Case Western Reserve to Host Neurotechnology Conference June 16-18
Is it possible to restore function to a paralyzed limb? This is just one of several topics that will be presented at the Neural Interfaces Conference, June 16-18, hosted by Case Western Reserve University. The conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center in Cleveland.
"Neural interfaces have already provided substantive benefits to many individuals. This conference will feature presentations from the most distinguished researchers in the field and will give participants the opportunity to share with each other the latest technological advances," said P. Hunter Peckham, Donnell Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedics at Case Western Reserve and executive director of the Cleveland FES Center.
The Kelvin Smith Library(KSL) will offer CaseLearns summer classes beginning June 16. The campus community is invited to take free classes on topics including research skills, software, technology, patent searching, basic poster making and more. Five new classes have been added, including Adobe Connect, Adobe InDesign and HTML 1 and 2. More details, including convenient online registration, are available on the KSL NewsBlog.
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For Faculty and Staff
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC)'s training and development committees are sponsoring a fundraiser for the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund. SAC members are collecting recipes for a new cookbook, In Case You're Cooking. Read more for information on how to submit a recipe.
Returning and transfer undergraduate students are invited to enter the 2008 Common Reading Essay Contest. Students must answer a prompt related to the introduction of this year's book, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin by David Quammen. The deadline is August 8. Winners will be eligible to receive a $300 gift certificate to the university's bookstore; winners will be announced at the University Convocation on August 28. Information, including the specific prompt, can be found on the Common Reading Web site.
The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.
Michael Anderson, associate professor of pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been appointed to the National Commission on Children and Disasters. The group is charged with conducting a comprehensive study to examine and assess the needs of children in preparation for, response to and recovery from all hazards, including major disasters and emergencies.
Laura Chisolm, professor of law, recently participated in an invitation-only conference on socially responsible investing at New York University's National Center on Philanthropy and the Law.
David Schiraldi, associate professor of macromolecular science and engineering, recently returned from Barcelona, Spain, where he presented a series of five lectures at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.