“Franklin Park Zoo’s ‘Pugsley’ is the second of two corpse flowers in the region to bloom in the last two weeks,” writes The Boston Globe. Dartmouth’s corpse flower, nicknamed “Morphy,” bloomed Sept. 23, the paper notes.
Part one of Abbas Fahdel’s Homeland: Iraq Year Zero screens at the Hop Oct. 8, with the second part Oct. 9, reports the Valley News. Fahdel will be on hand Saturday for a Q&A session after the screening.
In the future, adults will do their learning differently, writes Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives, in an Inside Higher Ed opinion piece. “I’m here to say that the future of adult learning is mobile learning,” he says.
In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business, talks about what he learned from female singer-songwriters, especially Joni Mitchell.
Just in time for tonight’s presidential debate, Dartmouth professors and a colleague have developed a phone app that “allows users to virtually ‘boo’ or ‘cheer’ the candidates by shaking or tapping their phones,” reports USA Today.
According to a study by Dartmouth’s Brendan Nyhan and a colleague, people can learn what’s true and what’s false after reading fact checks of political claims, even when they run counter to their political preferences, reports Poynter.
“The race is on to see whose fetid ‘corpse flower’ will bloom first, as two of the rare specimens are set to unfurl their leafy outer layers within days,” writes The Boston Globe. One is at Dartmouth and one is at the Franklin Park Zoo.
Dartmouth held what is considered the first U.S. orienteering competition 75 years ago. This weekend, the College will host the North American Orienteering Championships, showcasing how far the sport has come since then.
The White House will host science ministers and representatives of indigenous groups to reflect on Arctic science, monitoring, and data sharing. Dartmouth’s Ross Virginia and Michael Sfraga discuss research in the region, reports News Deeply.
As an undergraduate, Kyle Hendricks ’12 told his Dartmouth coach, Bob Whalen, “Coach, baseball is the most important thing to me,” reports SFGate via the AP. Now a Chicago Cubs pitcher, the alumnus is 15-8 with a majors-leading 2.06 ERA.
Dartmouth hosts 24th-ranked UNH in the nationally televised Granite Bowl Saturday night. “Instead of nervous, we’re excited to show everyone what we’ve got,” Brandon Cooper ’17, defensive end for the defending Ivy League champs, tells WCAX TV.
Professor Andrew Levin made Politico's Top 50 list of “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016.” He has called for restructuring the Fed to bring greater transparency and diversity to the powerful central bank.
Cloud computing is nothing new—it started at Dartmouth in 1940 when a math equation sent via phone lines to New York was solved by Professor George Stibitz’s Complex Number Calculator and returned in minutes, reports the website Motherboard.
Apple’s new iPhone 7 did little to change an industry that the company essentially invented in 2007, says Tuck professor Constance Helfat. Making another product that creates such a large new market, so fast, might be impossible, she says.
Russian President Vladimir Putin used a word for “brilliant” to describe Donald Trump—and Trump says Putin called him a “genius.” But the word Putin used refers more to color than intelligence, Russian professor Mikhail Gronas tells NBC News.
Computer science professor Hany Farid has developed an algorithm that can help social media sites identify and remove terrorist messages—raising free-speech concerns, reports The Verge. Farid created a similar tool to combat child pornography.
Geisel professor and former NASA astronaut Jay Buckey says conflict and depression management tools can help relationships in space, and on Earth. Buckey provided mental health training for the NASA crew of a mock Mars habitat based in Hawaii.
Talk of food and farming is absent from presidential politics, says Professor Anne Kapuscinski. She says the next president needs to end subsidies supporting junk food and work to support fruit and vegetable intake recommendations.