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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

College Women’s Ethical Leadership Retreat: June Dates in NY or San Francisco area

Young Women's Ethical Leadership Retreat
June 24-26 in NY
June 10-12 in San Francisco Bay Area

The retreat is a weekend long training program located in a beautiful facility in upstate New York or in the SanFrancisco Bay Area, where they teach professional development skills such as Ethics and Leadership Development, Public Speaking, Negotiation, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, and much more. 

A study by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) said that one year after graduation college, women are paid on average only 80 percent of their male counterparts wages. Now is the time for college women to gain the necessary knowledge and skills in order to ace the interview and negotiate their first salary. It is important for college women to know their worth and have confidence to arbitrate the salary they rightfully deserve.

This is a great opportunity for Women, ages 19-24, who are interested in increasing their capacity for professional and personal development through training workshops, group discussions and introspective work. The retreat is especially appropriate for women in their last two years of college, as well as new graduates! 

Contact the Program Coordinator at The Woodhull Institute, Rebecca Marcus at 646-435-0837 for more information!

To apply, please click HERE

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Call for Papers - The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award - Due June 15th, 2011

Deadline: June 15, 2011

The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are pleased to partner to sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of CCL. 

The winner of this year’s award will receive:
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Travel and Lodging (up to two nights), and Complimentary Registration to ILA’s 13th annual conference, One Planet, Many Worlds: Remapping the Purposes of Leadership taking place in London, UK on October 26-29, 2011
  • Complimentary 1-year membership in the ILA
  • Recognition at the ILA conference and in various multimedia ILA publications
Submissions may be either empirically or conceptually based. Multi-disciplinary approaches to research are welcomed. The paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development.
Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:
  1. The degree to which the paper addresses issues and trends that are significant to the study of leadership;
  2. The extent to which the paper shows consideration of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature;
  3. The extent to which the paper makes a conceptual or empirical contribution;
  4. The implications of the research for application to leadership identification and development.
For eligibility information and other submission guidelines, please click HERE

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2011 (Washington, D.C., 18th – 21st May 2011)

Washington DC
May 18th - 21st,  2011

The Roles and Responsibilities of the US and Europe in the New World Order and Digital Revolution: Exploring the Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions”

The 2011 conference will focus on the theme “The Roles and Responsibilities of the US and Europe in the New Global Community”. The theme was selected in recognition of two significant developments in the field of international relations. Firstly: The development of a new global community with new players, both at the sub-state and inter-state level, and new forms of influence and power. Secondly, the emergence of new, global challenges: The developments in the Arab World,  Climate change  disasters, financial instability, terrorism, and the prevention of health pandemics, are all areas of activity that require the community to build sustainable, multilateral approach.

Symposium Participants
The Symposium is open to applications from diplomatic and political representatives, civil society practitioners, private sector figures, journalists, young professionals, students and scholars, and other interested stakeholders in international relations from across the world.
The online application form can be found HERE

Participant Papers
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages research and progressive thought into the fields of culture, globalization, and international relations. In this regard, the ICD welcomes participants of the Symposium to submit papers on this subject. The papers can cover any topic within these fields, according to your own particular interests and passions. Participants can submit work that they have completed in the past for other purposes, ongoing research or a paper written specifically for the conference. Groups of students are also allowed to submit collaborative pieces of work. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

2 Year Public Policy Fellowship with Akin Gump: Washington DC

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is seeking a full-time candidate to join the growing Public Law and Policy practice group as a Public Policy Fellow. This Fellowship is a two year program designed for recent college graduates with an interest in advocacy, law and business. The purpose of the Fellowship is to expose the Fellow to the intersection of  business, policy and politics, the legislative process and Capitol Hill. Additionally, the Fellow will assist firm objectives in researching and developing strategy for new business opportunities. The ideal candidate will have an interest in politics, the regulatory and legislative process, and will possess a strong desire to go to business school at the end of the Fellowship.

