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Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff and students

Michael Gazzaniga, David T. McLaughlin Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, is one of 64 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine. The announcement was made on Oct. 24. The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to honor professional achievement in the health sciences and to serve as a national resource for independent analysis and recommendations on issues related to medicine, biomedical sciences and health. Gazzaniga's research focuses on how the brain enables the mind and employs a variety of methodologies including visual psychophysics, brain imaging and anatomy.

Douglas Moody, Lecturer in the Writing Program and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has been awarded a 2006 Fulbright Scholar Exchange Grant for his project, "Creating Networks of Intercultural Understanding: Assessing Web-based Learning Environments." Moody will spend the winter and spring terms abroad initiating and investigating a range of "telecollaborative" exchanges between Dartmouth and the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) in Puebla, Mexico. Students in Moody's fall term undergraduate courses have been participating in the project by producing videos that will be shared online with students at the UPAEP.

Craig Tiede, Master of Liberal Studies graduate student, won second prize out of 3,500 entries in Final Draft's Big Break! screenwriting contest in October. Final Draft, a scriptwriting software company, sponsors the annual screenwriting competition to support emerging creative talent. Tiede won for his script, Zoo Day, which he drafted in the Film and Television Studies course "Writing for the Screen I." In addition to $3,000 and a Microsoft Tablet PC, Final Draft brought Tiede to Los Angeles to meet with film agents and executives.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08