Asian Pacific Islanders Health Initiative
Earns Community Outreach Grant

When the Center for Community Partnerships invited Case Western Reserve University departments and groups seeking charitable funding to apply for its new Community Outreach Program grants, they received dozens of applications. Ten campus affiliates were selected to receive $1,000 each for the 2008-2009 academic year to continue their outreach work in the areas of PreK-12, senior citizens, health, social service, community and economic development, and lifelong learning.

Each of the winning groups will be featured in an ongoing Case Daily series. Today, learn about the Cleveland Asian Pacific Islanders Minority Health Initiative. The group plans to help Cleveland's Asian Pacific Islander population receive much needed health screenings and information. Read more.

Campus News

CollabTech 09, a showcase demonstrating the integration of technology into teaching and learning at Case Western Reserve University, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 7, in Thwing Center. Presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions will highlight faculty innovators at Case Western Reserve, Stanford, Cornell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern, and the University of Central Florida. Keynote speeches and panels will be streamed online, as well as off the CollabTech 09 Conference Web page. All university faculty, staff, students, alumni, neighborhood and community partners are invited to attend. Learn more.

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations invites nominations for the 2009 Leadership in Nonprofit Management Award, presented to an individual with an outstanding record of leadership, and the 2009 Organization Innovation Award, presented to an organization with an outstanding record of innovation. Community members familiar with the work of an outstanding nonprofit leader or organization in Northeast Ohio are encouraged to submit a nomination. Nomination forms and detailed guidelines for both awards are available on the Mandel Center Web site. All nominations must be received by noon, Friday, May 1.

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The Weatherhead School of Management's Executive MBA program is hosting an open house from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at the George S. Dively Building. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet faculty, current students and alumni. Appetizers and beverages will be served and parking will be available. Contact Kate Coleman, EMBA program manager, at 368-6411 to reserve a spot, or register online.

For Faculty and Staff

The spring edition of Human Resources Quarterly (HRQ) is available for online viewing

The Department of Human Resources spring/summer learning schedule has arrived. There is something for everyone, including sessions on how to sharpen supervisory skills, how to effectively manage conflict, and "going green." Go online to register and for more information.

For Students

The Entrepreneurship Education Consortium will host its second annual Entrepreneurship Immersion for Undergraduates, an intensive, one week academic experience, August 9-14. Students will attend two academic sessions per day on topics such as developing a business idea and exploring innovation and creativity, as well as various networking opportunities and presentations by prominent entrepreneurs. Additionally, students will team together to create a business concept. Students in any school or major entering their junior or senior year can apply. The Immersion Experience is free for selected students. To be considered for selection to the Case Western Reserve team, go online. Applications can be submitted via e-mail to Professor Scott Fine by Friday, April 24.

The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) will host a Star Party from 8:30 to 10 p.m. tonight on the Case Quad. Join WISER for a stargazing study break with telescopes and StarLab to learn more about the sky. Pizza and snacks will be available.

Events

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Springfest will take place beginning at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, on Freiberger Field. This event is open to the entire community and there is no charge for admission. There will be interactive booths, attractions, and campus bands. Peekay, Plains of Olympus and TNAR will open for the headlining group, the Black Keys. Learn more.

The Department of Art History and Art and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities are co-sponsoring Form To Finish: Strategies In Outdoor Sculpture Preservation from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 25, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, with a closing reception at the Sculpture Center. Artists, art students, stewards and owners of public monuments, those concerned about the condition of a sculpture in their downtown, art historians and art history students, collectors, and all enthusiasts of outdoor sculpture are invited; the symposium is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended. Go online for complete details.

The Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum is leading the planning for the 81st annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, which will take place April 23-26. Several Case Western Reserve faculty and staff are involved in the process. The Cleveland Medical Library Association will be supporting the Garrison Lecture and reception, to be held at the Allen Memorial Medical Library on Thursday, April 23. Learn more.

Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis will speak on the topic of "Foreclosures and Cuyahoga County Landbank: Making Lemonade from Lemons" at 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Room 320BC. Free and open to the public.

The 20th Annual Harvey Buchanan Lecture in Art History and the Humanities will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at the Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall. Michael Conforti, director of the
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, will speak on the topic of "The American Art Museum at the Beginning of the 21st Century." A reception will follow. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Art History and Art.

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.

Today:

  • Undergraduate Admissions online registration unavailable
  • HTMLdb services unavailable
  • Marketing and Communications File Server unavailable

Wednesday, April 22:

  • Crawford Call Managers (Redundant set at KSL)
  • Reduced call volume

Thursday, April 23:

  • Marketing and Communication file server unavailable
  • Unified Messaging (redundant, no outages)
  • Novell File Server (redundant, no Outages)
  • Secure ACS Server outage
Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.

April 21, 2009

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Year of Darwin

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Case Western Reserve University continues its yearlong series of events celebrating Charles Darwin's life, work and the diverse ways in which evolutionary theory has impacted research. On April 23, Laura F. Landweber of Princeton University will discuss "RNA-Mediated Epigenetic Inheritance." Learn more.

Case in the News

Resuscitated newborns at risk for lower IQs

Forbes.com, April 19, 2009
Newborns who were not breathing at birth and had to be resuscitated have an increased risk of having a low IQ, even if they showed no signs of mental problems in early infancy, British researchers report. Maureen Hack, professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Should it be illegal to broadcast 9-1-1 calls?

FOX8.com, April 20, 2009
An Ohio lawmaker wants to make it illegal to broadcast telephone calls made to 9-1-1. In Ohio, 9-1-1 recordings are considered public records. So when television stations request a copy of one, they usually get it. Jonathan Entin, professor of law and political science at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Health gaps narrow with Medicare coverage

Boston.com, April 20, 2009
Universal health coverage in the form of Medicare eligibility narrowed the health gaps between Americans of different races, ethnicities, and education levels, a new study from Harvard shows. The results are seen as part of the national debate on revamping healthcare to cover uninsured Americans. Ashwini Sehgal , assistant professor of bioethics and medicine at Case Western Reserve University comments.

Where are eco-friendly jobs?

SanDiego.com, April 20, 2009
The potential of the emerging green economy is widely praised, yet real-life opportunities for job seekers have been elusive. There are questions about how many new positions are really being created, and there's no unified timeline for the industry's growth. Case Western Reserve University is referenced in the article.

Higher Ed News

They'll work for education

New York Times, April 14, 2009
Work-study jobs have come to fill a variety of needs–beyond the obvious one of putting cash in the pockets of undergraduate and graduate students. Some want to develop a skill, or beef up a résumé. Some seek an "in" with a certain professor.