Ohio State University
April 24, 2014
4:00 pm 021 Fairchild
Over 1,100 representatives, including EMS providers, advisors, medical directors and administrators, from about 107 colleges and universities attended the 21st annual National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation Conference. The conference was held in Boston from Feb 28 – March 2. Ariel attended the conference along with 8 other members of Dartmouth EMS and 2 alumni who live in the Boston area. Ariel first got involved with EMS when she joined the Katonah Bedford Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps at the age of 17. Ariel is currently serving her second year as the Director of Operations for Dartmouth EMS.
Most of the presenters are professionals in the field but Ariel applied to present at the conference through the Vomacka Student Speaker Competition (www.ncemsf.org/membership/awards/hall-of-fame). Her presentation was chosen, along with 6 others from schools including Harvard, Emory and UCLA, to be presented at the conference. Ariel gave a 45 minute presentation on "Mapping EMS Systems: Using GIS to Improve Your Service". Her presentation showed maps of the EMS system in her home area and of Dartmouth's EMS systems as a way to learn the basics of GIS and how it can be applied to other EMS systems. According to the website "The competition is judged on a speaker's ability to deliver a relevant high-quality seminar to his/her peers - points are awarded based on strength of the submitted abstract, quality of the delivered presentation and audiovisual materials." Ariel was chosen the winner and given a plaque at an awards ceremony during the conference.
Susanne Freidberg delivered the keynote address at the 10th annual Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology and Science (WHEATS) on February 7 at the University of Kansas.
Richard Wright has been asked to assist on new National Research Council (NRC) study on the integration of immigrants into US society. This new study is designed to update the 1997 study by the panel on the demographic and economic effects of immigration. That research resulted in the report, The New Americans: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration and was an important contribution to the understanding of issues associated with immigration but is in need of updating. Richard will be traveling to DC regularly these next 2 years. He has several new papers in the pipeline; one examines the migration response to Arizona's restrictive employment laws that target undocumented workers, another is a study of how new labor laws like those in Arizona are altering the settlement patterns of immigrants.
Dinesh Paudel, Postdoctoral Fellow
Dinesh Paudel is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography. He completed his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2012 where he studied the historical connections between international development programs and the rise of Maoist uprisings in Nepal. At Dartmouth, his research focuses in exploring the inherent relationships and complex entanglements between the rising Asian economies, growing environmental degradations and rapidly expanding rebellious politics in South Asia. His recent publications are appearing in the Journal of Development Studies, Antipode, and Political Geography. In the winter and spring terms this year, he teaches courses on Geographies of Protest and Revolution, and Environment and Development in South Asia respectively.
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