Mandel Center Takes Key Step
in Leadership Search
A search advisory committee for a Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations executive director and Mandel professor is making progress in the search for a new leader to helm the center.
Grover "Cleve" Gilmore, dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is the committee's chair.
Steven Feldman, professor of marketing and policy studies at the Weatherhead School of Management, has been named interim director. His major areas of teaching focus on business ethics and nonprofit ethics and trusteeship.
Feldman will serve as interim director through June. Read more.
Four days left: Case Western Reserve 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. Go online for details and documentation about how to make the transition. Call the ITS Help Desk at 368-HELP (4357) with questions or for additional assistance.
Kundalini Yoga classes for spring semester are starting this week. Classes will meet in the Veale Center Multipurpose Room on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Sessions will run for 12 weeks. Contact Mina Moore by e-mail or by phone at 368-2191 for information.
The Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety (DOES) wants to remind all faculty, staff and students that eating, drinking, chewing gum, taking medications, applying cosmetics and smoking is prohibited in all laboratory spaces. Refer to the DOES Web site for or more information.
For Faculty and Staff
The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity will hold its "New Faculty Orientation on Diversity and Inclusion" from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, in the Guilford Hall lounge. The purpose is to introduce faculty to differences at the university, and for faculty to become familiar with policies, procedures, resources and sources of support. All new faculty who joined in the the 2009-2010 academic year are encouraged to attend.
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on the topic of "Concept Mapping for Course Goals" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. Professors are more likely to get deep learning from their students if they can identify a few (about three) major concepts that they want their students to understand at a deep level, and should consider structuring their curriculum around those concepts. During this UCITE session, facilitators will discuss concept maps, and participants will take the first steps in constructing their own maps. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE.
Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) will host an "IRB Workshop for Summer Undergraduate Research" at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29, in Nord 310B. Register online.
A session on the topic of "True Life: I'm a Resident" will meet from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. Medical residents will share their experiences. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about life as a medical student and resident. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Frederick Lewis—producer, director and writer—has traveled to the ends of the world retracing the life adventures and travels of American landscape artist Rockwell Kent for his three-hour documentary. The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities invites the public to view "Rockwell Kent" and hear Lewis answer questions about his experience creating the film. The free, public event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Clark Hall 306. Learn more.
A discussion on the topic of "Chimeras, Cyborgs, and the Moral Limits of Science" will take place at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. Jason Scott Robert of Arizona State University will be the guest speaker. He will explore the science underlying recent developments, and focus on how scientists justify their research. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Department of Bioethics, Conversations in Bioethics and the Center for Policy Studies.
The Office of General Counsel is hosting the Great Lakes Higher Education Law Symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The event, designed for attorneys and administrators involved in higher education, will cover challenging issues in higher education and best practices. Approximately 30 speakers will be presenting. CLE credit is pending. Go online for information and to register.
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.
Arnold Caplan, professor of biology and general medical sciences (oncology) has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. The instillation will take place in February. Fellows are leaders in the field who have distinguished themselves through their contributions in research, industrial practice and education.