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Barbara Epstein
Barbara Epstein is a writer, editor and consultant working with nonprofit, academic and community organizations. Her former roles include program administrator of the Coexistence Program at Brandeis University, senior program associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leadership Program, analyst at Abt Associates and clinical social worker and program administrator. She is past president of the Arsenal Center for the Arts and led the organization from development through successful start-up of operations. She is also an artist with a studio in Watertown.
Posts by Barbara Epstein

Birnbaum on the Presidential Library Site

Charles Birnbaum (LF '98) responds to the announcement that the Obamas have settled on Jackson Park in Chicago for the site of the presidential library. He's not neutral. Read his blog in the Huffington Post: "The Obama Library Is Going in … read more

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Doebele Fellow in DC

For his Doebele Fellowship, Andrés Quinche (MUP, MLA '19) has been working with the District of Columbia Office of Planning’s Urban Design team on several projects, one of which is exploring the historical significance and impact of building projections and architectural articulations. … read more

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Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum, 7/21-10/30

To inaugurate Theaster Gates's (LF '11) new exhibit, How to Build a House Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto is throwing a free house party today from 8 p.m. to midnight. The party will feature a preview of the exhibition and a performance by celebrated … read more

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Brett Moore, After the Fellowship

Some Loebs take a little time to decide their next move when the Loeb Fellowship year concludes. For Brett Moore (LF '16), opportunity came knocking midway through the year, and he credits the Fellowship with helping him know he was … read more

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A Comprehensive Approach to Dementia

In a recent article in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, John Zeisel (LF '71) and his coauthors advocate a new term, “ecopsychosocial,’’ for the full range of nonpharmacological approaches that improve functioning and reduce the negative … read more

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Inga Saffron on 'Architecture’s Odd Couple'

In the recent issue of the New York Times Book Review, Inga Saffron (LF ’12) reviews Hugh Howard’s dual biography of Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. She turns her critical eye on Howard’s claim that, despite their prickly relationship, … read more

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Seeking ED for TACC

The American City Coalition, “an independent voice working to improve quality of life and access to opportunities in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty in Boston and throughout the Northeast,” is conducting a nationwide search for an Executive Director. Candidates with a … read more

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Urban Park Rebirth

Charles Birnbaum likes what he sees as he surveys the state of urban parks. He characterized some of his current favorites, which he called “new,” “radical,” even “revolutionary,” in a recent article for the Huffington Post. We are experiencing a … read more

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Chief Sustainability Officer, Newark

The City of Newark is recruiting a Chief Sustainability Officer who will work closely with an interdepartmental Sustainability Team drawn from key city departments, the Newark Environmental Commission, community partners, and businesses. The team is charged with achieving a healthier, … read more

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Doebele Fellow in DC

Doebele Fellow Andrew Quinche (MUP/MLA 2019) is getting an immersion education in how governmental agencies work and collaborate. Plus he has the satisfaction of knowing his research will contribute to shaping the input from two agencies–the DC Office of Planning … read more

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