Undergraduate Research Highlighted During the 2007 SOURCE Symposium

source1.jpg Throughout the academic year, Case Western Reserve University undergraduate students work on cutting-edge research that could make a difference in the future. The 2007 Intersections: SOURCE Symposium and Poster Session -- taking place April 20 -- is an opportunity for all undergraduate students to present their research and creative projects to the university community.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Thwing Center, and will feature 121 presentations, including oral/paper presentations and 100 poster presentations involving approximately 135 students.

Intersections is sponsored by SOURCE (Support of Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors), which assists and prepares students to engage in research and creative endeavors. The staff guides and, where appropriate, supplements institutional, departmental and divisional work within this effort. Read more.

Card, Campus Photo Headed for Virginia Tech

Several Case Western Reserve University student organizations have united to show support and solidarity to the Virginia Tech community in the wake of the deadly shootings that occurred there on Monday. The groups will provide a large "card" and a campus photo for Virginia Tech. The card will be available in the Thwing Center atrium from noon today, until 5 p.m. Friday, April 20. All members of the campus community are encouraged to sign the card. The groups will send the card to the Virginia Tech Student Union with hope that the campus will display it.

In addition, the student organizations ask that the campus community wear maroon and orange -- the Virginia Tech Hokies' school colors -- on Friday, April 20. Interested persons can come to Freiberger Field at 1 p.m. that day, where a photographer will take pictures from the top of the Kelvin Smith Library. This photo will accompany the card to Virginia Tech.

E-mail questions to Adam Rupe, USG vice president of public relations.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University expects to announce its campus guidelines regarding Ohio's workplace smoking ban before the May 3 start of the state's implementation. Ohio just released its guidelines this week. A team of university staff, faculty and students has been preparing to implement the ban since Issue 5 was passed last fall. The university's School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, along with University Hospitals, went completely smoke-free in November 2005. Details are forthcoming.

Murray Hill College Council, in collaboration with various Case Western Reserve University student groups and organizations, is conducting a Writings on the Wall Project on the Mather quad through Friday, April 20. This diversity initiative involves the construction of a 10-by-6-foot wall, upon which the campus community can write messages related to past, personal experiences of prejudice, oppression and social injustices. During University Community Hour on Friday, April 20, Dean Patterson, associate vice president for student affairs, will deliver a speech after which the wall will be torn down to represent a campus stand against social injustices and for diversity and inclusiveness. All members of the campus community are encouraged to take part.

For Faculty & Staff

Reminder: The final exam schedule for spring 2007 is now available. Faculty can send e-mail corrections or changes to rooms@case.edu.

For Students

Between now and May 2, undergraduate, graduate, and nursing students are requested to complete end-of-semester course evaluations using the new online system. Students should log in to the MyCase portal, and within the MySchedule portlet will be hyperlinks to the course evaluation system. Students may also access the system directly.

At noon on April 25, the International Women's Group will meet in the SAGES Café in Crawford Hall. Lunch provided by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. Gathering is open to all students and wives of international students. Send E-mail to katie.hanna@case.edu for more details.


National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon will give the free, public talk, "Be Careful What You Wish For: What To Do When the Information Revolution is a Way of Life, Not a Dream" at 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 20 in Amasa Stone Chapel. His visit is part of Humanities Week programming.

Eldred Theater concludes its 2006/07 main stage season with William Shakespeare's popular comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Performances are at 8 p.m. on April 20 and 21 and 26-28, and at 2:30 p.m. on April 22 and 29. Jerrold Scott, associate professor of theater and dance, directs the 15-member ensemble. General admission is $10, with discounted prices of $7 for adults over 60 and university employees, and $5 for students. Details: 368-6262.

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

April 19, 2007

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Case in the News

Lordstown outsourcing discussed

The Plain Dealer, April 19, 2007
Case Western Reserve University economics professor Susan Helper offers suggestions as to what General Motors could do to curb labor costs as the company prepares for negotiations with the union.

Blacks also are longtime critics of rap, hip-hop, forum shows

The Plain Dealer, April 19, 2007
Story reports on the town hall meeting, film screening and panel discussion of "Does Hip-Hop Hate Women?" at Case Western Reserve University, held Wednesday as part of the 2007 Rap Sessions Community Dialogue on Gender and Hip-Hop.

Western Reserve delves into gay and lesbian history

Cleveland Scene, April 19, 2007
Story profiles the archival materials on permanent display at the Western Reserve Historical Society that chronicle the gay and lesbian community in Cleveland. John Grabowski, an applied history professor at Case Western Reserve University, comments on the exhibit.

Research Showcase: Movie behind the scenes

CoolCleveland.com, April 14, 2007
Eric Cottington, vice president for research and technology management at Case Western Reserve University, is part of a digital interview on CoolCleveland.com about the recent Research ShowCASE event at the university's Veale Center.

Higher Ed News

Why did he have to be a…?

Inside Higher Ed, April 19, 2007
There's a crucial moment early in many crime investigations when the first description of the assailant comes out. When the attack happens on campus, as it did Monday at Virginia Tech University, the initial question is obvious: student, faculty, staff or outsider?

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