In The Novel and the Menagerie, Koenigsberger Finds Novels, Circuses and Zoos Share Common Purposes

novel.jpgA zoo isn't a zoo without an elephant. Neither is a circus a circus without its displays of the large exotic beast. Nor is Kurt Koenigsberger's English department office in Guilford House at Case Western Reserve University fully his own without representations of wild animals.

Koenigsberger's collection of elephantine memorabilia reflects his interest in the many collections of living exotica that surface time and again in British writings and that play an important role in his newly published book, The Novel and the Menagerie: Totality, Englishness and the Empire. His book examines the relations among the novel, the exotic collection, and the British Empire. Read more.

Tuesday Designated as "Cavs Day" on Campus

In honor of the Cleveland Cavaliers' first appearance in the NBA Championship Finals in the team's 36-year history, Case Western Reserve University invites the university community to "rise up" and show some team spirit. Tuesday, June 12, the day the Cavaliers play Game 3 in Cleveland -- their first home game of the finals against the San Antonio Spurs -- has been designated as "Cavs Day" at Case Western Reserve. Everyone is invited to wear wine and gold, the team's colors, on and around campus that day.

Casual clothing and team apparel are permitted as long as it does not interfere with normal business operations.

Campus News

University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a nationwide research study to determine the safety and effectiveness of a new smallpox vaccine geared toward adults ages 18 to 34 who have never been vaccinated against the disease. The study is the first of its type in Northeast Ohio. The study begins June 15 and will last two years. Volunteers must be in general good health and must not have previously been vaccinated against smallpox. For more information about the study and how to participate, call the Division of Infectious Diseases at 368-2003, or send e-mail to vaccinecenter@case.edu.

For Faculty & Staff

Procurement and Distribution Services wants to remind all users to review their Peoplesoft Expense Statements carefully prior to year end and notify the Customer Care Team to close any Purchase Orders where all invoices have been expensed against the P.O. or Purchase Orders which are no longer needed. The Customer Care Team can be reached at 368-2560.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.

Events

The Heights Community Congress (HCC) will host "Perception vs. Reality: How Do We Talk About Race, Class and Diversity In Our Own Community?" beginning at 7 p.m. on June 13 at John Hay High School, 2075 Stokes Blvd. Mark Chupp, a visiting assistant professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is part of the panel. Free, open to the public. For more information, call the HCC at 216- 321-6775.

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.

June 11, 2007

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Case in the News

Case law alum, donors leery of changes

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 11, 2007
This article focuses on some of the concerns donors and alums have about recent changes that have occurred at Case Western Reserve University's School of Law since the arrival of Dean Gary Simson.

100 years

Columbus Dispatch, June 10, 2007
A simple idea -- selling mail-order grass seed -- propelled Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts to prominence. The company now controls more than half of the U.S. market for lawn products. Ted Steinberg, a Case Western Reserve University professor and environmental historian who wrote American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn, comments.

Umrigar's 'Sweet' is less than satisfying

The Plain Dealer, June 10, 2007
This book review covers Thrity Umrigar's latest novel. Umrigar is an associate professor in the Department of English at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

A flood of censure

Inside Higher Ed, June 11, 2007
The American Association of University Professors placed six colleges and universities on its censure list Saturday -- more colleges than have been censured the same year in at least a decade.

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