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Global Issues Resource Center hosts International Conference on Conflict Resolution at Tri-C

The Global Issues Resource Center and Library at Cuyahoga Community College will host the 5th International Summit on Conflict Resolution Education March 14-19, 2012 at the Western Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma.

Speakers at the “Developing Global Citizens in Schools, Higher Education and the Community” conference include governmental officials from Armenia, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belize, Canada, Egypt, Mexico, Nepal, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Attendees will include K-12 educators, college and university officials, students, public health officials, prevention specialists, probation and juvenile detention officers and state, local, national and international policy makers.

Highlights of the conference:
Friday, March 16:
Empowering Youth as Democratic Citizens in the Community and the
Presenters: Romina Kasman (Argentina), education consultant at the Organization of American States; Dr. Marva Ribeiro, former program director of the International Cooperation Initiatives unit within the Ministry of Education in Trinidad and Tobago; and Dr. Paula Mark, former teacher education consultant for the Ministries of Education in Grenada, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Conflict Resolution through the Lens of International Journalism and
Education: The Pulitzer Mode.
Presenters:  Mark Schulte, national education coordinator at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and Nathalie Applewhite, managing director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Saturday, March 17:
Empowering Students to be Active Global Citizens.
Presenters:  Dr. Bernie Ronan, vice chancellor for public affairs of the
Maricopa Community Colleges.
The Two Faces of Social Media in Conflict.
Presenters: Nada Alwadi, Bahraini journalist and co-founder of Bahrain Press Association, and Ahmed Salah, former executive director of The House of New Future Center for Legal and Human Rights Studies in Egypt and the co-founder of Kifaya (the Egyptian Movement for Change) Movement.

While the majority of conference events will take place at Tri-C, pre-conference
trainings are March 14-15 at the Crowne Plaza Airport, 7230 Engle Rd., Middleburg Heights.

Pre-conference training topics include: Thursday, March 15:
Actively Caring for People: Preventing Bullying by Improving Individuals, Classrooms, Schools and Communities.
Presenters:  Shane M. McCarty, a Ph.D. student in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Virginia Tech and research assistant in the Center for Applied Behavior Systems and Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention at Virginia Tech; Sophia Yolanda Teie, research assistant in the Center for Applied Behavior Systems and Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention at Virginia Tech; and Margo Kernen, member of the clinical faculty of the College of Education at The University of Akron.

For more information or to register for the conference, contact Global Issues Resource Center at (216) 987-2224, by email [email protected]   or visit


Tri-C hosts David Lacks March 28-29

Cuyahoga Community College will host David “Sonny” Lacks March 28-29, 2012, with appearances on each of its four campuses.  Lacks is touring the country talking about his mother, Henrietta Lacks, and her contributions to modern medicine.

The international success of Rebecca Skloot’s New York Times bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, created interest in the Lacks family and Henrietta’s legacy. Lacks shares what it meant to discover that his late mother’s cancer cells were being used in laboratories around the world without the family’s permission. He also discusses several issues including the dark history of experimentation on African-Americans, the birth of bioethics and the legal battles over “informed consent.”

Henrietta Lacks was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951. The HeLa cell line has become a crucial tool of modern medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization.  It is the oldest and most commonly used human cell line in the world. The Tri-C Sonny Lacks programs are free and open to the public.

The schedule:
Wednesday, March 28: Metro Campus, 2900 Community College Ave., Cleveland, 10 a.m. in the Theatre; Contact: Erika Bell, director, Student Life & Athletics, at (216) 987-4238.
Wednesday, March 28: Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd., Highland Hills, 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center; Contact: Rita McKinley, director, Student Life & Athletics, at (216) 987-2044.
Thursday, March 29: Western Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma Noon in the Theatre; Contact:  Mark Rodriguez, director, Student Life & Athletics, at (216) 987-5459.
Thursday, March 29: Westshore Campus, 31001 Clemens Rd., Westlake, 6:30 p.m. in Room 112; Contact: Andrew Cox, campus director, Community Outreach, at (216) 987-4859.

Parking on all Tri-C campuses requires a hangtag permit costing $1, except designated visitor lots which cost $1 for two-hour time blocks, payable at the Visitor Parking Meter Stations.   



Tri-C offers casino dealer training classes

Cuyahoga Community College and the Ohio School of Casino Dealers are offering training for careers to become a table games dealer in the casino gaming industry.  Those who complete the training will earn a joint certificate from Tri-C and the Ohio School of Casino Dealers. These fast-track training courses will take up to 10-weeks to complete depending if a student attends full- or part-time.

The explosion of the casino industry in Ohio offers individuals with dealer training the chance to begin an exciting new career. In addition to casinos opening in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Toledo, the region boasts 24 casinos within 200 miles of Cleveland. Instructors have more than 30 years of Las Vegas casino experience and understand what it takes to ensure a successful career as casino dealers.

Classes began March 5, 2012 and participants can choose day or evening classes. Gaming choices include: Baccarat, Blackjack, Carnival Games, Craps, Pai Gow Poker, Poker and Roulette. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Training will be in Warrensville Heights at the Ohio School of Casino Dealers.

For information, call 216-464-3325.


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