Learn something new during academic sessions for homecoming

There’s always an opportunity to learn something new at Case Western Reserve University, even during homecoming. Throughout the weekend, members of the community will have the chance to expand their knowledge with academic sessions hosted by the university and its schools.

See the full listing of homecoming events.

Registration may be required for some events. Individuals can register online.

Some of the weekend’s lectures include the following.

Diversity Think Forum

Thursday, Oct. 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Frank N. and Jocelyne K. Linsalata Alumni Center, Foster-Castele Great Hall

Executive Vice President and Provost Ben Vinson III will moderate a discussion titled “Think Big: A Conversation on Diversity and Success at CWRU!”

SAGES Coffee Break

Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center, Student Organization Center (Room 150)

Hear from faculty members who coordinate SAGES courses on CWRU’s approach to common curriculum.

School of Dental Medicine Think Forum: Clinical Dentistry for Preschoolers, Older Children, and Teens

Friday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, Room 153, First Floor

Theodore P. Croll, clinical professor of pediatric dentistry and a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, will present this course, which will include pictorial displays and open dialogue.

“Tortured Cardboard: How Great Board Games Survive!”

Friday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library, O’Neill Reading Room

Philip “Phil” E. Orbanes (CIT ‘70), game designer, founding partner of Winning Moves Games and former senior vice president for Parker Brothers, will enlighten guests on board games.

There also will be games about resources and services at Kelvin Smith Library, prize drawings, tours and more.

School of Medicine Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Beth Ricanati, (MED ’97)

Friday, Oct. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Conference Center

Beth Ricanati (MED ‘97), an internist specializing in women’s health and wellness, will present “From the Clinic to the Kitchen: A Journey of Finding One’s Own Wellness.” She will address the need to focus on self-care, as physician burnout increases. Ricanati made more than 1,000 loaves of bread in 10 years—an experience recounted in her book, Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs—and discovered how ritual can aid in self-care. Her book also explores how lifestyle modification is an important component of disease management.

Weatherhead School of Management—“Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth”

Friday, Oct. 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 002

Ellen (Brooks) Van Oosten (MGT ‘94, GRS ‘13, organizational behavior), associate professor of organizational behavior, will share the key takeaways of her co-authored book Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth.

School of Law CLE Session: Making Sense of the Supreme Court with Professor Jonathan Adler

Saturday, Oct. 12, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
School of Law, Blackacre Room

Jonathan H. Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, will answer common questions about the Supreme Court, including its balance following the appointment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Adler also will review recent decisions and preview the upcoming docket.