Case Western Reserve University's Department of Bioethics Invited to Join Prominent International Ethics Group
The Department of Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been invited to join a group of internationally-renowned academic bioethics scholars to form the Global Alliance of Biomedical Ethics Centers (GABEX). GABEX, led by the University of Tokyo Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law in Japan, formally invited Stuart J. Youngner, chair of bioethics at Case Western Reserve, to serve as the university's representative on this influential panel of scholars.
Through a $6 million grant from the Japanese government, "Creation of a New Interdisciplinary International base for Biomedical Ethics Education and Research," the eight bioethics centers will work closely together to shape the future of bioethics and biomedical ethics from a global perspective. GABEX is a Center of Excellence within the Japan Society of the Promotion of Science (JSPS), which was established to foster young researchers, promote international scientific cooperation, award grants-in-aid for scientific research, support scientific cooperation between the academic community and industry, and collect and distribute information on scientific research activities. Read more.
Case Western Reserve's Poverty Center at Mandel School Assists County in Assessing Readiness for School for Children in Child Care
Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is assessing the school readiness of children in child care facilities, designated by Cuyahoga County as part of the Invest in Children's Universal Pre-Kindergarten pilot program.
The two-year, county-funded study looks at the relationship between the quality of the care setting and how prepared children are in their literacy skills for kindergarten, said Rob Fischer, the lead investigator and co-director of the Center on Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Work at Case Western Reserve.
The Poverty Center was contracted by Invest in Children, which funds programs for early childhood education and support for families. This study continues the collection of longitudinal data that began last year with a sample of children in preschool settings. The study will follow these children as they enter kindergarten to assess their transition. Read more.
The open house for the new Mather Teaching Lab at Squire Valleevue Farm will be held until 4 p.m. today, not until 6 p.m. as reported in yesterday's Case Daily. Those who are unable to attend the open house today are encouraged to contact the farm's director to schedule a tour.
Members of the campus community interested in hosting activities related to the university's observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in January 2009 are invited to submit proposals to be considered for funding. Faculty, staff and students can complete the program proposal form online; a Case Western Reserve login and password are required. The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, November 10.
The Kelvin Smith Library staff invites the campus community to look at the humanities in a new way with a morning workshop in text encoding for the humanities. One of the many new classes in the CaseLearns portfolio, the workshop introduces users to the Text Encoding Initiative, and includes hands-on time. Of particular interest to those in English, history, philosophy and humanities-related studies, the workshop will be held 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, November 12. The attendance policy is posted online at CaseLearns, where users also can register and review the semester calendar.
For Faculty and Staff
Faculty members are invited to visit the university bookstore from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, November 10, to receive a fitting from an Oak Hall representative and save 10 percent off of the purchase of academic regalia. Those who are unable to make it to the bookstore that day are invited to take advantage of the 10 percent off sale throughout the month of November. Bookstore staff will be available to take measurements. Owning regalia cuts out the hassle of renting year after year, allows faculty members to be prepared for any ceremony that arises, and is a tax deduction.
Students for Organ Donation Awareness (SODA) is hosting several events during Donor Sabbath, a time honoring organ recipients, organ donors and the families of organ donors. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, November 13, in the 1914 Lounge, there will be an event featuring free food from Aladdin's and a candle ceremony in honor of those who have saved a life by donating one or more of their organs. Marcia Burke, a kidney recipient, will discuss her experience. Students are invited to play in SODA's 3-on-3 basketball tournament from 6-10 p.m., Friday, November 14. There will be prizes for the winners and runners-up of the tournament. The entry fee is $15 per team; CaseCash will be accepted. All of the proceeds will go to Donate Life America, an organization dedicated to organ donation education. Register in Nord Hall November 13 or 14 or e-mail email@example.com.
Case Crew would like to congratulate its team members for a successful fall season. Students interested in joining the team for its upcoming season are invited to learn more.
The Case Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit struggling music departments throughout the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Beginning at 8 p.m. through midnight tonight, there will be a Battle of the Rock Bands at the Jolly Scholar. The fundraiser utilizes the game Rock Band to see which group of students can become the best rock n' roll band on campus. No musical talent is required. The entrance fee is $5, with all proceeds going to charity. In addition to musical entertainment there will be door prizes and free pizza made available through the generous donations of local businesses. The event is open to all students and the general public. For more information send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Alliances and Methods for Practice Improvement Research" part of the 2008 Practice-Based Network Research Seminar Series, will take place from 6-7 p.m. this evening at the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Building, first floor conference room. Dinner will be provided and parking is free in the attached garage. Attendees may earn continuing education credits.
The next Friday Public Affairs Discussion Group will feature the topic "Responding to the Foreclosure Crisis " with Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis. Discussion begins at 12:30 p.m., Friday, November 7, at the Inamori Center in Crawford Hall.
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.