Donate your car to The Heritage for The Blind, they understand that losing your vision can be a difficult, emotional, and life-changing experience that affects you and everyone around you. Donate your car for a tax deduction and help support the services offered.
Angie's List is a word-of-mouth network that takes the guesswork out of finding good Solar expert by providing thousands of unbiased ratings & reviews of local builders and contractors. Use promo code SAVE25 to save 25%.
Waltham Massachusetts was founded in eastern Massachusetts in 1636 and incorporated into a town in 1738 and then into a city in 1884. The Charles River cuts a path through the southern section of Waltham and has been used throughout its history for transportation and industry. Waltham is probably most historically famous for the Waltham Watch Factory that made its home on the banks of the Charles and was a pioneer company of the industrial revolution.
The Charles River has given way to Route 128, the main economic center of the city and has the second largest office market in the greater Boston area. Waltham has a diverse housing market with multi-family houses near the downtown section and single family neighborhoods along its borders.
Waltham is the home for higher education with two of the most prestigious colleges in the east - Bentley College and Brandeis University. The downtown section of Waltham hosts many diversified restaurants guaranteed to satisfy any craving or palette along with many retail establishments.
With all of these amenities and its convenient location just off Route 128 and its public transportation systems which include the commuter rail - Waltham is an especially pleasant place to live or work.
Sponsored by: More Than Words Minimum age: 18 Volunteers will work alongside the youth (ages 16-20) to sort through donations of books and to check the store's inventory using a software program. The books are posted online for sale across the world and available for purchase in the cozy, youth run bookstore which doubles as an art gallery. The . . .
When: Nov 9, 2014 1 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 13 )
Please come and join Student Events for another installment of the Fall 2014 Film Series.
Godzilla stars Bryan Cranston, Ashley Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
** Refreshments will be served**
No ticket needed. This is a FREE EVENT.
Organization: Student Events
When: Nov 14, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00 )
Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical,SPRING AWAKENINGis a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years.
It's Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty he can't concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they've ever felt.SPRING AWAKENINGexplores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children.SPRING AWAKENINGcelebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.
Who should attend? Social media managers, directors and executives, marketing executives, human resources executives, social strategists, and other line of business executives interested in or responsible for evolving the corporate social business program
A practicum workshop that provides a social business framework and tools to jumpstart or reset your company's social business program. The structured approach focuses on brand awareness and employee activation and engagement.
8-8:30am Continental Breakfast / Arrival of Workshop Social Business Leaders
8:30-8:45am Introductions (name, responsibilities, what you are trying to get out of the workshop)
8:45-9:15am Present State of the Social Business Landscape (definition, overview, best practices models and considerations, best-in-class case studies)
9:15-10:30am Part I: Social Business Program Framework Materials
Executive / advocate social business presentation and workshop template
Employee social business survey and benchmark
Social business strategy approach, tools and guidelines
10:45-12pm Part II: Social Business Program Framework Materials
Employee social business alerts to influence onboarding, engagement and retention behaviors
Employee social business training materials
Social business case studies, content and best practices to increase organizational interest and awareness
1-1:30pm Recap of Morning Session / Q & A
1:30-2:30pm Break Out to Brainstorm Social Business Program Objective and Social Stories
Brainstorm / create a social business program objective (20 min)
Create a list of social user stories (20 min)
Prepare summary for group presentation (20 min)
2:30-3:30pm Group Presentations
3:45-4:30pm Review of Social Business Program Materials and Break Out Exercise
4:30-5pm Closing Thoughts & Final Q & A
Deliverables: Execution of workshop and social business framework materials and tools (provided to attendees upon arrival at the event).
When: Jan 13, 2015 8 AM to Jan 13, 2015 4 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts Cost: Save $500 off the general registration fee of $1495 if you order by November 7th, 2014 995.00 true Early Bird Registration 995.00
The Campus Center Team is hosting a halloween playground for the larger campus. Come decorate & carve pumpkins, see a secret performance, get your face painted & enjoy much more. We guarantee it'll be an evening to remember.
Organization: Student Activities
When: Oct 31, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00 )
Join BZA for a night of comedy with Joel Chasnoff. This fun and silly atmosphere will allow you to delve into Israeli jokes and funny stereotypes. Comedy night will shed light on the cultural aspects of Israel that are often over-shadowed by political dialogue.