Responsibilities may include:
  • Research, draft and prepare presentations on select legislative and regulatory issues
  • Research various topics of importance to clients, partners, and policy advisors
  • Research and identify regulatory problems and prepare briefings for partners
  • Create and manage excel charts detailing project progress
  • Monitor Congress, select legislation and political activity
  • Draft memoranda, papers, and letters for clients, partners and policy advisors
  • Assume other responsibilities as requested in support of the practice group’s goals and objectives

For more information and application instructions, please contact Dartmouth College Career Services. Applications can be submitted via Dartboard.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

CIA Information Session at Dartmouth: April 28th at 7pm

Truman Seal

Central Intelligence Agency Information Session
Date: Thursday, April 28th
Time: 7pm
Location: Moore B03

*U.S. Citizenship is required for employment
Agency representatives will cover a broad range of topics to include the Agency mission, potential career opportunities (particularly in the National Clandestine Service) and the on-line application process.

Make a world of difference.  
When you choose to join the dedicated professionals of the CIA, you become a part of an agency that plays a critical role in the national security of our country. Your work has special significance. You find rewards and fulfillment in your role, and you share in the pride that comes from serving your country. 
The CIA offers extraordinary opportunities for a wide range and variety of professionals.
During the Information Session, we will discuss opportunities in the CIA's National Clandestine Service (NCS), the cutting edge of American Intelligence.NCS is an elite corps, providing vital information needed by US policymakers, the military and law enforcement services to protect the national security interested of the American people. 
For the extraordinary person who wants more than just a job, the Clandestine Service offers a unique career - a way of life that challenges the deepest resources of an individual's intelligence, self reliance and responsibility.  It demands an adventurous spirit, a forceful personality, high intellectual ability, toughness of mind, a superior degree of person integrity, courage and love of country. Applicants must have US citizenship and the ability to successfully complete medical examinationsand security procedures, including a polygraph interview. 

Successful applicants will be required to relocate to the Washington, DC area. 

What are NH Voters Thinking About? Dartmouth Students Complete 2011 Rockefeller Center State of the State Poll

Rockefeller Center Completes 4th Annual New Hampshire State of the State Poll on Politics, Economic Issues, and Social Policies.

During the week of April 11-14, 2011, more than three dozen students from The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College conducted the 4th Annual Rockefeller Center State of the State Poll, a telephone survey of registered voters in New Hampshire. Drawn from a statewide data base of New Hampshire registered voters, the sample survey respondents were asked a wide range of questions relating to the current political, economic, and social state of affairs in New Hampshire and the country as a whole. 

In addition, respondents were asked to select candidates for President in trial heats of the 2012 election.  The 43-question survey took between eight and ten minutes to complete.  Calls were made between the hours of 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Monday through Thursday evenings. Additional call-backs were made during daytime hours on Thursday, April 14 when specified by poll participants. 

Over the course of the week, student callers made three attempts to contact each of the registered voters drawn in the sample.  A total of 426 survey interviews were completed during the four-day calling period, yielding an error rate of +/-4.8 percent at a 95 percent confidence interval.

Headlines from the 2011 Rockefeller Center State of the State Poll include:
  • Voters pessimistic about economic future.
  • Trump trounced, Romney and Powell victorious in hypothetical matchups against Obama.
  • NH voters prioritize balancing the state budget over building the economy.
  • Less than one-quarter of voters approve of the job performance of the NH Legislature.

The results of the survey can be found in the full report now available online.  Poll results were also the subject of an Associated Press article that has been picked up by several news outlets, and mentioned by others writing about the next NH Presidential Primary.  Do you have a media mention to add to this list?  Please leave a comment to let us know.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More Public Policy and Government Internship Opportunities!

1. The Common Good Internship Program:

The Common Good is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that strives to inspire broad participation in our democracy through the free exchange of ideas and civil dialogue, seeking to help bridge the growing divisions that threaten our nation. We are dedicated to finding common ground, and through forums and citizen initiatives encourage the civic engagement of our citizenry so essential for a great democracy.    
Our interns will perform a range of duties, including working at our high profile events and one-to-one member relations and outreach.  As an intern you will be exposed to and gain experience in everything that goes into running a small non-profit -- from research for upcoming events, member relations, and updating our database to content development for our new website.  This is not your run of the mill internship, you won’t just be faxing, answering phones and getting coffee – this will be a hands-on learning experience. Bring your ideas and your energy.

