Education

TOXIC PLUME FROM HAZ WASTE FIRE RELEASED IN CUYAHOGA & URBAN AIR

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Thu, 04/20/2006 - 21:23.

Please keep everyone injured in your hearts and prayers.  Let us learn from our mistakes....and keep in mind it could have been worse.  The river could have caught on fire.

CIA Thesis exhibitions and reception

Submitted by Charles on Wed, 04/19/2006 - 16:12.
05/05/2006 - 18:30
05/05/2006 - 21:00
Etc/GMT-4

I received a postcard of the upcoming exhibition and reception for Cleveland Institute of Art students completing their B.F.A. thesis exhibitions. I always enjoy touring the facility and looking at the work of the talented students and professors there.

Location

McCollough Building
11610 Euclid Avenue additional location: Gund Building, 11141 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH
United States

Case Book Sale

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 13:05.
06/03/2006 - 10:00
06/06/2006 - 13:00
Etc/GMT-4

Used books are the best, so don't miss the best used book sale in Cleveland!

60th Anniversary Case Book Sale 2006, sponsored by The Association for Continuiing Education

Saturday, June 3rd 10 am -12 noon Preview ($20 Fee), 12 noon - 6 pm Free admission Begins

Location

Adelbert Gym, South Campus of Case Western Reserve university
2128 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, OH
United States

Dr. Gregory Eastwood, Interim President Introduces Himself to the Case Community

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 12:40.

On Monday April 17th at 4 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium Dr. Gregory Eastwood, Interim President, introduced himself to the Case Community (students, faculty and staff). The event was also broadcast live via webcast. I tried to listen to the webcast, which was frustrating due technology problems  (I am not sure if it was on my end or Case's). I listened again the next day thanks to the archived copy -- much more satisfying result. If you missed out please check the link.

Special Savings for Fundraiser May 4th for Digital Media Industry

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sun, 04/16/2006 - 21:37.
05/04/2006 - 17:00
05/04/2006 - 19:00
Etc/GMT-4


As Spider-Man 3 swings into town, Film Czar Alex P. Michaels is currently developing a new industry that will consistently produce movies and TV series here. To celebrate the creation of this new industry, the Film Czar and his company Prelude2Cinema are holding special event fundraisers at the Velvet Dog on April 27th and Massimo da Milano on May 4th.

Location

Massimo da Milano
1400 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

Ethics and Cosmopolitanism, A lecture by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Submitted by Charles on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 11:37.
04/21/2006 - 16:00
Etc/GMT-4

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, was raised in Ghana and educated at Clare College, Cambridge. His many books include two monographs in the philosophy of language as well as the widely acclaimed In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture, which received both the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for nonfiction and the Herskovitz Prize of the African Studies Association.

Location

Amasa Stone Chapel

Dr. Gregory Eastwood Named Interim President of Case Western Reserve University

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 10:48.

The Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University announced today that it has elected Dr. Gregory L. Eastwood, MED '66, to become Interim President of the University effective June 2, 2006. Eastwood has been President of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York since January 1993. "As an alum and member of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University, I am eager to assist the University during this transition period. I look forward to working with the faculty, students, staff, our alumni, and the Cleveland community" Eastwood said.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson to speak at Black Law Students' Association Banquet, Friday, April 7.

Submitted by Lawrence on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 11:41.

The Black Law Students’ Association at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
cordially invites you to its Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, April 7, 2006.
 Keynote Speaker: Honorable Frank G. Jackson ‘83.

( categories: )

NEO Central - Media Arts Center for North East Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 01:04.

 

Northeast Ohio is about to see an explosive, high profile, living, learning and enlightening force hit the scene and landscape, as area filmmakers, learning institutions and the public come together to create NEO Central - a bleeding-edge collaborative media arts center for NEO now and the future.The center will be based on like-minded initiatives around the world, and will provide shared film/media education, incubation, production, distribution, business and technology resources, and facilities, which are currently located in the historic landmark Gillota Building at 300 Central Viaduct (Carnegie) and will be expanded significantly as part of an area economic development plan. More on all of this is found in the links below, which will grow...

Mayor Frank G. Jackson to speak at Black Law Students' Association Banquet, Friday, April 7.

Submitted by Lawrence on Wed, 04/05/2006 - 17:56.
04/07/2006 - 18:00
04/07/2006 - 22:00
Etc/GMT-4

The Black Law Students’ Association at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
cordially invites you to its Annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, April 7, 2006 at the City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue.  Keynote Speaker: Honorable Frank G. Jackson ‘83.

