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  • Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Tianyang "Tracy" Wang came into Dartmouth knowing that she wanted to be a Geography major because of her passion for urban planning and traveling. She's fascinated by the inter-disciplinary nature of geography, especially urban geography, GIS, qualitative methods, and visual representations. She's currently working on her senior honors thesis, which explores the notions of home for international students at Dartmouth College. In this project, she adopts...

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  • Lily Michelson ’15 spent her junior summer and senior fall traveling to the rural corners of Northern France and New England, interviewing dairy farmers and dairy industry representatives alike on their views of sustainability. This exciting global adventure, which spanned from standing atop a methane digester in Normandy, France to visiting the first organic dairy farm in the United States, is part of Lily’s senior honors thesis research, which examines understandings of sustainability...

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  • Tish Lopez is a postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography.  Her work emerges at the intersections of health and development, citizenship, and militarism. In particular, she investigates the ways in which citizenship, through health and development and military interventions, has been transnationalized, or, unmoored from its traditional framing through the state. While health and development programs are often understood to be apolitical, in her work, she argues that they are deeply...

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  • Rachel Gray is a Geography Major from Cabin John, MD (a suburb of Washington, D.C.) In addition to studying Geography, she is getting a minor in Hispanic Studies. Rachel decided to major in Geography after taking Introduction to International Development (Geog 6) with Professor Fox her freshman Spring. While Rachel was initially drawn to the Geography department by its thoughtful and critical engagement with development studies, she has grown to appreciate and understand the importance of...

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  • In a new spring-term course, Dartmouth students will investigate questions of race, inequality, and violence that arose last summer following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

    The class, called “10 Weeks, 10+ Professors: #BlackLivesMatter,” will be taught by close to 20 faculty from about a dozen departments and could be a model for future cross-disciplinary courses.

    “The benefit of this course is that we will be able to offer a comprehensive look at one...

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  • The school will offer a course this spring titled “10 Weeks, 10+ Professors: #BlackLivesMatter,” examining structural violence against communities of color. The lessons in the pilot course will be split into 15 sections that span more than 10 academic departments, including — but not limited to —  anthropology, history, women’s and gender studies, mathematics and English, according to...

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  • When Carley Carlin '15 first began taking dance lessons at five years old, she refused to take ballet classes because she "hated the color pink." Now, the 21-yearold co-president of Fusion Dance Ensemble has 14 years of clasical ballet training under her belt.

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    http://thedartmouth.com/2015/01/28/student-spotlight-carly-carlin-15-fus...

  • Abigail (Abby) Neely is a new assistant professor in the Department of Geography.  

    At the center of her work is the question of health: what it is, who it's for, and who decides.  Working in a rural, Zulu-speaking area of South Africa, Abby understands health as always simultaneously material and symbolic; that is, she sees health as the interplay between physiological processes (bacteria interacting with cells), cultural contexts (the views and values of the community in which a...

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  • Geography's student spotlight is Gianna Guarino '15. Gianna became interested in geography her sophomore year when she took Professor Fox's geography 13 class. She doesn't recall much about the class, or even what it was called for that matter, but what she remembered thinking it was really cool. So she started taking more geography classes and each one got her more excited about geography at Dartmouth. Each class allowed her to meet a new professor with a unique vantage point into geography...

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  • Wetlands giveth and wetlands taketh away. On one hand, wetlands are a sink, locking up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. On the other, wetlands release methane, another greenhouse gas. Jaclyn Hatala Matthes studies this duality, its causes, effects, and potential solutions.

    “We are trying to measure the tradeoffs between CO2 (carbon dioxide) uptake and methane release when you are restoring wetlands,” says Matthes, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and the...

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