Researchers from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University will study the “clubhouse” model of social services for the seriously mentally ill to see if it helps individuals connect with others.
David Biegel, Henry Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice and associate dean for research and training, received grant support from the Woodruff Foundation and the Cleveland Foundation to interview 135 randomly selected members of the Magnolia Clubhouse in University Circle. He will also study families of Clubhouse members and their social supports and needs as part of this two-year research project. Students from the social work school will be involved in interviewing and collecting information to complete the study.
Magnolia Clubhouse is a place where people with serious mental illnesses can seek psychosocial assistance in areas of vocational, educational, social and personal achievement. Clubhouse members can gain experience by working in the clubhouse resale shop, a lunchroom and café or with community-based organizations and agencies.
The study’s goal is to come up with a set of recommendations that strengthen supports for members and their families, he said.
Information Technology Services (ITS) CARE Center hours will change during the winter holidays. The centers will close early (3 p.m.) on Dec. 17, 22 and 30, and both centers will be closed Saturdays from Dec. 18 to Jan. 15. Beginning Dec. 20, weekday hours will be shortened (9 a.m.–5 p.m.). Evening hours (open until 10 p.m.) will resume Jan. 10 at the Bellflower CARE Center. The centers will be closed Dec. 23, 24 and 31 and Jan. 3.
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On Dec. 1, 17 campus buildings were issued new street addresses by the City of Cleveland. This change does not affect mail. Please continue using the official Case Western Reserve University mailing address, 10900 Euclid Ave., along with your designated location code for all campus buildings. The new street addresses are for navigational/delivery purposes only.
Faculty and staff members are invited to learn and experience the benefits of meditation in Meditation 101 with psychiatrist Francoise Adan. Classes run once a week for four weeks: Mondays, starting Jan. 3 at 12 p.m., or Wednesdays, starting Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at University Hospitals W.O. Walker Building. Enrollment is $125 ($80 for UH & CWRU employees and their families). For registration and information call 216.844.2400.
The National Youth Sports Program and Case Western Reserve University invite faculty, staff and students to attend the NYSP Night at the Q on Feb. 13, 2011. Leaders and children involved in the program will be recognized at center court that evening, as the Cavs take on the Washington Wizards. Tickets are available at a discounted rate, and a portion of each ticket sold goes directly to NYSP to provide financial assistance to economically disadvantaged families attending NYSP next summer. Tickets range from $26-59 and can be ordered by calling John Fouser at 216.420.2187. For more information, email Fouser. If you are unable to attend, contributions are accepted online.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Michael Scharf recently traveled to Mombasa, Kenya, to meet with the Chief Judge of the Kenya Piracy Court. Scharf and his students have been working on legal research assignments for the Kenya Piracy Court, which prosecutes pirates picked up off the coast of Somalia by U.S. and European naval forces. Scharf delivered the CWRU memos and flash drives containing copies of all the sources cited in the footnotes to the Chief Judge on Dec. 6.
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School of Law Professor Robert Wagner’s article “Gordon Gekko to the Rescue?: Insider Trading as a Tool to Combat Accounting Fraud” was selected as one of the winners of the 2011 Young Legal Scholars Paper Competition of the Federalist Society. He will present the article at the faculty conference in January in San Francisco.