Alumni Weekend 2012 | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Alumni Weekend 2012

Weatherhead School of Management invites alumni back to campus to reunite with classmates and faculty, to engage with current students, and discover the exciting things happening on the Case Western Reserve University campus and at Weatherhead! The following activities are in conjunction with Case Western Reserve Alumni Weekend 2012 events.


Weatherhead Alumni Advisory Council Meeting (invitation only)
Weatherhead Alumni Advisory Council Luncheon

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The Changing Faces of Entrepreneurship

Sponsored by Weatherhead School of Management and The Office of Corporate Relations
This event will gather alumni and student entrepreneurs who have started–or are interested in starting–their own companies. Student entrepreneurs will make presentations on their companies and there will be opportunities for networking.




8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Panel discussion
Health Reform: What Comes Next in Policy and Management

On the path to reform in healthcare, we have passed two big milestones—passage of the Affordable Care Act and its review by the Supreme Court. The next is obvious—the November election. However, after that comes the question of how to make it work and at this point, management becomes paramount. To explore these issues, we have four members of the WSOM faculty with unique experience that relates to the question. First, Professor J. B. Silvers will review where the policy makers anticipate outcomes that may not be realized in the actions of providers and how the ACA is likely to be changed as a result in the next few years. But past any adjustments to the law, reform will work or fail, largely on the actions of insurance companies, the choices of consumers and the service levels of providers. Professor Mark Votruba has studied health insurance extensively and will explore changes that are likely there. Professor Mariana Carrera will share her findings on how consumers make decisions on pharmaceuticals. Professor Richard Buchanan will add insights he has learned on what providers are trying to do to enhance patient experience. After a brief review of each of these areas, panelists and attendees will discuss how it all fits together.


Weatherhead Faculty

Richard Buchanan, PhD
Professor, Information Systems

Mariana Carrera, PhD
Assistant Professor, Economics

J.B. Silvers, PhD
Interim Dean
John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio
Professor of Health Care Finance
Professor, Banking and Finance

Mark Votruba, PhD

Associate Professor, Economics


11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
All Alumni Luncheon Honoring Grand Classes
with President Barbara R. Snyder

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
"Meet the Dean" of Weatherhead

Meet Robert Widing II, current dean of the Macquarie School of Management in Sydney, Australia, who joins us as the Weatherhead School of Management's new dean on October 15, 2012. Dean-elect Widing will share experiences from his global leadership positions, and welcome questions and conversations on how we can all work together to bring Weatherhead to a new level of excellence and impact. A reception will immediately follow the discusson.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Weatherhead All Alumni Reception at Peter B. Lewis Building

8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Undergraduate Alumni Mixer at the Euclid Tavern



11:15 a.m. 
Weatherhead Student and Alumni Golf Outing
11:15 a.m.  Tee Time
5 p.m.    Reception and Dinner
RSVP to Sara Mesing, VP Social and Cultural Affairs - GBSA

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
All Alumni Mixer at Thwing Center Atrium


Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012toSunday, Sep. 30, 2012 (Times TBA)

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