Student Keeps Busy with Music, Medicine
and a New Business Venture
John Knific is a music major with a commercially produced CD that has just been released. He's also a biology major who was accepted early into medical school. He has a minor in entrepreneurship and is working toward launching his own business next summer. He studied abroad in Amsterdam for a semester.
But John Knific is not a "renaissance man." At least, not in his opinion.
"I just view it as taking advantage of all the opportunities that have been presented to me," he says.
And the opportunities have been plentiful. He credits the resources and atmosphere connected to Case Western Reserve University for allowing him to pursue all of his interests. Read more.
Friday, Feb. 27, is the last day to submit theses and dissertations for the Ohio Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (OETDA) awards program. The group invites students, faculty, staff and administrators to nominate 2008-09 electronic theses and dissertations. Outstanding projects will be recognized in the areas of innovation, leadership, scholarship and service to the association. Campus members should contact Jason Hatton in the School of Graduate Studies for details and nomination forms.
The Office of Continuing Education at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will present several continuing education workshops this semester. "Social Work Licensure Examination Review" will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27. Learn more.
For Faculty and Staff
The Department of Human Resources will host a Staff Development Seminar, "Updates to the Family and Medical Leave Act—Paid Parental Leave," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in Nord Hall, Room 310-B, and from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 5, at the Biomedical Research Building, Frohring Auditorium.
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Managing Time and Increasing Productivity " from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. Attendees will engage in a round-table discussion to exchange tips and strategies to become more effective at juggling multiple tasks. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP to UCITE.
Case Western Reserve will host its first Cognitive Science Student Conference April 17-19 at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The conference aims to orient students to the format of academic conferences and to expose them to the growing body of research being done here and around the globe. In addition to student presenters, speakers will include several faculty members. The abstract deadline is Friday, March 20. Send an e-mail to CSSOconference.@case.edu with questions.
As part of AIDS Week of Action, students are invited to watch a free screening of the film Life Support beginning at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in Schmitt Lecture Hall. Inspired by a true story, Life Support uses a mix of actors and real people from the HIV/AIDS community to tell the story of an HIV-positive woman who channels her regret over past drug addiction into working for an AIDS outreach group. The screening will include free food. Extra credit is available for CHEM 106 and CHEM 224 students. Sponsored by the Student Global AIDS Campaign and the university's chapter of the American Medical Student Association. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Students with a major or minor in academic disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to apply for the Experiential Learning Fellowship. The fellowship funds a wide range of undergraduate student projects, including the support of research projects, Senior Capstone projects, travel to research conferences to present research, or project-oriented travel abroad associated with completion of majors or minors programs in the arts, humanities or social sciences. The Experiential Learning Fellowship consists of three funds: the Rocks, the Experiential Learning Fellowship in Anthropology and the Traub . The College of Arts and Sciences intends to award up to three fellowships each year, with an average award of $5,000. The deadline for the first fund, the Experiential Learning Fellowship in Anthropology, is Friday, Feb. 27. Go online for complete details.
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. today at the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 120. RSVP to Collin Hanson.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Frances Payne Bolton School Nursing will host "A Conversation with Marilyn Sanders Mobley" beginning at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at the nursing school, Room 31A. Mobley is the university's vice president for inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunity. A reception will follow the talk. Free, open to the community. Sponsored by the Office of Student Services.
The Mather Dance Center will present But... at 8 p.m. Feb. 26-28, and at 2:30 p.m. on March 1. But...is a theatrical dance performance that draws attention to conflicts between humans. The dancers are Sernaz Demirel, Chan U. Hong and Tan Temel. Tickets are $10 general admission; $7 for faculty, staff and adults 60 and older; and $5 for students.
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. tonight in Clark Hall, Room 309. Part of the Wain Lecture Series.
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:
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 former KSL Server Network switches will be relocated and reprovisioned as the Network Security switches within the Data Center . 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. Blackboard, e-mail, and MediaVision will remain up during the outage.
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.