Homecoming 2020
 

Homecoming 2020

Schedule of Events


A Museum at CWRU: The Dittrick Museum of Medical History

Thursday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT | Virtual

College of Arts and Sciences Tours and Open Houses

The Dittrick Medical History Center explores the history of health through artifacts, archives, and images. An interdisciplinary study center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, the Dittrick is a resource for scholars, faculty, students, and the people of Northeast Ohio. Learn more about this hidden gem on our campus from chief curator Amanda L. Mahoney, PhD, RN, who will showcase artifacts from the Dittrick's collections and share a "behind the scenes look" at how the museum is supporting remote learning this fall. 

Registrants will receive a link to view this pre-recorded event on-demand. 

Diversity Think Forum

Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Lectures and Learning Opportunities
From Pain to Progress: The State of Racial Justice in the U.S. in the Aftermath of the George Floyd Killing 

Moderated by Robert L. Solomon, Esq., vice president of the Case Western Reserve University Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and Featuring Panelists: 

  • Frank Whitfield, MBA (MGT '19), mayor of Elyria, OH and former CEO of the Lorain County Urban League
  • Ayesha Bell Hardaway (LAW '04), co-director of the CWRU Social Justice Institute and assistant professor, CWRU School of Law
  • Alexandria Johnson Boone (GRS '81, organizational development and analysis), chair and founder of Women of Color Foundation, president and CEO of Gap Communications Group and a member of the CWRU Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Visiting Committee
  • Trina Evans (WRC '86, MGT '98), Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Center for KeyCorp

Sponsored by the CWRU Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and CWRU Corporate Relations 

View a recording of: Conversation with Dr. Marla Perez-Davis (GRS ‘91)

Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Latinx Alumni Network Lectures and Learning Opportunities
THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE RECORDING.

The Latinx Alumni Association invites you to join us for A Conversation with Dr. Marla Perez-Davis (GRS ‘91, chemical engineering), Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She will share insight on her own career and leadership journey as well as her contributions to the NASA community.

Dr. Pérez-Davis’ list of accomplishments is rather extensive and impressive. The Puerto Rican doctor of chemical engineering has worked at NASA Glenn for over 35  years and has won numerous awards throughout her career. Pérez-Davis is the recipient of numerous NASA awards including the Women of Color Technology Award for Career Achievement, NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and the prestigious Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executives. 

Don't miss this compelling and inspiring  conversation! 
 

Expanding the Mission: Celebrating the acceleration of innovation and research

Thursday 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Lectures and Learning Opportunities School of Medicine
All Case Western Reserve University alumni are invited to join School of Medicine Interim Dean Stan Gerson, MD, and Vice Dean for Research Mark Chance, PhD, for an interactive discussion on our efforts to expand opportunities for our PhD students in entrepreneurship. Hear from CWRU alumni and faculty member Paul Tesar, PhD (CAS '03) about his success in founding a local start-up company with support from CWRU and local investment and how the Tesar lab is helping to shape the future of our mentoring and translation efforts.

View a recording of: Leadership Discussion with Young Alumni Entrepreneurs

Thursday 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT | Virtual

CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship
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A spotlight event of young alumni entrepreneurs who will share their leadership advice, professional development, and successes and challenges on their journeys to company founders. This event is open to all alumni, students, faculty/staff and friends of CWRU, and is in partnership with the CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship. 

This event will be moderated by Michael Goldberg, Executive Director of the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship and Jay Sangani (CWR'21),B.A Candidate, Natural Sciences & Economics; M.S.M Candidate, Healthcare Management and will feature:

  • John Knific (CWR ‘09), Co-Founder & COO of Wisr (www.getwisr.com); Founder Emeritus of DecisionDesk
  • Ashwini Batchu (CWR ‘11), Founder and CEO of MCSquared Health (https://www.mcsquaredhealth.com/)
  • Felipe Gomez del Campo (CWR ‘16), Founder and CEO of FGC Plasma Solutions (https://www.fgcplasma.com/)
  • Ali Briggs (CWR '11), CEO and Co-Founder LifeWeb360 (https://www.lifeweb360.com/), Founder Emeritus of The Front Door
  • Sandra Oh Lin (CWR '97), Founder and CEO of KiwiCo (https://www.kiwico.com/)

Book Club Discussion: The Nurse Leader Coach: Become the Boss No One Wants to Leave

Thursday 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Lectures and Learning Opportunities
Author and Discussion Leader:  Rose O. Sherman, Editor in Chief, Nurse Leader

In this virtual book event, you will have an opportunity to talk with the author of a popular leadership book, The Nurse Leader Coach. Dr. Rose Sherman will discuss key points in the book and present ideas about how the book can be used for leadership development in organizations. Attendees will receive a book club guide. Bring your favorite beverage and your most challenging coaching situations to this interactive session. 

