Information Society—Case's 2007 Humanities Week Begins April 15-20

RichardsonElainewhitepost.jpg Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University will culminate a yearlong examination of the meaning of information in our society with the 2007 Humanities Week celebration called "Information Society, " April 15-20.
From a cell phone film contest and festival to noted speakers, movies, special exhibitions and online digital projects, the public can explore the many dimensions of the emerging information society.

Headliners include NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon, who will discuss what to do when the information revolution is a way of life, not a dream, and Elaine Richardson, a graduate of East Tech in Cleveland who will talk about growing up African American, dealing with racism and gender and being a woman in the age of hip hop.

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Campus News

Information Technology Services and University Libraries, along with Adobe, have organized an "Adobe Day" for the campus community on April 11. Sessions will focus on Acrobat Professional, Creative Suite 3, and more, and will take place in the Kelvin Smith Library Dampeer Room. Contact Pete Babic or go to the library's event calendar.

Runners are sought for the Hudson Relay Alumni Team being convened for the annual Hudson Relay. The race is free and all participants are invited to a carbo-loading spaghetti dinner and pre-race breakfast. All participants will receive a "Team Alumni" T -shirt compliments of the Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University. Volunteers also are needed to organize teams, call runners, drive the pace car and help with onsite logistics. Register online by April 20.

For Faculty & Staff

Employees are invited to celebrate with the newest university alumni and their families by volunteering at the May 20 Commencement. Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties, including ushers, greeters, ribbon holders and ticket-takers. The university relies upon over 100 volunteers to help manage approximately 2,000 graduates and nearly 10,000 parents and guests.

For Students

The entrepreneurship program at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management and six other higher education entrepreneurship centers have created a new Entrepreneurship Education Consortium in Northeast Ohio. Apply by April 12 to be considered for a university team that will compete in a regional program August 12 -17. Must be a junior or senior by fall 2007. Contact Scott Fine, or call 368-0909.

The Western Reserve Historical Society is currently running a student promotion called "College ID Wednesdays," in which students with valid college IDs will receive half price off admission to the new WRHS exhibit Diana, A Celebration.Details.


The biomedical engineering department will hold a Research Day in conjunction with Research ShowCASE beginning at 2:30 p.m. on April 12 in Nord Hall, Room 310, to showcase graduate student research accomplishments.

Beta Theta Pi is holding its 21st Walkathon for Diabetes on April 14 in memory of fraternity brother Steven P. Arnold. Participants will walk from campus to Squire Valleevue Farm, and proceeds will benefit the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland. For more information, contact Peter Janki, or stop by the information table in Nord Hall daily through April 13 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Intersections: SOURCE Symposium and Poster Session takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 in Thwing Center. Undergraduates will present their research and creative projects. Food will be available between noon and 2 p.m. Faculty judges are still needed. For more information, contact Sheila Pedigo.

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

April 10, 2007

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Case in the News

Research ShowCASE segment

Newschannel 5, April 5, 2007
Wyatt Newman and Roger Quinn from Case Western Reserve University appear on a news program to promote Research ShowCASE. Watch the video clip.

Study shows banks waiting to reveal foreclosures

WCPN, April 6, 2007
Michael Schramm of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development -- housed within the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences -- discusses foreclosed properties in the area and the center's NEO CANDO research.

Medical Mutual plans saturation screening in Solon

Coshocton Tribune, April 10, 2007
J.B. Silvers, who teaches health-care economics at Case Western Reserve University, comments for a story about a health insurer's goal of screening all city residents for a program model.

Higher Ed News

Financial gap widens for college kids

USA Today, April 9, 2007
Parents who send their children to four-year colleges have long been above average when it comes to income. But today's freshmen are financially better off than ever before, and the gap is widening.

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