Case Western Reserve Employees
Help Charity Choice Campaign Surpass Goal
Contributions to Case Western Reserve University's 2009 Charity Choice Campaign have been tallied, and faculty and staff have once again answered the call to assist people and organizations in need of a helping hand.
Employees donated a total of $204,308 from September to December 2009, surpassing the university's goal of raising $200,000. Read more.
Due to the high volume of applications that were submitted last Friday, the deadline for submitting Research ShowCASE 2010 abstracts has been extended to Friday, Jan. 22. This extension should allow faculty, staff and students who were unable to apply online to do so through the end of this week.
Several rooms in Adelbert Hall were recently renumbered to improve the flow of the building. Room 205 is now 229 (Office of Finance, Campus Services) and Room 310 is now 315 (Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity). In addition, Conference Room 351 is now M1, Conference Room 352 is now M2 and Conference Room 353 is now M3. New signs have been posted.
Due to technical difficulties, the Jan. 19 edition of Case Daily was not delivered to some e-mail accounts. The campus community is invited to read the online version.
For Faculty and Staff
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on the topic of "Alignment of Course Goals, Methods and Assessments" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. The discussion will focus on how to align courses better, and also will provide other tips for improving classes. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE.
The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) will hold a general body meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Thwing Center ballroom. Learn about WISER's spring events. New members and guests are invited to attend. Pizza will be served.
The Department of Bioethics is offering four new short-term study abroad courses for summer 2010. Destinations include Barcelona/San Sebastian, Spain; Newcastle, England; Hyderabad, India; Amsterdam, The Netherlands. These three-credit courses are open to all students. In addition, there is limited availability for several of the spring break courses. Contact Michelle L. Champoir by e-mail or by phone at 368-5377.
The Sears-Swetland Externship at the Cleveland Botanical Garden is an undergraduate externship that begins this spring. The externship involves developing a project that links research and policy to environmental education for children and youths. The student will have an opportunity to work closely with supervisors from the Schubert Center for Child Studies, the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Case Western Reserve's Institute for Sustainability. Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 1. Learn more.
Marc Canter, CEO of Broadband Mechanics and founder of MacroMind, will be the guest speaker for "Case Entrepreneurs," at 5 p.m. today at the School of Law, second floor student lounge. In addition to Canter, two students will pitch their new product innovations. Join students from design, engineering, business and medicine to discuss entrepreneurship issues and share business ideas. Send an e-mail to the group for information.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week events
for Thursday, Jan. 21:
- The "Food for The Soul" program will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Thwing Center. Campus members will read poetry while attendees enjoy soul food from Hot Sauce Williams. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
- The "Religions Beyond Our Borders" panel discussion will take place from 6 to 8:15 p.m. in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. Sponsored by the Case Cooperation Circle.
- Ongoing events: the "I Have a Dream Display" at Thwing Center and the "Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr." traveling trunk exhibit at KSL.
The Case Western Reserve Law Review Symposium will focus on the topic of "Human Rights, Reproductive Rights and the Human Right to Health" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22. The keynote speaker is Reva Siegel of Yale Law School. Jessie Hill, associate professor and associate director of the Center for Social Justice at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, also is scheduled to speak.
"Legal Issues Affecting the Terminally Ill Patient" is the topic of the Elena and Miles Zaremski Law-Medicine Forum from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, at the School of Law Moot Courtroom. Dale Cowan of Alere Medical is the speaker.
The Master of Science in Positive Organization Development (MPOD) will host a webinar on "Sustainability: A Whole System Perspective" from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21. The workshop will be conducted by Bonnie Richley, followed by an online open house.
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.
Mehmet Koyuturk, T. & D. Schroeder Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, recently received a National Science Foundation Career Award for his project entitled "Computational Models and Algorithms for Differential Network Analysis in Systems Biology."