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January 16, 2011 5:43PM

The Rockefeller Center is a proud sponsor or co-sponsor of several events on campus that are part of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  You can see the complete list of events and a post on Dartmouth Now with more information. 

In particular, we wanted to highlight the following:

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January 14, 2011 6:49AM

The 12th Annual Dartmouth College Winter Invitational celebrates twelve years of excellence as a staple on the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA) tournament series. American Parliamentary debate focuses on the art of rhetoric, persuasion, and impromptu thinking by challenging contenders to five "in" rounds of debate; in each round one team presents a topic for debate and the other opposes. Teams of two take turns debating in a sequence, and alternate proposing...

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January 13, 2011 5:34PM

During the Winter 2011 Term, Professor Ellen Meara joins the Rockefeller Center as an adjunct associate professor of public policy.  She is teaching a health policy seminar—PBPL 84.2: Health Policy Reform. The goal of her seminar is to analyze the likely strengths and weaknesses in U.S. health reform to address three major challenges in the health care system: access, cost, and quality of health...

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January 11, 2011 5:39AM

UPDATE:  The Rauner lecture has been POSTPONED due to inclement weather.  An announcement about rescheduling will be posted here on the Rocky facebook page, our web site and on the posters around campus.  Please contact us with any questions, thanks.

The Winter term is underway, and this week The Rockefeller...

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January 10, 2011 7:14PM

In years with Presidential or Congressional elections, we typically turn our attention to public policy at the national level. But many of the most pressing problems are occurring at the state and local level. An example is the underfunded status of many defined benefit pension plans for state and local public sector workers. According to a recent study by economists at Rochester and Northwestern universities, state-sponsored pension plans have unfunded liabilities of over $3 trillion and...

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January 07, 2011 9:41PM

The Rockefeller Center welcomed students for the first Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) sessions of the winter this week.  Rocky hosted two trainings for small group facilitators as well as the first regular session of the term.

“What Makes a Good Leader? Vision, Confidence, Training and Commitment”
The inaugural session for the Winter ’11 MLDP was designed to enable participants to examine leadership in a broad sense, as to...

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January 04, 2011 5:44AM

The Rockefeller Center's Management & Leadership Development Program (MLDP) offers not only the one-term structured program that students apply for, but also several "Special Sessions" that are open to current and past participants of MLDP.  We also welcome students who are not affiliated with MLDP to register for these Special Sessions.  A simple registration is required, and is completed...

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January 02, 2011 4:58AM

Students will be returning to campus in the next few days.  Public lectures for the winter term are already posted on our web site and on facebook.  We have student events and trainings beginning on Monday, January 3rd. 

Look for our Winter 2011 e-Newsletter to be released by January 12, 2011 for more specific details of our upcoming events and...

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December 23, 2010 4:59AM

The Rockefeller Center supported the research of Dartmouth Professor Thalia Wheatley in 2009, and several recent articles mention Prof. Wheatley and her related work.  You can find quotes of her social neuroscience research in:

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December 15, 2010 4:59AM
Ambassador Holbrooke with students after a lunch discussion - November 12, 2008

The Rockefeller Center was pleased to host Ambassador Richard Holbrooke as a Class of 1930 Fellow in November 2008.  In honor of his dedicated service as a diplomat, we have uploaded the...

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