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Case's fifth annual diversity and cultural celebration November 11

diversity and cultural celebration

Case Western Reserve University will highlight its commitment to diversity with the fifth annual Diversity and Cultural Celebration on Friday, November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Thwing Ballroom.

The festivities will include an open house of performances, exhibits and demonstrations designed to share with the campus community the richness of the heritages and cultures represented within the Case community.

"The university will celebrate its collective diversity as we embrace our differences and strengthen our relationships," said Kathryn Hall, Case's director of equal opportunity and diversity. "We want to take a moment out of our busy schedules to acknowledge and explore our unique differences and explore ways to leverage these differences in an effort to become the world's most powerful learning environment."

Hall added that the day will incorporate traditions from a variety of cultures. "We are celebrating our religious and gender differences; the multitude of nationalities and races from all over the world that now call Case home; sexual orientation; physical differences; our generational dynamics; and all of the dimensions of diversity that are indicative of Case. We will sample foods from around the globe, share conversations with colleagues and students, and watch cultural performances."

For more information about exhibiting or performing at the diversity celebration, contact the office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at (216) 368-8877 or visit http://www.case.edu/finadmin/humres/eod/culture.html.

 

About Case Western Reserve University

Case is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work. http://www.case.edu.