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Dan Rockmore, a professor ot mathematics and computational science at Dartmouth College, is promoting a test of computer creativity. He and colleagues are seeking computer-generated poems, stories and music, to see if software can imitate human creators. (Eli Burakian photograph)

Dartmouth Contest Asks Whether a Software Program Can Write

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hanover — What breeds creativity? For Dan Rockmore, a Dartmouth College professor who is taking a stab at this question, a little physical pain doesn’t hurt. Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College, enjoys spinning classes, workouts that take place on stationary bikes with pumping music and the shouted encouragement of a spin instructor. One day, during a …

Dartmouth Expert Cheers Release of Seuss Book

Thursday, July 23, 2015

For Donald Pease, a veteran English professor at Dartmouth College, this year’s discovery of a new book by Theodor Seuss Geisel, the 1925 Dartmouth alumnus better known as “Dr. Seuss,” is a welcome chance to make more of the late author’s work available to his original audience: children. Since Geisel’s death in 1991, …

Dartmouth Wants Zoning Exception

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hanover — As part of its plan to create a residential house system similar to Harvard’s or Yale’s, Dartmouth College tonight is asking the town for a special zoning exception to build a single-family home next to the college president’s mansion on Webster Avenue. The proposed house is one of four new residences …

Living Longer, But Suffering

Monday, June 1, 2015

The single biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age, said Dr. Robert Santulli, a retired professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and co-author with Kesstan Blandin of The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer’s Family. The irony of improved health care is that …

O’Malley Joins Presidential Race, Visits Dartmouth College

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hanover — The day after announcing his candidacy for president, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley hit the road in New Hampshire. At Dartmouth College on Sunday evening, O’Malley, a Democrat, was greeted by a crowd of approximately 75 …

Storm Blacks Out Dartmouth

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hanover — The thunderstorms that rolled through the Upper Valley late Wednesday afternoon knocked out power to the Dartmouth College campus and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for several hours and may have caused as much of $30,000 damage to town of Hanover equipment, officials said. Dartmouth spokeswoman Diana Lawrence …

D-H Outsources About 340 Jobs

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lebanon — About 340 employees in the revenue management division of Dartmouth-Hitchcock will soon be working for a unit of Tenet Healthcare Corp., a Dallas-based company with annual revenue of $16 billion a year that operates a national chain of 80 hospitals. The jobs were outsourced “to help …

Dartmouth’s ‘Animal House’ Frat Fights to Keep Residence

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hanover — After Dartmouth College last month cut ties with Alpha Delta Fraternity, the Greek-letter organization is appealing a decision by town officials forbidding it from housing its members at the East Wheelock Street mansion it owns. Hanover …

A Life: Clarence Jacob (C.J.) Smith, 1942 — 2015; ‘He Was Quiet, Calm, Gentle... Except When We Scored’

Monday, May 25, 2015

West Lebanon — The NCAA Frozen Four college hockey championship stretches over a three-day period: semifinals, day off, finals. Fans of the event, or of the teams involved, routinely face a conundrum: What to do in a strange …

Dartmouth Grad Is Go-To Milliner For Celebrities

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pittsburgh — You could say Eugenia Kim’s career in millinery was sparked by a series of fortunate misfortunes. The Monroeville, Pa., native who graduated from high school in 1992 realized she didn’t want to go into medicine like …

WISE to Open Dartmouth Office

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has reached an agreement with WISE, the Upper Valley nonprofit that provides crisis counseling and other services, to place an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. Beginning this summer, a crisis center will be staffed by a full-time WISE …

Dartmouth Speaker: Children’s Mental Health Affected by New Moms’ Lack of Time at Home

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Most of Allan Schore’s points during a Wednesday night lecture in Filene Auditorium, downstairs from the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at Dartmouth College, were accompanied by citations of the works of other scientists. Some of the subject matter came wrapped in nearly impenetrable scientific jargon, …

Couple Gives $21M to Dartmouth

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has received a $21 million gift from an alumnus and his wife, adding to the couple’s endowment for international scholars engaged in entrepreneurship and public service in their homelands. Robert E. King, a Silicon …