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News & Events Archive: February 2009

  • February 2, 2009: Digital Arts and Humanities Lecture: Celia Pearce — “Communities of Play: Emergent Cultures in Multipalyer Games and Virtual Worlds.” Celia Pearce, Director of the Experimental Game Lab at Georgia Tech, aka Artemesia, is a game designer, author, researcher, teacher, curator and artist, specializing in multiplayer gaming, virtual worlds, and independent game genres. She began designing interactive attractions and exhibitions in 1983. Her game designs include the award-winning virtual reality attraction Virtual Adventures and the Purple Moon Friendship Adventure Cards for Girls. She is the author or co-author of numerous papers and book chapters, as well as The Interactive Book (Macmillan 1997). She has also curated new media, virtual reality, and game exhibitions and is currently Festival Chair for IndieCade, an international independent games festival and showcase series. She is a co-founder of the Ludica women’s game collective.
  • February 5, 2009: Darwin & the Meaning of Coral — The Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science (DUJS) and the Biology Dept. invite you to celebrate Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday and hear David Dobbs from the NY Times speak on "Darwin and the Mean of Coral." While Charles Darwin's most famous theory, on the origin of species, continues to generate controversy, another of his theories — his first of significance — created a storm almost as big and long-lasting. Noted writer David Dobbs reflects on Darwin's theory of coral reef formation that was published immediately after the Beagle voyage. It came to be the textbook theory on coral reef genesis despite resting on very little observed evidence. When it came under attack in the 1870s from Alexander Agassiz, the (evolution-believing) son of the creationist Louis Agassiz, the second biggest scientific controversy of the 19th century was born. And Darwin's method and brilliant theoretical powers were tested in new ways. The coral reef debate involved, in strange ways, the same people and many of the same philosophical and methodological issues that the evolutionary one involved. It is one of the era's most significant but overlooked theories. David Dobbs ( writes for the New York Times Magazine and is a contributing editor of Scientific American Mind. He is the author of "Reef Madness: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz and the Meaning of Coral."
  • February 9, 2009: WISP Summer/Leave Term Internship Info Session — Wondering what to do next summer? Please join us! Find, choose and apply to the internship that’s right for you! Stacy Barton, Career Services advisor, Holly Wilkinson,Thayer School Career Services Director and upper class student panelists will share resources, experiences and insights. Margaret Funnell, Assistant Dean of Faculty for Undergraduate Research will provide information on research and funding opportunities.
  • February 11, 2009: Digital Arts and Humanities Lecture: Nick MontfortA New Dimension for All-Text Interactive Fiction Nick Montfort is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Montfort has collaborated on the blog Grand Text Auto, Implementation, and 2002: A Palindrome Story. His interactive fiction includes Book and Volume and Ad Verbum. Montfort wrote Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction (MIT Press, 2003) and co-edited The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1 (ELO, 2006) and The New Media Reader (MIT Press, 2003). He and Ian Bogost wrote Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System, forthcoming from MIT Press. 
  • February 12, 2009: ICE (Ignite Clean Energy) Team Building Event — The Dartmouth Energy Collaborative is hosting an ICE team building event. ICE (Ignite Clean Energy) is one of the premier green-tech business plan competitions in the country. Come learn more about the competition, listen in on our discussion panel topic "Challenges Around Starting a Clean Energy Venture" and meet other entrepreneurs interested in developing new green ideas. More Information:
  • February 18, 2009: WISP Luncheon with Science Writer Louisa Guilder — Dartmouth alumna Louisa Guilder '00, author of "The Age Of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics was Reborn" Louisa is the author of 'The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn', published this past fall. The book came out of her senior thesis at Dartmouth, where she was an English major and Physics Minor.
  • Women in Conservation Program Internship Application Deadline — February 27 Help Audubon build & further develop its exciting Woman in Conservation Program! We are now accepting applications for the March 2009 - June 2009 Spring Program-Intern position which is available exclusively through Dartmouth College. POSITION DETAILS: National Audubon is looking for a full-time Program Intern for Spring 2009 (March through June). This paid position will be based at Audubon’s national headquarters in their beautiful new Tribeca offices in New York City. The intern will work directly with Audubon’s development staff on the Women in Conservation Program and the organization’s prestigious Rachel Carson Award. Additionally the intern would be working closely with Founding Chair, Allison Rockefeller at her midtown offices.

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