All Schools, Departments Invited to Submit Proposals for Research ShowCASE
From history to medicine to music, all academic fields represented at Case Western Reserve University involve some sort of research. That's why the organizers of Research ShowCASE 2009 are encouraging wide-ranging projects and scholarship for this year's event.
"We invite submissions from all of the schools and departments. Research ShowCASE allows researchers to view each other's work, creating opportunities for collaboration. We're encouraging all post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, faculty, and even staff to submit," said Cindy Barker, director of communications and development with the Office of Research and Technology Management.
Abstracts are due by 5 p.m., Friday, January 30. Read more.
Due to inclement weather, Case Western Reserve University will close at 3 p.m. today. All classes and activities that meet after 3 p.m. are canceled. Check the university's homepage or call 368-WARN for additional information.
The campus community is invited to attend the Annual Wittke Lecture at 12:30 p.m., Friday, January 30, in Nord 310. See why Donald Feke, professor of chemical engineering and vice provost, and Richard Osborne, professor for the practice of management policy, were awarded the 2008 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. They will discuss their academic and professional paths and their commitment to students. Pizza and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by Educational Enhancement Programs.
Case Western Reserve's Department of Family Medicine, Center for Adolescent Health, seeks volunteers to help administer the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) in local Cuyahoga County high schools. Volunteers are needed February through June, and the time commitment is usually between one to two hours. All volunteers will receive a $20 gift card from Target for every two class periods they volunteer. For more information, contact Edward Hill at 368-6742.
The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations is hosting an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, February 5, at its new building. Employees can take advantage of the university's tuition waiver benefit for the master's degree. Refreshments will be served. Call 368-6025 or go to the program's Web site.
The Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety promotes the health and safety of the Case Western Reserve University community and its environment. Six times a year, the department publishes its Safety Newsletter, which can be accessed online. The next newsletter is scheduled for February 9.
For Faculty and Staff
JPMorgan Chase recently notified Case Western Reserve University of an information security breach which has impacted several issuers and includes JPMorgan Chase accounts and their clients. The breach is related to the recent Heartland Payment Systems breach. Because certain account data may have been compromised in this incident, the university has decided to close University Procurement accounts (PCard, DCard, T&E Card) and issue new account numbers and cards as a precautionary measure. Cardholders are being asked to pay special attention to their University Procurement Card accounts while they remain open. The university is working with finance directors in each school or unit on the reissuance plan. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Web Conferencing using AdobeConnect" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, January 29, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. AdobeConnect service enables videoconferencing using merely a computer and web browser, without requiring specialized software. MediaVision's Mike Kubit and ITAC's Wendy Shapiro will demonstrate. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP to UCITE.
All undergraduate students are invited to attend the Student State of the University Address beginning at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, January 29, at Amasa Stone Chapel. A panel of student leaders will give a talk and discuss the current standing of the university as it relates to undergraduate students. Students are invited to ask questions. The groups represented are the Class Officer Collective, Interfraternity Congress/Panhellenic Council, Media Board, Residence Hall Association, University Program Board, and Undergraduate Student Government.
The university's first Nobel Symposium will take place on Thursday, January 29. "The 2008 Science Nobel Prizes--What Were They Given For?" begins at 4:15 p.m. in Rockefeller 301, and will feature discussions from Case Western Reserve faculty members Piet de Boer, Jonathan Karn and Tanmay Vachaspati. The faculty will justify and comment on the 2008 Nobel laureates in chemistry, physics and physiology or medicine. Co-sponsored by the Cell Biology Program and the Department of Physics.
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.
Data Center Renovations
As part of the renovations to the Case Western Reserve data centers, Information Technology Services will institute Fiber Backbone Panel Relocations in Crawford Data Center. The final phases of the data center renovation project involves moving individual data servers, which may result in periodic planned outages for some information technology services. Server and application administrators will alert affected users.
Services affected by the moves this week include:
Thursday, January 29
Eldred Hall to Crawford Hall Distribution Fiber from 2-6 a.m.:
- Telephone Services to Eldred Hall
- Data Network Services to Eldred Hall
- Wireless Network Services to Eldred Hall
- Data Warehouse / Should remain online
- Password Management / offline
- Domain Name Services / Should remain online
- Active Directory Services / Should remain online
Friday, January 30
Crawford Hall to Crawford Hall Distribution Fiber from 2-6 a.m.:
- Telephone Services to Crawford Hall
- Data Network Services to Crawford Hall
- Wireless Network Services to Crawford Hall
Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.