Discovery's Time Warp Host Comes to Case Western Reserve on April 5

Jeff Lieberman

Imagine how campus would look if everyone moved from class to class at a snail's pace?

Find out how things in this world look at different speeds in time during the one-of-a-kind multimedia event with polymath Jeff Lieberman, the exciting host of The Discovery Channel's Time Warp.

He will bring to Case Western Reserve University his eclectic brand of art, science, music and robotic sculpture and give the free, public talk, sponsored by CWRU's College Scholars Program and the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts of Sciences, on Monday, April 5, at 5 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium. Read more.

Campus News

The University Center on Aging and Health is accepting nominations for the Marie Haug Student Award. The fund was established in 1990 to honor Haug on her 75th birthday, and for her pioneering work in aging-related education and research at Case Western Reserve. She founded the University Center on Aging and Health in 1978. The award is presented annually to graduate students who are completing their studies and have demonstrated excellence in their aging studies. The nomination deadline is April 9.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission will host a large number of prospective students during the month of April. On Friday, April 2, more than 200 admitted seniors and their families will participate in an Admitted Student Open House, and other programs are planned for April 10, 16, 19 and 23. In addition, a large number of high school juniors will visit campus in April. Contact Ryan Keytack with any questions about campus visits.

Reminder: Don't forget to be counted. Today is National Census Day.

For Faculty and Staff

For the second year, Varsity Tennis Coach Todd Wojtkowski will direct a youth tennis camp on campus. Last summer there were 16 players each week with levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Ages ranged from 6-16. The camp is run through the All-American Tennis Camps. Voted "Best Sports Camp" in Ohio by Sports Illustrated magazine, these camps have hosted more than 6,000 young players since being founded. The varsity tennis players will help to instruct the youth players. For more information, contact Wojtkowski by e-mail or go online.

For Students

Commencement registration will close today at 5 p.m. EDT. All students who plan on participating in any commencement activities must register. If you have not already done so, link here to register.

The Academic Integrity Board is accepting spring 2010 applications for student membership. All majors are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 5 p.m. today. Complete details are available online.


Michele Cohen, professor of arts administration and director of the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College in Boston, will lecture on aspects of sculpture commissions and installations in a collaborative program with The Sculpture Center. Her talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. today at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Room 115. Free, open to the public.

Susan Dwyer from the University of Maryland will discuss "Moral Courage: Compromise or Cowardice?" at 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. Lunch will be provided. Free, open to the public. Contact Christian Frano by e-mail or by phone at 368-2579.

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.

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Matthew Garrett

Matthew Garrett, assistant professor of choral music education and director of Case Concert Choir, served as conductor for the Southwest Conference Honors Choir Festival. He also recently gave a research presentation, "An Examination of Critical Thinking Skills in High School Chorus Rehearsals," at the Music Educators National Conference. Garrett has also been invited to present a paper "Music Education in the 21st Century: The LGBT Component of Teacher Training" at the first National Symposium on LGBT Studies and Music Education. His paper will be published in The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education following the symposium.

April 1, 2010

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Higher Ed News

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