Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner to Give Talk
on Tuesday at PlayhouseSquare
The Baker-Nord Center/Cleveland Foundation Lecture Series presents Mohsin Hamid, 2008 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award® recipient for his novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, who will give a free public lecture entitled "Literature, Pakistan, Islam and 'The West'" at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare.
Seating is limited and tickets are required for the event, held in partnership with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards®, Cuyahoga County Public Library, ideastream® and PlayhouseSquare, with support from Continental Airlines. For ticket information, contact the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University at 368-8961 or e-mail the Baker Nord Center for the Humanities.
Campus Programs, Services Available to Help
Students Coping with Eating Disorders
It might start out with a friend mentioning the desire to lose a few pounds. Maybe they spend hours at the gym or constantly count calories. If their actions become obsessive, professionals say that their behavior could be a sign of an eating disorder.
As Case Western Reserve University plans activities to coincide with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Feb. 22-28, students, friends and parents should know that there are resources available on campus to help someone who might be struggling with an eating disorder. Read more.
President Barbara R. Snyder invites the campus community to nominate a non-faculty staff member for the President's Award for Distinguished Service. This annual award honors staff members whose outstanding contributions to campus culture have a transformational effect on university colleagues, students or visitors. Nominations may come from any university staff, student or faculty member. The Staff Recognition Committee of the Staff Advisory Council will review nomination materials, select outstanding candidates and forward the names and information about those individuals to the Office of the President. The honorees will each receive a $1,000 cash award, their names will be engraved on a plaque that is currently on display in Tomlinson Gallery, and they will be honored at a luncheon in June. Nominations are due by March 15. Contact Patsy Harris for complete details and a nomination form.
The Weatherhead School of Management's Master of Science in Positive Organizational Development program will host free online workshops and open houses throughout spring semester. Faculty and alumni will explore leadership and organizational change. Join Jon Utech Tuesday, Feb. 24, for "Carbon Foot-printing." Learn more.
Legendary biologist E. O. Wilson from Harvard University has been invited to give Case Western Reserve University's 2009 Distinguished Lecture at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at Severance Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more.
The Weatherhead School of Management is hosting an open house for students to learn more about the master of science in finance and the master of science in operations/research supply chain management. The event will be held from 4 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 120. Learn more about the one-year master's degree. The session will include pizza and soda. RSVP to Collin Hanson.
For Faculty and Staff
The Department of Human Resources will host "Effective Networking" from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Crawford Hall, Room 209. Ly'Nette Cordaro, associate vice president and deputy chief information officer in the Office of Information Technology Services, will help attendees learn more about the true mission of networking: Making connections, building relationships and assisting others in achieving their goals. Participants will design and practice a one-minute introduction about who they are and what they have to offer. Register online.
The Office of Greek Life and the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) are hosting the semi-annual Faculty Forum on SAGES from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in the Schmitt Lecture Hall. The Faculty Forum involves students, faculty, administrators and staff, and will be moderated by President Barbara R. Snyder. Pizza and soda will be provided. Registration is not required.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Case and Koinonia Christian Fellowship will host Stuart McAllister at 7 p.m., Monday, March 2, in Strosacker Auditorium. McAllister will address why he believes Jesus Christ is relevant and important for collegiate life and academia. The event targets undergraduates, but the community is welcome to attend.
The Department of English presents John Lahr, senior drama critic for The New Yorker and author of numerous profiles of prominent cultural figures, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Clark Hall, Room 309. His talk, Comedy and Revenge, is part of the Wain Lecture Series. Learn more.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is hosting a talk with Madeline Cámara, the University of South Florida, "Written on a Woman's Body: Re-reading Cuban Nationalist Discourse Through the Images of the Mulata in Popular Culture," at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in Guilford House. She will analyze the construction of the social body of mulatto women as a symbol of the Cuban identity from the 19th century to contemporary times.
The Department of Mathematics hosts numerous seminars each semester. Learn more.
Kelvin Smith Library presents a Living History @ Lunch event beginning at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the library. Actress Sherrie Tolliver will portray Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Learn more on the KSL NewsBlog.
Thwing Center will host its annual Mardi Gras Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the atrium. Attendees will have an opportunity to make their own masks and sample food from Fat Fish Blue. Cats on Holiday will provide the music. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities & Leadership, the University Program Board and the Undergraduate Student Government.
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:
Tuesday, Feb. 24
Relocation of Adelbert Gym to Crawford Hall Backbone Fiber from 2 to 6 a.m.:
- Telephone Services to Tomlinson Hall
- Data Network Services to Tomlinson Hall
- Wireless Network Services to Tomlinson Hall
Wednesday, Feb. 25, and Thursday, Feb. 26
Reroute current Southside of Campus backbone connections through new Medical School to KSL backbone fiber in order to bypass Crawford Hall.
Saturday, Feb. 28
The KSL Data Center Remediation work is almost complete. The last major planned outage will begin at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, when the main KSL server switches will be moved to new power and network connections. It is anticipated that the work will be completed by 6 a.m. Sunday, March 1. ITS will try to minimize the downtime for as many applications as possible, especially Blackboard and MediaVision courseware.
Services that will be affected during the outage:
- All ERP systems (HCM, SIS, Financials)
- University Library Web site (library.case.edu)
mail to Case will be queued at sender
outgoing mail servers will be down
mail.case.edu web interface to iPlanet mail will be down
- MediaVision on campus video streaming services
- Oracle Databases (all applications using shared Oracle servers)
- Software Center
- EStore sites (Sprint, Dell, Time Warner)
- Dental Clinic scheduling system
- Single Sign-On and LDAP
- Google Apps only email subscribers
- no new incoming/outgoing mail, but can read mail already stored in mailbox
- access to webmail.case.edu
- www.case.edu–capacity will be reduced so may be slow
- Wiki, Blog
- Health Services
- Phone system (reduced capacity for incoming/outgoing calls)
- Voicemail delivery may be delayed but will be able to leave voicemail messages
Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.