Case Western Reserve Summer SAGES Seminar Casts Excitement into Literature

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This summer, Case Western Reserve University students will hang the "gone fishing" sign on the classroom door, but that doesn't mean they are taking a break from learning. Royal Coachmen, Wooly Buggers and Fate: The Literature of Fly Fishing, a summer seminar, will immerse students in the lore, mystique and skill of fly fishing.

"Not only will students examine literature that spans over seven centuries of the sport, but they will also have a hands-on opportunity to acquire fundamental fly fishing skills," said John Orlock, the Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor of Humanities and the course instructor.

Thanks in part to a generous gift from the Orvis Company, students will have the opportunity to try their hand at fly casting and tying, practicing the skills authors like Ernest Hemingway, Norman Maclean and Arnold Gingrich have romanced about for years. Read more.

Campus News

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Outdoor yoga on the quad begins June 10, continuing every Tuesday and Thursday through July 17. Free. Refer to the summer yoga Web site for information, or send e-mail to Marcia Camino.

Shticks Vegetarian Kitchen, located inside the School of Law, is open during the summer from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The eatery offers a variety of fresh cuisine. The staff invites the campus community to stop by or to place a takeout order at (216) 231-0922.

For Faculty and Staff

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The Department of Human Resources is currently planning the 2008 Staff Awards Brunch to be held June 11 in the Thwing Center ballroom. The Staff Award event is held each year to recognize and honor employees with 10 and 25 years of service to the university, along with the recipients of the President's Award for Distinguished Service. Each President's Award recipient will receive a $1,000 cash gift and a certificate of recognition. Service award recipients will receive a gift of their choice and a certificate of recognition.

For Students

The Writing Resource Center is holding summer hours now through July 28. A writing consultant is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Bellflower Hall, Room 104. Schedule an appointment online.

Events

The next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will feature David Singer, professor of mathematics at Case Western Reserve and Ari Singer of NTRU Cryptosystems on the topic of "Big Numbers: The Role Played by Mathematics in Internet Commerce," beginning at 6:30 tonight at the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.

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.

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.

June 9, 2008

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Media Moment

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The Center for Reducing Health Disparities staff has distributed a series of podcasts on topics such as diabetes and obesity, elder abuse and more.

Case in the News

Going from novelty to necessity; education is key

The Daily Record, June 8, 2008
During a recent fuel cell symposium, Ohio officials and education spokespersons outlined the importance of middle and high school education, as well as university education that instruct students in the developing fields of science and technology. Representatives from various colleges explained their research programs, including Case Western Reserve University's Norman Tien, dean of the Case School of Engineering.

Campus

Southtownstar.com, June 8, 2008
Viral Shah, a student at Case Western Reserve University, recently received an honorable mention in the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Competition.

St. Martin de Porres High School has first graduates

The Plain Dealer, June 6, 2008
All 50 seniors in the St. Martin de Porres High School first graduating class have been accepted at colleges. Many will be the first in their families to attend. They are headed to colleges such as Arizona State University, Miami University, College of the Holy Cross, Ohio University, Loyola University in Chicago, Tuskegee University and Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Now professors get their star rankings, too

New York Times, June 9, 2008
The Social Science Research Network, an increasingly influential site, now offers nearly 150,000 full-text documents for downloading. Many of the articles are written by professors doing academic research.

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