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Smoking cessation during pregnancy associated with reduced risk of preterm birth

There is an important association between maternal cigarette smoking cessation during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth, according to a new Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Network Open.
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Study finds that quitting smoking during pregnancy lowers risk of preterm births

Dartmouth-led study of more than 25 million pregnant women reports on rates of smoking cessation at the start of and during pregnancy and also examines the association of quitting cigarette smoking and the risk of preterm birth.
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Voices in AI – Episode 85: A Conversation with Ilya Sutskever

[voices_in_ai_byline] About this Episode Episode 85 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Ilya Sutskever of Open AI talk about the future of general intelligence and the ramifications of building a computer smarter than us. Listen to this one-hour episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm and I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Ilya Sutskever. He is the co-founder and the chief scientist at ...
Tags: Google, Blog, Seo, Dartmouth, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Agi, Malcolm Gladwell, Byron, Carnegie Mellon, Dota, Ilya Sutskever, GPT, Byron Reese, Fourth Age, narrow AI


Full Circle: Ida Sargent Begins Her Next Chapter In the Northeast Kingdom

Ida Sargent of the U.S. Ski Team racing in Québec City at the 2019 World Cup finals. (Photo: John Lazenby/lazenbyphoto.com) As winter wanes and spring looms, many athletes choose to announce the bittersweet change of their own season of life, retirement from the sport to embark on a new pursuit. This March, after seven seasons on the U.S. Ski Team, 31-year-old Ida Sargent decided the time had come for something new. “I knew after Sochi that I wanted to go to one more Olympics,” Sargent told ...
Tags: South Korea, Usa, News, Sweden, Retirement, US, Sport, Skiing, Dartmouth, World Cup, Community, Norway, Anna, Sochi, Quebec, Vermont


Dartmouth researchers offer new insights into how maternal immunity impacts neonatal HSV

Findings from a Dartmouth-led study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, are offering new insights into neonatal herpes, its impact on developing nervous systems, and how newborns can be protected from the disease. In this innovative study, investigators were able to measure not only mortality but also neurological consequences of infection in mice who acquired the virus.
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The carbon offset market: Leveraging forest carbon's value in the Brazilian Amazon

As companies seek and are required to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, the world's carbon markets are expanding. A government-run program in the Amazon rainforest in northwestern Brazil transforms forest carbon value into public wealth by focusing on labor rather than land rights. In the Brazilian state of Acre, some of the revenue from carbon credits is distributed to rural laborers and family farmers without land rights. A Dartmouth study examines the benefits and risks associated with A...
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Goodly replaces lame office perks with student loan repayment

There are better employee perks than a ping-pong table. 70 percent of Americans graduate college with student loan debt. That’s 45 million people who owe $1.6 trillion. So when employers use Goodly to offer $100 per month in student loan payback for a $6 fee, talent sticks around. The startup found 86 percent of employees said they’d stay with a company for at least five years if their employer helped pay down their student loans. Yet employers break even if workers stay just two extra months, ...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Y Combinator, Enterprise, Finance, Boston, Funding, America, Tech, Dartmouth, Zenefits, Student Loans, Lgbtq


Marcelo Gleiser Wins Templeton Prize For Quest To Confront 'Mystery Of Who We Are'

The prestigious award comes with nearly $1.5 million in winnings. The physicist, who teaches at Dartmouth and has written for NPR, says he's driven by the "many questions we still have no clue about."(Image credit: Eli Burakian/Dartmouth College)
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Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world’s leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a foundation announced Tuesday. The John Templeton Foundation is awarding its 2019 prize to Marcelo Gleiser, who has written books on topics ranging from […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, Dartmouth, Hanover, Dartmouth College, N H AP, Marcelo Gleiser, John Templeton Foundation


