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Rockefeller College To Offer Master of International Affairs

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy has announced the launch of its new Master of International Affairs program, designed to prepare students for careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors within countries as well as in relations between them.
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Rockefeller Welcomes Dr. Barry Wellman

On Thursday, June 9, Rockefeller College will welcome Dr. Barry Wellman to deliver a special guest lecture entitled The New Social Operating System: The Impact of Networked On Community, Work, and Policy. The event will take place from 10:00-11:00 am in Milne Hall, room 215.
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Rockefeller Alumnus Named Outstanding New Professor at Virginia Tech COE

Dr. Navid Ghaffarzadegan was awarded outstanding new professor at the May 3, 2016 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Awards. The prestigious award was given to those at Assistant Faculty rank with an aptitude for “teaching innovation, research, service, and outreach.
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Congratulations, Class of 2016!

Class of 2016 bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients reflect on their experiences at Rockefeller and share their hopes for the future.
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Rep. Paul Tonko and Director of State Operations Jim Malatras To Address Rockefeller Grads

Rockefeller College will celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2016 during its Graduate and Undergraduate Recognition Ceremonies May 14-15 in Page Hall on UAlbany's downtown campus.
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Challenging Himself to Become the Change He Seeks

Karan Verma traveled 964 miles from his hometown of Chicago to test his resilience and attend the University at Albany.
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Rockefeller Alumna Laura González-Murphy Honored

Rockefeller alumna Dr. Laura González-Murphy, director of the New York State Office for New Americans, recently received the prestigious Mujeres Destacadas Award, given to Latinas in recognition of their outstanding contributions in the ­fields of community leadership, education, health, arts and culture, and business.
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Rockefeller Honors Outstanding Alumni

Rockefeller College's 2016 Alumni Awards, given for achievements in the areas of political science, public administration and public service, will be presented on Friday, May 13 at the New York State Museum.
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$10 Million NIH Endowment Focuses on Health Disparities Research, Education

The University at Albany has announced, that with the support of a $10 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) endowment grant, it will launch a major public engagement initiative to address the future of minority health disparities in the Northeastern United States.
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Fostering Exploration and Creative Excellence

The breadth and depth of undergraduate research at UAlbany will be on display for the 13th year at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference this Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Lecture Center Concourse
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Destination Education: Bienvenido a España

Rockefeller students travel to Madrid to study urban politics with a focus on social movements and Latin American migration.
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Carrying Forth a Legacy of Service and Citizenship

The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Scholarship for Public Policy was recently created and initiated by Madeline Cuomo O’Donoghue, JD (BA ’86), Michael Corso (BA ’83, MA ’84), and Rockefeller College Advisory Board Co-chair Jennifer A. Manner, JD (BA ’86).
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A Comparativist in the Making

In 2015, Rockefeller PhD student Yeufen Hsieh traveled to Israel to conduct research on comparative aspects of the Israeli immigration policy debate surrounding foreign workers and refugees.
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A Promising Future in Combatting Terrorism Displayed Through a Commitment to Campus Leadership

Rockefeller College undergraduate Matthew Leger of Fitchburg, Massachusetts was recently named a recipient of the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
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University Recognizes Rockefeller Alumni for Excellence

Theresa Pardo '82, '90, 98, director of the Center for Technology in Government, has been named this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award Winner.
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Pulitzer-Winning Journalist to Keynote Disasters, Ethics, and Social Justice Event

Sheri Fink, award-winning journalist and New York Times correspondent, will deliver the keynote address at a University at Albany symposium on Friday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.
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Women, Pregnancy, and the Opioid Epidemic in New York

The Fellow Alumnae Board of Rockefeller’s Center for Women in Government & Civil Society has partnered with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to sponsor a Policy Breakfast Panel on Women, Pregnancy, and the Opioid Epidemic in New York.
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Checking in on the Redevelopment in Albany's Sheridan Hollow Neighborhood with Alumna Christine Schudde

All Over Albany Chats with Rockefeller Alumna and Habitat for Humanity Capital District Executive Director Christine Schudde about the Sheridan Hollow Neighborhood revitalization project.
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Study: Male Voice-Overs Dominate Political Ads, but Women's Voices May be More Effective

