“Next time you go to a concert where a singer’s voice cracks, why not try treating it as a learning opportunity—not for the musician, but for yourself? Ask yourself why you judge and why you care,” says in an about being a compassionate listener at concerts.
“Thoughts of mathematics are never far from my mind—a hazard of the profession as mathematician, perhaps,” writes , a professor of mathematics and the William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science, in a Huffington Post opinion piece. Sometimes these thoughts are brought to mind by major world events,… Read more“From Marzipan to Mathematics (The Huffington Post)”
“The humanities deal with something you literally cannot live without—the ability to tell stories and to interpret other people’s stories,” says Graziella Parati, the new director of the . Graziella Parati says she wants to see more investment in digital humanities projects, and to help faculty involved in such projects… Read more“Leslie Center’s New Director on the Essential Humanities”
“Superbosses are exceptionally adept at developing talent because they share particular character traits and adopt a set of common practices that, taken together, are both rare and extraordinarily effective,” says the Tuck School of Business’ Sydney Finkelstein in a about The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, whom Finkelstein considers a superboss. at Tuck…. Read more“Quoted: Sydney Finkelstein on Superbosses”
In the summer of 1968, a Colby Junior College student took a part-time job typing papers for AT&T executives participating in a management program at Dartmouth. “Their handwriting was horrendous,” recalls the typist—Virginia Hazen, who this month will retire as director of financial aid and one of the College’s longest-serving… Read more“Virginia Hazen Retires After Nearly Five Decades”
A science writer and former journalist, Nancy Serrell, MALS ’00, works to further public understanding of science, in part by lifting the veil of mystery that surrounds it. She works with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science to develop new ways to help scientists discuss their work in an… Read more“Staff Snapshot: Nancy Serrell, MALS ’00”
“Religion is not disappearing. It’s becoming one of the central organizing forces in many different countries and globally.” Thus begins a new video in which professors from the Department of Religion, as well as a number of students, talk about why the study of religion is important. “The study of… Read more“Video: Religion and the Value of a Liberal Arts Education”
“We should ask, ‘Do Japan’s people understand the suffering they inflicted on other peoples? Do their leaders show a commitment to remembering it, and are the people educated about it?’ ” says in a about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plans to issue a “forward-looking” statement on Aug. 15, the 70th… Read more“Quoted: Jennifer Lind on 70th Anniversary of Japanese Surrender”