You must register to receive additional information on how to receive your e-book to read in preparation for this discussion.

Blue Block Party

Thursday 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Parents and Families
Join us for a virtual Blue Block Party as we kick off Homecoming weekend and recognize the participation in and support of Annual Giving in 2020. The program will highlight live music from the Case Western Reserve University Department of Music and a special introduction to Interim President, Scott Cowen.

Early Riser Yoga with CWRU's One to One Fitness Center

Friday 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. EDT | Virtual


Vinyasa flow is a style of yoga in which you move from one pose to another, linking your breath to movement as you incorporate strength, endurance and flexibility.

All levels are welcome! You will need a yoga mat and a yoga block, if available (otherwise, please feel free to use a towel, pillow or blanket).

A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

Friday 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT | Virtual

Lectures and Learning Opportunities School of Medicine
Observe (IQ) Team Case Based Learning, virtually connect with our current medical students for an inquiry based learning session.

Space is limited. Maximum two people per student group. Registration is required.  Brief orientation will take place prior to the event—details to follow.

SAGES Coffee Break

Friday 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. EDT | Virtual


Start your morning by meeting the faculty members who coordinate the SAGES (Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship) courses and learn more about the Case Western Reserve University approach to a common curriculum.

Led by Dr. Peter Whiting, Director, SAGES, and  Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Dr. Michael Householder, Associate Director of SAGES and Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Whiting and Dr. Householder will share information (possible powerpoint) with the audience and then allow for questions.

Reaching Out for Liberty and Light: The Life of Frances Payne Bolton

Friday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT | Virtual

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Lectures and Learning Opportunities
We are honored to present a limited showing of a special documentary about the life of Frances Payne Bolton. Winner of the Bronze Telly and Crystal Award of Excellence, you will be captivated by her eloquence, humanity, philanthropy, and patriotism.

Through her 28-year service in Congress, she helped to shape many of the defining moments of her era, influencing national policy and transforming the nursing profession during WWII. In contrast to the shining aura of her public role, Frances Bolton's private life was shadowed by tragedy. You may recognize the parallel to current events as you learn of her extraordinary personal loss during the 1919 pandemic.  She also advocated for social justice and against racial discrimination, and was decades ahead of her time in what would become the modern civil rights movement.

This documentary, narrated by five-time Tony Award nominee, Dana Ivey, draws from old letters, photos, newsreels, home movies, and interviews with many people whose lives were personally and magnificently affected by our school's namesake, Frances Payne Bolton.

First showing at 10:00 a.m. which is when the link goes live. Watch on demand through Sunday.  Please register to receive a "watch on demand" link.

A TELOS Production in association with History Enterprises (shown with permission)

Where is the Intelligence in Artificial Intelligence?

Friday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT | Virtual

Lectures and Learning Opportunities Weatherhead School of Management

While there is so much hype around AI, only a small fraction of businesses are successful in realizing value out of Artificial Intelligence. It is only natural that they ask "Where is the intelligence in Artificial Intelligence?" We hope to share some interesting insights on this question.

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at this Live Presentation. 

Radio Alumni House Party

Friday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Tours and Open Houses

Hey, all you friendly folks! Coming to you live from the Linsalata Alumni Center, you’re listening to our Radio Alumni House Party! Tune in all weekend long for a Zoom radio program featuring long-distance dedications, alumni interviews, the swingingest songs from your graduation decade, and much more! 


Don’t forget to submit your request—submit a Long- Distance Dedication to have your favorite song played on-air during your graduation decade’s radio hour.


Listen LIVE Schedule

  • Hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s: Friday, October 9, 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Hits from the 80s and 90s: Saturday, October 10, 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Hits from the 00s and 10s: Sunday, October 11, 10 - 11 a.m. 

All Alumni Meeting

Friday 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT | Virtual


You are invited to an alumni meeting where you will learn more about the CWRU Alumni Board, its operations and objectives. Also, at the meeting the Board's newest member Srinivas Rao (MGT '99) will be confirmed.

View a recording of: Homecoming Awards Ceremony

Friday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual


THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE RECORDING.

At this annual event, The Alumni Association welcomes all alumni, parents, students and guests.

