About 40,000 Tibetan Oral Histories to Appear Online Courtesy of Case Western Reserve

goldstein_oralhistory.JPGStarted in 2001 at Case Western Reserve University, the Tibet Oral History and Archive Project in anthropology will be completed in 2009 with support from a two-year, $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In the third and final phase of the project, Melvyn Goldstein, the project's director and the John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology, has the yeoman's task of editing 35,000-40,000 pages. These oral stories have been transcribed from thousands of hours of interviews with nearly 1,000 ordinary rural and urban Tibetans; Buddhist monks; and political figures, including the Dalai Lama.

Once finalized, the Tibet Oral History and Archive Project will find a permanent home in the Asian Division of the Library of Congress—offering everyone online accessibility to one of the most comprehensive histories of everyday life over the past 60+ years in a changing Tibet. Read more.

New Components of Case for Community Day 2008 to include Grants, Community Outreach Survey

CFCD1.jpgCase Western Reserve University's Case for Community Day is a campus custom during which faculty, staff and students spend half of a work day helping campus neighbors and organizations.

The annual event—taking place this year on September 19—will continue that tradition and introduce a new one: extending grant money to help campus groups and organizations continue their community service outreach.

Through the Center for Community Partnerships campus affiliates will be selected to receive up to $1,000 for the 2008-2009 academic year. Winners will be announced on Case for Community Day. Read more.

Campus News

classiccar2.jpg Once again, staff members from the Office of Student Activities & Leadership and Greek Life are working on the 2008 Homecoming Parade October 4. They are soliciting participation of any university staff, student, alumni or faculty member who would like to feature their convertible or historical vehicle. Interested parties should contact Colleen Barker-Williamson via e-mail. The parade is a fun, long-standing tradition at Case Western Reserve. Homecoming 2008's theme is "Spartan Paradise." More information regarding the parade and other Homecoming programs is available by calling 368-2679.

The theme for the July 2 Campus Summer Barbecue on the Crawford deck is Ms. Geneva's All American Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu will feature fried chicken, grilled kielbasa and hamburgers, baked beans, roasted redskin potato salad, buttery corn on the cob and watermelon salad. A pound cake served with summer berries and whipped cream will finish out the menu. Admission price of $7.95 includes the main dish and salad, featured beverage and dessert. Bottled water and sodas are extra. All summer barbecues feature vegetarian options. Music will be provided by Kris Koch.

For Faculty and Staff

Shipwreck CampApplications are available for the Case Western Reserve Center for Science and Mathematics Education Shipwreck Camp for youth ages 12 to 15. This virtual adventure to find a shipwreck in Lake Erie will take place weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (time may vary depending on event planned) July 28 through August 8. The day camp is inspired by the research and exploration of Robert Ballard, father of the JASON Project and the Immersion Presents Program, who located the wreckage of the Titanic. For more information and an application, call the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at 216-368-5075 or e-mail Kathryn Kwiatkowski.

For Students

Beginning today, students may change their meal plan selection for fall 2008 online. Those who wish to cancel their meal plans must still do so in person in Crawford Hall, Room 215 by filling out the "Meal Plan Cancellation" form. Contact the Meal Plan Office via e-mail or by phone at 368-5844.

1-2-1 Fitness Center, voted "Cleveland's Best Gym," is free to all students during the month of July at the following times: 5:30-8 a.m. and 8-9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Free access is to all group exercise classes, lockers, towels and 28,000 sq. ft. of top-name exercise equipment. Students must show their Case Western Reserve student ID for entry. Additional information is available online or call 368-1121 for more information.


Party on the Quad videoThe annual Party on the Quad will be Friday, July 25, 2008 from 3 to 6 p.m. on the main university quad. This year's "Case Idol" party features food, contests and prizes, raffle drawings, music with a DJ, karaoke and more. Staff, faculty and students are invited; a Case ID is required to receive food. Register online now for the contests.

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.

July 1, 2008

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Case in the News

Cleveland Foundation's assets increase to $2 billion

The Plain Dealer, July 1, 2008
The Cleveland Foundation ended 2007 on strong financial footing with $2 billion in assets, an increase over 2006. The foundation recently awarded $3.6 million to Case Western Reserve University for the Great Lakes Institute For Energy, which will generate new energy technology.

Nonprofits meet the market

WCPN.org, June 30, 2008
The United Way of Greater Cleveland caused a stir recently when it changed its criteria for who gets it grants. Amy McClellan, co-project director of the Cleveland Community Wealth Venture at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, comments on the subject during the Sound of Ideas program.

Local prof reacts to gun ban decision

WCPN.org, June 26, 2008
Last week's Supreme Court decision striking down a strict ban of handguns in the nation's capitol will have little impact in Cleveland, according to Law Director Robert Triozzi. But Jonathan Adler, Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, says it does have implications in the long term.

Can Lawyers Ever Be Happy and Successful?

News Blaze, June 30, 2008
Case Western Reserve University School of Law alumnus Stephen Ellis has been a successful—and happy—lawyer in Cleveland for 36 years. He has distilled the formula for a happy and successful career as an attorney into a set of "truisms" he first shared during his commencement address at the law school in Cleveland.

Higher Ed News

Fish to Profs: Stick to Teaching

InsideHigherEd.com, July 1, 2008
In a recently published book, a Florida International University faculty member and a weekly online columnist at The New York Times addresses the perception that college campuses are populated by liberal/radical faculty who are always imposing their loyalties on students.

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