Looking at how knowledge is acquired in school, “researchers from Dartmouth have developed a machine learning algorithm that can be used to measure how well a student understands a concept based on their brain activity,” writes the website.
In a story about preventing child abuse and neglect, the paper turns to Dartmouth’s Kay Jankowski, who discusses trauma and ways to overcome it. “Relationships are what have caused the traumas, and relationships are what fixes them,” she says.
During the 10 days of the SHIFT festival at the Hopkins Center for the Arts there will be an evening of short films, chosen by Dartmouth’s Dan Rockmore and Jodie Mack, titled “A Portal to the Sky: Cinema and Space.” The festival begins June 21.
“The latest New Hampshire Historical Highway Marker, celebrating the creation of the BASIC computer language at Dartmouth in 1964, has officially been installed,” writes the paper. “Everybody who has ever typed a GOTO command can feel proud.”
The website Active Times notes that among factors that inspire students to apply to particular colleges is the beauty of a school’s campus, and it includes Dartmouth on its list of American colleges with the most beautiful campuses.
“Professor Blanchflower points out that … many workers are in fact under-employed or have simply given up trying to find a well-paying job,” says Centre for Cities about the latest book by Dartmouth’s David Blanchflower.
While the persistent gap in U.S. life expectancy between white men and black men has narrowed, Dartmouth health economist Ellen Meara tells the magazine, “We also know that there’s a lot of racial discrimination in our health care system.”
The magazine cites research co-authored by Tuck’s Davin Chor as “significant for not only helping understand how Beijing will respond domestically to a decline in exports, but also for its implications for other countries.”
The Neukom Institute for Computational Science named Francisco Mendoza winner of the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting. Mendoza’s play, Machine Learning, will be developed at Dartmouth’s VoxFest in July.
ESPN says pitcher Kyle Hendricks ’12 has “perfected the art of going high, for a swing-and-miss, then going down near the ankles for potentially another one.” Says one player, “Your eyes get big and the next minute you realize it’s by you.”
“You will always have more power than you know. Never abuse this power; it is a gift. Use it with great care and intention,” renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the commencement speaker, told the graduating seniors at the commencement ceremony June 9.
“The Fed and other central banks need to make sure they can foster the recovery from a severe adverse shock,’’ says Dartmouth’s Andrew Levin in a story about options for handling inflation. “But the answer is not to push inflation higher.’’
Winners of the 2019 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards for Speculative Fiction are Peng Shepherd, The Book of M, and Audrey Schulman, Theory of Bastards; Francisco Mendoza’s Machine Learning won for playwriting.
Dartmouth’s Roberto Rey Agudo writes about the importance of pronouncing names correctly, the negative impact of mispronouncing them, and “the one domain where it is critical that we make an effort to get people’s names right—education.”
Early on, Alex Bernadotte ’92 faced difficulties adjusting to college life. Now she supports others who are facing their own difficulties. Her tech nonprofit Beyond 12 offers coaching to graduating high school seniors and college students.
“Those numbers are important,” says Dartmouth’s Steven Woloshin in an article about reports of some 34,000 deaths being linked to medications for arthritis, psoriasis, and other disorders. “It certainly is a signal that can’t be ignored.”
Professor Matthew Garcia wants Dartmouth to “become a leader in sustainable and environmentally responsible farming,” the newspaper notes. “It’s part of the historical relationship of Dartmouth to farming in the Upper Valley,” he says.
“We like to think of the Hood as a responsive museum, responsive to the world,” Dartmouth’s John Stomberg tells PBS in a story about the renovated Hood Museum of Art. He adds, “Our overall goal was to change the way the story of art is told.”
In addition to a new documentary about Aretha Franklin, the White River Indie Festival will screen a number of other movies, including an “experimental travelogue examining global culture” by Dartmouth’s Jodie Mack, writes the newspaper.