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Why Do We Have Sexually Dimorphic Fingers?

Why Do We Have Sexually Dimorphic Fingers?

Why Do We Have Sexually Dimorphic Fingers? Why Do We… is a biweekly column written by Nicholas G Norwitz ’18. Align your four fingers. Now compare your ring and index fingers. Are they about the same length? If so, you’re probably a woman. Is the ring finger longer? If so, you’re probably […]

 
 

Why Do We Kiss?

Why Do We Kiss?

Why do we kiss? Why Do We… is a biweekly column written by Nicholas G Norwitz ’18. “Did you kiss her?” “Is he a good kisser?” “You may now kiss the bride.” Am I the only one who finds it odd that the act of pressing ones lips against the lips […]

 
 

Why Do We Sleep?

Why Do We Sleep?

Why Do We Sleep? Why Do We… is a biweekly column written by Nicholas G Norwitz ’18. “Seven billion afflicted by loss off consciousness syndrome – no human is spared.” Perhaps this isn’t a breaking news headline. You likely know that we (should) spend about eight hours of every day sleeping. But […]

 
 

Dinner with a Doc: Psychiatry and Mental Health with Dr. Michael Duncan

Dinner with a Doc: Psychiatry and Mental Health with Dr. Michael Duncan

The Nathan Smith Society hosted a spring termly “Dinner with a Doc” event featuring Dr. Matthew Duncan, a practicing psychiatrist, a Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Education, and the Associate Dean of Students at Geisel. After providing a brief personal introduction, Dr. Duncan generously answered a variety of students’ questions […]

 
 

Why Do We Yawn?

Why Do We Yawn?

Why do we yawn? Why Do We… is a biweekly column written by Nicholas G Norwitz ’18. We all do it, that involuntary universal gesture of fatigue in which your mouth slowly opens and you give a deep noisy breath. Contrary to popular belief, a yawn does not significantly affect your […]

 
 

Public Health in the Upper Valley

A rousing dinner discussion about Public Health in the Upper Valley

The event began with dinner by Ramuntos and small table discussions centered around public health in the Upper Valley including individual students’ interests in public health, how Dartmouth students fit into the Upper Valley community, and ways students can escape the “Hanover bubble” and positively engage with the Upper Valley. […]

 
 

NSS at Dimensions for Class of 2021

NSS display for Dartmouth Dimensions 2017

On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, NSS Executive Committee members greeted prospective students and their families at Dartmouth Dimensions. They fielded a range of questions about opportunities for pre-health students at Dartmouth and were excited to share their experiences. Thank you to Kevin, Junnat and Annie for their help!

 
 

A Refugee’s Journey of Courage and Hope

A Refugee’s Journey of Courage and Hope

Last night, five organizations – the Nathan Smith Society, the Dickey Center Global Health Initiative, the Geisel Center for Health Equity, Geisel Physicians for Human Rights, and the Children¹s Hospital at Dartmouth (ChAD) – had the pleasure of hosting Sara Mardini, an inspirational, young Syrian refugee. Sara shared her story […]

 
 

NSS Dinner with a Doc: Dr. Guill and Dr. Asel

NSS Dinner with a Doc: Dr. Guill and Dr. Asel

NSS had the pleasure of hosting dermatologist Dr. Marshall Guill and third year dermatology resident Mackenzie for dinner with 10 NSS pre-health students on Sunday February 19th, catered by Tuk Tuk and Sushiya. It was a very enjoyable dinner where students learned more about dermatology and life as a dermatologist and dermatology […]

 
 

Never Give Up: “The Battle and Defeat of Anorexia” – A Wonderful NSS Event

Never Give Up: “The Battle and Defeat of Anorexia” – A Wonderful NSS Event

Last night’s program entitled, Never Give up: “The Battle and Defeat of Anorexia,” began with a first year Geisel student who bravely shared her story about struggling with and eventually defeating anorexia. If you were not lucky enough to be in attendance, I promise that you cannot imagine the gravity of this […]