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This year, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences recognized 12 professors with awards for their academic work as scholar-teachers. The winners include professors whose fields span subjects ranging from music to history to mathematics. Each awardee was selected by the deans of their divisions, while history and Native American studies professor Colin Calloway received the Jerome Goldstein Award for Distinguished Teaching, an award given to one professor each spring by a vote by the graduating class.
The College may be on its way to developing biomaterials with the potential to improve human quality of life. Faculty at Dartmouth have joined the New Hampshire Center for Multiscale Modeling and Manufacturing of Biomaterials or N.H. Biomade, a statewide research effort recently awarded a $20 million five-year grant by the National Science Foundation.
On Sept. 18, Irvine, California based-nutraceutical company ChromaDex and the Trustees of Dartmouth College filed a patent infringement complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Elysium Health, another nutraceutical company and former customer of ChromaDex. The plaintiffs claim that Elysium is misrepresenting its products and using Dartmouth-ChromaDex intellectual property without proper compensation to its owners.
On Aug. 6, a former Dartmouth student filed a lawsuit against the College, alleging that he was wrongfully expelled last September following unfair disciplinary hearing procedures that breached the College’s contractual obligations to him and violated his Title IX rights. He is seeking the reversal of the College’s decision, reinstatement at the College, the expungement of his record and monetary compensation for financial and emotional damages. Prior to his expulsion, the student had expected to graduate in spring 2018.
At its annual fall meeting, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees authorized $400,000 for planning and feasibility studies to begin the process of renovating Dartmouth Hall and began considering alternate management options for the Hanover Country Club, which is currently owned and operated by the College. The three-day meeting, held from Sept. 13 to 15, was followed by a retreat to the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge.
Two Dartmouth studies recently established a link between fracking and the production of radioactive wastewater. Lead researcher and senior research scientist Josh Landis and his team found that the prevalent radioactive material in wastewater after hydraulic fracking comes from the interaction between slick water and black shale.
The Hovey Murals will move from the basement of the Class of 1953 Commons to an off-campus Hood Museum art storage facility. The decision follows the recommendation of a study group appointed in April after Native American at the College students sent a letter asking for something to be done about the murals.
A new study conducted by researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine analyzes data collected on the Safe Station program in Manchester, a novel opioid addiction resource gaining national acclaim.
From Elon Musk to Mark Zuckerberg, some chief executive officers have more control over their companies while others have less, but does it make a difference?
In 2006, Doug Fraser, senior research engineer and laboratory instructor at the Thayer School of Engineering, was inspired by an unlikely object — his 2001 Toyota Prius. At the time, Dartmouth participated in the Formula SAE competition, in which students race cars built with motorcycle engines. Fraser believed challenging students to create hybrid cars would be a better educational and multidisciplinary experience.
Five months into the public launch of the College’s $3 billion Call to Lead capital campaign, Dartmouth is witnessing fundraising progress that has set a new record in its campaign fundraising history.
Caroline Robertson joined the Dartmouth faculty in July as an assistant professor in the psychological and brain sciences department. Working as a postdoctoral student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Robertson was the lead author of a study which gained national attention as it found a link between the neurotransmitter GABA and autism. Robertson is serving as the principal investigator on the Dartmouth Autism Research Initiative, which seeks to understand the biomedical causes of autism and develop assistive care.
The Board of Trustees approved three projects in its fall meeting, including funds to proceed with the schematic design phase for the construction of a 350-bed dormitory at the intersection of Crosby and East Wheelock streets, across from Topliff Hall and next to the Alumni Gymnasium, where three tennis courts and House Center A, commonly known as “the Onion,” currently stand.
All incoming freshmen this year now have an opportunity to track their writing and composition progress throughout their four years at Dartmouth. DartWrite, a digital writing portfolio program for undergraduate students, was automatically offered to every member of the Class of 2022 upon the start of the academic year.
In the past, Dartmouth’s incoming freshman class has always been tasked with reading a text as their Shared Academic Experience, an annual orientation activity to encourage dialogue and reflection among first-year students. This year, however, the Class of 2022 was instead told to “read” a mural.
Combining matters of foreign policy with a message of citizen involvement, United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis delivered remarks to around 200 Dartmouth students, faculty and staff on Friday, speaking about his goals as Secretary of Defense and making a call to action that reaffirmed citizens’ role as the “connective tissue” between the military and “other parts of democracy” in the United States.
Dartmouth community members interested in energy will now have access to a new seminar series revolving around energy use in society.