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  • There’s no denying that Valentine’s Day can be complicated. But not to worry: Dartmouth Now has canvassed faculty from across the divisions—a sociologist, a biologist, and an art historian—to find interdisciplinary answers to the age-old questions of dating, romance, and, of course, the mating habits of reptiles.

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  • Piles of research link foreclosure to depression, increased emergency room visits and even suicide among people who have lost their homes or are close to it. But just as foreclosures can contribute to health problems, new research shows that health problems can contribute to foreclosure, as well.

    Middle-aged adults with chronic conditions that got worse as they grew older are nearly twice as likely to default on their mortgages and 2.6 times as likely to lapse into foreclosure than...

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  • People who develop a debilitating or chronic illness could be at least twice as likely to default on their homes or risk foreclosure, a recent U.S. study suggests.

    Most research on links between financial troubles and illness has focused on poverty or declining income as a cause of poor health, rather than the other way around, the study team notes.

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  • New from Bloomsbury Press (April 2015 USA)

    "The World of States"

    by John L. Campbell & John A. Hall
     

    Globalization has affected the way that the state is seen by the public and academics. Some say that the state has lost it powers, outflanked from above by economic change and from below by the rise of regional and nationalist movements. More common is the view that states have detrimental effects on the development of economies and societies....

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  • Since 2010, Credit Suisse has sponsored an annual survey offering insight into the values and aspirations of young people in Switzerland, Brazil, Singapore and the United States. Assistant Professor Janice McCabe shares her take on Credit Suisse’s Youth Barometer 2014 survey results in the US in an interview with Alice Bordoloi:

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  • Neukom Fellows are interdisciplinary positions for recent Ph.D.s, DMAs, or MFAs whose research interests or practice cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, but has some computational component, whether it be a framing concept for intellectual exploration or an explicit component of the work that is pursued.  Please read here for more detailed information about this program.

  • According to new research by Assistant Professor Jason Houle, more than a third of today’s young Americans (age 24 to 28) have more debt than assets, reports The Wall Street Journal. “That’s roughly double the proportion of their peers in the late 1980s and mid-1970s,” notes the newspaper.

    Houle examined how the type of debt carried by young Americans has changed since the 1970s. Houle, as assistant professor of...

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  • PI Denise Anthony, along with Co-PIs Apu Kapadia and David Crandall at Indiana University, has received a four-year $1.2M collaborative NSF award to study privacy in the context of wearable cameras. The ubiquity of cameras, both traditional and wearable, will soon create a new era of visual sensing applications, raising significant implications for individuals and society, both beneficial and hazardous. This research couples a sociological understanding of privacy with an investigation of...

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  • Severina Ostrovsky '07

    Post Dartmouth, I began working for a small brand-strategy consulting firm, but quickly realized it was not for me. Shortly thereafter, about a year later, I took my passion for learning about individuals' interactions and funneled it into the field of private intelligence.  It has been 6.5 years now that I've concentrated on this field and two jobs later, I still love it.  I perform intelligence-gathering research to assist both Government agencies and major...

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  • The Sociology Department at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time appointment at the tenure-track or tenured levels beginning Fall 2015, at the Assistant or Associate level.  For this position, we seek sociologists with expertise in inequality.  Special consideration will be given to candidates who build upon existing strengths in the department, which include medical sociology, social psychology, and political/economic sociology.  The successful applicant will be expected...

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