Location

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States
( categories: )

WARNING! TOO MANY NEO BRAINS CONTAIN HARMFUL AMOUNTS OF LEAD

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/04/2006 - 15:13.

A series of important events, held at the City Club on 05.04.2006, brought to the attention of 100s of community leaders the realities of the "silent epidemic" of lead poisoning in America and NEO today. The highlight was Dr. Lanphear's presentation of important research findings surfacing such shocking insight as:

  • the average I.Q.s of American adults (and you reading this) were most certainly diminished from past lead exposure (especially if you lived in the days of leaded gas)... average I.Q in America is going up, as we eradicate lead
  • 1,000s of NEO children are exposed to hazardous levels of lead in their daily lives today
    • Low income people are most adversely impacted but children in all socio-economic classes are poisoned
    • Often affluent homeowners poison their own families by renovating while living at home, or not properly cleaning after renovations
  • Children pay for lead exposure through diminished productivity throughout life - in very high doses, victims lose their lives (there was a case of this in the past few weeks).
  • Over the past century, American society and government have not addressed lead  effectively, so Americans and our society today must accept responsibilty for the diminished capacities of untold 100,000s of victims and we must pay a $multi-biillion cost for remediation, as well as suffer lead-poison related societal problems like high crime and failing education systems, to say the least.
  • Most tragic, the overall problem was largely avoidable (Europe outlawed lead in the early 1900s), and most individual cases of lead poisoning today are avoidable. If you have or care about kids, you need to read more...

( categories: )

Excellence Roundtable invites you to City Club Forum Tuesday on Raising Healthy Kids in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 02:06.

  Come together with leaders of the fight for public health, at the start of National Public Health Week - "Designing Healthy Communities - Raising Healthy Kids", for a globally important program at the City Club, April 4th, featuring Dr. Bruce Lanphear, who will review new data on the adverse health effects of childhood lead exposure. Considering the criticality of lead poisoning in our community, and the huge implications in NEO of the sudden escalation of legal activity around lead poisoning nationwide, it is time to become as informed as possible on this subject. Dr. Lanphear is a world expert on many aspects of this topic, and the City Club will be the place Tuesday for the cutting edge insight on raising healthy kids in NEO.

GCLAC & Eradicating Lead Poisoning in Greater Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/03/2006 - 01:54.

Greater Cleveland has a higher percentage of elevated blood level children than the national average, and many neighborhoods have significant lead poison problems. This book shares insight generated in the effort to eradicate lead poisoning in NEO, including initiative of the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council... GCLAC.

Research Showcase

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/30/2006 - 17:05.
04/05/2006 - 18:00
04/06/2006 - 14:00
Etc/GMT-4

Something for everyone! Research Showcase showcases what people are doing in University Circle; CASE students and faculty, UH, and the museums are all involved. Veale Center, CASE's huge gymnasium will be filled with 100s of people with displays of their research. Please check out the Website for a list of events and presenters.

Location

Veale Center, CASE
Adelbert
Cleveland, OH
United States

Steven Litt Scoops the big story - Kent Grad School of Architecture to move to Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/22/2006 - 11:51.

I'm pleased to say the 03.21.2006 Excellence Roundtable featuring Steven Fong gave PD Architecture Critic Steven Litt a chance to catch up with Dean Fong, and be the first to learn huge news for this region... See http://www.cleveland.com/weblogs/entertainment/


KSU dean wants architecture grad program moved to Cleveland
Kent State University will move its entire graduate program in architecture to Cleveland "as soon as possible."

So says Steven Fong, the new dean of KSU's College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

Fong, who assumed the post at KSU in December, described his plans publicly for the first time Tuesday in an interview following a public forum at the university's Urban Design Collaborative in Cleveland.

2006.03.21 Excellence Roundtable: Steven Fong, Dean, KSU College of Architecture

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 03/16/2006 - 22:16.
03/21/2006 - 11:30
03/21/2006 - 13:30
Etc/GMT-4

 

Join Steven Fong, the charter Dean of the Kent State College of Architecture and Environmental Design, for a March 21, 2006 Excellence Roundtable at their Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC - http://www.cudc.kent.edu/index.html). Steven will share his vision on his college, CUDC, Cleveland, NEO, and urban and regional planning here - we shall discuss the future of planning NEO's future.

Location

Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
820 Prospect Ave. 2nd floor - buzzer by door - above winking lizard
Cleveland, OH
United States

Hundert Resigns

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/16/2006 - 13:15.

the following was sent out in an email this morning to the CASE community ... 