If you have any questions or are interested in applying please email, with a resume and brief writing sample. 

2. Policy Directions Inc. Intern:

A fast-paced government relations firm seeks an energetic summer intern to join our small dynamic team. Responsibilities include tracking policy issues, drafting memos, attending Hill and agency briefings and sharing administrative tasks.  Our boutique firm focuses on biomedical research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical & medical devices, food manufacturing, nutrition, agribusiness and environmental/energy policies and programs.                                                                       

Candidate must demonstrate strong communication and writing skills, have excellent interpersonal skills – knowledge of health or agriculture policy issues a plus. 

Send resume and cover letter to Nicole Churchill by email.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Alumni Networking Reception - Washington, DC: JUNE 16th 6:00 - 7:30pm

We hope to see you in June!

Email us with any questions, and look for the official invitation to come via email later by early May.

Transparency Camp 2011: April 30 - May 1 in Washington DC

Several organizations, on campus and off, send us information to share about a variety of opportunities for students (and in some cases, also alums).  We'll highlight some of those opportunities here. 

The last few Transparency Camps and other open government gatherings have established a solid community in D.C., but the movement is growing far outside the Beltway. Citizens across the country are sticking up for greater transparency and openness in their home communities, and TCamp will be a great way to highlight and celebrate that work. We have a lot to learn from each other, and getting the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships and share stories and best practices in person will push all efforts forward.

Click HERE to register for Transparency Camp 2011. Travel scholarships are also available! 

Transparency Camp 2010 Recap 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Public Policy Interns funded by Rockefeller Center Share Positive Experiences With Dartmouth Community

One of the many student opportunities offered at The Rockefeller Center is the chance to receive funding to cover some of the direct costs associated with unpaid public policy-related internships.  
Joshua Kornberg '13 during his Winter 2011 Internship in Washington, DC, funded by Rocky.  Kornberg wrote an opinion article in The D about the importance of investing in internships.

Two of our recently funded interns - both from the Winter 2011 term - shared their experiences with the greater Dartmouth community last week.

As part of the "Why Go To Dartmouth?" video series, Maia Matsushita '13 talks about her internship at the American Society for Muslim Advancement, in New York, NY.  She was funded by a Rockefeller Center Internship award. 

The second mention was from Joshua Kornberg '13, who completed an internship at The Nixon Center, in Washington, DC with funding support from The Rockefeller Center.  Joshua authored an opinion piece in The Dartmouth, "Investing In Internships", that was published on Friday, April 15th. 

The Rockefeller Center funds unpaid internships all four terms of the Dartmouth academic year in a selective process.  The next application deadline is April 27, 2011, and is for Summer 2011 funding consideration.  Students who have completed the Rockefeller Center Management and Leadership Development Program and/or the on-campus Pre-Internship Training workshops are strongly encouraged.

Kate Hilton '99 Leads MLDP Session on Motivating Others to Join In Action

Kate Hilton ’99, consultant at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, led this session entitled “How Do Leaders Motivate Others to Join Them In Action: The Art of Public Narrative.” Kate engaged the group by telling her own story of coming to Dartmouth and later traveling across the country in a Volkswagen van to examine community-based conservation projects. She used this story to introduce the three types of stories: a story of the self (who am I, what is my background, where do I come from, and a call to leadership), the story of us (how do we work in a community, why and how do we all affect each other, shared values and experiences), and the story of now (why is an issue pressing, important, why should we get involved, and what our strategy and action will be). The linkers between these three stories are purpose, urgency, and community. Kate stressed the need to have a specific image related to your own story so that the audience will remember it, and not only hear your words, but also feel and imagine them. Through this method, you can control your own story because if you do not tell your own story, then someone else will tell it for you and you will be lost.

