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"Tough Choices" Face Florida Governments -- New Report by Rockefeller's Matkin

A new report authored by Rockefeller Assistant Professor David Matkin and released by the LeRoy Collins Institute finds many Florida cities and counties are facing significant problems caused by retiree healthcare subsidies.
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Economic Statecraft in World Affairs: An Interview with Dr. Bryan Early – Steppes Dispatches, 2/24/15

Professor Bryan Early, director of the Project on International Security, Commerce and Economic Statecraft, talks with Steppes Dispatches, a blog and online commentary site that provides coverage on topics in Central Asia.
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Rockefeller Launches First Nonprofit MOOC

On January 26, 2015, Rockefeller College launched its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), "The Governance of Nonprofit Organizations."
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Rockefeller Alumnus Michael Christakis Named Interim VP for Student Success

Rockefeller College double alumnus and Public Service Professor, Michael N. Christakis, MPP '01, PhD '05 has been named interim vice president for student success at the University at Albany.
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'Why economic sanctions usually don't work' – Boston Globe, 2/13/15

Rockefeller Assistant Professor of Political Science Bryan Early, author of the new book "Busted Sanctions," explains why embargoes and other economic penalties tend to be ineffective.
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Nussbaum Participates in U.S. Army War College Workshop

Rockefeller College Assistant Professor Brian Nussbaum recently took part in a workshop at the U.S. Army War College focused on cyber sovereignty.
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Professor Bryan Early's New Book Explains 'Why Economic Sanctions Fail'

In his new book from Stanford University Press, Bryan Early offers an explanation for why economic sanctions frequently fail even when employed by the world's most powerful countries. ​
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Rockefeller Alumnus Named CIO for Maryland Treasurer

Rockefeller College alumnus, Bryan Haynes, MPA 2009 recently accepted an offer to join the State of Maryland Treasurer's Office as chief information officer and director of information technology.
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From Capital to Capital: Rockefeller Students To Spend the Spring Semester Studying and Interning in Washington, D.C.

University upperclassmen travel to the nation's capital to take part in Rockefeller's Spring 2015 Semester in Washington.
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Trivia Challenge Brings Rockefeller Alumni and Students Together

Fifteen teams consisting of alumni and students battled over three rounds of increasingly difficult play. Faculty and staff generated challenging but fun questions on topics related to political science, public administration and current events.
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UAlbany's Center for Women in Public Policy & Civil Society Names 2015 Fellows

They come from diverse backgrounds, interests, disciplines and countries with one goal in mind — to become public service leaders who are able to take on the toughest challenges of the 21st century. They are the 2015 Fellows on Women & Public Policy.
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University at Albany to Host the Nation's First College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced plans for a College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity to be located at the University at Albany.
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Rockefeller Political Scientist Honored for Teaching Innovation

Rockefeller College Associate Professor Victor Asal has been named the 2015 recipient of the CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation. The award honors a wide range of new directions in teaching, such as the creation of an innovative course syllabus or using a new multimedia approach in the classroom.
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To what do you most attribute your success?

Take the Rockefeller College Alumni Poll. Read what your fellow alums have to say when the results are published in the Spring 2015 Rockefeller College News Magazine.
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Get Your Game On!

Please join us for a fun evening with fellow alumni, students and faculty. Get your friends together and form a team for the first Rockefeller College Alumni-Student Trivia Night, Friday evening, January 23.
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Novkov and Weiss Share Insights on the Politics and Policy of Ebola

In the January 2015 issue of the American Political Science Association's PS: Political Science & Politics, Rockefeller Professor Julie Novkov and Associate Professor Meredith Weiss contribute their views to a scholarly discussion of the issues surrounding Ebola.
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Rockefeller College Alumni Appointed to Cuomo Administration

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has appointed Mary Beth Labate, MPA '86 budget director for the New York State Division of the Budget and Andrew Kennedy, MPA '07 deputy director of state operations for policy.​
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Median Age of People Convicted and Sent to Prison on the Rise

Rockefeller College Public Administration Professor Shawn Bushway spoke to Al Jazeera America about new research he's leading that suggests the average sentence length hasn't risen but the median age of people convicted and sent to prison has.
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Rockefeller Cyberterrorism Expert Named CIS Affiliate Scholar

Rockefeller College Assistant Professor of Political Science Brian Nussbaum has been selected as a 2014-2016 Affiliate Scholar at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CIS), a leading organization in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
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Rockefeller PhD Student Steve Sin's Report Noting Shenyang, China as North Korean Hacker Hub Cited – CNN, 1/7/15

Steve Sin, a Rockefeller PhD candidate/lecturer and former NCSP senior researcher, spoke to CNN's Will Ripley about the Chinese city of Shenyang, believed to be a North Korean hacker hub.
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"U.S. sanctions fail two-thirds of the time." Professor Bryan Early in Reuters analysis, 1/5/15

In his analysis of why U.S. sanctions fail, Political Science Professor Bryan Early suggests America's allies are frequently to blame.
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"We are responding to a cyber attack for the first time against a nation state." Steve Sin, BBC Weekend, 1/3/15

Rockefeller PhD candidate and former U.S. military Intelligence expert Steve Sin speaks with the BBC about the implications of a new round of U.S. sanctions against North Korea.
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Happy New Year from Rockefeller College and the University at Albany

Enjoy a little Great Dane magic in this special holiday greeting from the University at Albany.
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So You Think You're a Trivia Master?

