September 1, 2009

Dartmouth Media Digest

College mentions:
  • A study by the College in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found systemic over treatment for likely that harmless prostate tumors.
  • Dartmouth researchers contributed to a study in which more than a mile of ice core will drilled out of Greenland to study what life on earth was like during the Eemian Period that ended about 120,000 years ago. In that period, the earth was warmer than it is now, similar to what scientists predict earth will be like in the future due to global warming.
  • Dartmouth is mentioned as being a top school for business economics.
  • Some ridiculous Indian blog rates Dartmouth ridiculously low on some ranking. Behind University of the South at Sewanee and Transylvania University? Really? You sure you don't need to fart? Because you look like you're full of shit.
  • Dartmouth Profs call health insurance companies on their bullshit that malpractice lawsuits are driving up health-care cost.
  • Dartmouth teamed up with Northwestern to figure out if consumers are motivated by abstract ideals or concrete services? Did they buy their TiVos because it brought them more freedom of because they wanted to slow down sports games?
  • Jessica Black gets idea for play about civilians' experience in Iraq War while at Dartmouth.
  • And the Hippy Gourmet talks with the Big Green Bus.

Mentions of Dartmouth People:
  • David Russ, a former manager of Dartmouth’s endowment, mentioned briefly in a larger article about asset strategy in college endowments.
  • Obituary for Erich Kunzel '57, conductor of the Cincinnati pops
  • Passing sports mention of the founders of Grass Roots Soccer.
  • Bruce Sacerdote, a researcher at Dartmouth College who studies economics and society finds that people are drawn to become friends by (1) proximity, (2) "a common race or heritage."
  • Professor James Moor, with others, publishes a report on the ethics of human enhancement.
  • Hany Farid, professor of computer science, contributes to an article about photoshopping Oprah's face onto someone else's body.
  • Mathematics Professor Emeritus John Lamperti penns a column-- Honduras: Lessons From the Coup: Or, Why Are We in Honduras Anyhow?
  • Mary Flanagan, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Digital Humanities, writes a book: Critical Play, Radical Game Design.
  • Russell Young '08 plays baseball.
  • Dartmouth Linguist Professor Lewis Glinert investigates direct-to-consumer drug advertising.

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