In The Novel and the Menagerie, Koenigsberger Finds Novels, Circuses and Zoos Share Common Purposes
A 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.