Entries in "Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences"
March 16, 2011
Teresa M. Green Everybody has a story, and thanks to Living Through Legacies, which creates memory books for local senior citizens, 90-year-old Bessie McClain and her family, including daughter Teresa M. Green, have a permanent record of hers. Developed...
February 18, 2011
The higher education concept of learning through service has resulted in direct benefit to East Cleveland, a high-poverty urban suburb struggling with problems common to aging inner-ring suburbs long abandoned by the middle class escaping the city. Working with community...
June 16, 2010
Carmelo "Tom" Franchina, director of information technology at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.
June 04, 2010
Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department welcomed 13 students and two faculty members from the Vrije University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Thursday.
May 25, 2010
Living with a mental illness can be a tough experience for adults, but with the increasing numbers of youth diagnosed and taking medications for mood disorders, it can become a time of isolation, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
May 20, 2010
Families often think about recording the great stories their elders tell, but they often don’t manage to get written. Then family memories are lost due to illness or death. For 12 older citizens from the McGregor Home in East Cleveland and the Fairfax Neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side, their histories have been preserved by the Living through Legacies project in hardcover books for families to cherish from one generation to the next.
May 05, 2010
Susan Ross Driving to Case Western Reserve University’s campus each day, Susan Ross, a social work student who returned to college after nearly 40 years, found inspiration from a Chester Avenue billboard of a 95-year-old woman with a degree...
April 27, 2010
Growing up in poverty and living in substandard housing brings sensitivity to Anna Maria Santiago's social work research to where people live and how it impacts lives. The Case Western Reserve University campus recently met Santiago, the inaugural holder of the Leona Bevis & Marguerite Haynam Professorship in Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, during a special reception.
April 23, 2010
The Academic Careers in Engineering & Science (ACES) program recently announced recipients of the 2010 ADVANCE Opportunity Awards. Fourteen proposals representing academic disciplines ranging from engineering to religious studies to sociology received $41,667.
April 15, 2010
Case Western Reserve University Ranked One of the Nation's Top 20 Medical Schools by U.S.News & World Report
Case Western Reserve University once again ranked as one of the best medical schools in the nation in the annual U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings. Of the 146 national programs surveyed by the magazine, Case Western Reserve's School of Medicine ranked 20th in research—and overall, an improvement of five places over last year's ranking. This ranking once again placed it highest among Ohio medical schools.
March 17, 2010
The Honorable Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), the current chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, will give the keynote address for Case Western Reserve University's 2010 Stokes Leadership Symposium on Monday, March 22, at noon in Ford Auditorium.
February 12, 2010
The Social Justice Alliance and Institute seeks to promote collaborative research, pedagogical innovation and curriculum development, the growth of social justice leaders, and annual programming to foster intellectual inquiry, civic dialogue, and community-bridge building. This new university-wide strategic initiative's debut project focuses on East Cleveland.
February 10, 2010
A recently published study from Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences found 245 older married women who survived cancer had more health problems as compared to a sample of 245 married women without cancer.
January 26, 2010
A search advisory committee for a Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations executive director and Mandel Professor is making progress in the search for a new leader to helm the center.
January 25, 2010
The newly formed American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) will have its virtual home at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences over the next three years.
December 22, 2009
Keepsake books will appear as holiday gifts for 10 senior citizens in Wadsworth, Ohio. The gift is one filled with their memories, which for some is a way to preserve their past before it is lost to the ills of aging. David Harris, a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and his longtime friend Joey Hanna from Wadsworth created The Living through Legacies Project with the Wadsworth Center for Older Adults, which allows for the creation of personal, timeless memoirs.
December 07, 2009
Claudia Coulton, co-director of Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, in testimony Monday before a congressional committee suggested steps to ease to nation's foreclosure crisis.
December 02, 2009
An analysis of home mortgage data by Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development finds that home purchase loans have been stalled with a fall in conventional mortgage lending, with the eastern side of Cleveland and the inner-ring suburbs experiencing "drastic declines," according to the center's November 2009 "Behind the Numbers" report.
November 25, 2009
Before families with young children buy a new home, many parents want to know the quality of the neighborhood public schools. For that reason, Mark Joseph, assistant professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, examines how public schools also have a role in the revitalizing urban neighborhoods--especially neighborhoods where new mixed-income developments are being built.
November 19, 2009
Students at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences provide some 225,000 hours of community service for approximately 350 community agencies. This service enabled the social work school to become eligible for increased work-study funding from the federal government through special funding.