The Alumni Association will recognize the 2020 award recipients: 

Newton D. Baker Distinguished Service Award - Norma Geller, L.S.W. (SAS ‘91)
Daniel T. Clancy Alumni Service Award - Ka-Pi Hoh, Ph.D. (CIT ‘84; GRS ‘87, 89, macromolecular science)
Young Alumni Award - K. Grace Bell (CWR ‘10)
Professional Achievement Award - Richard H. Thaler, Ph.D. (ADL ‘67, HON ‘03)
Distinguished Alumni Award - Donald E. Knuth, Ph.D. (CIT ‘60; GRS ‘60, mathematics; HON ‘80)



Promoting Professional Resilience in Turbulent Times (1 CE)

Friday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Lectures and Learning Opportunities
Presented by:   Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Editor in Chief, Nurse Leader

When 2020 began, few of us anticipated the challenges a pandemic would pose to our healthcare delivery system. It has been a stressful year for nurses working in every healthcare setting. In this interactive webinar, we will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the nursing workforce. We will also review practical strategies to promote both our own resilience and that of other team members in our organization.

Student Experience Panel

Friday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT | Virtual

College of Arts and Sciences Lectures and Learning Opportunities
Joy K. Ward, PhD, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to learn about the contemporary experience of students in the College. We'll talk about enduring hallmarks of the college experience—the academic and student life experiences—and how the college has adapted to the challenges of 2020.

View a recording of: Undressed: The Sociohistory of Tattooing in the West

Friday 4 p.m. - 12 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Lectures and Learning Opportunities
THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE RECORDING.

Tattoos are omnipresent in the visual vocabulary of Americans. Coupled with the increased use of social media, tattoos are increasingly common on younger bodies. This talk discusses the origin of contemporary Western tattoos, how tattoos have been socially understood in history, why the perceptions have changed and what tattoos have to do with the social sciences.

Sam Belkin is a Northeast Ohio native who has taught in the departments of Sociology, Anthropology and SAGES at Case Western Reserve University. Utilizing his anthropological and sociological training, his research focuses on the interdisciplinary connections between symbolic anthropology and figurational sociology illustrated through body modifications. Sam’s most recent research project investigates tattoos, identity and stigma in the American white collar workplace. 

School of Dental Medicine Parade of Classes

Friday 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions School of Dental Medicine Tours and Open Houses
Take a look back over the years with a virtual photographic ceremonial processional of reunion classes from 1960-2015. You must register to receive the details for viewing the Parade of Classes online.

Explorer Scientist: The story of Professor Harry Fielding Reid

Friday 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Case School of Engineering/Case Alumni Association Lectures and Learning Opportunities
Harry Fielding Reid set the pattern for generations of intrepid Case professors with his surveying trek to Glacier Bay, Alaska, in 1890. Former dean Tom Kicher ’59, MS ’62, PhD ’65,  will examine Reid’s epic journey and answer questions during an online Zoom presentation. You can brush up on the Reid expedition by reading the story in the fall issue of Case Alumnus.

FPB Alumni Association Community Meeting/State of the School 

Friday 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
All alumni are encouraged to join us for the FPB Alumni Association public meeting. Help make the Alumni Association all you want it to be! The Board of Directors will be giving an update of their work over the last year and will be asking for alumni input and feedback. Dean Carol Musil will be addressing the alumni body and sharing a school update.  

View a recording of: Stephanie Tubbs Jones Candlelight Vigil

Friday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. EDT | Virtual

African American Alumni Association

THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE RECORDING.

The African-American Alumni Association would like alumni to participate in a  virtual memorial. We request that photos and reflections be sent to cwruaaalumni@gmail.com

We will light candles from our homes and watch the tribute celebration of the lives of all the graduates that have gone before us.

"Although we are apart please have a candle ready so that we can share in the memory of those that passed away" -The African American Alumni Association

The Legal and Writing Adventures of Susie Ruth Powell (LAW ‘73)

Friday 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Lectures and Learning Opportunities School of Law
One of the law school’s most impactful alumni, Susie Ruth Powell (’73), former managing attorney and litigator with NC Legal Services and assistant professor of law at North Carolina Central, will discuss her career in poverty law and the important cases she litigated. Professor Powell was co-author of the Emmy award-winning documentary, “The Loving Story,” and a story developer for the documentary "The Rape of Recy Taylor.” She will be this year’s recipient of The Centennial Medal Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a CWRU Law graduate.

Pride of the College

Friday 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT | Virtual

College of Arts and Sciences
Join the College's new dean Joy K. Ward, PhD as we recognize this year's Distinguished Alumni Award Winners, offer an update about what's going on in the College today, and spotlight a panel of standout faculty.

