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September 26, 2005 Issue

Volume XXIV • Issue 4

A new window into deep space
One of the "first light" images taken by the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT),  showing an ancient cluster of several hundred thousand stars over 100 light years across, located on the edge of the Milky Way galaxy about 15,000 light years from Earth.

President Wright welcomes Class of 2009
On Sept. 20, a large crowd of returning students, faculty and guests filled Leede Arena in the John W. Berry Sports Center to greet Dartmouth's Class of 2009 at the College's Convocation exercises.

Helping hands
Dartmouth responds to Hurricane Katrina

Mark your calendar for fall Montgomery lecture series
The Montgomery Endowment's "Science and Society"  series will begin Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. with a lecture by Dr. Rita Colwell, chair of Canon US Life Sciences, Inc. and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Improved bus service between DMS and DHMC
Travel between Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is now easier than ever, thanks to increased  Advanced Transit bus service between the two locations.

Eight appointed to endowed chairs
Eight Dartmouth faculty members have recently been appointed to existing or newly endowed chairs. These distinguished positions reward professors who demonstrate extraordinary scholarly achievement while bringing to their classrooms the highest levels of teaching excellence.

Preschoolers mimic adults' use of cigarettes and alcohol
Children form attitudes about smoking and drinking at a very young age, picking up cues about cigarettes and alcohol from their parents, according to a behavioral study conducted at Dartmouth.

Greener Ventures 2005
Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network hosts a conference on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Dartmouth researchers build world's smallest robot
In a world where "supersize" has entered the lexicon, there are some things getting smaller, like cell phones and laptops. Dartmouth researchers have contributed to the miniaturizing trend by creating the world's smallest untethered, controllable robot.

Hopkins Center brings artists from China's Yunnan Province for first North American performances
For the first time in North American history, musicians and dancers from the Yi, Wa, Dai and Naxi ethnic minority groups in Southwest China's Yunnan Province will share their cultural heritage  in several performances and workshops at Dartmouth starting on Monday, Sept. 26.

A Time to Reflect
Registration begins Sept. 26 for the "Finding Balance: Leadership, Spirituality and Health" conference for Dartmouth faculty, staff and students on Saturday, Oct. 15. Space is limited, so register early.

The value of rare books in a digital age
Dartmouth students, faculty and staff now have digital access to an amazing range of early English-language books thanks to subscriptions to two new electronic resources. What is the fate of rare books as the world goes digital?

Kinnell, Kumin to headline October 2 poetry reading
"The Breath of Parted Lips: A Benefit Poetry Reading" will be held in Baker Library's Carpenter Hall.

Tucker Foundation to host Nobel Prize-winner Wangari Maathai
Wangari Muta Maathai, African scholar and activist and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, will speak to the community on Sept. 29.

Class of '09 is Dartmouth's first "converged" generation
The Class of 2009 will enjoy four years of "converged" campus living as the first generation of Dartmouth students to experience a campus environment that enjoys Internet, television and phone service all courtesy of the Dartmouth computer network.

Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff and students

Research Awards
Dartmouth researchers were awarded $9.1 million during July, including $4 million in new and competing awards

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