April 5, 2004 Issue
Volume XXII, Issue 17
- Computing institue planned
Through a generous commitment of $22 million, William H. Neukom, will establish an Institute for Computational Science that will continue the college's legacy of leadership in computing.
- Two new trustees elected to board
The Dartmouth Board of Trustees has elected Charles E. Haldeman Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Putnam Investments, and Albert G. Mulley Jr., Chief of the General Medicine Division of Massachusetts General Hospital, as charter trustees, to join the board in June.
- Trustees' meeting covers broad agenda
During its winter meeting March 4-6 in Hanover, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees set tuition for the 2004-05 academic year, approved the College's annual affirmative action plan, and received reports on student life, facilities and financial matters.
- Dartmouth celebrates a great Poet
Dartmouth will celebrate the 100th birthday of acclaimed poet Richard Eberhart at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the Sanborn Library reading room.
- Gov. Dean appointed Class of '30 Fellow
Former presidential candidate and Vermont governor Howard Dean will discuss "The Long-Term Implications of the 2004 Presidential Election" in a free lecture on April 14.
- Lecture on big predators in history, culture
An annual environmental-awareness lecture will feature David Quammen, author of Monster of God, a book about the place in nature and culture of big predators that can and do eat humans.
- Free symposium on drug abuse
On May 21, the Dartmouth Center on Addiction, Recovery and Education (DCARE) will host a free symposium dedicated to alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues.
- FCC chairman discusses wireless world
Michael K. Powell, the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will be on campus April 13 and 14. He will participate in a public "fireside chat," where he'll discuss the Internet, wireless networks and voice-over IP (VoIP) and take questions from the audience.
- Engineering professor to discuss order-fulfillment applications
Thayer School of Engineering's new John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technologies, Robert J. Graves, will deliver his inaugural lecture this month.
- Stonewall Lecture
The fourth annual Stonewall Lecture, featuring historian Jonathan Ned Katz, will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in 13 Carpenter Hall.
- Montgomery Fellows scheduled for future terms
Richard Reeves, a former chief political correspondent for The New York Times and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, will present a lecture called "Presidential Leadership: Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan," on Tuesday, May 4.
- The entertainment of job outsourcing
Alladeen, a new large-scale, multimedia play, examines how cultures borrow, steal and reinterpret each other's icons and images in the new global economy.
Giuseppe Scotese will play Chopin's Andante Spianato among other pieces on Wednesday, April 7.
- Film: City of God
The film, based on a true story, takes place in Rio de Janeiro's famous slums nicknamed "City of God." Saturday, April 10 at 7:30pm
- Concert: Orchestra of St. Luke's
The orchestra with guest conductor Sir Roger Norrington will play compositions by Schubert, including Overture to Rosamunde and Symphony No. 9. Tuesday, April 13 at 7pm
- Sports: Dartmouth baseball
The team heads into the middle of the season with double headers against Penn and Columbia followed by a game against St. Anselm. Friday, April 9 at noon
ARTS AND SCIENCES
- Memories of the Holocaust
A public conference titled "Contested Memories of the Holocaust" will take place Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, at Dartmouth.
- Course taught to students in America and Israel
Along with the conference, "Contested Memories of the Holocaust," Dartmouth professors Marianne Hirsch and Annelise Orleck will teach an undergraduate seminar this term with two professors from Tel Aviv University.
- Haas's new CD tells musical stories
Fred Haas doesn't consider himself a good storyteller in the conventional sense, but put a saxophone in his hands or a piano in front of him, and it's a different matter entirely.
DARTMOUTH MEDICAL SCHOOL
- Hospitals' end-of-life care evaluated
Even among the nation's top hospitals, there are vast differences in the amount and type of health care given to patients in the final months of life, according to a study by Dartmouth Medical School researchers.
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