October 22, 2009
This year's Alumni Weekend will mark the beginning of a new alumni gathering: The inaugural LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally) Alumni Reunion.
October 21, 2009
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Launches Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Receives $790,000 CDC Grant
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine announces the establishment of the CWRU Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN), a collaborative research center to address common health issues faced in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods in and around Greater Cleveland.
October 05, 2009
Parents with Autistic Infants to try Responsive Teaching
at Case Western Reserve University in New Study
While infant and toddler brains are rapidly developing, a window of opportunity exists to reduce the impact of autism, which now affects one of every 150 children born in the United States. Gerald Mahoney, director of the Center on Interventions for Children and Families at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University, received a three-year, $780,000 grant from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development.
October 02, 2009
A long list of accolades describes Dr. Herman D. Stein, former dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and university provost and vice president. He will be remembered for his integrity, dignity, loyalty, friendship, and warmth and caring. After a long illness and surrounded by family, he died early this morning at his Shaker Heights home. He was 92.
August 18, 2009
Sonia Minnes, an assistant professor from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and now the lead researcher in phase four of a long-term study of cocaine exposed children, has received a five-year, nearly $5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
July 29, 2009
Members of the U. S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity heard about "impressive successes" and "deep challenges" faced by Chicago residents as they move from massive low-income housing projects to mixed-income housing developments. The Mandel School's Mark Joseph testified before the committee.
July 22, 2009
> An estimated 15 percent (11,799) of Cuyahoga County's children are living one step away from homelessness, according to a new report released by Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. These children live with a grandparent or someone else and about 75 percent of the children without their parents.
July 02, 2009
Emily Fox has no plans to leave Cleveland now that she has graduated from Case Western Reserve University. After three years, she left campus with the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science in Social Administration (M.S.S.A.), and a certificate in nonprofit management. Fox has lived in the area since the age of 13 when her family moved to Shaker Heights from San Francisco. The recent social work graduate wants to be part of the solution to rebuild the city instead of taking flight to other places.
May 26, 2009
The words from "Lean on Me" ring true for those recovering from substance abuse problems. Elizabeth M. Tracy, professor from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, wants to examine exactly who are in those networks and how they either help or hinder recovery.
April 29, 2009
Faculty, students and staff from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences are working with community leaders and residents in East Cleveland, Ohio, on a housing survey and parental school patrols. Their efforts have earned them a Community Outreach Grant.
April 23, 2009
Case Western Reserve University Health Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Nation's Best in U.S. News & World Report
Several of Case Western Reserve University's programs once again have been recognized among the nations' best. In the 2010 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings, two health programs placed within the top 10 in their specialties: the School of Law's health law program is rated fifth in the country, while the School of Medicine's family medicine specialty came in ninth.
April 16, 2009
More than 400 Case Western Reserve University undergraduates are participating in the annual Intersections: SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 17, in Thwing Center. The campus community is invited to stop by to view some of the innovative and creative research being conducted by undergraduates. The projects represent numerous academic disciplines.
April 10, 2009
Although Research ShowCASE is known for its hundreds of poster displays, the event also features interactive displays. The Case Western Reserve and local communities are invited to check them out during this year's event, which takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center.
April 08, 2009
The 2009 Senior Class Gift Campaign officially kicked off its fundraising effort during Grad Fair, launching a series of events that will allow the class of 2009 to leave an enduring legacy on campus and express its appreciation for Case Western Reserve University. The campaign strives to show seniors the impact that private gifts have on the university and to increase participation in the tradition of giving at Case Western Reserve.
March 16, 2009
Case Western Reserve University undergraduates are encouraged to present their research during the annual Intersections: SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session.
March 12, 2009
The month of March is designated as Women's History Month, and a Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences student is devoting several months to working for the betterment of women worldwide.
March 06, 2009
Have survivors of Hurricane Katrina been forgotten? Not by 20 students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, the Weatherhead School of Management, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. They plan to pick up hammers and nails—a few shovels and hoes—over spring break, March 8-15, when they return to New Orleans to continue efforts to rebuild the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
January 20, 2009
Ella Mae Johnson, the university's oldest African-American alumna, is in Washington, D.C., today to watch Barack Obama become the 44th president of the United States.
December 12, 2008
Although Women in Leadership Week recently wrapped up at Case Western Reserve University, eight women who were accepted into the new Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative (WSLDI) will spend the rest of the academic year gaining first-hand knowledge about becoming future leaders on campus.
