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Former interim dean of the Geisel School of Medicine Duane Compton was announced as the next dean of the medical school, effective immediately, in a campus-wide email sent Wednesday by College President Phil Hanlon and Provost Carolyn Dever. Compton will serve a four-year term.
Alice Ruth ’83, former chief investment officer of Willett Advisors, was appointed as the College’s chief investment officer on March 13. She succeeds Pamela Peedin ’89 Tu’98, who served as chief investment officer for over six years, and will begin work in April.
When N. Bruce Duthu ’80 arrived at Dartmouth in 1976 to begin his undergraduate education, he wanted to be a priest. After realizing that his main interest was social justice, he decided to study and practice law. Only after working as an attorney in New Orleans for three years did Duthu start to consider academia.
Out of a pool of 20,034 applications, 2,092 students were offered admission to the Class of 2021 last week. The acceptance rate was 10.4 percent, the lowest since 2013.
Students from local schools with an interest in science read weather maps, planted seedlings and examined sheep brain specimens at the fifth annual Science Day held this past Saturday, April 1 at various labs on campus.
With students starting to think about their career paths for this coming summer and the terms to follow, the Center for Professional Development will host its first spring employer connections fair today from noon to 4 p.m. at the Hopkins Center for the arts. Although the event occurs every fall, this is the first time the CPD will also host the fair in the spring. The event will feature 44 companies and organizations offering both entry-level job and internship opportunities. A wide variety of companies are represented at the fair, including consulting firm Oliver Wyman, software developer Black Duck, finance company Goldman Sachs and non-for-profit organization Teach for America.
Last term, Dartmouth student group Growing Change raised $4,350 in conjunction with the Upper Valley community service organization Willing Hands during its termly donation drive. During lunch and dinner hours on March 1, students could donate meal swipes and DBA to contribute towards the drive and assist Upper Valley residents in need. Growing Change will be holding another drive toward the end of the spring term.
Update Appended (June 8, 2017):
The College saw its lowest acceptance rate since 2013 at 10.4 percent, but it received fewer applications than in previous years.
UPDATE: April 7, 2017
On March 17, 67 Geisel School of Medicine students celebrated Match Day and found out where they will spend the next three to seven years completing their medical residency training. According to Geisel’s interim senior associate dean for medical education Greg Ogrinc, primary care was the most popular specialty choice among Geisel students for the second year in a row, with 29 choosing residencies in family medicine, internal medicine or pediatrics. After primary care, the next most popular specialties were general surgery, anesthesiology and psychiatry, and California, Massachusetts and New York were the most popular destinations. In 2016, 81 graduating students matched, with 41 students going into primary care and the most popular locations being California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York.
The College offered admission to 2,092 students for the Class of 2021 on Thursday. The College received 20,034 applications and the acceptance rate was 10.4 percent, the lowest rate of admissions at the College since 2013.
This past January, history professor Edward Miller and former Secretary of State John Kerry met in Hanoi, Vietnam to track the site of a 1969 Viet Cong ambush. Kerry, a Vietnam War veteran, was determined to visit the site of the ambush, during which he killed a Viet Cong soldier targeting Kerry-led U.S. Swift boats. Miller, a Vietnam War historian, provided Kerry with reproductions of 1960s U.S. Geological Survey maps of Hanoi and helped Kerry retrace the site of the ambush.
Two years from now, history professor Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch will be hundreds of miles from Hanover in Chicago, Illinois, working on her research on Ghana’s transnational alliances formed in the 1950s and 1960s at Northwestern University. Sackeyfio-Lenoch recently won the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars, which grants her about $95,000 and a year-long residency in 2018-2019 as she completes her next book project, entitled “Global Ghana, Itinerant Citizens and the Making of a New Nation.”
The Geisel School of Medicine improved its ranking in the recently released 2018 U.S. News and World Report list of the “Best Medical Schools.” The rankings, which were released on March 14, placed Geisel as 27th in primary care and 35th in research, an increase from last year’s rankings of 45th and 40th, respectively.
As a child, Keira Byno ’19 always had an eye for finding shark teeth on the beach. However, she had not expected to find a two million-year-old fossil while excavating in the Malapa Fossil Site within the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa.
When products in the United States are given a numeric rating, most ranking systems use a “bigger-is-better” method in which a higher score reflects better quality. According to a new report co-authored by Ellie Kyung, a professor of business administration at the Tuck School of Business, when this method is used, scores are likely to affect U.S. consumer buying patterns because bigger-is-better rating systems are the cultural norm. Yet if a product is rated by a “smaller-is-better” structure, consumers are less likely to perceive changes in scores.
Using objects such as yellow wooden pencils and Shrinky Dinks, a child’s plastic toy that shrinks in size after being baked in an oven, chemistry professor Katherine Mirica and her team are developing a unique approach to build a portable and efficient electronic “nose,” a device to help detect toxic gases and environmental pollutants in the air and human bodies.
Former New Jersey congressman Frank Guarini ’46 has pledged to donate $10 million to create foreign study opportunities in developing countries and underrepresented regions as well as expand “course-embedded” programs, the College announced on March 8. Course-embedded programs are academic courses taken on campus that involve an off-campus trip, typically after the course is completed.