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Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff and students

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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Professor of Philosophy, Robert C. 1925 and Hilda Hardy Professor of Legal Studies and Chair of the Philosophy Department, was named a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Princeton University for 2004-2005. His research interests include ethics, applied ethics, moral theory, philosophy of law, epistemology, and informal logic. His books include Moral Skepticisms (forthcoming); Understanding Arguments (with Robert Fogelin, 2005); Pyrrhonian Skepticism (editor, 2004); The Existence of God (with Lane Craig, 2003); Rationality, Rules and Ideals (co-editor with Robert Audi, 2002); Philosophy of Law: Classic and Contemporary Readings with Commentary (co-editor with Frederick Schauer, 1996); Moral Knowledge?: New Readings in Moral Epistemology (with Mark Timmons); Contemporary Perspectives on Constitutional Interpretation (co-editor with Associate Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth Susan Brison, 1993); and numerous articles in moral theory and applied ethics. He is currently working on moral psychology and brain science.

Thomas Sleigh, Professor of English and Creative Writing, was awarded a fellowship with the Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo Artist Residency in Saratoga, California.  Sleigh will be in residence at Montalvo for three months beginning this fall. During his stay he will complete a new book of poems titled Space Station.  His books of poetry include The Dreamhouse (1999), which was a 1999 Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and Far Side of the Earth (2003).  Far Side of the Earth is an Honor Book of the Massachusetts Society for the Book and will consequently be featured in libraries throughout the state. At Montalvo, Sleigh will also collaborate with British filmmaker Celia Lowenstein on a film loosely based on the life of Lowenstein's father, who was a Jewish pilot during the first World War.  Sleigh will write the script, and Lowenstein will direct and produce the film.  Sleigh is one of the first artists to be awarded a fellowship since the start of the new Sally and Don Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo, which saw the completion of ten new studio cottages last October. Founded in 1939, the Artists Residency Program at Montalvo is one of the oldest in the United States and the oldest in the West.  Montalvo fellowships provide opportunities for exhibitions, performances and interaction with local students and community members.

Colin G. Calloway, Professor of History and Native American Studies, has received the Ray Allen Billington Prize for the Best Book in American Frontier History for his book, One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark, (Bison Books, 2003).  The Ray Billington prize, awarded every two years by the Organization of American Historians (OAS), is the sixth major award for the book, and its second from the OAS.  In 2004, it was co-winner of that organization's Merle Curti Prize for the Best Book in American Social History. Also in 2004, One Vast Winter Count won the Spur Award for the Best Book in History from the Western Writers of America; the Caroline Bancroft Prize for the Best Book in Western History from the Denver Public Library; the John C. Ewers Award for the Best Book in North American Indian Ethnohistory from the Western Historical Association and the Caughey Award for the Best Book in Western History from the Western Historical Association.

James Platt, Director of the Dartmouth College Faculty/Employee Assistance Program and Instructor in Psychiatry, was recognized by the International Association of Employee Assistance Professionals in Higher Education for exemplary service to the organization at its annual meeting on Nov. 17th 2004 in San Francisco. The Association Board noted Platt's significant contributions to the organization including the management of its listserv, leadership of its Web committee and presentation of a paper at the annual conference.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08