On November 16th, Student Events is bringing to you one of the hottest bands in the country! Boasting the number one hit song of the summer, "Rude," as well as several other reggae-infused pop anthems, MAGIC! will put on an incredible show that the Brandeis community will never forget. Also, don't miss opener Samantha J, the up-and-coming pop sensation from Jamaica that MTV.com contributors have said "may in fact be the next Rihanna." Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
Organization: Student Events Tickets: Tickets are $5 with a Brandeis ID. Students with a Brandeis ID may purchase up to two additional tickets for guests for $10 each. Website: www.facebook.com…
When: Nov 16, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00 )
"The Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, organized by the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society(HIMSS) will take place from 20th November to the 21st November 2014 at the Westin Waltham Boston in Boston, United States Of America. The conference will cover areas like to improve clinical care, financial results, and administrative decision-making. As healthcare reform transforms the industry and makes it more competitive."
"The International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, organized by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society will take place from 14th April to the 16th April 2015 at the The Westin Waltham Boston in Waltham, United States Of America."
"The The Premier CIO Forum, organized by the Premier Event Management will take place from 24th March to the 25th March 2015 at the Westin Waltham Boston in Boston, USA. The conference will cover areas like The Premier CIO Forum is developed by and for the leading CIOs and senior IT executives throughout the region in conjunction with the Executive Advisory Council in direct response to the concerns and critical topics of interest."
We know you have a qualified retirement plan for your staff. Do you have a plan for both you and the company? Are your assets all tied up in your company? Do you need help to finance a buy out? Want to diversify your business assets while reducing taxes? Do you want to provide security for your family, employees and yourself? Sign up today for a seminar program to learn more. We have assembled some of the best advisors in the country, some who happen to live nearby, to educate you on ways to meet the needs of you and your family, as well as your employees. Our goal is to help you sleep better at night knowing your business, retirement and succession goals are met.
Join us for an informative learning experience for only $99.00, including breakfast and lunch! Are you last minute? Our "at the door signup" price is $125.00. We offer full refunds if notified 7 or more days BEFORE the event date. Seats are limited. You must bring your printed ticket to the event.
Our nearby Advisors and Speakers:
Our half day program outline: 7:30 Breakfast
8:00a Introductions/Opening Remarks
Ownership/Management Succession: "How to Provide for Family, Management, and Personal Goals"
Fiduciary Duty of The Finance Executive presented by The Controllers RoundTable Wednesday Nov 12, 2014 @ 7:15am - 9:45am Bentley University's LaCava Center
As a finance executive, one of the most important aspects of your role is fostering an environment of financial responsibility within your organization. This comes with key challenges, including communication of policies and procedures across the organization, establishing and monitoring internal controls, as well as implementing and maintaining effective financial reporting and cash management procedures. This panel will focus on the aforementioned topics, among others, to cover the challenges and complexities that accompany this responsibility.
Join The Controllers RoundTable Boston on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, as we present “Fiduciary Duty of the Finance Executive,” We have brought together expert panelists with diverse backgrounds ready to discuss and debate each of their unique perspectives on the overarching responsibilities of finance executives. They will provide insight into the many aspects that make up the term “fiduciary duty”.
Insight into the most effective ways to foster an environment of integrity and ethical responsibility within your organization.
Methods to successfully establish and enforce internal controls, policies, and procedures through collaboration.
Techniques to efficiently communicate the organization’s overall vision and mission regarding ethical responsibility to all applicable parties: finance department, the entire organization, investors, and stakeholders.
Best practices employed by or recommended by our experienced panelists surrounding the areas of accurate and timely financial reporting, safeguarding of assets, and cash management.
Identify the potential debt, tax, and legal compliance issues that you can expect to face and the best ways to address these issues.
When: Nov 12, 2014 7:15:00 AM to Nov 12, 2014 9:45:00 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts Cost: 85.00 true Senior Financial Executives 85.00
90+ Cellars is coming to the store, and they will be pouring all of their current Reserve lots plus plenty of their usual crowd favorites. These wines are extremely popular, and it's worth coming in to hear the story, taste the wines, and find out why (if you're one of the few people who doesn[...]
When: Nov 8, 2014 4 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts Cost: free (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 16 )
Update and outlook for Venture capital, Private Equity and Mergers-Acquisition Investments in healthcare.
The Investment Landscape for Healthcare Services and Life Sciences companies has changed dramatically. Boston is leading hub for the health IT, biotech and medtech industry. Join us for a panel discussion of the past, present and future financing trends for life science and healthcare innovation. Our panel includes experts from healthcare Venture Capital, Corporate Business Development, and Mergers-Acquisition. Let’s hear what they have to say about major trends expected to shape the industry going forward.