School of Dental Medicine Dean’s Welcoming Remarks & Class Happy Hour (1960-1985)

Friday 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions School of Dental Medicine
Reconnect with fellow classmates to share fond memories and make new ones at our first virtual class happy hour. Bring your memories and a glass of your preferred beverage. Encourage someone you were hoping to see in Cleveland to attend virtually. Dean Kenneth Chance will provide brief remarks before you are transported to your individual class breakout room to connect and reminisce with classmates and old friends.

Select the class year you wish to join.

You must register to receive the details on joining the Happy Hour.

Call in information:
Dial by your location
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 921 3241 4424
Passcode: 07885075 

Mandel School Alumni Celebration including Alumni Awards & Reunion Class Recognitions

Friday 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
All alumni are welcome to join for this main event with Dean Grover C. Gilmore. Alumni Awards will be presented by Alumni Association Board President Dr. Adriennie Y. Hatten.

Weatherhead School of Management Alumni Awards

Friday 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Weatherhead School of Management

Join Dean Manoj Malhotra and fellow alumni as we gather to honor Weatherhead’s 2020 Alumni Awards recipients. 

All Weatherhead alumni are welcome to attend this virtual ceremony to celebrate the achievements of our fellow alumni. 

The African American Alumni Association presents Linking Legacies

Friday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

African American Alumni Association
The Linking Legacies project is a virtual concert experience featuring multiple generations of African-American performers and composers with deep ties to Ohio and the Cleveland area. Performers Chris Jenkins, violist, CWRU PhD candidate in musicology and associate dean at Oberlin Conservatory, Diana White-Gould, pianist and faculty member Dike School of the Arts, and Matthew Jones, tenor and faculty member at The Music Settlement, will perform select musical pieces that showcase performers often overlooked.  

We invite you to dress up, grab your favorite cocktail (or mocktail) and join us for a moving evening of music — 
live from the Maltz Performing Arts Center.


Mandel School Reunions: Classes of 1960 & 1965—60th & 55th Reunions

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Grand Class Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

See classmates and faculty you were close to!

Classes can separate into reunion year cohorts in Zoom breakout rooms if five or more alumni per reunion year register.

Program directors and faculty members will host each major program reunion prior to reunion year cohorts going into breakout rooms. 

If you are celebrating two reunions (i.e. an MSSA and a PhD), feel free to register for both reunions and join each for 45-minutes. Please remember: At least five alumni per reunion cohort must register in order to have a breakout room, so please encourage your classmates to join you!

Mandel School Reunions: Class of 1970 – 50th Golden Reunion

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Grand Class Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

See classmates and faculty you were close to!

Program directors and faculty members will host. 

If you are celebrating two reunions (i.e. an MSSA and a PhD), feel free to register for both reunions and join each for 45-minutes. Please remember: At least five alumni per reunion cohort must register in order to have a breakout room, so please encourage your classmates to join you!

Mandel School Reunions: Class of 1975 & Class of 1980, MSSA Weekly Program – 45th & 40th Reunions

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Mandel School Reunions: Class of 1985 & Class of 1990, MSSA Weekly Program – 35th & 30th Reunions

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

See classmates and faculty you were close to!

Based on alumni input, reunions from 1975-on will be divided by programs, which can then separate into reunion year cohorts in Zoom breakout rooms if five or more alumni per reunion year register.

Program directors and faculty members will host each major program reunion prior to reunion year cohorts going into breakout rooms. 

If you are celebrating two reunions (i.e. an MSSA and a PhD), feel free to register for both reunions and join each for 45-minutes. Please remember: At least five alumni per reunion cohort must register in order to have a breakout room, so please encourage your classmates to join you!

Mandel School Reunions: Class of 1995, MSSA Weekly Program – 25th Silver Reunion

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

See classmates and faculty you were close to!

Based on alumni input, reunions from 1975-on will be divided by programs, which can then separate into reunion year cohorts in Zoom breakout rooms if five or more alumni per reunion year register.

Program directors and faculty members will host each major program reunion prior to reunion year cohorts going into breakout rooms. 

If you are celebrating two reunions (i.e. an MSSA and a PhD), feel free to register for both reunions and join each for 45-minutes. Please remember: At least five alumni per reunion cohort must register in order to have a breakout room, so please encourage your classmates to join you!

Mandel School Reunions: Class of 2000 & Class of 2005, MSSA Weekly Program – 20th & 15th Reunion

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

See classmates and faculty you were close to!

Based on alumni input, reunions from 1975-on will be divided by programs, which can then separate into reunion year cohorts in Zoom breakout rooms if five or more alumni per reunion year register.

