Mark Joseph's Study on Mixed-income Housing Earns Honors from Urban Affairs Association

Mark Joseph

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, an assistant professor of community and social development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, received his award during this year's meeting in Baltimore.

Joseph is conducting several longitudinal case studies in collaboration with University of Chicago researchers on how displaced residents from former high-rise public housing developments have begun to build new lives in four of Chicago's 10 new mixed-income developments. The housing has been built in prime city locations near the lakefront, where there is easy access to downtown and other amenities. Read more.

Kelvin Smith Library Catalogs, Services Unavailable This Weekend


As part of Information Technology Services and Plant Services Data Center Remediation projects, several services and catalogs offered through the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) will be unavailable from 5:30 p.m., May 30 until 9 a.m., June 2. Services that will be inaccessible during this time period include the KSL building and Web site; the Case Catalog; online library accounts; OhioLINK book ordering; links to databases and journals; course reserves; and ILLiad services at KSL, the School of Law and the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

In addition, the majority of the university's IT applications will be unavailable from 5 p.m., May 30, until 8 a.m., June 2.

For all future updates related to the Data Center Remediation projects and specifically the KSL power outage, visit the project Web site. During the KSL outage, check the off-campus Perceptis Web site, or contact the HelpDesk at 216-368-HELP for updates on the status of the power upgrades and availability of services.

Campus News


Gladys Haddad, regional historian at Case Western Reserve and director of the Western Reserve Studies Symposium, invites the campus community to join the discussion at Regionally Speaking, the 2008 Western Reserve Studies virtual symposium. Sponsored by Neighborhood Progress Inc., the symposium is designed to be a a six-week, in-depth exploration of the work being done to restore prominence to Cleveland's neighborhoods. Current topics are "Conversations in Fairfax" and "Conversations in Tremont."

Campus community members who provide care at home for family members with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia are invited to participate in the Caregiver Knowledge and Skills Project. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Case Medical Center -- a partnership between the School of Medicine and University Hospitals -- are conducting the research project with the goal of learning how best to help family members increase their caregiving knowledge and skills. The study involves participating in workshop sessions with other family caregivers and follow-up programs designed to extend and enhance the benefits of the workshop. Participants will be asked to answer questions periodically about their well being, their experiences with and attitudes toward caregiving and their opinions about the project. There is no cost to participate. For complete details, contact Nancy Catalani via e-mail, or by phone at (216) 844-6357.

For Faculty and Staff

The Office of Foreign Faculty and Scholars (OFFS) will soon offer a new service to families of the university's international employees. Beginning in June, OFFS will offer assistance with the preparation of I-539 Applications to extend/and or change non-immigrant status on behalf of these family members. OFFS will provide explanations of the form and questions asked on the form, required supporting documents and filing information. The service costs $100 and is offered by appointment only. For complete details, contact Richard Friedman via e-mail or by phone at 368-4289.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.



Campus Summer Barbecues on the Crawford deck between Crawford and Tomlinson halls return for five weeks June 11 through July 19. The campus community is invited to purchase the new "Five for $35" barbecue card, good for five admissions to the summer barbecues, with a savings of $4.75. Cards can be purchased through June 11 at Pura Vida in Thwing Center, Tomlinson Marketplace, Access Services and at the first barbecue. The card includes the main meal, beverage of the day and dessert. Bottled water and sodas are extra. The card is redeemable at Tomlinson Hall in the event of rain.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.

May 29, 2008

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Case in the News

Ohio governor taps law professor as temporary AG replacement

East Liverpool Review, May 29, 2008
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has announced that Nancy Hardin Rogers, dean of Ohio State University's law school, will serve as the state's new attorney general. Jonathan Entin, associate dean for academic affairs at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a professor of law and political science, comments.

The Sound of Ideas: Are urban gardens an answer to the foreclosure question?, May 27, 2008
What should be done with all of the vacant lots created by the foreclosure crisis? Some experts suggest turning the lots into gardens, and selling the produce at local stores. Matt Russell, a project coordinator with the Cleveland Corner Store Project and part of the Center for Health Promotion Research team at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Start-up failure rates vary -- choosing the right industry matters

Small Business Trends, May 27, 2008
Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University, writes a column about how choosing the right industry sector impacts the success rate of a business.

JCU grad Bryan Mauk has grand plan to help the homeless

The Plain Dealer, May 28, 2008
Bryan Mauk, who starts graduate school at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations this fall, has led throngs of John Carroll University students on Friday night missions to help the homeless. Thanks to a $40,000 award, his newly incorporated organization can continue its mission.

Higher Ed News

Community colleges cut classes to curb gas costs

USA TODAY, May 28, 2008
As gas prices continue to climb, a growing number of community colleges are dropping one day of classes to save students a trip to campus.

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