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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. … Continue reading

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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?

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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.

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 … Continue reading

Shepherd and Lotko

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.

This just in from the DHE: Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering’s (DHE) small-scale hydropower system is a cost efficient way of bringing electricity to isolated villages that are decades away from being connected to the grid. The system is powered by diverting … Continue reading

This just in from the DHE:

Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering’s (DHE) small-scale hydropower system is a cost efficient way of bringing electricity to isolated villages that are decades away from being connected to the grid. The system is powered by diverting water from the top of a waterfall, feeding it into a turbine that generates electricity to charge batteries. Since the cost of implementation and maintenance are low, the price to charge batteries is affordable even for people in rural areas of developing nations. Our hydropower systems improve the quality of life in poor villages by supplying the energy needed to foster local business, raise the standard of living, and make a positive environmental impact.

Not only is hydropower self-sustaining; it also has an overwhelmingly positive environmental impact, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving individual health, and preventing deforestation. In creating very small-scale hydroelectric sites, DHE provides clean power without creating the environmental destruction associated with larger sites.

Our systems stimulate economic development and education by allowing entrepreneurs and students to use cheap electricity during any hour of the day, promote a positive environmental impact by reducing Africa’s carbon footprint, improve individual health by limiting the cases of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases diagnosed each year, and overall raising the standard of living for the inhabitants of rural Africa. Our system has worked successfully in Banda and Rugote.  With the help of DSIC, we envision proving the profitability of small-scale hydropower such that entrepreneurs in the developing world will install these sites without our assistance – that’s our solution to the problem of rural electrification.

Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering’s hydropower project is currently in the running for a $60k Dell Social Innovation Challenge prize, and they need your help to win! There’s a people’s choice component, which requires three easy steps to vote for:

1. Register an account with a non-Dartmouth address (people have had some trouble with blitz) http://www.dellchallenge.org/user/register

2. Check that email, and click the confirmation link.

3. Vote for DHE at http://www.dellchallenge.org/projects/hydropower-green-clean-life

Click on any of the links below to see what Feldberg student staff members Wajahat and Maryna are reading! Monolithic Ge-on-Si lasers for large-scale electronic-photonic integration Complete Genome Sequence of Clostridium clariflavum DSM 19732 Monolithic Ge-on-Si lasers for large-scale electronic-photonic … Continue reading

Click on any of the links below to see what Feldberg student staff members Wajahat and Maryna are reading!

Monolithic Ge-on-Si lasers for large-scale electronic-photonic integration

Complete Genome Sequence of Clostridium clariflavum DSM 19732

Monolithic Ge-on-Si lasers for large-scale electronic-photonic integration

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Creation of a human head phantom for testing of electroencephalography equipment and techniques

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Imaging workflow and calibration for CT-guided time-domain fluorescence tomography

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A digital x-ray tomosynthesis coupled near infrared spectral tomography system for dualmodality breast imaging1

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Extent of low-accumulation ‘wind glaze’ areas on the East Antarctic plateau: Implications for continental ice mass balance

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An evaluation of the accuracy of capturing user intent for information retrieval

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Nanoparticle uptake in tumors is mediated by the interplay of vascular and collagen density with interstitial pressure

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A primal-dual interior-point framework for using the L1 or L2 norm on the data and regularization terms of inverse problems

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The solution looking for a problem

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Frequency-based patrolling with heterogeneous agents and limited communication

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New crosslinkers for electrospun chitosan fibre mats. I. Chemical analysis

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The new school year is off to a great start here at Feldberg! We’ve got more new books, wonderful data resources and a whole slew of “Knowledge Now” workshops (hosted by our librarians) planned for the term. Stop by sometime … Continue reading

The new school year is off to a great start here at Feldberg! We’ve got more new books, wonderful data resources and a whole slew of “Knowledge Now” workshops (hosted by our librarians) planned for the term. Stop by sometime and see what we have that might interest you.

Here’s what’s on the new book shelf right now:
The Handbook of News Analytics In Finance

Oracles: How Prediction Markets Turn Employees into Visionaries

Winning the Story Wars

Rheology: concepts, methods and applications

Metallurgy for the non-metallurgist

Designing & Doing Survey Research

Microbiorobotics

Student Financial Literacy

Digital Wars

Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

Culturematic : how reality TV, John Cheever, a Pie Lab, Julia Child, fantasy football, Burning man, the Ford Fiesta movement, Rube Goldberg, NFL films, Wordle, Two and a half men, a 10,000-year symphony, and ROFLcon memes will help you create and execute breakthrough ideas

Hedge Fund Market Wizards

Impedance Spectroscopy

Web Analytics Action Hero

Personal Finance: Turning Money Into Wealth

Impacts of offshoring on jobs and small U.S. manufacturers

Computer vision: models, learning, and inference

Thermal Science

 

 

  The Power Makers’ Challenge The End of Leadership Hey Whipple, Squeeze This! A Short&Happy Guide to CONTRACTS Navier-Stokes-Fourier Equations Private Equity Operational Due Diligence Designing Human Practices The Mathematics of Signal Processing Aeroelasticity Engagement Marketing Virtual Reality in Medicine … Continue reading

 

The Power Makers’ Challenge

The End of Leadership

Hey Whipple, Squeeze This!

A Short&Happy Guide to CONTRACTS

Navier-Stokes-Fourier Equations

Private Equity Operational Due Diligence

Designing Human Practices

The Mathematics of Signal Processing

Aeroelasticity

Engagement Marketing

Virtual Reality in Medicine

Bionanoelectronics

Forces of Production