Subjects addressed will include:
Has medtech funding hit rock bottom?
What are the real opportunities for growth in medtech?
What's hot and what's not in healthcare investing?
What are current investing trends?
What new technologies are inspiring/driving innovation?
New market opportunities in digital healthcare
Issues to be considered by existing businesses in the evolving landscape
Issues that need to be considered by investors and entrepreneurs
Gabriele Brambilla, CEO, CMC Consulting Group
Ned Goss, Executive Director of Emerging Company Services, PwC
Michael Hanewich, Managing Director Healthcare/Life science Venture Capital Silicon Valley Bank
David Uffer, Director, Business Development & Licensing, Covidien
William T. Whelan, Co-Chair, Life Sciences Practice at Mintz Levin?
Ned Goss, Executive Director of Emerging Company Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Ned is the Executive Director of PwC's Emerging Company Services group in Cambridge. He has been with PwC since 2009 assisting high growth, venture backed companies.
Ned's operating background includes early stage operations, middle market growth, and large multinational companies.
Ned earned a MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College, and a BA from Wesleyan University. http://www.pwc.com/us
Michael Hanewich, Managing Director Healthcare/Life science Venture Capital Silicon Valley Bank
Michael Hanewich, Head of Healthcare and Life Science Venture Capital relationships in the US and Europe, is one of the industry’s leading venture capital experts. Boston-based Hanewich brings more than 25 years of commercial banking experience and extensive expertise within Healthcare/Life Science companies, venture capital firms, corporate venture capital, entrepreneurs, accounting and law firms.
Hanewich is nationally known for his Venture Capital Training Series and is on the advisory board of the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit. He is a frequent speaker appearing at top venture capital CEO summits and prestigious academic institutions worldwide. Hanewich is an expert moderator and panel member of top-tier global industry events including the Biotech in Europe Investor Forum, BIO CEO & Investor Conference and Boston Biotech Conferences (BBC).
Before joining SVB in 1999, Hanewich was Executive Vice President for Flagship Bank and Trust Company for ten years and was instrumental in developing their biotechnology business and financing and treasury management services. Prior to joining Flagship Bank and Trust, Hanewich was with the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.
Hanewich holds a bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida where he is a member of Tritons Hall of Fame for baseball. He holds a graduate degree from The Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. http://www.svb.com/
David Uffer, Director, Business Development & Licensing, Covidien
Dave leads the business development efforts for Covidien’s Medical Supplies sector, a multibillion dollar business of within the $10B medical device and products company based in Mansfield, MA. In this capacity he has responsibility for identifying companies and technologies for expanding the portfolio for over 20 product categories for the supplies sector. Dave handles deals sourced worldwide, and oversees structures ranging from co-development, licensing, and distribution arrangements through to full merger and acquisition of target companies.
Dave has focused on business development activities in the medical device industry for over 15 years. He has evaluated over 1200 technologies and lead investigation of nearly 300 companies in deep diligence across diverse clinical indications in minimally invasive surgery and diagnostics. Dave has been in the medical device and diagnostic industry for over 20 years. He has worked with Abbott Laboratories managing various functions from sales and strategic development to market analytics. He managed the business intelligence and strategic function for the US and Asia/Pacific markets in their $2B in vitro diagnostics business. Later he joined Boston Scientific in creating a strategic plan for the Oncology Division, while also serving to direct business development initiatives for the expansion of their footprint in the Oncology device market. Dave also directed marketing, commercial development and business development activities at Integra Lifesciences in the neurosurgery and monitoring market and at Bovie Medical in electrosurgical technologies. Prior to Covidien, Dave was a senior director of corporate business development at Hologic, a women’s health company, where he created strategic expansion plans and structured acquisitions across diagnostic and surgical business platforms.
Dave holds a bachelor of arts degree in international relation from Clark University, and an international MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management. http://www.covidien.com/
William T. Whelan, Co-Chair, Life Sciences Practice at Mintz Levin?
Bill focuses his practice on securities law, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly represents technology-based companies, principally in the areas of biotechnology, medical devices and Healthcare IT. He routinely counsels these clients on many aspects of their corporate development, from initial organization and acquisition of technology, through private financing and initial public offering, to strategic alliances and business combination transactions. He also regularly represents venture capital firms in portfolio investment activities and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity securities.
Bill has lectured at various Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminars on topics relating to public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
During law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the Boston University Law Review. Bill is a former law clerk to the Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. http://www.mintz.com/
Do you have what it takes to help shape the future of travel?
