Jamaica Kincaid Will Give
2009 Anisfield-Wolf/SAGES Lecture
Internationally acclaimed author and garden writer Jamaica Kincaid launches this year's humanities theme of Culture of Green: Nature and the Environment—a discussion probing humanity's relationship to nature—presented by the Baker-Nord Center for Humanities at Case Western Reserve University.
Kincaid, author of My Garden (Book) and Autobiography of My Mother, will give the annual Anisfield-Wolf/SAGES Lecture at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, in Amasa Stone Chapel. The free, public event is presented by the humanities center, the Cleveland Public Library and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards®. Online registration is encouraged.
Prior to the lecture, the Baker Nord Center and the Cleveland Public Library will set the stage for Kincaid with a panel discussion at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, at the Cleveland Public Library's Martin Luther King Jr. Branch.
During this public event, university faculty and staff will discuss Kincaid's work. Panelists will be Marilyn Sanders Mobley, vice president for inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity, and Erika Olbricht, a SAGES instructor. Read more.
The campus community is invited to audition for "The Rocky Horror Commedia Show," a parody of the cult movie classic by the Confused Greenies to celebrate more than 10 years of tradition of the Film Society's live floorshow cast. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 10, in Nord 410.
The School of Law will hold a memorial service in honor of Henry King at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, in the Moot Courtroom (A59). King, a member of the School of Law faculty for more than 30 years, died May 9. He made significant contributions to the school's international law program, and his illustrious career included serving as a Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor and director of international development during the Eisenhower administration.
Fall Kundalini Yoga classes for faculty, staff and students begin Wednesday, September 9. Classes will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veale Center Multipurpose room. The session will run 12 weeks with an option of taking one or two classes per week. The cost will be approximately $4 per class. Registration forms are available at Veale Center. Contact Mina Moore at 368-2191 for information.
For Faculty and Staff
Employees are invited to take advantage of free retirement counseling from the experts at TIAA-CREF and Vanguard. Representatives are on campus monthly to meet with employees for individual sessions. Review the schedule of upcoming counseling dates.
The Case Western Reserve Society for Biomaterials (Case SFB) will hold its first general body meeting at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, in Wickenden 525. Case SFB is a new chapter of the national Society For Biomaterials, an organization which promotes advances in biomedical materials research and encourages cooperative education programs. Contact the Case SFB officers for more information at CaseSFB@case.edu. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
The Global Medical Initiative (GMI) will hold its first general body meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in Thwing Center's Meeting Room A. All undergraduate students interested in global health activism and advocacy are invited to come learn about the organization's activities and enjoy free pizza.
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is accepting applications for first-year participants, mentors and student facilitators. Applications are due today. The goal of the ELP is to give first-year students an opportunity to develop a foundation of leadership skills. Participation in the ELP is limited to first-year students, but second-, third- and fourth-year students are invited to serve as mentors or facilitators. Contact Christina Mastrangelo by using the ELP e-mail address for details.
Fifth Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture in Art History will feature James Ulak (GRS '94) on the topic of "Beauty, Boards and Balance Sheets: Reflections on a Career in Museums." The talk begins at 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 18, at the Cleveland Museum of Art Lecture Hall. Ulak is the deputy director of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at The Smithsonian Institution.
Kenneth Ledford, associate professor of history and law, will give a public lecture, "Midpoint of a Savage Century: September 1, 1939," at the Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies on Wednesday, September 9, to observe the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Contact Ledford for details.
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.