We then broke into small groups and each gave a try at telling a story using Hilton’s method. Even after just the beginning of the presentation, students began to see a difference in how they told stories and captured attention. Said Dylan Payne ’13, who spoke about tutoring and working towards better teaching and education, “I was more focused in what I said and could tell that the others listening to me were not simply hearing me, but were rather connecting with me.” In addition, because the MLDP program has only just started this term, breaking into small groups and telling personal stories gave the participants a chance to get to know each other much better. Following this, Hilton invited Patricia de Lucio ’12 up to share her story about her involvement with the Book Buddies program and she invited everyone to give back and make a difference in the lives of others. Hilton urged the group that when asking others to join you, one must be specific and give a clear path. For example, “I’d like you all to join me here at this time do this.”

Hilton then showed a quick presentation on body language, which led to a rousing discussion about knowing your audience and having the ability to change what you’re doing on a moments notice if your audience is not captivated and at attention. Next, Hilton showed clips from Barack Obama’s 2004 Keynote Speech at the Democratic National Convention. The group then discussed what Obama does so well as a speaker, specifically not speaking much about oneself, but rather connecting it to a part of a larger movement and progressing from a story of self, to a story of us, and finally to a story of now. Obama clearly motivated the audience by painting a picture and laying out a strategy.

The small groups met once again and using the new techniques learned from the Obama speech and non-verbal expression presentation, improved their stories from before and gave feedback to each other. Hilton ended the session by thanking the group for its attention, enthusiasm, and participation.

-- Sam Lewis '13

Friday, April 15, 2011

Speech Contest: 2011 Benjamin F. Barge and Class of 1866 Prizes for Oratory - Entry Deadline April 18th, 5pm

Showcase your public speaking skills by entering the speech contest for the 2011 Benjamin F. Barge and Class of 1866 Prizes for Oratory.

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The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is pleased to invite entries in two historic speaking contests at Dartmouth College. In May 2011, finalists will compete for the Benjamin F. Barge and Class of 1866 Prizes for Oratory. One senior will win the Benjamin F. Barge prize, and one junior and one sophomore will win a Class of 1866 prize. Each winner will receive a cash prize, and all finalists will receive certificates.

Entry Deadline: Monday, April 18th, 5 pm
Preliminary Round: Thursday, April 28th, 4-5 pm
Final Competition: Thursday, May 19th, 4-6 pm

Practice your public speaking skills with Rocky VoxMasters!  The group meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center. Rocky VoxMasters is a Rockefeller Center sponsored student discussion group that provides a supportive atmosphere for students to practice and improve their public speaking skills.

You can also register for one of two public speaking coaching workshops with professional voice trainer Susan Miller.  Read more about the "Thinking and Speaking with Precision" workshops and register online by April 18th.  Spaces are limited.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Robert Burka '67 is Guest Speaker at Rocky Student Discussion Group: One of Four Weekly Offerings

Photo credit: Maggie Rowland / The Dartmouth Staff
Law, Life,  and Leadership - one of four Rockefeller Center Student Discussion Groups - was happy to host Dartmouth Alum Robert Burka '67 at this week's dinner discussion.

Burka's discussion forced the participants to examine many facets of the current political situation in America and recognize the parallels that can be drawn between this and previous eras in American history. As noted by a student attending the discussion, "By recognizing these similarities, we can try to learn from our past mistakes and better handle issues such as whether senior government officials are obligated to criticize the administration's policies in a time of war, be it the war against terror or our involvement in the situation in Libya." 

You can read more about the discussion in this article in The Dartmouth, published on April 12, 2011.  This spring, discussion groups run until the week of May 23, 2011.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paganucci Fellows Program at Tuck School of Business: Paid Summer Internship - Apps Due 4/18/11

  • Interested in developing your leadership skills?
  • Interested in working in business or economic development?
  • Interested in studying global poverty?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then apply to Tuck's Paganucci Fellows program!

The Paganucci Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for Dartmouth students to take part in a collaborative societal leadership program being offered by the Tuck School of Business. In general, the program supports Tuck's efforts to study complex social issues and the ways in which businesses can create positive social and financial value; in effect, the "double bottom line."

