Historian Udi Greenberg reviews a new book on the problematic—and relatively recent—origins of the term "Judeo-Christian," and discusses "how easily inclusive language can be mobilized for anti-egalitarian purposes."
"It really sparked an interest that I knew that I had before, but seeing some of that science in action really, really inspired me," says Alana Macken '23 about studying in Greenland with the Dartmouth-coordinated Joint Science Education Program.
Dartmouth's Rebecca Emeny, the new study's lead author, says older adults consume, on average, five medications at a time, and she and fellow researchers suspected that many of them use fracture-associated drugs, the most common being opioids.
Professor Peter Orner's book is No. 2 on Oprah Winfrey's "Best Books of 2019" list. "Orner brings grace and vigor to the short-story form in a preeminent collection, earning a place alongside Carver and Munro," writes Oprah Magazine.
Writing about a study that found artisanal-scale gold mining is altering water clarity and dynamics in the Madre de Dios River watershed in Peru, the paper turns for comment to Dartmouth researchers Evan Dethier, Guarini '20, and David Lutz.
"Maybe it's the endorphins, or maybe it's refocusing my attention on some other activity which enables a new idea," writes Dartmouth's Dan Rockmore in an opinion piece in which he explores various ways he and others come up with new ideas.
Joining the Association of American Universities, which Dartmouth has done, is "not only about the prestige … for people who work inside higher education, being in the AAU is a shorthand for excellence in knowledge production," says the paper.
"The idea of misrecognition describes the common feelings my interviewees expressed of feeling unseen, invalidated, and unworthy in their social interactions in the community," writes Dartmouth's Emily Walton in a column about her research.
Characterizing the resurgence of the flat Earth movement in Brazil as "very sad," Dartmouth's Marcelo Gleiser says, "We're living in very strange times. The idea of being popular for being outrageous is coming from the leadership."
"Plants are like the atmosphere's straw, dominating how water flows from the land to the atmosphere," says Dartmouth's Justin Mankin in a story about rising C02 levels and warming temperatures—and what that means for human water supplies.
The Tuck School of Business "is one of the biggest movers in this year's ranking, jumping 17 spots to second place on improved scores for networking and learning," writes the website in a story about its "best business school" rankings for 2019.
"I'm in my 60s now, and I never thought I would see this day. It's pretty amazing," says Dartmouth professor of pediatrics Brian P. O'Sullivan in a story about the development of a drug that could make cystic fibrosis a manageable condition.
Dartmouth's Benjamin Ross co-authored a study on the human gut that found "gene-swapping thus appears to be a crucial element of a 'molecular arms race' by which groups of bacteria maintain their status in the gut microbiome," notes GeekWire.
Although discoveries over the past 10 years have added to our knowledge of human history, Dartmouth's Jeremy DeSilva tells Gizmodo that "these fossils are a startling awakening that there is a lot more out there just waiting to be discovered."
Dartmouth's Brian Sites and a researcher from the University of Michigan found that U.S.-born residents were at least five times more likely to use prescription opioids than recent immigrants, reports ScienceBlog.
"With an ever-increasing call for our students to be creative problem solvers, we have seen an unprecedented uptick in faculty use of the art museum," the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director tells the magazine about the Hood's expansion.
"By simply thinking about another person, we may adapt our self to take the shape of that person," said Meghan Meyer, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences, in an article that cites her research on role playing and the brain.
Monica Hooks '92 was named executive director of the Atlanta Development Authority's Women's Entrepreneur Initiative, a business development program to assist early-stage, women-led startups, and to retain women-owned businesses in Atlanta.
"These findings demonstrate how subtle social interactions can impact clinical outcomes," brain scientist Luke Chang says in a story about new research he led suggesting medicine can work better if the doctor prescribing it believes it works.