Campus Committee Provides Information Regarding Swine Flu
This weekend U.S. officials declared a public health emergency and the Ohio Department of Health confirmed a case of the swine flu in a 9-year-old resident of Northeast Ohio.
Case Western Reserve University's Emerging Infections Committee is working with local health authorities to monitor the case of the Elyria child who recently traveled to Mexico and will provide the university community with updates as new information becomes available.
No cases of swine flu have been reported on campus, but the committee is closely monitoring external conditions and providing information to help faculty, staff, students and visitors avoid exposure to this new strain of the flu. Additional information is available on the university's emerging infections Web site.
Due to a water main leak, the City of Cleveland plans to shut off water to some areas beginning at noon, Tuesday, April 28. The shutdown will affect all water in the following buildings: Adelbert Hall; Allen Memorial Medical Library; DeGrace Hall; and Clapp Hall. The shutdown will last approximately four hours. The Millis Science Center will be affected, but a separate feed to supply water to this building will be established. All other buildings on the quad will have available restrooms. Due to the repairs at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road, traffic also will be impacted. A lane on Adelbert Road will be closed beginning around 8:30 a.m.
Information Technology Services announces that web-based training for Microsoft Windows-based programs is now available at no cost for campus users through the Case Software Center. These learning opportunities help end users get the most out of new technology and the software they use every day. Microsoft's eLearning courses are designed for maximum skill building in minimal time, and provide accurate, relevant, and engaging courses using Microsoft technologies. eLearning also eliminates time and location boundaries. To get started, login to the Case Software Center and click on the Microsoft eLearning Activation link. For more information and support, go online.
Researchers in the Department of Cognitive Science are using a new online Experiment Management System, where people can register to participate in IRB approved research studies. Anyone age 18 or older can register. Registered users have no obligation to participate in any study. Participants can enroll in a study and schedule appointments to participate; receive automatic e-mail reminders of appointments; receive e-mails when new studies become available; and unsubscribe from e-mails and/or remove all of their data from the system. Compensation or reimbursement may be available depending on the particular research study. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
For Faculty and Staff
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) will host presentations from this year's Glennan Fellows from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. During this session, the five faculty members who were selected in 2008 for their promise of exceptional careers balancing scholarship and teaching—Darin Croft, Lisa Huisman Koops, Kelly McMann, Leena Palomo and Gregory Tochtrop—will describe their award projects. The event is an opportunity to hear about their work and to honor them.
Faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to an All-College Meeting from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, in the Ford Auditorium of Allen Memorial Library. President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III will provide an update on current university events and answer questions.
The Student Alumni Association is hosting a study break from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, at the Alumni House. Come mingle and relax with classmates, enjoy free food and play games like Nintendo Wii. Learn more by visiting the group's Facebook page.
Thwing Study Over will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight, Tuesday, April 28. This annual tradition incorporates the student center, peers, arts and crafts, massages, and free food. Thwing Study Over offers students a chance to break away from the books, papers and last-minute assignments before finals begin.
The Office of University Financial Aid announces that the deadline for financial aid is May 15 for the 2009-2010 academic year. Students should complete the FAFSA and Case Financial Aid Form by this date. Students can check the status of their applications through briefCase, as well as verify if any additional documents are needed.
The campus community is invited to the Second Year Celebration from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. this evening in Carlton Commons. The annual celebration is an opportunity for second-year undergraduate students to celebrate the "halfway point" of college. Hors d'oeuvres, beverages and a sundae bar are free to all guests. A Greenie shuttle will run continuously from 4 to 7 p.m., stopping in front of Adelbert Hall and Clarke Tower to take students, staff, and faculty to and from Carlton Commons.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will host its annual benefit dinner from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, May 1, in Thwing Center ballroom. Learn more about what the university's chapter of EWB is doing in Cameroon, Thailand and the Dominican Republic. The event will include a keynote address from Chuck Fowler (MGT '90), CEO and president of Fairmount Minerals, as well as performances by campus cultural groups. Tickets are $10 for students, $30 for professionals. Send an e-mail to the group for more information.
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.
Tuesday, April 28 (some outages are from 3 to 6 a.m.):
- College of Arts and Science Web Server offline
- Freedman Center and LLC Web Server offline
- MediaVision Video Conferencing servers
- Pinnacle Telephone Systems Reporting offline
- Crystal Reporting offline
Wednesday, April 29:
- Sevis Services, Office of International Student Services will lose access to FSAAtlas application
- Delayed SAN / NAS Backups
- Voicemail offline during off hours
Thursday, April 30:
- ERP Financials Servers (Redundant, no impact expected)
- ERP Financials web server, Financial Training and QAS will be offline
- ERP HCM Application Development Server, affects Data Warehouse development
- ERP Financials Reporting Server, Financials Training and Reporting offline