Oberlin author Lynn Powell turned to nonfiction for her latest work, Framing Innocence. The book tells the story of Oberlin resident Cynthia Stewart, who fought for her innocence after being accused of taking obscene photographs of her daughter Nora, 8, bathing.
Powell will read from her book, published last fall, during a reading and discussion sponsored by the Department of English and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities. The free, public event will take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in the Guilford House parlor.
Stewart’s story made national headlines in 1999 as the mother, who had taken photographs throughout her daughter’s life, became embroiled in a battle with Lorain County’s legal system. The photographs came to the attention of the police when a Discount Drug Mart employee alerted police to four bathtub images among 11 rolls of film submitted for processing. Read more.
The Center for the Study of Writing invites nominations of faculty members for The Jessica Melton Perry Award for Distinguished Teaching in Disciplinary & Professional Writing, an award created to recognize excellence in writing instruction and mentoring in academic and professional fields (other than English). Tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty currently employed in any school or college of CWRU may be nominated. Nomination Letters are due Monday, March 14. For more information, click here.
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Registration for the Celebration of Student Writing has been extended to March 15. The Celebration of Student Writing, which will be held April 15 from noon to 2:45 p.m. in Adelbert Gymnasium, is a universitywide showcase of student writing projects, held in conjunction with the Intersections Symposium and Poster Session. For more information, click here.
The CWRU Free Wellness Cooking Demo will be “Nutrition from the Ground Up!” Bon Appetit Chef Gibson will focus on root vegetable season and the fiber found in seasonal root vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans. Additionally, Bon Appetit Director of Nutrition Terri Brownlee will discussion nutrition and answer questions. The demo will be held March 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Nord Hall 310. Register here.
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The university community is invited to attend Meditation 101 with Francoise Adan weekly, on Mondays starting March 14 at noon or Wednesdays starting March 16 at 6 p.m. in W.O. Walker Building. Enrollment is $125; Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals employees and their families can enroll for $80. For registration and information, call 216.844.2400.
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Students (and alumni) are invited to attend the STAND OUT networking session Wednesday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Alumni House. This panel discussion and networking session will explore relevant concepts concerning Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allied (LGBTQA) issues in the workplace. Attendees will explore the realities surrounding coming out in the workplace as well as introduce strategies about how to find an LGBTQA-friendly workplace.
Case Western Reserve University’s first-ever Triathlon For Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society, will take place in Veale Center March 19. The host, Case Cycling Club, has opened this event to all alumni, faculty and staff, as well as to all students. Participate either individually or on a team of three in this fun event, and receive a free event T-shirt. To register or find out more, click here. Donations are welcome.
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Devesh Kapur, associate professor for the study of contemporary India at the University of Pennsylvania, will give the second of three lectures on India with his talk, “The Political Impact of International Migration from India.” The free, public event, which is part of the lecture series “India: the Migration of Religion, People and Ideas,” begins at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Clark Hall 309.
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The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group will present the Lecture on Global Justice, titled “Tribulations of Trials: Challenges of High Level International Criminal Trials.” The event, held March 15 from noon to 1 p.m. at The City Club of Cleveland, will feature Brenda J. Hollis, prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Student registration and lunch fee ($10) must be submitted by today; contact email@example.com. Public registration ($25 for members; $30 for nonmembers) also must be complete by today through GCILG. Email Kathleen Jablonski.
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The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity presents the Power of Diversity Lecture Series on “Educational Diversity in the 21st Century: The LGBT Component of Teacher Training.” Matthew L. Garrett, assistant professor of choral music education and director of the Case Concert Choir, will lead the lecture, which is free and open to the public and sponsored by KeyBank. It will be held March 16 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Alumni House. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music education doctoral student Tammy Kuntz and assistant professor of music Lisa Huisman Koops recently represented the university at the Twelfth Biennial Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education in Tucson, Ariz.
Kuntz's research presentation, “An Exploration of High School Band Students’ Participation in Music Activities Beyond the School Day” expanded on current research on informal music making and lifelong learning. Koops' research, “Music Play Zone II: Deepening Parental Empowerment as Music Guides for Their Young Children” described ongoing work with parents of young children using an online social network to facilitate parents’ involvement in early childhood musical development.