The topic this year will address global poverty. The 2011 Paganucci Fellowships will be targeted at students with an interest in business solutions to societal problems, an aptitude for working collaboratively as part of a consulting-like team, and an appetite for making a difference in the world.

Application deadline: Monday, April 18, 2011

"Clarity, Correctness, and Concision" - Prof. Julie Kalish '91 Leads MLDP Session about Writing in the Workplace

Spring 2011 Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) Participants
Last week MLDP welcomed Professor Julie Kalish ’91 for a session about “Writing in the Workplace”. Professor Kalish is a Vermont attorney and lecturer in Dartmouth’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric. To start off the session, Professor Kalish summarized the 3 C’s of good writing – “clarity, correctness, and concision.” She presented surveys completed as part of the development of the Management and Leadership Development Program indicating that employers greatly value good writing and gave students the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences writing in the workplace.

Towards the latter half of the session, the students’ small groups participated in an exercise where they took real life situations and drafted written responses to the different circumstances. Each small group had the opportunity to share and discuss their responses with Professor Kalish and the all of the MLDP participants.

The MLDP participants enjoyed the event and found it very helpful. Will Hernandez ’13 said that the session taught him that workplace communication should be “quick, straight to the point, correct, and formal.” Patricia de Lucio took away that “being clear to the cause and appropriate to what you are saying is most important.”

-- Julius Bedford '12

Monday, April 11, 2011

Jeremy Kaufman '12 selected as Rocky’s 2011-2012 CSPC Fellow

Each year the Rockefeller Center works with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) in Washington, D.C. to enable one student from Dartmouth to participate in a unique fellowship program. CSPC Fellows attend two conferences during the academic year. At these policy workshops, Fellows discuss national issues with scholars and are briefed by senior government officials and nationally recognized public policy experts.

The Rockefeller Center has selected Jeremy Kaufman to be a CSPC Fellow in the 2011-2012 academic year. Jeremy grew up in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, and is a member of the Class of 2012. His earliest political memory is watching President Clinton’s impeachment in awe, fascinated by the notion of the most powerful person in the country being threatened with a loss of their job. At Dartmouth, Jeremy is pursuing a major in
Economics and a minor in Public Policy, emphasizing institutions and organizations. Last spring, he studied on the Government Department’s off-campus program in Washington DC interning at a lobbying firm and policy think tank working on a project involving electronic privacy rights. As well, he interned for the Lebanon District Court, writing a how-to manual for pro-se divorce litigants. On campus, he serves as the President of the College Democrats of New Hampshire and is a voting member on the NH Democratic Party Steering Committee and serves as a War & Peace Fellow. Last year, he testified before the NH House Elections Committee regarding third party ballot restrictions as part of the Policy Research Shop and works as a Presidential Scholar in the economics department on a project involving Indian village growth. He hopes to pursue economic policy after graduation and will be interning at the New York Fed this summer.

The CSPC fellowship requires that each student research, write, and present an original paper on an issue of the modern presidency. Students have online access to the Center's award-winning
Presidential Studies Quarterly and are eligible to participate in two essay contests, competing for publication in the annual anthology of the best Center Fellows' Papers. The Center provides professional mentors drawn from the public policy community and government to help the Fellows define their proposals. Mentors also guide their fellows in writing and editing of a paper that is brought to publishing standards during the academic year.

Since its inception, the Center Fellows Program has developed leadership and scholarship skills in more than 1,000 students, providing 3 of the 32 Rhodes Scholars in 2006 as well as numerous Fulbright, Gates, Marshall, and other scholarship and fellowship winners. Alumni of the Fellows Program are Capitol Hill and White House staffers, award winning journalists, CEOs of corporations and non-profit organizations, senior military leaders, and university deans and vice-presidents. To learn more about the program, visit the
CSPC website. For application information, visit the Rockefeller Center’s CSPC page.

