August 27, 2010

Case Western Reserve Forging a Partnership with Town Hall Cleveland

CWRU is partnering with Town Hall Cleveland.

A commitment to education and public discourse has led to a vibrant new partnership for two of Cleveland’s most enduring institutions.

Case Western Reserve University is teaming up with Town Hall of Cleveland as its new academic sponsor. The speaker series, which is celebrating 80 years of public lectures in Northeast Ohio, has an exciting season planned with speakers including energy activist T.  Boone Pickens and New York Times columnist David Brooks.

“We are delighted to be part of a program that brings leading minds to Cleveland for thought-provoking lectures and conversation,” President Barbara R. Snyder says. “This partnership aligns well with our work as an institution committed to the highest-quality teaching and research.”

The university’s support will help ensure the vitality of this valuable public forum and furthers a shared mission of promoting lifelong learning and a diverse educational experience.

“The Town Hall of Cleveland leadership couldn’t be happier with our new partnership with Case Western Reserve,” says Chairman Marty Butler.

Town Hall President Russ Warren adds that by building on the organization’s already strong foundation, Town Hall is looking forward to delivering a top-notch series to its participants.

“The Northeast Ohio community can expect to see the benefits of this partnership this coming season and for years to come,” Warren says.

Scheduled for the 2010-2011 season are:

T. Boone Pickens, energy activist and chairman of BP Capital Management, Ending
America’s Dependence on OPEC Oil—Sept. 27.

Andrew Ross Sorkin, chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for The New York Times, Too Big to Fail—Oct. 25.

Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don’t Get Fat, presents Business Sense and Sensibility—Nov. 8.

Ronan Tynan, internationally acclaimed singer and member of The Irish Tenors, Living Life to the Fullest—Dec. 13.

Bill Strickland, president and chief executive officer of Manchester Bidwell Corp., The Art of Leadership and the Business of Social Change—Jan. 24.

John Halamka, MD, chief information officer of CareGroup Health System, Electronic Medical Records—Feb. 7.

David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, Success Story: A Modern Tale of Love, Neurons and Fulfillment—March 14.

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Posted by: David Wilson, August 27, 2010 10:29 AM | News Topics:

Case Western Reserve University is committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions and perspectives are invited to the campus to provide the community with important points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views and opinions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.