Novkov Pens Response to Supreme Court Leaked Draft on Abortion Case
Interim Rockefeller College Dean Julie Novkov responded to the news of a leaked draft of a decision on a Mississippi abortion case with an analysis published by The Washington Post.
2022 Rockefeller College Award Winners
On Thursday, May 5th, Rockefeller College celebrated its 2022 award winners from the Department of Public Administration & Policy, the Department of Political Science, and the School of Criminal Justice.
Policing Crisis Conference
On May 20-21, the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy will host the interdisciplinary “Policing Crisis Conference” in person on UAlbany's Downtown Campus. How governments approach enforcing their laws and policies has been the subject of increasing political and social contention locally, nationally, and internationally. This conference adopts a broad approach for understanding “policing crisis” that includes not only military intervention and law enforcement, but the state’s punitive management of social crises, including poverty, mental illness, and violence. The conference is open to the entire UAlbany campus community free of charge.
Remembering Joseph F. Zimmerman
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy is sad to announce that Professor Emeritus Joseph F. Zimmerman, Ph.D. passed away on April 16, 2022 at the age of 93. For nearly 50 years, Joseph was a professor of political science at the University at Albany, serving from 1965 until his retirement in 2014.
Eight Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Awards
Eight outstanding UAlbany students will be honored Tuesday with the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, which is the highest award SUNY bestows. Chancellor’s Award winners are selected for outstanding achievements in academics, leadership, campus involvement, community service or the arts.
Faculty Members Honored for Exemplary Public Engagement
The award honors UAlbany people and programs that have made outstanding contributions to addressing a significant societal need and enhancing public well-being through publicly engaged research, teaching, creative activity and/or public service, and in collaboration with community partners.
¡Sí, Ella Puede! Social Movements and Latina Legislative Leadership
Celeste Montoya is an associate professor of political science and women & gender studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research primarily focuses on the ways in which women and racialized communities mobilize to enact change with a particular focus on Latinas and other women of color.
Easing Administrative Burdens
Complex government programs, such as Medicaid, are often accompanied by strict registration and eligibility requirements. These administrative burdens can frustrate and stymie potentially eligible individuals, limiting individuals’ access to public programs and legally-entitled benefits. On the latest episode of Policy Outsider, University at Albany Associate Professor Ashley Fox discusses her recent article in Public Administration Review which found rule-reduction changes to ease Medicaid enrollment can improve program take-up (i.e., increase enrollment). The conversation covers the consequences of administrative burden on states and individuals and ways governments can use administrative easing to improve public programs.