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Recognition for the Dartmouth faculty, staff and students


Two faculty members have received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The council, in New York City, chose 79 humanities scholars from 1,027 applicants, announcing the recipients in July. Colin Calloway, Professor of History and Native American Studies and Chair of the Native American Studies Program, received a $50,000 grant to work on a book titled Clan, Tribe, and Nation: Highland Scots, American Indians, and Colonial Encounters. He will conduct his research during the academic year 2004-2005 while continuing to chair the Native American Studies Program. The project will explore the parallel experiences of Highland Scots and American Indians in dealing with colonial powers. Veronika Fuechtner, Assistant Professor of German Studies, received the ACLS Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Junior Faculties Fellowship of $30,000 to work on her new book. Titled The Berlin Psychoanalytic: Psychoanalysis and Culture in Weimar Republic Germany, it examines the intellectual history of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute from World War I to the Third Reich, and its impact on culture and psychoanalysis. She also received a National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship to participate in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies in the academic year 2004-2005.

Carl Pomerance, Professor of Mathematics, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The association chose 308 members to become fellows this year, three in mathematics. They will be inducted at an association meeting in Washington, D.C., in February. The fellows were announced in the Oct. 29 issue of Science magazine. The association cited Pomernance's seminal contributions to pure and applied aspects of number theory and leadership in the subject as reasons for his election.

Allan Stam, Professor of Government, has received a year-long residential fellowship at the the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, Calif. While there during the 2006-07 academic year, Stam plans to continue work on his research project, a book on political bargaining and the nature of war. The center is an independent organization that brings together scholars so they may conduct research of their choice. Nominees are evaluated annually by their peers, and fewer than 1 percent of those nominated receive fellowships. Stam teaches a wide range of government courses, focusing on international security.


Steven L. Cauble, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, was named the Child Psychiatrist of the Year by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) New Hampshire at its annual meeting in June. He was nominated by his colleagues at the Anna Philbrook Center for Children's Services, the pediatric treatment unit of the New Hampshire Hospital, Concord, N.H., for making a difference on behalf of the mentally ill and their families. NAMI New Hampshire is a statewide advocacy organization working for a high-quality mental-health system, and it annually recognizes exceptional members of its community.


Laura Stephenson Carter, Associate Editor of   Dartmouth Medicine magazine, received the Robert G. Fenley Award for Excellence in the General Writing category given by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for her article "Puzzling over Medical Mysteries" which was featured in the Summer 2003 issue of the magazine. The awards ceremony was in November in Boston, at the AAMC annual meeting. The magazine will also receive an Award of Distinction in the External Audience Periodicals category. The awards are given to recognize outstanding work by members of the Group on Institutional Advancement and their staffs and strive to recognize the most creative and effective approaches in promoting academic medicine in the United States, according to the AAMC website.


GlycoFi, the biotechnology firm founded by  Tillman Gerngross, Associate Professor at the Thayer School of Engineering, was recognized by Scientific American magazine in its third annual "Scientific American 50" feature in the December issue in the business category. The magazine's editors compile a list of those who exhibit outstanding technology leadership in business, research and policty-making. GlycoFi specializes in developing yeast- and fungi-based therapeutics and won the award for its revolutionary protein-production technology.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08