PE-backed Preferred Systems Solutions hires CFO

Preferred Systems Solutions, which is backed by CM Equity Partners, has named Dan Muse as chief financial officer. Previously, Muse was a CFO for FCI Enterprises LLC and Sevatec. PRESS RELEASE MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS), a portfolio company of CM Equity Partners (CMEP), announced that it recently appointed Dan Muse as CFO. “Dan has an exceptional background that includes both executive financial leadership in a growth company model and investment banking,...
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Adolescents are more likely than adults to use fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes

As the FDA looks for more information on e-cigarettes and e-juice flavors, a new Dartmouth study shows that adolescents and young adults cite appealing flavors as a main reason for using e-cigarettes, that they are more likely to turn to fruit- and candy-flavored cigarettes than adult smokers trying to quit who more commonly prefer tobacco flavors, and that the younger population are likely to use multiple e-cigarette flavors at the same time.
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NCAA Championships in Stowe, Vermont: K.O. and Izquierdo-Bernier Take the Wins

On Friday, the third day of racing at the 2019 NCAA Skiing Championships featured another cross-country racing day with the women’s 15-kilometer mass start classic and the men’s 20 k mass start classic. After two days of racing and scores tallied from a single day of nordic racing on Wednesday and an alpine GS event on Thursday, Dartmouth was in the overall lead for the team championship . They had tallied 259 points to Utah’s 252.3 in second. Vermont sat in third overall with 245 points...
Tags: Utah, News, Colorado, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Dartmouth, Ncaa, Vermont, University of New Mexico, University of Alaska, Stowe, Stowe Vermont, Katherine Ogden, Collegiate, Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier


NCAA Championships in Stowe, Vermont: K.O. and Izquierdo-Bernier Take the Wins…Utah Leads the Team Overall

On Friday, the third day of racing at the 2019 NCAA Skiing Championships featured another cross-country racing day with the women’s 15-kilometer mass start classic and the men’s 20 k mass start classic. After two days of racing and scores tallied from a single day of nordic racing on Wednesday and an alpine GS event on Thursday, Dartmouth was in the overall lead for the team championship . They had tallied 259 points to Utah’s 252.3 in second. Vermont sat in third overall with 245 points...
Tags: Utah, News, Colorado, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Dartmouth, Ncaa, Vermont, University of New Mexico, University of Alaska, Stowe, Stowe Vermont, Utes, Katherine Ogden, Collegiate


Three imperatives for educators to get more women in tech

Melissa Kaufman Contributor Melissa Kaufman is the executive director of The Garage at Northwestern. She is a former Googler, startup veteran and entrepreneur. She is a committee member of ChicagoNEXT, a member of P33 and a venture partner at Chicago Ventures. Women in tech. In addition to turning up nearly two billion Google search results, those three words are music to the ears of every informed CEO or human resources manager across the U.S. And while most e...
Tags: Google, Column, Education, Tech, Diversity, Chicago, Dartmouth, Whitney Wolfe, Women In Tech, Gender Gap, Society of Women Engineers, Melissa Kaufman, Chicago Ventures Women, Lilia Kogan


NCAA Champs Day 1 Rundown from Stowe, Vermont

NCAA Skiing Championships Stowe, Vermont 10k/5k Freestyle In Stowe, Vermont the men raced a 10-kilometer interval start skate race on Wednesday to open the cross-country portion of the NCAA championships. Erik Olsvik Dengerud  from the University of Colorado won in a time of 24:25.5 minutes. Kornelius Groev from the University of New Mexico (UNM) placed second in 24:45.1, and Ian Torchia of Northern Michigan University was third in 24:45.4. Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier from UNM was fourt...
Tags: News, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Dartmouth, Ncaa, University Of Colorado, University of Utah, University of Denver, UNM, UVM, Stowe Vermont, Northern Michigan University, University of Vermont UVM, Ian Torchia, Katherine Ogden


