"Plants are like the atmosphere's straw, dominating how water flows from the land to the atmosphere," says Dartmouth's Justin Mankin in a story about rising C02 levels and warming temperatures—and what that means for human water supplies.
The Tuck School of Business "is one of the biggest movers in this year's ranking, jumping 17 spots to second place on improved scores for networking and learning," writes the website in a story about its "best business school" rankings for 2019.
"I'm in my 60s now, and I never thought I would see this day. It's pretty amazing," says Dartmouth professor of pediatrics Brian P. O'Sullivan in a story about the development of a drug that could make cystic fibrosis a manageable condition.
Dartmouth's Benjamin Ross co-authored a study on the human gut that found "gene-swapping thus appears to be a crucial element of a 'molecular arms race' by which groups of bacteria maintain their status in the gut microbiome," notes GeekWire.
Although discoveries over the past 10 years have added to our knowledge of human history, Dartmouth's Jeremy DeSilva tells Gizmodo that "these fossils are a startling awakening that there is a lot more out there just waiting to be discovered."
Dartmouth's Brian Sites and a researcher from the University of Michigan found that U.S.-born residents were at least five times more likely to use prescription opioids than recent immigrants, reports ScienceBlog.
"With an ever-increasing call for our students to be creative problem solvers, we have seen an unprecedented uptick in faculty use of the art museum," the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director tells the magazine about the Hood's expansion.
"By simply thinking about another person, we may adapt our self to take the shape of that person," said Meghan Meyer, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences, in an article that cites her research on role playing and the brain.
Monica Hooks '92 was named executive director of the Atlanta Development Authority's Women's Entrepreneur Initiative, a business development program to assist early-stage, women-led startups, and to retain women-owned businesses in Atlanta.
"These findings demonstrate how subtle social interactions can impact clinical outcomes," brain scientist Luke Chang says in a story about new research he led suggesting medicine can work better if the doctor prescribing it believes it works.
Dartmouth's Colin Calloway talks about his work dispelling the "myth of Native disappearance" in the region by tracing Abenaki families from colonial to present times in a story about the rediscovery of Abenaki petroglyphs in Brattleboro, Vt.
"Only an end to the repression and a national reconciliation can achieve the elusive stability—and the deep reforms Egyptians need and deserve," writes Ezzedine Fishere, a visiting professor in Middle Eastern Studies, in an opinion piece.
Alex van Schalkwyk '23 talks about his journey from being a 12-year-old, soccer-crazed boy in South Africa to pursuing his soccer and educational dreams at Dartmouth. "Getting into Dartmouth is definitely a big highlight of my life," he says.
In congressional testimony, Susanne Tanski, a Dartmouth pediatrics professor representing the American Academy of Pediatrics, said, "Adolescents simply do not stand a chance," against devices sold by the e-cigarette maker Juul, reports CNBC.
Dartmouth's Ethan Coffel and his fellow researchers say that in coming decades, the planet will experience increasingly deadly heat waves. The scientists made "several frightening projections regarding future heatwaves," notes the website.
Thayer School of Engineering's Petra Bonfert-Taylor has been selected as a member of the Association for Women in Mathematics, an honor recognizing "individuals who support and advance women in the mathematical sciences," notes the newspaper.
In reviewing a new album from Dartmouth's Taylor Ho Bynum, a cornetist and director of the Coast Jazz Orchestra, the reviewer writes, "For all its conceptual heft the music unfolds like a brilliant, oddball film full of memorable scenes."
President Philip J. Hanlon '77 says the cluster initiative, part of his vision for strengthening academic excellence at Dartmouth, helps hire and retain leading scholars, noting that "we're organizing the hire around some external challenge."
In a story about Americans doing business with China, the paper turns to Tuck's Paul Argenti, who says the U.S. must understand China. "It has a regime that doesn't look like the United States. We can pretend it is a democracy, but it's not."