University Dedicates New Ethics Center; Eastwood Named New Director

eastwood.jpg 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.

Campus News

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.

For Faculty & Staff

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.

For Students

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.

Events

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.

The new Semiotics Circle discussion group will meet at 4:15 p.m. today in Crawford Hall, Room 618. Beginners and experts are welcome. Questions? Send e-mail to Jessica McGuiness or Per Aage Brandt.

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.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

May 7, 2007

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Case in the News

Debates can benefit hosts

Cincinnati Enquirer, May 7, 2007
Lara Kalafatis, vice president for university relations at Case Western Reserve University, discusses the impact of the university and the City of Cleveland hosting the 2004 vice presidential debate.

Case names chair after nursing dean

Crain's Cleveland Business, May 4, 2007
Case Western Reserve University is raising money to fund its first endowed chair named after an African American: the May L. Wykle Professorship at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

Woman uses bras to spread message of breast cancer awareness

WKYC.com, May 3, 2007
After battling breast cancer, Fatima Karriem, a project manager with Case Western Reserve University's human resources department, decided to use her own experience to educate women in her homeland of South Africa. Watch the video.

Debt to mothers, as usual, is unpaid: Salary.com sheds light on women's work

The Plain Dealer, May 4, 2007
Susan Hinze, an associate professor of sociology at the university, is quoted in an article about the monetary value of the work mothers do.

Higher Ed News

Battle lines on 'U.S. News'

Inside Higher Ed, May 7, 2007
Twelve college presidents are calling for their colleagues to stop filling out the U.S. News & World Report survey of institutional reputations.

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