“I love science like this. When you can look at it, you’re like, ‘Yeah, it’s totally obvious,’ ” says in a about research suggesting that pupil shape may distinguish prey animals from predators.
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”
“We as a nation have been building, on average, one dam per day since the signing of the Declaration of Independence,” says , a professor of geography, in a NOVA Next story about the history of dams and how some are now being removed from U.S. rivers. Magilligan, The Frank… Read more“The Undamming of America (NOVA Next)”
Beginning Aug. 1, the will present an exhibition of 30 etchings from the museum’s collection that represent a nearly complete set of Venice-inspired prints by Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697–1768). Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), “The Portico with the Lantern,” about 1735–44, etching on laid paper. (Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College:… Read more“New Hood Exhibition Reveals Another Side of Canaletto’s Venice”
published by the Geisel School of Medicine. The ushered in a new academic year by welcoming 92 new medical students to campus this week for orientation. The Class of 2019 brings with it diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a record of academic achievement and service around the world…. Read more“Geisel Welcomes First-Year Medical Students”
He promised himself he wouldn’t write about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, writes Dartmouth economist Charles Wheelan in an opinion piece in U.S. News & World Report. Instead, he presents what he calls a “no Trump” column. “These are numbers I have come across in my writing and teaching that… Read more“Forget Trump; Ponder This (‘U.S. News & World Report’)”