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News Releases


Angela Glover Blackwell: Achieving equity shows economic results

Inaugural Richman Fellow addresses graduate students, leads conversation with local leaders at Heller-sponsored events during her recent visit to Brandeis.


Groundbreaking new website launches, giving public access to measures of child wellbeing and equity throughout the U.S. is the first nationally comprehensive, interactive tool for data and policy analysis on child wellbeing across racial and ethnic groups.


Heller School Team advances to regional finals of fifth annual Hult Prize

Top-tier schools go head-to-head in world’s largest student competition, competing for $1 million in start-up funding to solve President Clinton’s Healthcare Challenge.

Heller in the Media


Sexual harassment in America, then and now

Anita Hill discusses her new film “Anita” about the Senate’s confirmation hearing for Clarence Thomas in 1991 and the importance of confronting sexual harassment.


Anita Hill steps back into the spotlight in documentary

In conjunction with the Boston opening of the documentary "Anita," the Boston Globe features Anita Hill in a front-page story.


Scholars focus on the rights of people with disabilities

Susan L. Parish, director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, oversees the Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program.


Latest issue of Heller Highlights is online

Read about recent research activities of Heller faculty and researchers, including publications, grant awards, and presentations.


Ronny Zinner, trustee, vice-chair of Heller overseers

The Heller community mourns the passing of Rhonda Zinner, who with her husband, Michael, established the Zinner Forum in Heller's Schneider Building.


"With Ronny, it was personal"

Read Dean Lisa Lynch's tribute to Rhonda Zinner, Brandeis trustee and vice-chair of the Heller Board of Overseers.


New online database tracks wellbeing of US children

The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy launches new tool to analyze child wellbeing and equity across racial and ethnic lines.


Anita Hill Is Celebrated in the Documentary "Anita"

The NY Times feature story discusses the new documentary “Anita,” the story of the woman who brought sexual harassment into public awareness.


Brandeis team ready to tackle worldwide challenge

Heller students are members of the team competing in the regional finals for the 2014 Hult Prize.


Nomination period for Heller Awards extended to March 7

Heller students and recent alumni may submit nominations for the Heller Teaching and Mentoring Awards; the entire Heller community may submit nominations for the Heller Staff Service Award.


A Necessary Hero

Brandeis Magazine profiles Van Ta, MA/SID '12, who uses old-fashioned detective work and modern technology to rescue human-trafficking victims sold into prostitution and sweatshop labor, and bring their abusers to justice.


Apprehensive, Many Doctors Shift to Jobs With Salaries

The New York Times quotes Heller Senior Fellow Robert Mechanic, Executive Director of the Health Industry Forum.


Are you Generous U?

Philanthropic student groups vie for $10K in Sillerman Center’s upcoming competition.


Charity Doesn't Always Begin at Home: Student Philanthropy Experience Path to Future Giving

On her latest post for the Huffpost blog, Claudia Jacobs discusses a recent report from the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy.


Inaugural Ruderman Scholars selected

The Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program, co-sponsored by Heller's Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, is an opportunity for Brandeis undergraduates with an interest in disability issues to expand their knowledge and experience in the field.


Study shows disparities in aging across state

Heller's Massachusetts Health Policy Forum collaborated on the report, which was presented at its January 24 meeting.


Health care maven

Heller professor A.K. Nandakumar takes on a newly developed policy position in USAID.


Three reasons to raise the federal minimum wage

Dean Lisa Lynch shares her thoughts on the Fair Minimum Wage Act, proposed legislation that would incrementally raise the federal minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2016.


Weak job growth, unemployment drop signal "unwinding" of labor participation

Dean Lisa Lynch discusses the December 2013 jobs report on PBS' NewsHour.


Unemployment's slow drip: Top economists on the 2013 jobs record

On PBS' Business Desk blog, Dean Lisa Lynch discusses the increasing number of people dropping out of the work force.