New Exhibit Tells the Story of Human Struggles to Control Fertility
Humans have privately struggled throughout time to control or enhance their fertility. Yet private behavior depends upon an array of public circumstances.
"Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A History of Contraception in America"—a new exhibit at the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum at Case Western Reserve University—examines 200 years of the history of contraception in the United States.
To launch the exhibit on Thursday, September 17, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, the author of Rereading Sex: Battles over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in 19th Century America, will give the Zverina Lecture at 6 p.m. in the Powell Room of Allen Medical Library.
This exhibit depicts the social and cultural climate that influenced birth control decisions in this country, says James Edmonson, chief curator at the Dittrick. Read more.
There are several upcoming opportunities to give blood this month, including Wednesday, September 16; Thursday, September 17; and Friday, September 25. Donors will receive a free T-shirt and a coupon for a free Chipotle burrito during the September 16 and 17 events. The September 25 event is part of of Case for Community Day. Go online to learn more and schedule an appointment. Use sponsor code "casewestern." Walk-ins are welcome but appointments will be taken first. There is always a need for blood.
The ability to make a credit card deposits through CaseOneCard.com has been repaired. The site is now accepting deposits of CaseCash for both guest and personal deposits. Campus community members who experience problems should contact Auxiliary Services at 368-5844.
1-2-1 Fitness Center offers many programs, services and memberships. The campus community is invited to check out the fitness center this month for the "Choose to Lose" and "Take it Off" weight loss programs, as well as self defense and exercise classes. Go online for more information.
For Faculty and Staff
Save the Date: The Fourth Annual Procurement and Distribution Services Vendor Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, in Veale Center. More than 70 vendors will be on hand for a day of networking, prizes and fun. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A meditation group for students meets at 3:30 p.m. every Friday afternoon on the second floor of University Health Service. This is a drop-in group for any student interested in learning more about meditation. Contact Mary Hildenbrand at 368-5872 for information.
The departments of pathology, immunology and the Center for Global Health—along with the divisions of infectious diseases and HIV medicine and the Visual Sciences Research Center— will hold the Third Annual Immunology Training Program retreat from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, in the Wolstein Auditorium and lobby. Graduate students are invited to contact Christy Kehoe at 368-1993 or go online for more information.
Professors, students, principal investigators and scientists are invited to attend the "Neural Prosthesis Seminar" from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Friday, September 18, at the Biomedical Research Building, Room 105. The keynote speaker is Takeo Kanade, director of the Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Sponsored by the Cleveland FES Center and the APT Center. The seminar will be streamed live.
The Department of History and History Associates will present the 2009 Ubbelohde Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, at the School of Law Moot Courtroom. Michael Grossberg, a professor of history and law and director of the Indiana University Political and Civic Engagement Program, will speak on the topic of "The Politics of Marriage: Same-Sex Unions and the Dilemmas of American Legalism." This is the second annual Ubbelohde Lecture, an endowed lecture series sponsored by the History Associates in memory of Carl Ubbelohde, former chair of the Department of History. Learn more.
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.