Ingenuity Fest 2010 takes place this weekend, and Case Western Reserve University is lending a “think beyond the possible” perspective to the celebration of arts and technology.
Faculty and alumni will present and perform at the event, which is under the Veterans Memorial (Detroit Superior) Bridge in downtown Cleveland and is free and open to the public. Case Western Reserve is a key sponsor.
Among participants from the university are Ian Charnas, Case School of Engineering alumnus. He will present his “waterfall swing,” a large, two-person swing set with a computer-controlled waterfall that threatens to douse riders—but clears a dry path at the very last moment. See video here.
Sometime between noon and 5 p.m. Wednesday, the University’s Communications Center will conduct a test of the three primary emergency notification systems, including the new Informacast phone alerting system. The three systems are:
• CWRU WARN (Wide Area Rapid Notification). The WARN system is an opt-in, text and/or voice message system. It is primarily designed to send an emergency message to members of the community via their cell phones or other wireless device. The messages may also be sent to office phones or home phones. The system can translate text-to-voice for the visually impaired. Sign up for the WARN system online.
• Indoor Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone and loudspeakers. In August the University added the ability to broadcast voice and text messages to the more than 4,300 indoor Cisco speaker phones (with text display). The Informacast system will broadcast a tone, voice alert or both through any CISCO VOIP phone speaker connected to the CWRU network. It also will display a text message and/or graphic on the phones screen. Once the message is received the user has an option to display a detailed message about the emergency. Informacast does not work on analog phone lines.
• Outdoor Loudspeakers. The university has more than 20 outdoor loudspeakers placed around the campus. The speakers will send an alert tone or voice message during an emergency.
Please review the updated campus emergency procedures online for more information on what to do before, during and after an emergency. Contact Jason Goodrick, director for emergency management, with any questions by email.
The Case Western Reserve Administrative Professional Series, CAPS, has classes on a variety of topics related to financial management. Classes are always being added. Check out the program online. The classes are free of charge. Register online.
Many study abroad opportunities are available to students over winter, spring and summer breaks. All are three-credit courses open to all undergraduate and graduate students. An information meeting will take place on Sept. 30 at Thwing in Meeting room C, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., and in meeting room Euclid at Thwing on Oct 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Programs offered through the Department of Bioethics include the following: Winter break in San Jose, Costa Rica (includes an optional week of service learning through the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning before the course) and spring break courses in Paris, Amsterdam, Salamanca and Buenos Aires. Go online for more information or contact Michelle L. Champoir, director of International Education Programs for the Department of Bioethics, at 216.368.5377 or by email.
Programs offered through the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences include the following: winter break in Bangladesh (register for fall course); spring break in Guatemala, Turkey, Sub-Saharan Africa, Netherlands and Ecuador (May). With the exception of Netherlands, all are approved as global and cultural diversity electives. Go online for more information or contact Deborah Jacobson, director of International Education Programs for the Mandel School, at 368.6014 or by email for details.
The Dance Off for Kids, sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta, the pre-law fraternity, has been moved to the Thwing Atrium at 8 p.m. on Friday. It was originally planned for the Thwing Ballroom. The “Dance Off” features a classic dance marathon. Those who compete are eligible to win a cash prize.
Join the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center on Friday for this year’s Cancer Center Seminar Series. Featured guest speaker Michelle Le Beau, director of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer, will present The Molecular Genetics of Therapy Related Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Join us at noon in Richard F. Celeste Biomedical Research Building 105 to hear this presentation. Visit the website for details.
The first event of the Case Western Reserve University Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities’ yearlong discussion on Globalism and Its Origins outgrew its original venue. The Arjun Appadurai lecture Sept. 30 is moving from Wolstein Auditorium to Ford Auditorium. Appadurai will set the stage for the yearlong event by arguing that globalism has roots that stretch back in time. His free public talk, How New is Globalism: Reflections on the History of the Present, begins at 6 p.m. For information or reservations, go online. For information, contact Maggie Kaminski at the Baker-Nord Center at 216.368.2242 or by email.
Aileen Ajootian, chair and associate professor, Department of Classics, University of Mississippi, will present the annual Julius Fund Lecture in Ancient Art on the topic of Praxiteles at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Recital Hall of The Cleveland Museum of Art. The lecture is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Art History & Art.
The Art Studio Faculty is having its annual fall exhibition opening reception 5-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Art Studio Building, 2215 Adelbert Road. Art Studio Faculty works in ceramic, textile, painting, drawing, architecture, enamel, photography, printmaking, assemblage and mixed media will be on display. The exhibit will continue through Oct. 15.