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March 19, 2014

CWRU Think Again Speaker Series: Dean Gilmore in D.C. on March 20

Dean Gilmore thumbnail.pngMandel School Dean Grover "Cleve" Gilmore will be speaking in Washington D.C. tomorrow, Thursday, March 20, as part of the CWRU Alumni Association's Think Again Speaker Series.

His talk, "Improving the Visual World for People With Alzheimer's" will take place at 6pm at the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Headquarters in Washington, D.C. A networking reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will take place following the discussion. Click here to register and for more details.

Dean Gilmore will address his research into how boosting environmental color contrast -- which is among the interventions known as Externally Supported Performance Interventions (ESPI) -- may allow people with dementia and others with visual perception deficits to live independently longer, perform daily tasks, and enjoy life more.

The dean has just returned from a Study Abroad trip to the Netherlands last week with 50 students and four other CWRU faculty. He reported, "The trip was part of four courses we are offering on different aspects of Dutch social policies and practices. We have been doing it for 10+ years. I keep going back because of the profound effect the courses have on students. They often say that the experience is life-changing. I have seen people redefine their career paths. It is these events that makes one feel privileged to be a teacher."