Noteworthy: News and Events from the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Amy Hise, MD

The Power of Diversity Lecture Series continues on Thursday, March 18, at 3 p.m. with "Diversity in Academia: Challenges in the Era of COVID-19." Amy Hise, MD, associate professor of Pathology and International Health at Case Western Reserve University and a physician at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, is the featured speaker. Her research focuses on innate immunity to infectious pathogens including parasites, fungal infections and the Rift Valley fever virus. Register for this free public event.

BLSA Mock Trial

The Case Western Reserve University School of Law Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Mock Trial team was victorious in the Midwest Regional Rounds of the prestigious Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition, which was held online this year from Feb. 3–5, 2021. The victorious team, consisting of Shalanda Plowden, Makela Hayford, Sally Enoh and Nadia Haile, will represent the Midwest region in March 2021 at the virtual national competition. Learn more about their achievements.

Learn about upcoming Black History Month events at Case Western Reserve University.

Black HIstory Month

Don't Miss: MLK Celebration and Black History Month Events at CWRU

“Closing the Divide: Building Communities of Support, Belonging, and Togetherness” is the theme of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Case Western Reserve University. The February programs are organized and presented by CWRU schools, departments and student organizations to remember King's mission and inspire all members of our community to keep his dream alive.

Eight panelists on a Zoom call

Listen: A Less Perfect Union

On Jan. 25, Heather E. Burton, senior director for faculty and institutional diversity with the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, moderated "A Less Perfect Union," a virtual panel discussion on insurrection, impeachment, race and the future of America.

Robert Solomon

5 Questions and an interview with Robert Solomon, vice president for the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

It's been one year since Robert Solomon joined Case Western Reserve University as vice president for the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. Read Solomon's thoughtful answers to five questions and learn more about the priorities of his office, as shared with Think magazine.