Intensive University Seminars

A female Cleveland high school student participating in an art class

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. Please find a sample of our previous speakers:

Al Rodriguez with a guitar in his hand

Al Rodriguez is in his third year at CWRU and is a bassist and backup vocalist for The Midnight Slander, a three-member band that was formed by lead singer and vocalist, Mike Gray. The Midnight Slander will release their forthcoming album, “The Long Way Home”, through Spectra Records. In addition to playing and composing music, Mr. Rodriguez also enjoys spending time with his fraternity brothers and studying music education. He plans to complete his bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 2015.

Portrait of Rhonda Williams on the CWRU Campus

Dr. Rhonda Williams has an extensive academic history at Case Western Reserve University and has published several books, including Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement: Freedom’s Bittersweet Song and The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women’s Struggles Against Urban Inequality. She is also the director of the Social Justice Institute and founder and director of the postdoctoral fellowship in African American studies at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Williams received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Intensive University Seminars 2017 

Intensive University Seminars 2016

Intensive University Seminars 2015

Intensive University Seminars 2014

Intensive University Seminars 2013