In a study published in Political Communication, author Patricia Strach, an associate professor of Political Science and Public Administration & Policy at UAlbany, and a team of researchers find that male voice-overs still dominate the airwaves during the political season.
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NCSP Interns Boast Homeland Security Skills and Aspirations to Serve America

Four UAlbany undergraduates from diverse academic backgrounds pursuing different career paths make up the Spring 2016 cohort of National Center for Security & Preparedness interns. Among them is Rockefeller political science major Marissa Edelstein.
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Bringing Cybersecurity into Emergency Management

In the American Society for Public Administration’s PA Times, Rockefeller College Assistant Professor Brian Nussbaum offers a commentary on the importance of considering cyber risks and information technology when approaching emergency management and disaster response.
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Rockefeller Alumna Patricia Salkin Named Provost for Graduate and Professional Division at Touro College

Patricia E. Salkin, dean of Touro’s Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and a 1985 graduate of Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, was named Provost for the Graduate and Professional Division at Touro College.
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The Democratic nomination contest and the revival of liberalism – a Commentary by Bruce Miroff

Rockefeller Professor Bruce Miroff, a noted scholar on the American presidency, shared his insights in this Smart Conversation commentary for the National Constitution Center’s feature exhibition “Headed to the White House.”
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UAlbany and Rockefeller Students Lead Power Dialog, April 4-5

UAlbany and Albany Law School will host the New York State edition of the Power Dialog, a national project designed to raise awareness about the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and create opportunities for conversations between students and government leaders regarding its implementation.
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UAlbany Grad Students Present Interdisciplinary Regional Conference

On Friday, February 26, the Graduate Association of Political Science (GAPS) and Students of Educational Administration for Change (SEA Change) presented the 4th Annual Institutions and Societies Conference in Husted Hall on the downtown campus of the University at Albany.
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SUNY/CID Assists the Council of Governors to Connect Kenyans to Government Information

The Center for International Development, working through its USAID-funded AHADI project, is helping Kenya’s Council of Governors to implement the IT infrastructure improvements necessary to best serve its counties, development partners and the general public.
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Three Rockefeller Undergrads Among UAlbany Students Honored with 2016 Chancellor’s Award

Ten UAlbany students are among 246 SUNY students across the state who will be honored as recipients of the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Among those being recognized are Rockefeller undergraduates Marc Cohen, Matthew Leger, and Karan Verma.
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Rockefeller Political Science Students Practice Diplomacy at Model EU in Brussels

From January 5-10, 2016, a delegation of 13 students from Rockefeller College attended the SUNY Model European Union hosted by Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium, the "capital" of the European Union.
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CWGCS Accepting Applications for NEW Leadership New York Summer Institute

The 4th Annual Institutions & Societies Graduate Conference, to be held Friday, February 26, will promote interdisciplinary dialogue while providing Capital Region graduate students with a venue for sharing their work.
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CWGCS Accepting Applications for NEW Leadership New York Summer Institute

The 4th Annual Institutions & Societies Graduate Conference, to be held Friday, February 26, will promote interdisciplinary dialogue while providing Capital Region graduate students with a venue for sharing their work.
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Miroff Among Leading Political Scientists Asked To Assess Sanders’s Chances – Vox Policy & Politics, 2/5/16

Noted author and expert on the American presidency, Rockefeller College Political Science Professor Bruce Miroff shares his insights on Bernie Sanders’s chances in a general election.
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CWGCS Accepting Applications for NEW Leadership New York Summer Institute

The Center for Women in Government & Civil Society and the Division of Student Affairs at the University at Albany are pleased to announce that applications for the 2016 NEW Leadership New York (NLNY) are now open.
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“Political parties’ most important function is to connect citizens, voters, to the political process,” says Rockefeller’s Malbin

In a February 11, 2016 article in The American Prospect, Rockefeller College Political Science Professor Michael J. Malbin, executive director of the Campaign Finance Institute, shares his thoughts on the role of national political parties.
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A Tradeoff Between Risk and Reward

In his latest post to the Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society Blog, Rockefeller Assistant Professor Brian Nussbaum tackles the topic of cybersecurity for Smart Cities.
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UAlbany Students Give Back to Community While Studying in D.C.

