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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 12:34pm
Seely Exhibit

May 2, 2017 |  Dartmouth Press Release  

Exhibition by Christina Seely with the Canary Project at the Harvard Museum of Natural History Through July 16, 2017.

With the world’s population at 7.38 billion and counting, with one birth every 8 seconds, plants and animals are being driven to extinction due to human’s footprint. Researchers have reported that our planet has entered the sixth mass extinction. The exhibition, Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction Through the Artist’s Lens, at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, presents a provocative and powerful new perspective on the... Read more.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 9:55am

14 February 2017  |  University of Lapland News Release

The University of Lapland and the Dartmouth College have signed a memorandum of understanding with a desire to work together across a variety of programs and activities. Special focus will be in Arctic studies and joint programs on themes such as indigenous peoples, environmental studies and collaborative research.

Dartmouth College is an old and well established university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, and it has developed into one of the main hubs in US Arctic research. The University of Lapland and especially the... Read more.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:21am
Burkins ICSU

January 18, 2017

A plan to merge two of the world’s leading international scientific organizations – the International Council for Science (ICSU) and International Social Science Council (ISSC) – in order to better address pressing global challenges will be advised by Melody Brown Burkins (PhD’98), Associate Director for Programs and Research of The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies (ENVS).

Appointed to the ICSU-ISSC Strategy Working Group (SWG) as one of nine international experts in science, policy, and... Read more.

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:10am
russell glacier kangerlussuaq

December 15, 2016  |  Dartmouth Press Release

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Establishes Innovative Research Model for a Sustainable Arctic Future

Scholars From Arctic Nations Focus on Communities and Policy Relevant Research 

Dec. 15, 2016 – As the Arctic continues to experience climate change, resource development and globalization, the policy challenges that Arctic peoples face are many and extend beyond environmental protection and energy to issues of indigenous rights, health and wellness, governance and infrastructure. Seventeen inaugural Fulbright Arctic Initiative... Read more.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 2:18pm
Ross Virginia

November 21, 2016  

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council elected Ross Virginia, Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science, as a Fellow of the association, in recognition of his contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. The tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874 to recognize members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Dartmouth News release

AAAS release 

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:09pm
neat meeting members

November 11, 2016

Over 50 scientists from 10 different countries met at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies 15-16 November 2016 for the inaugural meeting of the Network for Arthropods of the Tundra (NeAT). NeAT is an international group focused on studying arthropods in Earth's rapidly changing polar regions. They hope to build collaborative capacity over two days of scientific presentations and discussions.

Keynote speakers included Jane Uhd Jepsen from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research and Peter Convey from the British Antarctic Survey. These keynote speakers... Read more.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:48am
Fulbright Arctic week at Smithsonian

November 3, 2016  |  The Arctic Journal

An article in The Arctic Journal, an independent news organization based in Greenland, looks at the decision to continue the Fulbright Arctic Initiative for another cycle as proof that Washington, DC, is taking the Arctic seriously.

"I think that the energy being exuded right now shows the high level of attention the Arctic has in Washington," Ross Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth, said to the Journal. 

Read the entire article.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:15pm
Ross Virginia with Fulbright student

STORIFY: Five days of science and policy

View Flickr pictures from the event

The seventeen Fulbright Arctic Initiative researchers and their co-lead scholars--Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies Ross Virginia and Vice Chancellor of the University of Alaska Mike Sfraga--will gather in Washington, D.C., October 24-26, 2016, to participate 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.

The schedule for public and... Read more.

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:20am
Antarctic Dry Valleys

October 13, 2016  

Ross Virginia, The Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth, has co-authored an article in BioScience on the long-term effects of intense melting on the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.

For prepared observers, a single season of melting offers clues to the future of the southern continent.

A single season of intense melting buffeted Antarctica in 2001-2002. It yielded changes that ranged from speeding up microbial food webs to shifting penguin populations. A special section in the... Read more.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:52pm
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September 20, 2016  |  Amanda Skinner, School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

In late August, Dartmouth graduate alumna Melody Brown Burkins became the first woman to ever chair a U.S. delegation to the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) hosted by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) in Cape Town, South Africa. Not only was her leadership a first for the U.S. delegation to the IGC, but Burkins also worked with the U.S. National Academies (NAS) to assemble a first majority-female U.S. delegation to the IGC, appointing women geoscience leaders to six of the... Read more.

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