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March 17, 2011 10:30AM

Professor Julie Kalish ’91 of Dartmouth’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric again joined MLDP for its final session of the term. Professor Kalish began her session by reviewing the memos that MLDP students submitted that presented an evaluation of MLDP. She discussed the various strengths and weaknesses of the memos that students submitted, and emphasized the characteristics of an effective memo.

Professor Kalish then turned it over to MLDP participants for presentations of the...

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March 10, 2011 4:41AM

We're happy to report that the Policy Research Shop work with policymakers in New Hampshire and Vermont has received another mention in the media.  You can read more of this article in Governing.

The Policy Research Shop is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's...

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March 08, 2011 4:21AM

Did you miss these winter 2011 public lectures?  Check out the full-length videos, available now:

Amini Kajunju
Executive Director
Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO)
"Education and Entrepreneurship: The Great Equalizer"
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
4:30 PM • Room 3, Rockefeller Center
Supporting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Annual Theme "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice...

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March 07, 2011 4:59AM

On the final regular session of the 2010-2011 RLF program Fellows had the special opportunity to meet with four alumni of the program in a casual and open environment.  They included DJ Wolff '07, an Associate in the International Trade and International Dispute Resolution practice groups at Crowell &  Moring, who talked about attending a professional school immediately after Dartmouth.  In addition, Adam Shpeen '07, a second year law student at Columbia Law, shared with Fellows his...

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March 05, 2011 4:56AM

On Saturday, February 26th, MLDP held a special session focusing on Excel training. Drawing on their workplace use of Excel, Natalya Shulga ’07, a former Associate at the Parthenon Group and Strategic Planning Manager for Unlocking Potential, a non-profit school management organization, and Tom DeFalco ’09...

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March 04, 2011 5:03AM

Marty Jacobs ’82, president of Systems In Sync, a strategic planning and consulting firm, joined MLDP on their February 21st session to share her expertise on systems thinking and strategic planning. Ms. Jacobs began the session by showing systems thinking in action. She asked students to perform an exercise in groups that involved working as a team to keep a balloon in the air. By instituting a change to the system—the addition of a balloon weighted by a marble, students were forced to...

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March 02, 2011 8:43PM

Come discuss speech communication with Dean Spears over free Margaritas fajitas!

Rocky VoxMasters, Dartmouth's public speaking group, and Law, Life, and Leadership, the multi-perspective discussion group, will host a dinner discussion tonight, Wednesday, March 2nd. Acting Dean of the College Sylvia Spears, who received a B.A. in speech communication from the University of Rhode Island, will share her speaking-related experiences. Come for food, discussion, and a conversation...

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February 28, 2011 2:30PM

PBPL 26: Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Professor Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH, 11S: 10

Health care in the United States costs more than in other countries, but is it better? Answering this question requires understanding a wide range of subjects, including the pathophysiology of disease, clinical decision making, epidemiology, and public policy. This course provides an introduction to these tools. We will also consider additional questions: Is more screening...

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February 26, 2011 5:00PM

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellows attend two events each year in Washington, D.C., with expenses paid, and write a research paper over the course of the winter, working with a faculty member and an identified expert in the field.

This program offers a junior or senior a unique year-long opportunity to study the U.S Presidency, the public policymaking process, and our Chief Executive's relations with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public.  ...

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February 26, 2011 12:50AM

Alison Fragale ’97, Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Kenan-Flagler Business School and a member of the Rockefeller Center Board of Visitors, led a workshop titled “Don’t go it alone: Effective delegation and empowerment for leaders” as one of the final RLF sessions of the year.  She opened with a small-group exercise designed to demonstrate how challenging effective management can be to practice on the ground.  Fellows...

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