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New VN series asks: Whatcha reading? Recommend folks for us to interview!

First up in the new series about what Upper Valley residents are reading is Laura Braunstein.

Braunstein, the digital humanities librarian at Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library, previously appeared in these digital pages for inspiring the lonely duck update and getting a crossword published in the Sunday New York Times (via VPR).

Click the picture below to read today’s piece about what she’s reading.

Laura Braunstein, of Lebanon, is the Digital Humanities Librarian at Dartmouth College and a fan of graphic novels and speculative fiction, for its “what-if” approach and engagement with politics, diversity and inclusion. “One of the things I like about a lot of the writers, especially writers of color and women is that they’re imagining a future with different social relationships,” said Braunstein at Baker Library in Hanover, N.H., Monday, March 5, 2018. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

And, importantly, please consider recommending Upper Valley bookworms for Valley News staff writer David Corriveau to interview!

To recommend folks, from any walk of life and line of work, for an interview about what they’re reading, contact him at dcorriveau@vnews.com or 603-727-3304.


CNN’s Jake Tapper just dropped knowledge about a Robert Frost poem

CNN journalist and Dartmouth grad Jake Tapper took to Twitter on Wednesday to offer some insight into The Road Not Taken, a poem by Robert Frost, who spent part of his life living in New Hampshire and also attended Dartmouth for a v short time.

The vast majority of replies to Tapper’s tweet seemed to indicate minds were blown by the anchor’s analysis.

Fourth annual suicide prevention walk scheduled for Dartmouth campus in May

Take a look at this flyer sent to us by Shannon Malloy, a research coordinator in psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the White River Junction VA Medical Center.

“This year our team is hosting our 4th annual American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Campus Walk at Dartmouth College on May 19,” Malloy said.

Out of the Darkness 5K Walk. Saturday, May 19. Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Register today at afsp.org/dartmouth.

Out of the Darkness 5K Walk. Saturday, May 19. Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Register today at afsp.org/dartmouth.

“If you are unfamiliar with AFSP, it is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide,” Malloy said. “The Out of the Darkness Walks are AFSP’s largest fundraiser; which produces millions for suicide prevention programs, unites those who have been affected by suicide, and creates communities that are smart about mental illness. These walks are held in hundreds of cities across the country to give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health.”

You can sign up until May 11.

Get paid to browse Pinterest while Dartmouth scientists monitor your brain in a Hanover laboratory

Maggie’s jackets board. Yup.

Not a joke. The study will almost definitely look something like this*:

*This part is pretty much a joke, though . . . although not totally . . . but definitely mostly. See below.

Via the Upper Valley listserve (with some light editing, and emphasis added on what is definitely the coolest part, by me):

From: Ken Leslie <ken@makeyourownfun.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:35:49 -0500

We are seeking paid participants for a Social Media Research Study on Online Consumption.

Participants must be Pinterest users in one of the following categories related to marital status:

  • First time engaged females.
  • First time engaged males.
  • Females in a committed relationship, but who are not engaged, not married and have never been married.
  • Females who are single, and not in a committed relationship or engaged and have never been married.

The study is being run at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.: day, evening, and weekend slots are available. The study will last one hour.

During this study, the participant must be willing to:

  1. complete some questionnaires,
  2. complete some online tasks on Pinterest,
  3. wear a sensor cap that records the participant’s brain waves,
  4. wear a small wristband to record physiological responses such as heart rate and skin conductance (sweat).

Participants will be compensated for their time.

Contact Kimberly.R.Clark@dartmouth.edu today to learn more and to book your one-hour time slot.