News & Events

  • "Our First Year of Big Science" Ross Virginia wrote in the Lake Hoare camp log book in January 1990. Twenty-seven years later and it can definitively be said that Ross Virginia and Diana Wall have indeed done some "big science."

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  • Dickey Center Associate Director and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, Melody B. Burkins ADV98, to Advise Merger of World’s Leading Science Organizations.

    A plan to merge two of the world’s leading international scientific organizations – the International Council of Science (ICSU) and International Social Science Council (ISSC) – in order to better address pressing global challenges will be...

  • President Phil Hanlon ’77 presents Kim Wind, program administrator for the Environmental Studies Program, with the Sheila Culbert Distinguished Employee Award, Dartmouth’s highest staff honor.

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  • Visiting Assistant Professor Selena Ahmed,  Alexandra Sclafani '18 and Calin Mason '18 are presenting a workshop titled "Flavor and Nutrition at the Marketplace" at the Bionutrient Food Association Conference this week.  The workshop is a culmination of research Professor Ahmed and the two students did stemming from "ENVS 25: Ecological Agriculture" this past summer.

    Flavor and Nutrition at the Marketplace
    What are the connections between terroir, flavor,...

  • At the beginning of fall term, Augusta Terkildsen ’19, who lives on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, faced a decision. Should she return to Hanover for her sophomore year at Dartmouth? Or should she join members of her tribe, the Oglala Sioux, who, with others, are trying to block the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline, which opponents consider a serious threat to the region’s drinking water?

    Terkildsen '19 enrolled in ENVS/NAS 18: Native Peoples in a Changing...

  • Dartmouth’s new AAAS fellows include Nathaniel Dominy, a professor of anthropology and biological sciences; Eugene Santos Jr., a professor of engineering at Thayer School of Engineering; Surachai Supattapone, a professor of biochemistry and cell biology at the Geisel School of Medicine; and Ross Virginia, the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science.

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  • The Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholars and team visited Secretary of State John Kerry following the conclusion of Fulbright Arctic Week, October 24-28 in Washington DC. The scholars participated in policy meetings and public engagement events, including a capstone symposium showcasing the results of the Fulbright Arctic Scholars’ research and collaborations over the preceding 18 months.

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  • Oliver Edelson ’18 is anxiously awaiting the outcome of Tuesday’s election. He says one of the most important things the next U.S. president can do is fix the nation’s “broken” food system.

    That’s also the mission of a new national organization called Plate of the Union, which is calling for the reform of food and farm policies at the federal level. Taking its campaign to college campuses, Plate of the Union held a competitive grant competition, and Dartmouth’s...

  • In North Dakota, the tents and teepees have been up for months. Native Americans and environmental protesters trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Its sponsors want to ship oil to Illinois. Opponents say it’s a danger to water supplies and a desecration of sacred sites. Last week hundreds of police moved in hard. There were dramatic clashes and 140 arrests. The protesters are still there. Winter is coming.  This hour On Point,  the standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline. — ...

  • Come to the Environmental Studies Africa FSP booth at the Off Campus Programs Fair!

    Guarini Institute Off Campus Programs Fair
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016
    Collis Common Ground

    ENVS Africa FSP Application Deadlines:
    November 7 - For those who are off winter term
    February 1 - for those who are on winter term