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Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students

Jason Angell, occupational and environmental compliance specialist in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), has completed the requirements to be a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, a program of the National Fire Protection Association. Biological Safety Officer Eric Cook, also with EHS, passed the National Registry of Microbiologists exam to become a certified Specialist Microbiologist. This certification recognizes Cook's knowledge and ability to develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive biological safety program. Michael Blayney, director of EHS, says, "Jason's and Eric's certifications reflect the investment they have made in their careers, in Dartmouth, and in helping prepare them for the future challenges in EHS."

Annelise Orleck, professor of history, was awarded the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights Outstanding Book Award for her book Storming Caesar's Palace (2005). Orleck's was among 10 new books to receive the national book award, which is given to works that challenge social injustices and redress ignored histories. Storming Caesar's Palace is the story of a group of Las Vegas women, mostly poor and African American, drawn to the desert boomtown by the promise of a better life. Orleck's book chronicles the women's fight against poverty and injustice, a fight that took them to the gaming floors of the Caesar's Palace casino and eventually the halls of Congress and the White House. The Myers Center is housed at Simmons College in Boston, and was established in 1984 to promote ways for people to become more active in creating an equitable world.

Graziella Parati, chair of comparative literature and professor of French and Italian languages and literatures and of women's and gender studies, received the Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association (MLA) for her book, Migration Italy: The Art of Talking Back in a Destination Culture. The Howard R. Marraro Prize is awarded for an outstanding book in the field of Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian. Parati's book analyzes literature and film by and about recent immigrants to Italy and was chosen for its "...broad and insightful study that effectively opens a new field in Italian studies and will remain a touchstone on the subject for years to come," according to the MLA. The MLA is the largest of American learned societies in the humanities and promotes the advancement of literary and linguistic studies. Parati's other books include Public History, Private Stories: Italian Women's Autobiography, and a number of edited volumes in migration studies and feminist studies. She teaches courses in 19th- and 20th-century Italian culture, Italian film, Italian American culture, and gender issues.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08