Women Faculty, Staff Encouraged to Apply for Bryn Mawr Summer Institute Funding

As part of Case Western Reserve University's commitment to developing women leaders on campus, applications are being accepted for financial support to attend the Summer Institute at Bryn Mawr College.

The 2009 Higher Education Resource Services' Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration is an intensive experience designed to prepare women in middle and executive levels of higher education administration for leadership positions.

The deadline to apply for Case Western Reserve financial support—which covers tuition, room and board, and transportation—is Jan. 15. Read more.

Campus News

From 6 p.m. until midnight tonight, all university-wide applications will be shut down to protect against data loss from a possible power outage in the Kelvin Smith Library Data Center. The major applications to be pro-actively shut down include: SIS (Student Information System), HCM, Financials, ISIS, Blackboard, the software center, the "Mycase" portal and non-ERP Oracle data bases. Services that will be available during this time include: Internet access, the case.edu Web site, phone service, voice mail, and Google Apps Email. Case iPlanet e-mail service (anyone not moved to Google Apps) may be disrupted briefly around 8 p.m. Contact Margaret Nelson with questions or concerns. During the evening outage, questions about service availability can be directed to the Help Desk at 368-HELP.

The university's book club will discuss Ayn Rand's We the Living beginning at noon, Tuesday, January 20, in Crawford Hall, Room 720. All faculty, staff and students are invited. Attendees can bring suggestions for future book discussions. Contact Donna McIlwain for information.

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Prophy Day, a community outreach initiative sponsored by the School of Dental Medicine's Student Council, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 24, at the dental school. Over 100 students will provide free dental care for the general public. No appointment is needed for the first-come, first-served exams, which will include x-rays and cleanings. Patients must be 18 years or older, and not a current patient or someone with full dentures. Those in need of additional dental work will receive a $20 voucher to be used for a future appointment at the school's clinic, while other patients may qualify for some free or extensively reduced services. Faculty will oversee the dental students. Call 368-3570 or 368-0450 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for information.

The Weight Watchers at Work program will hold a registration meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the same time beginning January 21. Participants can receive 12 sessions for $144, payable by cash, check or charge at the January 14 meeting. Call 368-3924 or send an e-mail to sym2@case.edu to learn more.

For Faculty and Staff

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Case Western Reserve employees are invited to learn more about the Greater Circle Living Initiative, which offers home buyer assistance, rental assistance and home improvement grant programs for those interested in living near University Circle.

What's new in human resources? Visit the HR Web site to learn more about benefits, Ease@Work programs, wellness opportunities, new jobs on campus and a host of professional development training programs for supervisors and staff.

For Students

The Cleveland Orchestra is seeking student volunteers for its Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Open House on Monday, January 19, at Severance Hall. Available shifts are from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2-4:15 p.m. Volunteers will receive two tickets to a Cleveland Orchestra concert at Severance Hall or Blossom Music Center, subject to availability. Contact Lisa Judge at (216) 231-7353 by 5 p.m., Friday, January 16.

Events

Patty Gerstenblith of DePaul University will speak on the topic of "The International Market in Ancient Art and Artifacts: Preserving the Past by Regulating the Market," at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, January 29, in Clark Hall. Her talk is part of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities' year-long "museums" series.

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.

January 7, 2009

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Athletics Spotlight

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Visit the Case Western Reserve University athletics Web site to read student-athlete profiles, check game schedules, and catch up on recent scores and news. This week, learn more about Kevin Bigart of the men's soccer team. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recently made him a college division first-team selection on their annual Scholar All-America Team.

Case in the News

Local supporter will get a seat on the train, meet President-elect Obama and dance at the ball

The Plain Dealer, January 7, 2009
Lisa Hazirjian, a lecturer in the history department at Case Western Reserve University, was one of about 40 supporters from around the nation selected by President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration committee to meet the incoming president in Philadelphia on January 17.

HHS graduates hope to bring better sight to India villagers

HudsonHubTimes.com, January 7, 2009
Anna Dunn, a biology student at Case Western Reserve University, will volunteer next summer in Chennai, India, with Unite For Sight to provide eye care in rural villages surrounding Chennai.

Women join Ladies Who Launch 'incubators' to nurture creative business ideas

The Plain Dealer, January 3, 2009
Victoria Scaravilli Colligan, who has a combined law degree and MBA from Case Western Reserve University, founded Ladies Who Launch, an initiative that encourages women to exchange business ideas. Groups and "incubators" that are part of the initiative number in the dozens nationwide.

Higher Ed News

The state of the humanities

Inside Higher Ed, January 7, 2009
Statistics are being released today in the Humanities Indicators Prototype, a project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The data covers graduate and undergraduate education, as well as elementary and secondary education, and indicators that relate broadly to American life.