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This article is featured in the 2017 Commencement & Reunions Issue.
Women’s, gender and sexuality studies professor Eng-Beng Lim looks at intersectionality, critical race studies and feminist gender studies within the fields of performance and cultural studies, Asian-American studies, postcolonial/diaspora studies and queer/transnational studies. His book “Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias” has received national awards.
This term, five writers, artists and performers from around the world will receive the Montgomery Fellowship, a 40-year old program that brings distinguished figures to the College from both academic and non-academic fields. The fellows in residence this term are author André Aciman, performing artist Rhodessa Jones, poet José Kozer, novelist Édouard Louis and photographer Fazal Sheikh.
Early last week, the pilot of the Allen House Professional Fellows Program announced their inaugural fellows: Nicholas Gladstone ’17, Dania Torres ’20 and Amanda Zhou ’19.
Three Thayer School of Engineering members, professors Zoe Courville Th’08 and Christopher Polashenski ’07 Th’11 and engineering postdoctoral student Nicholas Wright have been collecting data for SnowEx, a NASA project that is undertaking the preliminary stages of developing a satellite that measures the depth and water content of snow.
With students starting to think about their career paths for this coming summer and the terms to follow, the Center for Professional Development will host its first spring employer connections fair today from noon to 4 p.m. at the Hopkins Center for the arts. Although the event occurs every fall, this is the first time the CPD will also host the fair in the spring. The event will feature 44 companies and organizations offering both entry-level job and internship opportunities. A wide variety of companies are represented at the fair, including consulting firm Oliver Wyman, software developer Black Duck, finance company Goldman Sachs and non-for-profit organization Teach for America.
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Professor of biological sciences Kevin Peterson is currently researching microRNAs — a form of non-coding RNA that is involved in regulating gene expressions — and their role in the macroevolution of metazoan body plans. His research generally focuses on using a molecular paleobiological approach, combining molecular biology and paleontology, to work toward an understanding of early animal evolution, especially the explosive rise of animals roughly 530 million years ago, termed the “Cambrian explosion.”
Two Dartmouth students, Veselin Nanov ’20 and Kasia Kready ’17, recently founded the Upper Valley Coalition for Immigrants and Refugees as an action group with the aim of supporting immigrants and refugees both in the Upper Valley community and abroad. The Dartmouth-based club has had two meetings to date.
This year’s Winter Carnival, called “Dartmouth College of Icecraft and Blizzardry: A Magical Winter Carnival,” is packed with Harry Potter-themed events. In addition to the traditional events such as the polar bear plunge, the human dogsled race, the ice sculpture contest and the 99-cent ski day, this year will also feature some new additions.
A recent study co-authored by sociology professor Jason Houle analyzing the causes of “boomeranging,” which refers to students living in their parent’s home post-graduation, found that there is no correlation between student debt and returning home, among other conclusions.
This week marks the beginning of a series of mini-seminars hosted by the house communities. Each house community will offer several seminars on various topics, such as climate change, emotional intelligence and exploring autobiography through comic books.
It has been over 45 years since Anita Brown began her career at the institution she now calls home. She currently works as an administrative assistant in the College’s alumni relations department, but Brown’s service to the college has taken many forms in multiple offices.
This fall’s Montgomery Fellow, University of Washington environmental science professor David R. Montgomery, who is of no relation to the program’s benefactors, recently began his term at the College. He specializes in geomorphology, the study of the evolution of various planets’ topographic features and is a recent recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s Genius Grant.
With events ranging from a lecture on the upcoming election to tours of Baker Library Bell Tower to the traditional parade and bonfire on the Green, this year’s Homecoming schedule includes more than 30 events. Vice President for Alumni Relations Martha Beattie ’76 said between 4,000 to 5,000 alumni typically return for Homecoming and the College expects a similar turnout this year.
In the wake of Morton Hall fire on Oct. 1, groups on campus, as well as those in the surrounding Upper Valley, have come together to provide support for the 67 displaced students through initiatives such as fundraising and donations.
On Sept. 29, Dartmouth-affiliated start-up DoseOptics received $2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health. DoseOptics has now received three grants from the NIH, totalling $3.4 million. The company, which has developed imaging technology to reduce errors during radiation therapy, can now proceed to clinical trials.
This past week, 345 women participated in fall term recruitment for Panhellenic sororities, which ended Oct. 1. The eight sororities extended a total of 294 bids, according to the Office of Greek Life.
From kung fu training in Thailand to poetry writing, Devin Singh, now beginning his second year at Dartmouth, is not your typical religion professor. Growing up in a multicultural family, Singh’s childhood consisted of extensive traveling and cultural exposure. His experiences living in Morocco, Punjab, Romania, Bosnia, Thailand and Cameroon, where his home was bombed as collateral damage in an attempted coup d’état, left him with a fascination with the cultural diversity of the world and a yearning to learn more. After earning a Ph.D. from Yale University, he became a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in integrated humanities and a lecturer in religious studies at Yale. Currently, he is a 2016-2017 Dartmouth Public Voices Fellow with OpEd Project. His study of the close relationship between economic concepts and Christianity was awarded the Whiting Fellowship at Yale and the Manfred Lautenshlaeger Award for Theological Promise from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.