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December 23, 2013

So you've survived cancer, now what?

Samantha Watson ’01, MBA ’06, helps young adult survivors tackle life after disease.

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December 17, 2013

Allyala K. Nandakumar appointed to U.S. Agency for International Development

Professor Nandakumar, Director of Heller's Institute for Global Health and Development, will continue to teach courses at Heller.

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December 16, 2013

Brandeis institute to use $2.9m grant to launch website featuring child wellbeing data

Heller's Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy will inaugurate diversitydatakids.org in January.

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December 4, 2013

MBA grads find way to serve and thrive

The Boston Globe spotlights Heller social entrepreneurs.

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November 21, 2013

The Great Healthcare.gov Mistake: Having An ‘Older Accountant’ Create It

Michael Doonan writes for CommonHealth, WBUR's health blog.

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November 8, 2013

Heller PhD student takes 3rd prize in APPAM's capstone competition

Graham Wright was recognized by the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management for "Cliff Effects in Massachusetts Subsidized Child Care."

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November 5, 2013

Forum highlights Heller’s focus on achieving diversity, equity

President Lawrence and Heller professors Anita Hill and Ted Johnson are among the speakers at "The State of Diversity" event.

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October 10, 2013

The generation that eradicates poverty

Philosopher Thomas Pogge urges Heller students not to give up on human rights.

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September 27, 2013

Compassion, Action and Sleeping Well

On the HuffPost blog, Claudia Jacobs writes about the brain's response to giving.

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September 24, 2013

Heller MBA scores high on Global Green Survey

The program is ranked 4th in the nation and 12th internationally in Corporate Knights' sustainability ratings.

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September 20, 2013

Relational Coordination Research Collaborative awards RC Certification to health professionals from Ontario consulting group

Nancy Whitelaw, RN, and Kenneth Milne, MD, of Salus Global Consulting received the certification.

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September 6, 2013

Employment Report Shows More Jobs, Questionable Quality, Smaller Labor Force

Lisa Lynch discusses August's employment trends in an interview with Paul Solman '66, PBS NewsHour's economics correspondent.

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August 29, 2013

Uncircling the Wagons: Philanthropists Who Didn't Cause Our Social Problems

Claudia Jacobs writes about the benefits of giving circles in her latest blog post on the Huffington Post.

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August 27, 2013

Fifty years after March on Washington, economic gap between blacks, whites persists

The Washington Post quotes Thomas Shapiro on his research on the racial wealth gap.

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August 21, 2013

How Candles Are Making New Opportunities for Women in Haiti

Siiri Morley, MBA '10, was featured in PBS NewsHour's Agents of Change Series for her work as executive director of Prosperity Catalyst, a nonprofit that trains women in business, and with its sister organization, Prosperity Candle.

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August 15, 2013

Hanley Center, Brandeis partner for physician training

The partnership, offering training by Heller faculty, aims to build a statewide network of physician leaders in Maine.

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August 14, 2013

Partners Hospitals, Doctors Top Health-Payment List

Stuart Altman, chair of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, is quoted in a Boston Globe article about health care expenditures.

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July 29, 2013

Foundations Should Take a Look at the Largest Poverty Minority: Think Inclusively, Act Inclusively

The needs of people with disabilities often go unaddressed by funders, writes Claudia Jacobs in her latest post on the Huffpost blog.

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July 22, 2013

Heller School’s Center for Youth and Communities Receives $2.5 Million Grant from the Walmart Foundation for 2013 Summer Youth Employability Initiative

The grant will directly support summer programs that employ, educate, and support young people.

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July 2, 2013

Love in the Time of Autism

Susan Parish is quoted in a Psychology Today article on how raising an autistic child can affect a marriage.

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June 27, 2013

Confronting Diversity: Can Foundations Face Their Own Equity Contradiction?

Foundations need diversity in their makeup and their thinking, Claudia Jacobs writes on her HuffPost blog.

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June 25, 2013

Federal Commission on Long-Term Care Hires G. Lawrence Atkins, Ph.D. '85, as Staff Director

The fifteen member commission, created by the fiscal cliff law, is tasked with advising Congress on long-term care reform.

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June 25, 2013

Ask the Experts: How Can We Improve Financial Literacy in the U.S.?

Professor Lawrence Bailis gives his perspective to CardHub, a credit card resource on the Web.

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June 10, 2013

Heller School to Offer MBA in Public Management

A shift in student demand leads to the creation of a new concentration.

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May 30, 2013

Why Philanthropy Should Steam Ahead and Support the Creative Economy

The Sillerman Center's Claudia Jacobs argues for funding for the arts in her latest blog post for the Huffington Post.

