Public Policy Programming Sought
for University Channel
With all of the public policy programming taking place at Case Western Reserve University, it's difficult for faculty, staff and students to catch every speaker or attend all of the events taking place on campus during the academic year. It's even more difficult for people outside of the Cleveland area to get to campus each time a favorite speaker comes to campus.
That's why campus members—and even a global audience—interested in thought-provoking public policy issues and discussions can stay informed through Case Western Reserve University's participation in the University Channel (UChannel), a collection of public affairs lectures, panels and events from academic institutions all over the world.
Campus departments and groups sponsoring public policy programming are encouraged to record and submit items to the channel. In addition to increasing programming content, submissions afford departments an opportunity to gain more exposure for faculty experts, events and academic endeavors on a regional, national and global level. Read more.
Nominations are being accepted through Friday, Feb. 20, for the 2009 Dr. Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Awards, which recognize outstanding students, organizations and campus programs. All nominees and recipients will be acknowledged at the annual leadership awards ceremony in April. Contact Christina Mastrangelo at 368-2679 with questions.
The department of ophthalmology and visual sciences is seeking participants for a genetic study of Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy, a corneal condition that affects people over the age of 40. Eligible participants must meet the following criteria: Healthy corneas; no history of eye surgery or injury; Caucasian; and at least 60 years old. Each qualified participant will have 40 mL of blood drawn, and will receive a free eye exam and eyeglass prescription. Contact Angela Tagliaferri at (216) 844-7307 with questions.
The Office of Continuing Education at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will present several continuing education workshops this semester. "Integrating the Use of the Enneagram & Bowen Family Systems Theory in Family & Individual Therapy" will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at the Mandel School. Learn more.
For Faculty and Staff
The Case Western Reserve chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national honorary society is updating its membership list of "resident members" (university faculty or staff who are Phi Beta Kappa). Faculty or staff who were elected to Phi Beta Kappa at their undergraduate or graduate institution are requested to send an e-mail to Margaret Robinson, the chapter co-secretary and dean emerita of Undergraduate Studies.
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Mentoring Graduate Students" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. The Graduate Student Senate, working with a group of exemplary faculty mentors and using published literature, has prepared a handbook: "A Mentoring Guidebook for Faculty: Helping graduate students grow into respected professionals and trusted colleagues." Deputy Provost Lynn Singer, along with several faculty and graduate students, will unveil this new document and highlight some of its key features. RSVP to UCITE.
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is hosting the "Plus/Minus Open Forum" from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in Thwing Center's atrium. USG plans on issuing a referendum concerning the possibility of the university instituting a plus/minus grading system. This is an informational session with an opportunity for questions. Snacks will be available.
Delta Gamma is hosting its "Charity Denim" event from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Nord Hall, Room 310. The event will feature new discounted designer jeans and T-shirts for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Cleveland Sight Center. Changing rooms and an exchange policy will be available.
The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable and the Case Alumni Association are hosting the annual Egg Drop Competition from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Nord Hall atrium. Teams of three to five students are invited to register. Teams will be presented with a kit of materials to build a container. Cash prizes. Go online for details and registration. Part of E-Week.
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is hosting a discussion on "Sex and Love: What You Need to Know" at 9 p.m. tonight at Fribley Fireside. Students can learn about medical and support resources available on campus, and will have an opportunity to discuss relationship topics. Learn more.
The Case Concert Celebration begins at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Severance Hall. The Cleveland Orchestra will perform an exclusive concert for the Case Western Reserve community Concert Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for university alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Learn more.
Eldred Theater continues its 2008-09 drama series with Frederic Raphael and Kenneth McLeish's translation of Euripides' Medea. Performances are Feb. 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees on Feb. 22 and March 1 at 2:30 p.m. The undergraduate ensemble is directed by Dennis Fox, part-time lecturer of acting in the department of theater and dance. General admission is $10, $7 for adults over 60 and university staff, and $5 for students.
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, Feb. 18
Relocation of Internet Router within Crawford Data Center from 2 to 6 a.m.:
- No Impact
Monday, Feb. 23
Relocation of Bingham Hall to Crawford Hall Backbone Fiber from 2 to 6 a.m.:
- Veale Center Cable Television unavailable
Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.