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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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    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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    Problem-Solving Partners

    Rockefeller College is joining with the Rockefeller Institute of Government, Albany Law School’s Government Law Center and the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Law to create the Center for Law and Policy Solutions (CLPS) to tackle civic challenges at the intersection of law and policy.

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    Students Make Health Data Friendly

    Researchers and student scientists from UAlbany’s Center for Technology in Government (CTG) developed software to produce easy-to-use “interactive data visualizations” for the New York State Department of Health (DOH).

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    Toasting to Tenure

    Congratulations to Rockefeller faculty members Matthew Ingram, David Matkin, and Edmund Stazyk who were awarded tenure during the 2016-17 academic year.

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    Helping Maximize Libraries within ‘Smart Cities’

    The United States Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is awarding the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) almost a half million dollars to find out how libraries can better serve their communities and encourage collaboration among local government, and citizens in new technology innovations. The project is being led by Mila Gascó, CTG associate research director and research associate professor in Public Administration & Policy.

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    Prison’s Revolving Door

    A group of researchers, including Rockefeller’s Shawn Bushway, found that convicted felons who served prison time are much more likely to end up behind bars again than those who were sentenced to probation for similar crimes.

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    Five Questions with Faculty: Edmund Stazyk

    Edmund C. Stazyk is an associate professor of Public Administration & Policy. He came to UAlbany after teaching for six years in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C.

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    It takes a Grant (to Build a Village)

    Led by the expertise of Rockefeller’s Center for International Development (CID), UAlbany is a partner in the SUNY charge to build a sustainable village in Haiti.

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    US Constitution in Crisis

    Rockefeller faculty Matthew Ingram and Julie Novkov served as panelists during a roundtable discussion on Constitution Day.

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    Outstanding Students

    Summer Abroad: Toby Greenfield

    Toby Greenfield, MPA ’18 spent the summer interning at the UN Migration Agency in Geneva, Switzerland.

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    Summer Abroad: Mia Nilo

    Mia Nilo, MIA ’18 spent the summer interning at the Consulate General in Guangzhou, China.

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    Ethnic Identity and Politics

    Professor José Cruz has released a new book that reviewers are calling “thoughtful and provocative” in its portrayal of Puerto Rican political elites in New York City.

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    Politically Engaged

    Rockefeller College co-sponsored and hosted an Albany Mayoral Primary Debate at the University at Albany Performing Arts Center on September 6th.

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    The Intern Experience: The Value of Involvement

    Matthew Garcia, a senior political science major, was ecstatic to be picked for the Assembly Session Internship Program, working as an intern in the Albany office of Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (103rd District, Kingston).

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    Governor's Aide, Gangster's Brother

    Alumnus Steve Villano ’71 tells the story of two New York brothers who traveled dramatically different paths in his memoir Tightrope: Balancing a Life Between Mario Cuomo and My Brother.

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    Tracking Terrorist Groups

    Professors Karl Rethemeyer and Victor Asal created databases called BAAD 1 and 2 that contain in depth information on hundreds of terrorist organizations and their relationships with each other, and whether they are based on affection, ideology or just cold hard cash.

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    Honoring Excellence with the Chancellor's Award

    Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Anne Hildreth has earned the 2016-2017 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

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    Rockefeller College Holds Inaugural Service Day

    On Friday, April 7th, the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy held its inaugural Service Day, bringing together Rockefeller alumni, students, faculty and staff to help local communities.

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    Congratulations Class of 2017!

    Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy honored the Class of 2017 at its annual graduate and undergraduate recognition ceremonies on May 19 and 20, 2017.

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    Shawn Bushway Named ASC Fellow

    Professor Shawn Bushway of the Department of Public Administration and Policy at Rockefeller College has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology (ASC).

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    Enhancing the Student Experience

    Rockefeller alum Michael Christakis is making a difference as UAlbany’s Vice President for Student Affairs.

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    Mayor Thomas Roach to Speak at Undergraduate Ceremony

    Thomas Roach ’83, Mayor of White Plains, N.Y., will serve as Rockefeller College’s keynote speaker at the Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 20.

