Dartmouth’s George Yin and a coauthor write about their research to ascertain how the Taiwanese people feel about their national identitiy. “Our results suggest Beijing’s concerns about Taiwanese identity trends may be excessive,” they say.
Comedy phenomenon Mindy Kaling ’01 talks about her commencement address at Dartmouth: “I’m going into their world to hopefully give them some actual pearls of wisdom. … I’m working a lot harder on it than I have on virtually anything else.”
The newspaper writes about a new book by Nick Zwirblia, who for a decade worked at the Courtyard Cafe in the Hopkins Center. “I was the Happy Hop guy,” Zwirblia tells the paper. “I loved it there. Those kids were my life for 10 years.”
Dartmouth’s Meghan Meyer is lead author of a new study suggesting that the “daydreaming” engagement of the brain’s temporoparietal junction and medial prefrontal cortex when at rest may “help us consistently learn social information.”
For battling fake news, Dartmouth’s Hany Farid, a specialist in computer vision and image forensics, is on Fast Company’s list of 100 visionary leaders. Board of trustees member Nathaniel Fick ’99, CEO of Endgame, is also listed among the 100.
The magazine writes about a struggling Kansas hospital that five years ago hired an innovative CEO, Ben Anderson, GRAD ’16, who helped turn the hospital into the county’s largest employer, with a successful and profitable maternity ward.
The alumnus, a CNN anchor and part-time cartoonist, will be in Philadelphia over the weekend to receive the Amateur Cartoonist Extraordinary award from the National Cartoonists Society. “It’s a great honor, and what amazing company!” he says.
As an emergency coordinator for Dartmouth, part of Julie Bonette’s job is to prepare co-workers in case there’s ever an “active shooter” incident. She provides information and training, she says, that she hopes they will never need to use.
Through teaching kitchens, the Geisel School of Medicine provides culinary medicine workshops for medical staff, patients, and the community. Physician Julia Nordgren, MED ’99, recently founded a culinary medicine program at Stanford.
Professor Randall Balmer says Bishop Michael Curry’s address at Saturday’s royal wedding reminded the world of the power of preaching, “pointing out that Jesus summarized all the law … as love for God and love for your neighbor as yourself.”
“Commissioner Slive was truly one of the great leaders college athletics has ever seen and an even better person,” said Nick Saban, the University of Alabama’s football coach, in an obituary for Mike Slive ’62, who died May 16.
In an interview about his new book about Ethan Allen, one of Vermont’s founders, Dartmouth’s Christopher Wren says, “I know he can do no wrong in the popular imagination but he was a far more complex person than history gives him credit for.”
“After graduating from Dartmouth, I came to the San Francisco Bay Area to realize my passion for business and technology,” says Henry Stewart ’12, who cofounded the new startup Uniform Teeth, which makes invisible braces that straighten teeth.
“The 2016 election revealed the moral bankruptcy of the white evangelical movement,” says Professor Randall Balmer in a story about Red Letter Christians, whose members are younger and hipper than stereotypical right-wing evangelical groups.
“We show that wellbeing reaches its minimum around the middle of life. The regularity is intriguing,” write Dartmouth’s David Blanchflower and a colleague in a study that is cited in a review of a new book about aging and happiness.
The launch of Dartmouth’s fundraising campaign, aimed at donors who are women, reflects the growing influence of women’s philanthropy, says Inside Higher Ed. “Women now have power and resources,” says Caroline Hribar ’00.
Hood Museum of Art director John Stomberg and museum architect Billie Tsien give the newspaper a sneak peak of the renovated museum. “We’re hoping with this architecture to be quietly amazing,” says Tsien. The Hood reopens in January.
Most top colleges have women as commencement speakers this year, but only a few, including Dartmouth, where actor Mindy Kaling ’01 will deliver the 2018 address, have brought a rough balance of men and women in recent decades, the paper notes.
Matt Moniz ’20 is spending a month on Mount Everest to see the differences between him and his twin sibling, who will stay at sea level, the website notes. It follows a NASA study that sent one twin into orbit while the other stayed home.