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Visiting professor Ellen Messer is named a 2009 AAAS Fellow

Anthropologist researches the "right to food."


Heller School researchers focus on a visionary approach to improving eyesight

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


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.


Less industry support for life sciences

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


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

Program ranked third out of Boston-area MBA programs.


Eric Olson's along came a spider story

Heller biologist discovers vegetarian behavior in jumping spider.


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 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."


Heller's Darren Zinner coauthors JAMA study on academic research

Study finds diverse research efforts, some unfunded.


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

Winner Johnny Charles will begin MBA program in fall 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.


Heller's Ricardo Godoy explores modern times in the Amazon

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


Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program announces 2009 Fellows

Recipients include two students from Heller's MPP program.


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

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


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.


Improving the quality and value of health care

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


WBUR and PBS tap Stuart Altman for healthcare and economic analysis

Altman consistently ranked among the top thinkers in healthcare policy.

Heller in the Media


Job Loss Slows in November, Signaling Some Recovery

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


Drug industry still has many ties to university researchers

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


Southern Vermont College names Anita Hill to board

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


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.


Heller at 50

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


Health plan's effect on costs may be slight

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


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

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


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

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


Kennedy's Lasting Devotion to Health Care for All

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


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

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


Healthcare reform doesn't hinge on public insurance plan

The LA Times quotes Stuart Altman.


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.


Job losses will continue

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


Study finds lower earners use credit as safety net

The Detroit Free Press quotes Thomas Shapiro.


Waste in federal health systems?

Stuart Altman talks health care reform on PBS' NewsHour.


Airline Trends

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


Many Patients Pass Up Life-Saving Cardiac Rehabilitation

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


Raising Children Who Care in Times That Need It

The New York Times quotes Andrew Hahn on philanthropy.


For philanthropy courses, students become the givers

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


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

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


Heller Alumna Appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs

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


Knowing what works and what doesn't

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


Obama and Health Care: Big Hurdles Yet to Come

Stuart Altman grades Obama's healthcare initiatives for NPR.


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.


Long-Term Care Gains Attention in Health Reform

Stuart Altman weighs the pros and cons for WBUR.


Everyone's covered

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


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.


Good news from the tax man

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


A Cheat Sheet for a Down Economy

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


No Harry and Louise

Stuart Altman revisits health care reform in Newsweek.


February layoffs take a toll

Dean Lisa Lynch talks job losses on Minnesota Public Radio.


Real foundation story was buried

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


A Lost Boy Finds His Calling

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


Frank shares his economic insights

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


Gloomy Job Numbers Signal New Woes for Economy

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


Kennedy's 40-Year Push for Universal Coverage

Stuart Altman gives his perspective on WBUR.


Exciting times, for an economist

The Boston Globe profiles Heller Dean Lisa Lynch.