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See NASA scientist and geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz, 2018 the Inamori Ethics Prize.


NASA scientist and geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz will receive the 2018 the Inamori Ethics Prize at the Maltz Preforming Arts center located at the edge of the Case Western Reserve University campus. The event is free, but registration is requested.

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Each year the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence gathers the community to honor an international exemplar of ethical leadership with the Inamori Ethics Prize. Case Western Reserve will present the 2018 Inamori Ethics Prize to NASA scientist and geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz, during Inamori Center events on the Case Western Reserve campus, September 13-14, 2018.

Inamori Ethics Prize Ceremony and Recipient Lecture by Dr. Farouk El-Baz
Thursday, September 13 – 6:00 p.m.

Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple-Tifereth Israel at Case Western Reserve University, 1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland, Ohio
Free and open to the public. Online registration requested.

Worldcon Party tonight at Bottlehouse


4pm – Close
Bottlehouse Brewing Company
2050 Lee Road
Admission is free!

Celestial attic is throwing that Worldcon Party you are missing. The World Science Fiction Convention is being held this weekend in San Jose, California. We are all stuck here in Cleveland; we do not have to be quiet about it. Come out and join us at the Bottlehouse Brewing Company at 2050 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights from 4pm until close tonight, Sunday August 19, 2018.

We will have a two-hour panel discussion, first about the Hugos, and then about science fiction in general. What are we reading and seeing that is good? What is awful? Audience participation will be encouraged.

After that, we will party the evening away, play games, talk, network, make friends, and share our love for our favorite genre. Mac’s Back’s will be on hand with some of the Hugo winners and nominees for sale.

Admission is simply drinks at the bar. Bottlehouse has been fantastic to give us the space for free. Outside food is welcome and we are laying out some party munchies, but more are welcome. Bring party food if you can.

See you there!

“Frankenstein: 200 Years”

Frankenstein Festival logo

Baldwin Wallace University is presenting “Frankenstein: 200 Years.” Beginning September 6 and running through October 30, this festival celebrates what many call the first work of Science Fiction.

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Frankenstein Festival logoRitter Library presents “Frankenstein: 200 Years.” Two centuries have passed since the world read of Dr. Frankenstein and his unethical exploits. Mary Shelley’s story, its origins and its influence will be featured in Ritter Library from September through Halloween.

The Festival includes an exhibit, screenings of the Boris Karloff films and public lectures by faculty on the topics of bioethics, philosophy, chemistry, outside influences on Shelley and the book’s impact on literature and film.


Exhibit Opening
Thursday, September 6, 4-7 p.m.
View the first illustrated edition of “Frankenstein,” a copy of Shelley’s original handwritten manuscript, a life-size model of the monster created by Berea-Midpark High School students and original artwork inspired by the story.
Ritter Library

From Boris Karloff to Johnny Depp, Victor Frankenstein’s Monster Lives On
Thursday, September 6, 5 p.m.
Lecture presented by broadcasting professor Joe Tarantowski.
Ritter Library

Screening of “Frankenstein”
Thursday, September 13, 8:30 p.m.
Featuring Boris Karloff’s “Frankenstein” (1931) with tiki torches and dry ice effects.
Student Activities Center (SAC)

The score of “Bride of Frankenstein”
Thursday, September 20, 3:10 p.m.
Lecture presented by music theory professor Dr. Gene Willet.
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building

Screening of “Bride of Frankenstein”
Thursday, September 27, 8:30 p.m.
Featuring Boris Karloff’s “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) with tiki torches and dry ice effects.
Student Activities Center (SAC)

The Molecules in the Monster
Wednesday, October 3, 3 p.m.
Lecture presented by chemistry professor Dr. Lisa Ponton.
Ritter Library

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Its Ethical Legacy
Thursday, October 11, 3:30 p.m.
Lecture presented by philosophy professor Dr. Kelly Coble.
Ritter Library

Born from Fire: How a Volcanic Eruption Led to the Creation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”
Wednesday, October 17, 3:30 p.m.
Lecture presented by geology professor Dr. Carrie Davis Todd.
Ritter Library

Book Discussion
Monday, October 22, 7 p.m.
A frightfully good discussion of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”
Cuyahoga County Public Library – Berea Branch, 7 Berea Commons, Berea

Rebels, Clones, and Androids: The Legacy of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”
Thursday, October 25, 2 p.m.
Lecture presented by English professor Dr. Ana Boe with Q&A to follow.
Ritter Library

Monsters are Universal: Silver Screams in Hollywood’s Golden Age
Monday, October 29, 6:30 p.m.
Largely Literary Theater Company will give a presentation with lighthearted sketches, props and costume pieces. Q&A to follow. A book signing featuring Mark Dawidziak’s horror-centric titles included.
Cuyahoga County Public Library – Berea Branch, 7 Berea Commons, Berea

“Frankenstein” Read-a-thon
Tuesday, October 30, 12-8 p.m.
Join the attempt to read Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” in its entirety over the course of eight hours. Each attendee is encouraged to read for 5 to 10 minutes. Prize drawings every hour. Sponsored by the BW Department of English.
Grindstone Room, Strosacker Hall, 12-1:30 p.m.
Ritter Library, 2-8 p.m.