“Time is our greatest ally and our greatest enemy,” writes Professor Marcelo Gleiser in his latest blog post for NPR’s 13.7 Cosmos & Culture. Time can seem to be moving too fast, but to feel in control of it, he says, “live a little.”
The magazine includes three alumni—actor and former stockbroker Brian White ’95; television producer and author Shonda Rhimes ’91; and talk show host and actor Aisha Tyler ’92—in a story about celebrities who attended Ivy League Schools.
The alumna co-wrote and co-directed the film, which tells the story of a young runner from Oregon, set to start the Olympic trials. Pappas, an elite long-distance runner who competed in the Rio Games for Greece, plays the role of the runner.
“Fake news is effective because it tells you something about the world that you, in a way, already know,” writes Assistant Professor of German Petra McGillen, whose research reverse-engineers fabricated newspaper stories from the 1860s.
As guests on “All Things Considered,” assistant professor Hannah ter Hofstede and postdoc Laurel Symes explain how katydids in the rain forest use uniquely evolved ultrasound emitters to find mates and fool predators.
Writing about standout college applications, former Dartmouth admissions officer Rebecca Sabky, MALS ’05, recalls a student who included a letter from his school custodian, demonstrating the “always irresistible” quality of kindness.
Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy Marcelo Gleiser argues that physics’ “search for a simple all-encompassing theory has eclipsed a more enduring insight about the nature of physics”—its power to describe natural phenomena.
President Emeritus James Wright’s life and work have been “anything but ordinary,” says Leatherneck in a story about Wright’s work on behalf of veterans and about his book Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War.
“It is remarkable how people are condemning the conspiracy theories that Trump promotes, while at the same time promoting conspiracy theories of their own,” says Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper ’91.
“New digital technologies are changing the rules of competition by expanding the boundaries of what a company can handle and introducing new sources of advantage,” writes the Tuck School of Business’ Richard D’Aveni.
Kieffer Christianson ’14 reached the podium at the U.S. Alpine Championships for the second year in a row. Christianson won the bronze medal in the men’s giant slalom this week in Sugarloaf, Maine, writes the newspaper.
The alumnus and Chicago Cubs pitcher talks about his yoga practice, saying that it “has really made things clearer. ... I now know the alignment of my body and I can feel different parts of my body and where they’re at different times.”
“Despite Iowa’s noble and storied history of progressivism, Iowa voters got the president they wanted last November,” writes Professor Randall Balmer in an opinion piece about Iowa, where he spent his high school years.
“Researchers mapped 4 million journey flows to create a stunning visualisation—and rewrite the map of America,” says the website in a story about a study co-authored by Garrett Nelson, a postdoctoral fellow in Dartmouth’s Society of Fellows.
Professor of Hebrew Studies Lewis Glinert’s new book, The Story of Hebrew, is “deeply rooted in scholarship, but Glinert is an engaging storyteller, always lucid, wry, and accessible,” writes the Jewish Journal in a review.
The alumna won the prestigious award this year for her novel LaRose, “the story of an accidental shooting—and the fraught tale of family and reparation that follows,” reports NPR. This is Erdrich’s second NBCC award.
In a story about children’s literature, The Guardian cites a 2011 study by Dartmouth’s Janice McCabe and colleagues that found a “huge gender imbalance” in more than 5,600 books published in the U.S. throughout the 20th century.
“All teams respect him. They know what he can do. He creates more time for the skill players to do things out there,” Oscar Lindberg, a Rangers teammate of Tanner Glass ’07, tells the newspaper about Glass, a veteran forward.
“After their first year in the program, a full 100 percent of Tuck’s class of 2017 gained hands-on experience through summer internships,” writes Business Insider in ranking the Tuck School of Business among the top 20 U.S. business schools.