Civil Rights and Social Justice Leader Dean Larry E. Davis to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address

April 10, 2018 / No Comments

  Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore announces Dean Larry E. Davis, PhD, (School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh) as Mandel School’s 2018 Commencement speaker on Sunday, May 20. During commencement, Dean Davis will be presented with the The Herman D. Stein Distinguished Social Work E...

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Mark Joseph Invited to Join Journal of Community Practice Editorial Board

February 16, 2018 / No Comments

Dr. Mark Joseph, Leona Bevis/Marguerite Haynam Associate Professor in Community Development, Founding Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities, and Faculty Associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development was recently invited to join the editorial board of...

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Sonia Minnes Appointed Chair of Doctoral Program

January 10, 2018 / No Comments

Sonia Minnes, PhD, Associate Professor has been appointed the new chair of the Mandel School’s doctoral program effective January 1, 2018. “As a member of the Doctoral Program Executive Committee for over four years, Dr. Minnes has been intimately engaged with the program, and I am im...

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2018 SSWR: Updates, Information, and Presentations

January 5, 2018 / No Comments

The Mandel School is proud to be participating in the Society for Social Work Research’s 22nd Annual Conference (#SSWR18), on January 10-14, 2018, in Washington, DC. In addition to having a booth at the conference (#502), Dean Grover C. Gilmore will be inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the Americ...

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Dean Grover C. Gilmore Awarded Honorary Fellow of AASWSW

November 12, 2017 / No Comments

Grover C. Gilmore, PhD, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean in Applied Social Sciences, has been uanimously selected as an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW), a status reserved for a very small number of major figures in social work who have uni...

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Social Justice in the Netherlands Info Session; Course with Dean Gilmore

October 27, 2017 / No Comments

The Mandel School International Education Programs Office invites you to learn more about the Mandel School study abroad course: Social Justice: Health & Violence Prevention in the Netherlands on Friday, November 3 at 1pm in Mather Memorial, Room 201. Join Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilm...

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On Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: A Message from the Dean

September 8, 2017 / No Comments

Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD sent this message to all Mandel School students, alumni, faculty, and staff on September 8, 2017: We at the Mandel School have followed with sorrow the news of lives lost and unimaginable damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Our thoughts have been with o...

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A Message from Dean Gilmore: August 2017

August 16, 2017 / No Comments

As we are embarking on a new academic year and welcoming hundreds of new students who will be trained to be effective Change Agents, we are confronted each day with the ills of our nation – from the frightening threat of nuclear war, to the devastating opioid epidemic, to the horrific and heartbr...

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On Oppression, Racism, and Chief Wahoo

April 11, 2017 / No Comments

A statement from Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore: As we engage in professional baseball season in Cleveland, it’s an appropriate time to remind our Mandel School community of the racism and oppression represented by the Cleveland baseball team’s mascot. As a fan of Cleveland sports, I cel...

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With peace and hope: A message from Dean Gilmore

December 9, 2016 / No Comments

Dear Mandel School Community, As the fall semester is concluding and everyone prepares for a much-needed winter break, I wanted to take this opportunity to offer my gratitude to you, reflect on the past few months, and look to what lies ahead in 2017 for fighters for social justice. First: My mos...

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Historic gathering of Mandel School deans on October 14

September 27, 2016 / No Comments

It’s a once-a-century event: All of the former deans of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will join current Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore for “Inspiring Hope, Shaping the Future: The Deans’ Perspectives,” a special Centennial pa...

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Joseph Mandel, Renowned Philanthropist and Mandel School Benefactor, Dies at 102

March 24, 2016 / No Comments

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Joseph Mandel, who along with his brothers Jack and Morton, transformed our school with their generosity and steadfast commitment to creating leaders in social change. He died Tuesday, March 22, at the age of 102. “Joe and his brothers Jack...

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Remembering Congressman Louis Stokes and His Lasting Impact

February 23, 2016 / No Comments

From action magazine, Fall 2015/Winter 2016 ( The entire Mandel School community was deeply saddened by the death of civil rights icon Congressman Louis Stokes, who was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the school after retiring from a 30-year career in Congress...

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Alumna hosts Deans Gilmore and Milligan on radio show

February 19, 2016 / No Comments

Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore and Associate Dean Sharon Milligan were guests on “The Leadership Hour,” the national VoiceAmerica internet radio show hosted by alumna Christine Cowan-Gascoigne, MSSA 2004. The show’s topic was “Leading to a More Just World” a...

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Mandel School Mourns Passing of Louis Stokes

August 19, 2015 / No Comments

The entire Mandel School community is deeply saddened today to learn of the death of civil rights icon Louis Stokes, who was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Mandel School since his retirement from Congress in 1998. He died Tuesday, August 18, at the age of 90, after being diagnosed in l...

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Our thoughts are with Louis Stokes

July 20, 2015 / No Comments

Yesterday, former U.S. Representative Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first black congressman and a Distinguished Visiting Professor on our faculty who regularly lectures classes on the civil rights movement and community activism, released a statement that he has been diagnosed with lung and brain ca...

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