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2009-01-29 08:21:52

Older Americans have experienced huge, negative financial shifts that now make it more difficult to enter retirement with sustainable economic security, a new study finds. Seventy-eight percent of all senior households are financially vulnerable when it comes to their ability to meet essential expenses and cover projected costs over their lifetimes. This is according to the Senior Economic Security Index (SESI), a new research project developed by The Institute on Assets and Social Policy at...

2009-01-28 12:13:14

Financially-strapped Brandeis University in Massachusetts has announced plans to shutter its Rose Art Museum this summer and sell off about 6,000 objects. The Boston Globe said the university's board of trustees Sunday voted unanimously to close the 48-year-old museum due to a financial crisis brought on by endowment losses and a drop in fund-raising. The collection the university plans to sell is estimated to be worth about $350 million and includes works by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and...

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2009-01-01 09:10:28

Everybody is familiar with the stereotypes of medical education from the student perspective: grueling hours, little recognition, and even less glory. Now a novel Brandeis study published in Academic Medicine this month pulls back the curtain on the dominant environment of academic medicine from the perspective of faculty, the providers of medical education in medical schools. The study raises questions about how the prevailing culture of academic medicine shapes the delivery of...

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2008-11-27 09:50:41

In a novel study appearing this week in Neuron, Brandeis researchers identify for the first time a specific set of wake-promoting neurons in fruit flies that are analogous to cells in the much more complex sleep circuit in humans. The study demonstrates that in flies, as in mammals, the sleep circuit is intimately linked to the circadian clock and that the brain's strategies to govern sleep are evolutionarily ancient. In the study, researchers quieted ventral lateral neurons (LNvs) and...

2008-10-01 12:00:24

Louis and Barbara Perlmutter have given $5 million to Brandeis University's International Business School (IBS) to establish the Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership, the University announced today. The mission of the Institute is to prepare students for leadership positions in the global corporation of the future. The Institute will enable students to sharpen their analytical decision-making skills through interaction with seasoned global business and policy leaders on real...

2008-09-28 12:00:15

For years, I have reported on many cases of college and university administrators infected with "political correctness," punishing students and faculty members as if there were a constitutional right not to be offended. I have now found the most outrageous case of all. At Brandeis University in Massachusetts, professor Donald Hindley -- on the faculty for 48 years -- teaches a course on Latin American politics. Last fall, he described how Mexican migrants to the United States used to be...

2008-09-09 15:00:34

New Concentration Builds on Core Principles Brandeis International Business School Matthew Parillo, 781-736-5206 parillo@brandeis.edu Logo: http://www.brandeis.edu/global Brandeis International Business School (IBS) announced today a new "Global Green MBA" that will help it fulfill its core vision. The new concentration, the MBA in Socially Responsible Business, strengthens the position of IBS as a leading global business school. "This new program will provide students the tools...

2008-09-03 18:00:32

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) announced today a new "Global Green MBA" that will help it fulfill its core vision. The new concentration, the MBA in Socially Responsible Business, strengthens the position of IBS as a leading global business school. "This new program will provide students the tools they need to build sustainable businesses in a complex global marketplace," said Marty Wyngaarden Krauss, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Brandeis. The...

2008-07-03 09:00:25

By BRYAN MARQUARD By Bryan Marquard The Boston Globe On the cusp of becoming director of the Marine Biological Laboratory during its centennial year, Harlyn Halvorson made it clear the Woods Hole, Mass., facility would have to evolve along with the research conducted on sea creatures and cells. "If the science that we do here is going to be relevant, we have to build up the year-round programs and supply the facilities for genetic engineering," he told Smithsonian magazine in 1988,...

2008-03-05 17:20:46

Health care and other providers often miss signs of unhealthy drinking Waltham, MA "”One out of ten elderly adults on Medicare reports drinking more alcohol than is recommended, according to a new study from Brandeis University. "Even though alcohol problems are more prevalent in younger people, a substantial proportion of older adults are consuming alcohol in amounts that exceed recommended guidelines," said study co-author Elizabeth Merrick, senior scientist at Brandeis University's...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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