“Frontlines: Latinos & Immigration”

Maria Hinojosa, award-winning journalist and host of National Public Radio's Latino USA and PBS's America by the Numbers to kick off CWRU’s “Power of Diversity Lecture Series”

Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m. Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Rm 115, 11402 Bellflower Road, Cleveland. Free and open to the public. RSVP to diversity-rsvp@case.edu.


For more than 25 years, Hinojosa has reported on critical issues and the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad, earning four Emmy Awards; the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism; the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged; the Studs Terkel Community Media Award; and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary for Child Brides: Stolen Lives.


Hinojosa is anchor and executive producer of National Public Radio’s long-running weekly program, Latino USA, considered the program of record for Latino news and culture. She writes a weekly syndicated column for King Features/Hearst and has written two books, including a motherhood memoir, Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son.


Hinojosa has worked as an anchor and reporter for PBS’ Need To Know series and the talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza, as senior correspondent at Now on PBS and for NPR, and, for eight years, as CNN's urban affairs correspondent.


Presented by Case Western Reserve’s Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, the fall lecture series, which features one national speaker and two university scholars, continues with:


Camille Warner, PhD, assistant professor at CWRU’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, who will discuss “Support and Social Equality: In the Classroom and the Community,” at 3 p.m. on Oct. 15, at Tinkham Veale University Center.


Carlos E. Crespo-Hernandez, PhD, associate professor of chemistry and co-director of the Center for Chemical Dynamics at Case Western Reserve. He will present “Diversity in the Physical Sciences: A Personal Journey” at 3 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Tinkham Veale University Center.



The Rita Hayworth Of this Generation

A Solo Play Starring Tina D'Elia

Saturday October 3rd, 7:00PM

Ford Auditorium - Corner of Euclid and Adelbert.

The Rita Hayworth of this Generation is the story of Carmelita Critina Rivera, a queer latina performer, who is ready to premiere her show, an homage to Rita Hayworth, in a seedy Las Vegas nightclub. She feels this will make her a star, but enter the Transgender Playboy, Jesus Antonio Gitano. Carmelita falls for Jesus and enters a world of magical realism where dead Hollywood Movie Stars collide with the living.




THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom


LINDA SHARPE-TAYLOR, PhD WRC ‘78, Psychologist, Saint Louis University School of Medicine at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and President, CWRU African American Alumni Association

MARGOT JAMES COPELAND Executive Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy and Chair & CEO, KeyBank Foundation

ROBERT P. MADISON, F.A.I.A. ARC ’48, President, Robert P. Madison International and Trustee Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University

KURT KARAKULLAW ’79, President and Executive Director, Third Federal Foundation
DOMINIC OZANNE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ozanne Construction Company, Inc., and Trustee, Case Western Reserve University
CARY DELL, Manager, Communications, Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions
MARILYN S. MOBLEY, PhD, GRS ‘87, Vice President for Inclusion,Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Please join us for light refreshments after the program.
Visit case.edu/alumni/homecoming to register for this event.


Case Western Reserve University receives fourth consecutive national award for excellence in diversity and inclusion

For a fourth consecutive year, Case Western Reserve University has received national recognition for its diversity and inclusion initiatives and achievements. The university received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from the national magazine, Insight Into Diversity.
Case Western Reserve has been recognized by the magazine for its diversity work each year since the inception of the HEED award in 2012.  This year, the university is one of 92 colleges and universities nationally to receive the award.


HEED recipients will be highlighted in the magazine’s November issue, and on Oct. 6, magazine publisher Lenore Pearlstein will be on campus to present the HEED award to President Barbara R. Snyder.  The award presentation will be held at this year’s kick-off event for Case Western Reserve’s “Power of Diversity Lecture Series,” featuring award-winning journalist and NPR host Maria Hinojosa.


Institutions receiving the award are chosen based on their commitment to diversity and inclusion, exemplary diversity initiatives and for their inclusion of all aspects of diversity in their programming, including issues related to gender, race, religion, ethnicity, the LGBT community and those with disabilities.


“Case Western Reserve University is committed to advancing diversity across campus,” said Marilyn S. Mobley, PhD, vice president for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.  “We are honored to be recognized for the fourth year for our commitment, accomplishments and array of inclusion and diversity programs and initiatives.”


