University's 2D Code Cell Phone Trials to Highlight World Wireless Event
Case Western Reserve University will be the epitome of innovation as its first-ever U.S. trials involving new 2D code cell phone technology highlight an international conference of the wireless telecommunications industry April 1-4 in Las Vegas.
Sponsored by CTIA-The Wireless Association -- an international, nonprofit organization representing service providers, manufacturers, wireless data and Internet companies -- the CTIA Wireless annual trade show is the premier event representing the world's $500 billion wireless industry. Case Western Reserve and 2D codes are expected to be one of the main attractions this year.
The university started using the 2D codes as part of an experience-based learning project in its Master's of Engineering Management program. The codes also are being used as a means for students to track campus shuttle buses, take class quizzes in real-time and make reservations or get event details about social functions.
In addition to already incorporating the innovative technology in educational programs, the university also will be the site of the QVC-sponsored "The Q Code: Make It or Break It" campaign March 31 through April 21. Read more.
The Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) is accepting applications until April 15 for open positions in the master of science degree in clinical research. The primary goal of this program is to develop a new generation of clinical investigators for leadership roles in academia and industry through the combination of formal didactic education and individualized research programs, including mentoring from a member of the CRSP faculty and the student's research project adviser. Read more for a description of the program. For questions, send e-mail to Carol Tolin.
Campus community members who snore at night, feel tired throughout the day or have sleep apnea may qualify for a new research study investigating how the treatment of sleep apnea affects the markers of oxidative stress in blood. Throughout the study, participants will come in for two overnight visits at the Dahms Clinical Research Unit in Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital to have their progress monitored. Eligible participants will be compensated for their time, and will receive a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine to keep following the study. Potential volunteers should meet the following requirements: Be between the ages of 20 and 75; have sleep apnea or a history of snoring; have excessive daytime sleepiness; and must be in otherwise good health. For information, contact Amanda Hayes via e-mail or at (216) 844-6269.
For Faculty and Staff
All faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to a special all-college meeting of general conversation with President Barbara R. Snyder from 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 11 at Ford Auditorium, Allen Memorial Library.
Online registration for Case Western Reserve University's 2008 Commencement Ceremonies is open through 5 p.m., April 1. This year's commencement activities will take place May 18. Craig Newmark, founder and customer service representative of the Internet classified ad giant craigslist.org and a double alumnus of Case Western Reserve University, will deliver the keynote address.
The Seniors' Salute Reception, hosted by the Upperclass Cohort, begins at 12:30 p.m., April 11 at the Village at 115, House 5. The event allows graduating seniors an opportunity to publicly thank faculty and staff who have served as mentors or impacted a student's college experience. A light lunch will be provided. Business casual attire. RSVP online.
Spectrum will be giving away "Gay? Fine By Me" T-shirts in Nord Hall's atrium during the Community Hour on April 4 as part of Break the Silence Week activities. The shirts will be handed out on a first come, first-served basis. Spectrum will conclude its Break the Silence Week programming with the annual Lavender Ball from 9 p.m. to midnight, April 5 in Hovorka atrium. There will be food and music.
Case Western Reserve is a co-sponsor of the Italian Film Festival USA of Cleveland, a showcase of six recent Italian films screening tonight through April 8 at the university's Strosacker and Schmitt auditoriums. Linda Ehrlich, associate director of the College Scholars program, will introduce Alla luce del sole which recounts the true story of Father Giuseppe Puglisi, who tried to help the poor of his hometown parish in Sicily, at 2 p.m., April 6 in Strosacker Auditorium. All films are in Italian with English subtitles. All films are free and open to the public.
The university is co-sponsoring the Cleveland Clinic's Ideas for Tomorrow speaker series event featuring J. Craig Venter, an unconventional scientist, author and entrepreneur who led the effort to sequence and publish the first human genome in 2001. He was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2007. Venter's free talk will begin at 5 p.m., April 3 at the Bank of America Conference Center located at the InterContinental Hotel. RSVP online.