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January 9, 2006 Issue

Volume XXIV • Issue 9

Samwick Coauthors Social Security Reform Proposal
A nonpartisan Social Security system reform plan, drafted by three Social Security experts from across the political spectrum, including Professor of Economics and Director of the Rockefeller Center Andrew Samwick, was recently released.

Fueling Change
Last summer, 15 Dartmouth friends, activists and ultimate frisbee evangelists drove cross-country in a school bus converted to run on waste vegetable oil - a commodity they were able to restock at greasy spoons across the nation.

MLK Celebration Honors Diversity
"Between Heaven and Hell" is the theme this year for Dartmouth's annual celebration to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  A series of events that address the intersections of religion, politics, and civil rights will take place between January 11 and February 6.

A Project of "EPIC" Proportions
This past fall, four Dartmouth seniors took a course called EPICS, which stands for Engineering Projects in Community Service. The mission was for the students to take what they learned in the classroom and put it to use in the community.

Arsenic discharged from New Hampshire Landfills, says Dartmouth Research
A group of Dartmouth researchers studying the concentrations of toxic metals at the former Coakley Landfill in North Hampton, N.H. has found that while the level of iron and some other contaminants decreased, the level of arsenic slightly increased.

Research Awards
Dartmouth researchers were awarded $7.4 million during October, including $2.9 million in new and competing awards.

Finding the Mind's Eye
Peter Tse, professor of psychological and brain sciences, has published new results in his ongoing investigation of the brain and how it transforms visual stimuli into conscious experience.

Foreign Exchange
Fulbrights send Dartmouth scholar to Russia and bring Russian researcher to Hanover

New Distinguished Chair in Cancer at NCCC
The Reverend Preston T. Kelsey '58 and his wife, Virginia Rice Kelsey '61S, have made a $5 million commitment to endow a new chair at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC).

Kudos
Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff and students

Out With the Old, in With the New
In order to thrive, new ventures launched by established organizations must surmount three distinct challenges: to forget, borrow, and learn.

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