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2009

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December 17, 2009

Visiting professor Ellen Messer is named a 2009 AAAS Fellow

Anthropologist researches the "right to food."

Heller in the News

December 4, 2009

Job Loss Slows in November, Signaling Some Recovery

Dean Lisa Lynch discusses the latest jobs numbers on PBS' NewsHour.

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December 2, 2009

Heller School researchers focus on a visionary approach to improving eyesight

They assess the clinical and economic benefits of the scleral lens.

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November 23, 2009

Drug industry still has many ties to university researchers

Heller's Darren Zinner talks with American Medical News about his recent study.

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November 20, 2009

Southern Vermont College names Anita Hill to board

"Professor Hill brings a wealth of talent, experience and wisdom," says college president Karen Gross.

Heller News Release

November 17, 2009

Institute on Assets and Social Policy releases Asset Security and Opportunity Index

New report finds that four in ten families can't cover essential household expenses when hit by unemployment.

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November 16, 2009

Doctors urge a focus on geriatrics

Stuart Altman comments in Boston Globe article about need for medical students to learn how to treat senior citizens.

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November 3, 2009

Less industry support for life sciences

Heller's Darren Zinner leads study, survey of academic life science researchers.

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October 22, 2009

Aspen Institute gives Heller MBA high marks for social and environmental stewardship in business education

Program ranked third out of Boston-area MBA programs.

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October 19, 2009

Eric Olson's along came a spider story

Heller biologist discovers vegetarian behavior in jumping spider.

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October 16, 2009

Heller at 50

New England Cable News looks at Heller's people and mission on our 50th anniversary.

Heller News Release

October 15, 2009

In Memoriam: James Sabourin, 1964-2009

James Sabourin, the Heller School's long-time director of international admissions, died October 15, 2009, after a brief battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Jim was 45 years old.

Heller in the News

October 12, 2009

Health plan's effect on costs may be slight

Stuart Altman talks about health care reform costs in the Boston Globe.

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September 19, 2009

Medicare for All? "Crazy," "Socialized" and Unlikely

Stuart Altman comments in New York Times' "Prescriptions" blog.

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September 19, 2009

Heller health care experts hit NPR talk shows

Stuart Altman chats with "Talk of the Nation" and Michael Doonan is a guest on "Here and Now."

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September 4, 2009

Jobless Rate Hits 26-Year High, but Hints of Recovery Remain

Dean Lisa Lynch discusses the latest unemployment figures on PBS' NewsHour.

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September 2, 2009

Heller's Darren Zinner coauthors JAMA study on academic research

Study finds diverse research efforts, some unfunded.

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August 26, 2009

Kennedy's Lasting Devotion to Health Care for All

On NPR, Stuart Altman reflects on Senator Edward Kennedy's legacy.

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August 23, 2009

Drunken driving arrests among women increase as new public health issue emerges

Heller professor emerita Janet Zollinger Giele comments in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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August 19, 2009

Healthcare reform doesn't hinge on public insurance plan

The LA Times quotes Stuart Altman.

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August 8, 2009

Sotomayor and Woodrow Wilson's vision

Sonia Sotomayor's story of hard work and high achievement is an extension of Wilson’s idea of "educational democracy," Anita Hill writes in a Boston Globe op-ed piece.

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August 7, 2009

Job losses will continue

On Fox Business News, Dean Lisa Lynch explains why the unemployment rate will rise.

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July 28, 2009

Study finds lower earners use credit as safety net

The Detroit Free Press quotes Thomas Shapiro.

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July 23, 2009

Waste in federal health systems?

Stuart Altman talks health care reform on PBS' NewsHour.

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July 17, 2009

Airline Trends

Jody Hoffer Gittell joins a FOX Business News panel on the airline industry.

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July 9, 2009

Many Patients Pass Up Life-Saving Cardiac Rehabilitation

Voice of America talks with Don Shepard about his research on the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation.

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July 3, 2009

Raising Children Who Care in Times That Need It

The New York Times quotes Andrew Hahn on philanthropy.

