The Institute has not yet developed a full schedule of activities, but we have listed below items that may be of interest, and that suggest some of the kinds of presentations that are possible. We invite you to be in touch with us to discuss your ideas for additional activities.
September 25, 2003: Richard Baznik spoke about the University History Project and discussed the development of engineering education in Europe and the U.S. in History 451, Seminar on the History of European Technology, offered by Professor Miriam Levin, 216-368-2624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 4, 2003: Richard Baznik offered a session at the "Mini-College" for Family Weekend in the 1914 Lounge in Thwing Center. A read-only copy of the PowerPoint show used in this presentation can be found here. Contact for this event was Colleen Barker-Williamson, at 216-368-2679 or email@example.com.
October 8, 2003: Richard Baznik discussed the University's history as it related to the new branding program and logotype system as a member of a six-person panel at a Share a Vision Open Forum in the 1914 Lounge in Thwing Center. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Contact was Mayo Bulloch, 216-368-5230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 24, 2003: ISUS staff attended the welcome and registration session for Homecoming 2003 in the Thwing Hall Atrium to discuss the University History Project with alumni as they arrived for the weekend. Contact is Melissa Winter in the Office of Alumni Relations, 216-368-2416 or email@example.com.
November 18, 2003 and Tuesday March 30, 2004: Richard Baznik discussed strategic challenges facing the university with students in Mandel 401, Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector. Instructor for the course is Professor David Hammack (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Department of History.
December 2, 2003: Richard Baznik spoke to residents of the Judson Park Retirement Community about the history of the University and the project to produce an updated history. Contact is Sarah Peckham, 216-721-1234.
December 18, 2003: Trustee Allen H. Ford and Richard Baznik discussed the process of setting and implementing institutional priorities with the "Delivering Results" Committee of the Governor's Commission on Higher Education and the Economy at its meeting in Columbus, Ohio. The text of Mr. Baznik's presentation may be found here.
August 20, 2004: Richard Baznik presented a mini-course on “Myths, Mysteries, and Mayhem in the History of the University” as part of the Meet the Faculty program arranged for incoming first-year students. Contact for the event was Mayo Bulloch, 2160368-5230. A copy of Mr. Baznik’s PowerPoint presentation may be found here.
September 24, 2004: Small-group discussion with Dr. Naomi Lamoreaux, Professor of Economics and History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Lamoreaux and her colleagues have written extensively on inventive behavior during the Second Industrial Revolution (1870-1920), and she has focused her recent efforts on studying this phenomenon in Cleveland. Mr. Baznik’s notes from the discussion can be found here.
October 9, 2004: Mr. Baznik presented remarks on the history of the University at the annual Alumni Weekend Mini-College.
November 6, 2004: Mr. Baznik presented remarks on the history of the University as part of the Family Weekend program.
December 4, 2004: Mr. Baznik presented information about the federation of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University as part of Professor John Yankey’s course on “Developing Strategic Alliances” at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations.
January 27, 2005: Mr. Baznik briefed new members of the University’s Board of Trustees on the history of the University.
March 18, 2005: Mr. Baznik gave a presentation entitled “Notes on the History of Case Western Reserve University” at the Public Affairs Discussion Group brown-bag luncheon. The session was open to all. The schematic outline of the University’s history that was used in the presentation can be found here.
May 2, 2005: Mr. Baznik and Research Assistant Ruth Milne led a discussion on “Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy in the Development of the University” with the staff of the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
August 26, 2005: Mr. Baznik led a discussion on "Myths, Mysteries, and Mayhem" in the history of the University as part of the annual Meet the Faculty program organized for incoming first-year students.
September 24, 2005: Mr. Baznik again offered an overview of the history of the University as part of the Mini-College program at the annual Alumni Weekend.
November 1, 2005: Mr. Baznik discussed interviewing techniques with students in Professor J. Thomas Mortimer's first-year SAGES seminar (FSCC 100) on the "Life of the Mind."
November 1, 2005: Mr. Baznik gave the keynote address at the meeting of the Nathan Darrow Society, which recognizes donors who have made will commitments to the University. The text of his presentation, entitled "A Look Back at Looking Ahead," may be found here.
November 22, 2005: Mr. Baznik again discussed strategic and public policy issues relating to the University with students in Professor David Hammack's class, Mandel 401, "Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector."
January 18, 2006: Mr. Baznik spoke to the Rowfant Club in Cleveland on the history of the University under a title assigned by the Club: "History of CWRU: Evolution or Intelligent Design?"
February 24, 2006: Mr. Baznik updated his earlier presentation on the University's history at the Public Affairs Discussion Group brown-bag luncheon. Attendees were invited to request discussion of specific historical topics by sending email to that effect before the event to email@example.com. He distributed two items at the lunch which are available here: a bibliography of web and print resources concerning the University's history and an updated historical time line.
April 21, 2006: Mr. Baznik delivered remarks on "Planning and Technology at Case: Historic Retrospective and Current State of Affairs" at the Second Annual Case-Wide Information Technology Retreat. The audience consisted of senior managers in the Division of Information Technology Services and officers responsible for IT functions in the several schools and colleges.
July 9, July 12, July 23, and August 21, 2006: Mr. Baznik presented overviews of the University's history entitled "If Life Were Simpler, We'd Have a Shorter Name" at four successive dinner meetings for the families of incoming first-year students. Attendees were asked to complete questionnaires asking about aspects of the University's history before his speech, with answers being provided during the program, and the winning table at each gathering was given a prize.
August 24, 2006: Mr. Baznik once again led a discussion on "Myths, Mysteries, and Mayhem" in the history of the University as part of the annual "Meet the Faculty" program organized for incoming first-year students by the Office of Educational Services for Students.
September 6, 2006: Mr. Baznik presented remarks on "A Brief History of Harcourt House" at a reception for the Case Western Reserve University Estate Planning Advisory Council. The text of his remarks can be found at here.
October 31, 2006: Mr. Baznik again discussed interviewing techniques with students in Professor J. Thomas Mortimer's first-year SAGES seminar (FSCC 100) on the "Life of the Mind."
November 1, 2006: Mr. Baznik spoke to students in the course " Cleveland 's Sacred landmarks" from Baldwin-Wallace College's Institute for Learning in Retirement about the historical and architectural significance of Amasa Stone Chapel and Adelbert Hall.
November 11, 2006: Mr. Baznik presented remarks on the history of the University as seen through the eyes and voices of the institution's students as part of the Family Weekend program.
November 14, 2006: Mr. Baznik again discussed strategic and public policy issues relating to the University with students in Professor David Hammack's class, Mandel 401, "Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector."
November 30, 2006: Mr. Baznik led a discussion of "The Uses of Institutional History: Understanding Experience to Improve Organizational Performance" at a research seminar organized by the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations.
December 9, 2006: Mr. Baznik was one of three guests presenting information on partnerships or other collaborative programs their institutions had formed as part of a course in "Strategic Alliances" taught by John Yankey and Carol Willen of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.