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Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students

Did you or a colleague recently receive an award or honor? Tell us about it: vox.of.dartmouth@dartmouth.edu

South Block
South Block (Photo by Corinne Girouard)
Plan NH, a nonprofit organization that supports smart and sustainable growth, honored Dartmouth with a Merit Award for the South Block redevelopment project in downtown Hanover. The award recognizes excellence in planning, design, and development. South Block mixes rental housing with commercial space for independent businesses in a compact and pedestrian-friendly cluster. "[The project] is the result of a planning process that provided community members the opportunity to articulate their vision for the downtown growth," says Associate Director of Real Estate John Caulo, who oversaw the project. "The key characteristics of South Block are the same qualities that make Hanover such a distinctive and vibrant place to live, work, and play."
Media Production Group
Sawyer Broadley '08, Bart Thurber, curator of European art at the Hood, Professor Louise Hamlin, and Media Production Group's Michael Sacca. (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Dartmouth's Media Production Group (MPG) won a Circle of Excellence Gold Award for the video Ink Across Time from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The video, a collaboration between MPG, the studio art department, and Hood Museum of Art, documents the printing of a rare 17th-century copper engraving plate depicting St. Charles Borromeo, which is on loan to the Hood from art dealer Bob Dance '77. The film will be screened on Friday, July 24, at 5 p.m. in the Hood. Professor of Studio Art Louise Hamlin proposed the project and co-produced it with MPG's Michael Sacca, while Sawyer Broadley '08 did most of the editing. Ink Across Time ties the history of printmaking with contemporary practice. It takes viewers into local artists' studios to observe the creation of ink and engraving of copper, and gains historical context from the commentary of Hood Director Brian Kennedy and other museum professionals. Students from a printmaking course witnessed the printing of the St. Charles plate; the video will be used in art history and studio art courses and related Hood exhibitions. A grant from the Hood's Marc F. Sickel 1954 Memorial Fund enabled the completion of the film. This is the fifth CASE Gold Award that MPG has won since 2000.

Sara Sinclair
Sara "Scout" Sinclair (Photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

Computer science graduate student Sara "Scout" Sinclair has been named a 2009 Google Anita Borg Scholar. The $10,000 scholarship for women studying computer science is awarded annually on the basis of academic strength and demonstrated leadership. Sinclair, a member of the PKI/Trust Lab, focuses on the intersection of human organizations and secure systems. "I like using interdisciplinary techniques-such as those from psychology, sociology, and management-to inspire new technologies," she says. Sinclair will join other Google scholarship recipients in June at the 2009 Google Scholars Retreat in Mountain View, Calif., for three days of networking and professional development. She looks forward to catching up with former PKI/Trust Lab member Christopher Masone '02, A&S Grad '09, now a Google employee.

Loren Sands-Ramshaw '10, Richard George '70, Ryan Speers '11
Loren Sands-Ramshaw '10, Department of Defense Representative to the DoD IASP Richard George '70, and Ryan Speers '11. (Photo by Joseph Mehling '69)
Ryan Speers '11 and Loren Sands-Ramshaw '10 have been awarded Information Assurance Scholarships (IAS) by the Department of Defense (DoD). The scholarships fully fund study in cyber-security-related fields at National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAEs), as designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Scholarship recipients must work for the DoD for a period of time following graduation. "I've known for many years that I wanted to use my computer skills to work with the government to help my country," says Speers. "Over my time at Dartmouth, and especially after taking the computer science course ‘Privacy and Security,' it has become clear to me how much I enjoy the challenges of cyber security." The Institute for Security, Technology, and Society manages the IAS program at Dartmouth, overseeing the application process, connecting the scholars with on-campus faculty mentors, and coordinating other administrative details. This is the first year that Dartmouth students have been eligible for the program, as the College attained CAE-R (Research) status in June 2008.

 

 

Last Updated: 5/27/09