July 26, 2004 Issue
Volume XXIII, Issue 2
DARTMOUTH MEDICAL SCHOOL
- Monitoring first responders
Dartmouth researcher Sue McGrath met the right people at the right time last spring, and it led to the chance to try out her remote medical monitoring equipment during an emergency responder workshop in mid June.
- Improving Kosovo's prenatal care
Dartmouth Medical School will help expand health-care resources in Kosovo through a partnership to improve the lives of mothers and babies in the city of Gjakova, Kosovo
Study says parental control pays
Children whose parents prevent them from watching R-rated movies have a much lower risk of taking up smoking. That's the finding of research published in the July 6 issue of the journal Pediatrics.
What's real, what's phony?
"Seeing is no longer believing. Actually, what you see is largely irrelevant," says Hany Farid. He is referring to the digital images that appear everywhere: in newspapers, on websites, in advertising, and in business materials, for example.
- Concert: Ju Percussion Group
East meets West in the Ju Percussion Group from Taiwan. Saturday, Aug. 7.
- Film: College
Buster Keaton plays a bookish freshman determined to win the popular girl, who favors athletes. Sunday, Aug. 15.
- Concert: Dave Samuels and The Caribbean Jazz Project
A mix of tunes from Cuba, South America, Haiti and Brazil. Saturday, Aug. 21.
- The high cost of cheap food
The George Link Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture, titled "Following the Food Chain: The High Price of Cheap Food" by Michael Pollan, will take place on Tuesday, July 27
- Care through the end of life
As families and clinicians work together to care for patients in their final days, state laws can either help or hinder their efforts.A free public policy forum on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
- Memorial Service
A memorial service for Christine Chevalier, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 30, in Rollins Chapel.
- Students curate exhibition of women photographers
On view through Sept.19 at the Hood Museum of Art, Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Women Photographers in the Hood's Collection showcases the museum's commitment to giving students the opportunity to shape acquisitions and exhibitions.
- Luis Gispert/Loud Image
The exhibition Luis Gispert/Loud Image is on view at the Hood Museum of Art until Sept, 19.
- DHMC named 'Most Wired' in survey
For the second year in a row, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) was named in July one of the top communications-technology users in the nation.
Internet phones coming
This summer, Dartmouth Computing Services personnel will switch all faculty and staff members who have 646 exchanges from regular telephones to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
ARTS & SCIENCES
- Nature mimics industry
Human-made chemical compounds called organohalogens get lots of attention, as they are best known for their often harmful effect on the environment - substances like the CFCs, dioxin, PCBs and several pesticides. Their naturally occurring cousins, however, don't get the recognition they deserve.
Dartmouth researchers were awarded $23.8 million during May, including $4.7 million in new and competing awards.
Howard Dean visits
Former presidential candidate and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean lectured on July 10 in two undergraduate courses. Dean's two-day visit also included scheduled office hours and a student dinner discussion on women's issues.
Recent books by Dartmouth authors
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