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One-hour lectures by renowned Dartmouth professors,
Saturday mornings of home football games at 10 am in Alumni Hall

Vicki May

The New Face of Engineering | September 28 (vs. Holy Cross)

Vicki May, Associate Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering

Thayer students are designing, analyzing, and creating solutions to real world problems using innovative processes and tools. Whether it’s a $300 house for Haiti’s poor, a play structure for The Haven, or a new medical device, Thayer students are leading the way in engineering innovation. New tools such as laser-cutters and 3D printers in the Machine Shop at Thayer allow students to design and build prototypes to test out their innovative ideas. Professor May will discuss the unique programs at Thayer and the ways in which the school is reaching out to students who might not think engineering makes sense for them.

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Chris Trimble

Executing Innovation: Beyond the Idea | October 12 (vs. Yale/Homecoming)


Chris Trimble, Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business

“Genius is one percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration.” Edison said it more than a century ago, but nobody listened. When companies get excited about innovation, they tend to invest nearly all their energies in that initial one percent. But the real challenge is not the idea; it’s the execution of that idea. Professor Trimble, an expert on making innovation happen in large organizations, will discuss the ideas presented in his latest book Beyond the Idea: How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization.

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Nancy Marion

The Eurozone Crisis: Why Is It So Difficult to Solve? | October 19 (vs. Bucknell)


Nancy Marion, Associate Dean of Faculty for the Social Sciences and George J. Records 1956 Professor of Economics

The Eurozone countries face three separate crises—a banking crisis, a sovereign debt crisis, and a growth crisis. Policymakers face a dilemma because efforts to alleviate one crisis can worsen the others. Policymakers also recognize that real progress in resolving the Eurozone crises may require a level of cost sharing among member countries that is difficult to achieve politically.

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Charles J. Wheelan

The Centrist Manifesto | October 26 (vs. Columbia)


Charles Wheelan ’88, Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow at the Rockefeller Center

Professor Wheelan argues that the United States needs an insurgency of the rational: a generation of Americans who are fed up with the current political system, who believe we can do better, and most important, who are ready to do something about it. Wheelan has laid out a strategy for electing a handful of Centrist U.S. Senators who could exercise extraordinary intellectual and political leverage from the political middle.

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Ross Virginia

Polar Opposites? The Science and Politics of Environmental Change in the Arctic and Antarctica | November 9 (vs. Cornell)


Ross Virginia, Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Institute of Arctic Studies

As polar ice on land and sea retreats from rapid global warming, the specter for international conflict over newly exposed natural resources may increase. This talk will consider how the environments at the ends of the Earth are changing and how international politics, through conflict or cooperation, will shape the future of the poles.

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