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Ground Breaking Report Reveals Economic and Social Costs of Hunger in America

Professor Donald Shepard, principal author, says "The increase in food insecurity demonstrates the breadth of suffering associated with this recession."


Retirement Insecurity Dramatically Rises Among Seniors of Color

A new report by Heller's Institute on Assets and Social Policy underscores how more than half of African American and Latino seniors are struggling to make ends meet.


New Global Payment Model Drives Medical Group Investment in Quality Improvement and Referral Management, Says Brandeis University Study

Heller's Robert Mechanic is senior author of the study, published in the September issue of Health Affairs.


New England Journal of Medicine Publishes New Paper on Episode-based Payment for Medical Services

Heller’s Robert Mechanic discusses how episode-based payment can encourage more efficient and integrated health care delivery.


Heller’s MA Health Policy Forum Convenes Single Payer Players from Vermont

Keynote speaker Anya Rader Wallack, PhD '07, and panelists discuss how Vermont plans to achieve universal health care.


Give Big to the Pig! Sillerman Center Selects Prize Winner

The Piglet Project: A new take on student philanthropy, wins the 2011 Sillerman Prize for Innovations in Philanthropy on College Campuses.


Judge Nancy Gertner to Speak at Heller Commencement on May 22

Gertner has served as a United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts since 1994.


Heller announces winners of 2011 Teaching and Mentoring Awards

The Teaching Award winner is Professor Susan Parish; Professor Susan Holcombe wins the Mentoring Award.


Massachusetts Service Alliance honors Heller School, Phyllis Segal

They are among those recognized for "elevating service in the Commonwealth."


Heller to Offer Scholarships to StartingBloc Fellows

Three StartingBloc Social Justice Scholarships will be available to fellows accepted into the MBA or MPP Programs.


AmeriCorps Alums Come out in Force for 2nd Annual Heller School Event

Gathering showcases Heller's National Service Scholarship Program for AmeriCorps alums.

Heller in the Media


US health care struggles, witnessed by an insider

Stuart Altman's new book is "Power, Politics and Universal Health Care."


Anita Hill discusses sexual harassment

At Time magazine event, she says reactions to harassment claims have “evolved."


Teach-in focuses on inequalities in US economy

Professor Thomas Shapiro is a panelist at Northeastern University's "Reclaiming Our Economy" event.


Massachusetts health leaders say they can control costs themselves

Stuart Altman leads the Eastern Massachusetts Healthcare Initiative, which is developing an alternative to Gov. Patrick's proposal.


The inside story of the battle for universal care

Stuart Altman tells WBUR how the history of American health care affects today's debate.


Segal Fellowship holding info session on November 3

Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program fellows encourage applicants.


Cutting SSI would only hurt children

Eliminating benefits to vulnerable children and families is the wrong way to balance the budget, writes Professor Susan Parish in a USA Today opinion piece.


Professor Walter Leutz delivers keynote address on needs of Cape seniors

His talk, delivered to the Power in Aging Collaborative, focused on treatment and long-term care issues for individuals with dementia.


Obama and Romney health plans: Both borrowed from Richard Nixon

Stuart Altman describes the origins of the two plans in an opinion piece for CNN.


Heller School MBA in nonprofit management rated highly by Aspen Institute

The program received the number two ranking in the Boston area in the "Beyond Grey Pinstripes" rating.


Pine Manor College Chooses Heller Alum as Its Next President

Alane Shanks, MMHS '87, was inaugurated on October 14.


Heller Alum Inaugurated as President of Regis College

Antoinette Hays, Ph.D. '90, was formally installed on October 5, 2011. Professor Stuart Altman marched in the academic procession as the delegate from Brandeis, and Dean Lisa Lynch received an honorary degree and delivered a salutation address from the academic community.


Anita Hill's book on gender, race and home creating a stir

Heller professor Hill relates today's economic devastation to old prejudices.


Making It In The U.S.: More Than Just Hard Work

Thomas Shapiro discusses the racial wealth gap on NPR's Morning Edition.


Awaiting Obama's Speech About Jobs

The New York Times publishes a letter to the editor from Heller Professor Emeritus David Gil.


Janet Poppendieck, PhD '79, winner of 1st annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Award

The award recognizes visionaries and leaders in business, government and education responsible for creating a safer, healthier and more sustainable food world.


Dean Lisa Lynch Elected President of LERA

She will assume the presidency of the Labor and Employment Relations Association in 2013.


Butterfly can't leaf it alone, so biologist Olson lends it a hand

In a protected area behind Farber Library, Heller senior lecturer Eric Olson works to restore a beautiful insect and a more-natural order.


Brandeis Magazine profiles Heller experts

Adjunct associate professor Ellen Messer and Neal Bermas, PhD '81, are featured in the Summer 2011 issue.


Latest Jobs News Promising, But Markets Ask: What Will Revive Economy?