For almost 20 years, University at Albany undergraduates aspiring to careers in government and the public and nonprofit sectors have traveled to Washington, D.C. to spend the spring semester studying and working in the nation’s capital.
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Center for International Development Appoints New Director

Gina Volynsky, a 25-five-year veteran in the field of international development, has joined the University as the new director of the Center for International Development, part of the University’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.
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CWGCS To Host Reception for 2016 Fellows

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Assistant Secretary for Human Services Nora Yates will deliver the keynote address as the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society welcomes its 2016 Fellows on Women & Public Policy, Thursday, February 18, 6:30 -9 p.m. at Rockefeller College.
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Rockefeller College Professor Lends International Students a Warm Welcome

As the University continues its efforts to attract greater numbers of international students, one professor at Rockefeller College – Ik Jae Chung – can provide perspective on his approach to international recruitment. Chung has been enlisting executives and civil servants from Korea to the College’s MPA program for more than 15 years.
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Decision 2016: Separating Reality from Rhetoric

Fox News contributor Christopher Hahn, BA ’94 and veteran White House and Congressional senior advisor Ron Christie will go head-to-head over 2016's presidential front-runners, phenoms and forgettables. Noted political analyst and strategist Michael Tobman, BA ’95 will moderate this spirited and enlightening discussion.
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UAlbany and Albany Law Researchers to Tackle Law, Urban Blight, Politics, and Race and Gender Relations

The University at Albany and Albany Law School have announced the recipients of a collaborative venture fund designed to enable faculty from the two organizations to pursue joint research opportunities.
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UAlbany / Rockefeller Alumna Muscles Her Way to Jeopardy! Champion

Amelia Hershberger of Albany, New York, a 2004 UAlbany/Rockefeller College political science graduate, takes on the competition and finds success on Jeopardy!
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Rockefeller College Hosts NASPAA Career Professionals Conference

More than 50 career services professionals from 18 states and the District of Columbia attended NASPAA’s 2015 Career Professionals Conference hosted by the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, December 10-11.
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Thank you for the many ways you support Rockefeller College and UAlbany

The faculty and staff of Rockefeller College wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
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Roads to AmeriCorps and Rockefeller College Converged into One Sure Path for New Grad

Pou Mok graduated on Sunday, December 6 with a goal of fighting poverty and with invaluable skills and connections acquired through Rockefeller College's MPA program.
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State Department Awards Rockefeller's Bryan Early $1.1 million To Provide Strategic Trade Control Assistance Around the Globe

Dr. Bryan Early and his PISCES colleagues are collaborating to provide strategic trade control assistance to countries in the Western Balkans and Central Asia, as well as to Taiwan, Ukraine, and Sri Lanka.
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Scale of Malaysian corruption scandal is “record breaking,” says SE Asia expert Meredith Weiss – NPR’s All Things Considered, 11/18/15

Associate Professor of Political Science Meredith Weiss talks with NPR’s All Things Considered about the growing scandal over Malaysia’s government-owned investment fund called 1MDB.
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Citizen Funding for Elections — What do we know? What are the effects? What are the options?

On November 19, 2015, the nonpartisan Campaign Finance Institute (CFI) released a new report written by its executive director Michael J. Malbin, a professor of political science at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College.
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Rockefeller Terrorism Experts Asal and Rethemeyer Analyze Recent ISIS Attacks, Capitol Pressroom, 11/18/15

Rockefeller Terrorism Experts and co-directors of the Project on Violent Conflict, Victor Asal and R. Karl Rethemeyer, analyze the recent attacks by ISIS and discuss what their BAAD dataset can tell us about terrorist organizations.
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Rockefeller Faculty Among UAlbany Experts Called on for Insight and Expertise in Aftermath of Terrorist Attacks

Rockefeller College faculty are among several University at Albany experts who examine issues related to terrorism, homeland security and disaster response.
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Laura V. Gonzalez-Murphy, Ph.D. '09 Appointed Director of NYS Office for New Americans

