June 28, 2004 Issue
Volume XXIII, Issue 1
DARTMOUTH FLOOD OBSERVATORY
- July and August is global flood season
Floods occur every year, and according to the Dartmouth Flood Observatory (DFO), these events are increasing in frequency and intensity. In 2003, there were nearly 300 flood events, and the trend over the past three years forecasts a busy 2004.
- Folt appointed Dean of Faculty
Carol L. Folt, Professor of Biological Sciences, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for a two-year interim period, following a decision by former Dean Michael S. Gazzaniga to step down after two years of service in that position.
- Neukom to chair Board of Trustees
At its meetings June 10-13 in Hanover, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees elected a new chair, approved operating and capital budgets for the 2005 fiscal year, reviewed progress on student life and plans for various facilities projects, and participated in the College's commencement activities.
- College, students give annual teaching, research awards
Several awards presented recently, some by the Dean of the Faculty Office and some by the Graduate Student Council and the Office of Graduate Studies, recognize outstanding teaching - and outstanding teachers - at Dartmouth.
- Theater: Love's Fowl
A satirical puppet opera in Italian stars La Pulcina Piccola ("Chicken Little") in tumultuous love affairs with heartthrobs Cock Robin and Chicken of the Sea.
The Classical Association of New England (CANE) Summer Institute will bring nine lectures and an array of minicourses to Dartmouth from Tuesday, July 6.
- Garden tours at the President's house
Free tours of the perennial gardens at the President's House will be offered twice this summer to the Dartmouth community.
- Conference planned for the support staff
The second annual conference for Dartmouth support staff will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 4, and will address the importance of the support staff members' role as educators and issues of workplace diversity.
- S. African struggles remembered
The Johnny Clegg Band, from South Africa, will perform at Dartmouth in July, featuring music of the groups Juluka and Savuka, Clegg's former bands, which comprised black and white musicians.
- Bread & Puppet to Perform
Bread & Puppet, a Glover, Vt.-based theater and circus company, will perform at Dartmouth in July.
- Montgomery Fellow Lecture
Dartmouth's Montgomery Fellow for the summer, Robert Dallek, will deliver a public lecture on John F. Kennedy on Tuesday, July 20.
- Big Apple Circus
The 26th season of the Big Apple Circus brings "Carnevale" to Hanover in July.
ILEAD lectures discuss The Bill of Rights
The Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth (ILEAD) has announced its 2004 Summer Lecture Series, and the focus this year will be on the Bill of Rights.
License to Fly All Over
When he's not running Dartmouth's award-winning fMRI Data Center, Jack Van Horn flies an airplane.
DARTMOUTH MEDICAL SCHOOL
- Calcium reduces polyps
While taking calcium supplements can decrease the risk of all types of colorectal polyps, research led by Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) shows calcium had the greatest effect on advanced colorectal adenomas, considered to be most strongly associated with invasive colorectal cancer.
Dartmouth researchers were awarded $8 million during April including $1.8 million in new awards and competing awards.
ARTS & SCIENCES
- Computational tools could streamline research
The field of structural genomics - the study of the three-dimensional geometric structures of proteins - is complicated by vast amounts of data, expensive experiments and cumbersome methods of analysis.
- First-year students' summer reading
While members of the Class of 2008 come from every corner of the world, by the time they arrive at Dartmouth in September, they will have at least one thing in common: they will all have been assigned to read Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, written by Terry Tempest Williams.
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