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Bio prof, alum fight mercury pollution

(01/16/07 11:00am)

Biology professor Celia Chen and environmental consultant Kathy Fallon-Lambert '90 contributed to two studies that have been used by Congress to push for tougher environmental restrictions for mercury emission levels. The studies found that several hotspots dot the Northeast coast where elevated mercury concentrations are linked to atmospheric mercury, a toxic chemical entering the air from surrounding coal fire plants.

Brain Imaging Center hosts symposium

(10/27/06 9:00am)

The Brain Imaging Center hosted a day-long event Thursday highlighting the use of neuroimaging equipment at Dartmouth in faculty and graduate student research. The event, which kicked off a series of presentations on the subject, included talks by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center professionals and Dartmouth professors as well as posters detailing different aspects of graduate-level research.

Daily Debriefing

(05/23/06 9:00am)

Chancellor Gordon Brown's appointment of Dartmouth economics professor David Blanchflower to the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England has since come under attack from the Committee and the Bank's governing court. The Guardian Unlimited, a British newspaper, reports one source saying that "it had been the worst received nomination in the MPC's nine-year history."

Daily Debriefing

(05/18/06 9:00am)

All-DOC Day, an annual event sponsored by the Dartmouth Outing Club will be hosted this Thursday, May 19th from 3-6 p.m. outside of Mass Row. The event will include a free barbecue and demonstrations of various activities. Planned activities include "kayaking" down the steps of Massachusetts Hall, performances of the Salty Dog Rag and bicycle repair demonstrations. Members of the forestry team and Dartmouth Mountaineering Club will also showcase at the event.

Kolbert speaks about the impact of global warming

(04/05/06 9:00am)

Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the new book "Field Notes From a Catastrophe," spoke to undergraduates, faculty and community members in a packed Filene Auditorium on Tuesday evening. Brought in as part of the George Links Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture series, Kolbert criticized the Bush administration, explained the difficulty the media has in discussing global warming and used statistics and case studies to illustrate the radical effects of global warming.

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