think: international CWRU Newsletter, May 8, 2015

  • The Mandel School: Training Adoption Practitioners in Romania
  • International Travel Support


News and Announcements 

Memorial Service for Engineering doctoral student Xiaoyang Zhao, May 13, 2015

Rebuilding Nepal: Fundraiser for Earthquake Victims, May 13, 2015 (Organized by the Case Nepali Student Organization)

2016-17 Core Fulbright Scholar Program Competition is open. More than 800 grants are given annually in over 45 academic disciplines to 125+ countries around the world.  Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Global Flex Award provides U.S. academics and professionals with the flexibility to engage in advanced regional or trans-regional research and/or teaching. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to collaborate and engage in scholarly activities in two or three countries in one or more regions.

Call for Reviewers: Core Fulbright Scholar Program and Fulbright Specialist Program -
CIES is currently seeking Fulbright Scholar alumni across different disciplines for review committees.    


Funding Opportunities


The Richard A. Horovitz Fund for Professional Development is offering graduate students, researchers or artists on a F or J visa and specializing in the humanities or social sciences awards to defray educational costs for one academic year.  Application deadline:  May 15, 2015


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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences: Training Practitioners in Adoption Mental Health in Romania

Zoe Breen Wood, Karen Rosenberg, and Victor Groza near Timisoara, Romania.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, in cooperation with the West University of Timisoara, established Romania’s first post-master certificate program in Adoption Mental Health. The Curriculum Development with Romania (CDROM) project assists with the modernization of the child welfare system as the country continues to shift its adoption protocol from state institutions to foster family care and domestic adoption.

A Faculty Seed Grant enabled Mandel School professors Victor K. Groza and Zoe Breen Wood, along with Cleveland clinician and CWRU alumna Karen Rosenberg, to travel to Timisoara and work with Romanian colleagues, specifically Professor Ana Muntean of the West University of Timisoara, in identifying key concerns for promoting positive outcomes in domestic adoption. Applying the information gathered, they developed and delivered training to participants through video-conferencing over the last year.

Following a series of participant case presentations and lectures by Mandel School faculty, translated with the assistance of doctoral student Christina Nedelucu, the group received a Certificate of Clinical Supervision in Adoption Mental Health.

This project also led to the establishment of a faculty exchange agreement between the West University of Timisoara and CWRU that will deepen the ties between these two institutions.


International Travel Support 

Did you know that Case Western offers support for faculty, staff, and students while traveling out of the country?  Travelers can utilize our risk management and insurance services any time they leave the country on university business. 
Should an emergency arise while traveling abroad, CWRU’s travel assistance program can help.  The plan allows for emergency medical care to be provided anywhere in the world, even if the person requiring help needs to be transported to a different country. 
Besides medical care, the travel assistance program also provides help for a multitude of different emergencies you may encounter while abroad: access to local attorneys and translators, help with lost documents, consular information, cash advances, and even security and risk advising both before traveling and while abroad. 
In order to receive information and register for these services, faculty and staff should email with their name, location of travel, and dates of travel.   
Contact with any questions about the available services.





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