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KUDOS: Recognition for the Dartmouth faculty, staff and students

Published February 9, 2004


Richard Howarth, Professor of Environmental Studies, is one of three Dartmouth faculty members listed in the fourth edition of Who's Who in Economics, a guide to more than 700 scholars, chosen because their work has been most widely cited by colleagues. Howarth, whose interests focus on the economics of climate change, energy use, and ecological conservation, has written a book and more than 40 articles in the field of environmental economics. His recent work concentrates on the economics of environmental taxes and on the role of intergenerational fairness in the analysis of climate change policy.


Lori Alvord, Assistant Professor of Surgery and of Psychiatry and Dean of Students and Minority Affairs, received a Federal Appreciation Award at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt., in December. Alvord '79 was acknowledged as the first Navajo woman surgeon, receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Thomas J. Hogan, Director of the VA Management Support Office. Alvord, whose teaching focus is the study of Navajo ceremonies and Navajo philosophies of healing, examines surgical outcomes in Native American populations. Alvord received the accolades at a special awards event in her honor.

Megan Jenkins DMS '04 was honored as the first Mosenthal Fellow in Anatomy by the Department of Anatomy in January. As such, Jenkins will act as teaching assistant in the department. Jenkins's fellowship celebrates William T. Mosenthal, former Professor of Anatomy and Surgery who in 1955 established the first intensive care unit in the United States (at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center). In the spirit of such trail-blazing, the Mosenthal Fellow is encouraged to carry out a series of independent projects in the field of anatomical research.

Stanley J. Weinberger DMS '05, has been named the Rolf C. Syvertsen Fellow for the 2003-04 academic year. The fellowship is awarded by two groups of voters consisting of former Syvertsen Fellows and those DMS faculty members who were colleagues or students of Syvertsen during his DMS deanship (1945-60). Weinberger, currently enrolled in the Center for Evaluative and Clinical Sciences, is studying policy repercussions and various economic issues within health-care sectors. As a DMS Schweitzer Fellow, he designed The Upper Valley Community Health Guide, a resource guide for low-income residents of the Upper Valley. Fourth-year students Danielle Adams, Joren Keylock, Fremonta Meyer, Symeon Missios and Sarah Pitts were chosen as Rolf C. Syvertsen scholars for their leadership qualities and community involvement.


Two publications created by the College's Publications Office have been cited for excellence in the recent Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District 1 publications competition. The 2002 Dartmouth Annual Report received a gold medal in the "annual reports" category, and a suite of materials for the dedication of the Baker-Berry Library, including invitations, program, poster and other printed pieces, received a silver medal in the "publications packages" category. The editor and project manager for both projects was Rick Adams, Director of Publications and Editorial Services, and both award winners were the product of the work of writer Susan Warner, Publications Manager; Joseph Mehling '69, College Photographer; and designer Kate Siepmann of Lebanon.

Brad Noblet, Director of Computing Technical Services, was named one of the 50 most powerful people in networking by Network World magazine, in December. Noblet oversees administration of the College's wireless network, which is used more each year as incoming students - this year about 90 percent - arrive with wireless-enabled laptops. Noblet deals with security, management, coverage and scalability issues, according to the magazine, which called him a trailblazer.

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