Healthcare Leaders in Nursing to Meet
at Case Western Reserve in October
When you think of an entrepreneur, a nurse usually isn't the first professional that comes to mind. But a panel of business-minded graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPB) hope to change that.
They will share their knowledge and experiences about nurse professionals starting businesses during a daylong conference, "Global Nursing Education: The Role of the Professional Doctorate." The conference takes place Friday, October 16, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., in Thwing Student Center.
The graduates will present a panel discussion about how they have gone on to start new businesses in such healthcare niches as headhunting and job-placing spine experts in healthcare organizations across the country to preparing emergency room nurses with continuing education skills on treating trauma patients. Read more.
The 2009 Flip Camera Film Festival will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Friday, October 23, in Clark Hall 309. The event will feature top contenders from the 2009 Flip Camera Film Contest. Free and open to public, but registration is required. Co-sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Freedman Center, a partnership between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Kelvin Smith Library. The contest deadline is October 16. Call 368-3506 or 368-8961 for details.
As of Monday, October 5, the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) will have new headquarters at 11635 Euclid Ave. A significant portion of the building's third floor will be occupied by Case Western Reserve's Department of Communication Sciences, where students and faculty will have access to classrooms, labs and offices. The move also will enhance partnerships with the university and encourage further interdisciplinary collaboration and applied research in the areas of speech, language and hearing sciences. Students who are training as speech language pathologists work with CHSC clinicians. This partnerships has been in place for more than 60 years.
For Faculty and Staff
On September 24, the Writing Resource Center will host its first Brown Bag session of the fall term: "Portfolio Committee Conclusions and Implications for SAGES Writing Instruction." The session will focus on the summer portfolio evaluation committee's findings to faculty and answer any questions regarding its results. The event will be held in Crawford Hall, Room 111, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Experiential Learning" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, September 24, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. David Kolb and Alice Kolb, key developers for the theory behind experiential learning and how it can be implemented in the various academic disciplines, will share the history of experiential learning and its applications. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE.
The Employee, Education, Training and Development unit—part of the Department of Human Resources—will host a session on "Food for Life: Nutrition for the Prevention of Disease" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, in Nord Hall 310A. The session will focus on how food can be used therapeutically to treat various conditions such a high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Register online.
Two undergraduate students who've teamed up to model and predict regulators in a signaling pathway important for certain cancers, won honorable mention for their poster explaining their research at the 2009 Society of Mathematical Biology meeting. Alex Galante, now a junior biology major, and Ted Roman, now a junior with a double major in computer sciences and mathematics, competed against nearly 120 teams and individuals, who ranged from undergraduates to college faculty members. They were among the three presenters to receive such recognition. Learn more about their project and the RIBMS program.
The Church of the Covenant's Cache Resale Shop offers bargains on items such as clothes, jewelry, household wares and more. The shop is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to a reception and open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m., September 29, at The Swagelok Center to celebrate the addition of three state-of-the-art instruments. President Barbara R. Snyder will speak at the event. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. Contact Maria Marzano with questions or to RSVP.
Gordon Fellman, professor of sociology and chair of peace, conflict and coexistence studies, Brandeis University, will examine ways in which war can be succeeded by peace as part of the Louis C. Greenwood Lecture, presented by CISCDR (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution). "Cease-Fire: the Case for Ending War," will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 23. Free and open to the public. Go online for information or to monitor the webcast.
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will host a tour of the newly expanded History of Contraception in America exhibit at the Dittrick Medical History Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, September 24. A question and answer session will follow. Interested attendees are asked to meet at the Dittrick Medical History Center on the third floor of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Contact Katie Hanna by e-mail or phone at 368-0985 to RSVP or with questions.
The Weatherhead School of Management is sponsoring a free online workshop, "Coaching with Compassion," from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, September 24. Richard E. Boyatzis, professor of organizational behavior, will lead the session. The program will be followed by an online open house about the Master of Science in Positive Organization program with Harlow Cohen.
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.