Submitted by Lee McDavid on Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:33am
April 17, 2017
Join a week-long game jam with Dartmouth's Tiltfactor Lab. Never made a game before? Tiltfactor can help. They will provide participants with the tools and resources mneeded. Don't have friends to form a team? They'll have people at Tiltfactor who can be your friends! W
When and where will Tilfactor be jamming? Kickoff April 18th @5pm at the Tiltfactor Lab.,2nd floor BVAC. Participants disperse after the kickoff to make games. The jam won't stop until they reconvene on April 25th. Be there. Do good. Bring your A-game.
For more information: Game Jam and Dartmouth Events
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:12am
April 20, 2017 | Dartmouth News | Bill Platt
Just back from his final trip to Antarctica as an investigator for the Long Term Ecological Research Program, Professor Ross Virginia breaks off a conversation and strides across his office to pull out a hundred-year-old volume of Robert Falcon Scott’s The Voyage of the Discovery.
“This is his first expedition. It’s just a treasure,” says Virginia, the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science.
“I’m just amazed and fascinated by all of this,” he says as he thumbs through the collected journals of the British explorer who, in 1912, was the second man to reach the South Pole (achieving the feat just 34 days behind Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen).
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 9:48am
January 6, 2017
An exhibit providing a window onto the unique culture and environment of the ‘Roof of the World' opens today at the Baker-Berry Library. "Tibetan and Himalyan Lifeworlds" explores the social and religious practices that shape life in Asia’s high mountain environments, explores the political history of the region, and describes some of the encounters between foreigners and Himalayan and Tibetan people over time. The exhibit has been curated by Senior Lecturer Kenneth Bauer and Associate Professor Sienna Craig. Bauer also leads the Human Development initiative at the Dickey Center for International Understanding.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Tue, 10/18/2016 - 9:04am
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 John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.
“This is useful work. Upon my return to Kosovo I am happy to pass on the findings to the prime minister and the minister of health so they can address this issue and work on improving the public health policy in Kosovo,” says Jahjaga, the first woman to serve as president of the Balkan nation.
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 Tue, 04/19/2016 - 3:32pm
April 29, 2016
In the wake of the Ebola epidemic, governments have mobilized resources to support the development of vaccines and other biomedical countermeasures to emerging disease threats. Kendall Hoyt, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine and Dickey Global Health Affiliated Faculty, has published an opinion piece in Nature Biotechnology about the need for effective governance structures to coordinate countermeasure development
Hoyt, and her co-author Richard Hatchett, Acting Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), argue that lessons from US biodefense programs can inform global efforts.
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."
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 1:06pm
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 Fri, 10/16/2015 - 2:19pm
October 5, 2015
The Honorable Aharon Barak is the retired President of the Supreme Court of Israel. He has been described by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan as "the judge or justice in my lifetime whom, I think, best represents and has best advanced the values of democracy and human rights, of the rule of law and of justice.”
Justice Barak discussed “Human Dignity: A Constitutional Value and Constitutional Right" in a lecture on September 28, 2015, hosted by the Dickey Center for International Understanding. He spoke as the Rabbi Marshall Meyer Great Issues Lecture on Social Justice at Dartmouth.
Justice Barak discussed the origins of the notion of human dignity, tracing the concept through classical antiquity, the great world religions and philosophy as well as its incorporation into modern constitutional law. He will also address a range of contemporary issues involving human dignity and questions of law.
View a video of his talk.