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