Case Western Reserve University's Inamori Center Brings Genome Expert to Campus

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Case Western Reserve University's Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence is bringing the individual most knowledgeable perhaps about the human genome to campus September 4.

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-geneticist and former leader of the Human Genome Project—who also is the recipient of the inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize from the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve—will discuss "The Promise and Peril of the Genomic Revolution" at 1 p.m., September 4 in Severance Hall.

Joseph Nadeau, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Genetics at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, will provide an introduction. The event also will feature video presentations about the Inamori Ethics Prize and its first recipient. Read more.

Campus News

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Thwing Center's Annual Plant and Poster Sale continues through August 29 in Thwing Center's ballroom. Plant sale hours run through 6 p.m. today, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Poster sale hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday. The plant sale includes assorted plants ranging from $3-$12, while the poster sale includes thousands of art, music, film and photography images. Sponsored by Thwing Center and the Student Activities & Leadership office.

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. Learn more.

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are invited to subscribe to the Undergraduate Student Government newsletter. The weekly newsletter is sent to all undergraduate students, and is designed to promote important news and events on campus. To subscribe, send an e-mail to Bruce Douglas, vice president of public relations.

1-2-1 Fitness Center has partnered with the Department of Human Resources to create an employee wellness program for the university. Campus members interested in participating in a free lunch-time walking club are invited to e-mail the fitness club with their preferred times and days of the week. 1-2-1 is owned and operated by Case Western Reserve University and has been voted Cleveland's Best Gym. Go online to learn more.

For Students

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.

Events

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The Case Western Reserve University School of Law's inaugural concert to benefit its Center for Social Justice will feature a special evening with legendary folk musician Richie Havens at the Ohio Theatre at 8 p.m., September 5. Tickets for the show are $35 for the general public and $20 for students. The Center for Social Justice seeks to financially assist students who wish to pursue a career in social justice and to encourage all students to devote some time to public interest work during and after law school. Havens was chosen to perform because his music has conveyed messages of community and personal freedom for over 30 years. Read more.


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 26, 2008

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Case in the News

Get your college-bound child off on the right foot

The Plain Dealer, August 26, 2008
Parents can maintain boundaries while still passing on all kinds of wisdom on how to stay healthy—physically, emotionally, even financially—thanks to experts at Case Western Reserve University.

Who are you calling old?

Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2008
Age is certain to be an issue in this election. Republican Sen. John McCain, who turns 72 this week, would be the oldest man elected president should he win. Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, at 47, would be the fourth-youngest. But in a country that is rapidly aging while staying healthy longer, what does old age mean, and how much should it matter? Robert Binstock, a professor of aging at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

It's a moo-stery: Cows seem to know which way is north

USA TODAY, August 25, 2008
Somehow, cattle seem to know how to find north and south, say researchers who studied satellite photos of thousands of cows around the world. Mark A. Willis, associate professor of biomedical sciences at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Political conventions: Fewer viewers?

WTVN, August 25, 2008
Alexander Lamis, associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, says political conventions give the public an opportunity to learn more about the candidates.

Higher Ed News

Emergency alerts via Facebook and MySpace are new ways to reach students

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, August 22, 2008
Colleges are experimenting with Facebook and other social networks to notify students about emergencies like crimes and floods—and get vital information in return. Most emergency-alert systems send out warnings. But social networks give students a chance to add on-the-scene reports or trade information if trouble hits.

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