Migrant Children's Lifestyles Examined by Case Western Reserve Nursing School Researcher
As Ohio and Michigan fruit and vegetable farms yield this year's harvest, they also will provide data about the eating choices of Latino migrant children for a Case Western Reserve University researcher.
Information gathered this summer will help migrant families understand why their children are part of the growing national obesity epidemic and contribute to new interventions to combat this serious health issue.
With a 41 percent obesity rate among migrant workers' children—a figure that is double the nation's average—Jill Kilanowski, a pediatric nurse practitioner and assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, will survey families about their eating habits and lifestyle issues. Read more.
Lecture Series to Spotlight Long View of Retiring Faculty
Beginning this fall, Case Western Reserve University will begin honoring its long-time faculty members with long-view lecture events.
As part of a new program supported by the Office of Emeriti Affairs in the Office of the Provost, faculty planning to retire will be invited to participate in a Long View Lecture Series during their last year at the university.
Faculty members with at least 10 years of service at Case Western Reserve, as well as those who will be granted emeriti status, will be featured in the series.
These long-view orations offer faculty a forum for personal retrospective and serve as formal recognition of a professor at the culmination of his or her career. A Case Western Reserve faculty member's long-term synopsis also is intended to provide the campus community a historical perspective and insider's view of how a specific academic field—and the university as a whole—have grown and changed throughout the scholar's tenure.
In addition to academic enrichment, the lectures also will encourage campus and community engagement and social interaction. Formal receptions likely will be a part of each address.
Long view lectures will be incorporated into regular department and school seminars. Details are forthcoming and will be made available to department chairs.
Case Western Reserve University has learned that a file containing names, social security numbers and course schedules for approximately 1,160 undergraduates was inadvertently made available on a publicly accessible server. The information was removed immediately upon discovery, and at this time, there is no evidence to suggest that personal data has been accessed or misused to anyone's detriment. The students affected have been notified, and the university is offering them free identity theft protection for 12 months. General information about protecting the integrity of personal information is available on the Information Technology Services Web site.
Case Western Reserve University's Undergraduate Student Government(USG) is offering every member of the campus community an opportunity to apply for up to $15,000 to fund any project that will "profoundly impact" student life. All faculty and staff as well as students—individuals, organizations, departments or divisions—can submit applications for the new USG Student Life Improvement Grant. Projects need to clearly influence student life on campus; how is completely open to interpretation. Read more.
For Faculty and Staff
All faculty planning to march in the procession at the Annual Fall Convocation will need to obtain their own regalia from the University Bookstore. Faculty may contact the bookstore by phone at 216-368-2650 or print and fill out the regalia order form and drop it off at the bookstore. The deadline to order has been extended to August 20. Faculty participating in the academic procession must be dressed in the proper regalia at the Fall Convocation. To participate in the procession, faculty also need to register online by August 25.
Beginning this fall—for the first time ever—The Observer will be paying staff writers for published articles. Students interested in joining the newspaper staff should attend the orientation meeting at 4 p.m., August 24 at the Observer's office, located in the basement of Thwing Center. Those unable to attend should e-mail the newspaper's editor-in-chief.
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.