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February 23, 2015

Heller Awards: Nomination Period Now Open

The nomination period is now open for the annual Heller Awards for teaching, mentoring, and staff service. You can find information about the awards and online nomination forms on the Heller web site at http://heller.brandeis.edu/about/misc/teaching-mentoring.html. The nomination period ends March 6. Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate. In preparing your nomination or nominations, please consider your nominee's teaching, academic mentoring, or staff service during the 2014 calendar year.

The awards will be presented on April 22 at 12:00 pm in the Zinner Forum to the three individuals who have been selected by a joint student, faculty, and staff committee to be honored for their teaching, mentoring, and staff service.

Sillerman Center Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

The Sillerman Center's mission is to strengthen social justice philanthropy through research, education, practice and leadership development. This includes internships to encourage those outcomes.

Sillerman paid internship stipends are awarded to up to four (4) Heller students for the summer internship program.

Heller MPP, MBA and PhD students who complete internships during the summer at a philanthropy, foundation, philanthropic advisory group or think tank are eligible for this award. Sillerman provides stipends for full-time summer internships that work with the schedules and requirements of the MPP, MBA, and PhD programs at the Heller School.

Please visit the Sillerman Center Internship Webpage to download the application. The Application Deadline is March 2, 2015.
  • The hearing of Caroline Logan's dissertation proposal, entitled "Understanding Organizational Change in Response to New Payment Models in Healthcare,"will take place on Tuesday, February 24, at 2:00 pm in the Pokross Breakout Room (Schneider G6).

    The abstract is attached.

With great relief, HellerSAVE notes fewer jokes this winter about how blizzards "disprove" global warming. If you know people who are still suffering from this misconception, please read this, and pass it on.

Race Today: A Symposium on Race in America

February 27, 2015, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Brown University, Providence, RI

Sponsored by Brown University's Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ).

This day-long symposium brings a group of the nation’s most respected intellectuals on race, racial theory and racial inequality together to consider the troubling state of black life in America today. Fifty years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, sixty odd years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision and seven years after the Presidency of Barack Obama, race remains a deeply determining factor in life chances and everyday lived experience of black people in America.

Featured speakers:

  • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology at Duke University
  • Kimberle Crenshaw, Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Na'ilah Suad Nasir, Department Chair, Associate Professor, Chair of African American Studies, Chair in Educational Disparities in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Michael Omi, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, Asian American Studies at University of California, Berkeley
  • David Roediger, Kendrick C. Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois
  • Thomas Shapiro, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy and Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
  • Howard Winant, Professor of Sociology
 at University of California
, Santa Barbara

at Heller

Thursday, February 26, 2015
10:15 - 10:45 am

Community Coffee with the Dean

Zinner Forum, Irving Schneider and Family Building

Join Interim Dean Marty W. Krauss for Coffee with the Dean. Have a coffee and spend a few minutes catching up with faculty, staff, and students from across the school. As always...don't forget your coffee mug!! This is a bring-your-own cup coffee break. 

at Brandeis

Monday, February 23 - Monday, March 2, 2015

Eco Week at Brandeis

Various locations, Brandeis Campus

Every day this week, the Brandeis Senate Sustainability Committee will have a table in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) from 12:00-2:00 pm: 

  • to hand out FREE LED light bulbs
  • to collect electronic waste
  • to hand out plants for Brandeis' own patchwork garden
  • and more!

Other events include the SEA Coffeehouse on Wednesday night, the State of Sustainability Town Hall Thursday at 5:00 pm, and film screenings of Years of Living Dangerously every day of the week.

See the flyer for the complete schedule.

Tuesday Talks is a special series of talks by Heller faculty and researchers on select Tuesdays throughout the year. All Heller faculty, students, staff and alumni are invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. For more information contact the Heller Events team. No RSVP required.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
12:30 - 1:45 pm

Room 163, Heller-Brown Building

Lindsay Rosenfeld, Scientist and Lecturer: “The NOURISH Study: A Policy Evaluation of New School Nutrition Standards in Massachusetts”

In 2012, Massachusetts adopted comprehensive school competitive food and beverage standards that closely align with Institute of Medicine recommendations as well as new "Smart Snacks in Schools" national standards. The NOURISH study is a policy evaluation that explores the impact of an unfunded State mandate to schools. Do school districts [middle and high schools] comply? What do food service directors say about the process? Are finances affected? We will discuss early findings and anticipated analyses.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
12:30 - 1:45 pm

Room 163, Heller-Brown Building

Diana Bowser, Scientist, Lecturer and Director, MS Program in International Health Policy and Management: “MobileHealth: Improving Antenatal Care in Nigeria”

The use of mobile technology in the health sector (mHealth) is a new innovation that is being used in countries around the world to improve health outcomes and increase and improve both the demand and supply of health services.  Brandeis is collaborating with Pathfinder International and the Government of Nigeria to conduct a cost effectiveness analysis of a project that uses mobile technology (mHealth) to support health workers in decision making management, tracking of patients and improving overall quality of antenatal services in 20 health care facilities in the states of Abuja and Nassarawa, Nigeria.  The results of the cost effectiveness analysis show five pathways to mortality reduction for women and children through this antenatal care program.  The results also show that antenatal care programs are a relatively inexpensive way to save lives.

Career Development Center


Students and alumni can make Career Advising Appointments in Heller Career Connect by clicking on "Request An Appointment" in the Career Tools and Advising Shortcut Button.

Linnea Löf, MSF '01, Assistant Dean, Career Development
(Room 100) 781-736-3362; llof@brandeis.edu
Adam Motenko, Associate Director, Career Development
(Room 103) 781-736-3938; amotenko@brandeis.edu
Nancy Pratt, Assistant Director, Career Development
(Room 146)
781-736-3789; npratt@brandeis.edu

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