Mandel School Assistant Professor Testifies
on Public Housing Research


Members of the Congressional 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.

Mark Joseph, assistant professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, received a special invitation from Maxine Waters, the subcommittee's chair, to inform members about what academic research suggests for the future of the nation's approach to public housing.

"I believe the timing is excellent for this hearing on this topic," Joseph told committee members. He has studied the transition during the past five years. Read more.

Campus News


Case Western Reserve offers two non-denominational chapel locations for wedding celebrations, and both offer opportunities for parties of all sizes. Go online for more information about Amasa Stone Chapel or Harkness Chapel.

The university's book club is currently reading Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. Those interested in discussing the book are invited to attend the group's next meeting from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, in Crawford Hall 720. Contact Susan Benedict for details.

For Faculty and Staff

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Is Academia Becoming More Uncivil?" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 30, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. During this journal club session, participants will discuss two articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education. One deals with 'academic bullying' and the other with a more extreme form of it called 'mobbing' where a group of faculty gang up on someone whom they wish to have leave. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE .

For Students

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


WOW!: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday through August 26. This evening's event will feature Roberto Ocasio's Latin Jazz Project. WOW! also will feature food from local restaurants and artwork by local artisans. Rain site: The large tent on Wade Oval.

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.

July 29, 2009

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Case in the News

Case Western Reserve University med school gets grant to study painful bladder syndrome

The Plain Dealer, July 28, 2009
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine received a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the causes of painful bladder syndrome, a condition that affects about three million Americans. Thomas Chelimsky, professor of neurology, will lead the research team.

Researchers discover key to malaria susceptibility in children

Medical News Today, July 28, 2009
A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have solved the mystery of why some children are more susceptible to malaria infection and anemia. Indu Malhotra and Christopher King, professor of international health, medicine, and pathology, worked with their colleagues at the Center for Global Health and Diseases, as well as with colleagues in Kenya.

Shipwreck Camp hosts young explorers at Case Western Reserve University

The Plain Dealer, July 29, 2009
Teams of young explorers plumbed the depths of the world's oceans Tuesday—all from the shallow end of a Cleveland swimming pool. They were attending a two-week Shipwreck Camp at Case Western Reserve University. The idea was to present a scientific smorgasbord in everything from field work, historical research, land and marine navigation to actual underwater exploration.

Case Western Reserve clay aerogel yields high tech "green" kitty litter and much more

CleanTechnica, July 27, 2009
David Schiraldi has seen the future and it is clay. The Case Western Reserve University professor and his research team are developing a clay aerogel that transforms common clay into a super lightweight material that could be used as insulating or packing foams, magnets, conductors, and yes, even high tech kitty litter that weighs only 1/10 as much as conventional clay litter.

Higher Ed News

Cut student services? Think again

Inside Higher Ed, July 29, 2009
A forthcoming working paper found that in certain instances, graduation and persistence rates are linked to greater expenditures on student services.