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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.


  • 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...

  • "Hometown Security and Environmental Equality" 

    Thursday, May 2, 2013
    7:00 PM
    Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

    Majora hosts the Peabody Award winning public-radio series: The Promised Land. She has a long list of awards and honorary degrees, including a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 when few were talking about “sustainability”; and even fewer, in places like The South Bronx. Since 2008, her consulting company, The...

  • Spring is under way and with it, the award season for Dartmouth students. Three juniors were recently recognized by national foundations for outstanding academic achievement.

    “These three students are extraordinary examples of the deep academic engagement that is characteristic of Dartmouth’s student body,” says Kristin O’Rourke, assistant dean for scholarship advising. “We are delighted to see their hard work and commitment recognized.”

    Brandon DeBot ’14

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  • Can a girl wear her Manolo Blahnik heels in the field? Is being a scientist like, really a fun job, and can you meet good-looking guys?
    These are among the weightier questions alluded to in a one-minute video called Science: It’s a Girl Thing! Showing scenes of sexy babes in short skirts and spike heels interspersed with scenes of a James Bond-look-alike “real scientist,” the video was posted on a European Commission website this summer, met with a collective icy stare, and quickly...

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    4:00 - 5:30 PM
    041 Haldeman

    Jennifer A. Dunne is a Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and is Co-Director of the Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab. She received a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley in 2000 and held a NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biological Informatics from 2000-2002. Jennifer's research interests are in analysis, modeling, and theory related to the organization, dynamics, and function of...

  • Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund
    "Saving the Wild Cheetah: A Race to the Future"
    Thursday, May 3, 2012
    7:00 PM
    Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

    The oldest and most unique of all the big cats in Africa, the cheetah is the fastest land mammal reaching speeds of up to 70 mph. But the cheetah is in a race for its future. Mankind has brought the cheetah to the edge of extinction. The wild population of these...

  • Terry Tempest Williams Public Reading from "When Women Were Birds"
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    7:00 PM
    Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

    The first public reading from "When Women Were Birds" by Terry Tempest Williams, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux occurred on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Filene Auditorium. A book signing followed the reading. The event was free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2011
    4:30 - 6:30 pm
    008 Kemeny Hall
    Barton Seaver -  National Geographic Fellow, Chef, and Author of *For Cod and Country

    The compelling narrative of conservation is a story of responsible consumption. Barton Seaver uses the common lens of dinner to translate some of the big issues affecting our oceans into everyday cultural concerns such as health, jobs and community. He explains how a sustainable approach to seafood goes beyond red lists and...

  • On October 4, 2011, students in the ENVS 17: Marine Policy class journeyed to the New England Aquarium in order to observe the ecological systems they read about for class and to interact with oceans experts from many different fields. They were lucky to be able to join the group Women Working for the Oceans (W2O) for an IMAX presentation by National Geographic photo-journalist Brian Skerry. Brian uses his amazing photographs to tell stories about oceans ecosystems that are threatened due to...