Dental School to Host
Annual Free Dental Exam Day Jan. 30
The public is invited to a free dental exam, X-rays and teeth cleaning on Saturday, Jan. 30, during Prophy Day at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, at Cornell Road and Emergency Drive (University Hospitals of Cleveland). No appointment is needed for the first-come, first-served exams from 9 a.m. to noon.
Walk-in patients must be 18 years or older, not a current patient or someone with full dentures.
The dental exam includes X-rays and cleanings during the volunteer service day organized by dental students from the school's Student Council. Read more.
The campus book club will discuss Jane Austen's "Persuasion" from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Crawford Hall 720. Contact Susan Benedict for details.
Grandmothers are needed for a research study about how to manage stress while raising grandchildren. The National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research-funded study is being conducted by researchers at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Call 368-0552 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As the weather gets colder, the university's fire safety and prevention coordinator is offering helpful information regarding the use of space heaters on campus.
Campus community members experiencing difficulties with the heat in their buildings should contact Plant Services at email@example.com. For urgent building issues call 368-2580.
People have different levels of comfort regarding heat. Space heaters are permitted to be used as a temporary solution during these cold winter months provided that they are used safely. As a reminder, students are prohibited from possessing space heaters in university housing per the Student Code of Conduct.
Employees who use space heaters should follow these safety requirements and tips:
- Only use listed and labeled space heaters that have been tested by a recognized testing laboratory (i.e. UL).
- Do not plug space heaters in to extension cords. Space heaters need to be plugged directly into a wall outlet.
- Keep all combustibles (anything that can burn) at least three feet away from the heater.
- Only use in areas where the manufacturer designed them to be used.
- Do not use near water or in areas where flammable/combustible liquids or gases are in use.
- Place the heater on a level surface.
- Do not leave a space heater unattended.
- Be sure to turn it off and unplug it when leaving for the day.
- Do not place power cords under carpeting.
- Before using the heater, inspect the unit for any damage and the cord for any signs of deterioration (cracking, fraying, broken or loose connections). If any damage exists do not use the unit.
- If any problems occur while using the space heater, stop using it immediately.
- Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations on use.
- Use space heaters that have tip-over protection, so in the event the space heater falls over it automatically shuts off.
- Use heaters that have thermal cut-off protection, so in the event the space heater becomes too hot it shuts off the heater.
Any questions or concerns regarding the use of space heaters should be directed to Jim Dahle, fire safety and prevention coordinator, at 368-3120 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Faculty and Staff
The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) announces the next quarterly competition for pilot funding of up to $10,000 to support activities provided by any of the CTSC Core facilities. This program is being supported by Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland and MetroHealth Medical Center. Investigators whose primary appointments are based at these sites are eligible for this competition. Additional information is available online.
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity is seeking diverse students to join the Be The Match Registry. Every year, thousands of people of all ages are diagnosed with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases. For many of them, the best hope is a marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant from a matching donor. SigEp also is raising funds to cover the HLA (human leukocyte antigen) tissue typing cost for every person who joins during this event. To maximize the number of people who can be added to the registry during their event, any type of financial contribution is appreciated. Contact current SigEps or go online for more details.
Donna Brazile, veteran political strategist, will speak about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as part of Case Western Reserve University's Annual MLK Celebration Week, January 15-22. Brazile will give the 2010 MLK Convocation, which begins at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, in Amasa Stone Chapel. The theme of her talk is "Where Do We Go From Here? Building on the Legacy of Dr. King." The event is free and open to the public. Additional announcements about the celebration are forthcoming.
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.
Jacqueline Lipton, professor of law, received a $3,000 grant from the United States District Court Attorney Admissions Fund toward the costs of a recent symposium, Signifiers in Cyberspace: Domain Names and Online Trademarks. A webcast of the symposium is available online.
Chris Mihos, chair of the astronomy department, is scheduled to participate in a press conference at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society this week. Mihos will discuss the work researchers have been doing at the telescope in Tucson, Ariz. The theme of his talk is "Diffuse Star Streams in Virgo Ellipticals."
Theresa Backman, a DNP student at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, was named a 2009 Community Hero by The Plain Dealer. Backman was selected because of her volunteer work at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.