Program directors and faculty members will host each major program reunion prior to reunion year cohorts going into breakout rooms. 

If you are celebrating two reunions (i.e. an MSSA and a PhD), feel free to register for both reunions and join each for 45-minutes. Please remember: At least five alumni per reunion cohort must register in order to have a breakout room, so please encourage your classmates to join you!

Mandel School Reunions: Class of 2010, 2015 & 2020, MSSA Weekly Program – 10th, 5th and 0 Reunion

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Graduates of the Last Decade Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

See classmates and faculty you were close to!

Based on alumni input, reunions from 1975-on will be divided by programs, which can then separate into reunion year cohorts in Zoom breakout rooms if five or more alumni per reunion year register.

Program directors and faculty members will host each major program reunion prior to reunion year cohorts going into breakout rooms. 

If you are celebrating two reunions (i.e. an MSSA and a PhD), feel free to register for both reunions and join each for 45-minutes. Please remember: At least five alumni per reunion cohort must register in order to have a breakout room, so please encourage your classmates to join you!

Mandel School Reunions: Class of 2015 & Class of 2020, MSSA Online

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Alumni Reunions Graduates of the Last Decade Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

See classmates and faculty you were close to!

Based on alumni input, reunions from 1975-on will be divided by programs, which can then separate into reunion year cohorts in Zoom breakout rooms if five or more alumni per reunion year register.

Program directors and faculty members will host each major program reunion prior to reunion year cohorts going into breakout rooms. 

If you are celebrating two reunions (i.e. an MSSA and a PhD), feel free to register for both reunions and join each for 45-minutes. Please remember: At least five alumni per reunion cohort must register in order to have a breakout room, so please encourage your classmates to join you!

Mandel School Reunions: Intensive Weekend MSSA Program

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

See classmates and faculty you were close to!

Based on alumni input, reunions from 1975-on will be divided by programs, which can then separate into reunion year cohorts in Zoom breakout rooms if five or more alumni per reunion year register.

Program directors and faculty members will host each major program reunion prior to reunion year cohorts going into breakout rooms. 

If you are celebrating two reunions (i.e. an MSSA and a PhD), feel free to register for both reunions and join each for 45-minutes. Please remember: At least five alumni per reunion cohort must register in order to have a breakout room, so please encourage your classmates to join you!

Mandel School Reunions: MNO/CNM Program Reunions

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

See classmates and faculty you were close to!

Based on alumni input, reunions from 1975-on will be divided by programs, which can then separate into reunion year cohorts in Zoom breakout rooms if five or more alumni per reunion year register.

Program directors and faculty members will host each major program reunion prior to reunion year cohorts going into breakout rooms. 

If you are celebrating two reunions (i.e. an MSSA and a PhD), feel free to register for both reunions and join each for 45-minutes. Please remember: At least five alumni per reunion cohort must register in order to have a breakout room, so please encourage your classmates to join you!

Mandel School Reunions: PhD Program Combined Reunion

Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

See classmates and faculty you were close to!

Based on alumni input, reunions from 1975-on will be divided by programs, which can then separate into reunion year cohorts in Zoom breakout rooms if five or more alumni per reunion year register.

Program directors and faculty members will host each major program reunion prior to reunion year cohorts going into breakout rooms. 

If you are celebrating two reunions (i.e. an MSSA and a PhD), feel free to register for both reunions and join each for 45-minutes. Please remember: At least five alumni per reunion cohort must register in order to have a breakout room, so please encourage your classmates to join you!

CWRU Pride LGBT Alumni Network (Virtual) Kiki

Friday 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

CWRU Pride Alumni Network
Let’s Have a (Virtual) Kiki!

Join the Pride LGBT Alumni Network for an evening of fun from the comfort of your own home. We will learn about the work of the most recent CWRU Pride LGBT Ohio Leadership Award recipient H. Michael Schwartz, an Organizational Behavior Ph.D. student in the Weatherhead School of Management. Schwartz’s academic work is primarily centered on how to improve the state of transgender research and education in management as a discipline

Following the presentation,  performer, activist, and educator Dr. Lady J will host a fun-filled CWRU LGBT trivia game. 

Please download or sign-up for Kahoot so that you can participate in the Trivia game

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Awards Ceremony

Friday 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Join as we gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing 2020 Alumni Award winners!  Be an active witness in this very special virtual ceremony honoring this year's outstanding recipients!  Be present to offer your congratulations in "real time" in the chat section of the ceremony. You must register for details on this very special event.

