How Dry is the Moon? Research Discovers Moisture Below Lunar Surface
A research team including Jim Van Orman, a Case Western Reserve University faculty member, has uncovered that, contrary to accepted theory, there may be water within the moon's interior.
Using new techniques, scientists from three major research universities have discovered for the first time that tiny beads of volcanic glasses collected from two Apollo missions to the moon contain water.
Van Orman, associate professor of experimental petrology and geochemistry in the geological sciences department at Case Western Reserve, and the other researchers found that water was not entirely vaporized in the violent events that formed the moon. The new study suggests that the water came from the moon's interior and was delivered to the surface via volcanic eruptions over three billion years ago. Read more.
Mandel Center Collaborates to Increase Revenue Stream for Nonprofits
A group of nonprofit organizations is softening Northeast Ohio's hard economic punch by sustaining the organizations' missions through profit-making ventures.
New revenue-producing sources are being developed through the Cleveland Community Wealth Collaborative, one component of a partnership between the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University and Community Wealth Ventures Inc.
The Mandel Center and Community Wealth Ventures also teamed up today host a workshop for local nonprofit leaders who are participating in the 10-month business planning program of the Cleveland Community Wealth Collaborative. Julius Walls Jr., the president and CEO of Greyston Bakery -- producer of the famous brownies used in Ben & Jerry's brand ice cream and some other 20,000 pounds of ice cream mix-ins daily, among other bakery items -- gave the keynote address. Greyston Bakery is known nationally for its socially responsible, as well as enterprising, goals. Read more.
The campus community is invited to check out Robocars, the Discovery Science Channel's feature on the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, at 10 p.m., July 14. The program will feature DEXTER, Team Case's autonomous vehicle that finished in the top 20 of the DARPA Urban Challenge. Check local listings for multiple air dates.
The SAGES Café in Crawford Hall will resume "Frio Fridays" starting July 11. The café serves Peet's coffee and teas, and will offer any medium blended ice latte for half price on Fridays until the end of summer. For more information about the cafe, e-mail Eileen Kelbach or read up on recent events on the café blog.
Kundalini Yoga classes are currently being held in the air-conditioned comfort of the Veale Recreation Center multipurpose room from 5:30-6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 31. There is a sign up fee. To learn more, send an e-mail to Mina Moore. All members of the university community are welcome to participate.
For Faculty and Staff
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a summer series of informal lunchtime discussions meant to provide faculty from all areas of the university an opportunity to get together to raise and discuss issues of interest in relation to their research, teaching and campus community life. These discussions will take place noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. The July 10 topic is "Balancing act: Juggling the many demands of academic life." Pizza and soda will be served. RSVP to UCITE or register online.
Beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year, Aetna Student Health will serve as the new administrator of the university's Student Medical Plan. Service will not be interrupted nor will the policy noticeably change. The student fee for the plan will increase slightly, to $660 per semester, due to rising healthcare costs in general. The university will continue to offer the Optional Dependent Medical to students who wish to purchase coverage for their dependent spouse, domestic partner and children. Details are posted online. Contact Louise Matchett at 368-3050 with questions.
WOW: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place each Wednesday through August 27. This evening's concert, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will feature the sounds of Kristine Jackson and the Jim Miller Band. In the event of rain, the WOW concerts scheduled through July 30 will move into the large tents on Wade Oval.
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.