“If you’re going to choose a noninvasive test like FIT you need to be committed to doing it annually,” says Douglas Robertson, a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, in an NHPR story about a new test for colon cancer.
“Track is what it is because of volunteers and because of the love of the sport,” Frank Zarnowski, a senior lecturer in economics, tells the Valley News. He was recently voted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame’s class of 2016.
“After beginning the season as the last starter in the Cubs rotation, the soft-throwing Dartmouth graduate whom teammates call the Professor has blossomed into one of the best pitchers in baseball,” writes TIME about Kyle Hendricks ’12.
In addition to faculty, diverse campus administrators are integral to the student experience and the creation of an inclusive campus environment, writes the Geisel School of Medicine’s Stephanie White in an Inside Higher Ed opinion piece.
In a review of Orwell in America, The New York Times’ Ken Jaworowski writes that lead actor Jamie Horton, an associate professor of theater, “delivers perhaps the finest performance I’ve seen Off Broadway this year.”
Former Big Green star Ryan McManus ’15 helped Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stay in shape during Brady’s suspension. The third-most productive receiver in Dartmouth history, McManus worked with Brady in sessions at fields near Brady’s home.
“First Svetlana Alexievich, and then Dylan?” Associate Professor Jeff Sharlet tweeted about Dylan’s Nobel prize, reports the Valley News. “I like this committee. A wake up call for art elites who neglect the art all around us.”
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.