Case Western Reserve University to host Hispanic Heritage Month Art Show, featuring paintings, puppetry and photographs from local Hispanic artists.

Sept. 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kelvin Smith Library, 11055 Euclid Ave.,

The show will open with an artists’ reception

To celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15), Case Western Reserve University will host a special art show, featuring local Latin American artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala and Mexico. The art show will feature paintings and photographs and a display of handmade puppets.


Artists include: Linda Ayala, representing Puerto Rico; Augusto Bordelois, representing Cuba; Bruno Casiano, Puerto Rico; Hector Castellano, Guatemala; Teresa Martinez, Mexico; Alex Rivera, Mexico; Dante Rodriguez, Puerto Rico and Mexico; and Rafael Valdivieso, Ecuardo.


After the reception, the art will be displayed during regular library hours until Oct. 22. The reception and art show are free and open to the public, but photo identification is required to enter the library.



Power of Diversity Fall Series 2014

All events are free. RSVP at

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 3 p.m., Senior Classroom,
Tinkham Veale University Center

Anna Maria SantiagoAnna Maria Santiago, PhD

CWRU Leona Bevis & Marguerite Haynam Professor of Community Development, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Professor of Law and Associate Director of CWRU's Law-Medicine Center.

"Fifty Years Later: From a War on Poverty To a War on the Poor"

Dr. Santiago is a specialist in urban and social welfare policy as well as research methodology. She teaches research, community and social development, and policy courses in the Master’s and Doctoral degree programs at the Mandel School. She is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Community Practice and President - Elect of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. For more than two decades, Dr. Santiago has been involved with research that focuses on the importance of place on the economic opportunities and life chances available to low - income and minority families. Her current research focuses primarily on how federal, state and local housing policies and programs serve as vehicles for community and social development.


AUMF LogoAssociation of Underrepresented Minority Fellows (AUMF) National Fall Symposium - Hosted by CWRU

Advancing Diversity in the Biomedical Sciences:
New Collaborations for Building Capacity

Oct 17-19, Tinkham Veale University Center


Freeman A. Hrabowski, IIIGilda BarabinoThe symposium will feature regional and national speakers, including a keynote address by Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, PhD, (right) president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County and chair of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The meeting will also feature Gilda Barabino, PhD, (left) president of the prestigious Biomedical Engineering Society and dean of The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York. More information & registration



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2013 Annual Diversity Report:
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Case Western Reserve University diversity highlights and accomplishments are featured in the 2013 Annual Diversity Report from the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. The report, released in January includes articles on the newly established Latino employee resource group Alianza Latina/Latino Alliance, the programs and projects for youngsters sponsored by CWRU's Leonard Gelfand STEMCenter and the university's NAACP chapter, which was started by students. It addition, it highlights diversity and inclusion achievements and programs from the previous year.
The annual report is available online or copies can be picked up from the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Adelbert Hall, Suite 315.


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The Office of Faculty Diversity provides support to Faculty, Departments and Schools, around issues of faculty recruitment, retention and diversity and inclusion training.


The Faculty Diversity Officer reviews allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination (gender, sexual orientation, racial, ADA) and also serves as a facilitator for addressing faculty diversity issues in areas related to faculty duties.



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We provide diversity awareness workshops and consultation services for students, faculty, and staff. In some cases, we develop a program specific to goals, participants, and time frame in order to accommodate the different classes, departments, offices, and student groups that request training.

Some sessions may be conducted jointly with other offices on campus.

Train the Champion

Train the Champion aims to foster an environment that embraces diversity; assist with retention and recruitment of faculty, staff and students; encourage overall workplace satisfaction; and foster a sustained dialogue on diversity, with specific focus on issues in higher education and at Case Western Reserve. The eight-month program consists of monthly sessions and additional brown bag lunches to facilitate further, less formal discussions.


Power of Diversity Lecture Series

The annual series is designed to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and civic education and learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. All events are free and open to the public.