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August 23, 2004 Issue

Volume XXIII, Issue 3

Zero gravity workout
In mid July four recent graduates of Dartmouth had a truly buoyant experience at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.


  • Study on arts and learning funded
    Dartmouth will receive a $1.85 million grant from the Dana Foundation over three years to study the effect of the arts on learning. The New York-based foundation announced the grant on July 26.
  • Computer science hosts robotics camp for local kids
    Dartmouth hosted a robotics camp in July for 12 local middle-school children, who designed, built and programmed robots and tested them on obstacle courses. The camp was sponsored by the computer science department.

Early patent records found in library
The records of 14 historic patents, including an 1826 patent for an internal-combustion engine, have been found at Rauner Special Collections Library by two lawyers doing patent-history research.


  • Charitable gifts reach record high
    Dartmouth celebrated its most successful fund-raising year ever with $118.1 million in charitable gifts in the fiscal year that ended June 30, nearly one-third more than it received in 2003.


  • Winning wireless
    Dartmouth's wireless computing initiatives were recently recognized by Educause, a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.


  • Convocation speaker: 9/11 memorial architect
    Michael Arad, architect and designer of "Reflecting Absence," the memorial to be built on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City, will deliver remarks at Dartmouth's Convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m.


  • Solar wind's approach to Earth clarified
    A new discovery has brought scientists closer to understanding how high-energy particles from the sun - called the solar wind - are able to gain access into the earth's magnetic field.


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