The Mandel School Takes Classes on the Road to India and El Salvador


The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is taking international social work courses on the road as it teams up for an India abroad experience with the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Social Work, December 27 through January 11, and an El Salvador travel program from December 8-16 with International Partners in Mission.

Both programs have limited enrollments and are open to undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and professionals. Each trip offers three-credit hours towards a college degree or 30 CEU for professionals seeking continuing education units. These international experiences will enable students to see comparative social service systems and gain new insights into the social service needs of people in the United States and abroad. Read more.

Campus News

Campus Summer Barbecues are back. Join colleagues and friends each Wednesday on the east Crawford Hall patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This week: Mediterranean menu featuring chicken and beef skewers, falafel, side dishes, dessert and a beverage. Price is $7.50 cash or CaseCash. Rain site: Tomlinson Cafeteria. Music by blues musicians Walkin' Cane. Health information, sample smoothies and chair massages provided by 1-2-1 Fitness Center.

Outdoor Yoga is back on campus. Join Marcia Camino from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning today and continuing through July 19, for yoga on the quad (behind Adelbert Hall). Free to the campus community. Refer to the summer yoga Web site for more information or send e-mail to Marcia Camino.

For Faculty & Staff

Hossein Sadid, the university's chief financial and administrative officer, invites all faculty and staff to join him in an informal reception to say good luck and farewell to Tony Kinslow, vice president for human resources, from 3-5 p.m. on June 22 at SAGES, located on the first level of Crawford Hall. Kinslow is joining the University of Texas, Arlington as vice president of human resources. RSVP by June 18 to Nancy Wheelock.

For Students

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


Anne Helmreich, an associate professor in the art history department, will give an overview of American landscape photography from its origins to the 20th century in her talk "From the Picturesque to the Sublime," beginning at 6 p.m. on June 13 in the Cleveland Museum of Art's Recital Hall. Her talk will focus on the career of western photographer Ansel Adams, and relates to both his current exhibit at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the "Icons of American Photography" show, which will open at the art museum on June 23.

Melvin Smith, professor for the practice of organizational behavior and faculty director of executive education, will lead a webinar, an online seminar, at 10 a.m. on June 14 in the Peter B. Lewis Building. Smith will help participants understand how to create and capitalize on networks of relationships that enhance individual and organizational effectiveness. To attend virtually, register online. To attend in person, register by e-mail to Shea Gotsch.

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June 12, 2007

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Case in the News

Nuremberg prosecutor says Guantanamo trials unfair

Reuters (reprinted in the New York Times), June 11, 2007
Henry King, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University, served as a prosecutor during the Nazi war crimes trials at Nuremberg. In this interview, he discusses the United States war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo.

Black holes: Just beyond the event horizon

USA Today, June 12, 2007
This article focuses on the validity of black holes, and a paper authored by Case Western Reserve University researchers Tanmay Vachaspati, Dejan Stojkovic and Lawrence Krauss is highlighted.

Testing wood glues

Fine Woodworking, July 2007
David Matthiesen, an associate professor in the materials science and engineering department, and Christopher Tuma, a specialist in the department, explain how wood glues work in a Fine Woodworking video.

Higher Ed News

Locked labs delay Va. Tech degrees

USA Today, June 12, 2007
Locked in the laboratories of the Virginia Tech building where 31 people died are the keys to its future -- for its graduate students and for the engineering program itself. University officials announced this week they will reopen Norris Hall this month to allow engineering programs with offices and laboratories there to return to work.

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