Join Amadeus on Friday, November 7 – Sunday, November 9 and compete for a chance to win cash prizes.
Here’s the deal:
_ Hackers compete on teams of 3-5 members. _ Solve at least one (1) of the four (4) travel-related challenges - revealed one week prior to hack date. _ FREE to register and participate. _ FREE food and beverages to fuel your efforts. _ Bring a team or make one when you get here.
1. 1st place challenge winner - 1 prize per challenge - $4,000 to the team 2. 2nd place (runner-up) challenge winner - 1 prize per challenge -$2,000 to the team 3. Entrepreneurial prize winner - 1 overall winning team -$4,000 to the team and the opportunity to incubate your idea with Amadeus R&D 4. Crowd favorite prize winner - 1 overall winning team -$2,000 to the team 5. $50 Visa gift card for each college student that registers and identifies a team
Prizes will be distributed evenly among team members.
You need to bring:
_ Open APIs (maps, social media, etc.), public databases, coding skills. _ Device for 7-minute presentation to judges.
_ Participants (individuals and ALL team members) must register, participate in the presentation and discuss their role. _ Teams must be present to participate (no virtual projects will be presented). _ Space for up to 100 developers and we’ll have a waiting list. _ All registrants much be 18 years or older.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes. You must be 18 years or older and bring a photo ID. (Students should bring student ID.)
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free parking is available at the event location.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
You must bring your laptop computer for hacking and any devices needed to demonstrate your project. Also, bring access to open APIs or pubic databases/information, plus your creativity and coding skills.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at email@example.com.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No. If you need to cancel, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to tell other hackers they may register for the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You must bring either your printed ticket or mobile ticket, plus a photo ID. (Students, bring your student ID.)
What is the refund policy?
The event is FREE. Please contact email@example.com if you must cancel.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No. Each participant must register to attend.
When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM to Nov 9, 2014 4 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )
Visitors to this FREE OPEN HOUSE event will have the opportunity to tour studios, meet artists and purchase the work of 75 participating artists in three buildings. Just in time for the holidays! Visit www.walthammillsopenstudios.com for more info!
When: Nov 1, 2014 12 PM to Nov 3, 2014 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12 )
October 2015 and the receipt of SAT® scores in the new Electronic Score Report may seem like a distant concern, however preparing for that change requires planning now. We invite you to a workshop specifically geared for senior enrollment officers and admission deans and directors to learn more about the redesigned SAT and prepare to use the redesigned SAT® and Electronic Score Report.
When: Dec 4, 2014 1 PM to Dec 4, 2014 4 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13 )
NEUSFA Jack Norton Hangover Mixed Epee Open Jan 1, 2015
Online preregistration ($25.00) closes Monday (Dec 29) prior to the tournament. Walk-in fee ($50.00) applies thereafter. Sponsored by long-time New England fencer and supporter of fencing, Jack Norton, and his wife, Paula Norton. Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA
NEUSFA ONLY U17 JO Qualifiers Nov 22, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
Only New England Division fencers who are citizens and perm residents may fence. Bring appropriate paperwork to registration. See "More Info" page for entry fees and age eligibility restrictions. Medals awarded to top 8 Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA
5:00 pm Reception; 5:30 pm Program begins Speaker: William J. Leahy, NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services, presents "Capital Punishment in a Time of Drones and Beheadings: A Global Perspective on the American Death Penalty"
American criminal justice is strong on constitutional rights, but often falls short putting those rights into practice. Seen from a global perspective, the American system mixes high ideals with glaring inequalities and inconsistencies. Perhaps the greatest controversy -- at home and abroad -- surrounds the role of the death penalty in American justice. At a time when American foreign policy has confronted the problem of terrorism, the very definition of "just punishment" has grown more challenging.
Co-sponsored by the Legal Studies Program and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Organization: Heller School
When: Nov 3, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00 )
The Program in Film, Television and Interactive Media invites you to a special screening of "The Decent One." This film on Heinrich Himmler won the Best Documentary award at the Jerusalem Film Festival. Join us for a Q&A after the movie with Errol Morris and director Vanessa Lapa. This event on Thursday, November 6th is co-sponsored with the Department of History. Join us at 7 pm in the Edie and Lew Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center.