NCAA Champs Rundown from Stowe, Vermont

NCAA Skiing Championships Stowe, Vermont 10k/5k Freestyle In Stowe, Vermont the men raced a 10-kilometer interval start skate race on Wednesday to open the cross-country portion of the NCAA championships. Erik Olsvik Dengerud  from the University of Colorado won in a time of 24:25.5 minutes. Kornelius Groev from the University of New Mexico (UNM) placed second in 24:45.1, and Ian Torchia of Northern Michigan University was third in 24:45.4. Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier from UNM was fourt...
Tags: News, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Dartmouth, Ncaa, University Of Colorado, University of Denver, UNM, UVM, Stowe Vermont, Northern Michigan University, University of Vermont UVM, Ian Torchia, Katherine Ogden, Collegiate


Scientists trained an AI to identify lung cancer, and now it’s as smart as a pathologist

As AI continues to permeate just about every aspect of our lives, we're now beginning to see some serious advances in the ability of computer systems to diagnose various diseases. One of the biggest areas of focus for scientists is in cancer diagnosis, and we've already seen machine learning algorithms capable of identifying cancers like breast cancer.Now, researchers from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center have announced their development of a deep neural network that can ident...
Tags: Science, Dartmouth, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Saeed Hassanpour


A new machine learning model can classify lung cancer slides at the pathologist level

Dartmouth researchers have developed a deep neural network to classify lung cancer subtypes on histopathology slides and found that it performed on par with three practicing pathologists. The study demonstrates that machine learning can achieve high performance on a challenging image classification task and has the potential to greatly assist pathologists in lung cancer classification.
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Sierra Canyon girls basketball defeats nemesis Windward in regional semifinals

Sierra Canyon’s Alexis Mark defends during CIF State Open Division regional semifinal against Windward High School on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Windward’s McKayla Williams battles for the ball against Angela Bacoulis and Vanessa De Jesus during CIF State Open Division regional semifinal against Sierra Canyon High School on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in se...
Tags: Sports, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Dartmouth, Nba, Osborne, High School Sports, Ucla, Mark, Paul Pierce, McDonald, Pierce, Chevalier, Dejesus


Brodeur carries Penn over Dartmouth 65-51

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — AJ Brodeur had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lift Penn to a 65-51 win over Dartmouth on Saturday night. Antonio Woods had 14 points and seven assists for Penn (17-11, 5-7 Ivy League). Devon Goodman added 13 points. Jackson Donahue had 10 points for the visitors. James Foye had 13 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Dartmouth, Penn, Hanover, N H AP, Brodeur, AJ Brodeur, Antonio Woods, Devon Goodman, James Foye, Jackson Donahue


Schwieger leads Princeton over Dartmouth 77-76 in OT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Ryan Schwieger had a career-high 26 points as Princeton narrowly beat Dartmouth 77-76 in overtime on Friday night. Schwieger hit all 11 of his free throws. Myles Stephens had 19 points and six rebounds for Princeton (16-8, 8-3 Ivy League), which earned its fourth consecutive victory. Jaelin Llewellyn added 17 points. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Dartmouth, Ivy League, Princeton, Hanover, N H AP, Schwieger, Myles Stephens, Ryan Schwieger, Jaelin Llewellyn


Mill Valley Makeover: A “Ship-in-a-Bottle” Approach to a Historic California House

Eli and Allison Cohen weren’t looking to move. But when the old shingled house on their jogging route came up for sale, they succumbed to its surroundings—redwood forests, views of Mount Tamalpais, just two blocks from downtown Mill Valley, CA—and its future promise. “The place itself was charming but in tough shape,” Eli tells us. “The interior had been chopped up over the years, the floors sloped, there were funky stairwells all over, and almost none of the rooms took in The View.” On the up s...
Tags: Books, California, La, Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Carrera, Signal, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Wolf, Michelle, Cohen, Parsons, Martinez, Mill Valley, Richardson