Rockefeller College alumna Laura Valeria González-Murphy has been appointed director of the New York State Office for New Americans (ONA). Dr. González-Murphy oversees the operation of ONA’s 26 opportunity centers across New York State.
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New Online Tool Reveals Terrorist Networks and Behavior Over Time

Rockefeller professors’ Big, Allied and Dangerous dataset enables better understanding of how terrorist organizations function.
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at the FOREFRONT

Rockefeller College is proud to share news of outstanding faculty scholarship and achievement in our Fall 2015 research report, at the FOREFRONT.
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'Grassroots unhappiness with powers that be' influences fundraising says Michael Malbin – Center for Public Integrity Online, 10/16/15

Professor Michael J. Malbin, executive director of the Campaign Finance Institute, shares thoughts on why small-dollar donors are powering insurgent presidential candidates from both parties.
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Intl Security Expert Bryan Early Assesses Threat of ISIS Radiological Terror

Read Professor Bryan R. Early’s guest post “ Fighting Dirty: Assessing the Threat of ISIS Engaging in Radiological Terrorism” in Ballots & Bullets, the blog of the School of Politics & International Relations at the University of Nottingham.
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Rockefeller Doctoral Student Steve Sin Invited to Lecture at Baker Center for Public Policy

Rockefeller College doctoral student Steve Sin presented a lecture on the topic of illicit trafficking of radiological and nuclear material at the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee on October 12, 2015.
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PhD Student Cesar Rentaria Published in ITID

An article by first-year PhD student Cesar Rentaria about mobile banking in rural Mexico appeared in Information Technologies & International Development (ITID), a peer-reviewed, international, multidisciplinary quarterly designed for researchers and practitioners from the engineering and social sciences, technologists, policymakers, and development specialists.
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Promoting Compassionate Policies for Children in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Nearly 20 years after a brutal war, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) continues to face challenges in forging effective policies to meet citizens’ needs. Through a project with the University at Albany’s Center for International Development (SUNY/CID), however, BiH state and federation institutions are building legislative and policy-making capabilities in a number of areas.
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Candidates win on “what they offer substantively,” says Rockefeller’s Malbin, Christian Science Monitor, 10/1/15

Rockefeller Professor Michael Malbin, executive director of the Campaign Finance Institute, tells the CSM that candidates will win on 'what they offer substantively to voters.'
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Why Organizations Choose Violence

Rockefeller Associate Professor of Political Science and Co-director of the Project on Violent Conflict Dr. Victor Asal discusses the factors that make organizations more likely to be lethal.
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Dean Rethemeyer Interviewed by City & State Magazine

Rockefeller Interim Dean R. Karl Rethemeyer talks with City & State about the launch of the College's new Master's of International Affairs program and provides an update on his terrorism-related research.
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Info Technologies Can Help Identify and Solve Policy Problems

CTG Research Director and Rockefeller Associate Professor J. Ramon Gil-Garcia discusses the relationship between information technologies, open data and public policy analysis.
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Capital Region Nonprofit Leaders Offer Strategies for Advancing Your Organization’s Mission

UAlbany’s Award-Winning Emerging Issues in the Nonprofit Sector Series launches 2015-16 season with a workshop on public policy advocacy led by the pros.
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Could Twitter be an antidote to big-money politics? – Michael Malbin comments, Christian Science Monitor, 9/15/15

Rockefeller College Political Science Professor Michael J. Malbin, a campaign finance expert, shares his insights on how people give to political campaigns.
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SUNY/CID on Bosnian National TV

Staff of SUNY/CID’s USAID-funded Strengthening Governing Institutions and Processes Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently appeared on Bosnian national television.
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‘What’s Next for Kim Douglas?’ – Professor Julie Novkov comments in ThinkProgress, 9/11/15

This week, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was released from jail, an incarceration brought about by her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Now that she is free, the experts are weighing in on what is likely to happen next.
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Rockefeller Interim Dean R. Karl Rethemeyer to Moderate Community-Wide Discussion at School of Public Health

