Faculty in the Media

Jan 22, 2014
Greenland research

January 22, 2014

An Inside Higher Ed article quotes Ross Virginia, the Myers Professor of Environmental Science and director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center, on the mission of the University of the Arctic (UArctic)—a consortium of 150 colleges, universities, and research organizations across the globe that aims to "increase access to Arctic-themed educational programs by increasing mobility and capacity both."

Virginia co-directs the UArctic's ... Read more.

Jan 13, 2014

January 9, 2014 - Dartmouth Now

Institute of Arctic Studies Director Ross Virginia comments on the appearance of the Northern Lights in the Upper Valley as well as Greenland, where IGERT students spend part of the summer:

Dartmouth faculty and students are a... Read more.

Nov 15, 2013

 

As polar ice on land and sea retreats from rapid global warming, the specter for international conflict over newly exposed natural resources may increase. Alumni heard about the challenges facing both poles from Ross Virginia, Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center, during the Back to Class Lecture Series on November 9 before the Dartmouth vs Cornell football game.

Virginia talked about how the environments at the ends of the Earth are changing and how international politics, through conflict or... Read more.

Jul 10, 2013
working in Rwanda

Lisa Adams, MD, Director of the Dickey Center's Global Health initiative is one of approximately 50 physicians and nurses from the Geisel School of Medicine who have committed a year to working for the Ministry of Health in Rwanda as part of the Human Resources for Health Program (HRH). Dr. Adams taught and mentored medical students and residents, and made the rounds on the patient wards. The goal is to train skilled physicians and medical school faculty to serve a country that badly needs more of both.

Link to the ... Read more.

May 16, 2013

In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Dartmouth’s Ross Virginia and Kenneth Yalowitz and a third colleague write that an organization of Arctic states will face urgent issues at a meeting this week in Sweden.

The Arctic Council, an intergovernmental organization for the eight Arctic states (the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden), will face questions about shipping, governance, and the environment, the authors write.

Virginia is the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and director of the Institute of Arctic... Read more.

Nov 14, 2012

The thought of global climate change conjures up images of coastal flooding and parched farmlands, but there is another sort of threat already upon us. As the environment warms, the destructive southern pine beetle has extended its range northward to include New Jersey’s prized Pinelands National Reserve.

Dartmouth Professor of Biology Matt Ayres, is an expert on the predatory pine beetle, and his work over the years has added to our understanding of its destructive spread into northern forests.

Read the entire story by... Read more.

Jun 19, 2012

Donald Perovich, visiting professor of engineering at Thayer School, and a faculty member and advisor in the IGERT Program in Polar Environmental Change, was a member of a team of scientists who traveled to the Arctic on a NASA research cruise to study climate change last summer. During the trip, Perovich and his colleagues discovered a hidden world of microscopic plant life living under the Arctic ice.

An article published by Scientific American... Read more.

Jul 31, 2008

Program integrates science and policy in fight against climate change

The Dickey Center for International Understanding, through its Institute of Arctic Studies ,has been awarded nearly $3 million by the National Science Foundation through its Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program.

The five-year grant supports the development of an interdisciplinary doctoral program in the polar sciences and... Read more.

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