NIH Funds Joint Development of Neurotechnology
Think about picking up your first cup of coffee in the morning; what follows is natural to most. For individuals who have experienced paralysis due to disease or injury, this simple pleasure can present an insurmountable challenge.
The Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center (FES) at Case Western Reserve University will partner with Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems Inc. and Brown University to develop an implantable micro-system neural interface. The project funding is a five-year, $6.5 million grant awarded from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Read more.
Anisfield-Wolf Lecture on September 7
Acclaimed writer Taylor Branch will speak about his authoritative trilogy on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement as the keynote speaker for the third annual Anisfield-Wolf/SAGES Lecture. The free event takes place at 12:30 p.m., Friday, September 7 in Severance Hall. Register online. Branch is this year's Anisfield-Wolf Book Award honoree for lifetime achievement in writing about race and race relations.
Session proposals for the university's Fall Leadership Conference, "Get Connected: Tap into Your Network," are due on September 14. The conference will provide students the opportunity to polish their networking skills, become more connected as students and professionals, and further develop their abilities as leaders and global citizens. To submit a session proposal, go to the Web site. Refer questions via e-mail.
For Faculty & Staff
The Faculty Search Guidelines and associated forms have been revised and are available for download on the Faculty Diversity Office Web site. The guidelines help search committees navigate the administrative forms and the process of advertising, recruitment, and candidate visits. Any department initiating a search for new faculty can review the new protocols and guidelines, best practices for recruiting, and additional search strategies that will help departments attain their recruitment goals.
Underrepresented students in the sciences and engineering are encouraged to apply for an Ohio Science and Engineering Alliance undergraduate research internship at the university by September 14. The internships are funded at up to $900 per semester. For more information and an application send an e-mail to Sheila Pedigo in the Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors office, located in Sears, Room 451.
"Case Art Studio Faculty Exhibition 2007" is open now through September 21 at the Art Studio Gallery, 2215 Adelbert Road. The free, public exhibit features works by Case art studio faculty members in ceramics, textile, painting, drawing, enamel, photography, assemblage and mixed media. Also running concurrently will be "Summer Semester in Review 2007," featuring works in photography, painting and ceramics by students enrolled in the summer semester art studio classes. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 5 p.m.