University Dedicates New Ethics Center; Eastwood Named New Director
Case Western Reserve University has dedicated its Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The dedication of the new space today provided an opportunity to acknowledge the visionary and humanitarian mission of the center’s namesake, Dr. Kazuo Inamori, and to announce Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., (MED '66), as the new director of the center.
Eastwood succeeds William Deal, Severance Associate Professor of the History of Religion. Deal withdrew from the directorship to devote his attention to a project on morality and the mind that will involve a multidisciplinary approach at the intersection of religion, ethics, cognitive science and evolutionary biology.
The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence was established with a generous $10 million gift from Dr. Kazuo Inamori and the Inamori Foundation of Kyoto, Japan. Its initiatives will advance Dr. Inamori’s philosophy of "pursuing what is right for humankind" and examine such pressing issues as those posed by rapidly developing technologies and science that have seemingly outpaced ethical considerations of their uses.
Case Western Reserve University works with more than 600 local, national and international groups, agencies and organizations. Visit the Center for Community Partnerships new Community Outreach Web site to learn more about these partners and the nature of these varied relationships.
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Faculty members can take a survey regarding the University Bookstore and vie to win an IPod Nano. The goal of the survey is to understand how the bookstore serves faculty and how it can improve its services. To qualify, participants must respond by May 10, and include contact information in the comment section at the bottom of the survey. The survey will take a few minutes to complete.
Every Thursday from 10-11 p.m., the Live from Cleveland show features local and regional bands playing live in the studios of Case Western Reserve University's radio station, WRUW-FM 91.1.
Patti Beckman Berman (DEN '84, '86) of the School of Dental Medicine and her family have organized their fourth one-mile walk/run called "The Race: Kids Making a Difference One Step at a Time," on Mother's Day, May 13, in Legacy Village in Lyndhurst to benefit breast cancer research. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by the race at 9 a.m. Free food, T-shirts, entertainment and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center. Visit the race Web site for details and fees.
Lev Gonick, vice president for information technology, will give a lecture, "Considerations of Learning Experiences and Cognition in the 3D Virtual Worldor where Cog Sci meets the Next Big Platform from the Tech World," from 4-5 p.m. on May 9 in Crawford Hall, Room 9.