Psychologists Collaborate with Cleveland Children's Museum Families
Twenty preschoolers and their parents will be recruited to participate in a pilot study run by researchers from the Case Western Reserve University psychology department to test an intervention strategy designed to teach children how to be better players.
The Children's Museum of Cleveland will collaborate on the project and help the psychologists find the child-parent teams through visitors to their museum in University Circle. The project will continue through August.
According to Sandra Russ, Case professor of psychology and the lead researcher on the facilitating play project, the importance of children's play is underestimated. Preschool children are at an important developmental stage where play can foster a host of skills for children. Read the full story.
Department closures: Case Printing Services will be closed June 28 and 29 for year-end inventory. For emergencies, call 368-2550. In addition, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will be closed today, June 27, through July 4, as the staff will attend the annual National Women's Studies Association conference. The center will reopen at regular hours on July 5.
For Faculty & Staff
John Clochesy, director of the Student Services and Learning Resource Center in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, will conduct a workshop on Microninequities from 1-2 p.m., June 28 in Crawford Hall, Room 209. To register, send e-mail to Erica Merritt, diversity manager in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity or call 368-4786. Learn more.
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The Cleveland Institute of Music will present its free concert series, ENCORE for Strings, with performances by faculty and students. "An Evening of Chamber Music" featuring faculty members Annie Fullard and Nicholas DiEugenio, violins; Erika Eckert and Lynne Ramsey, violas; Alison Wells and Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cellos; and Anita Pontremoli, piano, takes places at 7:30 tonight at St. Mary Church. Students will perform works of Janacek, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky at 7:30 p.m., June 28 at Western Reserve Academy Chapel. Call the institute at 216-791-5000 for additional concert information or visit online.
Steven G. Oswald, a senior at Case Western Reserve University who was majoring in chemistry, biology and teacher education, died June 24 after a brief illness. The Pittsburgh, Pa., resident also was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Read the full obituary.