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Rockefeller Center Conducts a Manuscript Review for Faculty Member Janice McCabe

On February 2nd, faculty and staff members from Dartmouth and beyond gathered at the Rockefeller Center to discuss the current research of Janice M. McCabe, an Assistant Professor of Sociology whose area of expertise includes gender, education, and youth studies. With a focus in research that investigates youth culture and social networks, Janice McCabe recently completed a manuscript tentatively titled, "Friends with Academic Benefits: Networks Matter During and After College." Andrew Samwick, Professor of Economics and Director of the Rockefeller Center, facilitated the three-hour discussion, which intended to offer constructive criticism of the manuscript at the pre-publication stage.
 

Apply to the Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program by March 9th

Are you an '18 interested in public policy and the Rockefeller Center?
Are you a '16 who has taken public policy courses or been involved with the Rockefeller Center, politics, policy, or leadership on or off campus?

Then you are eligible to participate in

the Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program!

This Spring Term program pair juniors who have been involved in public policy with first-years interested in public policy. The program also includes a networking event with 30 faculty and staff mentors, training on how to improve your LinkedIn profile, and advice on anything from internships to course selection to jobs.

Former mentors have been Truman Scholars, founders of the Dartmouth Chronicle, Rockefeller Leadership Fellows, Presidential Scholars, and more.

Former mentees have been First Year Fellows, worked with YALI Fellows, and are studying everything from Public Policy to Engineering to Women's and Gender Studies.


If interested, please apply by March 9th.

Notes from the Field: David Caldwell '16

Rockefeller Center-funded interns reflect on their experiences as part of our Notes from the Field series. The Rockefeller Center helps students find, fund, and prepare for a leave-term internship experience in public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, or activities which help shape and determine public policy.

Student Intern: David Caldwell '16

Internship Organization:
CLT Joules

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
CLT Joules is an energy start-up incubator in Charlotte, North Carolina that develops entrepreneurs in the energy space. Its mission is "to enhance Charlotte’s position as a national energy leader by strengthening the energy innovation ecosystem through the development of energy entrepreneurs."

Public Program: Q&A with Professor Gretchen Gerzina, Dartmouth and the Civil Rights Movement Panelist

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama. For this year’s celebration of this momentous event, the Rockefeller Center explored Dartmouth’s connections to the Civil Rights Movement by hosting a faculty panel. After their talk, "We Were There…Dartmouth and the Civil Rights Movement," Courtney Wong '15 sat down with Gretchen Gerzina, a speaker on the panel, for an interview. This is the second interview in a series with each of the panelists.

The Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography, Professor of English, and Chair of African American Studies at Dartmouth College, Gretchen Gerzina is the author or editor of seven books and was for 15 years the host of the nationally syndicated public radio program "The Book Show." An Ann Arbor, Michigan native, Gerzina recently wrote a novel entitled "Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and into Legend."
 

Recognizing the Rockefeller Center's Student Program Assistants: Adaeze Nduaguba '17

In this series, the Rockefeller Center features our Student Program Assistants, student staff who contribute significantly to the success of the Center’s events, programs, and activities.

LinkedIn is the new, must-have, professional social media profile. Employers and employees alike are all gravitating to LinkedIn to find work and workers and promote their company or themselves respectively. The Rockefeller Center is no different. The Center is currently developing its presence on LinkedIn with the help of Adaeze Nduaguba '17, a Student Program Assistant for Communications and Student Outreach. Adaeze researched the rewards of LinkedIn’s group and company pages and analyzed how the Rockefeller Center could better position itself on the site. She is now helping to increase student and alumni awareness of the Center’s LinkedIn profile by reaching out and inviting both current students and Dartmouth alumni who utilized the Center as a resource during their campus experience to participate in the page.

RLF Recap: ReThink Health Director Kate Hilton '99

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) program. RLF provides fellows with resources in leadership theories and practical skills. Selected their Junior Spring, these Seniors take part in the workshops, dinner discussions, and team-building exercises as they gain a better understanding of the qualities and responsibilities necessary for leaders and successful leadership styles.

The Rockefeller Leadership Fellows had a great session on February 12th with Kate Hilton '99, a Director at ReThink Health and an expert in issues such as designing organizing efforts, teaching leadership skills, and strategizing with multi-stakeholder teams to take collective action. After graduating from Dartmouth in 1999, she worked with various groups and organizations, discovering the importance of leadership and team dynamics along the way. Hilton's session focused on these lessons she had learned and specifically the importance of emergent and distributive leadership.

Public Program: Q&A with Special Collections Librarian Jay Satterfield, Dartmouth and the Civil Rights Movement Panelist

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama. For this year’s celebration of this momentous event, the Rockefeller Center explored Dartmouth’s connections to the Civil Rights Movement by hosting a faculty panel. After their talk, "We Were There…Dartmouth and the Civil Rights Movement," Courtney Wong '15 sat down with Jay Satterfield, a speaker on the panel, for an interview. This is the first interview in a series with each of the panelists.

Head of Dartmouth College’s Rauner Special Collections Library, Jay Satterfield has worked to integrate Special Collections into the intellectual life of the College since his arrival in 2004. He received his PhD in American Studies from the University of Iowa in 1999 and is the author of "The World’s Best Books: Taste, Culture and the Modern Library."

D-LAB Session 4: Leadership for Others

This ongoing series shares the experiences of participants and facilitators in D-LAB (Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors), a student-facilitated program designed for first-year students to discover the relationship between leadership and personal values.

D-LAB’s fourth session, "Leadership for Others," opened with the group at large being asked to help recap of all the previous sessions. Participants were asked "what stuck" from prior weeks. Had they found themselves thinking about topics discussed during a previous session while going about their day? Many did, and by discussing past sessions participants were able to see the connections between personal values, the values of those one associates with, and leadership in different contexts. As a group, participants discussed what they took away from previous sessions and how they will apply what they have learned while moving forward in their Dartmouth careers.

 

 

Recognizing the Rockefeller Center's Student Program Assistants: Alex Rubin '15

In this series, the Rockefeller Center features our Student Program Assistants, student staff who contribute significantly to the success of the Center’s events, programs, and activities.

Did you hear about that great new internship that Rocky just posted? You can thank Alexander Rubin '15 for keeping students up to date on upcoming internships! As the Student Program Assistant for the Rockefeller Internships Program, Alex is in charge of researching and compiling information on interesting and exciting undergraduate internship opportunities. This program makes it possible for students to participate in leave-term internships in public policy, public affairs, and social entrepreneurship. Students are able to intern with an array of non-profit organizations and government agencies that assist in shaping public policy in the US and abroad.

Notes from the Field: Lauren Yeager '16

Rockefeller Center-funded interns reflect on their experiences as part of our Notes from the Field series. The Rockefeller Center helps students find, fund, and prepare for a leave-term internship experience in public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, or activities which help shape and determine public policy.

Student Intern: Lauren Yeager '16

Internship Organization:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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