Skip to main content

This website is no longer being updated. Visit Dartmouth Now for all news published after June 7, 2010.


Dartmouth News
>  News Releases >   2006 >   May

Global Health Symposium headlines Dartmouth Alumni College offerings this summer

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 05/08/06 • Susan Knapp (603) 646-3661

Global health, memoir writing, and language immersion will all be explored at the 43rd annual Alumni College, August 2-6, at Dartmouth College.

Alumni College is open to the public; a Dartmouth affiliation is not required. In classrooms on campus, you'll join professional experts from around the Dartmouth community in three noncredit, highly interactive courses.

Situation Critical: A Symposium on Global and Local Health
A pandemic is often defined as a global event, but in fact it's a local crisis worldwide. Unlike after a hurricane, when help moves from unaffected areas to the disaster site, a pandemic requires that every community rely on its own planning and resources. From this perspective, experts will discuss what the major threats are, how health care will change in the future, the impact on the environment, and other topics. Coordinated by Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, director of Dartmouth's John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and Stephen Spielberg, MD, PhD, dean of Dartmouth Medical School, the symposium will gather professionals in the Dartmouth community in the fields of medicine, environmental science, engineering, business, and the media.
Dates: August 3-5. Cost: $350.

Writing Memoirs: Remembrance of Things Past
A long-standing favorite among Alumni College participants, this workshop is led by Joe Medlicott '50, a retired professor of English who taught at the University of Connecticut. Enrollment is limited to 12 students, who will complete written assignments and participate in daily group seminars, one-to-one meetings with Medlicott, and impromptu evening gatherings. A number of participants of this workshop have gone on to publish autobiographical work.
Dates: August 2-6. Cost: $575.

Language Immersion with the Rassias Method
Planning a trip to Japan, China, France, Italy, or Spain? Speak the language. The acclaimed Rassias Method of spoken-language acquisition, developed in the 1960s by Professor John Rassias of Dartmouth College, uses morning instruction, afternoon reinforcement sessions, and evening cultural events to teach participants practical vocabulary and syntactic control. C'est magnifique! Enrollment in this perennially popular, intensive course is limited to 15 students.
Dates: August 2-5. Cost: $575.

Register online or obtain more information about Alumni College by calling Christopher Coleman at (603) 646-2454. Alumni College is sponsored by Continuing Education and Travel in the Dartmouth Office of Alumni Relations.

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.

Recent Headlines from Dartmouth News: