Case Western Reserve University Announces Interim Faculty Diversity Officer
President Barbara R. Snyder today announced that she has named Amanda Shaffer to serve as Interim Faculty Diversity Officer at Case Western Reserve University.
Shaffer, a staff member at the university since 2001, has been involved directly with diversity issues on campus since 2004.
Most recently the university's Manager of Faculty Diversity and Development, Shaffer has worked with search committees to diversify candidate pools and implement equitable interview processes; collected and analyzed data regarding recruitment; and assisted with conflict resolution among administrators and faculty. Read more.
Case Western Reserve to Host National Social Network Analysis Conference August 7 and 8
Case Western Reserve University's new Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) will host dozens of experts as part of the Social Network Analysis Summer Institute, a conference being held August 7 and 8 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland.
According to Valdis Krebs, author of Social Network Analysis: A Brief Introduction, "Social network analysis (SNA) is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations and social entities. SNA provides both a visual and mathematical analysis of human relationships." Read more.
The Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety promotes the health and safety of the Case Western Reserve University community and its environment. Six times a year, the department publishes its Safety Newsletter. The current edition, as well as newsletters dating back to 1993, can be accessed online.
The School of Medicine's Committee of Student Representatives and the Inter-Society Council invite the campus community to participate in CaseMed for Community Day from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., August 9 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center in East Cleveland, 14801 Shaw Ave. This year's partner is Project KaBOOM, a national organization that creates safe places for children to play. The City of East Cleveland is building a new playground, and volunteers will help with construction, landscaping and gardening. There will be music, raffle prizes and refreshments. To volunteer or for more information, contact Bharath Surapaneni.
The campus community is invited to attend one of the public forums hosted by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority regarding several route changes, the elimination of some routes and fair increases. RTA is exploring changes that could impact service to the University Circle area, including the #821 University Circle/Heights Area Circulator and the #9 Mayfield Road bus route. Refer to the rider alert page for proposed changes and meeting dates. Several forums will be held through August 7. Those unable to attend can send comments by August 18 to: email@example.com, or by mail to: RTA Marketing and Communications Department, 1240 West Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.
For Faculty and Staff
University employees are invited to go online to view a list of vendors participating in the Employee Discount Program.
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.
August 6 is the deadline for returning and transfer undergraduate students to enter the 2008 Common Reading Essay Contest. Students must answer a prompt related to the introduction of this year's book, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin by David Quammen. Winners will be eligible to receive a $300 gift certificate to the university's bookstore; winners will be announced at the University Convocation on August 28. Information, including the specific prompt, can be found on the Common Reading Web site.
The Recognitions, a collaborative project of the Cleveland Foundation, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art, is on display through September 15 at the Cleveland Foundation, 1422 Euclid Avenue, suite 1300.
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.