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April 18, 2005 Issue

Volume XXIII, Issue 15

That old, sweet song
Hafiz Shabazz's contribution to the movie Ray is subtle. In fact, it's not technically part of the film itself. Shabazz developed educational materials for middle and high school teachers who want to use the movie in their classrooms.

New leadership for Thayer
Joseph J. Helble, former Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Connecticut (UConn), has been appointed the 12th dean of the Thayer School of Engineering. Helble will begin his new position in September.

Supporting academic freedom
President James Wright has joined several other higher education leaders in encouraging participation in a new program aimed at advancing discussion and protecting academic freedom on the nation's college and university campuses.

Staff, human resources alliance information session
All employees are invited to attend a Human Resources and Staff Partnership information session on Thurs., Apr. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tindle Lounge.

Student achievement honored with national scholarship awards

Lipson is American Physical Society Fellow
Professor of Chemistry Jane Lipson has been elected as a fellow in the American Physical Society (APS), one of six in the Polymer Physics Division. The fellowship recognizes those who have made advances in knowledge through original research or made significant contributions to the teaching of physics.

Chernobyl Heart Screening
On Tues., May 3, the Oscar-winning HBO documentary Chernobyl Heart will be shown at 7 p.m. in 105 Dartmouth Hall.

Fowler, Green win Guggenheims
Two Dartmouth faculty members, Linda Fowler and Ronald M. Green, have been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The awards were announced Apr. 7.

Tuck, DMS and Thayer among best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report
Report In the most recent edition of the U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate schools, the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) and Thayer School of Engineering made strong showings.

The riding life
Eight riders circle the arena at a trot, alternately peeling off the rail to canter over jumps.  It is a lot of speed and activity for a small space, but Sally Batton, Director of the Dartmouth Riding Center at Morton Farm and Equestrian Team Coach, isn't fazed.

A new clue to pain
Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) researchers have demonstrated that a receptor in central nervous system immune cells plays a critical role in triggering neuropathic pain, debilitating nerve pain that often defies relief from standard therapies.

Sign here, please
A beam-raising ceremony was held Mar. 30 at the Thayer School of Engineering's newest addition, the MacLean Engineering Sciences Center. Painted white and adorned with signatures from members of the Dartmouth community, the beam was hoisted into place at the top of the new building.

$4.5 million for new soccer facility
Dartmouth's plan to build a new intercollegiate soccer facility for its nationally competitive men's and women's teams has received a significant boost from Stanley Smoyer '34. Smoyer has made a commitment of $4.5 million to name the new facility in honor of Alden "Whitey" Burnham, a coach and administrator at the College from 1960 to 1989.

DCAL fellow Williams will bring new media to the classroom
Mark Williams, Associate Professor and Chair of Film and Television Studies, has been awarded a fellowship from the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Leslie Humanities Center Cyber-Disciplinarity Institute focuses on digital culture
During spring term, the Leslie Humanities Center is hosting a Cyber-Disciplinarity Institute. The two-month institute will explore many themes around the topic of cyber-culture and digital media.

The Great Escape
He's been a Dartmouth legend since the end of his first year at the College, when he cut down a pine tree, hacked out a canoe and paddled away down the Connecticut River. That was in 1773.

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