2020 Honorees

Judy E. Davidson, DNP '08, RN, FCCM, FAAN
Distinguished Alumni Award

Nancy H. Wagner, DNP '09
Award for Excellence

Pamela Slaven-Lee, DNP '08, FNP-C, FAANP, CHASE
Young Alumni Award for Excellence

Marian K. Shaughnessy (posthumous), DNP '17, MSN '85
Frances Payne Bolton Legacy Award
 

School of Dental Medicine Dean’s Welcoming Remarks & Class Happy Hour (1990-2015)

Friday 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions School of Dental Medicine
Reconnect with fellow classmates to share fond memories and make new ones at our first virtual class happy hour. Bring your memories and a glass of your preferred beverage. Encourage someone you were hoping to see in Cleveland to attend virtually. Dean Kenneth Chance will provide brief remarks before you are transported to your individual class breakout room to connect and reminisce with classmates and old friends.

Select the class year you wish to join.

You must register to receive the details on joining the Happy Hour. 

Call in information:
Dial by your location
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 945 2916 6437
Passcode: 64844499

Vision for the Future of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Friday 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

School of Medicine
Join interim dean Stanton L. Gerson, MD, to hear exciting updates from the School of Medicine's research and education frontlines and to honor our prestigious 2020 School of Medicine Alumni Award Recipients. Hear from award recipients and celebrate their accomplishments with fellow alumni.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Homecoming Fund Run

Saturday 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT | Virtual

Parents and Families Spirit and Athletics
This annual 5K race and 1-mile "Fund Run" typically takes place around the north side of campus in honor of Stephanie Tubbs Jones. This year the race will be taking place virtually.  All proceeds directly benefit a current undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University. Event giveaways will be given to the top 10 times in the 5K and 10 other random participants.  Once you register you will be sent information for how to submit your times the week of Homecoming. This event is made possible through support from the Office of Student Activities & Leadership and CWRU Athletics.

Meet the makers: A tour of Sears think[box] (10am)

Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT | Virtual

Case School of Engineering/Case Alumni Association Tours and Open Houses
There’s lots to see and explore in the largest open-access innovation center on an American college campus. This 45-minute virtual tour will have you dreaming like a thinkboxer as it takes you from fabrication labs to prototyping stations and shows you the tools available to today’s campus innovators. This will be an interactive tour you’re sure to find eye-opening.

Successfully Aging | Inter-professional Forum

Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT | Virtual

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Lectures and Learning Opportunities School of Dental Medicine School of Medicine
Join us for an engaging conversation on the topic of successfully aging hosted by your Health Sciences Alumni Board Presidents. Continuing education credit will be available for all schools.

Featured speakers will include Jonathan Haines, PhD for the School of Medicine, Suparna Mahalaha DDS, MPH (DEN ‘01) for the School of Dental Medicine, and Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN for the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

Dr. Haines will share his research into genetic protective factors and trying to understand the biology of Alzheimer’s and finding a new treatment.

Dr. Mahalaha will discuss the current challenges and opportunities of the oral health needs of seniors. She will share the future of a Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine program, LifeLong Smiles.

Dr. Dolansky will share her work on the age-friendly healthcare being introduced nationally at CVS Minute Clinics, with an emphasis on quality and safety for older adults.

Mandel School Educational Seminar: Racism and Social Justice

Saturday 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT | Virtual

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Student Community Celebration

Saturday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Parents and Families Spirit and Athletics
Alumni, families and friends are invited to virtually join students as they safely gather on East Bell Commons to recognize student groups, athletes and Homecoming Royalty. 

Yoga with CWRU's One to One Fitness Center

Saturday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT | Virtual


Vinyasa flow is a style of yoga in which you move from one pose to another, linking your breath to movement as you incorporate strength, endurance and flexibility.

All levels are welcome! You will need a yoga mat and a yoga block, if available (otherwise, please feel free to use a towel, pillow or blanket).

Tour of the School of Dental Medicine Clinic

Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT | Virtual

School of Dental Medicine Tours and Open Houses
Join us for an up-close virtual look at the facility where the next generation of outstanding dental professionals will treat clinic patients. You must register to receive the details for viewing the Tour of the Dental Clinic online.

Hoo rah kai rah! Reliving the Big Game

Saturday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Case School of Engineering/Case Alumni Association
In 1965, the Rough Riders of Case Institute of Technology faced off against the arch rival Red Cats of Western Reserve in an epic battle. Our online rebroadcast will feature play-by-play and expert commentary from three alumni who could never forget it: John Massie ‘66, Paul Stephan ’64, and Jim Treleaven ’69, PhD. 

Giveaway to all CIT and CSE alumni registered for the game: A Case baseball hat! 

