Case Western Reserve University continues to make progress toward a multimillion-dollar wind energy research center.
The first wind turbine, scheduled to be operational sometime during fall semester, will be near Veale Athletic Center and 121 Fitness Center.
“Once it’s up and running, the university is going to provide energy directly into Veale Center,” said Nick Christie, project manager. The wind turbine will provide about 18.5 percent of the electricity on an annual basis.
Last year, the Ohio Third Frontier Commission Wright Projects Program awarded a $3 million grant to the Case School of Engineering and the university’s Great Lakes Energy Institute. The funds, combined with contributions from Case Western Reserve and its industry partners, will comprise support for an overall $6 million Ohio Wind Energy Research and Commercialization Center (WERC) dedicated to wind turbine innovation and education. Read more.
Case Western Reserve Police and Security Services are presenting a free self-defense class for women starting this evening. Instructors in Rape Aggression Defense Systems will be teaching how to stay safe and avoid problems, but also a viable way to defend yourself and escape threat should they arise. The class is free to all women, and you do not have to be affiliated to the University. There are four classes in the program and you need to attend the first three to complete the course. They will be held at Veale Center on Wednesdays: Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Please e-mail Karen Gregor to sign up or for more information.
There will be two on-campus blood drives during Case for Community Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17. Donors receive free 12 oz. smoothies from 121 Fitness at the Blood Mobile, parked next to 121 Fitness Center. Donors can also participate in the drive in the 1914 Room in Thwing Center. Make an appointment at http://www.redcrossblood.org using Sponsor Code: casewestern. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be honored first. There is always a need for blood. For more information, go online.
The Master of Engineering and Management, a one-year integrated program between Case School of Engineering and Weatherhead School of Management, will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in Nord Hall 310. Stop by 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. Register by email.
Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) presents a seminar on How to Find Undergraduate Research Positions: On and Off Campus at 4 p.m. today at Nord 400. Attendees are encouraged to register online.
Covenant Student-Community Ministries presents Toy Story on Free Movie Night at 8 p.m. Friday on the lower level of Covenant, next to Thwing. Free ice cream sundaes and popcorn will be provided. PJs optional. Email Eileen to help with planning. Bring a friend.
Case Western Reserve University assistant English professor Michael Clune has a class featured in The Daily Beast as part of its “Fall’s Hottest College Courses.” Editors at The Daily Beast noticed a trend on campuses focusing on certain aspects or motifs in literature as opposed to a particular period in history.
“Case Western (Reserve University) has an intriguing example called ‘Genre Studies: Forms of Life’ about 20th-century attempts to escape and transform human life through literature, looking at both traditional immortality projects and ‘the more radical prospect of an artwork able to protect experience from the ravages of time.’ ”
Case Western Reserve joined Yale, Brown, Stanford and Oberlin among others with the “hottest college courses.”