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March 30-31: First Annual Research Celebration

Posted 03/26/01

Dartmouth will offer two days of presentations about research projects currently under way at the College - a panorama covering a range of disciplines - during the institution's First Annual Research Celebration, to be held March 30-31, the first weekend of spring term.

Hosted by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Grants and Contracts, the event will showcase the extent of research activity at Dartmouth while simultaneously demonstrating connections between research and liberal arts teaching.

All presentations will be free and open to both the Dartmouth community and the public, although a Friday night gala is open to the members of the Dartmouth community only.

For latest information information about the event telephone 646-2741. The current schedule of events is:


--Seminars and Symposia by faculty members, held simultaneously in various locations across campus, 3-6 p.m.:

- "Goethe's Colored Shadows." Roy Sorensen, Professor of Philosophy. 103 Thornton Hall, 3-5 p.m.

- "Truth, Lies, and the Nobel Prize: Rigoberta Mench, David Stoll, and Memories of War in Guatemala." John Watanabe, Associate Professor of Anthropology. 317 Silsby Hall, 4-6 p.m. Watanabe analyzes the furor in both the academy and the media generated by anthropologist David Stoll's critique of Rigoberta Menchu's famous book recounting her coming to revolutionary consciousness as a Maya Indian woman of Guatemala.

- Presentation about the work of Dartmouth's Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS). 202 Moore Hall, 4-6 p.m. Researchers will demonstrate projects of the Institute for Security Technology Studies that combat the efforts of computer hackers and provide tools to aid in emergency responses to chemical or biological threats. They will also unveil a new web site on cyberterrorism.

--"The Political Ecology of Floodplain Restoration in the Lower Zambesi Valley, Mozambique." Christopher Sneddon, Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies. 021 Fairchild, 4-6 p.m.

Other presentations may also be scheduled as part of this segment of the Research Celebration. Any additional presentations will be listed on the web site noted above.

--Gala Celebration, 6 - 10 p.m., Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center. Open only to Dartmouth students, faculty and staff. Refreshments, live music and dancing, featuring the musical groups Trio (jazz) and Manteca (Latin jazz) under the direction of Don Glasgo.


--Keynote Presentations, Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Provost Susan Prager will welcome and introduce the speakers. Presentations scheduled are:

- "Market Response to Major Change in Marketing Policy: Learning from a Natural Experiment." Kusum L. Ailawadi, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business.

- "Cosmology and Conceptual Schemes: The Root Metaphors of Early Chinese Philosophical Thought." Sarah Allan, Burlington Northern Foundation Professor of Asian Studies.

- "A Revolution in Cosmology." Robert R. Caldwell, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

- "Empire of Reason: The Making of Learned Women in Nineteeth-Century America." Mary Kelley, the Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of History, Department of History.

- "Curing Autoimmunity?" Randolph Noelle, Professor of Microbiology, Dartmouth Medical School.

- "Model Compensation During Image-Guided Neurosurgergy." Keith D. Paulsen, Professor of Engineering, Department of Engineering.

Tours of selected laboratories, workshops and studios, 1 to 4 p.m.

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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