May 17, 2004 Issue
Volume XXII, Issue 20
ARTS & SCIENCES
- Progress of the brain image bank
The dream of saving and sharing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data is quickly becoming a reality, according to Dartmouth researchers who run the fMRI Data Center, which archives and distributes the raw data from studies that track brain activity using fMRI.
- Capturing vanishing languages
In commuting to his field site to do research, Dartmouth Professor David Peterson spends 22 hours in an airplane, three hours in a bus, four hours on a riverboat, followed by hiking about five more hours to get to villages like Plewngmawy and Mangthewmawy in southeastern Bangladesh.
- Japanese honor Washburn
Two events - the first a public lecture and the other a private award ceremony honoring Dartmouth Professor Dennis Washburn - will take place on Friday, May 21, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Amity signed by the United States and Japan in 1854.
- Haldeman Center planned
A $10 million gift from Barbara and Charles E. "Ed" Haldeman Jr. of Haverford, Penn., will name a new academic center at Dartmouth.
- Thayer building begins
A gift from an alumnus and his wife will enable Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering, the nation's oldest professional school of engineering, to begin construction this summer on a new building that will house a suite of innovative design and laboratory facilities.
- Board elects T.J. Rodgers as an alumni trustee
The Dartmouth Board of Trustees has elected T.J. Rodgers, chief executive officer of Cypress Semiconductor in San Jose, Calif., as an alumni trustee, following a vote by Dartmouth's alumni nominating him from a list of four candidates.
- Dean of the College Service Awards
The Dean of the College Office has announced seven winners of its Award for Service, which it inaugurated this year.
- Immelt to speak at commencement
Jeffrey R. Immelt, a 1978 graduate of Dartmouth who is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of General Electric Company, will deliver the main address at Dartmouth's 2004 Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 13, on the Dartmouth Green.
DARTMOUTH MEDICAL SCHOOL
- Functional genomics study funded
The department of genetics at Dartmouth Medical School has received a $9 million National Institutes of Health grant to lead a collaboration in functional genomics that will be one of the most comprehensive to date within the group of organisms studied.
- Overheating may contribute to sudden infant death
Dartmouth Medical School researchers have found that overheating just a few degrees could lead to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
- Rugby will have a clubhouse
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 8 to note the beginning of construction on the Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse at Garipay Fields in Hanover.
- Circus: Big Apple Circus
Tickets for the Big Apple Circus went on sale Thursday, May 6 at the Hopkins Center Box Office.
- Concert: Dartmouth Chamber Singers
The singers will perform works by composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gerald Finzi as well as songwriter Claudio Monteverdi, Friday, May 21.
- Morality and science
Moral philosophy is no longer just for humanists, as organizers of an upcoming conference intend to demonstrate.
Jill Tarter, Director of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program, will lecture about "Life, the Universe, and SETI in a Nutshell," at the Wetterhahn Science Symposium. Thursday, May 27.
- Panel on the 'M-word'
The mayor of a small town in New York State who is facing criminal prosecution for performing same-sex marriages will be among the participants in a May 21 panel discussion at Dartmouth about the same-sex marriage debate.
- Walk around the clock
Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Memorial Field and continuing all night until 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dartmouth's first ever Relay For Life will honor cancer victims and survivors and raise funds to fight the disease.
- Lecture: Intercultural Communications
Faye D. Ginsburg, cultural anthropologist and ethnographer, will deliver the third in this year's series of Great Issues Lectures on Thursday, May 20, in Cook Auditorium.
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