Students To Offer Personal Reflections on Black History Month During February 22 Program

blackhistory.JPGIn honor of Case Western Reserve University's observance of Black History Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and Office of Student Activities and Leadership will present "Through the Eyes of Case African American Students," from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., February 22 in Thwing Center.

Students will offer their own personal reflections on the past, present and future in a variety of creative ways, including dramatic readings, songs and poetry. A few of the scheduled presentations include a performance of the song Wade in the Water from campus gospel ensemble Voices of Glory and original poems from computer engineering major Mahmoud Audu ("The Path with a Trail") and chemical engineering major Monica Taylor ("My Black Is Beautiful").

In addition to the presentations, the event will feature free samplings of soul food. Read more.

Leap Year Provides Extra Day to Highlight Exclusive University Event

ccc_art.jpgWhat better way to spend an extra day in 2008 than at the Case Concert Celebration.

The annual event, which takes place on Leap Day this intercalary year, is an exclusive opportunity for the Case Western Reserve community to come together with one of the world's most revered symphonic ensembles, The Cleveland Orchestra.

Sponsored by The Payne Fund, the annual Case Concert Celebration is at 8 p.m. Friday, February 29, in Severance Hall. A 6:30 p.m. reception precedes the concert.

All faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university are invited to attend the orchestra's special performance of Brahms' Symphony No. 4, Staud's Apeiron and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, conducted by The Cleveland Orchestra music director, Franz Welser-Möst.

Tickets for the concert are available on a first-come, first-served basis through the Severance Hall Ticket Office at (216) 231-1111. Tickets are $10 for university alumni, faculty, staff and friends and $5 for students. A valid student ID must be presented at the ticket office to purchase tickets at the student price.

Additional information is available on the Case Concert Celebration Web site.

University Seeks Input On Events Calendar

Case Western Reserve University, led by the Office of Student Affairs, has created a University-wide Events Calendar Task Force to update, or create new, an online calendar of events the whole university can -- and will -- use.

The task force -- which includes members from University Programs and Events, University Marketing and Communications and Information Technology Services, among other departments -- needs assistance from the university community in assessing the current state of the campus-wide university events calendar and preparing an action plan for the best system moving forward. The goal is to have a new online calendar of events up and running this fall.

Take a few minutes to share your insight and experiences with promoting and attending campus events through the online university-wide events calendar survey.

Campus News

The Office of Alumni Relations is offering faculty, staff and students reduced-priced tickets to the Cleveland Auto Show, which runs February 23 through March 2. Tickets can be purchased before 5 p.m., February 22 at the Alumni House or online, where information about an alumni auto show luncheon also is available. For details, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 368-6280 or e-mail Emily Cole.

For Faculty and Staff

For a list of vendors participating in the Employee Discount Program, go to the human resources Web site. Vendors offer discounts on car repairs, dining, entertainment and more.

For Students

The Middle Eastern Cultural Association is hosting a spring event that will include food, music and the "Real World: Middle East" show beginning at 7 p.m., February 23 in Thwing Center ballroom. Tickets can be purchased at the door; $7 for undergraduates, $10 for graduate and non-Case Western Reserve students. CaseCash will be accepted.

The "Summer Office Hours" referenced in yesterday's Case Daily will be held 12:30-2 p.m. Fridays through April 25 at SAGES Café. Students can learn about available summer courses and the May Term.

The Pakistani Student Association is hosting its annual Cultural Show beginning at 6 p.m., February 22 in Thwing Center ballroom. The event will feature Pakistani cuisine and entertainment. Tickets are $8 for undergraduates, $10 for others. CaseCash will be accepted. For information, e-mail Sana Minhas.


gilligan.jpg Carol Gilligan, professor of humanities and applied psychology at New York University will speak on the topic of "Looking Back to Look Forward: In a Different Voice: 25 Years On," beginning at 12:30 p.m., February 27 in Nord Hall, Room 310. Gilligan is the author of the landmark book In a Different Voice, which Harvard University Press described as "the little book that started a revolution." Bring lunch; dessert will be provided. The lecture is sponsored by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, the Program in Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of Psychology.

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.

February 21, 2008

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Case in the News

I-Team report: WiFi warning

FOX 8 News, February 20, 2008
Millions of Americans either send or receive e-mails across a wireless network. Raymond Ku, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, offers insight about Internet privacy laws. In addition, John Broich, assistant professor of modern British history, participated in the story's WiFi experiment.

Movies have the jump on teleportation

USA TODAY, February 20, 2008
In an article about time travel and the new movie Jumper, Lawrence Krauss, professor of physics and astronomy at Case Western Reserve University, discusses the theoretical concept of wormholes.

Tell your doctor about a fall -- it might prevent another

Rutland Herald (Vermont), February 21, 2008
Seniors often don't mention a fall unless they're hurt, but new guidelines say that first tumble is a good predictor of who's at risk for another, more serious fall. David Riley, professor of neurology at Case Medical Center -- a partnership between Case Western Reserve's School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland, offers insight on the topic.

Sightseeing, virtual style

BG News, February 21, 2008
A new technology, Pocket Virtual Worlds, allows for the use of a handheld device while walking around with the screen of the device exploring virtual sights. The project, which pairs researchers from Bowling Green State University with Case Western Reserve University, has been cited as emerging technology by the New Media Consortium.

Higher Ed News

Growing -- and defining -- 'global studies'

Inside Higher Ed, February 21, 2008
During the recent Association of International Education Administrators Annual Conference, participants offered examples from their respective institutions in an attempt to define global studies.

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