Upcoming Events: Native Americans at Dartmouth Video


Dartmouth Now offers a weekly roundup of noteworthy events on campus.

A team of Native American at Dartmouth (NAD) students and film studies majors will premiere their “Gen-I It Gets Brighter” video project Friday at 4 p.m. in Fahey Hall. The project is part of the White House Generation Indigenous Native Youth Challenge, an initiative that invites Native youths and organizations to create a project to support their community.


The students who worked on the “Gen-I It Gets Brighter” video project are, from left, Jaclyn Kimball ’16, JoRee LaFrance ’17, Keenan Bearskin ’17, and Jordan Kastrinsky ’16. At far right is Christine Holden, the Indian Health Service Partnership Coordinator at
 The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

The Dartmouth team partnered with the It Gets Brighter campaign to collect short video messages about mental health challenges. The video aims to let Native youths facing these challenges know that they are not alone and that these issues do not define them, and to reassure them that life can—and will—get brighter. The Provost’s office is hosting the launch party and premiere on Friday that is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, June 4: Today is the second pre-examination break day at the end of Spring Term 2015. The final examination period runs Friday, June 5, though Tuesday, June 9.

Thursday, June 4: The Department of Physics and Astronomy presents a quantum nano seminar, given by Kipp J. van Schooten of the University of Utah. His talk, “Probing Carrier-Pair Spin-Spin Interactions in a Conjugated Polymer by Detuning of Electrically-Detected Rabi Oscillations,” begins at 3 p.m. in Wilder 202.

Friday, June 5: Andrew Sornborger, of the University of California, Davis, presents a computational physics seminar titled “Time Translational Invariance, the Propagation of Graded Information and the Structure of Information Coding in Neural Circuits,” at 2 p.m. in Wilder 202.

Friday, June 5: Shabbat service begins at 6 p.m. at the Roth Center for Jewish Life.

Saturday: June 6: The Webster Cottage Museum—built in 1780 and home at various times to Abigail Ripley, the daughter of Dartmouth’s founder Eleazar Wheelock, and to Daniel Webster—invites the public to an open house, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6. Webster Cottage is located at 32 N. Main St. in Hanover.

Monday, June 8:  Geisel School of Medicine faculty will take part in a panel discussion on “Translational Research, Entrepreneurship, and Industry” at 4 p.m. The event takes place in 658W Borwell, on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center campus.

Tuesday, June 9: The Department of Genetics and the Cancer Mechanisms Program of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center presents a seminar by Xi He of Harvard Medical School.  His talk, “Understanding Wnt Morphogen Regulation in Development,” begins at 4 p.m. in Chilcott Auditorium.

Wednesday, June 10: The Hood Museum of Art sponsors a workshop focused on the musuem’s outdoor sculpture collection. A walking tour at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by hands-on work in the museum’s studio. Registration, via the museum’s online calendar, is requested by Monday, June 8.

And mark your calendars: Reunions and Commencement are on the horizon. The Class of 1965 marks its 50th reunion June 11-16, and will join the Class of 2015 in procession during Commencement, Sunday, June 14.

Kelly Sundberg Seaman