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May 20, 2013

Heller School Grads Celebrate Diversity, Altruism

Gregorian asks new alumni to consider their contributions to future generations

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May 10, 2013

Audrey Shelto, M.M.H.S. '82, Selected as President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Shelto is a seasoned healthcare leader with 30 years of experience.

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May 7, 2013

Peace Corps Veterans Beating a Path to Heller School's Door

Just two years after beginning the Coverdell program, Brandeis ranks 5th in the US.

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May 3, 2013

April Hiring Increase Shows Signs of Economic Healing Despite Spending Cuts

On PBS's NewsHour, Dean Lisa Lynch comments on the latest employment reports.

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April 30, 2013

Sillerman Center Announces Winner of 2013 Generous U Competition

Kansas State University is awarded $5,000 for its student philanthropy program, K-State Proud.

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April 29, 2013

Five Heller Students Awarded Prestigious Federal Fellowships

The students have been awarded the Presidential Management Fellowship, the Fulbright Fellowship, and the Boren Fellowship.

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April 28, 2013

Wealth Gap among Races Widened Since Recession

The New York Times quotes Professor Tom Shapiro of Heller's Institute on Assets and Social Policy.

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April 12, 2013

Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to be Heller Commencement Speaker

Dr. Gregorian will also receive an honorary degree from Brandeis; see the BrandeisNOW story for his biography.

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April 11, 2013

Dean Lynch Presents Heller School Teaching, Mentoring, Staff Awards

Carole Carlson, Tatjana Meschede, and Norma DeMattos are honored.

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April 5, 2013

Is New Technology Chipping Away at Scope of the American Workforce?

Lisa Lynch comments on the March employment reports on PBS's NewsHour.

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April 1, 2013

Is There a Role for Philanthropy in a Socialist State?

In her latest blog for the Huffington Post, Claudia Jacobs reports on her recent trip to Cuba.

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March 25, 2013

President Obama Spotlights Heller Alum at Naturalization Ceremony

Pertula George-Redd, MA-SID '08, was one of 28 new citizens honored at the White House.

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March 22, 2013

In Bangladesh and India, Professor Laurence Simon Gives Lectures on Paulo Freire

Simon, director of Heller's Graduate Programs in Sustainable International Development and Health, spoke in Dhaka and New Delhi about Freire, a social theorist who has had profound influence in the regions.

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March 5, 2013

Lisa M. Lynch Reappointed Dean of Heller School

A renowned scholar on employment issues, Lynch led the creation of Heller's strategic plan.

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March 5, 2013

A Supportive Community for Transgender Youth

Heller student Nick Teich talks to Katie Couric about the summer camp he founded for transgender youth.

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March 3, 2013

Generous U Competition is Growing Exponentially

Heller's Sillerman Center aims to increase social justice philanthropy.

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March 2, 2013

For Ryan Dempster, a cause he takes to heart

Heller's Lisa Jennings, Project Manager at the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy, involves herself in Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster's charitable foundation.

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March 2, 2013

Nomination Period for Heller Awards Extended

The deadline for nominations for the Heller Teaching, Mentoring, and Staff Service Awards has been extended to March 8, 2013.

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February 27, 2013

Heller Study Finds Public and Institutional Policies Widen Racial Wealth Gap

The same gain in income produces far greater wealth for whites than blacks, an Institute on Assets and Social Policy report says.

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February 10, 2013

We Need to Create Jobs, Period

What both young and older workers need is sensible policy that promotes job creation, Dean Lisa Lynch writes in the New York Times' Room for Debate.

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January 28, 2013

Heller School Team Advances to Regional Finals of 4th Annual Hult Prize in Response to President Bill Clinton’s Food Poverty Challenge

Global top-tier schools will go head-to-head in the world’s largest student competition in a quest for social good and $1 million in start-up funding.

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January 25, 2013

Brandeis to Host First Anita Hill Annual Lecture on Gender Justice

Juhu Thukral, the Director of Law and Advocacy at the Opportunity Agenda, will deliver the inaugural lecture on January 30, 2013.

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January 11, 2013

Charity Begins at Home?

In her latest blog entry for the Huffpost, the Sillerman Center's Claudia Jacobs discusses the benefits of teaching college students about philanthropy.

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January 10, 2013

Heller Executive Education Program Wins Rave Reviews from Surgeons Group

A new Advanced Leadership Program for surgeons fills an emerging need, Thoracic Surgery News reports.

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January 2, 2013

California girl on mission Piyali

The Telegraph (India) profiles Kristine Pedersen, MA-SID '11, director of a school for girls.

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