SENIORS: Post-grad Fellowship Opportunities with April Deadlines

It may be April, but it's certainly not too late to land a great post-graduate opportunity!  Check out the following, and be sure to note the application deadlines:

Baggett Fellowship for the Study of Linguistics (1yr)
Gain significant research experience in an active interdisciplinary environment before pursuing graduate study in some area of linguistics or cognitive science.

PBS NewsHour Desk Assistants (6 mos.)
Desk Assistants rotate through 3 of the following 7 positions ­ logging, newsdesk , research, production, forward planning, tape library, and beat.
* APRIL 30

NPR The Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship
The fellowship consists of two sessions: 12 weeks at The Washington Post followed by 12 weeks at NPR in Washington, to learn how to report for print, web and radio.
* APRIL 30

The ABC Studios Production Associates Program
The program lets candidates experience many different areas of the multifaceted, corporate side of production, including: Production Management; Production Finance; Post-Production Management; Studio Crafts Management; and Production Business & Legal Affairs.

Ecologic Transatlantic Fellowship Program
Participate in international the environmental research and consulting program. Fellows join international collaborative project teams and have the opportunity to conduct research and co-author reports.
*APRIL (4-6 mos. before start date)

City Year (1 yr) As one of the largest AmeriCorps programs City Year provides corps members with skills and opportunities as tutors, mentors, and role models, making a difference in the lives of children, and transform schools and neighborhoods in the U.S. and South Africa.
*APRIL 1 or MAY 15

Orbis Institute - Fellowship (1 yr.)
During your six-month stay in China, India, Kenya or Nepal, work in high school classrooms facilitating the Orbis Global Leadership Curriculum and work with students to initiate solutions to global problems in their respective local communities. Upon return, Fellows work on building a Blueprint for Action around the research they conducted while abroad.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. - Richard R. Shinn Fellowship
arts administration is designed to provide training and field experience for future arts administrators. The program emphasizes creative, high-level management projects and significant interaction between interns and senior staff. Following a series of orientation interviews with key staff members, each intern completes a large project or series of projects May ­ Sept.

New York City Economic Development Board ­ Project Management Program (2yr.)
Program participants join NYCEDC as Project Managers or Senior Project Managers and rotate between three departments. Core skills training may include finance, real estate, negotiation, presentation, and general project management.
* ARPIL 15 (enter Project Management in search field)

SENIORS - To discuss your post-graduate plans, call Career Services at 646-2215 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Betsy Winslow '83 from Tuck School of Business Kicks Off Spring 2011 MLDP

Last week, the Management and Leadership Development Program opened the spring term by examining leadership theory. Professor Betsy Winslow ’83, Associate Director of the MBA Program at the Tuck School of Business, led the session and challenged participants to consider “What makes a good leader”.  Participants engaged in active discussion and drew from their own experiences as they identified certain qualities and skills that embody “good leadership”. 

Throughout the session, Professor Winslow taught that different situations may require different leadership styles and encouraged students to identify their own personal leadership styles. After the session, participants identified many key “take-always”. Ryan Mei ’12 stated, “She [Winslow] really made me believe that anyone can be a leader and that there are different types of leadership.” Madison Rezaei added that, “the pieces of information about leading volunteers was really useful because that’s often a challenge that we face at Dartmouth.”

-- Julius Bedford '12

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dartmouth PRS Students Testify About NH Mental Health and Budget Cuts

Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop students Caroline Buck '13 and David Lumbert '12 posing with Representative James MacKay,  Chair of the New Hampshire Behavioral Health Caucus, at the PRS Mental Health Testimony in Concord, NH on March 29, 2011.
On March 29, 2011, two students from the Policy Research Shop at the Rockefeller Center testified before the New Hampshire Behavioral Health Caucus, comprised of State Representatives, State Senators, and other stakeholders interested in behavioral health issues. The students, Caroline Buck '13 and David Lumbert '12, presented the results of an intensive study of the current status of mental health services in New Hampshire and the consequences of a series of budget cutbacks.

