Geisel’s Leslie Henderson says at the “most fundamental level of biology, people recognize the innate advantage of defining differences in species,” but this needn’t define our destiny: “Working with those ‘not like us’ has its own rewards.”
In a story about relations between North Korea and China, the newspaper quotes Dartmouth’s Jennifer Lind, who said, “While the Chinese certainly would prefer that North Korea not have nuclear weapons, their greatest fear is regime collapse.”
In a story about the late Joe Howlett, who died disentangling a right whale from fishing line, Charles Mayo ’65 discusses the whale conservation work done at the Center for Coastal Studies, in Provincetown, Mass., which he cofounded.
Geisel’s Alison Volpe Holmes writes that in the “24 states where pregnant women who use drugs can be charged with child abuse, women are reluctant to disclose their disorders.” What is needed? A change in laws, more research, more treatment.
“The revolution will be complete when we no longer need humans in our daily activities or interactions,” writes Professor Mary Flanagan about the next epoch in human history. More important than ever, she says, will be “21st century skills.”
Professor Mary Flanagan will read from Ghost Sentence at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, Vt. Her book was written “in response to the 2016 presidential election and the Trump administration,” writes the newspaper.
Memory tricks such as mnemonics can actually improve one’s ability to remember, writes NBC News. A person’s ability to remember facts is helped by, among other things, the repeated use of the knowledge, says Assistant Professor Sean Kang.
In a global development class taught by Dartmouth’s Donald Steinberg, students learn about foreign policy as they plan how a fictional country from the movie Black Panther can use its wealth to help other nations.
Hearing good advice is not the path to success, comedy phenomenon Mindy Kaling ’01 told the Class of 2018 at commencement. Nevertheless, she had some: “Go conquer the world. Just remember this: Why not you? You made it this far.”
Kaling returned to Dartmouth to deliver a commencement speech both hilarious and filled with practical advice, reports ABC. “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something but especially not yourself. Go conquer the world,” she said.
Alumni donors nationwide increasingly support entrepreneurship, writes the news site, noting a $20 million gift to Dartmouth from Allison and Rick Magnuson ’79 for a new center, to be named the Magnuson Family Center for Entrepreneurship.
In a story about a new movie about Fred Rogers ’50, aka Mister Rogers, the magazine talks about his 2002 commencement speech at Dartmouth, in which he said one doesn’t have to do anything special in order to know one is worthy of being loved.
Writing about Active Shooter, which was pulled from shelves before its release, the magazine turns for comment to Mary Flanagan, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities, who designs games for social causes.
“Dress for success. What does this even mean?” writes Geisel’s Roshini Pinto-Powell, who asks why job candidates are encouraged to dress in the dullest possible way. “Who decided that people need to look dull and drab to be taken seriously?”
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.