Although it may seem a little quieter than usual in the library these days, things have really not slowed down much since the end of spring term. There may be fewer Dartmouth students on campus, but there are plenty of guests, students, and scholars from all over the world using the Library’s resources and participating in one of the several summer programs hosted at Dartmouth.
Whether they are doing in-depth research or checking out movies from Jones to watch on rainy afternoons, the library is happy to share our facilities and resources with our summer visitors. Interested in what our visitors are doing here all summer? Five of the summer programs are featured below:
ASURE stands for Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. This program hosts seven non-Dartmouth undergraduate students from all over the country and provides them with valuable experience in conducting academic research, networking opportunities, and mentoring. ASURE is meant to prepare these students for a future in graduate research. The program will be hosted by Dartmouth Graduate Studies in collaboration with relevant departments around the campus, including Arts & Sciences, Thayer School of Engineering and the Geisel School of Medicine. Information provided by Brittany Jones and the website below.
For more information, visit the ASURE website.
Summer Seminar for Composition Research
This year’s program is titled “Data-Driven Inquiry: Process, Methods, Results.” This seminar is designed for professionals in the writing, rhetoric, and/or composition field “to develop their expertise in understanding, choosing, and using particular research methods, effecting quantitative and qualitative analysis, carrying out critical analysis with (and of) statistics and statistical software, and preparing for publication of research.” Guided interaction about participants’ projects is offered in the months leading up to the Seminar. The Seminar itself offers coursework, small-group discussion and exchange, individual consultation with Seminar leaders, time to work alone or in groups on research projects, and a concluding presentation to the group with feedback from team leaders. Information provided by Christiane Donahue and the website below.
For more information, visit the Summer Seminar for Composition Research website.
Leslie Humanities Center Summer Institute
Led by Dartmouth professors Douglas Haynes and Veronika Fuechtner, this program hosts scholars from the U.S. and abroad and will focus on “the transnational history of sexological ideas and practices as they circulated between Europe/North America and Asia, Africa and Latin America.” The fellows will participate in seminars and other campus events and some will present their papers and research. The goal of the Institute will be to promote exchanges between scholars working on different regions of the world and in different disciplines as well as to produce an edited volume. Check the website below for details on public talks and events and information on each of the fellows. Information provided by the website below.
For more information, visit the Leslie Center website.
Tuck Executive Program
TEP, Tuck’s premier leadership program, immerses senior executives in a broad, strategic general management experience with an unparalleled emphasis on personal leadership transformation. TEP provides participants an opportunity to learn with a select group of peers who come from a broad range of functional backgrounds and represent a richly diverse mix of top global organizations, industries, and countries. Fifty-five percent of this year’s participants are international, representing countries such as Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Sri Lanka. Participants leave Tuck equipped to confidently drive growth, innovation, and change for their organization and armed with a plan to hone leadership skills. Information provided by Laura Kash and the website below.
For more information, visit the Tuck Executive Program website.
Summer Institute of French Cultural Studies
The official summary for this program states that “this institute will examine the disciplinary boundaries and pedagogical practices in the teaching of French and Francophone culture in the foreign language classroom by pairing prominent scholars from a variety of fields and different institutions of higher learning from both sides of the Atlantic.” This program hosts 20 participants who interact with and learn from distinguished scholars in all fields of French Studies, including literature, history and society, ethnography, visual arts, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and mathematics. The faculty for this program includes a wide range of scholars from the U.S. and France and guest lecturers including staff from The New Yorker and even the White House Executive Pastry Chef. Information provided by Associate Director Brian J. Reilly.