Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder Remembers Stephanie Tubbs Jones as Political Pioneer, University Friend
To the Case Western Reserve University Community:
I share with all of you profound sorrow at the sudden death of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, one of our most distinguished alumnae.
A graduate of both Flora Stone Mather College and our School of Law, Stephanie emerged as one of Ohio's modern-day political pioneers. She was the first female and first African American to serve as prosecutor in Cuyahoga County, the first African-American woman to serve as a judge for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas and the first African-American woman from Ohio elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
But for all of these historic accomplishments, what always struck me most about Stephanie was her capacity to bring joy to others.
Incoming Students' First Assignment: Learning about Charles Darwin
As the Case Western Reserve University Class of 2012 make their way to campus this week, most of them will have already completed their first assignment: The reading of The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution by David Quammen.
Of the book, which was published in 2006, a Los Angeles Times Book Review critic wrote that "Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is hosting an open house from 4-6 p.m., August 27 at the center, located in Thwing Center, Room 309. The campus community is invited to meet the staff, have a snack and hear about the center's offerings. Learn more.
The Kelvin Smith Library staff invites the campus community to try out a new research database featuring travel and leisure information. PressDisplay allows users to access local news, entertainment, cultural events, dining and sporting venue information from home. PressDisplay provides instant access to current newspapers from the United States and around the world, and its offerings have just been expanded by 30 percent. Learn more.
For Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a free seminar series, "Practice-Based Research Seminar Series," from 6-7 p.m. Thursdays August 28 through November 20 at the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office. The series will go over the theory, history, scope, data collection and analysis utilized in Practice Based Research Networks. These networks make up a key component of the Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative. Free parking is available in the front of the building and refreshments will be served weekly. Attendees may earn CME and CREC credits. For more information, view a brochure or go to the Practice-Based Research Network Web site.
Case Western Reserve University has entered into a new agreement with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) that will provide full-time graduate and professional students an option to purchase RTA rapid/and or bus passes at a cost of $75 per semester. The passes are available for purchase at Access Services, located in the lower level of Crawford Hall. Fall 2008 semester passes will expire January 14, 2009.
The Continuing Medical Education program is hosting a conference, Neurocritical Care 2008: Getting Better, September 11-13. An international group of experts will review the latest information in neurocritical care and cerebrovascular disease. Continuing education credits are available, and neurointensivists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, critical care physicians, internists, anesthesiologists and emergency medicine physicians are invited to attend. Nurses and other allied health professionals may also find the conference to be of value.
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.