Sponsored by: Edie and Lew Wasserman Fund Film, Television and Interactive Media and the Department of History
Shave the Date is an event to get clean-shaven in honor of Movember to raise awareness for Men's Health Issues, including prostate and testicular cancers as well as mental health. We will be providing shaving materials to men so they can get clean shaven before they spend the next month growing out their mustaches for these causes. Come help change the face of men's health by getting clean-shaven (razors & food provided!). Donations for the Movember foundation are requested but not in any way required. For more information, contact: Alison Simon firstname.lastname@example.org, Melissa Darling email@example.com, or Brandon Odze firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Business Club
When: Oct 31, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00 )
A haunted asylum of twists and turns that are sure to frighten the brave individuals that dare to enter! If being scared is not your thing, still come join us for other fun fall themed activities such as face painting, games, pumpkin painting, and much more!
Are you interested in living and working abroad, particularly in China? Sign up for a 30-minute Skype session with Jamie Fleishman '11, president of the Alumni Club of China. Learn about his career path with Elite Scholars of China, an education consultancy group guiding Chinese high school students through the American college application process.
Open to all undergraduate students.
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Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center and the Office of Alumni Relations
If you are interested in pursuing a career in finance, technology, economics, marketing, or operations and management, don't miss the opportunity to network with Brandeis alumni at Goldman Sachs, a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Space is limited to 50 students.
Open to undergraduate, IBS and GSAS students.
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Co-sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center, IBS and GSAS Career Development.
Speaker: Professor Arindam Dutta, Associate Professor of Architectural History. He is the Director of the History, Theory, Criticism Program in Art and Architecture, and the SMArchS Program at MIT
Debates regarding censorship tend to paint the censor in the form of a supervening power (the state, a bureaucracy, the demotic mob, corporate media, etc.) producing a barrier between something called ???free speech??? and its untrammelled, unmediated reception by the public sphere. A world without censorship, one would thus assume, would be a world without communicational turbulence, where speech impeccably mirrors certain truths that are then received by their audiences sans noise or interference. This talk contests such a conception of free speech, one whose rights would seem to stem from outside precinct of ???nature??? and natural right: censorship is not so much an obstruction in some linear passage of self-evident, pre-political truths from addressor to addressee but reflects a contest over the political domain as such, a battle over the composition of the state rather than against it. The talk takes up a string of recent examples of censorship in India , pertaining to works of art or scholarship, particularly those driven by the religious (Hindu) right. It argues that the liberal critique of censorious cultural nationalisms ??? however necessary ??? nonetheless occludes a more robust questioning of the inherent complicities between free speech and censorship. Rather than proclaim, yet again, an end to censorship, the talk invites us to think of democratic politics as necessarily mediated by various forms of censorships to which various groups willingly subscribe. Censorship, simply put, must be seen as inherent in any kind of social contract. Academic peer review, where a ???community??? of ???qualified??? scholars/censors hides behind the veil of anonymity to pronounce on the verifiability of scholarly propositions, is an example in point. It also instantiates precisely the problem in question.
Sponsored by: Brandeis India Initiative, South Asian Studies
In this play by CharlieMadison'15, college student Daniela falls into a mysterious space inhabited by a seemingly sweet child, a snotty ex-celebrity, a deluded daydreamer and the poet Sylvia Plath. Can they find a way out of this dark, mystical world? Produced by Brandeis Ensemble Theater.
Boston Fencing Club Youth Tournament Series 1 Nov 15, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
$20 early registration; $30 walkin fee. First in a series of four (4) tournaments. Each placement is awarded points. At end of series; prizes will be awarded to top three on point standings. Boston Fencing CLub: Waltham, MA
NEUSFA ONLY U20 JO Qualifiers Dec 13, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014
New England Division fencers only. BRING YOU CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD AND PERM RES CARD (if applicable). You will not be able to fence if you don't. See "More Info" page for entry fees and age eligibility restrictions. Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA
Boston Fencing Club Youth Tournament Series 2 Dec 20, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
$20 early registration; $30 walkin fee. Second in a series of four (4) tournaments. Each placement is awarded points. At end of series; prizes will be awarded to top three on point standings. Boston Fencing CLub: Waltham, MA
Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s. Their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and had profound effects on everything from agriculture to war. After less than 80 years, however, these miracle drugs are failing. Resistant infections kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year, and there are now dozens of so-called Superbugs each with its own challenges and costs.
How did this happen? Using microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights, "Resistance" clarifies the problem of antibiotic resistance, how we got to this point, and what we can do to turn the tide.
