News & Events

  • The Graduate Community Award is presented annually to the graduate student who best exemplifies a deep commitment to serving the Dartmouth community. The 2017 recipient is Evelyn Zablah, a student in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program, globalization studies track. Her research is focused on non-profits and her thesis is based on the work done by the renowned organization Doctors Without Borders, in an effort to promote social awareness, and the need for humanity to reflect...

  • Writing about standout college applications, former Dartmouth admissions officer Rebecca Sabky, MALS ’05, recalls a student who included a letter from his school custodian, demonstrating the “always irresistible” quality of kindness. Read the full article here.

  • San Francisco State University has received a $5 million gift from alumna and Iranian-American philanthropist Neda Nobari to establish the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies (CIDS).

    Nobari emigrated from Iran to the United States in 1978 at the age of 15. She graduated from SF State in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in computer science and earned a master's degree in liberal studies from Dartmouth College in 2015. Her graduate research at Dartmouth focused on the intersection of...

  • Submissions for the next issue are due by Friday, March 31. We are looking for anything you’ve produced during your time in MALS, or since graduating from the program (unless you are a budding photographer or artist—then please do share your artwork outside the program!)

    • Creative writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, oral history)
    • Critical essays (interdisciplinary)
    • Photography
    • Illustrations


    • Submit...
  • Katie Moritz, MALS '13 has been featured on Vermont Public Radio with a segment titled, "Moritz: Individual Acts of Democracy" regarding the use of photo-sharing social media in connection with this year's election.

    Listen to the segment and read more here.

  • Senior lecturer Julia Rabig talks with WNYC about her book, The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990, and how the residents and neighbors of Newark worked together to fight the city’s decline.


  • "How the area around the Dead Sea is succumbing to the implacable forces of Nature." The Times Literary Supplement features MALS associate professor, Barbara Kreiger's The Dead Sea and the Jordan River.

    View the full article on the The Times Literary Supplement site.

  • Bill Phillips '71 will be teaching MALS 226: Screenwriting during winter term 2017.

    Read the full article on Dartmouth News

    No one is more surprised than Bill Phillips ’71 that Christine, the 1983 “killer car...

  • Educator, speaker, and award-winning activist, Robyn Ochs visited Dartmouth on Thursday, September 29 for a discussion of a wide range of gender identity and diversity issues.

    Ochs met with the students of Regine Rosenthal's MALS 277: Coloring Gender course.

    You can read about the event here.

  • It’s time to start thinking about submitting your best work for consideration in the fall/winter issue of Clamantis: The MALS Journal

    Submissions are due by Monday, October 10. We are looking for anything current students have produced during their time in MALS, or from alumni since graduating from the program (unless you are a budding photographer or artist—then please do share your artwork outside...