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December 2, 2014

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, 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”

​​Emeritus Professor of Social Policy David Gil will provide a historical context for the evolution of social policy in the United States and the various approaches to social policy at Heller since its founding as the Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare 55 years ago. He will also provide a universally valid, conceptual model of social policy.

  • The defense hearing of Cynthia Tschampl's dissertation, entitled "Triple Jeopardy:  Analyses where care coordination, migration, and tuberculosis intersect," will take place on Friday, December 5 at 3:00 pm in Heller-Brown Room 147.

    The abstract is attached.

  • The hearing of Ilhom Akobirshoev's dissertation proposal, entitled "Does parents' lack of health coverage affect their insured children's health outcomes and health seeking behavior?" will be held on Monday, December 8 at 9:30 am in Heller-Brown Room 147.

    The abstract is attached.

  • The proposal hearing of Blake Dohrm's dissertation entitled "The Community College Experience for Formerly Disconnected Youth" will take place on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 am in room 147 in the Heller School.

    The abstract is attached.

Film Screening: "Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness"

Sponsored by Women for Women International
Tuesday, December 2, 7:00-9:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Cinema, Brookline, MA

In "Beyond Right and Wrong," a woman who survived the death of her five children wonders if she can forgive the man who killed them. A victim's daughter (from Ireland) strikes up an unusual friendship with the bomber who killed her father. And two men, one Palestinian and one Israeli-- form a bond after tragedies claim their daughters. These survivors of conflicts in Rwanda, Northern Ireland as well as Israel and Palestine share their stories of loss and recovery in their own words. The film was shown in front of the UN General Assembly to introduce a UN resolution to strengthen the role of mediation.

A non-profit organization which has been working for over 20 years in conflicted and war-torn countries, Women for Women International (WfWI) has helped thousands of women through a year-long program, providing emotional and financial support, market-based job training, and rights awareness. Women who have been trained in the WfWI program have greatly improved their lives and in turn have been agents of change for their families, other women and their communities.

After the film, there will be a panel discussion. To learn more or sign up to attend, go to the WfWI Boston Facebook page or email wfwiboston@gmail.com.

HellerSAVE has spotted numerous Winter Moths coming to campus lights at night and occasionally fluttering about in Heller classrooms. Caterpillars of this European moth harm native trees each spring, when they tunnel through still unopened buds. They are one example of the invasive organism problem that has accompanied globalization; others include the Asian Woolly Adelgid that harms our hemlock trees. Fortunately, UMass researchers are confident Winter Moth can be controlled without pesticides.

at Heller

Thursday, December 4, 2014
10:15 - 10:45 am

Community Coffee with the Dean

Zinner Forum, Irving Schneider and Family Building

Join Interim Dean Marty W. Krauss for the last Coffee with the Dean of the semester on December 4th. 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, December 4, 2014
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Film Screening and Discussion: "Fruitvale Station"

G2, Irving Schneider and Family Building

In light of the recent events surrounding the death of African-American Michael Brown, the Anti-Oppression Working Group, the Heller Criminal Justice Alliance and the Students of Color at the Heller School will be holding a screening of "Fruitvale Station," including a discussion regarding the oppression of communities of color and the U.S legal system's role in addressing extreme police force.
Based on a true story, "Fruitvale Station" follows the life of 22-year-old Oscar Grant in his final 24 hours, before being fatally shot by police on New Year's Day. In an attempt to build a fresh start in the coming year, Oscar looks to make the last day of 2008 count in his interactions with friends, family and strangers. As Oscar's day progresses, he realizes this anticipated change will be a challenging endeavor, especially as he ends his day with an encounter at the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit Station.
Join us for a viewing of the movie and conversation following this powerful film! Pizza will be provided.

Monday, December 8, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

COEX Capstone

Glynn Amphitheater (G4), Irving Schneider and Family Building

The COEX Program invites the Heller community to its annual Capstone event on Monday, December 8.  This year, over 20 students will be returning to Heller to share their experiences from the field.  They will illustrate such topics as how identity, gender and sexuality can play out in conflict prevention, or how corporate social responsibility can transform the role of the private sector in peacebuilding.

In addition, this year the COEX Program will mark the 10th anniversary of its founding with a special alumni panel.  Isabella Jean, MA-COEX'06, will moderate a panel with COEX alumni Clementine Lue Clark, MA-COEX'07, and Ethan Shechter, MA-COEX'08, who will discuss emerging career trends in the field with our students and guests.

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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