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Faculty, alumnus elected to prestigious national academies

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 05/03/07
Rebecca Bailey • (603) 646-3661

Two faculty members and an alumnus have been elected to prestigious national academies that recognize leaders in a variety of fields.

  • Kenneth R. French, the Carl E. and Catherine M. Heidt Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. An expert in finance, French is best known for co-creating the Fama-French Three Factor Model. He is the 2007 president of the American Finance Association, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an advisory editor of the Journal of Financial Economics. Full release.
  • Victor Ambros, Dartmouth Medical School professor of genetics, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of his "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research." Ambros discovered a tiny new RNA molecule, surprising in its ultra small size and unconventional activity. Today these microRNAs are recognized to be an abundant and varied class that play critical roles in the regulatory circuitry of the genome. Ambros is also one of 54 new Fellows elected to the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). Full release.
  • Stephen W. Pacala, Frederick D. Petrie Professor, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, Princeton University, was elected to the NAS. A 1978 Dartmouth graduate, Pacala is the director of the Princeton Environmental Institute and co-director of Princeton's Carbon Mitigation Initiative, and has emerged as a point person on global climate change and its biological regulation.

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