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College, students give annual teaching, research awards

Published June 28, 2004; Category: ADMINISTRATION

Professors honored for teaching or mentoring

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.

According to the Dean of the Faculty Office this year's winner of the Jerome Goldstein Award for Distinguished Teaching is the first individual to win the award three times over the course of a career.  Kenneth Shewmaker, Professor of History, who first won the award in 1986, and won it again in 1996, was chosen by the senior class, which votes for a favorite teacher to be honored at its Class Day activities. Shewmaker teaches the popular "History 24: U.S. Foreign Relations to 1865" course and leads the London Foreign Study Program (FSP) in history. 

Alan Stamm
Allan Stam
Laurence Davies
Laurence Davies
Matthew Ayres
Matthew Ayres
George Cybenko
George Cybenko
Kenneth Shewmaker
Kenneth Shewmaker
Benjamin Forest
Benjamin Forest
Katharine Conley
Katharine Conley
Thomas Bickel
Thomas Bickel
Joyce DeLeo
Joyce DeLeo

Winner of this year's J. Kenneth Huntington Memorial Award for Newly Tenured Faculty was Benjamin Forest, Assistant Professor of Geography.  Forest teaches courses in race and geography, and also led this year's FSP to Prague, which he will lead again in spring 2006.

There were two winners of the J. Kenneth Huntington Memorial Award for Newly Promoted Faculty: Allan Stam and Katharine Conley. Stam is  Associate Professor of Government, and Conley is Associate Professor of French.

The Robert A. Fish 1918 Memorial Prize, which recognizes a newly-retired faculty member to commemorate a career of contributions to undergraduate teaching at Dartmouth, went to Thomas Bickel, who will retire this month after 37 years of service at the College.  Bickel is a professor in the department of mathematics.

Laurence Davies, Research Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, won the Dean of the Faculty Teaching Award for Visiting and Adjunct Faculty.

Also this year, a new award created by the Graduate Student Council to recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students by faculty advisors was presented for the first time. Matthew Ayres, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences; Joyce DeLeo, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology; and George Cybenko, Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering Sciences, were this year's winners. According to the Office of Graduate Studies, which co-presented the awards, all three winners had multiple nominations from graduate students who recognized them as outstanding mentors.

By JAMES DONNELLY

Wetterhahn Research Award

Miles Blencowe

Recently the Dean of the Faculty Office announced the winner of the Karen E.Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Distinguished Creative or Scholarly Achievement, which recognizes a newly tenured faculty member for outstanding scholarship. Miles Blencowe, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, who received his doctorate from University of London, Imperial College, was recognized this year. His research include electronic and mechanical properties of nanoscale systems, new techniques for ultra sensitive force and displacement detection, quantum measurement, quantum information theory, and exploration of quantum entanglement in condensed matter systems. His work has appeared in Nature and the Journal of Applied Physics, among others.

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