Rockefeller College Interim Dean R. Karl Rethemeyer will moderate a discussion inspired by the book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis on Wednesday, September 9 at 5 p.m. at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health George Education Center Auditorium, One University Place, Rensselaer, New York.
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Criminal Justice Policy Expert Shawn Bushway Provides Insight on Rising Crime Rates, WAMC Vox Pop, 9/1/15

Rockefeller criminal justice policy expert Shawn Bushway provides insight on recent reports that more 30 U.S. cities have reported sharp increases in violence since last year, including New York, New Orleans, Baltimore, Washington, St. Louis and Milwaukee.
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Rethemeyer Analyzes the Iranian Nuclear Deal, Capitol Pressroom, 8/31/15

Rockefeller Interim Dean and Co-director of the Project on Violent Conflict R. Karl Rethemeyer discusses the nuclear accord with Iran on The Capitol Pressroom with WCNY’s Susan Arbetter.
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Trump immigration plan may have “unintended consequences,” says Rockefeller’s Koslowski, National Journal, 8/24/15

Associate Professor Rey Koslowski, an expert in global migration and border control issues, shares his insights on possible consequences of Donald Trump’s plan for tightening border security between the U.S. and Mexico.
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CID Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Assembly of Francophone Parliaments

On July 9, 2015, SUNY/CID at Rockefeller College signed a new memorandum of understanding with the Assembly of Francophone Parliaments on current and future collaborations in providing legislative strengthening support in the Francophone world.
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Rockefeller Welcomes New Faculty

Rockefeller College is delighted to welcome Assistant Professors Elizabeth A. M. Searing and Edmund Stazyk to the Department of Public Administration and Policy.
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Dr. Bryan Early Awarded Tenure

Rockefeller College faculty member Bryan Early was recently awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor.
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Rockefeller PhD Student Named NASPAA Emerging Scholar

Rockefeller PhD student Jeongyoon Lee has been named a recipient of the 2015 Staats Emerging Scholar Award and will present her dissertation work in front of national and international public service education leaders at NASPAA’s Annual Conference in Brooklyn, October 14-16.
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Professor Julie Novkov to Receive APSA Award for Teaching and Mentoring

Professor Julie Novkov has been named this year’s recipient of the Teaching and Mentoring Award by the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association (APSA).
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NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul To Deliver Keynote at CWGCS Fellows' Graduation

New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will be the keynote speaker at the University at Albany's Center for Women in Government & Civil Society's 33rd Annual Commencement Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. on the downtown campus in Milne Hall, Room 200.
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Rockefeller College Alumni Selected as Excelsior Service Fellows

In fall 2015, seven Rockefeller College alumni will begin their service to the public as Excelsior Service Fellows. The New York State Excelsior Service Fellowship attracts the best and the brightest who are called to a career in public service. 
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Rockefeller Offers Advanced Graduate Certificate in International Health and Human Rights

To address the growing demand for interdisciplinary solutions to our contemporary world challenges, Rockefeller College has collaborated with the University at Albany's Global Institute for Health and Human Rights and School of Public Health to offer the Graduate Certificate in International Health and Human Rights.
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Alumna and Advisory Board Member Named Executive Director, Capital District Habitat for Humanity

Christine Hmiel Schudde, MA '08 has been named the next executive director of Capital District Habitat for Humanity. Schudde, previously director of development, brings more than a decade of Habitat experience to her new leadership role.
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UAlbany's CTG is Lead Partner in Increasing Capability of Government Leaders in Egypt

Experts from the University at Albany's Center for Technology in Government recently spent a week in Cairo, Egypt working with Egypt's National Management Institute as part of Microsoft's 4Afrika School of Government.
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CID Bosnia Project Hosts Talk Show Featuring New Chair of the FBiH Women's Caucus

On Wednesday, May 27, the Center for International Development's USAID/Strengthening Governing Institutions and Processes project in Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted a radio call-in program featuring Member of Parliament Kenela Zuko.
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Virtually No Effect of State Policies on Organ Donation

Policies passed by states to encourage organ donation have had virtually no effect on rates of organ donation and transplantation in the United States, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.
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SUNY/CID Signs MOU with National Assembly of Quebec

