Case Western Reserve Student Presents Research at Prestigious Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates
A Case Western Reserve University senior recently presented her original research on the compatibility of polymer-based materials with whole human blood, which could be applicable in choosing suitable polymers for future use in biomedical implants and drug delivery devices, at the prestigious Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates at the Argonne National Laboratory.
Madhumitha Ravikumar presented her work, "Comparison of Hemocompatibility of Biomedical Polymers by Analyzing Platelet Adhesion Under Shear in a Rotating Disc System," at the symposium, held Nov. 7-8 in Chicago.
The research involving the compatibility of polymer-based materials with whole human blood showed that Ravikumar was able to quantitatively correlate platelet adhesion and activation on the polymer under sheer stress, and hence, enabled comparison of hemocompatibility of the polymers. Her insight could work in choosing appropriate polymers for various blood-contacting biomedical device applications, such as polymer-based implants for drug delivery. Read more.
Just in time for the holidays, the University Bookstore is featuring a buy one, get one 50 percent off sale on Champion items through November 30. All men's, women's and children's apparel is included in the sale. The bookstore offers a variety of Champion items bearing the university name and logo. The second item must be of equal or lesser value.
Grandmothers are needed for a research study about how to manage stress while raising grandchildren. The National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research-funded study is being conducted by researchers at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. For more information about participating in the study, call 368-0552 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Women in Leadership Week, today through November 23, features a variety of workshops and speakers on numerous issues related to women in leadership roles in their community and workplace. Most events are free and open to the public; Sunday's event requires an RSVP to Anne Kowalski via email. Inquire by e-mail to Mary Rouse or call 368-6858 for more information on any event. Sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.
The Center for Community Partnerships announces the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage's Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out! Essay Contest. Campus community members with middle and high school students living in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties are invited to submit an essay. The Maltz Museum is asking students to be guided by the words of Edmond Burke and Martin Luther King Jr. and describe an act of discrimination, reflect upon their response and to put forth a plan of action to affect change in one's self, school and/or community. Entries will be judged on content, originality, the potential for the plan of action to be implemented and presentation. Entries must be postmarked by November 21. Learn more.
For Faculty and Staff
President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost W. A. "Bud" Baeslack will host an all-college meeting for all College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, at the Amasa Stone Chapel.
The Department of Human Resources is sponsoring a session on the topic of "Coaching vs. Mentoring" from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, in Nord Hall, Nord Hall, Room 310. The presenter will be Denise Douglas from the Office of Graduate Studies. The session will explore the difference between being a mentor and being a coach, as well as advice on when to use each method. Register online.
The 2009 Springfest committee is seeking creative and energetic people to serve on the planning committee for the largest student-run event on campus. Go online for position information and an application. The application period ends at 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 26. No previous Springfest experience is necessary. Applicants will be selected based on their qualifications and how they relate to the committee descriptions. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Students are invited to stop by Nord Hall or Fribley or Leutner commons Tuesday, November 18 through Monday, November 24 to vote for the professor they would like to see dress up as a turkey for the second annual Case Western Reserve Mortar Board Turkey for a Day event. All proceeds will benefit First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides new books to disadvantaged children. Every $2.50 donated provides a new book for a child in need. Sponsored by the Mortar Board Lux chapter at Case Western Reserve. Contact committee chair Melanie Stipp.
Unite for Sight is hosting its inaugural benefit dinner at 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, in Thwing Center ballroom. Guest speakers will include physicians from University Hospitals, speaking on the importance of eye health. Tickets are on sale this week in Nord Hall and on the day of the event for $5. Several math and chemistry professors have offered to provide additional assistance for anyone who attends. Contact Monique Farone for details.
The Case Film Initiative will present a screening of King Kong, the original 1933 version, at an event to announce and celebrate the new film minor beginning at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, at Mather Memorial, Room 125. There will be free food and prizes.
HIV/AIDS Awareness Week 2008 is being observed now through November 21. The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and the HIV/AIDS Action Group are hosting a variety of events that the campus community can attend, including "HIV/AIDS: An American Crisis" panel discussion at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Room NA 5-08. Contact Natasha Dolgin for information.
The ACLU of Ohio and a panel of local experts and activists will host an "Election Dissection" forum at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, at the Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center, 4506 Chester Ave. Free, open to the public. RSVP by calling (216) 472-2220 or by e-mail to the ACLU.
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.