Virtual Events & Recordings

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Upcoming Events

Join the Case Western Reserve's Social Justice Institute and the FOCUS Group School-Based Outreach in the Division of Student Affairs for a live webinar series focused on achieving equity within the health sector and the criminal justice system.

This webinar series brings together leading healthcare professionals, physicians, judges, social scientists, individuals with substance use disorders, criminal justice reform activists, policy experts, and diversity and inclusion advocates to examine how the current opioid crisis is increasingly impacting communities of color.

Our goal is to create meaningful conversations and collaborations to address the structural racism preventing communities of color, particularly Black Americans, from receiving treatment, recovery, and wraparound social services for opioid use disorder.

Our nationally recognized, interdisciplinary speakers will be showcasing evidence-based research and data from a range of urban and state contexts to provide strategies for broad-spectrum policy change both nationally and in the State of Ohio.
For full agenda and registration details, visit the website here.

The African American Alumni Association, in partnership with Case Western Reserve’s Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and African and African American Studies invites you to join us for Profiles of Inclusive Excellence. This new, virtual series features in-depth conversations with faculty and staff from across campus — highlighting their work and research. 

In the newest  installment, Heather Burton, PhD, senior director for faculty and institutional diversity, will conduct an in-depth interview with the Department of Chemistry’s Blanton Tolbert, PhD. Dr. Tolbert will share his academic research, career insight and professional experiences.

Monday, November 30
6 p.m. EST/ 3 p.m. PST

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The Case Western Reserve University community is invited to join the Chicago Alumni Chapter for a virtual presentation regarding the history of epidemics and their lasting effects.

Cholera, influenza, HIV/AIDS and, now, COVID-19 have all shaped how we live our lives.

During this presentation, Brittany Hutchinson, assistant curator for the Chicago History Museum, will look at how society responds to epidemics and pandemics, what is learned from each event and the lasting effects of each “new normal."

Thursday, December 3
6 p.m. CT/ 7 p.m. ET

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The holidays are right around the corner and so is the next CWRU's Concert from Your Couch! The Austin Alumni Chapter invites all CWRU alumni and parents to join them for a front row seat to see Grammy nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman during his virtual tour, Comfort & Joy at Home 2020.

Before performing some holiday classics as well as some of his own hit songs, Jim Brickman will jump into a video call with CWRU alumni to say hello and The Alumni Association will share an update from the university.

Tuesday, December 22
8:30 p.m. EST/ 5:30 p.m. PST - Video call with Brickman and The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University
9 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. PST - Performance begins
10:15 p.m. EST/ 7:15 p.m. PST - Event concludes

The first 100 guests to sign up will receive early-bird pricing — $20 (50% off the full-price ticket price) — so don't wait to register. After that, CWRU alumni will enjoy a special discount of $30. Let's celebrate the holidays together, while we stay apart!

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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.

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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.

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The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women host Women of Wonder, a series of conversations on women’s professional leadership journeys.

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.

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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.

The African American Alumni Association, in partnership with Case Western Reserve’s Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, launched a new series that features in-depth conversations with faculty and staff from across campus — highlighting their work and research.

For the first Profile of Inclusive Excellence, Heather Burton, PhD, senior director for faculty and institutional diversity, conducted an in-depth interview with Provost and Executive Vice President Ben Vinson III.

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.