Baker-Nord Center Awarded Major National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University has received a major award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The $650,000 NEH Challenge Grant was awarded to support research and programs that advance the humanities across the Case Western Reserve campus and in the Cleveland community.
The Baker-Nord Center's long commitment to collaboration was key to its winning proposal, according to NEH program director Bruce Cole. "[Peer] reviewers were especially impressed with the center's strong record of collaboration with local cultural institutions," Cole said. "They found the wide range of programs to result from sound and thorough planning to involve significant issues and intellectual perspectives central to the humanities."
Case Western Reserve received the third largest of the 18 NEH Challenge Grants awarded in this cycle. Read more.
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, in conjunction with the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and Alpha Phi Sorority, are sponsoring "Untold Stories from the Heart" from 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. Case Western Reserve faculty and staff, as well as community members, will share stories of how heart disease among women has impacted their lives. In addition, a panel of heart health experts will discuss women's health issues. Go online for more information.
Kundalini Yoga classes open to students, faculty and staff are offered from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The classes meet in Veale Center's multipurpose room. Contact Mina Moore at 368-2191 for information.
In honor of Valentine's Day, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity is selling chocolate-covered strawberries. Each box—which contains either four or five strawberries—is $6. The group is accepting orders in Nord Hall and Thwing Center through Monday, Feb. 9. Payment methods include cash, check and CaseCash. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Learn more.
The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations is hosting an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 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.
For Faculty and Staff
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Getting and Using Student Feedback" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. The session will focus on getting informative feedback from students, as well as the mechanisms that can be utilized. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP to UCITE.
The Support of Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors Office (SOURCE) is sponsoring a workshop on "Finding Research Opportunities On and Off Campus" at 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, in Sears 462. Go online for more information.
Doctoral and graduate students are invited to the Statistical Consulting Forum, which is designed to provide students with experience in consulting work. The forum, which will meet through April 27, is part of a special consulting class with graduate and doctoral statistics students that is supervised by faculty. Rather than provide homework help, the forum is designed to give pointers on how to solve statistical problems that come up during research and projects. Send an e-mail to the forum organizers for more information.
Students Helping Students, a weekly drop-in discussion support group for students who are reconsidering the use of alcohol or other drugs in their lives, meets from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Tomlinson Hall Library Room, second floor. The group will meet throughout the semester. Contact Amy Haller.
The campus community is invited to learn about careers in the health field that do not require a medical degree during the third annual Case Western Reserve Healthcare Symposium from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Nord Hall, Room 310. Topics will include biomedical engineering, medical crisis simulation, bioethics, health management consulting, and coordinating institutional review boards. This event also is open to the public. Dinner will be provided. Questions may be sent by e-mail to Ashley McKee.
Carole L. Anthony, curator of the Sepia magazine photo archive at the African American Museum in Dallas, will present a free, public lecture on "Capturing the African-American Experience: The Sepia Magazine Photo Archive, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Clark Hall, Room 309. A reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 206. First published in 1947, Sepia magazine focused on culture, politics, lifestyles and music, especially during the civil rights era. Anthony will discuss historically significant photos of artists, musicians, and more. Sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
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 involve 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 during the next several days include:
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
Thursday, February 5
- ERP Financials & HCM Development / offline
- E-mail (Delivery) / Should remain online
Monday, February 9
- Oracle Databases, non-PeopleSoft production / Offline
Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.