Bioethics Goes to the Movies in Spain
for Study Abroad Experience
Case Western Reserve University's International Bioethics Education Program will go to the movies in Spain, May 9-24, to explore major bioethical issues in films like Alejandro Amenabar's "The Sea Inside," the story of Ramán Sampedro's 30-year struggle to end his life.
Up to 20 people enrolled in the course will engage in discussions with Spanish film directors such as Juan Luis Buñuel (the son of legendary filmmaker Luis Buñuel and director of the 2007 documentary "Calandra: 40 Years Later," critics, professors and film students during the three-credit, two-week study abroad course, "Perspectives on Illness and the Art of Healing in Spanish Cinema." Read more.
A story in Thursday's edition of Case Daily contained information about James Clair Wyant, one of the university's new trustees, that was incomplete. Case Daily regrets the discrepancy. Please read the correct version here.
Information Technology Services (ITS) experienced a brief network outage Wednesday morning. The outage was caused by hardware failure. ITS identified the problem and re-established service within 20 minutes. The equipment vendor has been contacted, and ITS will continue to monitor network performance. Campus members who have questions about the outage should contact the Help Desk by phone at 368-HELP (4357) or go online for information. Campus members can also stay informed by following ITS on Twitter under "CWRUITS_status" for updates.
Campus members are invited to learn more about the Saturday Tutoring Program, one of the university's community partners. Volunteers provide free tutoring for Greater Cleveland students in grades 1-12. Tutors can volunteer on a flexible basis. Materials and training are provided.
Retired Bishop Anthony Pilla will celebrate the only Mass on campus during Lent at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 19, at the InterFaith Center Chapel. A free, light vegetarian lunch will follow. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Registration is not required. Contact Colleen Barker Williamson or Tony Vento for information. Sponsored by Newman Catholic Campus Ministry.
For Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff are invited to join the Case Western Reserve Faculty and Staff Relay For Life Team. Rachel Tuttle, coordinator for first year residence education, will captain the team. Go online to get started by clicking the "Sign Up" icon located above the main picture on the homepage. Faculty and staff interested in joining this team should click the "Join a Team" option and then type CWRU Faculty and Staff Team in the "Team Name" section.
The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence is calling for proposals for the newly established Inamori Research Fellowship. One research fellowship award of up to $10,000 will be presented annually. The fellowship is designed for the purpose of facilitating ethical leadership in research and is open to all Case Western Reserve graduate and professional students. The application deadline is Monday, March 15. Go online for more information.
Renowned author and engineer Henry Petroski will give the 2010 Distinguished Lecture at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, in Severance Hall. He will speak on the topic of "Engineering and Civilization: Bridges, Infrastructure and Sources of Success and Failure.". Among his works are The Pencil, The Toothpick and The Evolution of Useful Things and his memoir Paperboy. The talk is free and open to the public. Learn more.
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.
President Barack Obama recently nominated two Case Western Reserve University School of Law alumni for prestigious appointments: Motley Rice attorney Jack McConnell (LAW '83) for the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and Judge Kate O'Malley (LAW '82) for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. O'Malley has handled numerous intellectual property cases. She regularly teaches patent litigation at the School of Law as Distinguished Visiting Jurist. Learn more. McConnell is the managing partner of the Providence, Rhode Island, office of Motley Rice LLC, where he directs the environmental practice group. Learn more.