December 11, 2008
Case Western Reserve University, which offers over 500 community outreach programs for nearly 600 community partners, is being recognized with a 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service. This is the first time the university has received the award, according to Latisha James, director of the Center for Community Partnerships.
December 10, 2008
New Poverty Center Report Examines What Happens to Properties after Sheriff's Sale and REO Ownership
Many properties that go into foreclosure eventually end up at a sheriff's auction, where they are usually purchased by the banks, mortgage companies, mortgage services, and government-sponsored enterprises involved in financing the foreclosed mortgage loan. These properties are referred to as 'REO' (real-estate owned) properties. Between 2005 and 2008, there has been a drastic increase in REO properties being sold at extremely low prices--$10,000 and often less.
November 14, 2008
Case Western Reserve University study examines patterns in how 1,118 married couples transition into retirement
When retiring, men are more likely than women to move directly from work to retirement, but overall the retirement patterns for dual-income married couples are complex and call for additional considerations in planning for the future, according to a new study from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
November 10, 2008
Research partnership between Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and Hospice of Western Reserve works to improve the lives of caregivers of dying family members
A community partnership between the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and the Hospice of the Western Reserve has designed a new assessment tool to guide social workers in helping caregivers of older adults who are dying at home.
October 29, 2008
The world is a classroom for Case Western Reserve student and alumni travelers in the International Studies Program
Microfinance in Bangladesh, women's issues in El Salvador and Israel, criminal justice in the Netherlands, child welfare in Guatemala and health and human services in China are a few of the study abroad topics offered this year by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences award-winning International Studies program.
October 03, 2008
The Case Western Reserve University community recently celebrated the accomplishments of dozens of faculty during Fifth Annual Women of Achievement & Mather Spotlight Prize Luncheon.
September 16, 2008
The city of Cleveland's Division of Police has partnered with Case Western Reserve University, the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Defense to reduce on-the-job stress among police officers, who find themselves in the middle of these traumatic events.
August 04, 2008
A new Case Western Reserve University study will explore how college students manage their mental illnesses.
Seven proposals from Case Western Reserve collaborators receive 2008 Presidential Research Initiative Grants
Seven research projects representing several academic disciplines received 2008 Presidential Research Initiative (PRI) grants this year, totaling $519,000 in funding.
July 31, 2008
Pranab Chatterjee recently retired as a professor, bringing to a close the longest tenure of a faculty member in the history of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The Grace Longwell Coyle professor of social work, Chatterjee enjoyed a distinguished career in the 41 years since being recruited by former dean Herman Stein in 1967.
July 16, 2008
When Nancy Graf decided to retire as director of continuing education at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, she told Dean Grover "Cleve" Gilmore that her last day would have to be after June 16. She wanted to make sure she had a full 50-year career before beginning the next phase of her life. Her last day at Case Western Reserve will be August 4.
June 23, 2008
Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development study finds subprime rate lending can predict foreclosure rates in Cuyahoga County
High-cost subprime lending is emerging as a primary predictor contributing to fourfold increase in foreclosures in Cuyahoga County in recent years, according to a new study from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
June 02, 2008
Donni Wiley's life began to fall apart in 2000. Sentenced to probation for a felony set in motion a chain of events that landed her jobless and living in a homeless shelter. Today, her life is different and her record has been expunged. Through a community-based organization that assists local women in getting their lives back together, Wiley had the opportunity to tell Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald B. Adrine over lunch about those positive changes.
May 29, 2008
A paper on early findings about how former public housing residents have adjusted to living in a mixed-income development in Chicago has earned Mark Joseph the Urban Affairs Association's 2007 Best Conference Paper. Joseph is an assistant professor of community and social development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
April 03, 2008
Orphaned children need homes. Victor Groza from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University has been working to reform child welfare systems around the world.
March 28, 2008
Several graduate and professional programs at Case Western Reserve University were included in the latest rankings of "U.S. News & World Report's" "America's Best Graduate Schools" list (for 2009).
March 07, 2008
Mandel School of Applied Social Science students at Case Western Reserve University Brian Wibby, working with youth in Cleveland's Slavic Village, and Hannah Abel with families through Mental Health Services, Inc., are two examples of students building better communities through their education. MSASS' students have tallied up some 224,336 hours of community service for this academic year through their required field education experiences.
