Case Western Reserve University's Farm is Getting a Little Greener
Feasibility study is underway to see if wind turbine can generate electrical needs for facility
Case Western Reserve University's Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley may be green, but if the university finds it feasible, the 389-acre farm will become even greener with the installation of an energy-generating wind turbine. If implemented, the wind turbine would showcase alternative energy and yield significant economic, environmental, research and educational benefits for Case Western Reserve students and faculty.
Center for Layered Polymeric Systems Sponsors First Industrial Showcase at Case Western Reserve
The National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) is presenting its first Industrial Showcase on Tuesday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kent Hale Smith Building. CLiPS researchers have developed an event at which representatives from industry across the country will have the opportunity to learn about the activities of the center.
The showcase provides an in-depth review of the advanced research taking place and the potential for new technologies with industrial significance. Read more.
The campus community is invited to bring in items for the Office of Multicultural Affairs' Annual Thanksgiving Food & Toiletries Drive October 20 through November 3. Food items needed include: cans of yams/sweet potatoes, cans of corn/green beans, boxes of instant mashed potatoes, instant stuffing mix, and corn bread mix. Toiletries needed include: Shampoo, conditioner, bars of soap, ethnic hair products, shaving cream and razors. Items can be dropped off in specially marked boxes in Thwing Center. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership, Thwing Center, the Interfraternity Congress and Panhellenic Council.
1-2-1 Fitness Center is offering a Fall Break Special. Case Western Reserve employees and students can enjoy free guest days, October 18-21. All university employees and students are invited to enjoy our the 28,000 sq. ft. facility that includes top-name equipment, including 28 treadmills, 22 ellipticals, 40 group cycle bikes, a dedicated free weight room, and machine weights. All group exercise classes, lockers, towels, parking and baby sitting services also are free during this event. Special incentives are being offered during the fall break special. Call 368-1121 for more information.
The University Circle Al-Anon Family Group meets at 12:15 p.m. every Monday in the Lerner Tower of University Hospitals, 10th floor, Conference Room 10A. For more information, call Addiction Recovery Services at (216) 983-3066.
For Faculty and Staff
The following staff members were elected to the Case Western Reserve University Staff Advisory Council for a two-year term effective September 15: Adam Evans and Charles Knox, College of Arts & Sciences; Bonnie J. Copes and Ann E. Boughner, Case School of Engineering; Rosemary A. Samuelson and Jan Deike, School of Law; Brittany Gabel and Jonathan E. Fuller, Weatherhead School of Management; and the following from the School of Medicine: Shannon Swiatkowski; Diane Shoemaker; Pamela Woodruff; David T. Collins; William P. Jacobberger; Michelle Mazala; Kurt Fretthold; Xu Chen; Christian Essman; Kathryn Howard; Daniel Anker; Bob Hetzel; Rebecca Kahl; Karen McColl; Peter Lawson; Anita Gupta; Robin Blass; Avery Gottfried; Lonnie D. Thomas; Carol A. Chalkley; Melissa Holtzman; Dale Ray; Alex Polinkovsky; and Mark Wolinsky. Learn more about the work being done be SAC committees.
Fall break is Monday, October 20, and Tuesday, October 21.
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is co-sponsoring a Project on Men & Gender Community event, What's the Real Deal About Masculinity? A Community Celebration, from 2-6 p.m., Saturday, November 1, at Thwing Center. Case Western Reserve students who have something to say about masculinity are invited to submit proposals and join the community celebration featuring scheduled and open mic performances, short films, informational presentations, resources, pizza and prizes. Free, open to the public. Students should contact Emily at the Center for Women by calling 368-0985 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Gamma Sorority is hosting its fifth annual Anchor Splash event at 1 p.m., Saturday, November 8, at Veale Center. Proceeds will benefit national Service for Sight and the Cleveland Sight Center. If interested in registering a team of at least six people, contact Jeannette DeGuire.
Free tickets are available for the Saturday October 18 matinee performance of Angels in America by students in the Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting program. The performance begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Brooks Theatre in The Cleveland Play House at 85th and Euclid. Reserve your seats online by entering the free promotion code "ANGELS."
Tickets are now on sale for the American Music Masters conference, "Rock and Roll Retrospective: the Les Paul Phenomenon." The conference will be held on Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Wolstein Auditorium in the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building (2103 Cornell Road). Case Western Reserve students can attend for free by registering online.
Marc Ellis of Baylor University will speak on the topic of "Jewish Identity in the 21st Century: Reflections from a Jewish Theology of Liberation," at 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 22, in Clark Hall, Room 309. Free, open to the public. Reception to follow. Sponsored by the Hallinan Project for Peace and Social Justice. For more information, contact Professor Alice Bach.
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.
David Gurarie, professor of mathematics at Case Western Reserve, and Edmund Y. W. Seto, University of California, recently published a paper, "Connectivity sustains disease transmission in environments with low potential for endemicity: modelling schistosomiasis with hydrologic and social connectivities," in the Journal of The Royal Society. According to Gurarie, the paper offers new insights into infectious transmission among spatially distributed populations and the role of connectivity. The findings can have major implications for effective disease control.
The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association recognized Roland Moskowitz, professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, with the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award. Recipients of this award are nominated fro national or international peer recognition of accomplishments in education, research, clinical practice or administration; for their strengths in scientific discovery and publication; for leadership in their field; for outstanding community service; or for their professional and personal integrity.
Jacqueline Lipton, professor of law and co-director of the Center for Law Technology and the Arts and associate director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, presented a paper entitled "From Domain Names to Video Games: The Rise of the Internet in Presidential Politics" at Obama Phenomena: Facets of a Historic Campaign. The symposium was held at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law to coincide with the Democratic National Convention. The symposium papers will be published in January 2009 in the Denver University Law Review.