October 7, 2013
A 20/20 Vision of Diversity
John Quiñones is anchor of the Primetime television series What Would You Do? He is a seven-time Emmy Award winner and ABC's first Latino news correspondent. Quinones is also co-anchor of ABC's news show Primetime Live. His series What Would You Do? shows how people react when confronted with various dilemmas, including those that deal with race, gender, age and other diversity factors.
In 2010, Quiñones was the first reporter out of the 2,000 journalists who covered the Chilean Mining Disaster to get an exclusive interview with one of the survivors. In addition, he has extensively covered a religious sect in Northern Arizona that forces its young female members to take part in polygamous marriages and he followed a group of would-be Mexican immigrants as they attempted to cross into the US via the treacherous route known as "The Devil's Highway," among many other endeavors.
Quiñones has anchored the critically acclaimed ABC News special Latin Beat, which focused on the wave of Latin talent sweeping the US, the impact of the recent population explosion, and how it will affect the nation as a whole. He joined ABC News in June 1982 as a general assignment correspondent based in Miami. During the '80s, he spent nearly a decade in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama reporting for World News Tonight.
Prior to joining ABC News, he was a reporter in Chicago. He won two Emmy Awards for his 1980 reporting on the plight of illegal aliens from Mexico. He also worked in radio and as an anchor and reporter in Houston, Texas.
Quiñones received a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. He received a Masters from the Columbia School of Journalism.
CWRU Faculty Lectures
September 19, 2913
Kristin Williams DDS, MPH
CWRU Dental Public Health,
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Dentistry
Meeting a Community Need:
Within the Dental Health Profession
Dr. Kristin Williams has been involved with preventing and treating dental disease in lower-income families. After sixteen years in private practice, she has recently shifted her focus to public health outreach and research. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Williams is assistant director for the Healthy Smiles Sealant Program which provides free dental care and education annually to over 5,000 children of the Cleveland Municipal School District. She is also involved with research around the delivery of dental prevention and the growing link between medical and dental issues for the dental patient. She attended John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio for her undergraduate; her DDS degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; and her MPH from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
October 29, 2013
John H. Flores, PhD
CWRU Assistant Professor of History and Climo Junior Professor,
College of Arts and Sciences
The Brown Power Movement of the 1920s: Reinterpreting Mexican Chicago
John H. Flores specializes in Mexican American history, and his research interests include modern Mexico; the history of immigration and citizenship in the United States, multinational political and labor movements; and ethnic, racial, and national identity formation. His current book manuscript, “On the Wings of the Revolution: Migration, Transnational Politics, and the Making of a Midwestern Mexican American Identity,” traces the ideologies and activities of Mexican immigrant organizations back to their regional origins in Mexico, revealing how the political climate in specific locales in Mexico shaped immigrant political actions in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Professor Flores teaches courses on Latina/os, immigration, labor, and racial and ethnic relations.
Johnnetta B. Cole, PhD
Former college president and current director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art
The Case for Diversity and Inclusion in American Higher Education
Johnnetta B. Cole, PhD, was the featured speaker for the Spring 2013 Power of Diversity Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.
Cole discussed "The Case for Diversity and Inclusion in American Higher Education." She was the first African American woman president of Spelman College (GA) from 1987 to 1997. She also served as president of Bennett College for Women (NC) from 2002-2007, where she completed a $50 million campaign, opened an art gallery and initiated programs in Africana women's studies and global studies. In addition, Cole was the first African American woman to serve as board chair of United Way of America.
Cole is also professor emeritus of Emory University from which she retired as Presidential Distinguished Professor of anthropology, women's studies and African American studies. She is the author of numerous articles and publications and is co-author of the book Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women's Equality in African American Communities (2003)
Dorothy Miller, PhD
Director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and Clinical Associate Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU
Struggling to Get It Right: Gender, Race and Class Through a Lesbian, Feminist Lens
As director of the Center, Dr. Dorothy Miller is building on the efforts of the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association, Women's Coalition and many other campus women's organizations to develop a cohesive program addressing women students, faculty, staff, community and alumnae. She was hired in 2002 to create the Center for Women.
Prior to joining CWRU Miller spent 13 years, including six as chair, on the faculty of the Center for Women's Studies at Wichita State University.
Dr. Miller's research agenda is focused on women's economic well-being. Her publications include the book, Women and Social Welfare: A Feminist Analysis. Her most recent publication is a co-edited book, Socializing Care: Feminist Ethics and Social Issuesincluded in Rowman and Littlefield's Feminist Constructions series. The volume attempts to dispel that criticism often levied that care ethics is too narrow in scope and fails to extend to issues of social justice. Miller, who is also Clinical Associate Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU, received her bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania and her master's degree in social work and doctor of social welfare in social policy degrees from Columbia University.
Deepak Sarma, PhD
Professor of South Asian religions and philosophy, CWRU.
DARE: Articulating Race and Ethnicity
Dr. Sarma discussed an exploration of the construction of racial and ethnic categories and the paradox of accepting and enacting stereotypes in order to demolish them.
His current reflections and research focus on cultural theory, racism and post-colonialism. Sarma is the author of Classic Indian Philosophy: A Reader and Hinduism: A Reader as well as other publications and articles.