PRESIDENT HUNDERT'S LETTER TO THE CASE WESTERN RESERVE COMMUNITY

Dear Members of the Case Western Reserve University Community,

       Last night I informed our Board of Trustees that I will step down as President of the University effective September 1, 2006.  I have been tremendously grateful for the Board's support throughout my four years; they are an extraordinary group of people.  There is much I would still like to accomplish for our university, but I have reluctantly concluded that the continuing tension on campus is too distracting to the advancement of our university.  I believe a change in leadership will provide the best opportunity for the many important groups across our community to come together and build on the progress we have made in recent years.  I would like to call on everyone to take this moment to join together to advance Case Western Reserve as one great university.  Go to http://blog.case.edu/casepoint/ to continue letter.

( categories: )

The Cleveland Memory Project: Virtual Networks to Cool Places

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 03/15/2006 - 01:40.

The Cleveland Memory Project: Virtual Networks to Cool Places

Date: Today! Wednesday, March 15 Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M. Place: Myers University, Chester Campus 3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH Map Link

Embracing the Hope and Understanding - Discrimination and Hate Crime Prevention Free Workshop Series

Submitted by MDIFILM on Fri, 03/10/2006 - 10:48.
03/26/2006 - 13:00
03/26/2006 - 15:00
Etc/GMT-4

The Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Cleveland
With funding from Charter One Bank is proud to presents
Embracing the Hope and Understanding -
Discrimination and Hate Crime Prevention Free Workshop Series
 
(Cleveland, Ohio) Charter One Bank has awarded the Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Cleveland to start 2006 with a series of workshops entitling Embracing the Hope and Understanding - Discrimination and Hate Crime Prevention Workshop Series that will be held monthly free to the public.
 
The purpose of this project is to conduct community based services to address discrimination and hate crime related issues for Asian Americans and to develop innovative responses to help the needs within the community. Chinese/English assistant and refreshments will be available at each workshop.
 

Second workshop has been scheduled for Sunday, March 26 2006 with the topic of Hate Crime and Discrimination for Asian Americans in the Greater Cleveland area.  Moderated by OCAGC VP of Administration, Mr. Ray C. S. Chan.

Location

Asia Plaza 2nd Floor,
2999 Payne Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States
( categories: )

President Hundert Speaks at Graduate Student Senate Meeting

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/09/2006 - 17:42.

 

 

 

Thursday at 12:15 p.m. Case President Edward Hundert and Provost John Anderson spoke to graduate students after a graduate student senate meeting. Hundert began by thanking the group of approximately 40 students for giving him the opportunity to answer their questions and address their concerns.

( categories: )

I-Open: An Invitation to Learn

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 03/05/2006 - 19:02.

New Approaches to Economic Development: Building Prosperity through Open Networks

Date: Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28

Case, after the levee broke

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 15:17.

With the demand by Case Professor Krauss for a no-confidence vote against the Case president and provost, the levee broke flooding Case with the community sewage brimming its highest offices since hurricane Lewis smacked NEO several years ago, demanding the complete reorganization of Case. The rains since from Lewis' further public contempt for Case overflowed all the protection the president and board could retain, and now the Case community is in ruins.

Proposal for Case: Add Cowen - Follow Tulane Blueprint

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 12:52.

I have a proposal for several actions Case may take to become the "World's Most Powerful Learning Environment", as Hundert proposes.

The first action is for the Case board and senior administration to form a panel of Blue Ribbon Advisors who are qualified and able to develop for the University a renewal plan. The panel must be expert in the subject, globally-respected and ready to begin immediately. Therefore, for the panel I recommend:

William G. Bowen, president, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, president emeritus, Princeton University

William R. Brody, president, The Johns Hopkins University

James J. Duderstadt, president emeritus, University of Michigan

Harvey Fineberg, president, The Institute of Medicine, The National Academies

Malcolm Gillis, president emeritus, Rice University

Eamon Kelly, president emeritus, Tulane University

Scott Cowen, president, Tulane University

Farris W. Womack, chief financial officer emeritus, University of Michigan

Midtown Wednesdays: EcoCity Cleveland's GreenCityBlueLake Network: The Future of Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 10:41.

Date: Wednesday, March 8

Time: 5:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

Lessons Learned from the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

Submitted by peter holmes on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 10:06.

Jared Diamond, the world-class observer of societies and cultures, told a well-packed Severance Hall audience Wednesday, that "consumerism"  and "isolationism" threaten the future well-being of America.  He called for a "reappraisal" of the nation's citizens' core values, because the oceans no longer  insulate the U.S. from the world and physical resources are being used at what Diamond called an "unsustainable rate."

( categories: )