Fall Art Shows Highlight Work of Latin American and Italian American Artists

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Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art and the State University of New York this fall have joined forces to introduce the works of contemporary Latin American and Italian American artists to Cleveland.

Hosted by the university's art studio, art history department and SAGES (Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship), the scheduled events include four shows of painting, sculpture, videos and installations. A symposium on the multimedia artist Alberto Rey is planned for November 2.

The artists featured in these shows represent a diverse sampling of Latin Americans, Italian Americans and Cubans of diverse heritage (African, Chinese, Jewish and Hispanic). The shows highlight the theme of identity that is expressed through the forms and subjects the artists have created.

Tim Shuckerow, director of the art studio and art education program, has provided the exhibition space in the Art Studio building. Shuckerow will host these events as an integrated part of his studio and education programs for Case Western Reserve and the Cleveland community. Read more.

State of the University

More than 120 Case Western Reserve University faculty gathered in Strosacker Auditorium on September 25 and about the same number of university staff assembled September 26 in Ford Auditorium to hear President Barbara R. Snyder give her first State of the University addresses. Each talk included about 20 minutes of prepared remarks, followed by a nearly 40-minute question-and-answer session. Read the full text of Snyder's faculty and staff remarks online. Watch a video of her faculty address on CaseTV.

Campus News

A GospelFest Concert, in partnership with Alumni Relations, will take place Sunday, October 7 at the Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, as part of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2007. Come hear some of the city's recording and rising gospel artists including alumna Kelly Chapman (CWR '89), the Prayer Warriors and Case Western Reserve's Voices of Glory. Interested campus members can obtain up to four free tickets from the Center for Community Partnerships by sending e-mail to Latisha James. Otherwise, cost is $10 for ages 12 and older. Learn more.

Show some Spartan spirit: Enter the Alumni Weekend and Homecoming Banner Contest. Banners and supplies provided. Student groups and campus departments are welcome to create a banner expressing their Case pride. Stop by Thwing Center atrium between 12:30-2 p.m., Friday, September 28. Pizza provided. Banners will be displayed during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2007, October 4-7.

1-2-1 Fitness Center will be offering flu shots from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2. Cost is $28. Children over 4 years old welcome. Call 368-1121 or send e-mail to schedule an appointment.

For Faculty & Staff

Faculty and graduate students are invited to tune into the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) Consortium Program webcast, "Goodness of Fit and Structural Equation Models," from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, September 28 in Nord Hall, Room 410. To attend the webcast, register online. CARMA was established by Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Business to provide faculty and graduate students with advanced training in research methods and data analysis. The university subscribes to the program.

For Students

National Hazing Prevention Week Band-Aid Day will be held Thursday, September 27 at Thwing Center. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to learn how to prevent hazing. Case Greek Life members will be passing out bandages for all members of the Case community to wear. Show your support: Wear a Band-Aid.

The Case Career Center needs volunteers to help with the upcoming Fall Career Fair on Thursday, October 4 in the Veale Center. Come to an information session from 5:15-6 p.m., Monday, October 1 in Nord Hall, Room 400, to learn ways to get involved.

Events

Emilie Townes, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale Divinity School will present the 2007 Covenant Lecture Fund Lecture. Her topic: "Does Your House have Lions? Citizenship and Faith in Today's World." Lecture begins at 7:30 tonight at Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave. Free.

"Cleveland and Sprawl: A Global Perspective," is the topic of a lecture by Robert Breugmann, professor of art history, architecture and urban planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a short-term fellow at the Baker-Nord Center for the Human ties. Lecture is at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 27 in Thwing Center ballroom. Free. Learn more.

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 26, 2007

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Case in the News

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The Plain Dealer, September 26, 2007
Despite pressure to cancel the speaking engagements today by two controversial scholars, their hosts at Case Western Reserve University and the City Club of Cleveland promise that John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt will have their say.

Like a virgin: Prizes are more effective at spurring innovation than federal subsidies

National Review online, September 25, 2007
Column by Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, about ways to encourage climate-related technological innovation other with than government subsidies.

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The Plain Dealer, September 26, 2007
When Marixa Lasso said she could not get back from Panama in time for the fall semester, Case Western Reserve University canceled her classes and waited for the popular professor with a visa problem. Nearly three months later, Lasso remains in Panama. Story reports on efforts to find why her visa is being held up at the U.S. Embassy in Panama.

Higher Ed News

Key senator to question tax breaks for booster clubs and college endowments

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 26, 2007 (subscription only)
The senior Republican on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee plans to expand an investigation into the tax-exempt status of college sports, reopening a debate about whether donors should receive a tax deduction for contributing to athletics departments.

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