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Learning about Ebola

Devastating news reports about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) elicit both compassion and interest in learning more about this disease and the global public health efforts to prevent further infections. The World Health Organization, the International Federation of the Red Cross, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are three good sources of accurate information …Read the Rest

FDA Proposed Rules on Pet and Animal Food Safety

After yet another widespread pet food recall, the FDA has released its proposed animal food safety rules. On October 25, Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Mary Clare Jalonick wrote, The proposed rules would require those who sell pet food and animal feed in the United States, including importers, to follow certain sanitation practices and have detailed food safety …Read the Rest

MOOCs and You

On April 29, 2013, the Cleveland Plain Dealer featured an article about Case Western Reserve University’s first free online MOOCs, or massive open online courses. The initial response has been impressive — more than 80,000 people from around the world have signed up for the two noncredit courses. Prof. Richard Boyatzis of the CWRU Weatherhead School …Read the Rest

CWRU Hosts “Race, Food and Justice Conference,” April 25-26, 2013

In collaboration with Environmental Health Watch, Growing Power, and Rid-All Green, Case Western Reserve University’s Social Justice Institute is sponsoring the “Race, Food & Justice Conference.”  Highlights of the conference include a screening of Byron Hurt’s independent film, “Soul Food Junkies.” On Friday, conference speakers will include Erika Allen of the Growing Food and Justice for …Read the Rest

Online Access to Federal Court Trials

The merits of allowing cameras in federal courts has been debated for many years. In 1972, the Judicial Conference of the United States adopted a prohibition against cameras in the courtroom. From 1972 until 1990 the Code of Federal Conduct for United States Judges flatly mandated that a “judge should prohibit broadcasting, televising, recording, or taking …Read the Rest

State of the Union 2014

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, President Obama will deliver his second State of the Union address in his second, and final, term in office. The phrase, “State of the Union” was first used in 1934 by Franklin D. Roosevelt. George Washington, who delivered the first regular annual message before a joint session of Congress on …Read the Rest