UPCOMING 5/1: The Truth About Getting Sick in America

May 1, 2012


Dr. G. Timothy Johnson is one of the nation’s leading medical journalists. During his 25-year
tenure as Chief Medical Editor for ABC News, Dr. Johnson provided commentary on health
care for programs such as “Good Morning America,” “World News,” “Nightline,” and
“20/20.” Dr. Johnson is the author of The Truth About Getting Sick in America, a book about
health care reform in the United States. He received his medical training from Albany
Medical College and holds a masters degree in public health from Harvard University.


Filene Auditorium


UPCOMING 4/30: Careers in Publishing and Media Panel


Have you thought about a career in film/video? Interested in marketing/public relations, news and/or publishing?

Hear from professionals in these fields about what their positions entail and how they got their start in communications! Panelists include the producer and head of Waverly Motion Pictures, the editor in chief of New England Press, online editor at NHPR, and more!


Communications & Media Panel


MONDAY, APRIL 30th, 2012 at 5:30 PM


Location: Kemeny, Room 007


RSVP Requested:  http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/jdesk

UPCOMING 4/26: Graduate School for International Students

Are you international students? Are you looking to apply for graduate schools?

Come hear about the grad school process for International Students from:





When: Thursday, 26th at 6:00PM

Where: Haldeman 046 

Sponsored by the Deans’ Office

ASK THE DOSCs: An Introduction to Late Night Snacking 101

In light of the busy midterm week that is THIS WEEK, we gathered some thoughts on what to eat and how to eat during crunch time. Pick up some tips/insights into the art of late-night snacking.

Jina says:

I’ve heard that eating an apple wakes you up better than a cup of coffee. Sugary stuff late at night really slows me down even though I’m craving the junkiest of junk food. Diet soda does a pretty good job of keeping me on task.

Caitlin says:

I’m a big fan of the free tea and coffee in One Wheelock- nothing beats study stress like free stuff!

Rachel says:

I am a huge stress-eater and late-night-snacker. I try to keep it healthy (cheese sticks, carrots, hummus, etc.), but usually, if I make it to Late Night, I grab a mozz stick or two and sometimes taste the pasta option.

Chinedu says:

My new favorite healthy snack is bananas with peanut butter on top. It’s sweet and salty goodnes!

Jihan says:

I resist my urge to eat food at night as much as possible if i have an exam next morning, because that would just upset my stomach badly in the morning. on the other hand, if i have a paper to push through overnight and if i’m nowhere to be done with it yet, i unleash my wild love for greasy food like steak queso, onion rings, and chicken wings. by the way, late night hop is open til 12:30am every night!

Angela says:

Probably not good advice to take, but lots of sugar and caffeine from KAF and Novack.

Maryam says:

Sour patch kids and smoothies which have glucose to feed the brain.

Senior Survival: Mastering Money Skills



Are you confused/scared/frustrated/excited that you’ll be taking financial responsibility for yourself pretty soon?  

Dean Remy says:

You’ve had questions about financing graduate school; how to figure out the cost of living in an area ($40 is not enough to budget each month for heating oil in New Hampshire!); and how to decipher the value of a benefits package.

Alumni Relations and the Math department are teaming up to offer a series on mastering money management.

WHEN: May 2, 9, or 14, 6pm

WHERE: Kemeny 008


Take a Faculty Member to Breakfast or Lunch Program

Take a Faculty Member to Breakfast or Lunch! Want to request a voucher?

Email the Undergraduate Deans Office or call us at 603.646-2243.

One meal per student per academic year!

The Undergraduate Deans Office is very pleased to be sponsoring the extremely popular Take a Faculty Member to Breakfast or Lunch program.

This program is designed to encourage students and teaching faculty to have substantive one-to-one conversations outside of class, engaging around topics of academic interests, future studies and general life experiences.

To ensure the success of this wonderful program and to allow as many students as possible to take advantage of it, the following procedures have been established:


  • For students and faculty only (not for use with a coach, CD, administrator, TA … )
  • Designed for one-to-one meetings, not for groups of students or groups of faculty.
  • Vouchers will be valid at Class of 1953 Commons for breakfast or lunch.
  • The student and the faculty member will each receive a voucher, good for one meal.
  • Decide on a date with your faculty member before requesting vouchers.
  • You can utilize the program once per academic year (fall through end of summer term).
  • Vouchers must be used within defined time frame.

How Does a Student Request a Voucher?

