It almost sounds like an episode of Amazing Race as Rev. Donna Hughes from United Protestant Campus Ministries of Cleveland and eight Case Western Reserve University students hop from country to country to reach their winter break destination: a small rural village in Laos. The group will put up the walls and fix the roof of a school in Luang Prabang as part of a mission trip.
The travelers are Hughes, Louisa Armstrong, Michael Baldonieri, Lea Cross, Anna Czekaj, Colin Downey, Hannah Clair Tkindt, Colleen Hosler and Michael Lyrenman.
The mission work aids a school that educates local villagers in small engine repairs, English as a Second Language and mushroom farming, a profitable crop that can support an entire village, Hughes said. Read more.
There will be a planned outage of services for the Student Information System (SIS) between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 2. This is to allow Information Technology Services (ITS) to perform scheduled maintenance to the system. During this time the SIS will be unavailable. If you have additional questions about this outage please contact the ITS Help Desk 216.368.HELP (4357) or go to help.case.edu.
The School of Graduate Studies and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are moving to the second floor of Tomlinson Hall. Both offices will be closed Dec. 20-24. They will reopen Dec. 27 in the new locations:
All phone numbers and addresses will remain the same.
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In November, the university approved the following departmental changes: The Department of Communication Sciences merged with the Department of Psychology, to be renamed the Department of Psychological Sciences. Additionally, the board voted to split the Department of Theater and Dance into two separate departments and also to establish the new degrees of Master of Science in Medical Physiology, Master of Science in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics and Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics in the School of Medicine.
The Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL) announces its 2011 seed grant program, open to all Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic faculty interested in developing research projects on ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) in the design and conduct of human genetic research, the translation of research results into clinical medicine, public health and health policy needs related to genetics. These grants are designed to support exploratory efforts toward the development of larger scholarly projects or lines of research related to CGREAL’s mission. The evaluation will focus on the potential for expanding and enriching perspectives brought to genetic research ethics and law at CGREAL and evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration. Preference will be given to projects that are likely to foster further research that could attract outside support.
Requests may be made for up to $5,000 per year. Funds may not be used for faculty salary support. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the first round of projects likely will be funded in January 2011. To apply, send a statement of project goals, resource needs and a preliminary project timeline to Richard Sharp, 216.445.1257, or Patricia Marshall, 216.368.2502. Contact Sharp or Marshall for questions.
Kelvin Smith Library's holiday hours include online access and expert reference help with research, even during the long holiday weekends. This week, KSL is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and will be open New Year's week Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Go online for information on early January hours and later evenings the week before classes begin.
Students from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the Undergraduate Student Nurses Association hosted an Alumni Open House on Friday, Dec. 3, for local alumni and donors to thank them for their generosity.
Arlene Dent, assistant professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University, was one of seven people who earned a $10,000 research grant from BD Biosciences. Dent will use the research grant to better understand the differences and similarities between vaccine- and infection-induced immunity in children.