Physicist Stephen Hawking was “one of those rare luminaries whose life symbolizes the best humanity has to offer,” says Dartmouth’s Marcelo Gleiser, and his last book is one “every thinking person worried about humanity's future should read.”
In a story about Sen. Elizabeth Warren testing her DNA to prove she has Native American ancestors, Dartmouth’s Rick Smith says, “The misconception here is that any single test provides a definitive answer, and that’s not accurate at all.”
Tuck’s Jennifer Dannals is listed as an MBA professor to watch. With a PhD in psychology, she focuses, in part, on “how startups can be structured to improve performance—significant insights for any aspiring entrepreneur,” writes the website.
It’s easy to see the inspiration behind the tales of Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel, Class of ’25, in his hometown of Springfield, Mass., writes the BBC, noting that, “Seuss’ real genius was superimposing his surreal world over the real one.”
Dartmouth’s Ethan Coffel and co-authors write that projected levels of extreme heat and humidity may put billions at risk by 2080. “It remains to be seen to what extent society can adapt to frequent, unprecedented heat stress,” they write.
Dartmouth’s Jay Buckey, a former astronaut, talks about collaborating with Australia’s Antarctic Division to study virtual reality’s mental health benefits under conditions of isolation like those faced by astronauts going to Mars.
Dartmouth’s Peter Tse received National Science Foundation funding for his work developing the world's first underwater electroencephalography (EEG) sensors to study the cognitive neuroscience of octopuses.
Geisel’s Erin Barnett calls for better treatment safeguards in response to a new government report that found thousands of children in foster care are prescribed psychotropic medications with little clinical oversight.
Dartmouth’s Coach Eugene “Buddy” Teevens ’79, who eliminated players tackling each other at most football practices, says, “I’m happy to see the results and share them with the country and certainly the NCAA and maybe other people follow suit.”
In a story about companies and business leaders reassessing skills held as critical to success for their employers and job candidates, the writer notes that President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 favors, and perhaps pioneered, the term “power skills.”
Watching the movie, writes Dartmouth’s Dan Rockmore, “I found myself, a mathematician and computer scientist whose research includes work related to artificial intelligence, comparing the story’s vision of the future with the world today.”
Dartmouth’s Jay Hull and colleagues studied data from research on video games and violence, and found that teens playing violent video games “did become more aggressive over time. But the changes in behavior were not big,” writes the magazine.
Dartmouth is hosting the first Neukom Literary Arts Awards ceremony today, and awards will be given to four winning authors: three writers of speculative fiction and one playwright. Dartmouth’s Dan Rockmore talks about the books and the play.
Professor Jodie Mack says she takes “a collection of fabrics in which floral patterns are created via various application techniques … (which) creates a waltz of flowers” in Times Square, also shown in a video posted on UV Index.
Business Insider reports that The Wall Street Journal’s list of top 50 colleges in the United State for 2019 ranks Dartmouth 12th. The list was based on key indicators grouped as outcomes, resources, engagement, and environment.
“Sometimes (for these) really chronic problems, medicine doesn’t have a very good solution,” says Dartmouth’s Lisa Schwartz in a story about how remedies such as yoga, meditation, and acupuncture can offer relief from pain and other symptoms.
Two-time medalist in Alpine skiing Andrew Weibrecht ’09 is returning to his Dartmouth studies. “I started it and went through part of the process.” Being able “to see that through is something personal that I want to accomplish,” he says.
Adrienne Lotson ’82, president of the alumni council, Cheryl Bascomb ’82, vice president for alumni relations, and Laurel Richie ’81, chair of the board of trustees, are making history as African-American women in top leadership positions.
Jaap van Zweden, the philharmonic’s new maestro, opened the season with the world premiere of “Filament,” by Dartmouth music professor Ashley Fure. AFP reports that the “stirring piece” veers “from remote and spatial” to “warm and intimate.”
Depression is a common yet poorly understood psychosocial factor related to arthritis, and nearly half of older adults with both chronic pain and depression receive inadequate or no mental health care, Geisel School of Medicine Assistant Professor