Whether you’ll be on campus for Homecoming or not, now you can join us for one of the most anticipated Back to Class Lectures in recent memory: Dartmouth’s Countdown to Election 2016.
On Saturday, October 29 at 10 a.m. EDT, we’ll livestream this event so anyone can watch it, anywhere. Or you can connect via http://alumni.dartmouth.edu/content/back-class-lecture-countdown-election-2016. Featuring four renowned faculty members, this Homecoming event is not to be missed—no matter who you intend to vote for in November.
Moderator Dean Lacy, professor and chair of the department of government and director of the program in politics and law, will be joined by colleagues Daniel Benjamin, Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding; Deborah Brooks, associate professor of government; and Brendan Nyhan, professor of government, to share their expertise on what has been one of the most unpredictable presidential campaign cycles in our nation’s history. The panel will discuss how we got here, what might happen on November 8, and where the outcome of this race could lead the United States in the future.
"Dead Simple Human-Powered Airplane" is the brainchild of Alec Proudfoot. This impressive project was years in the making before first flying this past December. The team has recently moved operations from Half Moon Bay to Mountain View. Flights are very early in the morning, so wind is not a problem.
Watch this space for more details. Better yet, register for the event (no cost, no obligation to come), and we'll send an email when there are more details and specific instructions.
Wine Pairings for Your Fall Holiday Table - What’s a host to do????
Everyone’s least favorite holiday decision: which wine(s) should I use to go with that luscious and lovely holiday meal? A bubbly? A red? Which red? A white? Which one? What works with my appetizers, that delicious, seasoned turkey and dressing, that slightly tart cranberry sauce, and all those veggies and other goodies on my table? Do I have to resort to one of everything? Help!
Well, Half Moon Bay Wine and Cheese - a Dartmouth alumni-owned, awesome wine shop - and the DAASV are coming to your rescue! They are hosting you and your fellow alumni for a holiday wine, cheese and food pairing class that you’ll thank them for forevermore! You will be guided through perfect pairings, sampling both the wines and the foods and flavors for the fall holiday table!
Each wine they select will be chosen to fit with specific ingredients - but also to carry you through the entire meal! Any one of these selections will do the entire job on its own - or can be set up as a flight for your and your guests’ special preferences! They’ve got you covered! Going to a holiday potluck? They’ve got you covered there as well!
So - end holiday fretting forever! No need to write to Eric Asimov at the New York Times wine column - or even to fire up Google! You’ll come away with an advanced degree in fall holiday pairing prep!
Join us at Half Moon Bay Wine and Cheese for the fun - and the salvation! Oh, and by the way, staff at HMB Wine and Cheese will give all participants a 15% discount on any purchases of wines, cheeses, holiday treats and more, as a special way of saying “thank you” for the holiday!
A New Take on DAASV’s Friday Afternoon Happy Hour: Wine Time!
Mixing after-work “wine time” with art!
Please join us for a Friday Happy Hour in Palo Alto. It is a great opportunity to get to know or catch up with your fellow Silicon Valley Dartmouth Alums. But this Happy Hour comes with a difference: It’s “Wine Time - with Art!”
The famous Pace Gallery in Palo Alto has offered to host Dartmouth Alumni for wine and cheese in their Hamilton Avenue gallery - while one of their curators gives us a tour of some pretty spectacular and massive sculptural pieces by the famous and ground-breaking New York artist, Louise Nevelson.
Nevelson took up a fair amount of space - literally and figuratively - in the New York art scene in the 1960s and early ’70s. She was one of the most prominent artists of her generation, and with a truly iconic personality, was a force to be reckoned with! She was known for her imperious personality and a love for false eyelashes, large hats, heavy jewelry, and chinchilla capes!
But she was also known for taking the concept of a collage of “found pieces” to a whole new level. Her work started with smaller pieces, but quickly evolved into truly sculptural work - enormous collages of wood and metal, painted in the most uniform black or white you have ever seen! She took that concept many steps further, creating large sculptures still on display in New York and elsewhere.
Pace has brought to Palo Alto a collection of both her smaller collages and the large 3-dimensional pieces for which she is universally known. And Pace is generously offering to host us for some wine, cheese, and …. art!
Come join your fellow Dartmouth Alums - and be prepared to be entertained!
Volunteer Planting Program with Cal State Parks Foundation
Join fellow Dartmouth alums in assisting CSPF’s Park Champions Program, which was created in response to budget cuts facing California State Parks. This event is part of an ongoing habitat rehabilitation project at Half Moon Bay State Beach and will focus on planting native plants. Kids ages 10+ welcome with a legal guardian. Sorry, no pets allowed.
Program manager, Phoebe Oelheim, requests everyone sign up online at http://www.calparks.org/help/volunteer.html so Cal Parks Foundation can get an accurate headcount. This will enable you to independently cancel if you can no longer attend.
Volunteers should wear closed toes shoes and layered clothing, and bring a water bottle. If you have work gloves, bring those too. The plants are natives that volunteers have grown at the Half Moon Bay nursery.
The Half Moon Bay State Beach Visitor Center is open on Saturdays. Admission is free. The Visitor Center is completely accessible.