CWRU’s application for the award highlighted the success of the Sustained Dialogue program, which provides a safe space for faculty, staff and students to meet weekly to engage in critical conversations around diversity and inclusion.  The application also highlighted Diversity 360, a new campus-wide, comprehensive diversity education program that was piloted last semester and launched in August.


The President’s Cabinet and incoming students and faculty have already completed the program, and the university’s Board of Directors will participate in the program at its next meeting. In the next several months, the program will be made available to departments, offices and various campus groups.


Diversity 360 is jointly operated by the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, which has provided the program to incoming students as well as student leaders. The university’s HEED application also highlighted the various programs CWRU schools and colleges use recruit and retain students and faculty of color. 
The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application, which includes questions related to recruitment and retention efforts and initiatives targeted at various campus constituents.


For a complete list of HEED winners and more information about the award, visit www.insightintodiversity.com.



Read the Latest E-News Edition

2014 Annual Diversity Report

Case Western Reserve University diversity achievements and programs are highlighted in the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity’s 2014 Annual Diversity Report.  The report spotlights student activism on campus, the success of the university’s Sustained Dialogue program and campus community resource groups and corporate partners who support campus diversity efforts.

“This report demonstrates that CWRU’s commitment to creating a campus culture of inclusion is stronger than ever,” states Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Marilyn S. Mobley in her column included in the report.


PDFDiversity Climate Survery Results (pdf)

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Insight on DIVERSITY

PDFAnnual diversity report

2014 Annual report (pdf)

Diversity Strategic Action Plan


The Case Western Reserve UniversityDiversity Strategic Action Plan (DSAP), outlines strategies to improve campus climate; increase retention and recruitment of underrepresented students, faculty and staff; and enhance leveraging and development of resources to advance diversity and inclusion. READ MORE

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Case Western Reserve University's Sexual Misconduct Policy has moved to Student Affiars


View the Policy here


Invest in the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity
– Diversity Matters!

Your contribution to the newly established Diversity Champion Fund has transformative power.


The Office of Faculty Diversity provides support to Faculty, Departments and Schools, around issues of faculty recruitment, retention and diversity and inclusion training.


The Faculty Diversity Officer reviews allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination (gender, sexual orientation, racial, ADA) and also serves as a facilitator for addressing faculty diversity issues in areas related to faculty duties.



Diversity Awareness Training

We provide diversity awareness workshops and consultation services for students, faculty, and staff. In some cases, we develop a program specific to goals, participants, and time frame in order to accommodate the different classes, departments, offices, and student groups that request training.

Some sessions may be conducted jointly with other offices on campus.

Train the Champion

Train the Champion aims to foster an environment that embraces diversity; assist with retention and recruitment of faculty, staff and students; encourage overall workplace satisfaction; and foster a sustained dialogue on diversity, with specific focus on issues in higher education and at Case Western Reserve. The eight-month program consists of monthly sessions and additional brown bag lunches to facilitate further, less formal discussions.



Power of Diversity Lecture Series

The annual series is designed to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and civic education and learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. All events are free and open to the public.





Hispanic Heritage Month

September/October Events include:

Noche Latina Dance Party, Latino Art Show & Opening Reception, LaNa Market, Salsa Band (Grupo Afinque),

“Locas Mujeres” Film Screening, The Rita Hayworth of this Generation - Tina D’Elia One-Woman Play, Gala Latina, Lectures and more. See full calendar of events


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  • CWRU Recognized for its Diversity Progress & Strategies

  • OIDEO VP Featured at Fourth Annual TEDxCLE Event

  • Staff Mentoring Circles Program Receives Award

Article by CWRU Administrators Stress the Importance of Collaboration Between Chief Diversity Officers and Senior International Officers

Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Marilyn S. Mobley, PhD, and Associate Provost for International Affairs David Fleshler, JD, co-authored an article that appears in the June 2015 edition of Insight Into Diversity. The article focuses on the importance of collaboration between university diversity officers and international officers.

The article appears on pages 16 & 17 of the June 2015 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity. You can download the article here.