How Dr. Seuss and Read Across America day intersect

Success of Seuss Saturday, March 2, 2019 would have been the 115th birthday of Theodor Geisel also known as Dr. Seuss. By 2015, Dr. Seuss’ books had been translated into 17 languages and had sold 650 million copies in 95 countries. Above illustration by Kurt Snibbe, Staff Theodor Geisel was a student at Dartmouth in 1925. He was caught by the dean with gin during Prohibition. In order to continue working at the school’s humor magazine, he adopted a pen name that used his mother’s maiden name, ...
Tags: Books, Business, News, Uncategorized, California News, America, Events, Infographic, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Dartmouth, Nea, Springfield, Springfield Massachusetts


TWBTA completes 62,400 s/f renovation of Hood Museum of Art

Hanover, NH The newly renovated and expanded Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth has opened to the public, following two years of construction. Designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA), the expanded museum ties together the college’s academi...
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An insider’s peek at TC Sessions: Robotics & AI

We are not quite ready to announce the agenda for TechCunch’s April 18 robotics and AI show at UC Berkeley, but anyone who has been watching the speaker announcements is bound to be just a bit excited. Here’s a quick sneak peek at the soon-to-be-announced agenda. Robotics & AI investor panel For founders eager to know what’s on investors’ minds, there is an all-star robotics and AI investor panel that includes Peter Barrett from Playground Global, Helen Liang from FoundersX Ventures, Andy W...
Tags: Startups, TC, Softbank, Events, Artificial Intelligence, Dartmouth, Sri, Robotics, Uc-berkeley, Cto, Affectiva, Wise, Matt Willis, Hany Farid, Rana el Kaliouby, Fetch Robotics


Anderson scores 21 to carry Brown past Dartmouth 68-65

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brandon Anderson scored a season-high 21 points that included seven free throws in the final minute to help Brown hold off Dartmouth 68-65 on Saturday. James Foye hit a 3-pointer to pull Dartmouth to 60-59 with 1:14 remaining. Anderson scored five of Brown’s next six points at the line and the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Dartmouth, Anderson, Providence, Brown, Brandon Anderson, James Foye


Copeland scores 23 to carry Yale past Dartmouth 77-59

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Alex Copeland had a season-high 23 points as Yale defeated Dartmouth 77-59 on Friday night. Copeland shot 11 for 12 from the field. Azar Swain had 16 points for Yale (18-4, 8-1 Ivy League), which earned its sixth consecutive win. Miye Oni added 10 points and nine rebounds. Jordan Bruner […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Yale, Dartmouth, Ivy League, Copeland, New Haven Conn, Miye Oni, Jordan Bruner, Azar Swain, Alex Copeland


NEA recruits Jaffe as healthcare venture adviser

New Enterprise Associates Inc has appointed Dr. Ross A. Jaffe as a venture adviser on the firm’s healthcare investment team. He is a co-founder of Versant Ventures and a former general partner at Brentwood Venture Capital. PRESS RELEASE MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), a leading global venture capital firm, today announced the appointment of Ross A. Jaffe, MD as a Venture Advisor on the firm’s healthcare investment team. Dr. Jaffe will work ...
Tags: US, Trends, People, Dartmouth, Fda, Johns Hopkins, Medtech, Nea, Healthtech, Calif, Menlo Park, NVCA, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Jaffe, Versant Ventures, New Enterprise Associates Inc


Aririguzoh leads Princeton over Dartmouth 69-68

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Richmond Aririguzoh registered 18 points and three blocks as Princeton narrowly defeated Dartmouth 69-68 on Saturday night. Myles Stephens had 17 points and eight rebounds for Princeton (13-8, 5-3 Ivy League). Jaelin Llewellyn added 14 points. Devin Cannady had 10 points for the hosts. Brendan Barry had 26 points for the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Dartmouth, Princeton, Brendan Barry, Myles Stephens, Devin Cannady, Richmond Aririguzoh, Aririguzoh, Ivy League Jaelin Llewellyn


Brodeur scores 36 to lead Penn past Dartmouth 82-79 in OT

AJ Brodeur posts 36 points plus 11 rebounds as Penn narrowly defeats Dartmouth 82-79 in overtime            [Author: AP]
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