Mandel School All Nonprofit Alumni Reunion (MNO, CNM)

Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

View a recording of: African American Alumni Association Keynote Address and Awards Celebration

Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT | Virtual

African American Alumni Association
TTHIS EVENT WAS RECORDED. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE RECORDING.

AAAA Keynote Address & Awards Celebration Watch Party
The weekend celebration continues with a special keynote address by Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart PhD (GRS ‘08, social welfare) motivating us to action during this very historic time in history, followed by the announcement of the AAAA Award Recipients.
 
Immediately Followed by... 

African American Alumni Association Membership Meeting
Our weekend culminates when members of the AAAA will convene virtually for a discussion of current issues relevant to African American students and alumni. We will also hold elections for new board officers and vote on any proposed changes to the by-laws. 

Mandel School Self-Care Virtual Program

Saturday 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Meet the makers: A tour of Sears think[box] (2pm)

Saturday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Case School of Engineering/Case Alumni Association Tours and Open Houses
There’s lots to see and explore in the largest open-access innovation center on an American college campus. This 45-minute virtual tour will have you dreaming like a thinkboxer as it takes you from fabrication labs to prototyping stations and shows you the tools available to today’s campus innovators. This will be an interactive tour you’re sure to find eye-opening.

See Us: Unveiling Racism in Organizational Culture and Creating a Vision for Anti-Racism in Leaders

Saturday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Lectures and Learning Opportunities
Sponsored by the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy.

Co-presenters:
  • Ophelia M. Byers, DNP ’20, MSN, WHNP-BC, RN, NEA-BC
  • Germaine C. Nelson DNP ‘17, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CPXP, CEN
Please join in a discussion about the various ways that racism manifests in organizational culture; and how nurse leaders can recognize, acknowledge and help amend/prevent racism-induced harms by joining the journey of anti-racist thinking and practices.

Dismantling Anti-Blackness in the Latinx Community

Saturday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Latinx Alumni Association
During this session, CWRU students, faculty, staff, and alumni will discuss the entrenched anti-black racism that exists within the Latinx community, how our groups and organizations on campus and in the broader community can help dismantle it, and what actions we can take as individuals to elevate our anti-racist work.

A key objective of this session will be to specify anti-racist actions we can take as leaders within our community to create a more inclusive, equitable and just community.

Informational materials will be provided several weeks prior to the session for registrants to become familiarized with foundational vocabulary and ideas important for anti-racist work. Registrants will be asked to review the material prior to the session, in order for us to build a shared understanding that will facilitate a more meaningful discussion during the session. 

Prior to the event: 
  1. Please review the videos: Breaking Down the Anti-Blackness of LatinidadAfro-Latino Experts Talk About Racism Within Our CommunityWhat Is White Latinx and White Passing Privilege?Are Hispanics White? These videos contain a lot of information, so viewing in advance will likely result in deeper understandings.
  2. Have a pen/pencil & paper ready for the session. The article and podcast contain a lot of information, and we hope to make this session as participatory as possible. 

School of Medicine Alumni Board Meeting

Saturday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT | Virtual

School of Medicine
We invite School of Medicine Alumni Board members to gather for our annual meeting. Virtual happy hour to follow.

Diversity Book Club Discussion: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Lectures and Learning Opportunities
Please join the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in a book club discussion about diversity.  You must register to receive additional information on how to receive your e-book to read in preparation for this discussion.  

Facilitated by FPB Diversity and Inclusion Task Force members, Janna Kinney, MSN, RN, CCRN and and Dedra Hanna-Adams

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland. 

Service with CCEL: Give Poetry Feedback to Incarcerated Youth with the Free Minds Book Club

Saturday 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL)

Give back with the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning! CCEL is partnering with Free Minds, a nonprofit based in Washington, DC, which uses books and creative writing to empower youth who are incarcerated to transform their lives. In this project you will gather together virtually to give feedback on the poets’ writings, which will be shared with the poets. An introduction to the project will be provided by students of the CCEL Executive Council and participants will be guided through this powerful experience. 

International Studies Career Workshop

Saturday 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Lectures and Learning Opportunities
Alumni and current students of the International Studies Program are invited to learn from featured International Studies alumni speakers about career paths, to share their own experiences and to make new connections in this virtual workshop.  

School of Dental Medicine Awards Celebration

Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

School of Dental Medicine
Join Dean Kenneth Chance as he shares the state of the school. We will recognize the 2020 Alumni Association Award Recipients. We proudly recognize our alumni who have positively impacted the School of Dental Medicine, provided outstanding service to their local community, and/or modeled exceptional leadership in the dental profession. These individuals clearly articulate our most cherished values.