Presented by the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and cosponsored by the following Brandeis groups:
Biology Department Environmental Studies Program Health: Science, Society and Policy Program Research Group on Global Development and Sustainability
Sponsored by : Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
Learn to make the most of your social media presence. Using Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook can be great ways to find information about employers and make connections. This workshop will be especially useful for those attending the Biotech, Health & Science Industry Night on Nov. 18.
This one-day class is designed to provide you with a rapid foundation in the values, benefits, and practices of Agile and Scrum. After completing this class, you'll have a solid understanding of what "doing Agile" or "adopting Scrum" really means and be ready to move forward with Scrum in your organization. If you already do Scrum and need to spin up more teams or on-board new employees quickly, this is the class for you. Here's a quick list of the topics the class covers: - Comparing traditional approaches and Agile approaches - Conducting iterative planning and development with Scrum, Kanban, and XP - Understanding the roles, events, artifacts, and rules of Scrum - Creating, ordering, and grooming the product backlog - Writing, slicing, and sizing user stories - Working with a Definition of Ready (DoR) and a Definition of Done (DoD) - Planning and tracking releases and sprints - Visualizing progress with taskboards, burndowns, and burnups - Estimating with teams using planning poker and affinity techniques - Understanding team velocity and role metrics - Conducting effective standups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives Why a one-day class? It's simple. The goal is to impart the essentials of Agile and Scrum to each participant in the shortest amount of time using an active classroom with simulations and interactive team learning exercises. Who should attend? With rich, useful content, a single day commitment, and a low price, the class is great for both individuals and teams. Individuals quickly gain the knowledge they need to broaden their skills and make themselves more marketable. Who can't spare a day for that. As for teams, the class delivers even more value by making it easy to afford sending team members together and compounding the learning they bring back to their companies. Compare that to sending a single person to a two-day class for $1500 and hoping that they'll be able to share what they learned to others. Still need convincing? Read what some students have said. "The class was one of the most engaging and cost-effective classes I've taken in 25+ years of work." - Irwin Schreiman, PerkinElmer "WOW!" - Chuck Miksis, Motorola Mobility/ARRIS "Awesome Class!" - Stanley Ivas "Best in Boston to learn Agile/Scrum." - Kanda Alagappan "I can use these principles & practices to take charge of my day today." - Heather Mardis, Motorola Mobility/ARRIS "Very valuable and enjoyable." - Larry Antonuk, Markem-Imaje "Very informative, engaging, and a definite 'go to' for starting or improving agile in your company." - Abhinay Pujari, GMO "Well done. The experience of the instructors is great." - Mike Dunbar, Conexant "If you are planning to or are employing Agile methodology, this class should be required." - Mark Ayasee, VFA Inc. "Excellent class. Covered the fundamentals in a fun interesting manner." - Josh Feldman "It's as good for beginners as for someone who is already using agile." - Oleg Puzatkin, VFA Inc. "Great crash course in agile methodologies." - Jill Nickerson, AlixPartners "It's a great introductory class for understanding the fundamentals of Scrum." - Chandra Kollipara, BA Insight "Definitely worth every penny + would absolutely recommend!" - Colleen Schwartz, AlixPartners "Agile ASAP is a great one day introduction to Agile and Scrum. The teachers are among the best in the world. I brought my entire team with me, and they left excited and ready to bring it to work the next day. I will send more teams to this class, and I'll bring the teachers into my company for on-site training. Don't miss it!" - Richard Kasperowski, Nokia Class Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Class Day Travel Trip: Traffic on I-95/128 is a wildcard and can be "unpleasant" before class time. The best idea is leave early and target getting to classroom between 8:30-8:45. Dress Code: The dress code for the class is casual. Come comfortable and ready to engage in learning. Lunch: A box lunch will be provided. Instructors: The course instructors are from FreeStanding Agility, a team of Agile educators, trainers, and coaches with over 12 years of combined experience, coaching and/or training Agile teams in over 100 different organizations.
When: Dec 16, 2014 9 AM to Dec 16, 2014 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts Cost: 147 - 295 USD (Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09 )
The beloved Brandeis tradition Messiah Sing returns to the Shapiro Campus Center atrium. All members of the Brandeis community, as well as family and friends, are welcome to celebrate the holiday season with the sing-along concert of Handel's masterwork "Messiah."
Organization: Music Department
When: Dec 9, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00 )
This training will focus on HVAC, indoor air quality, and the new energy code, including right sizing for mechanical systems. The content is grounded in the reality of what is being built in the Northeast and which current practices do not comply with the code.
When: Nov 14, 2014 8 AM to Nov 14, 2014 11 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08 )
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