Case Western Reserve University Forges Partnership with Town Hall of Cleveland

News Release: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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 thoughtprovoking
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

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, “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

For tickets or additional information, call 216.241.1919, email or

Posted by: Marvin Kropko, August 25, 2010 03:12 PM | News Topics: Official Release