Libraries Support Research, Scholarship Endeavors of Campus Community


Editor's note: Over the next several months, Case Daily will run a series of stories focusing on how the Case Western Reserve University libraries support the research and scholarship endeavors of faculty, students and staff.

The first in the series is an overview of Kelvin Smith Library and the kinds of challenges the modern library faces:

The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is one of seven libraries that comprise the library system at Case Western Reserve University. Built more than 10 years ago, KSL occupies a spot at the heart of campus and is a proud successor to the Freiberger and Sears libraries.

The largest of the seven, KSL supports the entire campus and the complex needs of faculty and students through traditional means and by constantly crossing the threshold into new territory. Read more.

Campus News

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education will host "Immersion Presents: Ocean Exploration" from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16. This is a professional development opportunity for after school leaders, children and teen librarians, teachers, informal educators, day care center providers, home school families and others interested in hands-on science features. Go online for details.

Tau Beta Pi will hold its Sixth Annual Pi Mile Run at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 11. Participants have the option to run 3.14 miles or walk one mile around campus. Registration ($10 in advance, $15 on race day) includes a T-shirt and a chance to win prizes. Proceeds will benefit Engineers Without Borders. Details available online.

For Faculty and Staff

All supervisors are invited to attend a session on "Tackling Troubling Employee Behavior," presented by EASE@Work, the Department of Human Resources and the Office of General Counsel. Sessions will be held from from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Frohring Auditorium, and 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, in Nord Hall 310A. Session details and registration are available online.

For Students

The Case Testing Center, Sears 440, will host exclusive GRE dates for Case Western Reserve students this fall: Mondays at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., and select Fridays in October. Registration is required through the Testing Center's Web site. Standard fees and policies apply. Additional dates and times available through the ETS registration page.

The Case Chess Club meets every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. in Guilford House during the academic year. Contact club president George Jones for information.

Kappa Alpha Theta will host its KATwalk event at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, in the Thwing Center ballroom. Student teams will design and model their own fashions for judges. Go online for information.

Church of the Covenant will host a brunch for students from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11.


Kathryn Lavelle

The next Friday Public Affairs Discussion Group will feature the topic "Bush, Barack, and the Meltdown." Kathryn C. Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs, will lead the talk beginning at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, in Clark Hall 206.

In cooperation with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Astronomical Society, the Department of Astronomy is sponsoring the 2009-10 Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture Series. Renowned astronomers from across the country will give free lectures at the Natural History Museum. Neta Bahcall of Princeton University will discuss "The Dark Side of the Universe" at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15. Light refreshments will be served. In addition, Bahcall will give a joint physics/astronomy colloquium, "Weighing the Universe," at 4:15 p.m. the same day in Rockefeller 301.


The next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will focus on the topic of "Hurricanes, Climate Change and Columbus: How Bahamian Lakes Archive Ancient Storm Events." The discussion—featuring Kent State University's Lisa Park and Andrew Michelson—begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, at the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.

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.

October 8, 2009

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Case in the News

Ohio researchers to study stroke recovery, eye infections

MedCity News, Oct. 8, 2009
Two National Institutes of Health grants will fund research in Ohio focused on helping stroke patients and infections related to contact lenses. A $1.57 million grant will fund ongoing research at Case Western Reserve University to develop a treatment for the eye infection bacterial keratitis. Related article.

Health care leaders in nursing to meet at Case Western Reserve

Medical News Today, Oct. 8, 2009
When you think of an entrepreneur, a nurse usually isn't the first professional that comes to mind. But a panel of business-thinking graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing hopes to change that. The "Global Nursing Education: The Role of the Professional Doctorate" conference will take place at the university.

Higher Ed News

Obama aims to boost funding for Pell Grants by $40 billion

Washington Post, Oct. 8, 2009
After three years of major increases in federal Pell grants for needy college students, President Obama aims to boost the aid further with $40 billion in funding over the next decade. But even that influx might not ensure that the grants will recover and sustain the purchasing power they once held.