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    Chancellor's Award: Ermida Koduah

    Ermida Koduah of the Bronx has an international focus. The recent winner of a Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, Koduah spent the spring semester of sophomore year in Dubai.

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    Chancellor’s Award: Aritra Saha

    Aritra Saha of Queens is majoring in nanoscale engineering, minoring in mathematics and political science, and getting a taste of government at the same time.

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    Chancellor’s Award: Akeela Makshood

    Akeela Makshood entered the University as a shy freshman with the sole aim of earning a degree. Today she is a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence winner and a dedicated leader of the Muslim Students Association.

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    Presidential Awards Honor Staff and Faculty Excellence

    Associate Professor and Chair Victor Asal has been selected to receive a President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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    Extraordinary Devotion

    Julie Novkov, chair of the Department of Political Science, has been named a Collins Fellows. The award, now in its 33rd year, recognizes teaching faculty who have shown extraordinary devotion to the University over a sustained period of time.

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    Protecting the Rights of LGBTQ Individuals

    Developed via a partnership between UAlbany and Nowigence, Inc., one the of the University’s START-UP NY companies, the newly launched UAlbany LGBTQ+ Activity Tracker gathers data globally and over time to map a pattern of positive and negative events concerning the LGBTQ+ population.

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    Five Questions with Faculty: Patricia Strach

    Patricia Strach is an associate professor in the Departments of Political Science and Public Administration & Policy at UAlbany’s Rockefeller College, and the deputy director for Research at SUNY’s Rockefeller Institute of Government.

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    Cream of the Crop

    Rockefeller students Akeela Makshood and Ermida Koduah were two of 10 UAlbany students who earned the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, the highest honor the State University of New York bestows on its students. This year, 256 students from 64 campuses won the award.

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    Water for Anyama – The Source of Life

    To help Ivoirians address problems in the delivery of government services, like potable water, CID and the USAID-financed Legislative Strengthening Program (LSP) developed a pilot program in 24 constituencies to set up collaborative community platforms aimed at improving public service delivery.

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    Partners in Growth and Innovation

    Led by Rockefeller alum Andrew Kennedy (MPA ’07), the Center for Economic Growth has a strong record of growing businesses.

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    For the World's Women and Children

    The Center for International Development director and the Albany Law School president address Zonta on the plight of many.

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    Criminalizing the LGBT Community and the Long Arm of the Religious State

    Associate Professor Victor Asal explains his exploration of the factors that make states around the world more likely to legally discriminate against the LGBT community and why some countries are more likely to put people to death for consensual same sex relations.

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    NASPAA-Batten Global Student Simulation Competition

    Rockefeller students Elipha Pradhananga, Nicolas Texeira Nunez, Karan Verma, and Craig Waltz traveled to Columbia University and competed in the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Food Security. Verma and Waltz were members of the winning team at Columbia and placed second overall in the global competition.

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    A Win for the Children

    Three years of dedicated work by members of the Center for International Development has been rewarded. On February 15, 2017, 1,400 children in the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina were given a better chance at happier, more fulfilling lives when the Federation Parliament House of Representatives adopted the Law on Foster Care by a 66-1 vote.

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    Luna-Reyes Earns Prestigious IBM Center Stipend

    Associate professor Luis Luna-Reyes has been awarded one of the IBM Center for The Business of Government’s competitive and prestigious research stipends to answer questions about current advancements of government open data policy.

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    Seventeen Students Set Off For Spring Semester In Washington

    Making the move from New York’s capital to the nation’s, 17 University at Albany students have journeyed to Washington D.C. as a part of the University’s Semester in Washington Program.

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    Preparing The Leaders Of Tomorrow

    Rockefeller & GOER Launch New York State Leadership Institute

    A new partnership between the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and Rockefeller College will be providing leadership training to senior-level state employees starting in February.

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    2017 NEW Leadership New York

    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 2017 NEW LeadershipTM New York (NLNY) are now open.

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    Financial Predictions for 2017

    Public Service Professor Kevin Bronner is featured in WalletHub’s 10 financial predictions for 2017. How will the U.S. economy perform in 2017?

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    Solving Urban Blight

     The University and its Center for Technology in Government (CTG) are quickly becoming go-to resources and advocates on the subject of urban blight.

