Research ShowCASE to Feature
Traditional Panel Discussions, Digital Options
Several panel discussions about the economy and children, research on teaching and learning, and advanced energy for Northeast Ohio will take center stage during Research ShowCASE.
The Case Western Reserve and local communities are invited to learn more during this year's event, which takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center.
In addition to the panel discussions, Mary Woolley, president of Research!America, will deliver the keynote address for Research ShowCASE. She will share with the audience how the $10.4 billion earmarked in the federal budget for investment in health research and basic sciences is an encouraging sign for the research community.
Also, several Research ShowCASE forums, as well as the keynote presentation, will be streamed into Second Life, and recorded and available online following the event. Read more.
The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity invites the campus community to the inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Achievement Award Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. The event will honor Rhonda Y. Williams, associate professor of history, director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Studies, and director of the university's Social Justice Initiative. The ceremony will be preceded by lunch and a dialogue discussion. RSVP to Robynn Strong by e-mail or by phone at 368-8877 by Monday, April 20.
Due to a recent number of laptop thefts, Case Western Reserve Police & Security would like to remind students, faculty and staff to secure valuable items such as laptops and avoid leaving them unattended. The campus community also is encouraged to call the police and security dispatch center at 368-3333 to report suspicious activities or people on campus at any time. The department has laptop locks available for purchase. Contact Karen Gregor at 368-6811 for prices and billing options.
For Faculty and Staff
Final exam schedules are available in the Faculty Center in SIS. Please review and send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your course meets in a room controlled by the University Registrar's office, it has been scheduled into the same room for the exam (or a different room upon the instructor's request). If your course does not meet in a room controlled by the University Registrar's office, you will need to reserve the room yourself with the normal scheduler of that room. If you have special needs, such as requiring a larger room or multiple rooms for your exam and have not already notified the registrar, please contact the office as soon as possible.
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) announces a "Forum on Research on Teaching and Learning in Undergraduate Classrooms" from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in the Veale Convocation Center's multi-purpose room. This panel provides a perspective on research on teaching and learning being conducted by disciplinary faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) departments at the national level with specific examples of work being done in the Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve. Part of Research ShowCASE. Learn more.
Second-year undergraduate students are invited to enter the Annual Second-Year Celebration Essay Contest. The topic is: "During your second year at Case Western Reserve University, you have been challenged to explore and engage in the many opportunities available to students. In view of your second-year experiences, what is your personal vision for your final years at Case and beyond?" The top three essays will be recognized and awarded the following prizes: a $250 book scholarship, a $150 book scholarship and a $100 book scholarship. All entries are due by 8 a.m., Thursday, April 23. Essays need to be saved as a PDF or Microsoft Word attachment and e-mailed to: email@example.com. The winning essays will be announced at the Second Year Celebration, which will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 27.
Students interested in careers in the health professions, health law or the life sciences, or just interested in broader ethical issues raised by biomedicine and the life sciences, are invited to learn more about the master's degree in bioethics. An information session will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. this evening in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. Hosted by the Department of Bioethics. Pizza will be served. RSVP to Jan Liber by e-mail or by phone at 368-0635.
The Department of Mathematics is celebrating the fact that the number of math majors recently reached 100, more than doubling in just a few years. The department is planning a celebration with cake at 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, in Yost Hall 300.
The second annual Italian Film Festival USA of Cleveland, sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago in collaboration with Case Western Reserve's Italian program, will feature the Cleveland premier of five Italian films. The festival runs Thursday, April 16, through Tuesday, April 21, in Strosacker Auditorium. All films will be shown in Italian with English subtitles. Free and open to the general public. Contact Denise Caterinacci, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, for information.
Case Western Reserve's Kendo Club will host the 21st Annual Cleveland Kendo Tournament and Promotion Test, April 18 and 19, in Adelbert Gym. According to the club, Kendo is considered to be one of the most popular martial arts in Japan. It is a Japanese-style fencing. The Cleveland Kendo Tournament is one of the largest in the United States. Admission is free. Campus community members interested in joining the university's Kendo Club should contact club officers Joe Chen or Andrew Lau, or faculty adviser Shigemi Matsuyama.
The School of Law's Center for Business Law and Regulation will present the George A. Leet Business Law Symposium from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 17, in the Moot Courtroom (A59). The topic is "Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance: Heroes or Villains?" Professors George Dent and Simon Peck of Case Western Reserve are two of the commentators. Free, open to the public. Registration is required by Thursday, April 16.
Researchers, educators, business and nonprofit leaders will participate in a half-day colloquium entitled "Combining Practice and Theory to Improve Nonprofit Accountability and Governance" on Thursday, April 16, at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Some of the latest research-based thinking about nonprofit accountability, governance and effectiveness will be discussed. Seating is limited. To register for the event contact Marilyn Chorman or go online.
The Department of Astronomy is co-sponsoring the 2008-09 Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture Series. Renowned astronomers from across the country will give free lectures at the Natural History Museum. The last speaker will be Mario Livio of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 16, on the topic of "Is God a Mathematician." Light refreshments will be served. Earlier the same day, he will give an Astronomy Colloquium at 3 p.m. in Sears Library, Room 552, entitled, "Dark Energy: Hopes and Expectations."
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
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.
Relocate SAN Cabinets Saturday, April 18:
- Backup Storage Area Network off-line (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- PeopleSoft SIS will be affected