  • Email the Undergraduate Deans Office and include:
    • Full name of lunch attendees (student and faculty member)
    • Anticipated lunch date – make sure you contact faculty member before you get vouchers!
  • We will send you an email when your vouchers are ready, telling you to pick them up at Baker Library, Suite 224 (between 8am and 4:30pm, M – F).
  • You must pick-up vouchers 2 business days prior to the lunch/breakfast.
  • The vouchers are good for 48 hours only.

A Few Recommendations …

  • Contact faculty member prior to requesting vouchers.
  • Check the hours of operation for Class of 1953 Commons.
  • Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with faculty and enjoy!

Some Fine Print

  • The vouchers you receive are good for one meal only and cannot be used for multiple meals.
  • If you will be unable to use your vouchers, please contact the Undergraduate Deans Office immediately.

ASK THE DOSCs: Talk About Your Favorite Profs

Meeting new professors and building relationships with them are undeniably valuable academic/personal experiences one can have. Because of its relatively small faculty (who ACTUALLY teach classes)-student-ratio, Dartmouth allows undergraduate students to easily engage in meaningful conversations with profs both inside and outside the classroom. Here are what some of our DOSCs have to say about their favorite professors at Dartmouth, how they met them, and WHY they like them.

Caitlin says:

Although I’ve enjoyed many of my classes, the two professors who stand out most for me are Professor Kull in the Chemistry department and Professor Robinson in the Psych/Neuroscience department. Full disclosure: I’m a pre-med psych major so these weren’t classes I took for fun, but these professors made their classes fantastic. Kull taught me Biological Chemistry (Chem 41) and managed to unify a large body of material-concepts from chem 5, 6, 51 and 52, bio 12 and 13 and physics 3 and 4, into one cohesive survey course of biochemistry. It was the first “pre-med” class I really liked. Professor Robinson taught my senior seminar on Addiction. The subject is cool and Robinson made it very real for us while teaching us about the neurobiology of addiction. Professor Robinson also included many different teaching tools and assessments in the class so I never got bored, even though it was a 10A.

Jesse says:

Although I’m a neuroscience professor, one of my favorite professors was Amy Gladfelter from the Biology department. She taught cellular biology, more lovingly known as Bio 12 for our  premed friends. She was incredibly enthusiastic about the material and taught with such endearing energy that I couldn’t help but recall the same sense of excitement you’d get when your middle school science teacher would put on a VHS Bill Nye episode. It’s very rare to find someone as intelligent and kind as she. If you have to take Bio 12 for whatever reason, wait until Amy Gladfelter is teaching it. I guarantee it’ll be one of the best Dartmouth teaching experiences you’ll have.

Si Jie says:

My favorite Prof is Karen Gocsik from the Writing Department.

Since freshmen fall, I have taken 4 classes with Karen and thoroughly enjoying her friendship in and outside of the classroom. She’s insightful about life, ideas and writing, which is important to us in whatever career we are pursuing. Take a class with Karen, and you will become friends of a lifetime!

Alicia says:

John Rassias of the French and Italian department is one of my favorite professors at Dartmouth. He is the developer of the Rassias Method, originally created to train volunteers in the Peace Corps and also used for the College’s language drills. Taking French 40 (“From Page to Stage: The Greeks Invade the French Theater”) with him was an experience of its own. We were energetic (difficult for 2 o’clock in the afternoon), engaged, and inspired during every class. He is also extremely kind and personable, and I would recommend every French student to enroll in a class of his before graduating.

Have questions about how to approach profs outside of classroom? Ask any of our DOSCs!

UPCOMING Tues 4/10, 4/17: Learning Science

Ever wonder there is a better (i.e. more productive and effective) way to learn and review materials from science classes?

LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR SCIENCE AT DARTMOUTH:  If your have been surprised by your experience in Dartmouth Science classes, or feel you could use some tips to help you be more successful working with the material PLEASE COME!   You will learn learning and study strategies along with tools for managing stress!

Time: TUESDAY: APRIL 1O;  APRIL 17, 6:00 PM

Place: CARSON 60

Who’s going to be there?

Sarah Berger (Nathan Smith Pre-health Society); Carl Thum (Academic Skills Center); Dean Hoyt and Dean Buckly (Undergraduate Dean’s Office) along with Upper Class Peer Mentors!


UPCOMING Mon 4/9: Do It In The Dark!


Time: Monday, April 9th 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Place: Collis 101

Wonder what is it like to work during extremely early hours, or late hours? Do you want to experiment with your daily schedules? Come to “Do It In the Dark” to meet the panel of people who work during non-traditional hours.

UPCOMING Fri 4/6: Spring Splash


Time: Friday, April 6th  12 Noon to 4 PM – Spring Splash (Extended Drop-in Hours)

Place: Collis 101

Why Go?: To get your cover letters and resumes checked !