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December 06, 2010 8:15PM

Associate Professor and Chair of the Education Department at Dartmouth College, Donna Coch, presented her research "The Rhyming Brain in Beginning Readers" at a presentation to faculty on Monday, December 6, 2010.  Her research was funded by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center.  Professor Coch's research lab studies how reading-related skills develop in young children and how the reading brain works in both children and...

December 02, 2010 6:42AM

Former Rockefeller Center Board Member, Dan Reicher '78, is moving on from his position as director of climate change and energy initiatives at Google to become the Executive Director at a new interdisciplinary center for energy policy and finance at Stanford.  Read more about it in the recent New York Times article, "Beyond Google: An Energy Policy Center."

Mr. Reicher was...

November 30, 2010 4:59AM

On November 16th, MLDP welcomed Marty Jacobs '82 as she lead her session titled "Turning Dreams Into Reality: The Power of Strategic Planning and Systems Thinking." Marty Jacobs, president of Systems In Sync, has been teaching and consulting for almost twenty years, applying a systems thinking approach to organizations.

Ms. Jacobs began the session by breaking the participants into small groups and presenting them with a challenge. Not long into the challenge, she changed the...

November 23, 2010 2:55PM

A student directed presentation, led by Fabeah Adu-Oppong, kicked off the evening on Thursday, November 11th by educating Rockefeller Leadership Fellows about noted education reform leader Marian Wright Edelman.  The session then switched focus to a conversation via Skype with two young Dartmouth alums - Ariel Stern '05 and Oyebola Olabisi '06 - on graduate school options after Dartmouth and how to pick a program that matches ones interests and career objectives.  Then Professor of Sociology...

November 21, 2010 5:01AM

Excel is one of several optional sessions offered through the Rockefeller Center Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) each fall, winter and spring term.

On November 6, 2010 members of MLDP and various other Rockefeller student programs came together to learn how to use Excel effectively. The session was lead by two Dartmouth alums, Natalya Shulga a Dartmouth '07 and Tom DeFalco a Dartmouth '09, both of which currently work at the Parthenon Group Consulting...

November 19, 2010 6:35AM

The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) welcomed Professor John Garvey in a session titled Negotiation: You CAN Get There from Here on November 9, 2010. Professor Garvey is the Director of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program at the UNH School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire.
MLDP participants discussed the different stages in planning for and executing a negotiation as the discussion moved from problem identification to decision-making and actual negotiation....

November 16, 2010 1:36AM

The Center's Management & Leadership Development Program (MLDP) welcomed Sadhana Hall and Professor Christianne Wohlforth to present a session on Global Leadership on November 2nd. Sadhana Hall is the Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Center and Professor Wohlforth is the Associate Director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Dartmouth's Department of Government.

The speakers described intercultural...

November 12, 2010 11:30AM

The Rockefeller Center selects a number of public speakers to give talks and lead workshops here at Dartmouth.  “Freespeaking: Speaking With (and Listening Up) Before Speaking Out”, led by Joshua Compton, was one of our numerous Fall 2010 programs.  This particular session was in support of the Dartmouth Centers Forum theme for the year "Speak Out!...

November 12, 2010 4:32AM

Jay Davis '90, director of the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program, opened the session on November 4th by sharing how his time as an undergrad at Dartmouth led him to the world of education and back to the Upper Valley.  He then opened the discussion by asking Fellows to reflect on what leadership qualities they value that others do not.  The conversation led to the focus of the evening, an activity in which Fellows had to identify and understand...

November 11, 2010 1:00PM

The Rockefeller Center provides support to a limited number of events that Dartmouth student organizations host.  A recent campus visit from Brent Wilkes '88 allowed an opportunity for two student groups to hold relevant events to take advantage of the speaker's expertise.  Below you will find summaries of both events, written by students representing those campus organizations. 

On Saturday, October 23, the Dartmouth Political Union...



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