The SUNY Center for International Development and the National Assembly of Quebec have signed a memorandum of understanding under which they will join forces to develop programming to promote legislative development around the world.
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Thinking About State and Local Government Cyber Security Exercises

Rockefeller Assistant Professor Brian Nussbaum shares his insights on state and local government cybersecurity in the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society blog.
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Rockefeller Honors ​Class of 2015

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy honored the Class of 2015 at its annual graduate and undergraduate recognition ceremonies on May 16 and 17, 2015 at Page Hall on the downtown campus of the University at Albany.
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First-Generation Grads Thank Their Families

Rockefeller College is proud to share the stories of four families who are celebrating first time college graduates this year.
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Rockefeller Senior Dedicates Herself to Helping Others

In her four years at the University at Albany, Rose Avellino has found through extensive community engagement work that no act is too small to make a difference.
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Rockefeller Sanctions Expert Bryan Early Interviewed on WAMC

Rockefeller College Assistant Professor Bryan Early, an expert on economic sanctions and strategic trade control, discusses his new book with Dr. Alan Chartock of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio.
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D.C. Bound

Rockefeller College senior Mary Campbell's dreams are coming true. Just days away from commencement she's already landed a job in Washington, D.C. and making plans for her move to the nation's capital.
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Michael Christakis, MA '01, PhD '05 Appointed UAlbany Vice President for Student Success

Dr. Michael Christakis, a Rockefeller College alumnus, has been named vice president for student success by University at Albany President Robert J. Jones.
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Professor Julie Novkov To Receive APSA Teaching and Mentoring Award

Julie Novkov, chair of the Rockefeller College Political Science Department, is this year's recipient of the Teaching and Mentoring Award from the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.
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Tim and Matt Curran – Brothers and Best Friends

Through their achievement and outstanding example, recent graduates Tim and Matt Curran have carved a lasting legacy at Rockefeller for years to come. The brothers share the secrets to their success.
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Changing the Game

An all-conference football star in college, Matt Lowney was playing pro football in Omaha when a shoulder injury ended his dream of making it to the NFL. Suddenly facing a major change in direction, Matt had to rethink his goals and decided to pursue his Master of Public Administration at Rockefeller.
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Rockefeller Prepares To Honor Class of 2015

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy will honor the Class of 2015 this weekend during graduate and undergraduate commencement recognition ceremonies at Page Hall on the downtown campus.
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Kamiar Alaei, M.D. Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Kamiar Alaei, M.D., a Public Service Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at Rockefeller College and founding director of the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights (GIHHR) has been named a recipient of the 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.
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Moving to the Center Can Be Costly for Left-wing Parties

For several decades, center-left parties across Europe have undergone major soul-searching about whether a more centrist position helps them win elections. Rockefeller's Johannes Karreth and Jonathan Polk, University of Gothenburg, Sweden share insights in the Washington Post, May 6, 2015.
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Refugees an asset to state farms – Rey Koslowski op-ed, Times Union, 5/6/15

Rockefeller global migration expert Rey Koslowski urges lawmakers to propose legislation that offers opportunities for refugees with agricultural experience.
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Latest Drownings Highlight Plight of African Refugees

In a discussion with KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny, Associate Professor Rey Koslowski shares his insights on the migrant crisis in Europe and conditions in African countries that contribute to dangerous human smuggling networks.
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Inspiration Probably Only Role ISIL Played in Texas Shooting – Victor Asal, Sputniknews.com, 5.5.15

Rockefeller terrorism expert Victor Asal believes ISIL may have inspired but not provided operational support for the recent attack on the American Freedom Defense Initiative's Muhammad art exhibit and cartoon contest in Garland, TX.
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Gender Matters in Political Advertising

New research by Rockefeller Associate Professor Patricia Strach and colleagues Kathleen Searles, Katherine Zuber, Erika Franklin Fowler and Travis Ridout finds campaigns choose the sex of advertising voiceovers strategically.
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Rockefeller College Public Service Professor Thomas Constantine Dies

Former New York State Police Superintendent and longtime Rockefeller College Public Service Professor Thomas A. Constantine died on Sunday, May 3 at the age of 76 in Pinehurst, N.C.
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PVC Co-Directors Rethemeyer and Asal Discuss the Global Political Landscape -- Capitol Pressroom, 4/30/15

