Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:06am
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
December 17, 2017
In 2016, Assistant Professor of Studio Art Christina Seely was invited by The Harvard Museum of Natural History through an ongoing collaboration with the Canary Project, to create a series of new works in conversation with the museum collections and to produce a multi-part exhibition focused on an emotional understanding of the pressing topic of species extinction. The invitation evolved into the exhibition entitled "Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction Through The Artist’s Lens" made up of new works, the Next of Kin portraits, a set of large-scale kinetic reflective... 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.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:21am
January 18, 2017
A plan to merge two of the world’s leading international scientific organizations – the International Council for Science (ICSU) and International Social Science Council (ISSC) – in order to better address pressing global challenges will be advised by Melody Brown Burkins (PhD’98), Associate Director for Programs and Research of The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies (ENVS).
Appointed to the ICSU-ISSC Strategy Working Group (SWG) as one of nine international experts in science, policy, and... Read more.
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:10am
December 15, 2016 | Dartmouth Press Release
Fulbright Arctic Initiative Establishes Innovative Research Model for a Sustainable Arctic Future
Scholars From Arctic Nations Focus on Communities and Policy Relevant Research
Dec. 15, 2016 – As the Arctic continues to experience climate change, resource development and globalization, the policy challenges that Arctic peoples face are many and extend beyond environmental protection and energy to issues of indigenous rights, health and wellness, governance and infrastructure. Seventeen inaugural Fulbright Arctic Initiative... Read more.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 2:18pm
November 21, 2016
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council elected Ross Virginia, Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science, as a Fellow of the association, in recognition of his contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. The tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874 to recognize members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Dartmouth News release
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:09pm
November 11, 2016
Over 50 scientists from 10 different countries met at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies 15-16 November 2016 for the inaugural meeting of the Network for Arthropods of the Tundra (NeAT). NeAT is an international group focused on studying arthropods in Earth's rapidly changing polar regions. They hope to build collaborative capacity over two days of scientific presentations and discussions.
Keynote speakers included Jane Uhd Jepsen from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research and Peter Convey from the British Antarctic Survey. These keynote speakers... Read more.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:48am
November 3, 2016 | The Arctic Journal
An article in The Arctic Journal, an independent news organization based in Greenland, looks at the decision to continue the Fulbright Arctic Initiative for another cycle as proof that Washington, DC, is taking the Arctic seriously.
"I think that the energy being exuded right now shows the high level of attention the Arctic has in Washington," Ross Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth, said to the Journal.
Read the entire article.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:15pm
STORIFY: Five days of science and policy
View Flickr pictures from the event
The seventeen Fulbright Arctic Initiative researchers and their co-lead scholars--Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies Ross Virginia and Vice Chancellor of the University of Alaska Mike Sfraga--will gather in Washington, D.C., October 24-26, 2016, to participate in policy meetings and public engagement events, including a capstone symposium showcasing the results of the Fulbright Arctic Scholars’ research and collaborations over the preceding 18 months.
The schedule for public and... Read more.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:20am
October 13, 2016
Ross Virginia, The Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth, has co-authored an article in BioScience on the long-term effects of intense melting on the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.
For prepared observers, a single season of melting offers clues to the future of the southern continent.
A single season of intense melting buffeted Antarctica in 2001-2002. It yielded changes that ranged from speeding up microbial food webs to shifting penguin populations. A special section in the... Read more.