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  • The Maritime Studies Program at Williams-Mystic is an approved Dartmouth College Exchange Program open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Williams-Mystic program educates undergraduate students in a semester-long academic investigation of the sea that is accompanied by travel throughout the United States and original research opportunities.  Apply through Off Campus Programs....

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  • Seeking a marine science or environmental studies major to run daily operations and outreach efforts for the Ocean Awareness Student Contest , a national contest aimed at inspiring next generation ocean stewardship and linking Art and Science. This is an incredible opportunity for a passionate ocean lover or environmentalist who is an organized self-starter with great ideas and conscientious follow through. People skills, a collaborative mindset and an ability to travel are a must. ...

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  • Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Solutions will be held in Manchester, NH May 19-21, 2014 hosted by Antioch University New England and U.S. EPA Regions 1 & 2. Undergraduate and graduate students from U.S. and Canadian institutions are welcome to attend. Presentations abstracts are due February 28, 2014. Posters will be judged and $250 will be awarded to the best poster.
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  • The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) is looking to hire up to three current undergraduate or graduate students as interns for the summer of 2014. The internships are full-time positions over the course of 10–12 weeks (400 hours). Beginning and ending dates are negotiable. Salary will be $15.00 per hour with potential additional funds for living and relocation expenses. As temporary employees of ILTF, interns are not eligible for employee benefits.
    For more information and to apply...

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  • Texas A&M Assissant Professor has funding available for one or more masters and/or PhD students to work as research assistants on several projects related to forest policy and administrative decision-making. Current projects focus on (a) comparative research on the impacts of forest policy in developing countries at the national level, and (b) comparative research on the decision-making of foresters employed in government agencies & the private sector in India, the US, and Mexico....

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  • Dartmouth researchers have found that cutting down trees in high latitudes in order to create treeless snow-covered meadows—which reflect the sun’s light and heat—can reduce global warning, reports Bloomberg Businessweek.

    Previous studies have suggested the potential benefits of creating the “reflective snow fields,” writes Bloomberg, but Dartmouth researchers have “quantified the phenomenon using a sophisticated model of the climate and the economy that took into account the timber...

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  • One of the last places you’d expect to find an environmental studies major is working on an oil refinery. But that’s exactly where Maya Johnson ’14 was this past summer.

    “It made me see things from the industry perspective,” Johnson says. “It was very interesting.”

    Count it among the many interesting challenges Johnson has taken on. An Alaska native, she’s studied abroad twice, in Hungary and Scotland. She’s on the equestrian team, works as a Sexual Assault Peer Advisor,...

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  • When Sarah Alexander ’14 studied in Delhi, she was struck by how much cooking oil street vendors use in preparing traditional Indian dishes. But she was more taken aback after discovering what happens to the oil afterward.
    Many vendors sell their waste cooking oil to other vendors who can’t afford to buy fresh oil, Alexander learned. This practice is not only unsanitary, she says, but increases the amount of carcinogens in the oil. Oil that isn’t sold secondhand is often washed down...

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  • Daniel Susman ’10 spent four years at Dartmouth majoring in environmental studies and biology and working on the College’s Organic Farm. He spent the past three years putting his Dartmouth experience to good use. Since graduating, Susman has produced and directed a documentary film exploring the role of urban farms in America. Susman collaborated with the film’s co-producer and director of photography, Andrew Monbouquette. Susman and Monbouquette are both from Omaha, Neb., and were childhood...

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  • Several hundred Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) are currently swimming in tanks in the basement of Dartmouth’s Class of 1978 Life Sciences building. These tiny fish are part of an experiment being conducted by Anne Kapuscinski and her lab, which may lead to a more sustainable future for aquaculture.

    Tilapia are the second most important farmed fish in the world by volume, says Kapuscinski, the...

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