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The Montgomery Endowment
Office of the Provost
6004 Parkhurst Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, N.H. 03655
(603) 646-4062

The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment at Dartmouth College

Established in 1977 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Montgomery (Dartmouth Class of '25), the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment was created "to provide for the advancement of the academic realm of the College in ways that will significantly add to the quality and character thereof, making possible major new dimensions for, as well as extraordinary enrichment to, the educational experience offered primarily to undergraduate students within the Dartmouth community."


Christianne Hardy Wohlforth                         Ellen Henderson
Director, Montgomery Fellows Program            Program Assistant

603-646-8219                                             603-646-4062

Spotlight- Current Montgomery Fellow

2014 Fall

Emmet Gowin

October 5-18, 2014

Emmet Gowin

Photo by Edith Gowin


Public Event: A Life in Photography

Date: Tuesday,October 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hood Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Emmet Gowin

Emmet Gowin is an American photographer who first came to prominence in the 1960s for his series of intimate portraits of his wife and extended family. Over the course of a long and prolific career, his work has explored intimacy all the while playing with scale, distance and subject. He has made ariel photographs of the landscape dramatically marked by natural and man-made phenomenon, and worked in places as diverse as the Czech Republic, Mexico, the Middle East, Japan and the United States. Recently, he has made a study of insects, photographing intimate portraits of species both known and novel. He attended the Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) and earned an MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. In 1973 he began teaching at Princeton University where over the next 25 years he influenced many emerging artists, and drew an equal amount of inspiration from them. Gowin is the recipient of Guggenheim, National Endowment of the Arts and Pew Fellowships, and his work over four decades has been included in exhibitions in the US and abroad. His photographs are part of the permanent collections of museums world wide, including the Art Institute of Chicago; the Cleveland Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, the Masion Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tokyo Museum of Art the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; and the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth.


Sir Malcolm Grant

October 21-24, 2014

 Sir Malcom

 Sir Malcolm Grant


Public Event:The impossible challenge? – Providing high quality healthcare for entire populations
Date: Tuesday,October 21, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Location: Oopik 1978 Auditorium (Room 100) Life Science Building
Free and open to the public


Sir Malcolm Grant

Sir Malcolm Grant was born and educated in New Zealand, graduating in law from Otago University. He came to the UK as a lecturer at the University of Southampton, then became Professor of Law at University College London (UCL). He was appointed in 1991 as Professor and Head of Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Clare College. His academic interests were in planning law, environmental law and property law. He was the author of several books and articles, and for 22 years was the editor of the 8-volume Encyclopaedia of Planning Law and Practice, of which he remains still the Consultant Editor. In recognition of his academic work he was elected an Honorary Member of both the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and was appointed CBE for his services to planning and local government. He is a barrister by profession, and a member of the Bench of Middle Temple.
He was subsequently appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, and then returned to UCL as its President and Provost in 2003. He completed a 10-year term of office in 2013. During that period UCL emerged as one of the world's leading research-intensive universities, regularly ranked amongst the top 20 in the world, and for each of the last 3 years has held 4th place in the QS World University Rankings. He was knighted in 2013 for his services to higher education.
He has also had an extensive career in public service. He was for 6 years the Chairman of the Local Government Commission for England, and for 5 years the Chairman of the UK Government's Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission. He has chaired the Russell Group of the leading UK research universities and was for 4 years a member of the Board of Directors of the League of European Research universities. He is a Prime Ministerial appointee as a British Business Ambassador. He is a Board Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong, and the International Council on Global Competitiveness of Russian Universities, of the Russian Federation, and is President of the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA). He is a Trustee of Somerset House.
Sir Malcolm was appointed in 2011 as the inaugural Chairman of NHS England, a new independent body established by Parliament to manage the National Health Service in England. NHS England commissions healthcare for a population of 55 million people, and holds an annual budget approaching £100 billion, with responsibility to deliver significant long-term improvements in health outcomes and the quality of healthcare in England.
Sir Malcolm is married, with three children and two grandchildren, and has great interests in classical music, especially opera, and in the management of woodlands. He holds both United Kingdom and New Zealand nationality.




Last Updated: 10/3/14