Actress Connie Britton ’89 talks about her role in the Bravo television drama Dirty John and her friendship with the New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’88, whom she got to know when both were undergraduates at Dartmouth.
Thayer School of Engineering offers five tips for new engineering students, reports the website. The first is to take some classes outside the engineering field: “At Dartmouth, liberal arts provide grounding for the study of engineering.”
Thayer’s Donald K. Perovich, an expert on sea ice, says the big story for ice this year is “in the Bering Sea, off western Alaska, where the extent of sea ice reached a record low for virtually the entire winter,” writes the newspaper.
Dartmouth is No. 2 among the nation’s top 50 LGBT-friendly colleges, according to Study.com, which notes the “annual LGBTQIA celebration called Dartmouth Pride Week,” and “numerous events for their LGBTQIA students throughout the year.”
Tuck professor Sydney Finkelstein’s "Superbosses" reveals that “while successful bosses differ in personal styles, they all focus on identifying promising newcomers, inspiring their best work, and launching them into highly successful careers.”
“There is a whole range of dramatically different appearances that artists just couldn’t explore until now,” says Dartmouth’s Wojciech Jarosz, part of a team studying how microscopic particles interact with light in the rendering of objects.
A study done by Dartmouth and MIT found that increased crop planting in the Midwest may have caused an increase in moisture in the atmosphere, which may have resulted in lower temperatures and more rainfall in the region, notes the website.
Digital toys for toddlers? Maybe not. “Often parents may feel pressure to get their kids the newest, digital educational toy for their children, but this … is not needed,” says Geisel’s Jennifer Emond. Simpler may be better, she says.
NPR talks about Jefferson with historian Annette Gordon-Reed ’81, a former Dartmouth trustee and expert on the life of the third U.S. president, who says contradictions of Jefferson’s life are “a window into us, into who we are as Americans.”
Life expectancy in the U.S. continues to decline, due largely to preventable causes of death such as “overdose, suicide, and … chronic lower-respiratory diseases, many of which are attributable to tobacco use,” says Dartmouth’s Ellen Meara.
“There’s not a single company that isn’t touched by engineering and technology,” says Dartmouth’s Ross Gortner, Thayer ’03, ’04, in a story about master-of-engineering-management programs like the one at Thayer School of Engineering.
Discussing claims of DNA editing, Dartmouth’s Ronald Green tells WMUR, “The problems are that rogue researchers will go ahead and introduce new techniques that are unnecessary and start a kind of arms race of having to have the perfect child.”
Dartmouth’s Laura Braunstein and a colleague created the Inkubator, a venue for publishing crossword puzzles created by women, writes NHPR. More diversity would mean crossword puzzles would have “broader appeal to greater audiences,” she says.
Dartmouth’s Monica White Ndounou, the host of the summit, says it was “fertile ground for thinking through many of the structural challenges and opportunities across platforms. … I’m excited about the possibilities for sustained change.”
“Language dictates emotions, and emotions drive politics,” says Rockefeller Center senior lecturer Charles Wheelan ’88. With Professor Thomas Luxon, Wheelan spoke to VPR about Coriolanus, opening Nov. 30 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
In a story about startups, the writer turns for comment to Dartmouth’s Sydney Finkelstein, who says “superbosses” become successful by creating “industrywide networks of people who have worked for them so that they’re always well-connected.”
“If this is the stuff of sleepless nights, it is as beautiful and elusive as dreaming itself,” writes a reviewer of Senior Lecturer in Studio Art Gerald Auten’s new show, which reflects “a fertile mind and the exacting pursuit of a vision.”
Tuck’s Sydney Finkelstein studied the late comic book legend for his book on superbosses. “Through spotting, nurturing, and developing talent, superbosses—like comic book superheroes—have an outsized impact,” Finkelstein writes.
As American Schools of Oriental Research members seek a new name for the organization, Dartmouth’s Susan Ackerman, the society’s president, says just one part of the title passes muster: “ ‘Research’ works for us. We do do research,” she says.