A Message from President Snyder
Dear University Community,
The ad was a statement criticizing a proposal by Britain's leading faculty union to consider a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. I am profoundly disturbed by this proposed boycott -- it is a breach of our shared academic values and virtues. Our own diversity statement reads: Case Western Reserve University aspires to be an inclusive environment, believing that the creative energy and variety of insights that result from diversity are a vital component of the intellectual rigor and social fabric of the university.
As a member of the faculty and as your president, I am embarrassed that I was not aware prior to my arrival of the important opportunity to be a signator. However, I hope this message and my concern will inspire our Faculty Senate and institution to pass a similar resolution or to add Case Western Reserve to the list of renowned universities and colleges in the statement.
Barbara R. Snyder
Picture This: Find a Great Summer Movie @ Kelvin Smith Library. Enjoy the last days of summer with a movie or two, or three… or more. The library collaborated with the Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Library several years ago to purchase a large specialized local video collection, which now has more than 12,000 videos and DVDs available for free. KSL has added many entertainment and academic items to the original collection, and also created a tool to use -- create a QuickList of a favorite actor or producer. Try it, and then check out an old favorite or a new classic. Details are on the KSL News Blog.
For Faculty & Staff
Traveline Travel Services, the university's preferred travel vendor, has rolled out Travelport, an online booking tool that may be used for Internet travel reservations using the Business Travel Account, a central university credit card to which travel may be charged. Refer to the Travelport Training Web site to register for training and to obtain additional information.
As the fall 2007 semester approaches, the Case Career Center invites students to check out the programs and events being planned, such as preparing for career fairs, on campus interviews and more. Visit the center online for details and to register for programs.
The Weatherhead School of Management will host the last in a series of free online summer workshops with faculty from the organizational behavior department. The workshop will be from 8-10 a.m., August 21, featuring David Cooperrider, professor and co-creator of appreciative inquiry. The workshop will be followed by an online open house about the Master of Science in Positive Organizational Development and Change program. Register online.