Two Louisiana organizations have awarded the Kemper and Leila Williams Prize to Associate Professor of History Rashauna Johnson for her book Slavery’s Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions.
“If you fail to recognize your boss in the elevator, it’s not going to be good for your career,” says Dartmouth’s Brad Duchaine in a story by a Boston resident with face blindness who discusses publicly acknowledging that she has the disorder.
Research shows native peoples often respond to invasive species on the land with both Western science and indigenous knowledge, highlighting their often-overlooked skills as environmental stewards, Dartmouth’s Nicholas Reo says.
“Immortality is hardly a new ambition,” says the Dickey Center’s Daniel Benjamin in an opinion piece about the Las Vegas mass murder. But today, “a small number of individuals seek to make their mark through record-setting violence,” he says.
“And what should musicians and music scholars do if—during moments of upheaval, complacency, ennui—music ends up seemingly drained of its beauty, power, and even relevance?” ask Dartmouth’s William Cheng and a co-author on the AMS blog.
In making a case for the reappointment of Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve, Professor of Economics Andrew Levin says the Fed has had “tough decisions to make over the last few years, and she consistently built consensus.”
“It’s an arms race. As we are developing faster, folks are creating more sophisticated technology to augment audio, images and video,” says Hany Farid, the Albert Bradley 1915 Third Century Professor of Computer Science.
In a review of his book Democracy in Iran, Sociology Professor Misagh Parsa is quoted on authoritarian regimes like Iran, saying if they reject democracy on ideological grounds, democratization will necessarily turn to revolution.
Ten months in Rome let Dartmouth’s Enrico Riley ’95 see America clearly, he tells the Valley News. “You can see more closely the soil you were born on.” His new paintings are on view in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery.
Stress reduction through meditation may help reduce the risk of heart disease when it’s added to proven approaches such as lifestyle changes or drugs to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, The Dartmouth Institute’s James Stahl tells Reuters.
As teachers, faculty members must push conversations beyond symbolic protests, like “taking a knee” during the national anthem, and find better ways to grapple with complex social issues, writes Geisel Professor Leslie Henderson in a column.
The eight women whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall are part of an untold story of thousands of women who served amid sexism and disparagement at home and in the field, writes Dartmouth’s Barbara Will in a column.
Private efforts to promote “American principles” echo a disquieting Cold War tradition of mobilizing private citizens for information warfare to defend democracy on the home front, writes Associate Professor Yuliya Komska in a column.
The U.S. decision to enforce a 220 percent tariff on jets built in Canada by Bombardier was not just about trade practices, but a response to Boeing’s desire to eliminate competition in the aircraft market, Professor Doug Irwin tells Vox.
Only 54 percent of Americans know that Puerto Rican residents are U.S. citizens, making the humanitarian disaster left by Hurricane Maria easier to ignore, write Kyle Dropp and Brendan Nyhan of the Dartmouth government department.
The Tuck School of Business is fifth on Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Business Schools,” based on a five-year return of $81,200. The figure reflects five years of graduates’ earnings minus the costs of attending the school.
Jodi Gillette ’91, former adviser on Native American affairs to President Obama and a Standing Rock Sioux tribe member, built her career mindful of the seven generations before her, and the seven generations that will come after her.
Sydney Kamen ’19 started a nonprofit to recycle soap from hotels and distribute it to under-resourced communities around the world. Her program has expanded to 14 community partners, 13 hotel partners, and over 50,000 bars of recycled soap.
“Major technology companies are, unfortunately, lobbying to defeat this sensible and modest bill designed to make it harder for sex traffickers to misuse the Internet and abuse women and children for profit,” writes Professor Hany Farid.
In a story about Thailand’s long-tailed macaques and their use of stones to open up shellfish, the magazine turns for comment to Professor Nathaniel Dominy. “It’s been shown that systematic predation causes prey of smaller size,” he says.