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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.
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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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  • In 2004, almost a year into his PhD program in Public Affairs at Indiana University, Dartmouth Professor Michael Cox had a problem.

    “I knew something needed to change,” he says. His interests were diverging from the program’s standard curriculum.

    Soon thereafter, he enrolled in a course taught by the innovative political scientist Elinor Ostrom. The class served as the start of an eight-year relationship, as Cox became her student and later her postdoctoral fellow.

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  • When Meegan Daigler ’14 enrolled at Dartmouth, she never thought she’d become a bus driver.

    “It’s a little wild. I’m really not the best at alley docking,” she says, referring to the maneuver of reversing down a side street.

    Daigler, who earned her commercial driver’s license last month, isn’t climbing behind the wheel of just any bus, though.

    Daigler is one of the student crew members piloting Dartmouth’s Big Green Bus on its annual trek across the country. Twelve...

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