May 3, 2004 Issue
Volume XXII, Issue 19
Highland Scots' and American Indians' common problems
Colin Calloway learned Scottish history from his mother's family. As a young man, he chose the study of American Indian history as his occupation. And now, he turns his attention to a project that examines the two groups.
TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
- Tuck and Peking U. form initiatives
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has formed a new partnership with the Beijing International MBA Program (BiMBA) at Peking University.
- Festival kicks off house project
On Saturday, May 15, Dartmouth students will host the first ever Festival of Humanity on the Dartmouth Green featuring performances, food, activities for children and adults, and a silent auction.
- Film: Prisoner of Paradise
7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 5
Dartmouth College Glee Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4
- Alcohol screening to be offered on campus
As part of National Alcohol Screening Day, faculty and staff members can take a brief alcohol screening and use the counseling services that have for the past few years have only been provided to students.
ARTS & SCIENCES
- Back to BASICs 40 years later
In the early hours of May 1, 1964, a quiet transaction at Dartmouth made computing history. It was on that day 40 years ago that two Dartmouth mathematics professors, John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz, launched their BASIC computing language with the help of many industrious undergraduates.
MEETINGS OF THE MIND: LECTURES
Dartmouth researchers were awarded $30.7 million during January, February and March.
- Dartmouth to manage composting facility
In mid-June Dartmouth will take over management of the Dartmouth/Hanover Compost Facility (DHCF) from New England Organics as part of a new arrangement that the partners in the enterprise have agreed will streamline its operations and better serve the public interest and the parties involved.
Students, faculty and staff members marked Earth Week at Dartmouth with films, panel discussions and activities ranging from open mike performances to "Carry Your Trash Week" starting April 19.
- Former golf coach to be newest 'Wearer'
Hall of Fame Coach Bill Johnson, who guided the Dartmouth men's golf team for 34 years until his retirement in 2001, will be honored with induction as a Wearer of the Green on May 14 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston.
The Dartmouth figure skating team won its first U.S. National Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team Championship in March in Amherst, Mass., scoring 84 points.
A crowd of more than 500 people from within and outside the Dartmouth community gathered on campus April 24 to hear leaders from a variety of fields talk about entrepreneurship during Dartmouth's third annual "Greener Ventures" conference.
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