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Nov 14, 2012

The thought of global climate change conjures up images of coastal flooding and parched farmlands, but there is another sort of threat already upon us. As the environment warms, the destructive southern pine beetle has extended its range northward to include New Jersey’s prized Pinelands National Reserve.

Dartmouth Professor of Biology Matt Ayres, is an expert on the predatory pine beetle, and his work over the years has added to our understanding of its destructive spread into northern forests.

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Sep 26, 2012

Lisbeth Labrada '13, on a Dickey Center International Internship, spent the summer working in a free health clinic in the small country of East Timor in Southeast Asia. She saw hundreds of patients a day for maternity and infant care, tuberculosis and malaria, and even HIV. She learned about the clinic by participating in another Dickey Center program for first year students, the Great Issues Scholars program.

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Sep 20, 2012

The Dickey Center and Dean of the Faculty have collaborated to create a new International Security and U.S. Foreign Policy Fellowsprogram for 2012-13. Five new postdoctoral scholars are now in residence through June with offices in the Haldeman Center. They will be conducting research, working on books and articles, and interacting with faculty and students.

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Sep 6, 2012

by Nina Lany, Dartmouth IGERT Fellow

Attending the 5th North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC) was a great experience, especially for a PhD student who does not specialize in bird research! Over 1,400 people from 25 countries came together in Vancouver, British Columbia from August 14-18, 2012, to present on all things bird related. I was impressed by the combination of excellent fundamental research in ecology and evolution and work that is truly able to inform conservation and policy.

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Aug 29, 2012

Former Dickey Center Great Issues Scholar Ester Cross '15 will cover the Democratic and Republican conventions as part of her internship with Talk Radio News Service, an organization that supports talk radio. She will attend the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Fla., from August 27-30 before traveling to Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) from September 4-6. She will have press credentials and work on the convention floor.

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