Master Chocolatier, Dancing Lion Chocolate
Friday, May 17
Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall
ABSTRACT: While you may not think of an artisan chocolate shop as a place to find consciously-applied science, Mr. Tango-Lowy will discuss how he and his
staff apply basic principals of chemistry and physics on a daily basis at Dancing Lion Chocolate. From the chemistry of emulsions to how crystallization of chocolate–a six-phase polymorphic crystal—affects both flavor, finish and shelf-life, you’ll learn some unusual applications of knowledge you might take for granted. You’ll also learn
a fair bit about chocolate!
Master Chocolatier Richard Tango-Lowy began working with chocolate 16 years ago. He graduated with Honors from Ecole Chocolate in Vancouver and earned “Maitre Chocolatier” certificates at the prestigious Ecole Du Grand Chocolat Valrhona in France and Ecole Chocolat’s “Master Course in Tuscany.” He started Dancing Lion Chocolate in 2007, and opened the 917 Elm Street retail location in November 2011. Dancing Lion Chocolate now employees five dedicated people and ships chocolate worldwide.
Mr. Tango-Lowy began his career in Redondo Beach, California, as part of TRW’s Advanced Technology Group and Superconductive Electronics Research Area. With a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from The Colorado College, he received the rare honor of being appointed a “Member of Technical Staff” without an advanced degree.
On May 1st, two leaders in the LGBT rights movement visited Tuck to share their personal stories and engage the community in a dialogue on the importance of equal protection for LGBT individuals. Marc Solomon and Dan Choi’s visits to Tuck are especially timely given the need for continued support to end the institutionalized discrimination against LGBT individuals not only domestically in the United States but also globally. Both Marc and Dan are inspiring leaders in the LGBT community who have each had significant impact on advancing LGBT rights in differing arenas. Marc currently serves as the National Campaign Director for Freedom to Marry and leads the effort to increase public support in the United States for the freedom to marry. After visiting Tuck, Marc travelled to Rhode Island to be with the state’s governor as he signed the new marriage law. Dan Choi has been an outspoken advocate for ending discrimination against the LGBT community and was a leader in the effort to overturn “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) in the military. While DADT was officially overturned in 2012, Dan is committed to the ongoing movement to end discrimination against LGBT individuals.
Why were Marc and Dan’s visits important? The truth is that LGBT MBAs and business executives face significant challenges that have very real consequences not only on their professional careers but also on their personal lives. A married LGBT MBA who is recruiting faces a very different landscape than his or her married heterosexual colleagues. While a Tuck LGBT graduate may be legally married in New Hampshire, not only is the marriage not recognized by the federal government, but the graduate may find employment in a state that does not recognize same-sex marriages. As such, the LGBT graduate literally has to choose between his or her career and maintaining equal protection under the law for his or her relationship! Additionally, in many states, the LGBT community is not a protected class and therefore LGBT individuals can be fired without cause simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Finally, from the locker rooms of professional sports to the offices of financial institutions, LGBT individuals are subject to discrimination and hostile work environments in the workplace. On a more positive note, many companies in states where same-sex couples are not afforded the same rights and protections under the law have begun to offer personal tax offsets to compensate their LGBT employees the differences in the legal benefits benefitted by the government. While these decisions are a step in the right direction, until LGBT individuals and their relationships are treated equally under the law, LGBT MBAS and business executives will continue to face significant challenges as compared to their heterosexual peers.
Tuck Pride is proud of the Tuck community and grateful to be part of such an open and accepting community. Now is the time for equality. Will you stand with us?
Curious about Formula Hybrid Racing?
From the website:
Formula Hybrid challenges college and university students to design, build, and compete high-performance hybrid and electric vehicles. Building on the Formula SAE program, Formula Hybrid adds an extra level of complexity: fuel efficiency.
With technological challenges for students with backgrounds in electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering, Formula Hybrid encourages interdisciplinary teamwork and innovation.
Read more on their website here: http://www.formula-hybrid.org/
And check out our team live:
EE Just Program “Stories of Discovery” Public Lecture Series
Special Guest: Jaron Lanier, author of the NY Times best-sellers “You Are Not a Gadget” and “Who Owns the Future?”
Friday, May 3rd, 5:00-6:30 PM
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall
A pioneer in virtual reality (the phrase he coined) and a Renaissance Man for the 21st century, Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, artist, and author who writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, Internet politics, and the future of humanism. In 2010 Lanier was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine. He has been listed as one of history’s 300 or so greatest inventors in the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Lanier’s 2010 book “You Are Not A Gadget, A Manifesto” was selected as one of the best books of the year by Time Magazine and The New York Times, among others. His newest book, “Who Owns the Future?” proposes the framework for a democratic information economy and is essential reading for everyone who lives a part of their lives online.
Book signing to follow public lecture.
Click on the above image to link to Jaron Lanier’s homepage.
Guest Blog Post from the IEEE Student Chapter
IEEE Chapter Meeting / Invited talk
Designs with nature, sustainable communities and products for the era of climate change
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, 5:00 pm
Jackson Conference Room
This week the speaker we’re expecting is a distinguished architect, designer and engineer who’s worked on several prestigious architectural and design projects, including the redesign of a house right here in Hanover on Rope Ferry road.
His talk would be focusing on the following areas designs with nature, sustainable communities and products for the era of climate change. It would also involve discussion on topics such as: house of the future, electric cars and a new model of design and invention strategies for profit.
About the speaker
David Sellers is world renowned for his innovative architectural design involving the development and implementation of cutting edge sustainable technology. For the last 25 years, he had been working with Patch Adams and the Cousteau Team, designing and building ecologically and culturally sensitive sustainable green eco villages, medical clinics and hospitals for the poor in poverty stricken and ecologically threatened areas of El Salvador, Peru, Haiti, Mexico, Senegal and The Amazon.
David is also founder and president of Sellers and Company in Warren, Vermont, an internationally recognized leader in environmental and community related designs. He has numerous awards and design competition wins. He was selected as one of the top 100 architects in the world by Architectural Digest. David obtained is B.S. and Masters in Architecture from Yale University. He also taught at Yale, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Washington.
“David Sellers is an inventor as well as an architect and builder. He designed the Mad River Rocket, a sled that can zigzag down a hill through the trees, safely carrying a kneeling passenger.”
Prickly Mountain Boy, By Rosalyn Graham in Business People-Vermont in 2004
For more information, please refer to his website: http://www.sellersandcompany.com/
Tuck’s Center for Global Business and Government invites you to “Keep In Touch” by signing up to get the Slaughter & Rees report delivered to your email box weekly. Click on the image below to learn more about that:
When you’re done with that, check out these two new Thayer faculty publications:
Feldberg Library, located between the Tuck School of Business and the Thayer School of Engineering, is situated at the intersection of entrepreneurship and engineering. We celebrate these crossover collaborations and are excited to highlight this new product, pioneered by Dartmouth’s own Riley Ennis ’15, Rob Lauzen ’15, Katherine Franklin ’15 and Kiah Williams ’15.
Click on the image above to learn more about these students and their smartphone app for early disease detection.
Ever wonder about the weather in space? The amazing work of Thayer Professors Lotko and Shepherd is profiled in the latest Dartmouth Engineer. Watch the video or click on the above image to link back to the article for more details.