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Women in Science Project
6243 Parker House, 2nd floor
(Located in a two-story white frame house)
Hanover, NH
03755-3529
Phone: (603) 646-3690
Email: WISP@Dartmouth.EDU

News & Events Archive: November 2008

  • November 5, 2008: Discussion with Allison Rockefeller on Conservation — Allison Rockefeller will be in Hanover to speak on a panel regarding the environmental legacy of Nelson Rockefeller. She is interested in meeting with WISP students to get feedback on the Women in Conservation website that she has recently worked to launch through the National Audubon Society. The purpose of the website and the WIC program is to connect girls and young women to the accomplished female leaders in the environmental movement. The website aims to connect women by providing a forum for education, information sharing and exchange of ideas.
  • November 6 & 10, 2008: WISP PMP Drop-in Advising Session — Upperclass women representing a variety of departments and backgrounds will be available at Parker House for academic advising. Freshman may drop in at any time to meet with these students to ask questions.
  • November 7, 2008 XKCD Comes to Dartmouth — Randall Munroe, the creator of the webcomic known as xkcd, will be presenting a speech in Cook Auditorium 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Billed as 'a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language,' xkcd lies at the heart of math/physics/engineering/computer science culture. Through his signature stick figures, Randall explores the idiosyncrancies, passions, and frustrations characteristic of life in the sciences and beyond. Space is limited, so arrive early in order to secure a seat. In case of audience overflow, a live feed of the speech will be available on DarTV. Barclay and Ankeny will be set up with screens for convenient viewing of the speech by spillover audience members. A party in Collis Commonground will follow at 8:00 p.m. The party will entail video games, board games, and movies — all xkcd-related — in addition to food. Prizes will be awarded in an xkcd-themed costume contest, and Randall will sign autographs.
  • November 11, 2008: Jane Goodall Talk — Join the Dartmouth Coalition for Global Health and the Dickey Center in Millennium Development Goals Week: "2008: The Halfway Point." On Tuesday evening, Dr. Jane Goodall will be giving a talk in Alumni Hall. Dr. Jane Goodall travels more than 300 days per year, inspiring audiences with fascinating stories about her pioneering work with chimpanzees; information about the education, conservation and development programs of the Jane Goodall Institute; and her reasons for hope that we can save threatened species, the planet and ultimately ourselves.
  • November 12, 2008: DUJS Discussion — Join the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science for an informal gathering of the Dartmouth scientific community to discuss the latest scientific research occurring at Dartmouth College. All faculty and students are invited.
  • November 12, 2008: DCGH Luncheon with Tommy Clark and Jen Kates — Join the Dartmouth Coalition for Global Health for a luncheon with Tommy Clark '92, the Co-founder and Executive Director of Grassroots Soccer and Jennifer Kates '88, the Vice President and Director of HIV Policy of Kaiser Family Foundation. This luncheon is part of Millennium Development Goals Week: "2008: The Halfway Point."
  • November 14, 2008: WISP Internship Application Deadline - Round 2 — The deadline for students to submit their application and top choices for Round 2 WISP research internships is Friday, November 14. Completed applications must be hand delivered by 4:30 p.m. to the WISP office in Parker House. All interviews must be completed by this date. If you have questions, please contact Assistant Director Kathy Weaver or Project Coordinator Sharon Irwin.
  • November 17, 2008: WISP Luncheon with Martha Pollack — Join WISP for a Luncheon with Martha Pollack D'79. Martha Pollack is Dean and Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan, where she is also Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. From her website, "I'm interested in all sorts of questions having to do with the interaction between people, and information, and technology, but I have a particular interest in computer-based technology that can assist people with cognitive impairment, enabling them to live more autonomous lives. I have led the design and prototyping of such systems, and I testified on the importance of Assistive Technology for Cognition before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Aging."
  • November 22, 2008: DUJS Science Writing Workshop — The Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science is hosting a science writing workshop on Saturday, November 22, in Haldeman 041. All undergraduate students are welcome! The guest instructors and the topics of their lectures will be:
    • Professor Megan Steven, instructor for WRIT 47: The Art of Science Writing, will discuss how an author writes technical articles for an audience of specialists.
    • Nancy Serrell, Director of Outreach for Dartmouth, will lecture on communicating science to a lay audience.
    • Dana Grossman, Jennifer Durgin, and Laura Carter, all editors and writers for Dartmouth Medicine, will instructing us in understanding the publications process, reporting science responsibly, and discovering internship opportunities in science writing.

Last Updated: 8/21/12