher Ed News

Professors, students are neighbors in some dorms

CNN.com, March 5, 2007
Some professors have decided to live in college dorms as a means to ease a long commute and/or to help revitalize campus life. In the process, they have discovered the benefits of being closer to and interacting with students.

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