2011

US health care struggles, witnessed by an insider

Heller in the News
December 05, 2011

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

Teach-in focuses on inequalities in US economy

Heller in the News
November 14, 2011

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

Anita Hill discusses sexual harassment

Heller in the News
November 14, 2011

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

Massachusetts health leaders say they can control costs themselves

Heller in the News
November 04, 2011

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

Heller in the News
November 03, 2011

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

Segal Fellowship holding info session on November 3

Heller in the News
October 31, 2011

Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program fellows encourage applicants.

Cutting SSI would only hurt children

Heller in the News
October 27, 2011

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.

Obama and Romney health plans: Both borrowed from Richard Nixon

Heller in the News
October 25, 2011

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

Professor Walter Leutz delivers keynote address on needs of Cape seniors

Heller in the News
October 25, 2011

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

Heller School MBA in nonprofit management rated highly by Aspen Institute

Heller in the News
October 18, 2011

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

Heller in the News
October 06, 2011

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

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

Heller News Release
October 05, 2011

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

Heller Alum Inaugurated as President of Regis College

Heller in the News
October 05, 2011

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 in the News
September 30, 2011

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

Retirement Insecurity Dramatically Rises Among Seniors of Color

Heller News Release
September 26, 2011

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.

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

Heller in the News
September 15, 2011

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

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

Heller News Release
September 08, 2011

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

Awaiting Obama's Speech About Jobs

Heller in the News
September 06, 2011

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

Heller in the News
September 02, 2011

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

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

Heller News Release
August 24, 2011

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

Dean Lisa Lynch Elected President of LERA

Heller in the News
August 24, 2011

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

Heller in the News
August 15, 2011

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

Heller in the News
August 10, 2011

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?

Heller in the News
August 05, 2011

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

US wealth gap reflects racism's legacy

Heller in the News
July 26, 2011

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

Heller in the News
July 22, 2011

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

Regis College and Heller sign cross-registration agreement

Heller in the News
July 06, 2011

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

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

Heller News Release
June 23, 2011

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

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts president is honored

Heller in the News
June 17, 2011

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

Heller in the News
June 15, 2011

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

Heller in the News
June 12, 2011

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?

Heller in the News
June 03, 2011

Dean Lisa Lynch comments on the report on PBS NewsHour.

Brenda Anderson wins Teaching Award from Brandeis International Business School

Heller in the News
May 22, 2011

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

Brandeis-India Initiative selects inaugural fellows

Heller in the News
May 09, 2011

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

Give Big to the Pig! Sillerman Center Selects Prize Winner

Heller News Release
May 04, 2011

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

Heller alum chosen to lead Regis College

Heller in the News
May 04, 2011

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.

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

Heller in the News
May 04, 2011

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

Judge Nancy Gertner to Speak at Heller Commencement on May 22

Heller News Release
April 28, 2011

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

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

Heller in the News
April 25, 2011

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

Heller announces winners of 2011 Teaching and Mentoring Awards

Heller News Release
April 14, 2011

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

Romneycare still a bone of contention

Heller in the News
April 11, 2011

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

Heller in the News
March 29, 2011

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

Listening to Brain Injury Survivors

Heller in the News
March 28, 2011

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

Obama aide coaches citizenship at Brandeis

Heller in the News
March 25, 2011

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

‘RomneyCare' Facts and Falsehoods

Heller in the News
March 25, 2011

Michael Doonan talks to FactCheck.org about Massachusetts' health care law.

Massachusetts Service Alliance honors Heller School, Phyllis Segal

Heller News Release
March 23, 2011

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

Heller to Offer Scholarships to StartingBloc Fellows

Heller News Release
March 18, 2011

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

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

Heller in the News
March 13, 2011

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

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

Heller in the News
March 13, 2011

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

Shortage of grocers plagues Massachusetts cities

Heller in the News
March 07, 2011

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

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

Heller in the News
March 04, 2011

Dean Lisa Lynch analyzes job gains on PBS NewsHour.

February Jobs Report Shows Optimism

Heller in the News
March 04, 2011

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

Brandeis, Peace Corps to celebrate 50 years of growing together

Heller in the News
March 03, 2011

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"

Heller in the News
March 01, 2011

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

Global Brandeis Profile: Irene Cocovi-Mensah

Heller in the News
February 28, 2011

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

Montreal native shoots it like it is in Cairo

Heller in the News
February 07, 2011

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

A New Campaign Calls For Healthier Neighborhoods

Heller in the News
February 07, 2011

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.

Brandeis project examines State Street's water use

Heller in the News
February 07, 2011

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.

Unemployment Tumbles Amid Slow Jobs Growth

Heller in the News
February 04, 2011

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

Brandeis study shows economic impact of dengue virus in Americas

Heller in the News
February 03, 2011

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

Google Finds It Hard to Reinvent Philanthropy

Heller in the News
January 29, 2011

Professor Laurence Simon comments in a New York Times article.

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

Heller News Release
January 11, 2011

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

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

Heller in the News
January 06, 2011

Robert Mechanic and colleagues evaluate a new healthcare payment model.