Gregory Tochtrop Awarded Glennan Fellowship
The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged.
Awarded each spring, Glennan Fellowships are administered by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) and designed to reward excellence in faculty and to nurture their growth as teachers and scholars.
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The Faculty Senate Library Committee and the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) are hosting an open forum on "Death of an Author—A Publishing Horror Story" at 12:30 p.m., Friday, February 6, at KSL. Professors Timothy Beal and William Deal will tell how their book was used without their permission. Authors who are engaged in research with the thought of publishing are invited to learn how to negotiate control of their intellectual property rights and contracts. Learn more.
Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services is sponsoring a free self defense program for women. The Rape Aggression Defense system teaches women to use their own strengths to recognize and avoid dangerous situations and if necessary, how to defend themselves and escape. The program consists of four classes beginning February 2 and continuing the next three Mondays in February. The classes meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Veale Center. Contact Karen Gregor at 368-6811 to register or for more information.
Shelley Francis, a senior instructor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is conducting a Young Adult Health and Sexuality Study. The study involves an online, confidential survey. Call (216) 799-3975 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For Faculty and Staff
The amount raised by the university's Charity Choice Campaign currently stands at a little over $198,800. Organizers are hoping to reach a $200,000 goal to help even more community charities. Faculty and staff who would like to contribute should contact Cynthia Smith in the Department of Human Resources. Contributions can be made by check or through payroll deduction.
The Case Western Reserve chapter of the American Medical Student Association is hosting "Dinner with the World Doctors Orchestra" at 6 p.m., Thursday, February 5, at the Epworth Euclid Church. Students will have an opportunity to network with approximately 80 doctors from the United States and abroad. Tickets are $5, $2 for national AMSA members. CaseCash will be accepted. Tickets are on sale in Nord Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and during dinner hours at Leutner Commons. The dress code is business casual. Shuttles will be available to transport students.
Volunteer opportunities are available for students interested in tutoring and mentoring John Hay and Cleveland School of the Arts high school students. Volunteers will provide free tutoring in ACT exam preparation and other school subjects. The commitment is one to two hours a week from February to April. If interested, send an e-mail to ACTTutors@gmail.com.
Discussions, the university's undergraduate research journal, is accepting submissions for its spring issue through Sunday, February 1. The journal publishes research from any field that is written by undergraduates. Send an e-mail for more information.
The campus community is invited to a Super Bowl Party at the Jolly Scholar on Sunday, February 1. The game will be broadcast on big screen, high definition televisions. Food and beverages will be available, as well as prizes. For ticket information, call 368-0090 or stop by the restaurant.
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.
Xinglong Wang, a doctoral student and research assistant in the Department of Pathology, has received the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) 2009 Experimental Pathologist-in-Graduate-Training Award. His project, "Mitochondria Dynamics Abnormalities in Alzheimer's Disease," will be presented at ASIP's annual conference in April. Wang works in the laboratory of Xiongwei Zhu, assistant professor of pathology.
The Daily Beast, a national blog, named Case Western Reserve as an under-the-radar school. Kathleen Kingsbury writes: "Some colleges have a knack for churning out graduates destined for bigger and better things." She references several prominent alumni.
School of Medicine student Jason Robinson has won a 2009 Minority Travel Award to the Biophysical Society's 53rd Annual Meeting next month. Winners were selected based on scientific merit. Robinson submitted an application for his research project "Differential Expression of Purinergic Regulator P2X7 between the MurineT-Cells and Marcorphages."
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 over the next several days include:
Monday, February 2
Tomlinson Hall to Crawford Hall Distribution Fiber from 2 to 6 a.m.:
- Telephone Services to Tomlinson Hall
- Data Network Services to Tomlinson Hall
- Wireless Network Services to Tomlinson Hall
- Data Warehouse / Should remain online
- LDAP / Should Remain online
- E-mail (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam) / Should remain online
Tuesday, February 3
Information Booth to Crawford Hall Distribution Fiber from 2 to 6 a.m.:
- Telephone Services to the Information Booth
- Data Network Services to the Information Booth
- E-mail (Delivery) / Should remain online
- ERP Financials & HCM / Should remain online
Wednesday, February 4
Crawford Hall Room 106 / 107 Faceplates Fiber from 2 to 6 a.m.:
- Data Network Services to the Crawford Hall Room 106 / 107 Faceplates
- ERP Financials & HCM / Should remain online
- ISIS / Offline
Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.