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Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 10:43am
a media lab with swivel chairs, modern tables, and wall screens

In May, the Jones Media Center completed a renovation project that began in December 2014.


Since its inception in 2000, The Jones Media Center has provided the Dartmouth community with collections and expertise for researching, viewing, and producing a wide range of media.

Now, the revamped center includes twice the amount of seating, more areas for collaborative multimedia project work, and an innovation studio—a multi-purpose, reconfigurable teaching, learning, and production facility. Such attributes are...

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 10:27am

Quotes Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communication, about how Uber's refusal to go along with the standards for background checks may prove to be the PR problem that doesn't go away. "This is just another problem that will come up every time they try to prove they are a company that is worth trusting," says Argenti. "It doesn't matter whether their system is better, as good or worse. The fact is no one is going to believe that they are better than what is a reasonable standard that has already been set."

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 10:25am

Mentions that half of the The Thayer School of Engineering students are women, in an article discussing stereotypes in the tech industry and the imbalance in the number of women in certain math, science, technology and engineering fields.

Read the full story, published on 8/5/15 in the Washington Post.

 

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 11:30am

Quotes Mary Flanagan, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities, on the recent launch of two browser-based video games, Smorball and Beanstalk, for the Purposeful Gaming and Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) project. The games were created by Flanagan’s lab Tiltfactor, and both are designed to offer players a fun online diversion while helping the BHL enable full-text...

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 11:22am

Continued coverage of a study conducted by Dartmouth researchers which used mobile phone sensors to look into several aspects of students' lives, and found a number of their behaviors, including sleep, sociability, and physical activity, to be correlated with depression.

Read the full story, published on 8/5/15 by the Washington Post.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 12:10pm

An opinion piece by Daniel Rockmore, the William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science and director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, who relays his experience at a Santa Fe, N.M., cafe watching the bakers work on producing pastries, and how you don't need to travel to Pluto to see or think about math, you can observe it through simple things like going out for breakfast. "Understanding the mixing of dough is a first step to understanding the mixing of chemicals to create more fuel efficient engines or the atmospheric flows that give us the...

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 3:02pm

Quotes Daniel Rockmore, the William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science and director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, in a feature article discussing the Institute’s recent launch of AI contests. The Turing-style tests challenge programmers to build computer code that can generate a piece of dance music, a sonnet or a short work of fiction that will pass as human before a human audience. Also quoted is Allen Riddell, postdoctoral fellow for the Neukom Institute for Computational Science.

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 3:01pm

Quotes Brad Duchaine, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences, on why we can't seem to get enough of Grumpy Cat and now Earl the grumpy puppy. "When we look at a cat face we're applying the same things we do when looking at a human face," says Duchaine. "The eyes are narrowed and the mouth is curved downward. We read that as the cat having a kind of complex emotion like we have."

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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:57pm

Cites comments by Anthony Helm, head of digital media and library technologies, in an article on the recent studio-building boom at colleges, as more campuses work to support experiments in online and hybrid teaching. Dartmouth's new "Innovation Studio" (located in Baker-Berry Library's Jones Media Center) is also mentioned in the article, where instructors can either bring their own equipment or borrow some from the college's media center for filming, with as much or as little guidance as necessary.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 2:56pm

In his latest post for Inside Higher Ed's "Technology and Learning" blog, Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), interviews Jonathan Rees, a professor of history at Colorado State University Pueblo and critic of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Read the full story, published on 7/29/15 by Inside Higher Ed.
 

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