Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities'
2009 Theme Ponders "Culture of Green"


Humans across time have contemplated their role in nature.

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will contribute to these thoughts with its yearlong program theme of "Culture of Green: Nature and the Environment," says director and art historian Anne Helmreich.

Several faculty members have provided insight into the meaning of green as it relates to their academic disciplines. Read more.

Campus News

The Human Capital Management (HCM) system has been upgraded to the most current release of the software. The upgraded system can be reached by using Faculty, staff, and student employees are asked to bookmark and save the new link. Contact Tony Kramar with questions.

Cedar Point tickets are available at Access Services. Tickets for adults are $35.50, while tickets for children and seniors are $17.50.

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is hosting a Social Work Licensure Review workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, August 28. Go online for more information.

For Faculty and Staff

The Employee Education, Training and Development Unit provides an array of on-campus training and educational opportunities. Learn more.

For Students

Open auditions will be held for Eldred Theater's fall 2009 drama productions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, August 31, and Tuesday, September 1, in the second floor theater of Eldred Hall. Sign up sheets are posted in the first floor gallery of Eldred Hall. Call 368-6140 for specific information on what to prepare for the audition.

The Case Western Undergraduate Bioethics Society (CWUBS) will hold its first general body meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, August 31, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. CWUBS is a new organization that works in close conjunction with the Department of Bioethics and the Inamori Center. Members will be provided with a variety of bioethical resources and information. Contact the CWUBS committee for more information.

The Entrepreneurial Biotechnology Master's Degree Program will host an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. this evening in Hovorka Atrium. Meet faculty, students, and alumni while learning about the innovative Entrepreneurial Biotechnology program.



Navanethem Pillay, United National High Commissioner for Human Rights, will be honored Wednesday, September 2, with an award at the School of Law. The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center has selected Pillay for the 2009-2010 International Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice. She will speak at noon in the Moot Courtroom (A59) on the topic of "Women’s Rights in the Human Rights System: The Past, Present and Future." The lecture is free and open to the public. A webcast will be available.

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative continues its monthly seminar series at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, August 27, in Frohring auditorium, with James Basilion, associate professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at the Case Center for Imaging Research. His topic will be "Application of Molecular Imaging to Cancer and Tropical Diseases."

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.

August 27, 2009

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Case in the News

Area schools preparing for the return of H1N1 flu

The Plain Dealer, August 27, 2009
With hundreds of thousands of students and teachers returning to schools and colleges in the coming weeks and the availability of a vaccine for the H1N1 virus still an unknown, area schools are planning for the disease's inevitable return and hoping for the best. Case Western Reserve University's Eleanor Davidson, director of the University Health Services, and Lynn Singer, deputy provost, discuss the university's preparedness.

Competing governance proposals in Cuyahoga County's ballot could produce bizarre legal situation

The Plain Dealer, August 27, 2009
If voters this November approve two competing proposals to reform Cuyahoga County government, the courts are likely to decide which side prevails. Jonathan Entin, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Growing Case Western Reserve graduate program grooms entrepreneurs, startup execs of future

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 24, 2009 (online subscription required)
Ed Caner, director of the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) at Case Western Reserve University, discusses the growth of STEP and how its alumni contribute to local businesses. A related article highlights the accomplishment's of STEP alumnus Jeffrey Bargiel.

Higher Ed News

SAT scores drop, gaps grow

Inside Higher Ed, August 26, 2009
Average SAT scores dropped slightly for those who graduated from high school this year, as many more students and a more diverse group of students than in the past took the exam.