Almost 40 percent of adults in the United States are obese — and local health departments can play a key role in reducing this statistic. Recent research from alumna Wenhui Feng, PhD ’19, supervised by Associate Professor Erika Martin, assesses the obesity policy involvement among local health departments across the United States and the factors associated with increased involvement.
The University at Albany’s nationally ranked Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy will be hosting Certified Municipal Clerks (CMC) and Master Municipal Clerks (MMC) training programs this summer, running July 12-15, 2020 on UAlbany’s campus.
The University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s top graduate programs for public affairs. Announced by U.S. News & World Report, Rockefeller moved up two places from last year to 19th in the nation overall in the rankings for the 2021 Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs.
On Saturday, March 7th, Rockefeller College will host 50 graduate students from 15 universities participating in the 2020 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. This year’s competition will connect approximately 400 students from eight global host sites. Participants in the competition will take on leadership roles in a simulated city and implement policies that achieve the most sustainable public transit system.
Brian Greenhill is an associate professor and vice chair of Rockefeller College’s Department of Political Science. Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, he studies intergovernmental organizations, and is working on a new research project that addresses the question of how these organizations can influence public opinion on critical issues such as climate change or human rights violations.
Rockefeller College’s Center for Women in Government & Civil Society (CWGCS) is hosting a reception on Thursday, February 13th to introduce the 2020 Women & Public Policy Fellows. The reception will take place from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the University at Albany’s SEFCU Arena Hall of Fame Room on the Uptown Campus.
Staff members from the State University of New York’s Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) won a U.S. State Department grant for public service projects to support its efforts to strengthen public service leadership in Haiti.
Fifteen University at Albany undergraduate students made their way to Washington, D.C. last week to begin a semester-long experience living, learning, and interning in the nation’s capital.
Undergraduate students in Professor Susan Appe’s Fall 2019 Private Philanthropy, Public Problems, and Power course have chosen the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) as the recipient of $3,000 from the Student Philanthropy Fund.
In partnership with PPIA and NASPAA, Rockefeller College hosted 29 undergraduate students from 19 universities spanning the country for a weekend dedicated to exploring opportunities in public service, October 25-27.
CTG UAlbany Director Theresa Pardo and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Dean R. Karl Rethemeyer have been elected fellows of the National Academy of Public Administration for 2019.
Rockefeller College doctoral student Sunyoung Pyo received NASPAA’s Pi Alpha Alpha Doctoral Manuscript Award for her manuscript: Does Law Enforcement Officers’ Behavior Change after Wearing Body Worn Cameras? Understanding Changes in Arrest Rates among Local Police Departments in the United States.
The UAlbany community once again stepped up this summer to help the people of Puerto Rico continue their ongoing recovery efforts from the devastating 2017 hurricane season. The trip was sponsored by SUNY and supported by Rockefeller College and UAlbany’s Center for Leadership and Service.
The newly established Student Philanthropy Fund selected The MoonCatcher Project and Youth FX as its inaugural winning nonprofit organizations. The Student Philanthropy Fund is a project of Dr. Susan Appe and launched in Spring 2019 in the PAD 527 Philanthropy and Civil Society graduate course at Rockefeller College.
UAlbany and Rockefeller College are committed to preparing the future leaders in conservation and sustainability. Rockefeller’s Environmental Policy & Politics concentration provides graduates the foundation they need for careers in conservation, environmental planning, energy policy, and climate change.
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 18, 2019) — When the student content editor for a publication that assesses university excellence around the world contacted UAlbany for a political science student who could write a guide to the 2020 Presidential candidates, Dean and Professor R. Karl Rethemeyer of Rockefeller College had a ready choice in mind. 2018 UAlbany alum and current Public Administration grad student Austin Ostro knows all about the responsibilities and goals of public office, being the current SUNY Student Assembly president as well as a SUNY trustee.
Assistant Professor Lucy Sorenson co-authored an article for the Brookings Institution that highlights concerns related to the turnover of middle school teachers, including the financial costs on schools and districts and the effects on student achievement.
SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson presented 210 SUNY students from across the state with the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. UAlbany had nine honorees, including four exceptional scholars from Rockefeller College: Alondra Berroa, Nicholas Gonzalez, Teniola Olafuyi, and Subha Tasnim.
Improving two places, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany has once again been recognized among the nation’s top graduate programs for public affairs byU.S. News & World Report. Rockefeller College was listed 21st overall within the rankings for the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs. The College was also recognized for excellence in a number of individual public affairs specialties. Rockefeller was ranked:
Honors College student Michael Allain, right, on the job with state Sen.
Rockefeller doctoral student Nakissa Jahanbani’s opinion piece in The Globe Post explores what Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s attempted resignation indicates for Iranian domestic and international politics.
Local libraries are often thought of as places to check out books or engage in some silent reading. But libraries offer so much more than just what can be found on their shelves or done in hushed tones.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Christopher Clary’s Washington Post article offers insight into the rising conflict between India and Pakistan post-Balakot.
On Friday, February 22nd, the Rockefeller College Graduate Association of Political Science (GAPS) and Students of Educational Administration for Change (SEAChange) presented the seventh annual Institutions and Societies Conference. The theme of the event focused on disability politics.
Terrorist organizations are constantly changing, and tracking their network affiliations is a complicated task. Dean R. Karl Rethemeyer and Political Science Professor Victor Asal have worked for more than a decade to compile and analyze how these “bad actors” operate and interact.
Forty-five UAlbany students from diverse majors and seven faculty/staff, including Rockefeller College’s Director of Undergraduate Student Services Zakhar Berkovich, completed restoration projects for dozens of local residents in Puerto Rico over winter break.