The Story of Two Great American Painters,
"Tom and Jack"
In his new book, "Tom and Jack," Case Western Reserve University American art historian Henry Adams tells the dramatic stories of legendary American painters Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock.
"These artists are two amazing and larger-than-life characters," Adams says.
"Tom and Jack" is composed of many stories, encompassing the development of Benton as an artist to his later influence on Pollock, whose work has set at a record-breaking sale price of $140 million, and the subsequent places both artists fill in American modern art history.
Adams writes how a little known and basically untrained Pollock arrived in New York at the age of 18 and encountered Benton, the famed figurative muralist of working-class America.
What followed for the iconic drip-and-splatter painter was a "complex, often stormy relationship with his teacher and mentor." Read more.
Information Technology Services (ITS) is excited to offer a site specifically designed for university students, alumni, faculty and staff in conjunction with Case Webstart. Case Launchpad offers users general Case Western Reserve information, as well as personalized content. Case Launchpad is based on Google Gadget Technology, a newer and more robust solution that provides a similar experience to the MyCase portal. The MyCase portal will be discontinued at the end of the spring semester. Campus members are invited to begin utilizing this new tool. For questions, contact the ITS Help Desk firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-368-HELP (4357).
Submissions for presentations are being accepted through January 15 for Research ShowCASE 2010, which will take place Thursday, April 15, at the Veale Convocation Center. The campus community is invited to join fellow faculty, staff and students in presenting their latest research and scholarship. This year's graduate and post-doctoral poster competition will be more selective than in prior years and include more cash prizes. Due to the earlier deadline of January 15, submission abstracts should be sent in before the holiday break. Refer to the Research ShowCASE Web site for details.
For Faculty and Staff
Case Western Reserve University is completing its university-wide e-mail transition from mail.case.edu (iPlanet) to webmail.case.edu (Google mail). All @case.edu accounts need to be moved before Jan. 31.
To avoid any interruption of e-mail delivery, Information Technology Services (ITS) is encouraging campus members to update their e-mail settings to CWRU Google mail as soon as possible. ITS will not be automatically moving any e-mail for campus clients. ITS recommends that campus members move their accounts before January 31, 2010.
For details and documentation on how to make the transition, go to: http://www.case.edu/its/services/GoogleApps.html. Campus members who have questions or need assistance moving to CWRU Google mail should call local IT support or the ITS Help Desk at (216) 368-HELP (4357).
There are a series of short training sessions available and open to all faculty and staff. Go to http://www.case.edu/its/services/Google%20Training.pdf for the current schedule and details.
The Observer is seeking a student to deliver newspapers on Friday mornings during the spring semester. Those interested should be free from approximately 9 a.m. to noon. This is a paid position. A car is required. If interested, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Irwin H. Lepow Medical Student Research Day on Friday, Jan. 8. The poster session will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Adelbert Gym, and students will make oral presentations and receive awards from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the School of Medicine, Room E301, followed by a reception with hors d'oeuvres. The keynote speaker for the day will be Christine Seidman of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her talk begins at 12:30 p.m. in the School of Medicine auditorium. Contact Todd Fennimore with questions.
The Robert M. Eiben, M.D. Lecture in Pediatric Neurology will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8, in Wolstein Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Joseph J. Volpe, neurologist in chief emeritus at Children's Hospital, Boston and Bronson Crothers Distinguished Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. The title of his talk is "The Encephalopathy of Prematurity–More Than Just 'Injury.'" A reception will follow the talk. Contact Sarah Chahy for more information.
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.
Julia H. Rose and Nathan A. Berger, co-leaders of the Aging-Cancer Research Program, co-edited a special issue on cancer and primary care for the Journal of American Geriatrics Society. The supplement is a compilation of peer-reviewed original work that was presented at an interdisciplinary conference on Geriatric Oncology and Primary Care: Promoting Partnerships in Practice and Research held in Cleveland.
In addition to Berger and Rose, the following Cancer Center members contributed to articles for this special edition:
- Karen F. Bowman
- Barbara J. Daly
- Gary T. Deimling
- Siran Koroukian
- Elizabeth E. O'Toole
- Cynthia Owusu
- Tanyanika Phillips Towe
- Kathleen A. Smyth
- Mary M. Step
- Aloen Townsend