Dartmouth’s Thomas Luxon is offering a free online course on Milton’s epic poem. Participants will have access to the College’s Milton Reading Room, an online scholarly edition of Milton’s poetry, as well as some prose, reports the website.
Studying the humanities “prepares you for a changing job market … and you do also need to train your brain to think in different ways,” Dartmouth’s Graziella Parati tells NPR during a discussion of why it’s important to study the liberal arts.
“I don't think that recovery can continue forever, and I would put the prospect of a recession in the next two years at about two-thirds,” says Dartmouth’s David Blanchflower in a story about the possibility of a recession in the U.S.
A Dartmouth study found a 53 percent increase in extreme precipitation events in the northeastern United States since 1996, reports AccuWeather. Hurricanes and tropical-storm precipitation were the primary cause, according to the study.
“This is the most complete foot of an ancient juvenile ever discovered,” says Dartmouth’s Jeremy DeSilva, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the feet of early human ancestors, about the discovery of a 3.32-million-year-old skeleton.
“I think what Michael showed in the early days—what, 11 years ago—was that this was something that people would want to read,” says the Dartmouth Library’s Laura Braunstein of the popular crossword blogger Michael Sharp, known as Rex Parker.
The paper calls Ashley Fure’s The Force of Things, performed at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, “a powerful expression in sound of ecological dread.” Fure is an assistant professor of music.
The college lifestyle magazine lists the Dartmouth commencement address by Mindy Kaling ’01 on its top 10 list of graduation speeches that move, inspire, amuse, and encourage you to live your best life.
Dartmouth’s David Blanchflower argues that underemployment is hampering wage growth, and calls the UK’s Monetary Policy Committee’s recent decision to raise interest rates “a major error” reminiscent of 2008.
Dartmouth’s Ashley Fure “writes music of extraordinary tension and potency, looking for sounds in unlikely places and treating them with rigor,” writes the paper in highlighting an upcoming performance of her “The Force of Things.”
Every day, says Dartmouth’s Hany Farid, “too much dangerous material is being uploaded, it is remaining online for too long, and even if it is eventually removed, it quickly reappears,” and is available as a “pernicious radicalizing force.”
The news site notes that at Dartmouth, “a student-run initiative resulted in an influx of ‘Green2Go’ take-out boxes, a washable and reusable alternative to standard take-out boxes” that generate massive amounts of plastic waste.
Dartmouth’s Jay Buckey, a former astronaut, has been doing research to help alleviate astronauts’ feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety, which could be helpful when the NASA Mars trip gets underway: It’s expected to last two years.
“The technology, of course, knows no borders, so I expect the impact to ripple around the globe,” says Dartmouth’s Hany Farid about so-called “Deepfake” videos, which Farid expects will make their presence known during the midterm elections.
In a study he co-authored, H. Gilbert Welch, a professor of medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, argues for less-intensive treatment for early thyroid cancer.
Producer Shonda Rhimes ’91 is “able to tell real stories in ways that feel relatable,” says producer and director J.J. Abrams in a story about the alumna’s eight shows that are in the works at Netflix and the deal that wooed her away from ABC.
Google has pitched a new app it says will foster “digital well-being.” But remember, writes Dartmouth’s Luke Stark, “why Silicon Valley seeks to compel our attention in the first place: to accumulate as much data about our lives as possible.”
In a new study, Dartmouth’s Nathaniel Dominy and Donald Pease suggest that the Dr. Seuss character the Lorax was based on the patas monkey, which is native to Kenya, where Seuss, the pen name of Theodor Geisel ’25, vacationed in 1970.
The alumnus, an award-winning writer whose books include The Clothes of Nakedness, The Sun by Night, Legacy of the Phantoms, and poetry collections, will read from his work July 25 at the Goethe-Institut in Accra, Ghana.
“This is the first one I know of where a long-distance migrant is increasing its travel speed,” says Dartmouth’s Matthew Ayres in a story about the effect of climate change on geese’s migration habits and resulting challenges for the birds.