A huge cavity discovered under Antarctica indicates that a part of the ice sheet is melting much faster than experts thought. Ice sheets “act like a dam,” says Dartmouth’s Ross Virginia, and prevent continental ice from flowing into the ocean.
Peppa the pig is doing more than amusing her TV viewers—she’s teaching them to speak with a British accent. Dartmouth’s Roberto Rey Agudo says her young fans are likely not processing American English and British English as separate languages.
Saeed Hassanpour, assistant professor of biomedical data science, worked with colleagues in his Precision Health Lab, to found a machine learning method to help avoid unnecessary breast surgery, the technology website writes.
The website ranked Tuck 12th for highest MBA salaries in 2019, and noted it has the highest percentage of female students in the U.S. (45 percent), and some of the most generous graduates, with over two-thirds of alumni donating to the school.
A story on research by Andrea Courtney, Guarini ’18, and Kristina Rapuano, Guarini ’18, reports that seeing pictures of food with calorie information makes the products less appetizing and seems to change the way your brain responds to food.
Leah Daughtry ’84, former CEO of the Democratic National Convention, who got her start in politics at Dartmouth with the presidential primary campaign of Jesse Jackson, tells HuffPost the 2020 candidates need to engage on issues of race.
Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 21, Jessica Caron, Guarini ’20, is now a mother and works to dispel misconceptions about IBD, or irritable bowel disease. It’s important, she says, “that women don’t feel they have to go through this alone.”
The 23,641 applications are an increase of 7 percent from last year and top the previous record, set in 2012, notes the AP, adding that admissions officers visited nearly 1,500 U.S. high schools and over 50 countries to encourage applicants.
In what’s known as the Dartmouth College Case, Dartmouth won an important Supreme Court victory in 1819 that preserved it as a private institution. The case also “affirmed the principle that corporations are legal persons,” the paper writes.
The undergraduate, who was named to the 2018 Olympic team, is among 13 athletes named to the U.S. team for the Alpine World Championships, starting Tuesday in Sweden, reports the paper. She will join five other skiers to form the women’s team.
The life story of William Kamkwamba ’14, who as a young boy built a windmill out of scavenged junk to provide his family and his Malawi community wind energy, has been made into a film that will open the famed Sundance Film Festival on Jan.
A new study on climate change and CO₂ absorption is “a wake-up call to climate-change scientists like myself to prioritize responses to moisture in our experiments and observations of terrestrial ecosystems,” says Dartmouth’s Caitlin Hicks Pries.
The talk was about quantum computing at a Dartmouth event attended by faculty, students, community members, and IBM representatives. The goal was to raise awareness and “show that the college is a serious player in the still-developing field.”
The Hood Museum of Art reopens this weekend after a renovation and expansion that “increases the building’s floor size by 50 percent to 62,400 square feet, just shy of the size of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art,” reports WBUR.
“Power skills,” a term coined by President Philip J. Hanlon ’77—are “less tangible and are often correlated with the personality traits that determine the way we act and interact with others”—and they are in high demand, writes the website.
Dartmouth’s Douglas Irwin is among the magazine’s top 100 picks of those “who shape our understanding of the world.” The economist “has emerged as one of the clearest interpreters of White House trade policy,” writes the magazine.