Submitted by Lee McDavid on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 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 portraits of endangered species found in the museum’s collection, that accompany Species Impact, a set of ten daguerreotype portraits of species impacted by climate change that Seely photographed in the wild between 2012-2016.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 12:17pm
September 20, 2016 | Arctic Deeply and National Geographic
On September 28, 2016, the White House will host science ministers and representatives from indigenous groups to reflect on Arctic science, monitoring and data sharing. In an op-ed in the publication Arctic Deeply, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies Ross A. Virginia and Univeristy of Alaska Vice Chancellor Michael Sfraga offer their view on the advancement of scientific study in the Arctic.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 12:34pm
EurekAlert AAAS | March 16, 2016
Warmer, wetter conditions in the Arctic are accelerating the loss of carbon stored in tundra and permafrost soils, creating a potential positive feedback that further boosts global temperatures, a Dartmouth College study finds.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:38am
February 18, 2016
To mark the mid-point of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, Arctic Scholars convened in Oulu, Finland, for a week-long plenary meeting and an Arctic Symposium to share updates on their research projects, discuss research challenges, and receive input for moving forward.
Click here for a video link to the entire public program.
Fulbright Arctic Scholar Dr. Ross Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center at Dartmouth, said, “At our inaugural meeting in Iqaluit, we came as individual scholars from the eight Arctic Council states and left as a team focusing our research on the themes of water, energy, health, and infrastructure. We committed our effort to asking multidisciplinary research questions that are relevant to the wellbeing of communities as well as larger scale issues important to the Arctic Council such as climate change, energy policy, and the health of the Arctic Ocean and freshwaters."
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January 12, 2016 | Dartmouth Now
Lauren Culler, a postdoctoral fellow and outreach coordinator at the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center, is about to leave for Antarctica with four high school students from across the country. The 2016 Joint Antarctic School Expedition is a 10-day educational trip led by the Institute of Arctic Studies and the Chilean government funded by the National Science Foundation.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:05am
August 26, 2015 | Dartmouth Now
Updated September 3, 2015
On August 31, President Barack Obama is traveling to Anchorage to participate in the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER). Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science Ross Virginia, director of the Institute of Arctic Studies will be there along with Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of the eight countries that belong to the Arctic Council—Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States—as well as delegates from more than a dozen Arctic Council observer states.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 8:19am
July 19, 2015
Greenland is ground zero for climate change research, and Dartmouth was there when a CBS Evening News crew flew from the US to Greenland to report on the rapid warming and melting taking place there.
Lauren Culler, an ecologist, and the postdoctoral fellow and outreach coordinator at the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center, was interviewed for producer T. Sean Herbert's Reporter's Notebook segment online about melt ponds near the Greenland Ice Sheet that are drying up. "Out of the 10 or so ponds that I have been keeping track of, about three of them have completely disappeared since 2012," said Culler.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:01am
US Department of State: Diplomacy in Action
Office of the Spokesperson
April 21, 2015
Seventeen researchers from Arctic Council nations, including the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden will engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research over the next 18 months as a part of the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Arctic Initiative. The diverse group of scholars will explore public-policy research questions and offer innovative solutions through a variety of disciplines ranging from geology and biology to law, sociology, global health, and art. See more information on the scholars, including their names and affiliations, here.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 8:24am
April 21, 2015 | The National Interest
The United States takes over leadership of the Arctic Council, an eight-country forum for Arctic cooperation, starting April 24, 2015? In an editorial, co-authored by Ross A. Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center and Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science, with colleagues from University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Wilson Center and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, the authors suggest that the complex geopolitical environment and tense atmosphere in Russian relations with the West should not impinge on future Arctic cooperation.
"Arctic issues are beyond the scientific understanding and management capacity of any single country, and cooperation is essential in the face of enormous challenges there," the authors write.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 9:01am
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As U.S. Assumes Arctic Council Chairmanship, New Report Emphasizes Cooperation Over Conflict
HANOVER, N.H. – April 20, 2015 – Although the media often portray the Arctic as a new “Great Game” ripe for conflict, a group of international Arctic experts co-chaired by Dartmouth College released recommendations today aimed at preserving the polar north as an area for political and military cooperation, sustainable development and scientific research.