The African American Alumni Association, in partnership with Case Western Reserve's Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, African American and African studies minor invites you to join us for Profiles of Inclusive Excellence. This new series will feature in-depth conversations with faculty and staff from across campus — highlighting their work and research.
In the upcoming installment, Heather Burton, PhD, senior director for faculty and institutional diversity, will conduct an in-depth interview featuring Adrianne Fletcher, PhD (SAS '05), assistant dean for diversity and inclusion and assistant professor for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Join us as she shares her academic background and career development.
Dr. Fletcher's areas of research and teaching include: issues of diversity with inclusion and equity; implicit attitude on decision-making within the child welfare system and other social institutions; Indian child welfare; social welfare policy; and social justice and advocacy.
Tuesday, January 19
6 p.m. EST/ 3 p.m. PST
Join The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women for this special edition of Women of Wonder, a conversation series on women's professional leadership journeys.
This interactive workshop will feature CWRU alumna Kimberly Wiefling (GRS ‘86, physics), founder & president of Wiefling Consulting, Inc., where she leads intensive behavior-changing “WorkShocks'' for global teams that directly translate into business results.
As part of the Women of Wonder series, alumni are invited to gather virtually to discuss pathways in the pursuit of leadership and creative tools to overcome professional obstacles along the way. Join us as Wiefling shares design thinking strategies to achieve career success.
Monday, February 1
3 p.m. EST/ Noon PST
6:15 p.m. EST | How the Global Pandemic Changed the Future of Health Care
Join Case Western Reserve University for a discussion about how the global pandemic has changed the future of health care. Moderated by Current University Trustee Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH (WRC '77, MED '81), the panel will include Mark Griswold, PhD, Umut Gurkan, PhD, J.B. Silvers, PhD, Blanton Tolbert, PhD, and Fanny Ye, PhD. The event will begin with welcome remarks from Case Western Reserve University's Interim President Scott Cowen.
7:15 p.m. EST | Case Western Reserve University Department of Music Ensembles Performance
Enjoy an exclusive musical performance by our talented undergraduate students featuring Case Western Reserve University Department of Music Ensembles from the Maltz Performing Arts Center following the discussion.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
6:15 p.m. EST/ 3:15 p.m. PST
In Case You Missed It
In the fall of 2020, Case Western Reserve gathered virtually to celebrate the achievements of those within our ranks, exchange ideas and reconnect. Although 2020 presented challenges to our time-honored traditions, we were able to provide virtual experiences that allowed us to share our collective pride for our alma mater, and the milestones we've achieved together.
Please enjoy Homecoming 2020 highlights from The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University.
Case Western Reserve University has launched Spartans Step Up, focusing on CWRU’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upcoming episodes will cover protecting the elderly population, staying mentally positive, and recognizing and supporting those most vulnerable to the disease. For updates on the dates and times of future episodes, please follow The Alumni Association on Facebook.
Alumni and guests are invited to gather for an in-depth conversation on topics that explore women’s pathways in the pursuit of leadership, the obstacles they faced along the way and the tactics that kept them moving forward.
The African American Alumni Association, in partnership with Case Western Reserve’s Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, developed a new series in 2020 that features in-depth conversations with faculty and staff from across campus — highlighting their work and research.
On Thursday, November 12, 2020, the Case Western Reserve University Detroit Alumni Chapter and technology consultant Gary Valentz (MGT '86) hosted an in-depth conversation on the electrically charged changes to the vehicle industry.
On October 21, 2020, CWRU examined the research that points to the next wave of COVID-19 victims - our wildlife. From marine mammals to the most endangered primates, new research is identifying risks and practical steps needed to mitigate the spread.
Moderated by Dr. Fady Faddoul, DDS, MSD, Chair of the Department of Comprehensive Care, our panel featured:
- Dr. Martin Nweeia, Assistant Clinical Professor at the CWRU School Of Dental Medicine, Lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Research Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution and The Museum of Nature in Canada;
- Dr. Oliver Ryder, the Kleberg Endowed Director of Conservation Genetics for San Diego Zoo Global and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Evolution, Behavior and Ecology at the University of California, San Diego;
- Dr. Judy St. Leger, a veterinary pathologist and former Vice President of Research and Science for SeaWorld. Dr. St. Leger currently serves as adjunct professor at Cornell University; and
- Dr. Nicole Burt, Curator of Human Health and Evolutionary Medicine at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at CWRU and in the Department of Bioethics at the School of Medicine.
On Thursday, August 27, The Alumni Association partnered with Opera Philadelphia to showcase a virtual performance of We Shall Not Be Moved, a timely exploration of past and present struggles which suggests an alternate future through the eyes of its young protagonists.
The show was preceded by a discussion with Heather E. Burton, PhD, senior director for faculty and institutional diversity and interim co-director of the African & African American Studies Minor. Dr. Burton further examined the common themes of oppression and struggle found throughout the performance.
On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, The African American Alumni Association of CWRU hosted a virtual financial workshop with CWRU alumnae Erika Abrams (GRS '08, '09, public health), Principal & Agency Manager, Legacy42 Insurance & Financial and Alicia Graves (CWR '05), Attorney, Law Offices of Alicia N. Graves.
The workshop focused on giving you the proper estate planning, tax and credit tools necessary to make sure you and your family are taken care of in the event of a health or employment crisis.