Track Athlete Multitasks in Sports, Classroom
Although he is a member of a rebuilding track and field team at Case Western Reserve University, Obinna Nwanna is a part of an already renowned and established biomedical engineering (BME) program.
Nwanna is exercising his multitasking skills in the classroom -- managing the course load of a biomedical engineering program ranked among the top 10 in the country; working as a lab assistant creating devices to restore genitourinary function for victims of spinal cord injuries; and even as a sophomore, already weighing his options for after graduation: doctor, engineer or something else.
His multitasking doesn't end in the classroom, as this season he hopes to compete in the decathlon at the Hurricane Invitational on March 22 in Florida during the Spartans' outdoor track and field season. He has already established himself in the long-jump and high-jump this season, taking first in the high-jump and second in the long-jump at the Case Invitational, while also finishing third overall in the shot-put in the same meet. Read more.
M.F.A. Candidates Present Dance Works March 27-30
Case Western Reserve Master of Fine Arts candidates Heather Koniz and Sheau-Feng Luo will present their thesis dance concert, "No Boundary," at 8 p.m. March 27-29, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m., March 30 at the Mather Dance Center.
The concert culminates the dancers' experiences as graduate students in the Case Western Reserve theater and dance department, and features six works that explore intimate issues. Each has staged a program that showcases their talents as dancers and choreographers. Read more.
The Weatherhead School of Management invites the campus community to celebrate the appointment of Professor Bo Carlsson to the Frank Tracy Carlton Chair from 4-6 p.m., April 1 at the George S. Dively Building, Room 202. The event will include a presentation by Carlsson entitled "Knowledge Creation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth," with a reception immediately following the talk. RSVP by March 28 online, or call Peggy Sobul at 368-3247.
Information Technology Services will host an open forum from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 20 in Adelbert Hall's Toepfer Room. Featured topics will include Adobe Connect, the university's information architecture and the Tier I Controls.
The Common Reading Committee is beginning the selection process for the assigned reading for new undergraduate students entering the university in fall 2009. The committee is seeking a theme for the selection process as well as specific books that conform to the proposed theme. To make recommendations, complete the online Common Reading survey.
For Faculty and Staff
Joseph Fagan, Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor of Psychology, will once again offer his summer grant writing course Critical Thinking in Research to faculty June 2 through July 28. By the end of the course, attendees will gain the necessary skills to complete a funding proposal for the Fall 2008 federal deadlines. Information about class schedules, registration and tuition waivers is available online. Class size is limited, so prompt registration is encouraged.
"The Unspoken Culture of Gender" workshop will take place from noon to 1 p.m., March 20 in Nord Hall, Room 310. The session will explore differences in cross-gender communication, and participants will be provided with tools to effectively manage communication differences in the workplace. Register via e-mail.
Doctoral Fitting Days -- a fitting occasion for all new Ph.D., J.D., M.D., D.N.P., D.M.D. and D.M.A. graduates -- will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., March 20 at the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building. Representatives from the University Bookstore and the Commencement Office will be on hand to assist students with their graduation planning and celebration needs. Students will have an opportunity to be measured for academic regalia, and can register to participate in Commencement ceremonies.
The Footlighters, the university's student-run musical theater group, will be presenting the musical Chicago as part of its 10 year anniversary. Show times are 8 p.m. March 27-29, with an additional show at 11:59 p.m. on the 29th, all shows in Thwing Center's ballroom. Tickets are $5 for students with ID and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or reserved online.
The Institute for Global Security Law and Policy presents Elizabeth Hillman, visiting professor from the University of California's Hastings College of Law, on the topic of "The Bomber Generals & the New Laws of War: Terror, Romance & American Air Power," from 4:30-5:30 p.m., March 20 at the Moot Courtroom, Room A59. Free.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents "Russian Modernism: A Prelude to the Twentieth Century" featuring George Kalbouss, a professor emeritus from Ohio State University, from 4:30-5:45 p.m. today in Clark Hall, Room 309.