a) What makes the Arthur L. Irving Institute of Energy and Society unique?
The Arthur L. Irving Institute of Energy and Society is grounded in the belief that energy and society are linked and should be studied in tandem, motivating teaching and learning in the arts and sciences, business, and engineering. To the Irving Institute, "society" includes all dimensions of the human enterprise: business and economic; political, legal, and regulatory; cultural, artistic, and ethical; behavioral and technological; and beyond. Undergraduate and graduate students will be full partners in the work of the Institute, continuing Dartmouth's rich history of student-faculty collaboration. Drawing on Dartmouth's strong undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, renowned professional schools, and a tradition of interdisciplinary teaching and learning, the Institute will be distinguished from other centers devoted to the study of energy. At a time when climate change is proceeding even more rapidly than previously predicted, the Institute will bring together researchers, educators, practitioners and students now working in divergent arenas and in different locations, pooling talents to address issues of worldwide importance.