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  • Joseph Blumberg

    Adventures in Archaeology

    Professor of Anthropology Deborah Nichols’ approach to education transcends the classroom. “For most students, college offers the first opportunity to take courses about archaeology,” she says. “For some, doing archaeology in the field will be a transformative experience. They learn to dig with trowels, toothbrushes, and lasers while having a legitimate excuse to get dirty.”

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  • Joseph Blumberg

    Adventures in Archaeology

    Professor of Anthropology Deborah Nichols’ approach to education transcends the classroom. “For most students, college offers the first opportunity to take courses about archaeology,” she says. “For some, doing archaeology in the field will be a transformative experience. They learn to dig with trowels, toothbrushes, and lasers, while having a legitimate excuse to get dirty.”

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  • For a group of recent graduates, the transition from college to the workforce means moving from the ranks of Dartmouth undergraduates to Dartmouth staff members.

    Eight alumni began work last month as Presidential Fellows for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Presidential Fellows Program, run by the Office of the President, was launched in 2009 and provides graduates with the opportunity to play key roles in Dartmouth’s administration...

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  • The New York Times highlights the work of Dartmouth’s Sergei A. Kan in a story about amateur photographer Vincent Soboleff, a Russian-American who captured images of the Tlingit community of Alaska during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    Kan, a professor anthropology and of Native American studies, is the author of the new book A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country:...

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  • New York Daily News reports on a study by Dartmouth’s Lauren Gulbas that found the increase of cosmetic surgery in Venezuela had a lot to do with women’s desire to look “white.”

    “The presumed ‘gold standard in rhinoplasty’ is a nose that is associated with being ‘Caucasian,’ meaning white: a tall, slender nose with a narrow nasal base,” Gulbas writes in her study, according to the Daily News.

    Gulbas, a research assistant...

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  • Anita Warren

    For almost three decades, the Hood Museum of Art has been a destination for visitors to quietly appreciate and reflect on the art and artifacts it has collected—from ancient to new, lovely to unsettling, commonplace to rare.

    Today, the museum boasts more than 70,000 objects. But it has never been just a larger-than-life-sized jewel box. Ever since Dartmouth consolidated its centuries-old collections under one...

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  • A distinguished Dartmouth anthropologist delivered the commencement address at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) on June 13, 2013. The speaker, Dale Eickelman ’64, the Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations and department chair, has had a long connection with the university.

    In 2003, a link was forged between Dartmouth and AUK, through which Dartmouth...

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