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    ENDURING GIFTS

    Rockefeller College Receives $3.5 Million to Fund Graduate Study

    Including a $1.35 million estate gift from Ricardo Gonzalez ’75, MPA ’77 and his wife Evelyn, Rockefeller College received two seven-figure gifts totaling almost $3.5 million to attract and support outstanding graduate students.

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    It’s All in the Name

    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Anne Hildreth has been honored by the University with the inaugural Hope-Hildreth Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Academic Advising.

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    Tackling Urban Blight

    Students from Rockefeller College and Albany Law share ideas for vacant and derelict properties.

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    Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence

    SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson presented 249 SUNY students from across the state with the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The University at Albany had 10 honorees, including four outstanding scholars from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy: Anna Agnes, Julia Alford, Melissa Galeano, and Michael Watts.

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    Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Visits Campus

    Alan Bersin, the former commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, met with students, faculty, and staff at UAlbany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy and College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity to discuss his professional experiences and the future of trade and border security in today’s globalized world.

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    A Leader in New and Innovative Curriculum

    On April 20th, 2018, R. Karl Rethemeyer was permanently appointed dean of Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy by University at Albany President Dr. Havidán Rodríguez after serving as the College’s interim dean since March 2015.

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      Pupil’s Choice

      Dr. Victor Asal has been named the winner of the 2018 Torch Award after being nominated by political science major Anna Agnes. The Torch Award recognizes outstanding and transformational teaching.

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        Teaching, Service and Creativity Rewarded with President’s Excellence Awards

        Dr. Stephen Weinberg has been named a recipient of the 2017-18 President’s Excellence in Teaching Award and will be recognized at a ceremony on May 2nd.

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          Politics and YouTube Ads

          Rockefeller College senior Zachariah Levitan won the 2018 Lamb Prize, a coveted nation-wide award that goes to one undergraduate political science major for good writing and innovation.

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          Trafficking in Person and the Crisis of Violent Extremism

          On Tuesday April 24th, the Center for International Development will host a conference open to the public that will cover topics around human trafficking, counter efforts made by the United States, and the role that violence in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, and Somalia have played in displacing refugees.

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          Prepare to Rock Your Interview!

          On March 2nd, the Office of Career Development at Rockefeller College concluded the final sessions of its first ever Mock Interview Week. Students were able to sit down with alumni and get valuable feedback to help them improve their interviewing skills.

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          Rockefeller Ranked Among Nation’s Best Public Affairs Schools

          Once again, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany has been recognized among the nation’s top graduate programs for public affairs by U.S. News & World Report.

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          Institutions and Societies Conference

          On Friday, February 23rd, the Rockefeller College Graduate Association of Political Science (GAPS) and Students of Educational Administration for Change (SEA Change) presented the sixth annual Institutions and Societies Conference on UAlbany’s downtown campus.

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          The ‘Digital Poorhouse’

          Associate Professor of Political Science Virginal Eubanks' work on how technology punishes the poor has garnered national media attention.

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          Is a wave rolling in for House Democrats?

          Professor of Political Science Michael J. Malbin discusses the 2018 midterm congressional elections in his post, “Is a wave rolling in for House Democrats? Potentially competitive districts and candidates build strength.”

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          Barriers to Citizenship for Low-Income Immigrants

          David Laitin, professor of political science at Stanford University, presents his co-authored article, "A Randomized Controlled Design Reveals Barriers to Citizenship for Low-Income Immigrants," on Wednesday, February 7 from 1:30-3:00 PM in the Husted Hall Amphitheater on the University at Albany's Downtown Campus.

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          Treating and Preventing HIV with Generic Drugs

          Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, associate professor Erika Martin’s perspective piece, “Treating and Preventing HIV with Generic Drugs — Barriers in the United States,” discusses the costs and availability of generic HIV medications in the US.

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          A Child Abuse Prediction Model Fails Poor Families

          In Rockefeller College Associate Professor Virginia Eubanks' newly released book, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America.

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          Speaking Up for Human Rights

          Kamiar Alaei, Rockefeller College public service professor and director of UAlbany’s Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, was invited to speak at a symposium in Washington, D.C. on protecting the rights of refugees fleeing areas of conflict.

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          Location Matters

          New findings by Rockefeller Associate Professor Erika Martin and alum Young Joo Park, PhD '17, suggest that nursing homes located in minority neighborhoods and with more low-income patients have notably lower quality of care and worse fiscal stress.

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