Nobel Prize Winner in the Stacks

Nobel Prize

Jean Tirole, the freshly minted 2014 Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences, is well represented in the Dartmouth College Library collections.The list of books he has authored or co-authored can be found in the Library Catalog. The full-text of his articles and working papers can be found in several of the databases the Library makes available to the Dartmouth community. His most frequently cited article, “Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation,” was published in the July 2003 issue of The Review of Economic Studies and is available in the JSTOR database.The Library’s Economics Research Guide is a useful tool for exploring his other work.

Big Research Data: NIH and DataOne

From the announcement: “Wide-ranging National Institutes of Health grants announced today will develop new strategies to analyze and leverage the explosion of increasingly complex biomedical data sets, often referred to as Big Data. These NIH multi-institute awards constitute an initial investment of nearly $32 million in fiscal year 2014 by NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, which is projected to have a total investment of nearly $656 million through 2020, pending available funds.” Read More. (FY14 Awards)

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DataONE: the Data Observation Network for Earth is a distributed cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and accessible Earth observational data. DataONE has dramatically increased the discoverability and accessibility of diverse yet interrelated Earth and environmental science data. In doing so, it has enhanced the efficiency of research and enabled scientists, policy makers and others to more easily address complex questions about our environment and our role within it.” Read More.

Feldberg Library Perspectives

Amongst the many writings, now on a daily basis, about research data management comes this from Digital Science.

In particular I noticed their research report that asks questions such as “do discovery layers increase usage?” (the answer is “generally, yes, but…”) and “what keeps researchers awake at night?” (including increasing competition for faculty positions and mandates to make research output open and freely available).

A very thoughtful presentation and report, and a publication series that’s worth following!

Altmetrics and Scholarly Impact

“Peer review still plays a critical role in evaluating science, but citation-based bibliometric indicators are becoming increasingly important. This chapter looks at a novel set of indicators that can complement both citation analysis and peer review. Altmetrics use indicators gathered in the real-time Social Web to provide immediate feedback about scholarly works.”

http://book.openingscience.org/vision/altmetrics/

see also
Altmetrics Collection on PLOS

http://www.ploscollections.org/article/browseIssue.action?issue=info:doi/10.1371/issue.pcol.v02.i19

and ImpactStory

http://impactstory.org/

Improved 3-D Printing

MIT-based researchers Marcelo Coelho and Skylar Tibbits have teamed up to improve the limitations that the 3-D printer’s size has on what can be printed.

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3017552/a-pair-of-mit-researchers-unveil-a-new-smarter-way-to-3-d-print
Hyperform: http://www.cmarcelo.com/#/hyperform/ &
http://www.cmarcelo.com/news/2013/5/24/ars-electronica-award-for-hyperform

Gartner’s Annual Hype Cycle

“Assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of more than 2,000 technologies, grouped into 98 areas”

http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2575515

http://www.gartner.com/technology/research/hype-cycles/

The Dartmouth College community has access to Gartner: http://www.dartmouth.edu/comp/gartner.html

LGBT Leaders Visit Tuck

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Guest Post by Jonathan J. Gantt T’13

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?

Formula Hybrid Live!

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:

http://formula-hybrid.com/live

Where Engineering and Entrepreneurship Meet

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.

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Click on the image above to learn more about these students and their smartphone app for early disease detection.