Intensive University Seminars

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About the Seminars 

The Intensive University Seminars are weekly lectures provided to the Provost Scholars. The seminars include tutoring in math, reading, writing and SAT test prep; a lecturer or speaker with expertise in law, business, medicine, biology, college preparation and college admissions; and, semi-semesterly field trips to a variety of educational sites.

Speakers have included the Provost Scholars mentors, faculty and staff from Case Western Reserve University, and professionals from throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

2020-2021 Seminar Presentations

Seminar 1 (9/17/20) - Provost Scholars Program Orientation & Building Virtual Learning Skills - Presenters: The Provost Scholars Team

Seminar 2 (9/24/20) - COVID-19 and the Spanish Flu: Public Health and Pandemic History - Presenter: Mr. Tarun Jella

Seminar 3 (10/1/20) - Civic Engagement: What Scholars Need to Know About Voting & The Census in 2020 - Presenters: Ms. Betsy Banks & "Vote Everywhere" Ambassadors

Seminar 4 (10/8/20) - Get Ready for Banking: Financial Literacy Guide 101 - Presenter: Ms. India Hobbes

Seminar 5 (10/15/20) - You Can Do This: Using Your STRENGTHS and SKILLS to be Healthy and Stay Healthy Through COVID-19 and Beyond - Presenter: Dr. Sara Lee

Seminar 6 (10/22/20) - The Personal and Academic Benefits of Journal Writing - Presenter: Dr. Mary Assad

Seminar 7 (10/29/20) - Personal Health and Self-Care for Today's Provost Scholars - Presenters: Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew & Dr. Nancy Johnson

Seminar 8 (11/5/20) - KNOW Abuse (TM) Teen Dating Violence Prevention - Presenters: JFSA Ambassadors

Seminar 9 (11/12/20) - The Power of Youth Activism: An Interview with Aliah Lawson & Anaiya Manuel (with Lisa Kollins)

Seminar 10 (11/19/20) - Close Reading Skills: Reading Academic Articles - Presenter: Dr. Gabrielle Parkin

Seminar 11 (1/28/2021) - Let's Talk About Learning: A Workshop on Best Study Practices, Self-Management Techniques, and Responsible Decision-Making - Presenter: Dr. Rita Obeid

Seminar 12 (2/4/21) - Close Reading Skills: Identifying Key Words - Presenter: Dr. Gabrielle Parkin

Seminar 13 (2/11/21) - Close Reading Skills: Interpreting Imagery in Historical Accounts - Presenter: Dr. Renee Sentilles

Seminar 14 (2/18/21) - Using (Social) Entrepreneurship to Advance Social Justice - Presenter: Mr. Anthony Price

Seminar 15 (2/25/21) - Art as Personal Expression, Advocacy & Community Building - Presenter: Mr. David Gorden

Seminar 16 (3/4/21) - Writing Strategies: Quoting & Paraphrasing - Presenter: Dr. Gabrielle Parkin 

Seminar 17 (3/11/21) - In our DNA: Arts, Activism and Black Cleveland (in partnership with the Schubert Center) - Presenter: Ms. Amanda King

Seminar 18 (3/18/21) - Using Social Media for Community Advocacy and Involvement - Presenter: Dr. David Miller

Seminar 19 (4/1/21) - Civility and Civic Engagement: Building Bridges for Change - Presenter: Mr. Julian Rogers

Seminar 20 (4/8/21) - Charting Your Future: How Public Libraries Can Help - Presenter: Mr. Felton Thomas

Seminar 21 (4/15/21) - Financial Literacy and Responsibility - Presenter: Professor Scott Fine

Seminar 22 (4/22/21) - Code Meshing v. Switching in Academia - Presenter: dr. vay

Seminar 23 (4/29/21) - Understanding Trauma: Insights and Movement Practices - Presenter: Ms. Laura Morello