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October 18, 2010 3:59AM

Just in case you missed them, here's a compiled list of media mentions related to The Rockefeller Center from the preceding two weeks.  We've listed mentions of the Center itself, our programs & events, staff, students, alums, and faculty affiliated with the Center that we are aware of.
If you know of an article or link that we've missed, please leave a comment and we will gladly update.
Week of October 3, 2010:

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October 15, 2010 4:15PM

We are excited to share that the Policy Research Shop (PRS) has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to continue doing what it does best: helping undergraduates apply what they learn in the classroom to the real world of public policymaking.

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October 15, 2010 3:52PM
State Senator Matthew Houde ‘91 and State Representative Laurie Harding discuss the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate with students in PBPL 45 on October 14, 2010. 

On October 14, 2010 State Senator Matthew Houde and State Representative Laurie Harding met with students in Professor Ron Shaiko’s PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research class.  Senator...

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October 15, 2010 2:58PM

On Thursday evening, October 7, Ray Burton, one of five members of the New Hampshire Executive Council, and Mike Cryans, one of three members of the Grafton County Commission, met with students in Professor Ron Shaiko’s PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research class over dinner to discuss the unique characteristics of New Hampshire state, county, and local governments.  New Hampshire is unique in its establishment of the Executive Council or Governor’s Council.  The state does not...

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October 15, 2010 4:47AM

The Rockefeller Center was pleased to present the talk "“Ending Poverty in Our Generation: Still Time if We Try” with Jeffrey Sachs on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.  More than 450...

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October 11, 2010 10:08PM

Last week, the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) welcomed Professor Julie Kalish ’91, Vermont attorney and lecturer in both Dartmouth's Institute for Writing and Rhetoric and Vermont Law School's Legal Writing Department. Professor Kalish began the session with surveys of employers and recent graduates that all stressed the importance of strong communication and writing skills in the workplace. Throughout...

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October 11, 2010 9:56PM

The Rockefeller Leadership Fellows retreat was held at Lake Morey Resort on October 1 - 3, 2010.  The weekend kicked off on Friday night with a session led by renowned vocal trainer, Dr. Susan Miller.  An integral part of Dr. Miller's workshop was the self-assessment that Fellows completed prior to the retreat.  Already thinking about their strengths and weaknesses as public speakers, the Fellows had five minutes to each...

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October 09, 2010 12:43PM

On Monday, October 4, Sadhana Hall, the Center's Deputy Director, and I attended a fascinating conference sponsored by the New England Board of Higher Education and hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The subject of the conference was "Reinventing the University: New Models & Innovations for 21st Century Realities." You can find the program and some of the slides from the presentations here.

The common theme of...

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October 08, 2010 6:14PM

Sandra and Arthur Irving A’72, P’10 Professorship of Economics
Professor of Economics Andrew A. Samwick is currently in his seventh year as director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth. He studies financial markets, managerial behavior, pensions and social security, saving, and taxation. Samwick’s current research focuses on household saving behavior in the presence of the multiple motives for saving that take place...

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October 07, 2010 3:57AM

PoliTALK is one of four student-led discussion groups that the Rockefeller Center supports.  For the first PoliTALK meeting of the fall term on September 30th, the PoliTALK team tried something completely new. Paying homage to basketball's March Madness and many political pundits favorite pastime -  prognosticating - PoliTALK established the Midterm Madness 2010 Election Bracket. Students picked winners...

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