The students consolidated information from a decentralized system and highlighted some common challenges facing facilities across the state. Their work included interviews with directors of Community Mental Health Centers and synthesis of state data and other secondary research. They provided a comprehensive picture by focusing on direct internal effects on patients and employees as well as on indirect effects on emergency rooms, prisons, and shelters.  The report presented to the Caucus was also co-authored by Rick D'Amato '13, who was unable to attend the meeting as he is currently participating in a Dartmouth LSA Program in Barcelona, Spain.

The Policy Research Shop is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) program.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Just for Juniors Event - Monday, April 4th at 7 PM

Dartmouth Juniors have a number of events to consider this week. 
  • The deadline for the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows program is Friday, April 8th. 
  • An internship funding info session will be held on Wednesday, April 6th at 6 PM in the Hinman Forum of the Rockefeller Center.  * This is a collaborative event with the Dickey Center, the Tucker Foundation, and Career Services. *
  • Tonight is the popular "Just for Juniors" workshop from Career Services.  Read below for more information.
10 Steps to Senior Year - Advice from Seniors
APRIL 4 (Mon) - 7 PM


Topics will include:
  • A 'To Do' list for employment or graduate school
  • How to assess your skills/interests
  • How to obtain individualized support
  • Setting up a file for your Letters of Recommendation
  • Resources available to you
  • Registering your interests
You will receive a practical Guidebook to get you started.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring 2011 Rockefeller Center Newsletter

Vol. 16, No. 4 -- Spring 2011

The Rockefeller Center electronic newsletter is published at the beginning of each term, and is a summary of news and notes.

"While the nature of your leadership changes in life after Dartmouth, those skills and values that helped you grow in this context will prepare you to make difficult decisions in your professional life." - Reflection of a current Rockefeller Leadership Fellow, after the RLF session with recent alums pictured above.

We're only one quarter into 2011, but it's already time to think about who might be visiting New Hampshire to test the political waters.  We're had one presidential hopeful visit the Center this year so far.  Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick discusses the upcoming political campaign season in his Spring 2011 Direct Line

In related news, the Rockefeller Center had a mention in a recent online article about top colleges for aspiring presidents.

The Policy Research Shop has been busy during the 2010-2011 academic year, completing testimonies and policy briefs for four projects.  Read more about the work of our Policy Research Shop here...

View videos from Winter term lectures, now on YouTube.

Upcoming Public Programs to look forward to this spring include Nazila Fathi, Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and Foreign Correspondent for the New York Times, who has been selected to give The Bernard D. Nossiter '47 Lecture.  Her talk, "Uprising in Egypt and Iran, Similarities and Differences" will take place on May 5th, at 4:30 PM in Rockefeller Hall, Room 3.  See the full list of public programs here, and on the Rocky Calendar.

This year marks a milestone for the Center:  Public Policy course enrollments have topped 400 for the first time!  Read more...

It's been a year since we opened the Management and Leadership Development Program to all Dartmouth upperclass students.  We profile one alum, Taylor Stevenson '10, who says that the concepts discussed in MLDP were useful during his recent political campaign.  Read more about his experience.  While at Dartmouth, Tay also received Rockefeller Center funding for a public policy internship.

This spring, students interested in law and public policy have a new course offering from Professors Glick and Laws.  This course is an entry point for students pursuing the PBPL minor track in law and public policy.  Read more about the class...

Save the Date to Learn. Reconnect. Reflect!  This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellow Program. To celebrate, we will host a Rockefeller Leadership Fellows Alumni Conference in Hanover from August 19-21, 2011. The conference will offer sessions on management and leadership, and allow alumni to use their experiences to provide career advising for sophomore students. The Conference will also allow alumni to catch up with their classmates, form new relationships and reconnect with the Rockefeller Center.  Contact Kyle Krater at the Rockefeller Center for more information about the conference.

Rockefeller Student Discussion Groups begin on Monday, April 4th.  We have four groups that meet Monday - Thursday evenings each week at 6:30 PM.  Dinner and a casual forum to talk about politics, leadership, public speaking and Dartmouth current events provided.

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