Fifth Annual Throwback Weekend
Begins Feb. 5
After holding Throwback Weekend at the old Adelbert Gymnasium over the past four years, the Case Western Reserve University basketball teams will return to Horsburgh Gymnasium—the Spartans current home and the past home of the Case Institute of Technology Rough Riders—for the fifth anniversary.
Horsburgh Gym was dedicated on May 24, 1957, and it was a major improvement over the Rough Riders' previous basketball home, according to Don Zito (CIT '62).
"They had been playing on the third floor of Fenn College (now Cleveland State University)," Zito recalled from his winter home in Nevada. "It had a mat on the wall at one end because behind the basket there were only a couple of feet. After a layup you would run into the wall."
The Case Western Reserve men will wear fire engine red Western Reserve University (Red Cats) uniforms on Friday, Feb. 5, when they host Brandeis University, and they will put on the brown of CIT on Sunday, Feb. 7, against New York University. The women's team will wear Mather College yellow for both games. Read more.
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. No appointment is needed for the first-come, first-served exams from 9 a.m. to noon. 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.
Two 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.
The campus community is invited to learn more about the Mangrove Fund. Established in 2007 to help existing organizations and people who provide sustainable assistance and support to impoverished Haitian communities, 100 percent of donations received go directly to programs in Haiti. One of the fund's co-founders is Peter Galen (CIT '76). For earthquake relief efforts, initiatives will focus on increasing funding to several organizations involved on the ground, including Vwa Ayiti, as well as entities devoted entirely to assisting Haiti's thousands of orphaned children.
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. All new faculty are encouraged to attend.
Applications are being accepted for graduate assistants through the Office of Housing, Residence Life and Greek Life for the 2010-2011 academic year. Each position has varied job requirements and responsibilities. The deadline to apply is by Friday, Feb. 12. Applications and more information are available online.
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.
Students are invited to participate in the "24 Game Tournament" from 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Spot. Hosted by PME, the Math Honors Society and the Case Math Club. Free food and prizes. Check out the facebook page for more details.
The next installment of the Case CCC Scientific Series will take place today at 4 p.m. in Wolstein Auditorium (WRB 1413). Presentations will be related to the Case Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Center, led by Nathan Berger, professor of medicine, biochemistry and oncology. In addition to a panel of speakers, there will be a reception.
The Department of Music will present an "Early Music Faculty Recital" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, in Harkness Chapel. The all-French program will feature Case Western Reserve's own Ellen Hargis, Julie Andrijeski, Debra Nagy and Peter Bennett, along with cello player Rene Schiffer. Free.
The next Friday Public Affairs discussion will be on the topic of "Chimeras, Cyborgs, and the Moral Limits of Science" 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. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Department of Bioethics, Conversations in Bioethics and the Center for Policy Studies.
Craig Nard, professor of law, will discuss "Opportunities in Intellectual Property" from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, in Sears 356. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Terri Mester.
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.
Lyndy Rutkowski, associate director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute, is featured on the front cover of the February issue of Cleveland Business Connects magazine. The article features her work in "green networking" as founder of Cleveland Green Drinks, as well as her work at the university. The magazine also features a story on Roger Saillant, executive director of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value.
Campus community members and groups are invited to share their academic and departmental accolades. Send announcements to Case Daily.