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June 25, 2009

For philanthropy courses, students become the givers

The Boston Globe covers the Sillerman Center's national conference on teaching philanthropy.

Heller News Release

June 25, 2009

Boston Center for Community and Justice names first BCCJ Heller Leadership Scholar

Winner Johnny Charles will begin MBA program in fall 2009.

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June 5, 2009

Unemployment Rate Hits 26-Year High, but Job Cuts Slow

Dean Lisa Lynch explains the latest unemployment numbers on PBS' NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

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June 1, 2009

Heller Alumna Appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs

Ann Hartstein, MMHS '83, will assume her new role on July 1.

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May 14, 2009

Knowing what works and what doesn't

Stuart Altman about his Senate Finance Committee testimony on health care.

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April 29, 2009

Obama and Health Care: Big Hurdles Yet to Come

Stuart Altman grades Obama's healthcare initiatives for NPR.

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April 27, 2009

Students hope to apply water concepts in Third World

Heller students from Maria Green and Eric Olson's Right to Water class visit Milford Water Company to learn about its slow sand filtration system.

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April 27, 2009

Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri to deliver Heller commencement address

Dr. Pachauri is Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi and chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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April 15, 2009

Long-Term Care Gains Attention in Health Reform

Stuart Altman weighs the pros and cons for WBUR.

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April 14, 2009

Everyone's covered

Stuart Altman talks to Dan Rather about the Canadian and US health care systems.

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April 14, 2009

Summer Jobs Return for Poor Kids

In a Youth Today op-ed piece, Andrew Hahn discusses the benefits of summer employment programs for poor youth, and how these programs can be made more effective.

Heller News Release

April 14, 2009

Heller's Ricardo Godoy explores modern times in the Amazon

A Stone-Age culture meets the global-market economy.

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April 10, 2009

Good news from the tax man

Research from Heller's Institute on Assets and Social Policy forms the basis of a Boston Globe editorial.

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April 10, 2009

Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program announces 2009 Fellows

Recipients include two students from Heller's MPP program.

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March 23, 2009

A Cheat Sheet for a Down Economy

In the NonProfit Times Weekly, Heller's Tom McLaughlin tells executives what questions they should be asking.

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March 14, 2009

No Harry and Louise

Stuart Altman revisits health care reform in Newsweek.

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March 9, 2009

February layoffs take a toll

Dean Lisa Lynch talks job losses on Minnesota Public Radio.

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March 8, 2009

Real foundation story was buried

The Sillerman Center's Claudia Jacobs responds to an article in the Boston Globe.

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March 1, 2009

A Lost Boy Finds His Calling

Panther Alier, MA student and one of Sudan's "Lost Boys," is profiled in his employer's magazine.

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February 10, 2009

Frank shares his economic insights

Waltham Daily News Tribune covers Barney Frank's lecture at Heller.

Heller News Release

February 9, 2009

Fixing What's Broken: Regulation, Legislation, and the New Administration

Rep. Barney Frank promotes stimulus package in the inaugural Heller Distinguished Public Policy lecture.

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February 6, 2009

Gloomy Job Numbers Signal New Woes for Economy

Dean Lisa Lynch breaks down the latest unemployment statistics on PBS' NewsHour.

Heller News Release

January 28, 2009

American seniors living longer on less

3 out of 4 senior households lack the economic security needed to sustain them through their lives, according to a new study.

Heller News Release

January 27, 2009

Improving the quality and value of health care

Health Affairs features commentary by Heller's Stuart Altman and Robert Mechanic.

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January 22, 2009

Kennedy's 40-Year Push for Universal Coverage

Stuart Altman gives his perspective on WBUR.

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January 11, 2009

Exciting times, for an economist

The Boston Globe profiles Heller Dean Lisa Lynch.

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January 8, 2009

WBUR and PBS tap Stuart Altman for healthcare and economic analysis

Altman consistently ranked among the top thinkers in healthcare policy.

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