Rockefeller College Interim Dean R. Karl Rethemeyer and Associate Professor Victor Asal discussed the threat of terrorism in the U.S. and abroad on the WCNY's Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter. Listen to a replay of their interview.
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Not 'digital exhaust;' rather 'digital fossils' - Brian Nussbaum, The Hill, 4/27/15

Rockefeller Assistant Professor Brian Nussbaum points out that our lives increasingly leave digital trails that tell those looking far more about us than we realize.
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'Sanctions and divestment attractive but flawed political tactics' - Bryan Early in TheConversation.com, 4/29/15

In this op-ed, Rockefeller Assistant Professor Bryan Early argues that sanctions have a terrible track record of success because they're usually too weak to work and too easy to get around.
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Rockefeller Hosts Sierra Leone Minister of Finance and Economic Development

Dr. Kaifala Marah, a 2003 UAlbany graduate and minister of finance and economic development for Sierra Leone, was the featured speaker at the latest installment of the Rockefeller College Leaders in Public Service Speakers Series.
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Rockefeller's Nonprofit Workshop Series Receives Public Engagement Award

"Emerging Issues in the Nonprofit Sector" among nine programs to be honored at the 2015 President's Awards for Exemplary Public Engagement.
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Rockefeller MPA Student Awarded GFOA Scholarship

Zorana Lavin, a Master of Public Administration student in the Class of 2015, has been awarded the Stanley M. Schoenfeld Scholarship by the New York State Government Finance Officers' Association (NYS GFOA).
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Budgeting and Beyond

Professor David Matkin and his Rockefeller colleagues are committed to providing students with a skills-based public financial management education.
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The Big Challenge: Q & A with Mary Beth Labate, MPA '86

NYS Budget Director Mary Beth Labate talks about the fiscal and financial management challenges facing government today.
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American Presidency Expert Bruce Miroff Offers Perspective on Executive Orders

Professor Bruce Miroff, a noted author on the American presidency, shares insight -- and a bit of history -- on the use of executive order.
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The Inside Story: Scholars Martin and Fox Are Central to Rockefeller's Health Policy Research and Teaching

Rockefeller has strategically built a team of health policy experts made up of accomplished individual scholars who view issues "through different lenses, in different ways, using different methodological approaches," says Assistant Professor Erika G. Martin.
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Technically Speaking… CTG at Work

Since being created in 1993 by Governor Mario M. Cuomo, the University at Albany's Center for Technology in Government has been dedicated to improving government and public services, both nationally and internationally.
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R. Karl Rethemeyer Named Interim Dean

Associate Professor R. Karl Rethemeyer has been named interim dean of Rockefeller College while Dean David Rousseau leads the establishment of UAlbany's College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.
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NYSDHSES and NCSP Host Public Policy Colloquium on Emergency Management

The NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' State Preparedness Training Center, in collaboration with the National Center for Security & Preparedness, is hosting its third annual policy colloquium on May 7, 2015.
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"Homeland security at home here" – Rockefeller Public Service Professor Tom Constantine, TU Op-Ed, 3/24/15

Rockefeller Public Service Professor Tom Constantine, former superintendent of the State Police, shares his thoughts on UAlbany's new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.
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Be Part of Rock Mob 2015!

The 2nd Annual Rock Mob photo shoot will be held Wednesday, April 8 at 5 p.m. on the steps of the NYS Capitol. A reception for alumni, students and accepted graduate students will follow at the City Beer Hall.
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NASPAA Announces Northeast Region Team Winner of its Inaugural Student Simulation Competition

Last weekend, students competed across the U.S. at five regional sites in NASPAA's Student Simulation Competition. (At left) Students from all over the Northeast competed at Rockefeller.
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Rockefeller Hosts Northeast Students for NASPAA Competition

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy is proud to be the Northeast host for NASPAA's first-ever national simulation competition.
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Rockefeller Alumni Welcome Semester in Washington Students

UAlbany and Rockefeller College alumni welcomed students to the nation's capital during a reception at Bloomberg Government.
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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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