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February 7, 2006 Issue

Volume XXIV • Issue 11

United Way Campaign Exceeds Goal
According to the Upper Valley United Way (UVUW), Dartmouth's annual fundraiser for the health and human services nonprofit organization has surpassed its goal of $250,000, bringing in a total of $254,919 as of January 26.

A Public Display of Affection
The Rauner Special Collections Library will deliver an unusually memorable Valentine to the Dartmouth community this month in the form of an exhibit beginning Tuesday, Feb. 7. Featuring treasures from the collections that illustrate love found, love lost, and yes - even love gone wrong.

Dartmouth Tops in Peace Corps Participation
Dartmouth has earned the top rank in the number of Peace Corps volunteers in the small school category (less than 5,000 undergraduates) with 37 alumni currently serving. Each year, the Peace Corps surveys colleges and universities in its effort to recognize the thousands of graduates who serve worldwide.

Terry Tempest Williams to Speak on February 21
Author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams begins her Montgomery Fellow residence on February 6.

India Initiative
The Tuck School of Business began the year with a strong focus on India, through the launch of the Tuck India Initiative.

Fifty Percent of Ivy Athletes at Winter Games Hail From Dartmouth
Thirteen Dartmouth athletes have been chosen to participate in the XX Winter Olympiad, and one on the Paralympics, carrying on the College's tradition of Olympic excellence.

National Science Foundation Recognizes Lynch
Kristina Lynch, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been honored with a Career Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Alumni: Cast Your Vote
All faculty and staff members who are Dartmouth alumni are encouraged to attend a special meeting of the Association of Alumni on Sunday, February 12, at 11 a.m. in Spaulding Auditorium.

DMS Chair Proposes New Collaborative Approach for Clinical Trials
A National Clinical Trials Consortium could be a "tangibly and conceptually constructive" step toward improving medical research procedures in the United States, according to a proposal by James Weinstein.

Bringing the World to the Classroom
Undergraduates in Michael Dorsey's International Environmental Issues course were recently treated to two special guest lectures, one in Switzerland, the other in South Africa, and they never left Hanover.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
The Orlando Consort stirs up the irresistible combination of good food and great music for their upcoming performances "Food Wine & Song: Music and Feasting in Medieval and Early Renaissance Europe" on Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. in Rollins Chapel.

Research Awards
Dartmouth researchers were awarded $5.5 million during December, including $1.1 million in new and competing awards.

Breakthrough Research
Investigators at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth Medical School, and the biotechnology firm GlycoFi, Inc., recently reported a breakthrough in using yeast to produce antibodies with human sugar structures.

Snow Sculptors Rely on Weather -- and Ingenuity
As snow turns to slush on the Green, a spell of unusually warm winter weather threatens one of Dartmouth's oldest traditions-the Winter Carnival snow sculpture. But the snow sculpture committee remains optimistic that the sculpture will be completed by Carnival's opening ceremonies on Thursday Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. on the Green.

Events: Dickey Center Great Issues Lecture
Juan Cole, professor of modern Middle East and South Asian history at the University of Michigan, will speak on "The Future of Iraq and the Newly Elected Government." Wednesday, February 8 at 4:30 p.m.

Dartmouth Engineer recognized for excellence by CASE
Dartmouth Engineer, the magazine of the Thayer School of Engineering, won two gold medals for best design and best overall magazine in the 2006 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District I Communication Awards competition.

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