The 2020 award recipients are:

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award - Dr. Rolf "Buzz" Behrents (MS '75)
  • Outstanding New Dentist Award - Dr. Brian Gallagher (DMD '16)
  • Special Recognition Award - Dr. Itamar Carter (DMD '19)

You must register to receive the details for viewing the awards celebration online.

FPB School of Nursing Class Year Zoom Rooms

Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Calling all reunion year classes ending in 0 and 5!   Join your fellow classmates and old friends in a virtual zoom celebration!  You must register to receive details on your class gathering.  We look forward to toasting you during this Year of the Nurse!

MED Virtual Individual Class Parties—Class of '60

Saturday 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Grand Class School of Medicine
Join your classmates for a virtual gathering to reminisce on your medical school days, share highlights of your career since, and more!

MED Virtual Individual Class Parties—Class of '65

Saturday 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Grand Class School of Medicine
Join your classmates for a virtual gathering to reminisce on your medical school days, share highlights of your career since, and more!

MED Virtual Individual Class Parties—Class of '70

Saturday 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions Grand Class School of Medicine
Join your classmates for a virtual gathering to reminisce on your medical school days, share highlights of your career since, and more!

MED Virtual Individual Class Parties—Class of '75

Saturday 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions
Join your classmates for a virtual gathering to reminisce on your medical school days, share highlights of your career since, and more!

MED Virtual Individual Class Parties—Class of '80

Saturday 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions School of Medicine
Join your classmates for a virtual gathering to reminisce on your medical school days, share highlights of your career since, and more!

MED Virtual Individual Class Parties—Class of '85

Saturday 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT | Virtual

School of Medicine
Join your classmates for a virtual gathering to reminisce on your medical school days, share highlights of your career since, and more!

MED Virtual Individual Class Parties—Class of '90

Saturday 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions School of Medicine
Join your classmates for a virtual gathering to reminisce on your medical school days, share highlights of your career since, and more!

MED Virtual Individual Class Parties—Class of '95

Saturday 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Alumni Reunions School of Medicine
Join your classmates for a virtual gathering to reminisce on your medical school days, share highlights of your career since, and more!

Unbuckle Your Chuckle: The Surprising Role of Laughter and Humor in Healthcare

Saturday 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Lectures and Learning Opportunities
You are invited to relax, enjoy and learn with Debbie Derflinger, RN, BSN, Certified Laughter Leader-Expert (CLL-E), Joyologist, Certified Humor Professional (CHP) (Yes, for real!) as she shares valuable insights from her journey to discover if laughter is the best medicine. Join the fun and take away tools you can use right away for self-care and clinical practice. Discover how laughter can help you be a better nurse, leader, and “humor-being.”

View a recording of: A Brew with CWRU

Saturday 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. EDT | Virtual


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A beer tasting event followed by a tour of the Jolly Scholar and their brewery presented by owner Matt Vann. The event will also feature a guest appearance by Cleveland celebrity, Les "The Beer Guy" Flake. Each order will include two Jolly Scholar brewed beers and a Jolly Scholar sticker for alumni who select a beer tasting. One lucky attendee will win a Jolly Scholar/CWRU gift basket.

To purchase beer you must be 21 years of age or older and reside in one of the following states: Delaware, Massachusetts, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont, or Virginia. Any orders for beer made on or after October 2 may not arrive in time for the event. 

Service with CCEL: Create Audio Recordings of Classic Childhood Stories for Free Public Access

Sunday 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL)
Give back with the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning! LibriVox volunteers read and record chapters of books in the public domain (i.e. books no longer under copyright; primarily those published before 1923), and make them available for free on the Internet. Recordings (including yours!) will be donated into the public domain so that others may enjoy childhood classics in audio format. In this virtual group project you will be guided by  students of the CCEL Executive Council and create these recorded readings together. 

View a recording of: CWRU Gets Cooking

Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual


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Join CWRU and Chef Bac Nguyen (CAS ’04), co-owner of Ninja City Kitchen for a live at-home cooking demo for all! Learn how to prepare a couple of delicious Asian dishes, easily replicable by an in-home master chef or a master of the microwave. You’ll log off with a full belly!

One lucky attendee will be entered into a drawing to win a special Ninja City Kitchen prize box!

Latinx Alumni Associaton Membership Meeting

Sunday 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual

Latinx Alumni Association
Join the Latinx Alumni Association as we introduce the newly elected Board members! Virtual happy hour to follow. 




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