History Fellow Expands Baseball Entries for Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
Two years after the National Negro Baseball League—the first official professional black baseball league—organized in 1920, Cleveland had its first team, the Cleveland Tate Stars. The team moved from playing the sandlots to professional status in 1922.
But few people may know that during National Negro Baseball League history, the city had 11 teams.
Baseball aficionados and Cleveland history buffs can now learn more about the League's past courtesy of Stephanie Liscio, the Ralph M. Besse Fellow in the Department of History. She has spent the past year updating entries and adding new ones for the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and expanded offerings related to the city's Negro League baseball history. Read more.
Information Technology Services is completing a project to upgrade the existing voicemail system (Communité) to a new minor vendor release version. The conversion to the new voicemail system will take place at midnight, August 3. There should be very few user-visible changes; the one change of major importance is the conversion to a local message store from the iPlanet IMAP-based store, and the consequent loss of the 'UM-Messages' IMAP folder. No other changes in accessing voicemail are expected to occur. Campus community members are being asked to send reports of problems with the voicemail system and message access to the Help Desk. Users who experience any telephone prompt differences between the previous version and the one available after August 3 should report the changes to email@example.com. Learn more.
For Faculty and Staff
Linda Ehrlich of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature will serve as director of the College Scholars Program for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Reminder: The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is planning a one-day "Breast Cancer Research Retreat" for October 5. Principal investigators currently examining topics related to all aspects of breast development and cancer are encouraged to submit abstracts by August 1 to Gillian Irwin. Abstracts should include title, authors, and affiliation, and the body of the abstract should be 300 words or less.
Case Western Reserve employees are invited to learn more about opportunities to jumpstart their graduate education by using their tuition benefits in the fall 2009 semester. An "Evening and Saturday MBA Information Session" will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 4, at the Peter B. Lewis Building. Sponsored by Weatherhead MBA Admissions. Learn more.
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Ralph Harvey, associate professor of geology, and the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program he leads are portrayed in a newly released book. Chris Cokinos' The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars, laces the history, science and folklore of shooting stars with adventures of scientists to flimflammers who've hunted space rocks. Cokinos, a Utah State University English professor, scoured ice fields alongside Harvey in 2003 and spoke highly of him: "My experience in Antarctica is the big finale to my book."
Michael Scharf, professor of law, recently delivered a lecture to an audience of 150 international criminal law experts at the Asser Institute in The Hague. His speech focused on the debate about using Joint Criminal Enterprise Liability. Read more.
Ann Serenko, a Doctor of Nursing Practice student at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, won a gold medal at the 3rd World TaeKwanDo Expo in South Korea. Read more.
Dan Whalen, senior quarterback, was recently named to the OhioCollegeFootball.Com (OCF) "Great Eight" team, which highlights Ohio's top eight players in all divisions. Learn more.
Eric Bixler, School of Law student, is completing the 2009 Indiana Secretary of State Internship Program. Bixler drafted numerous complaints, consent agreements and default judgments for the Secretary of State's Securities Division. Secretary of State Todd Rokita described Bixler as "a valuable addition to our office."