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October 20, 2014

Massachusetts Health Policy Forum 2015 Student Forum, January 13-14, 2015

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum would like to invite students to apply for the 2015 Student Forum. This is a two-day student policy forum for advanced graduate students in health policy, health care management, medical school/residencies, and advanced practice nursing from 7 prestigious schools in the region. Please send completed applications to Ashley Brooks at ambrooks@brandeis.edu no later than Friday, November 14, 2014.

Click to view the application.

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, November 4, 2014
12:30 - 1:45 pm

Room G2, Irving Schneider and Family Building

Peter Conrad, Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences: “The Impending Globalization of ADHD”

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
12:30 - 1:45 pm

Room G2, Irving Schneider and Family Building

David Gil, Professor Emeritus of Social Policy: “Social Policy Theory”

  • The hearing for Alexis Mann's dissertation proposal, entitled "The Geography of Middle Class Economic Security: Does Location Matter?," will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm in Heller-Brown room 147.

    Click to view the abstract.

14th Annual Diversity Challenge: Racial or Ethnic Discrimination across the Lifespan

October 24-25, 2014
Sponsored by the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Each year the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) addresses a racial or cultural issue that could benefit from a pragmatic, scholarly, or grassroots focus through its Diversity Challenge conference.  The theme of Diversity Challenge 2014 is Racial or Ethnic Discrimination across the Lifespan.  The two-day conference includes panel discussions, symposia, workshops, structured discussions, poster sessions and individual presentations by invited experts in education, administration, research, mental health, and community activism.

For more information, visit http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/lsoe/isprc/dc.html

In Defense of Women: Strategies for Righting the Wrongs of 2014

Featuring Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU-MA
Monday, October 27, 2014, 4:00 pm
Fay House, Radcliffe Institute, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by Community Works and the Radcliffe Institute.

In light of the continual attacks on women's rights, from the decisions on Hobby Lobby and abortion clinic "buffer zones" to NFL policies in response to domestic violence, Carol Rose's presentation will focus on women's rights across the spectrum of race and class.

Following the presentation, stay for a discussion with Community Works members who are working on these issues in communities locally and around the world. 

About the Speaker: 

Carol Rose is Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts. A lawyer and journalist, Carol has spent her career advocating for human rights and civil liberties both in the United States and abroad, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Japan, Sri Lanka, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Northern Ireland, and Vietnam. Prior to assuming her position at the helm of the ACLU of Massachusetts in January 2003, she worked as an attorney at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, where she specialized in First Amendment and media law, intellectual property, civil rights, and international human rights law. She holds degrees from Stanford University, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School.

Community Guests:

  • Judy Norsigian, Executive Director, Our Bodies Ourselves
  • David Adams, Co-Executive Director, Emerge
  • Kate Bicego, Senior Consumer Education and Enrollment Manager, Health Care for All 

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

Wednesday, October 22, 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.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
12:15 - 1:45 pm

Digital Media for Community Development

G2, Irving Schneider and Family Building

Join Professor Francisco Belda, a Brazilian journalist, professor and researcher, for a short lecture on new challenges and opportunities related to the role of digital media technologies in community development. Through case studies and practical experiences with multimedia content recording, editing, and publishing, the lecture aims to demonstrate possible uses of digital media tools and techniques which can be applied in communication efforts on education, health, agriculture and bio-conservation.

Friday, October 31, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 pm

Ebola In Liberia: How to Manage the Epidemic in the Context of a Weak Health System

Altman Amphitheater (G1), Irving Schneider and Family Building

Talk by Dr. Theo Lippeveld, Adjunct Lecturer, and Professor A.K. Nandakumar, director of the Institute for Global Health and Development. Dr. Lippeveld is a public health physician with more than thirty years of experience in health services planning and implementation in developing countries. Dr. Lippeveled and Dr. Nandakumar will talk about their experience in Liberia as well as the USAID response.

Monday, November 3, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 pm

30th Anniversary Joshua A. Guberman Lecture: Capital Punishment in a Time of Drones and Beheadings: A Global Perspective

Glynn Amphitheater (G4), Irving Schneider and Family Building

William J. Leahy, NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services, presents. American criminal justice is strong on constitutional rights, but often falls short putting those rights into practice. Seen from a global perspective, the American system mixes high ideals with glaring inequalities and inconsistencies. Perhaps the greatest controversy—at home and abroad—surrounds the role of the death penalty in American justice. At a time when American foreign policy has confronted the problem of terrorism, the very definition of “just punishment” has grown more challenging. Co-sponsored by the Legal Studies Program and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. 5:00 pm reception and 5:30 pm lecture. For more information contact Heller Events.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6:00 pm

Lurie Institute for Disability Policy's Annual Distinguished Lecture

Zinner Forum, Irving Schneider and Family Building

Michael Stein, JD, PhD, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, presents "The Future of Disability Rights." Stein, an internationally acclaimed expert on disability law and policy, participated in the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, works with disabled persons' organizations around the world, actively consults with international governments on their disability laws and policies, and advises a number of United Nations bodies. A reception will follow the lecture.

at Brandeis

Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:15 pm

Screening of the film "Resistance" and Q&A with filmmaker Michael Graziano and "Superbug" author Maryn McKenna

Schwartz Auditorium, Brown Social Science Center

In 2013 for the first time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or "superbugs." At least 2 million Americans become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 die each year as a direct result of these infections, according to their 2013 report.  

The film “Resistance,” a 72-minute documentary, is filmmaker Michael Graziano’s exploration of this newly recognized threat to public health.

"Superbug" expert and Schuster Institute Senior Fellow Maryn McKenna, author of the book “Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA,” shares her expertise in the documentary. McKenna and Graziano will follow up the screening event with a period of questions and answers. 

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.  

Presented by the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and cosponsored by the Brandeis Biology Department, Environmental Studies Program, Health: Science, Society and Policy Program, and Research Group on Global Development and Sustainability.

A recent California Berkeley/UCLA study of 1.6 million home transactions found that green labeling improved selling price. Controlling for all other factors such as location, school district, crime rate, time period of sale, views, and amenities, researchers found the 4,321 homes sold with Energy Star, LEED, or GreenPoint Rated labels commanded an average price premium of 9 percent.

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