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    From Defiance To Dean

    R. Karl Rethemeyer was appointed dean of Rockefeller College on April 20, 2018 after a lifetime of using education to build new opportunities.

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    Security and Conflict

    Led by Associate Professor Bryan Early, PISCES looks to strengthen trade policies and hinder terrorists.

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    Getting into the Debate

    A new study by Rockefeller College PhD student Crystal R. Charles and Associate Professor J. Ramon Gil-Garcia finds that governments can play an important role in social media debates, impacting opinions and actions.

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    'Great Deceptions' and Midterms: Status of North Korean Denuclearization

    Rockefeller College PhD student Charmaine Willis’ op-ed in The Globe Post explores North Korea and its reluctance to make verifiable steps to denuclearization.

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    Rockefeller Hosts PPIA Public Service Weekend

    In partnership with PPIA and NASPAA, Rockefeller College hosted 34 undergraduate students from universities spanning the country for a weekend dedicated to exploring opportunities in public service.

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    Rockefeller's Rising Stars

    Graduates of Rockefeller College accounted for a quarter of City & State’s 2018 Albany 40 Under 40 Rising Stars list as Kevin Bronner, Kate Corkery, Jeremy Ginsburg, Eglantina Haxhillari, Ryan Horstmyer, Wayne Lair, Alyssa Lovelace, Melinda Mack, Katie Neer, and Patrick Orecki earned recognition.

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    CTG UAlbany part of $1.5 million NSF Grant

    Associate Research Director Mila Gasco, Research Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, and Director Theresa Pardo are working to support rural emergency preparedness and response.

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    Trio wins 2018 Emerald Literati Award

    Rockefeller Associate Professor Luis Felipe Luna-Reyes as well as UAlbany Professor Teresa M. Harrison and past visiting scholar Evgeny Styrin won for their work comparing open data ecosystems in Mexico, the US, and Russia.

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    Don’t Be Afraid to Talk About the Costs of Dealing with Climate Change

    Associate Professor Brian Greenhill’s piece, published in The Conversation, discusses his research on climate change communication.

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    Dr. Garima Siwach Receives APPAM PhD Dissertation Award

    University at Albany alumnus Dr. Garima Siwach has been selected to receive the PhD Dissertation Award by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).

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    Undergrads Published Thanks to Class Assignment

    Four of Associate Professor Erika Martin’s Spring 2018 Health and Human Rights undergraduate students had their work published on JPHMP Direct as a result of a class assignment.

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    Iran’s Influence in Afghanistan

    Rockefeller doctoral student Nakissa Jahanbani’s opinion piece in The Globe Post explores how recruiting Afghans to fight in Syria offers Iran an opportunity to increase influence in the region, while Afghanistan has to deal with returned fighters and the implications of a nation with a potentially dual allegiance.

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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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    Lost and Found in Upstate New York

    Assistant Professor Susan Appe explores how the Lost Boys of Sudan are making an impact through nonprofits in her article, “Lost and found in upstate New York: 'Lost Boys' nonprofits latch onto a new objective closer to home.”

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    CID Brings Soccer, Leadership Program to Rural Haiti

    Hundreds of rural Haitian children learned about teamwork and leadership through a week-long soccer program led in part by Rockefeller’s Center for International Development (CID).

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    SUMMER ABROAD

    UAlbany in Madrid

    Led by Rockefeller College Professor Jose Cruz, the UAlbany in Madrid program has been in operation for more than 50 years and offers a broad array of summer courses.

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    Pardo, Gil-Garcia Among World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government

    Faculty members in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, Theresa A. Pardo and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia have been named to Apolitical’s list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government.

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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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