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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:37pm

We are extremely pleased to announce that Leah Sarson, postdoctoral research associate in the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth and Visiting Arctic Fellow in the Institute of Arctic Studies, was recently chosen to receive a prestigious Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) fellowship from the Government of Canada, an award given to the “most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities.”

Sarson will use her award to continue her postdoctoral work at Dartmouth with Melody Brown Burkins, Adjunct Professor... Read more.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:02am

July 12, 2017  |  Popular Science

As the huge ice sheet melts, it releases toxins—and microbes that eat them, reports Poular Science magazine. They turned for comment to Professor Ross Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies: “It’s potentially good news that degraders are found in the melting ice ecosystem." 

Read the entire article in Popular Science, July 11, 2017.

The author of the Popular Science article, Kendra Pierre-Louis, also wrote about IAS Outreach Coordinator Lauren Culler's mosquito research for Motherboard, in 2015. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:52pm

July 12, 2017  |  Fulbright Scholar Program release

Fulbright Arctic Initiative information (pdf)

18-month research program will expand collaborative networks and address shared priorities

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced the launch of the second Fulbright Arctic Initiative.

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative is designed to create a network to stimulate international research collaboration on Arctic issues while increasing mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other... Read more.

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 12:41pm
Ross Virginia

July 6, 2017  |  Dartmouth News  |  Bill Platt

Ross Virginia, the director of Dartmouth’s Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science, has been named a global fellow with the Polar Initiative of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.

“It is good for the Institute of Arctic Studies and it is very exciting for me personally to be chosen as a global fellow at Wilson. It is a very direct connection to the Washington policy world as it relates to the Arctic issues we are... Read more.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:09am
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The “Week of the Arctic” in Fairbanks, Alaska, May 8-14, 2017, highlighted the United States as an Arctic nation and culminated in the historic handover of the Arctic Council Chairmanship from the U.S. to Finland. Opening the week, Dartmouth and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) hosted a daylong workshop, sponsored by the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), to emphasize the importance of the Arctic in research and education exchanges. The launch of the second Fulbright Arctic Initiative program, once again co-led by Dartmouth and UAF, was also announced... Read more.

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10:33am
Game jam

April 17, 2017

Join a week-long game jam with Dartmouth's Tiltfactor Lab. Never made a game before? Tiltfactor can help. They will provide participants with the tools and resources mneeded. Don't have friends to form a team? They'll have people at Tiltfactor who can be your friends! W

When and where will Tilfactor be jamming? Kickoff April 18th @5pm at the Tiltfactor Lab.,2nd floor BVAC. Participants disperse after the kickoff to make games. The jam won't stop until they reconvene on April 25th. Be there. Do good. Bring your A-game. 

For more information: Game Jam  and... Read more.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:12am
Virginia and Attenborough

April 20, 2017  |  Dartmouth News  |  Bill Platt

Just back from his final trip to Antarctica as an investigator for the Long Term Ecological Research Program, Professor Ross Virginia breaks off a conversation and strides across his office to pull out a hundred-year-old volume of Robert Falcon Scott’s The Voyage of the Discovery.

“This is his first expedition. It’s just a treasure,” says Virginia, the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science.

“I’m just amazed and fascinated by all of this,” he says as he thumbs through the collected journals of the British... Read more.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:06am
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March 9, 2017  |  Wired

In a Wired magazine article about attempts by the Trump Administration to lessen the effectivenss of the Environmental Protection Agency, Melody Brown Burkins (A&S '98, PhD), Associate Director for Research and Programs at the Dickey Center, questions the purpose of legislation introduced by Representative Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican and climate skeptic.

“[The act] is effectively saying that the practice of peer review, the gold standard of how science moves to policymakers, is secretive and can’t be trusted.”

Dr. Burkins is an adjunct... Read more.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 12:34pm
Seely Exhibit

May 2, 2017 |  Dartmouth Press Release  

Exhibition by Christina Seely with the Canary Project at the Harvard Museum of Natural History Through July 16, 2017.

With the world’s population at 7.38 billion and counting, with one birth every 8 seconds, plants and animals are being driven to extinction due to human’s footprint. Researchers have reported that our planet has entered the sixth mass extinction. The exhibition, Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction Through the Artist’s Lens, at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, presents a provocative and powerful new perspective on the... Read more.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 9:55am

14 February 2017  |  University of Lapland News Release

The University of Lapland and the Dartmouth College have signed a memorandum of understanding with a desire to work together across a variety of programs and activities. Special focus will be in Arctic studies and joint programs on themes such as indigenous peoples, environmental studies and collaborative research.

Dartmouth College is an old and well established university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, and it has developed into one of the main hubs in US Arctic research. The University of Lapland and especially the... Read more.

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