Case Western Reserve to Present Inamori Ethics Prize, Host Dialogue with Human Genome Project Director
The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will initiate one of the more candid discussions about the anticipated benefits and ethical challenges of the Human Genome Project when it presents the inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize to the former project director.
Francis S. Collins, who has led the Human Genome Project since 1993, will give a free lecture followed by broad conversation with faculty in anthropology and bioethics, as well as genetics, beginning at 1 p.m., September 4 in Severance Hall. In addition, the audience will be invited to comment and ask questions of Collins and the faculty panelists. Read more.
New Online Real Estate Marketplace Has Strong Case Western Reserve Connections
www. iRentToOwn.com, an online marketplace co-founded by a Case Western Reserve alumnus, is flourishing in today's challenging real estate environment.
Most people on campus can cite an example of an alumnus staying connected to the university due to a vested interest in the institution's continued success, strong sentimental or family ties, or abundant resources they'd like to remain connected with. In John Kobs' case, he serves as vice president of the Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University, his father and sister are both graduates of the university, and several people affiliated with his alma mater have joined his team to help grow his new company. Read more.
The Office of University Alumni Relations is hosting the 2008 Cleveland Summer Send-off at the Ingenuity Festival. As part of the festivities, the office is extending an invitation to faculty, staff and current students to purchase Ingenuity Festival tickets good for July 25. Tickets are $5 per person, and can be purchased at the Alumni House, 11310 Juniper Road (next to Arabica Coffee House and the Barking Spider). For information call 368-6280.
The annual Party on the Quad will be from 3-6 p.m., July 25 on the main university quad. This year's "Case Idol" party features food donated by Bon Appétit, 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. Sponsored by the Department of Human Resources, Bon Appétit and the Staff Advisory Council.
Shticks Vegetarian Kitchen, located inside the School of Law, is open weekdays during the summer from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The eatery offers a variety of fresh cuisine, as well as fruit smoothies and melts. The restaurant also sells T-shirts, and patrons who wear the shirts while placing an order are eligible for a free beverage. For complete details, call (216) 231-0922.
For Faculty and Staff
The Weight Watchers at Work program will have a registration meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., August 6 in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays in Thwing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. beginning August 13. Participants receive 12 sessions for $144, payable by cash, check or charge at the August 6 meeting. For information call 368-3924, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Case School of Engineering is co-sponsoring the Great Lakes WIND Network's regional WIND Supply Chain workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon, July 30 at De Grace Hall, located on the campus of Case Western Reserve. Ohio manufacturers are invited to come out and learn about new business opportunities in this growing field. The workshop costs $30. Learn more.
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