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The Geisel School of Medicine improved its ranking in the recently released 2018 U.S. News and World Report’s list of the “Best Medical Schools.” The rankings, which were released on March 14, placed Geisel as 27th in primary care and 35th in research, an increase from last year’s rankings of 45th and 40th, respectively. In an email, interim dean of Geisel Duane Compton called this year’s rankings “gratifying.” The 2018 rankings mark an improvement for Geisel, which has dipped in rankings since 2013, when it peaked at 31st in research.
As a child, Keira Byno ’19 always had an eye for finding shark teeth on the beach. However, she had not expected to find a two million-year-old fossil while excavating in the Malapa Fossil Site within the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa.
When products in the United States are given a numeric rating, most ranking systems use a “bigger-is-better” method in which a higher score reflects better quality.
Using objects such as yellow wooden pencils and Shrinky Dinks, a child’s plastic toy that shrinks in size after being baked in an oven, chemistry professor Katherine Mirica and her team are developing a unique approach to build a portable and efficient electronic “nose,” a device to help detect toxic gases and environmental pollutants in the air and human bodies. An expert on nanomaterials, Mirica found in previous work that there was no single technology available to detect and monitor the chemical identity of gases harmful to the environment or humans.
Former New Jersey congressman Frank Guarini ’46 has pledged to donate $10 million to create foreign study opportunities in developing countries and underrepresented regions as well as expand “course-embedded” programs, the College announced on March 8.
A sleuth of bears has stumbled back into the Hanover area having just emerged from hibernation. The changing of the seasons has brought an increased number of bear sightings near School Street as a sow and her cubs, now old enough to be considered yearlings, have been spotted multiple times by local residents in and around the Hanover area.
History and Native American studies professor Colin Calloway first studied Native American history and relations in his home country, England.
In a campus-wide email Monday, College president Phil Hanlon and Provost Carolyn Dever announced N. Bruce Duthu '80 as the next dean of faculty of arts and sciences.
The College released a statement on Tuesday, March 21 expressing support for transgender and gender-nonconforming community members in response to President Donald Trump’s administration rescinding protections for transgender students.In the press release, the College stated that “everyone is welcome to use bathrooms and changing rooms that best align with their gender identity.” All existing services and programs for transgender students and employees are still in place, including gender-inclusive facilities, health care coverage, the ability to change their name and gender marker and accordance with the NCAA’s inclusion of transgender student-athletes policy.
Around 60 community members gathered on the Green at 5 p.m. on Wednesday to participate in an International Women’s Day demonstration and reflection organized by history professor Annelise Orleck and Liz Blum, a resident of Norwich.
Geisel School of Medicine anatomy professor Norman Snow was known for his love of learning and passion for teaching.
The College received a total of 20,021 applications for the Class of 2021, a 3.2 percent decrease from the 20,675 applications received for the class of 2020.
Around 56 on-campus leave-term students, who remain in Hanover to work or do research but are not enrolled as students, will be without spring term housing due to high enrollment and the Morton Hall fire last fall, according to director of undergraduate housing Rachael Class-Giguere.
The Greek Leadership Council announced its new executive council members on Feb. 13. The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council released their lists of new officers in early March.
The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, which operates the Co-op Food Stores, fell short of breaking even last year, reporting a loss of approximately $125,000 for 2016.
Last Thursday, the Digital Arts, Leadership and Innovation Lab and the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network hosted The Pitch, Dartmouth’s shark-tank style entrepreneurial show, in Filene Auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m. The five selected winning teams were Gift Crate, Turf, Notist, AlertDrive and Cormat.
Thirty Dartmouth students traveled to attend the third annual 1vyG conference last weekend. 1vyG is an organization that connects first-generation Ivy League students so they can improve their campuses for first-generation college students.
Last week, government professors John Carey and Brendan Nyhan, University of Rochester political science professor Gretchen Helmke, Yale University political science professor Susan Stokes and market research company partner Mitch Sanders released data from the first survey conducted by Bright Line Watch — a project that seeks to use scholarly expertise to monitor democratic practices and call attention to threats to American democracy, according to its website.
Geisel School of Medicine faculty members Jocelyn Chertoff, Petra Lewis and Nancy McNulty Med’95 will be honored at the 65th annual meeting of the Association of University Radiologists in early May for collectively receiving four awards that recognize their contributions to the field of radiology.
Yesterday, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service investigate Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s use of live sheep for emergency medicine residency training.