Case Western Reserve University and The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay have reached a memorandum of understanding designed to build on the academic and research strengths of both institutions.
The agreement is effective for five years and can be extended. It encourages collaboration in research and education in areas of mutual interest, recognizing the global nature of modern business, industrial needs and social issues, including a need for international cooperation.
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) was established in 1958 by an act of parliament, and it is one of the seven higher Institutes of technology in India. With a campus in Powai, a northern suburb of Mumbai, IITB is recognized as one of India’s centers of academic excellence. Information about IITB is available online.
"We have established a partnership between Case Western Reserve and a pre-eminent university in one of the world's fastest growing economies,” said Mark E. Coticchia, Case Western Reserve’s vice president for research & technology management. “This increases the breadth of opportunities we provide to students and faculty here.” Read more.
Case Western Reserve University once again will mark National Campus Safety, National Emergency Preparedness and National Campus Fire Safety months—all are in September—with a safety fair.
This year’s fair, which will create a carnival-like atmosphere, is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday on the main quad in front of the Bingham Building. In addition to free kettle corn, cotton candy, beverages and games of corn hole, the fair will feature live Rape Aggression Defense, or RAD, demonstrations.
Students who register for the university’s bike safety program during the fair will receive free bike locks. Free personal alarms also will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to all community members. Case Western Reserve Patrolman and DJ Rodney Jordan will provide music.
Members of the Cleveland Fire and Cleveland Police departments will be on site
with service vehicles and agents from the local FBI bureau are scheduled to attend. Ohio Liquor Control, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and the American Red Cross also will have representatives present to share information and answer questions.
Booths and tables at the fair also will feature Case Western Reserve-specific
resources: CWRU Police and Security Services, University Counseling Services, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and the Department of Environmental Safety, among others.
The deadline for submitting tuition waiver applications for the fall 2010 semester is Sept. 30. A completed waiver application is required to receive Case Western Reserve tuition benefits available to employees, as well as employees' spouses/equivalents and dependents (refer to the tuition benefits summary for more information). Application forms are available online and in the Benefits Administration Office, Crawford Hall 224. Completed applications can be submitted in person (Crawford Hall 224), by fax to 368-3582 or by email. Call Benefits Administration at 368-6781 with questions.
The Master of Engineering and Management (MEM), a one-year integrated program between Case School of Engineering and Weatherhead School of Management, will host an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 8 in Nord Hall 310. Stop by and bring your friends to learn more about how the MEM experience could help you meet your career goals and jumpstart your academic and professional growth. Details on the program features and career prospects will be highlighted. In addition, advisers will be available to answer questions about the MEM program as a fifth year and early entry options for Case Western Reserve students. MEM alumni also will discuss their current careers. Refreshments will be served. Make reservations by email.
Friday is the deadline to register for Lawfare. Go online to register. The School of Law will host Lawfare from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the Moot Courtroom (A59). This is the first major academic symposia dedicated to exploring the concept of “lawfare.” Traditionally “lawfare” was defined as “a strategy of using—or misusing—law as a substitute for traditional military means to achieve an operational objective.” But lately, commentators and governments have applied the concept to International Criminal Tribunals, the defense counsel’s tactics challenging the detention of al Qaida suspects in Guantanamo Bay and, as indicated in the quote above, to the controversial Goldstone Commission Report. Free, open to the public. Go online for a complete lists of speakers The event will be webcast live.