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Former World Outlook Editor Wins UA Award

 

One of five Dartmouth students and recent graduates selected as highly commended in the 2013 Undergraduate Awards, sponsored by the Government of Ireland, was literature major Grace Afsari-Mamagani ’13, who during 2010-2013 was an editor of World Outlook, a student international affairs journal published by the Dickey Center.

Undergraduate Awards is an international academic awards program that invites students from top universities around the world to submit their theses or research work. Afsari-Mamagani's senior thesis examined the way authors Zadie Smith and jennifer Egan use digital platforms such as text messaging, Twitter, email and PowerPoint in their work and the extent to which literary sincerity is maintained through what she calls "cyborg fiction."

Grace is currently pursuing a Master's degree in English and American Literature with a focus on digital humanities at New York University.

The other Dartmouth students receiving highly commended awards were Troy Dildine '13, Jacqueline Donohoe '13, Tausif Noor '14, and Laura Bryn Sisson '13.

Former War & Peace Fellow on Terror in Niger (Foreign Affairs)

Former Dickey Center War and Peace Fellow Andrew Libovich '09 published an article in Foreign Affairs about the violence and corruption plaguing Niger. "Yet Western governments would be mistaken to think of Niger only as a staging ground for their next fight against Islamist militants in Africa," he writes.

Read the complete story in Foreign Affairs, August 14, 2013.

 

'Ghost Glaciers' Protect Greenland's Landscapes (NBC News)

 

 

‘Ghost Glaciers’ Protect Greenland’s Landscapes (NBC News)

A story by LiveScience published by NBC News features a new study by Lee Corbett, a doctoral student in Dartmouth’s Department of Earth Science, that reveals how “ghost glaciers” have protected Greenland’s ancient bedrock landscapes from the island’s ice sheet.

“These ghost glaciers come and go, and leave very little evidence of their presence,” Corbett tells LiveScience. “There are indications that these rocks have been exposed and buried for many Ice Age cycles, (but) when the ice advanced over this area, it was essentially frozen to the bedrock below. It’s not eroding or shaping the landscape,” says Corbett.

The Economics of Corruption

Dartmouth Now, July 15, 2013

 

In a column published by The Huffington Post, Anuraag Girdhar ’15, a former Great Issues Scholar and Stefansson Fellow at the Dickey Center, writes about “forensic economics,” which, he explains, “seeks to use economic tools to detect and describe hidden, sometimes illicit behavior.”

Girdhar notes that in 2011, Associate Professor of Economics Eric Zitzewitz“published a meta-analysis of studies that employ forensic economics, and he discusses some reasons why economists might be called in as third-party consultants for these problems.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 7/12/13 by The Huffington Post.

 

Dartmouth Students Get a Taste of Foreign Relations Through Crisis Simulation

Around 50 Dickey Center Great Issues Scholarsand War and Peace Fellowsgathered in January at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt., to participate in a crisis simulation involving the collapse of the North Korean government. Fred Hill, who previously helped craft war games for the State Department, directed the simulation. Students were assigned to teams to represent countries, as they negotiated behind closed doors, participated in United Nations meetings, and tried to reach a joint resolution.

Read the full story in Dartmouth Now by Keith Chapman on how the groups used international relations to under complex issues.

 

Science in Greenland: It's a Girl Thing

The IGERT Polar Environmental Change PhD Program at the Institute of Arctic Studies sends a number of young women into the field to do polar science and engineering. In fact a majority of the 24 IGERT fellows are women. 

After a recent field season in Greenland, they wanted to show their enthusiasm for science and field work by creating a video. Read about some of the reasons they created it and watch it for yourself on YouTube.

 

The Ethics of Taking on the World's Problems

Victoria Trump Redd '14

Former Dickey Center Intern Victoria Trump Redd ’14 is featured in the Dartmouth College Fund’s Fall 2012 issue of GREEN at Dartmouthand on the Dartmouth Nowwebsite. Victoria talks about her transformative experience working in a small, local health care center in Peru.

An anthropology major and international studies minorwho plans to go to medical school, Victoria was a Dickey Center Great Issues Scholarduring her first year and subsequently a Dickey Intern. Her first-person story in GREENis a testiment to John Sloan Dickey: “The world’s troubles are your troubles."

 

Dartmouth Researchers Head South for the Winter -- to Antarctica

by Lee McDavid, Arctic Program Manager

A number of Dartmouth students, faculty and staff will be celebrating the holidays far from home, in fact, just about as far from home as you can get, unless you're a penguin.

Starting around Antarctica Day on December 1--which celebrates the signing of the international treaty in 1959 that preserves Antarctica as a place for research and peaceful purposes--and continuing well past Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, and even Martin Luther King Day, Dartmouth researchers will be living and working "on the ice," the nickname for the most uninhabitable continent on earth. But the only continent with no permanent residents also has a lot of visitors, many of them researchers.

Going Global with Emily Unger '11

Dartmouth Now features a story about Emily Unger '11 who completed a whirlwind, worldwide trip to interview students on Dartmouth-sponsored international internships. She tells her story in the Nov/Dec issue of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. Her trip was sponsored by the Dickey Center. “We want to capture the unique ‘learning-while-doing’ experiences students have in the field,” explains Dickey Acting Director Christianne Wohlforth. “And we want to turn the telling of those stories into a professional development opportunity in itself.”

Student Interns at Clinic in East Timor

Lisbeth Labrada '13, on a Dickey Center International Internship, spent the summer working in a free health clinic in the small country of East Timor in Southeast Asia. She saw hundreds of patients a day for maternity and infant care, tuberculosis and malaria, and even HIV. She learned about the clinic by participating in another Dickey Center program for first year students, the Great Issues Scholars program.

Read Lisbeth's entire story written by Keith Chapman on Dartmouth Now.

 

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