Political Science Professor to Teach, Conduct Research in Dubai for a Year

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Pete Moore, an associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, left last week for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a Fulbright lecture and research grant.

Through June 2009, Moore will be teaching at the Dubai campus of Zayed University, an all-female UAE public university. He also will be doing additional research for his book in progress on the political economy of the war in Iraq.

Moore also will be one of the few Fulbright recipients from the United States to take the whole family along for his year-long stay. Read more.

Campus Community Invited to Nominate Honorary Degree Candidates

Case Western Reserve University invites students, faculty, staff and alumni to submit recommendations for honorary degrees to be conferred at commencement ceremonies in 2010 or 2011.

According to the Faculty Handbook, the university confers degrees to recognize individuals who exemplify in their work the highest ideals and standards of excellence in "any valued aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service, and the performing arts."

Nominations are due by September 15. Read more.

Campus News

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The Center for Community Partnerships announces that Case Western Reserve departments and organizations seeking charitable funding can apply for its new Community Outreach Program grants. Campus affiliates will be selected to receive up to $1,000 each for the 2008-2009 academic year. Community outreach programs or events may focus on any of the following areas: Pre K-12; senior citizens; health; social service; community and economic development; and lifelong learning. Faculty, staff, undergraduate, graduate and local alumni groups are invited to apply by September 2, 2008. Learn more.

There are still a few classes left for the month of August as part of Kelvin Smith Library's (KSL) CaseLearns summer class offerings. The campus community is invited to take free classes on topics such as Microsoft Excel 2007, Access 2007 and creating Web pages using HTML. Details are available online.

For Faculty and Staff

Women staff are invited to apply for a year-long program, Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative. Offered to full-time women staff at Case Western Reserve, the program aims to nurture and develop talent by helping women staff cultivate their leadership skills. Selected participants will assess and integrate their personal career goals into the program. Participants will attend two professional development workshops, three topic workshops led by experts in their fields, and two one-on-one sessions with a professional executive coach. An interest meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m., August 15 in Guilford Parlor. Applications are due September 2. For guidelines, application forms and more information, go to the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women Web site.

For Students

The Observer is seeking a business assistant for the 2008-2009 academic year. Applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to Eva Chan, the newspaper's business manager. Undergraduate students from all majors are invited to apply.

Events

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The next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will feature Karl Kaltenhaler and Daniel Coffey, professors in the University of Akron's political science department, on the topic of "The Art and Science of Political Polling," at 6:30 tonight at the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.

The Center for Community Partnerships invites the campus community to a special screening of the documentary Mr. Wilson's Kids: From East Cleveland to Beijing, beginning at 7 p.m., August 12 in Strosacker Auditorium. The documentary chronicles the inspiring story of the Shaw High School Marching Band and their recent trip to the International Olympic Music Festival in Beijing. The band members and their families will be at the screening. The Case Western Reserve community raised funds and donated supplies for the trip. The documentary will air on WVIZ/Ideastream later this month, and is scheduled to be broadcast nationwide in September. For more information, send an e-mail to Latisha James.

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.

August 11, 2008

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Case in the News

Case Western Reserve's Barbara Snyder's had a successful rebuilding year

The Plain Dealer, August 10, 2008
Profile story on Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder. In her first year on the job, she has traveled constantly to repair the university's reputation with its alumni, mended relations with faculty and worked to shore up a budget deficit. Related article.

Case Western Reserve University's five-year plan sets priorities

The Plain Dealer, August 10, 2008
The new five-year strategic plan for Case Western Reserve University calls for four academic areas to become priorities in decisions about spending and staffing: Energy and environment; human health; culture, creativity and design; and social justice and ethics.

Case Western Reserve names new provost

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 8, 2008

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Case Western Reserve University introduced its new provost to the community last Friday. William "Bud" Baeslack III, currently dean of the engineering school at Ohio State University, will begin his new position October 1. Related article.

Hospitals, other institutions spend millions to be ready if there's another blackout

The Plain Dealer, August 8, 2008
Since the major blackout of August 2003, several Cleveland institutions have made changes to their emergency preparedness plans. The blackout prompted Case Western Reserve University to make a comprehensive emergency response plan to cover other kinds of disasters as well, said Richard Jamieson, vice president of campus services.

Higher Ed News

Student aid requests soar as economy plummets

San Francisco Chronicle, August 11, 2008
Record numbers of college students are lining up for financial aid—and asking for more of it—as the nation's economic woes hit campuses across the country.

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