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September 29, 2014

Heller Annual Fund Awards

The Heller Annual Fund is fully supported by Heller alumni and friends, and earmarked exclusively for student support.  All recipients will be reimbursed after submitting receipts and a letter of appreciation, which will be shared with Heller alumni.  Questions about the application process can be sent to hellerfa@brandeis.edu. To apply for the awards below, review the Annual Fund Guidelines, and submit your application to hellerfa@brandeis.edu. For fall awards, receipts and thank you letters are due no later than November 28, 2014.

Conference Grants

Master's students in residence at Heller and PhD candidates may apply for a grant (up to $300 for attending a conference and up to $700 for presenting original work) to assist with paying expenses related to attending a professional conference relevant to their areas of professional and scholarly interest and which could provide valuable career networking opportunities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the semester’s funds are depleted.

Attention Post-Proposal Doctoral Students: Dissertation Grant Deadline is Friday, October 3, 5:00 pm

Post-proposal doctoral students may apply for one-time dissertation grants for assistance with specific dissertation-related expenses such as transcriptions, travel related to interviews, software purchases, etc. (but not for living expenses). Your dissertation chair will also need to submit a brief statement supporting your timeline and ability to complete your dissertation within that timeline.

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, October 7, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:45 am

Glynn Amphitheater (G4), Irving Schneider and Family Building

Lisa M. Lynch, Dean and Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy: “Labor Economics Research in Monetary Policy Making”

Questions:  a) Was Hurricane Katrina caused by climate change? b) How about Sandy the megastorm?  The answers are a) no evidence (note that the region has a history of severe hurricanes) and b) sea level in the New York area is a wee bit higher due to warming, so that was a factor, but not a major one. These examples concern the challenging science of attribution, and this article gives a brief look at the status of this science. A key finding? Recent severe heat waves in Australia cannot be accounted for with natural forces. Those were our doing.

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

at Heller

Monday, September 29, 2014
5:45 - 7:00 pm

Segal Seminar in Citizen Leadership Presents Speakers from the Field!

G3, Irving Schneider and Family Building

The Eli J. Segal Seminar on Citizen Leadership will host a special guest this Monday and the entire Heller and Brandeis community are welcome to join!

The Segal Seminar presents "The Case of Citizen Leadership and the Marriage Equality Movement," featuring Dr. Valerie Fein-Zachary, Radiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Instructor, Harvard Medical School; Board Member, MassEquality; and Co-Founder, Freedom to Marry Coalition.

Dr. Fein-Zachary will present from 6:00-7:00pm in Schneider G3 (pizza will be served starting at 5:45pm). See the attached flyer for more information!

Contact Lanni Isenberg to RSVP, lanni@brandeis.edu.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 pm

Rehearsing Change: Finding, Telling and Transforming the Development Story

G2, Irving Schneider and Family Building

This presentation asks participants to rethink Development as a story. Using the Amazon Rainforest as a reference point, the presentation asks participants to reconsider how international education affects community development and what we might do to inspire change. We present the overarching conflict as a clash between local and global realities, highlighting it through resulting sub-conflicts, such as massive ecological contamination, accelerating deforestation, struggling traditional economies and violent community.

Facilitator Daniel Bryan, an educator, activist and artist, specializes in the use of participatory theater as a means of education, empowerment and development. Originally from the United States, he has lived most of the last 15 years in Ecuador, where he has worked with indigenous and marginalized communities. As Executive Director of the Pachaysana Institute, he is developing research on Fair Trade Learning and how international education programing can simultaneously serve local education programming.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
10:15 - 10:45 am

Community Coffee with the Dean

Zinner Forum, Irving Schneider and Family Building

Join Dean Lynch 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, October 2, 2014
1:00 - 1:45 pm

Segal MPP Special Information Session

G3, Irving Schneider and Family Building

The Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program is a fellowship opportunity for first-year MPP students to join a community of change agents who support each other for their lifetimes of turning ideas into action. This community is dedicated to Citizen Leadership in all ways and means throughout life. We support each other's development and have ample opportunities for Segal Fellows to contribute to the growth of the program while building their own Citizen Leadership core competencies. We place Segal Fellows in an 8-week summer internship experiential learning opportunity within their topic of interest and provide a $5,000 living stipend. The ideal candidate is someone who is dedicated to improving society and themselves in an area of interest that will work to repair the tears in our social fabric.

This year, we will make some changes to the application process for MPP students. Any students who are interested in learning more about the Segal Program or the application process are urged to attend this important session.

Please RSVP on Heller Career Connect. Alternatively, send additional questions or RSVPs to Acting Director Tam Emerson, temerson@brandeis.edu

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