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Oct 18, 2016
October 17, 2016 | Dartmouth News
After a summer in Kosovo conducting a national study of women’s access to health care, four Dartmouth students had the chance to present their policy report to the country’s former president, who was in residence at Dartmouth as a Montgomery Fellow.
“The students’ findings clearly reflected the situation in the country as I know it,” says Atifete Jahjaga, whose Dartmouth fellowship was also supported by the ...Read more.
Oct 14, 2016
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.
Sep 22, 2016
September 20, 2016 | Amanda Skinner, School of Graduate and Advanced Studies
In late August, Dartmouth graduate alumna Melody Brown Burkins became the first woman to ever chair a U.S. delegation to the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) hosted by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) in Cape Town, South Africa. Not only was her leadership a first for the U.S....Read more.
Sep 20, 2016
Sep 19, 2016
September 15, 2016 | Dartmouth News
Dartmouth College has announced the creation of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, established to advance the understanding and knowledge of a resource that powers modern life and is directly related to society’s standard of living and success. Gifts of $113 million have been committed to name the institute in honor of energy...Read more.
Sep 12, 2016
August 8, 2016 | US Army Corp of Engineers
Dr. Jacqueline A. “Jackie” Richter-Menge a polar researcher with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to a key administrative post.
In an announcement released by the White House Press Secretary, dated August 4, Richter-Menge was appointed by the President as a member of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.
Richter-Menge, a leader in polar climate physics focusing on research of the Arctic sea ice cover...Read more.
Sep 1, 2016
September 1, 2016 | TIME
Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin co-authored a piece in TIME on Donald Trump's efforts to connect terrorism and immigration:
Americans who have been buffeted by Trump’s torrential negativism and 24-7 cable coverage of horrors from all corners of the earth shouldn’t buy this dim view of our immigration system—because it simply isn’t true.
The most obvious counter to Trump’s narrative is to note that not a single terrorism-related death since 9/11 was...
Aug 23, 2016
June 14, 2016 | Time
Director of the Dickey Center Daniel Benjamin writes in Time magazine about Donald Trump's "isolationist, ally-bashing candidacy" for the presidency.
"Set aside, for the moment, that disgust at his relentless self-congratulation, the baldfaced untruths and unceasing pettiness, and ask the question: What would the election of Donald Trump mean for the fight against jihadist terrorism. One answer might be: Who the hell knows?"...
"If one can get past the...Read more.
Aug 23, 2016
July 15, 2016 | Time
Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin's recent piece in TIME follows up on the vicious Bastille Day attack in Nice. Benjamin explains the spread of the "democratization of terror."
"Now, indeed, you don’t even need to be a card-carrying member of a terror organization. Mere inspiration from the late Yemeni cleric Anwar Awlaki, who pioneered the call for...Read more.