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
Research led by Dartmouth’s Joshua Landis has shown how extracting oil and natural gas from shale releases hazardous radium isotopes into groundwater. The results appear in two scientific articles in the journal Chemical Geology.
Historian Colin Calloway’s book The Indian World of George Washington has made the 2018 National Book Awards longlist in nonfiction. The award is among the most coveted literary prizes America. Finalists will be announced Oct. 10.
The newspaper highlights research by Dartmouth’s Caitlin Hicks Pries showing that carbon in soil is at risk of escaping and further driving climate change. But her work also shows promise for methods of using soil to store excess carbon.
Reviewer Zachary Woolfe calls Ashley Fure’s The Force of Things opera “work of impressive subtlety and confidence.” The Dartmouth composer premieres new work at the New York Philharmonic opening gala Sept. 20.
Hurricanes can take down a cybersecurity system, Cory Mazzola, an executive fellow at the Tuck School of Business, tells the newspaper. “If there’s a company that’s already a target for an adversary, [hackers] take the initiative now.”