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September 27, 2004

Volume XXIII, Issue 4

Earth scientist receives White House recognition
On Sept. 9, Arjun Heimsath, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, was one of 57 researchers to receive the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

L.A. minorities live in segregation, work in integration
A Dartmouth geographer has found that racial groups in Los Angeles are more segregated by where they live than by where they work.

McLaughlin Cluster named
President James Wright announced on Sept. 21 that a new residential complex for the north end of campus will be named in honor of the late David T. McLaughlin, President of Dartmouth from 1981 to 1987.

Fall Montgomery Fellows
This fall Dartmouth's Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment will present prominent speakers on the presidential election, both before and after the election.

TV producers to visit, discuss issues
A producer of CBS's 60 Minutes will visit Dartmouth to screen a new segment of the show dealing with the war in Iraq and Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, Executive Producers and writers of the HBO series The Sopranos, will visit Dartmouth for a panel discussion titled "Ethics and Popular Culture," the kickoff event of the 2004-05 Ethics Across the Curriculum program.

Memorial service for McLaughlin
A memorial service for David T. McLaughlin, former President of Dartmouth, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in Rollins Chapel.

One gold, one silver
With the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece completed, two Dartmouth graduates have continued Dartmouth's long tradition of Olympic excellence, winning or sharing in medals - one of them for a second time - and a current undergraduate has had the experience of being an Olympic competitor.

Hopstops for families
Designed for families with children ages 3 to 8, the HopStop Family Series is held one Saturday per month from September to May, except December. These one-hour interactive programs engage children and adults in the performing arts through traditional German puppetry, Japanese drumming, hip-hop dance and more.

Intercultural show opens at Hood
Seven transnational artists from the region stretching from Egypt to Pakistan have come together in one exhibition to reveal a new kind of intercultural understanding through art.

Class of 2008 matriculates
Dartmouth President James Wright greets members of the Class of 2008 in his office on Sept. 19 as they formally matriculate into the College.

College changes SAT requirements
Dartmouth will reduce its required number of SAT II subject tests from three to two, and continue its existing requirement for the SAT I or ACT.

Recognition for the Dartmouth faculty, staff and students.

Improved treatment of depression reported
Patients treated for depression in primary care centers showed significant improvement and increased satisfaction with care when clinicians employed a quality-improvement approach that coordinates modest resources already available at many community practices, reports a research team led by Dartmouth Medical School (DMS).

Ruoff takes film to Sardinia festival
Jeffrey Ruoff will travel in October to an island off the coast of Italy to show a film  he made about a man who travels, showing a film he made - a filmmaker within a film.

Cells studied for immune function
White blood cells are principal players in immune system function. Yet efforts to influence their role in illness have been hampered by a lack of understanding of the surface structure of these mediator cells - until now.


  • Lecture: Visible and Invisible Drawings
    Ira Glass, host of NPR's This American Life, and Chris Ware, Chicago-based artist of the graphic comix novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, share the stage to discuss the telling of stories in different media.
  • Lecture: Personal Experiences - Activism Counts!
    Carol Moseley Braun, former Democratic senator from Illinois will speak on Friday, Oct. 1.
  • "American Politics: The 2004 Election"
    Andrew Sullivan is a columnist for the Sunday Times of London. A Catholic, he has criticized the church for its position on homosexuality, and written books about homosexuality, AIDS and same-sex marriage.
  • President of IRC to lecture
    George Rupp, President of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) USA, is the fall speaker for the Great Issues Lecture Program sponsored by The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.
  • Symposium examines new blood vessel formation
    The eleventh annual Dartmouth Symposium for the Life Sciences, "Angiogenesis: Basic Mechanisms to Clinical Reality," scheduled for October.
  • Rep. Sanders to speak on Patriot Act
    U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will deliver the keynote address at a panel discussion on "Patriotism and Dissent: The Patriot Act and Civil Liberties."

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