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    Public Art Breathes Life into Abandoned Buildings

    Entitled Combating Urban Blight in the cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy, a Policy Roundtable co-sponsored by the Center for Women in Government, Rockefeller College examined a set of policy alternatives that can strengthen mitigation and prevention of distressed and abandoned properties.

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    UAlbany Giving Tuesday -- WE DID IT!

    THANK YOU for your support on Giving Tuesday! Your gifts helped the University, the College, and most importantly the students that we serve.

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    A Great Way to Start

    Rockefeller MPA student Karan Verma recently placed number one in an entrepreneurial competition designed to bring entrepreneurs together with mentors, investors and sponsors to develop their ideas.

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    Laws and Rights

    According to Chair and Associate Professor Victor Asal, understanding discrimination is the root to eliminating it.  This belief is the impetus for his new book, Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State: Sodomy Provisions and Gay Rights across Nations and over Time, co-written with Udi Sommer, an associate professor of political science at Tel Aviv University.

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    Joining the ‘Book Party’

    Professor Bruce Miroff was one of four writers cited in a Washington Post article focusing on “the perils of a presidency too reliant on star power.” The article, part of the “book party” series, recommends four books on presidential politics — including Miroff’s Presidents on Political Ground: Leaders in Action and What They Face.

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    Trump’s Agenda

    Rey Koslowski, associate professor of political science and director of the Master of International Affairs program, recently spoke to CBC News about President-elect Trump’s agenda – what he’ll be able to accomplish, and where he’ll experience political pushback.

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    Interim Dean Karl Rethemeyer visits South Korea to educate officials and academics

    Rethemeyer, an expert on social networks, including those formed by terrorist organizations, recently visited South Korea to speak on the operations of terrorist networks and North Korea’s involvement with terrorism.

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    Faculty News

    Rockefeller welcomes eight outstanding scholars and announces faculty promotions for academic year 2016-2017.

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    Examining Critical Issues

    Researchers Partner with State to Assist New Yorkers in Becoming Citizens

    Rockefeller College global migration expert Rey Koslowski is among a team of experts working with New York State on an innovative initiative that will provide assistance to New Yorkers who wish to become citizens.

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    On a Mission

    Cat Provost loves her work. As the constituent services representative for Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen, it’s her job to assist citizens of Maryland’s 8th Congressional District when they contact the office with a problem or concern.

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    Choices Big and Small

    Professor Jeffrey D. Straussman, a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration with expertise in the field of public management, offers perspective on the ethics of discretion in public service.

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    Washington Awaits! Three Recent Rockefeller College Alumni Named 2016 Presidential Management Fellows

    Rockefeller graduates Jasmine Clemons, MPA ’16; Greg Danis, MPA ’16; and Kimberly Segura, MPA ’16 were selected as Presidential Management Fellows.

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    Providing a Forum for Critical Issues

    Nonprofit Strategy Session Planned for September 23

    David Renz, PhD, Director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, will facilitate a strategic planning forum to imagine the role of UAlbany’s new Institute of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development.

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    STUDY ABROAD

    Madrid te Quiere - Madrid Wants you!

    Rockefeller College Political Science Professor José E. Cruz invites you to study abroad in Spain next summer. For the third straight year, Professor Cruz will lead an international learning opportunity that takes students to Madrid to study urban politics and migration.

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    Acclaimed Research Centers and Institutes

    Up-to-Date Crash Data from New York State Available Online

    The public now has direct access to New York State’s motor vehicle crash data, through a new online data system developed and implemented by Rockefeller College’s Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research.

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    FIRST IN THE NATION

    UAlbany Launches New Major in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

    Students interested in gaining knowledge, skills, and experience to enhance the safety and security of the nation can now pursue a major degree of study in emergency preparedness, homeland security and cybersecurity.

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    ISIS Is Almost Certainly Behind Ataturk Airport Attack

    Dr. Brian Nussbaum spoke with a reporter about the June 28th attack in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport. Nussbaum, an assistant professor at Rockefeller, focuses on cybersecurity, terrorism, homeland security, risk and intelligence analysis, and infrastructure protection.

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