James Sargent, a professor of pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine, is the researcher who first showed that the more teenagers watch movies with smoking, the more apt they are to take up the habit, reports Newsworks.
The alumnus, who’s been involved in some of San Diego’s most newsworthy cases for the past few years, is now a federal judge, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune. He was sworn into office as a U.S. magistrate judge on Sept. 30.
Dartmouth is among 60 colleges and universities around the world taking part in a program to provide scholarships to Syrian students who have been displaced by the ongoing war in their country, reports The Washington Post.
Vivian Korthuis ’86 has been named the first woman CEO of the Association of Village Council Presidents, made up of 56 tribes in 48 villages throughout Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, reports Alaska Dispatch News.
Xia Zhou, an assistant professor of computer science, tells New Electronics about a Dartmouth project called DarkLight that shows for the first time how visible light can be used to transmit data even in the dark.
Anne Burkholder ’94 grew up in West Palm Beach, Fla., and is now a cattle rancher in Nebraska. She is “an enthusiast of all things beef, and tells stories about keeping cattle on her blog, Feedyard Foodie,” writes The Atlantic.
The magazine dubs Harry Enten ’11 the epitome of a new political journalism that relies on number crunching over narrative. Enten and his boss, Nate Silver, play outsiders who can “call B.S. a little easier,” a colleague notes.
DoseOptics, the College-affiliated startup that has pioneered imaging technology to provide a live image of radiation therapy while it is being administered, has secured funding from the National Institutes of Health, the newspaper reported.
“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.