Dean Lisa Lynch comments on the July jobs report on PBS NewsHour.


US wealth gap reflects racism's legacy

Heller's Thomas Shapiro talks with the Rachel Maddow Show about a new report showing a wider than ever wealth gap between whites and people of color.


Hipsters to a T

Boston Magazine profiles MBA/MA-SID student Ross Lohr on his nonprofit organization, Project Repat.


Regis College and Heller sign cross-registration agreement

The arrangement allows graduate students at either institution to take courses at the other school.


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts president is honored

Mary K. Grant, PhD '00, receives the Massachusetts National Network of Women’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


Heller's Donald Shepard is guest editor of newest Dengue Bulletin

The latest volume, released by the World Health Organization, contains seven original studies co-authored by Heller researchers.


What I brought back from the Peace Corps

The Boston Globe profiles Heller alums Adam Rosenberg, MA-COEX/SID '11, and Marcela (Guachamin) Trask, MA-SID '11, in its feature on returned Peace Corps volunteers.


'Utterly Disappointing' May Jobs Report: Why Aren't Businesses Hiring?

Dean Lisa Lynch comments on the report on PBS NewsHour.


Brenda Anderson wins Teaching Award from Brandeis International Business School

Ms. Anderson, director of the Heller MBA Program, is also a senior lecturer at the International Business School.


Brandeis-India Initiative selects inaugural fellows

MA/SID student Sarah Janes will conduct her second-year practicum in Assam, a rural state in northeast India bordering Bhutan and Bangladesh.


Prince Charles visits Washington, DC urban farm run by Heller alum

Pertula George, MA/SID '08, is Executive Director of Common Good City Farm, which received a visit from the prince on May 3.


Heller alum chosen to lead Regis College

Antoinette M. Hays, Ph.D. '90, the dean of Regis's school of nursing, will become president of the Weston, MA college effective July 1.


When painkillers kill 2 people every hour, it's time to act

A USA Today editorial cites research by Heller's Peter Kreiner and his colleagues at the Prescription Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis.


Romneycare still a bone of contention

Stuart Altman offers his comments to the Boston Herald on the fifth anniversary of Massachusetts health care reform.


Jump in energy, food prices pressuring recovery

Dean Lisa Lynch discusses economic challenges at a Boston Globe/University of Massachusetts forum.


Listening to Brain Injury Survivors

Laura Lorenz, PhD '08, provides commentary in the Spring 2011 issue of Brandeis Magazine.


‘RomneyCare’ Facts and Falsehoods

Michael Doonan talks to about Massachusetts' health care law.


Obama aide coaches citizenship at Brandeis

The Waltham Daily News Tribune reports on the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Lecture, delivered by Melody Barnes.


Pay may be hot issue, but other factors push harder on health costs

Executive pay is not the major force driving up health care costs, Stuart Altman tells the Boston Globe.


Michael Doonan speaks on US health care system on C-SPAN

He offers an analysis of the successes and struggles of the statewide coverage program.


Shortage of grocers plagues Massachusetts cities

MBA student Heather McMann, executive director of Groundwork Lawrence, talks to the Boston Globe about the difficulties facing residents of the Merrimack Valley.


February Jobs Report Shows Optimism

Dean Lisa Lynch comments on NPR's "All Things Considered."


Good News on Many Economic Fronts; Oil, Housing Still Threaten Recovery

Dean Lisa Lynch analyzes job gains on PBS NewsHour.


Brandeis, Peace Corps to celebrate 50 years of growing together

The Heller School will mark the anniversary with a March 7 event featuring faculty, students and alumni who are returned volunteers.


"The toughest job I ever loved"

Adam Rosenberg, MA '11, writes about his experience in the Peace Corps.


Global Brandeis Profile: Irene Cocovi-Mensah

The MA/SID student from the Republic of Benin is profiled on a Brandeis blog.


Brandeis project examines State Street's water use

Jenn Taylor, Heller MBA student, leads a team that finds a lack of clean, fresh water poses risks to companies in cities around the world.


A New Campaign Calls For Healthier Neighborhoods

NPR interviews Heller MBA student Heather McMann about her work with a nonprofit which works to increase access to healthy food stores in low-income areas.


Montreal native shoots it like it is in Cairo

Heller alum Victoria Hazou, MA '04, is now a photojournalist.


Unemployment Tumbles Amid Slow Jobs Growth

Dean Lisa Lynch comments on the latest employment reports on NPR.


Brandeis study shows economic impact of dengue virus in Americas

Researcher Donald Shepard hopes the study will spur investment in control strategies.


Google Finds It Hard to Reinvent Philanthropy

Professor Laurence Simon comments in a New York Times article.


Private-Payer Innovation In Massachusetts: The ‘Alternative Quality Contract’

Robert Mechanic and colleagues evaluate a new healthcare payment model.