President Hanlon's Arctic Voyage

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The Russell Glacier in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 

The president will be sailing on the scientific research vessel the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, originally built in Finland to conduct oceanographic soundings. (One Ocean Expeditions/Ira Meyer)

Kayakers near Baffin Island

A whale and kayakers near Baffin Island.

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Seals hang out on sea ice. 

Qeqertarsuaq Greenland

The village of Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland.

July 27, 2016  |  Dartmouth News

Next week, President Phil Hanlon ’77 and his wife, Gail Gentes, will take a look at Dartmouth’s impact in one of the most remote places in the world—the Arctic.

With a group of about 30 people—mostly alumni and their families—Hanlon and Gentes will be part of a 10-day expedition to Greenland and the Arctic Circle led by Ross Virginia, the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and the director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

“Gail and I are excited about participating in this trip, and especially seeing firsthand the field research of Dartmouth’s students and faculty, who are shaping our understanding of one of the most critical issues of our time: the effects of rapid climate change around the globe,” says President Hanlon of the trip, which is sponsored by Alumni Travel.

Read the full story at Dartmouth News

Also:

Vermont Public Radio

Pres. Hanlon's blog

 

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