February 19, 2008
Robert Fischer, co-director of the Center for Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, will be sharing his expertise on how to evaluate faith-based services with the White House.
February 05, 2008
Envisioning the Emerald Necklace: Charles Jackson Pinkney landscapes on display at the Mandel School
The Mandel School is pleased to display the works of painter Charles Jackson Pinkney. The exhibition of 30 paintings focuses on landscapes done inside the Cleveland Metroparks otherwise known as the "Emerald Necklace," and also includes still life and portraits.
December 13, 2007
The 15 people enrolled in Jerry Floersch's podcast class on Tuesday evenings at the Mandel School of Applied Social Scinces at Case Western Reserve University are taking to the streets like ace reporters to capture stories from the world of social work.
November 05, 2007
Western Reserve University medical school alumnus Rocco L. Motto passed away last fall just a year shy of his 65th class reunion, but his wife, Verna "Vee" Houck Motto, has made sure that the Motto family's legacy will live on at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
September 06, 2007
At the very core of the mission of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is a commitment to community service at all levels.
August 27, 2007
Grover C. Gilmore, dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, appointed Sharon Milligan to the position of associate dean for academic affairs.
July 10, 2007
Behavioral health staffs that need to take a smoke break might have some relief from their tobacco habits as they start tobacco cessation programs along with their mental health and substance abuse clients
June 12, 2007
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is taking international social work courses on the road as it teams up for an India abroad experience with the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Social Work, December 27 through January 11, and an El Salvador travel program from December 8-16 with International Partners in Mission.
June 08, 2007
The Mandel brothers—Jack, Joseph and Morton—were honored as the first recipients of The Advocate for Social Justice and Leadership Development Award from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University.
March 28, 2007
Education has gone global for Case Western Reserve University students participating in spring trips to the Ukraine, the Netherlands, Turkey, Kenya and the Dominican Republic.
March 21, 2007
Gerald Mahoney from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) at Case Western Reserve University and James D. McDonald, a retired Ohio State University communication science professor, have turned that theory into a new practical workbook for parents and professionals called, "Autism and Developmental Delays in Young Children", published by Pro-Ed.
March 12, 2007
Responding to an increasingly complex world where situations may exist that require the help a social worker and bioethicist, Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences has teamed up with the department of bioethics in the Case School of Medicine to offer graduate students a unique "side-by-side" dual degree program towards a master's of social science administration (MSSA) and master of art degree in bioethics (MA).
December 18, 2006
Grace F. Brody, associate professor emerita from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), has seen many changes over time as a researcher and educator, but one bond that remains strong and constant is that of the child and their caregiver.
December 08, 2006
Two Case Western Reserve University alumni now hold statewide offices in Ohio, following the November 7 midterm election. Lee I. Fisher of Shaker Heights is the new lieutenant governor under Governor-elect Ted Strickland, and Cleveland native Marc A. Dann is...
October 31, 2006
Students travel abroad for spring break social work and service experiences CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University students are trading sunshine and sandy beaches for travel abroad, March 9-18, 2007 and unique academic and service experiences in the Dominican Republic,...
June 06, 2006
With gifts of dictionaries from Case's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Learning a new word a day for Forest Hill Parkway K-8 Elementary School children in Cleveland just got as easy as turning a page in their new dictionaries—a...
May 08, 2006
If college students had to perform in conditions that mimic the perception deficits many older people have, their IQ scores would take a dip.
February 06, 2006
Will represent the International Association of Schools of Social Work M.C. "Terry" Hokenstad, the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitte Professor and professor of international health at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, will testify on...
January 19, 2006
Former faculty member's life takes new direction in retirement Baila Miller, a retired professor of social work from the Mandel School of Social Sciences, is stirring up a storm these days—that is one in acrylics on paper and canvas. Miller's...
January 18, 2006
Case social scientist reveals in a national cultural study of prison rape that prison inmates say conventional beliefs about prison rape are questionable Mark Fleisher In a ground-breaking cultural study on rape and sexuality in prisons, a Case Western Reserve...
December 13, 2005
Collins begins career in academia while visiting at MSASS Cyleste Collins, visiting assistant professor at Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, quietly works away in Room 209 at MSASS. Her office is devoid of books, wall art and other things...
December 08, 2005
Past student describe the experience “eye opening” and “life changing” Case’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will again offer its “Study in Amsterdam,” program, March 10-19. “Eye opening,” “engaging” and “a powerful learning experience” are how undergraduate students have...