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February 20, 2006 Issue

Volume XXIV • Issue 12

When Do We Grow Up?
Dartmouth researchers are one step closer to defining exactly when human maturity sets in. In a study aimed at identifying how and when a person's brain reaches adulthood, the scientists have learned that, anatomically, significant changes in brain structure continue after age 18.

Studying Space Dust
When you work with space dust, it can be difficult to collect field data. Luckily for some Dartmouth researchers, NASA's Stardust spacecraft has recently returned to Earth, after a seven-year voyage, with some samples to study.

SEAD Announces New Partner Schools
The Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program has selected its partner high schools for the next three years.

Tribute to a Montgomery Fellow
When it came to human relations, playwright Wendy Wasserstein had the equivalent of "perfect pitch." No matter how many award-winning plays she contributed to the stage repertoire or how much public recognition she received, she always found time to take young artists under her wing.

Dartmouth's "Corporate Conscience:" Untangling the Web
Every day, as they carry out the work of the College, members of the Dartmouth community rely on a complex web of relationships to get things done and sustain an environment of trust and goodwill.

Finding Their Voices
Adolescent boys and girls face myriad of emotional and social challenges, such as self-esteem, peer pressure, body image, and mental health.

Nancy Formella is Acting President of Hospital and Alliance
Nancy A. Formella, MSN, RN, has been named acting president of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance. She will succeed James W. Varnum upon his retirement in April.

Computing Pioneer Cited for "Fundamental Contributions"
M. Douglas McIlroy, adjunct professor of computer science, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). His citation reads, "For fundamental contributions to the development of computer operating systems and programming languages."

Study Finds Affirmative Action Lagging in Construction Industry
A Dartmouth professor has studied the effectiveness of affirmative action programs that are designed to improve the position of women and minorities in public construction. The study found that little has changed over the past 25 years.

Changes in Store for Library Web Site
The Dartmouth Library has begun a redesign of its Web site. Much has changed since the current site was developed in 2002, including technology and how users navigate digital information, resources, and services.

Dartmouth Recognized for Commuter Buy Out Plan
As Dartmouth employees know, finding parking in Hanover can be a challenge. Add to that the environmental costs of driving to work, and the College's offer of a cash reward to employees who give up a parking space makes a lot of sense.

Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students

East Wheelock Residential Cluster Enters Second Decade
Susan J. Brison, associate professor of philosophy, will help lead Dartmouth's East Wheelock Cluster into its second decade following her selection as the next faculty associate. Brison will succeed Professors Ivy Schweitzer and Thomas Luxon of the English department, who will return to their home in Norwich, Vt., at the conclusion of this academic year after five years as faculty associates.

Less May Be More
A new study by researchers at the Evaluative Clinical Sciences (CECS) finds that the enormous improvements in outcomes for heart attack patients is not linked to the tremendous increases in costs.

Made to Order
Having a world-class museum at your fingertips is certainly beneficial to studying art and art history. And when that museum brings a special exhibition to Hanover that perfectly connects with course material, it's a sublime teaching opportunity as well.

Computing Services Open House
Computing Services will hold its quarterly open house on Friday March 3, 2006 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Carson L02.

Faculty/Employee Assistance Program Offers Lunch and Discussion
The Faculty/Employee Assistance Program (F/EAP) offers free, confidential counseling services to Dartmouth faculty, staff, and their families.

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