Great Brew of Science is in the Making at new Science Café

Public welcome tonight at Great Lakes Brewing Company

Akerib and Mihos

Along with imbibing the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Eliot Ness and other beer and dinner specialties, Clevelanders can get a taste of science on the second Monday of each month through Science Café Cleveland at the brewery.

Members of the Case Western Reserve University Chapter of Sigma Xi (a national association of scientific researchers) have organized the cafés from 6-8 p.m., at the Great Lakes Brewing Company to give the public an opportunity to learn more about science in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

The Case-led Science Café Cleveland has been revving up since April with discussions about human evolution, stem cell research, global warming and biodiversity.

It continues its fall offerings today, September 10, with Christopher Mihos, professor of astronomy, and Daniel Akerib, professor and chair of physics, who will discuss dark matter; Joe Keiper, a SAGES fellow in biology from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, on cool Cleveland insects, October 8; Mark Singer, professor of social work from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, with a talk on violence and behavior, November 12; and researchers in the field of nanotechnology, December 10. Read more.

Campus News

The Case Police Department and Security Services is sponsoring a free self-defense class for women taught by certified instructors of Rape Aggression Defense systems. The 12-hour course is conducted from 5:30-8:30 p.m., on four consecutive Mondays: September 17, 24, and October 1 and 8 in Veale Center. For details, send e-mail to Karen Gregor or call 368-6811.

Tried the Pilates Reformer yet? 1-2-1 Fitness Center is offering two more intro classes this month: 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, September 11 and 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, September 13 at the center. These classes are open to those who have not yet tried a free intro class. Free to members; $15 for non-members. Learn more.

For Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff are invited to meet Randy Deike, the new vice president for enrollment, at a reception in his honor from 4-5:30 p.m., September 18 in Hovorka Atrium. RSVP via e-mail by September 13 to confirm attendance.

The Supervisory Education and Excellence Development (SEED) program for September 13 will focus on "Dealing with Difficult People and Non-Productive Behaviors." All supervisors are welcome to attend. Register via e-mail.

For Students

Meet the Mayor: Q and A with the Honorable Frank Jackson, mayor of Cleveland, takes place at 4 p.m., Thursday, September 13 in Thwing Center, ballroom. President Barbara R. Snyder will introduce Jackson who will share his vision for the city, followed by an open discussion. Forum sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships, the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning and the Undergraduate Student Government.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission has several opportunities for students to get involved while making some extra money. Students who enjoy talking to people, are learning their way around campus, and have the uncanny ability to walk backwards are invited to learn more about becoming a Case tour guide. Interviews will be from 5-8 p.m., September 19 and 20. Send e-mail to Judy Weiss to request an appointment for an interview.

The Common Reading Essay Contest is no longer just for first-year students. This year, three returning or transfer students will each be awarded a $200 University Bookstore gift certificate for their essays on the common reading, The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David Shipler. Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 14. Refer to the contest rules for more information.


A Teach For America information session will be held from 7-8 p.m., September 13 in the Great Room of House 4 in the Village at 115. The campus community is invited to come and learn how to help solve the problem of educational inequality in America. Refreshments will be served.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

September 10, 2007

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Case in the News

Homeroom zombies

Newsweek, September 17, 2007 issue
Story cites a study by Case Western Reserve University researchers about the need for high school students to have ample sleep in order to avoid potential health and learning problems in the future.

Found feasts

Crain's Cleveland Business, September 10, 2007
Successful branding of a novel event in this area called plated landscape dinners may pay dividends for farmers, caterers and chefs, suggests Ellen Garbarino, professor of marketing at the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.

Higher Ed News

Congress gives final approval to sweeping student-aid bill

The Observer, August 31, 2007
With the threat of a presidential veto no longer looming, members of Congress gave final approval on Friday to legislation that would provide the largest increase in federal student aid since the GI Bill.

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