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April 13, 2015

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, April 21, 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”

NOTE: The date has been changed from April 14 to April 21. 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.

  • The proposal hearing of Yara Halasa's dissertation, entitled "RIte Smiles:  Right Choice? Addressing Oral Health Inequality in Rhode Island Policy Formulation, Implementation and Impact," will be held on Wednesday, April 15 at 12:30 pm in Heller-Brown room 147.

    The abstract is attached.

  • The hearing of Sara Chaganti's dissertation proposal, entitled "Ready for Work: Preparing Low-Income Adults for Employment through Job Readiness Training," will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 3:30 pm in Pearlman Hall room 201.

    The abstract is attached.

HellerSAVE gives thanks to the ethos of Brandeis that encourages dissent and vigorous debate. We are dismayed at the news from Boston College, where students trying to bring the national fossil fuel divestment debate to campus were refused the right to organize - and then disciplined!

Career Development Center

CAREER ADVISING APPOINTMENTS

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 108)
781-736-3789; npratt@brandeis.edu

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Tuesday, April 14, 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. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:15 - 1:45 pm

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Future: Vision, Technology, Policy, Action

G3, Irving Schneider and Family Building

HellerSAVE presents a talk by Sajed Kamal on the future of renewable energy and sustainable futures worldwide.

Adjunct lecturer Sajed Kamal, EdD, author of The Renewable Revolution: How We Can Fight Climate Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalize the Economy and Transition to a Sustainable Future (Earthscan 2011), is an international leader and pioneer in renewable energy who has been recognized with climate, energy and community awards and continues to advocate and educate about the power of renewable energy. His forthcoming books include The Sustainability Prescription: The Seven Evolutionary Conditions for Survival, Prosperity and Peace.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:00 pm

Inequality, Social Class and Self

Luria 1-3, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Colloquium by Hazel Rose Markus, PhD, Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University.

The U.S. is increasingly marked by inequality and divided along social class lines. The divide is evident in what we eat for dinner, how we parent, how we vote, and how long we live.  In this talk, Dr. Markus integrates many of the powerful and previously unexamined  psychological consequences of social class, suggesting that societal rank has its influence on behavior through one's experience of self.

Sponsored by the Department of Psychology. Co-Sponsored by Martin Weiner Lecture Series, Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions, NIGMS Brain, Body & Behavior Training Grant and NIA Cognitive Aging in Social Context Training Grant.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
12:30 - 1:30 pm

LTS Brown-Bag Lunch Roundtable Discussion: "Librarianship as a Career Path: Not Just by the 'Books' Anymore"

Geller Conference Room, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Please join John Unsworth, Vice Provost, University Librarian and Chief Information Officer, and additional LTS staff members to learn more about Library and Information Sciences master's programs and related professional degrees for Library and Information Management.

Please RSVP via Google form. If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Hage x64711 or lhage@brandeis.edu

Thursday, April 23, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm

LTS Brown-Bag Lunch Roundtable Discussion: "What Library and Technology Services Do You Need to be Successful? #GraduateStudents"

Geller Conference Room, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Please join John Unsworth, Vice Provost, University Librarian and Chief Information Officer, and additional LTS staff members to provide feedback on the specific LTS needs of graduate students at Brandeis and to learn more about available services.

Please RSVP via Google form. If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Hage x64711 or lhage@brandeis.edu.

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