Workshop

NeAT Meeting on Polar Regions

November 11, 2016

Over 50 scientists from 10 different countries met at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies 15-16 November 2016 for the inaugural meeting of the Network for Arthropods of the Tundra (NeAT). NeAT is an international group focused on studying arthropods in Earth's rapidly changing polar regions. They hope to build collaborative capacity over two days of scientific presentations and discussions.

Keynote speakers included Jane Uhd Jepsen from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research and Peter Convey from the British Antarctic Survey. These keynote speakers framed a meeting that explored arthropod science at both poles, including aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity, invasion ecology, ecosystem function, and responses to environmental change.

Coverage of the Nepal Earthquake Summit

This year the Leila and Melville Straus 1960 Family Symposium was focused on response to the earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015.  The Nepal Earthquake Summit took place February 18th-20th. It received a great deal of coverage leading up to the events and a great deal more following it. For a sampling of these articles, see the links below. All of the sessions throughout the summit now can be viewed on our YouTube channel

Post-Summit

  • Valley News (VT/NH), "Nepal Students Share Quake Stories," February 21st
  • The Dartmouth, "Nepal summit discusses efforts," February 18th

Pre-Summit

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Global Health Case Competition Engaged Contrasting Viewpoints

Six Dartmouth students were selected to compete at the International Emory Global Health Case Competition in Atlanta, GA, in 2015. These are their reflections on the competition and on their experience working with diverse opinions to come up with solutions to difficult problems.

by Cecelia Shao '16

Since each of us was chosen individually, before our first team meeting, we didn’t know who we were going to be competing alongside. It turned out to be an incredibly diverse team of six including two undergrads (Anna and myself), a MD/PhD candidate (Christiaan R.) two Geisel students (Vanessa S. and Tolu K.), as well as a Tuck student (Andrei C.). Luckily, our program directors and advisors (Jessica, Jonathan, and Suzie) came up with the idea to try out a practice case–one that allowed us to get feedback from a diverse panel of faculty and staff from campus (and even a former competition team member) to help us learn about areas where we could improve and areas of expertise.

Young African Leaders at Dartmouth

Dartmouth's cohort of 25 Young African Leaders participating in the first Washington Fellowship are well into their six-week business and entrepreneurship institute.

Starting with their coursework in Design Thinking, they soon will transition to intensive study of entrepreneurship, all the while participating in weekly leadership sessions  and service and community engagement. They also are working on their teambuilding skills through activities with the Outdoor Programs Office.

Read more about our YALI Washington Fellows in recent articles in Dartmouth Now and The Dartmouth.

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