A Look at Some of Dartmouth’s Upcoming Events


May is a busy month at Dartmouth, with conferences, symposiums, and performances scheduled across campus. Here is a look at some of the upcoming events.

May 2: In honor of Law Day, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences is co-sponsoring a panel discussion on the topic “Preserving Liberty and Security in Fighting Terrorism: Lessons from the Past, Challenges for the Future.” The event runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Haldeman 041. Panelists include Daniel Benjamin, the Norman E. McCullough Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding; David Cole, professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown Law; and Katharine Gelber, professor of public policy at the University of Queensland. Dartmouth’s Susan Brison, a professor of philosophy, will moderate. 

During last year’s digital arts exhibition there was a screening of student animated and live action films in Loew Auditorium. This year’s DMAX: Digital Music and Arts Expo begins on May 6. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

May 6-11: The DMAX: Digital Music and Arts Expo takes place at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. This annual event is a merging of DAX (Digital Arts Exhibition) and the New Music Festival.  Student work from across campus will be shown in various locations in the Hop. DMAX events include:

  • May 6: Activities begin at the Top of the Hop at 6:30 p.m. with a cyber fashion show (high fashion meets digital) and interactive installations, digital art and a reception. In the Hop Garage (across from the cafe), visitors can interact with installation pieces and live demos of new work by Dartmouth students (games, apps, quadcopters, Oculus Rift, and more). From 8 to 8:45 p.m., there will be live digital music and computer animation in Spaulding Auditorium. After that, there will be installations and demonstrations in the Hop Garage. The events are free and open to the public.
  • May 10 and 11: The DMAX 2014 Fabrication Lab will culminate in a 24-hour Make-A-Thon, starting at noon on Saturday, May 10, and ending at noon on Sunday, May 11. This event encourages and rewards projects relating to the topic “The World of Tomorrow” that explore digital design and fabrication techniques. Come explore the possibilities offered by laser cutters, microcontrollers and a variety of other digital design tools, and show us what you think might be a glimpse of the future in art and technology. Make-A-Thon is open to Dartmouth students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the local community. Registration is required.
May 8: The Rockefeller Center sponsors The Bernard D. Nossiter ’47 Lecture, titled “Pop Up Learning: How Technology Is Changing and Challenging College,” with speaker Jeffrey R. Young. Young is a Louis Stark Nieman Fellow with the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in Rockefeller 003. 

For more upcoming events, visit the Dartmouth events calendar.

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