Case Western Reserve University President Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus
Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder has committed to reducing and eventually eliminating all of the university's global warming emissions and accelerating the research and educational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize the earth's climate.
The commitment came with Snyder's recent signing of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.
This pledge comes as Case Western Reserve finalizes its strategic plan, which will include four areas of interdisciplinary focus: human health; culture, creativity and design; social justice and ethics -- and energy and the environment. As part of the strategic planning process, the university expects to support a new faculty-led sustainability initiative, among other efforts. Read more.
Innovative Program Brings Global Perspective to Technology Transfer at Case Western Reserve
To augment Case Western Reserve University's pursuit of partners and collaborators around the world, the university's Technology Transfer Office has launched a resident affiliates program with the appointment of its first resident, Andrea Frosini, IP manager in the Liaison Office at the University of Siena, Italy.
Through the new resident affiliate program Case Western Reserve recruits technology transfer professionals from other parts of the world to share best practices and to develop international capital and talent networks.
This innovative system of connections and information sharing will help expand Case Western Reserve's prominence in tech transfer. The university currently ranks number one among Ohio colleges and universities in gross licensing income and cumulative active licenses, according to a survey by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). Read more.
There are a lot of "green" buzzwords these days, but many people don't know what these words mean, or how these issues impact their lives. Linda Robson, finance and administration fellow for energy studies, will present at a lunch and learn session, "Sustainability 101," from noon to 1 p.m., July 30 in Nord Hall, Room 310. The workshop will focus on tips for managing the rising costs of energy and food, and building healthy communities both at home and at the university. In addition, find out how Case Western Reserve is going green. To register, send an e-mail to Erica Merritt, director of employee, education, training and development.
The Judaic Studies (JDST) program, in conjunction with the Samuel Rosenthal Center for Jewish Studies, has launched the free online JDST e-Journal. The illustrated journal features student awards and honors, a student essay, a faculty member profile and other items of interest to students, faculty and friends of the JDST program. The premier issue can be accessed from the Judaic Studies Web site.
For Faculty and Staff
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) will once again be hosting seminars on the "Brain, Learning and Teaching." The series will be run by James Zull, professor of biology, to discuss ideas from his book The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning. Sessions will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: July 15, 22 and 29 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. The discussions will examine whether new ideas for teaching can now be gleaned from neuroscience research on learning. The reading is approachable for teachers in all disciplines and does not require a science or neuroscience background. Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at the session. RSVP to UCITE or register online.
The Observer is looking to hire an IT specialist for the 2008-09 school year. Interested undergraduates who know about computers, technology and networks are encouraged to send an e-mail to the newspaper's staff.
The next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will feature Terry Meister from the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant and Richard Switalski of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District on the topic of "Down the Drain: The Sewer System Under Greater Cleveland and What Happens to Our Wastewater," at 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.
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.