Sign your team up today for the Rockefeller College Alumni-Student Trivia Night Challenge, Fri., January 23, 2015.
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Attorney Kevin Gold, BA '89 "Follows His Passion, Finds Place in Football" -- Times Union, 12/17/14

Attorney Kevin Gold, BA '89 "Follows His Passion, Finds Place in Football" -- Times Union, 12/17/14
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UAlbany Community Commits to Helping Those in Need this Holiday Season

This holiday season, University at Albany students, staff, faculty and alumni are giving back to those in need through a variety of community service projects.
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Proctors' CEO and Rockefeller Public Service Professor Philip Morris Delivers Commencement Keynote

Over 75 Rockefeller students were among the 1,000 graduates receiving degrees or certificates of graduate study during the University at Albany's Winter Commencement.​
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Professor Matthew Ingram to Participate in Wilson Center Panel on Central America

Rockefeller College Political Science Professor Matthew Ingram will be among the experts participating in a discussion about crime and violence in Central America at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, December 11.
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"Why Sanctions Busting Leads to Broken Sanctions Policies" – Bryan Early, CATO UNBOUND, 11/14/14

Strategic trade control expert Bryan Early registers an invited response to the question, "Do economic sanctions work?"
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Rockefeller's Miroff Among Scholars Paying Tribute to Pulitzer-Winning Professor

Political Science Professor and Collins Fellow Bruce Miroff, an authority on American politics and the presidency, was among a panel of distinguished scholars honoring the late Williams College historian and political scientist James MacGregor Burns.
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Taking on Terrorists

In this special report from WTEN-TV, homeland security and preparedness expert Rick Mathews, director of the National Center for Security & Preparedness at Rockefeller, discusses the NYS Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany, NY.
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"...companies starting to anchor brands on privacy." – Professor Brian Nussbaum, Bloomberg Business Week, 11/4/14

Rockefeller College Professors Victor Asal and Brian Nussbaum shared their insights on the connections between technology and terrorism.
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Sweeping reforms have potential to "reshape Mexico's criminal justice process, from police to prisons." - Professor Matthew Ingram, Nogales International, 10/28/14

Professor Matthew Ingram's research examines justice sector reforms, judicial behavior, and violence in Latin America.
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Professor Yvonne Harrison Awarded SUNY Technology Grant

Rockefeller nonprofit governance specialist Dr. Yvonne Harrison has been awarded a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant for a project that will use and expand a massive open online course (MOOC).
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Shawn Bushway Named ASC 2014 Distinguished Scholar

Dr. Shawn Bushway, a leader in the field of criminology, will be honored at the American Society of Criminology's Annual Conference in San Francisco.
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Putin Plays Chicken with U.S. Farmers, and Russians Lose -- CNBC.com, 9/2/14

Professor Bryan Early was interviewed by CNBC.com on the impact of Vladimir Putin's ban on imports of U.S. poultry. In the article, Early, an expert on economic sanctions and strategic trade controls, explains how businesses adjust to such sanctions.
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Exploding National Demand in Compliance Field Finds Prime Candidates Among UAlbany Students Studying Financial Market Regulation

Students and alumni of the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in Financial Market Regulation (FMR) are well poised to reap the benefits from the growing, intense competition for qualified compliance officers.
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Rockefeller BA/MPA Student Karan Verma Brings H2O Zone to Campus

This fall, a new H2O Zone located in the Campus Center is providing free filtered and seltzer water to all. The complimentary hydration station is a result of the efforts of Karan Verma, a BA/MPA, who has made curbing the number of water bottles consumed at UAlbany a priority.
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"Judiciary upstate sorely lacks women" – CWGCS in Times Union, 8/26/14

In a recent letter to the editor published in the Times Union, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society Board President Anne Saile calls for balanced representation on the bench.
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Obama's Strategic Restraint: Doing "Smart Stuff" from Lawrence J. Korb, PhD '69 – The National Interest, 8/25/14

Rockefeller alumnus Dr. Larry Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, argues that in looking at each situation and making a cost-benefit analysis before acting, President Obama avoids costly mistakes.
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Open SUNY Textbooks to Release New Work by Rockefeller Assistant Professor Yvonne D. Harrison

A book by nonprofit governance specialist Yvonne D. Harrison of Rockefeller College is among the titles forthcoming from Open SUNY Textbooks in 2015.
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Tuckahoe's First Village Administrator Hits The Ground Running — Eastchester Daily Voice

Rockefeller College alumnus David Burke, MPA '05 makes history as he becomes Tuckahoe, NY's first-ever village administrator. Previously Burke served eight years as the Rye Brook, NY assistant village administrator.
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From Scarsdale to the Finger Lakes… Rockefeller Local Government Specialist Tackles New Challenges

Rockefeller alumnus John Goodwin, BA '08, MPA '09 will be leaving his position as Scarsdale assistant village manager to take a new job in the Finger Lakes Region as the assistant city manager in Canandaigua, New York.
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"The Gulf of Tonkin and Lessons for the Global War on Terror" from Lawrence J. Korb — Defense One, 8/6/14

Rockefeller College alumnus Dr. Larry Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and Logistics, offers a timely and insightful commentary.
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