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August 20, 2007 Issue

Volume XXVI • Issue 3

Wright Is a "New Englander of the Year"
President James Wright has been chosen a "New Englander of the Year" for 2007 by the New England Council.

Library Acquires Rare Sendak Collection
The Dartmouth College Library has acquired a considerable collection of books and artwork by Maurice Sendak, author of over 20 children's books and illustrator of over 80 more.

Dartmouth Donors Set New Standard for Generosity
Dartmouth celebrated another successful fund-raising year with $159.1 million in charitable gifts during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2007.

Merce Cunningham Tickets on Sale Aug. 22
Tickets for the Oct. 5 and 6 performances of XOVER by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company will go on sale to the public Aug. 22.

Haldeman Honored for "Rebuilding Trust"
The national leadership of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity presented Charles E. "Ed" Haldeman Jr. '70, chairman of the Dartmouth Board of Trustees, its biennial citation for distinguished career or professional achievement.

Mark Your Calendars for Fall Montgomery Fellows
Merce Cunningham, renowned choreographer and modern dance pioneer, will be in residence at Dartmouth with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Oct. 2 until 7.

On a Mission
Public school students Harini Natarajan, Olivia Graham, Eleanor Seaman, and Erika Tischbein, assisted by Dartmouth graduate student Jonathan Barlow, test robots they built and programmed this summer.

Dartmouth, Brookings Institution Announce Partnership
A program to improve the value of health care by addressing uneven quality and excess costs was unveiled recently by the Brookings Institution and Dartmouth.

The Future of 401K
A Dartmouth economist, working with colleagues from Harvard and MIT, has developed projections of future levels of retirement wealth to address what some analysts have called a "perfect storm" of events that threatens the retirement security of future retirees.

Community Cookout Goes Waste-Free
The Dartmouth Community Cookout will have a different look this year—there won't be a garbage can in sight. As part of Dartmouth's ongoing efforts to reduce waste and improve sustainability, the picnic for more than 3,500 people will produce absolutely no trash.

Bruce Duthu to Speak at Convocation
The 2007 Convocation address will be given by N. Bruce Duthu '80, the Gordon Russell Visiting Professor in Dartmouth's Native American Studies Program and a professor of law at Vermont Law School.

Subatomic Spin Doctors
An international team that includes a Dartmouth physicist has reported findings that could advance the emerging field of quantum information processing.

Social Justice Awards Nominations Due August 31
Dartmouth's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee will be accepting nominations for the College's annual Social Justice Awards.

Research Awards
Dartmouth researchers were awarded $38.9 million during June, including $4.7 million in new and competing awards.

When Is the Right Time?
A landmark nationwide study, published in the August issue of Pediatrics, is the first ever to prospectively examine the decision-making process of over 4,000 mothers and their physicians around the readiness of mothers and their infants to leave the hospital after childbirth.

Dartmouth to Host Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate
On Sept. 26, 2007, Dartmouth College will once again be at the center of the national political stage when the College hosts and co-sponsors a Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate as the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination heats up.

Liberal Arts in the Persian Gulf
The American University of Kuwait and the Legacy Project are co-sponsors of a workshop taking place Aug. 20 through 24 on liberal education in the Arabian Peninsula.

Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students

Trading Places
William Chacon, a college student from Nicaragua, delivers a presentation about his experience with sustainable farming to Dartmouth students in an Ecological Agriculture class. Chacon was one of six students and a professor from the University of the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (URACCAN) who visited Dartmouth for 10 days in July.

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