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.”
There’s been a “slow but steady ebbing of the nation’s profound, at times almost boundless, fixation on the threat of terrorism,” writes Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin as America marks another anniversary of the 2001 Al Qaeda attacks.
Dartmouth’s Ross Virginia says the U.S. must play a leadership role in research, security, trade, and environmental policy in polar areas, “as a warming climate and other drivers of change are creating new challenges and opportunities.”
In “Man Enough,” a series about gender roles in the #MeToo age, Dartmouth’s Susan Brison talks about being raped. “I don’t want to be protected. I want to be left alone,” she says of the cultural expectation that men serve as protectors.
In the magazine’s “2019 Best Colleges” rankings of American colleges and universities, Dartmouth is second in the best colleges for veterans category, fourth in undergraduate teaching, “with world-class faculty,”and tied for 12th overall.
After hiking the AT—2,200 miles over the course of 128 days—tech entrepreneur Chris Gibson ’14 had a sense of how to tackle a big job: step by step. And that’s how the alumnus approached creating his startup, Wavelength, he tells the magazine.
Based on criteria that include graduation rates, income after graduation, debt repayment, and academic reputation, a national survey ranks Dartmouth among the top 10 U.S. colleges and universities for graduates’ financial futures.
In reviewing the book by the late neuroscientist Ben Barres, MED ’79, the reviewer writes that Barres’ “candor and love for science transform the ensuing story into a portrait of a singular personality that was shaped by his status as an outsider.
While tariffs and trade wars may threaten the nation’s prosperity, technology such as 3D printing can help, says Dartmouth’s Richard D’Aveni, who writes about “the long-term prospects of technology capabilities that are already within reach.”
The magazine features Santiago Nestares Lampo ’19 and Benedict Dohmen, a former Dartmouth student who transferred to Cambridge University. Back pain led them to develop a product called Supportiback and put it up for sale online in the U.K.
Dartmouth’s Lauren Grewal and colleagues found that U.S. retailers annually dump $15.4 billion in produce, partly due to consumers’ self-image, they say. “Consumers devalue unattractive produce because of altered self- perceptions,” they say.
Like Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit, museum treasures made of plastic are degrading. One reason, says Dartmouth’s Jane Lipson, is the arrangement of plastic’s molecules. “They’re sort of finding their way to a place that’s more stable,” she says.
Dartmouth’s David Hirsch discusses the way Kofi Annan dealt with the press when he was secretary-general of the United Nations. “Annan’s conduct with reporters … is a testament to his life’s work, his office, and the U.N. ideal,” he says.
Dartmouth’s campus is on Insider’s list of the 12 most beautiful college campuses in the United States. “While Dartmouth has more traditional, older buildings, its modernist Hopkins Center is a focal point of the campus,” writes the website.
Matthew Moniz ’20 is featured in a story about him and his climbing partner reaching the top of Mount Everest and also taking part in a scientific experiment to help understand genetic changes that take place in the body at extreme altitude.
“Their technical knowledge, their skill set, their interpersonal skills. I was just really impressed,” says Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens ’79 about two women hired to serve as coaching interns during Dartmouth’s football preseason camp.
“In the early 1980s, before the first intifada turned the West Bank into a conflict zone, Herodium drew some 250,000 people per year. For the moment I’m the sole visitor,” writes Dartmouth’s Barbara Kreiger in a story about King Herod’s tomb.