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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Historic $1 Million Commitment by The Higley Fund of the Cleveland Foundation Toward Mandel School Renovation

February 25, 2015 / No Comments

Gift creates the Albert and Beverly Higley Research Commons, encouraging collaboration in teaching, learning, scholarship and research A $1 million commitment from The Higley Fund of the Cleveland Foundation – the largest single contribution from the fund in its history – will support creation of...

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Visit with us at SSWR 2015

January 15, 2015 / No Comments

The Mandel School will have a substantial presence at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 2015 Annual Conference this week in New Orleans. Stop by Booth #100 to visit with Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, faculty and PhD students who are gathered for the event. Additionally, t...

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Dean Gilmore’s Research Finds Cataract Surgery Slows Dementia for Alzheimer’s Patients

September 25, 2014 / No Comments

Cataract surgery on Alzheimer’s disease patients slows dementia and improves their quality of life, according to clinical trials conducted by researchers at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Grover “Cleve” Gilmor...

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Lenore A. Kola Retires From Teaching After 39 Years

August 21, 2014 / No Comments

After 39 years on the faculty of the Mandel School and establishing a highly regarded substance abuse curriculum, Lenore A. Kola, PhD, associate professor of social work and former dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Case Western Reserve, has retired from teaching. Her career will be celebr...

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Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD, Honored with Endowed Deanship

May 24, 2014 / No Comments

During his 39 years at Case Western Reserve University, Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD, is extraordinarily accomplished as a teacher, researcher and leader, making his impact felt on campus, in the community, and in the fields of social work, aging and mental health. As dean of the Jack, Joseph and ...

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Cleveland Foundation’s India Pierce Lee to deliver commencement address

April 23, 2014 / No Comments

Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore announced today that India Pierce Lee, MSSA 2005, is the 2014 Commencement speaker for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The recipient of the 2013 Cleveland Southern Christian Leadership Conference Award for Community Ser...

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Interprofessional learning in spotlight at NYC event April 15

April 11, 2014 / No Comments

Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD, and alumna Alene Anne Hokenstad (MSSA, 1990) will be participating in panel discussion in New York City hosted by CWRU President Barbara R. Snyder. “The Future of Patient Care: Preparing Healthcare for a New Model” will take place on Tuesd...

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