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Peter DeShazo ’69 is a visiting professor in the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Department. DeShazo began his career serving in the United States Foreign Service, working primarily in South America. After nearly 30 years of service, DeShazo transitioned to academia, serving as the director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’s Americas Program in Washington, D.C. from 2004 to 2010. He then taught at both Harvard University and Boston University while working in Cambridge, Massachusetts at a nonprofit. His research focuses on Latin American history, government and U.S. diplomacy.
A forum hosted on Wednesday at the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship showcased opportunities for New Hampshire’s expanding entrepreneurial network to a small crowd of about 25 Dartmouth students and members of the public. The event, entitled “NH Entrepreneurship: Best Practices for Starting or Expanding Your Business in NH,” was organized in concert with the New Hampshire High Tech Council, a statewide business organization promoting technological innovation.
How does Dartmouth spend nearly $133,000 on each student? On Oct. 2, Dartmouth students had the opportunity to learn how at a presentation titled “Inside Dartmouth’s Budget.”
Amidst the fervor of the #MeToo movement and the recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, New Hampshire state senator Martha Hennessey ’76 has spoken out about her personal experience with gender-based violence at the College in 1976.
On Monday, the College’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science hosted an inaugural award ceremony and panel discussion for the recipients of the 2018 Neukom Literary Arts Award in Speculative Fiction. The event was attended by nearly sixty students, faculty and community members.
On Tuesday, the College sought approval from the Hanover planning board to move forward with the Thayer School of Engineering’s $200 million donor-funded expansion. Following the hearing, the project will undergo a site review, which is currently scheduled for Oct. 10.
The College has announced changes to the annual Homecoming bonfire, meant to assuage the town of Hanover’s concerns about safety and secure an outdoor activities permit for the event. Hanover announced in May that it would not grant a permit unless the College improved the event’s safety.
Arthritis in older adults may be linked to higher incidence of depression in these individuals. A recent study by a team of researchers from Cornell University, Dartmouth and the University of Michigan found a significant association between arthritis and varying degrees of depression in older adults.
Materials at the Rauner Special Collections Library will now have a permanent home in the cloud. The Dartmouth College Library recently announced that it will be using Preservica, a cloud-based preservation system, to protect and store digital materials currently housed in Rauner.
“We are all playing catch-up with the tobacco industry — the regulators, general public, other policy makers and media,” director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products Mitchell Zeller ’79 said in his Sept. 28 talk on tobacco in today’s America. “These are extremely smart people, and they have a 75- to 100-year head start on regulation.”
In a few months’ time, Hanover will be left without a place to buy newly released books. The Dartmouth Bookstore — Hanover’s Barnes and Noble — will close at the end of the calendar year, following a decision not to renew its lease, according to owner Jay Campion.
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.