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"East Africa Remakes the World," an article published in the November 2008 issue of American Theatre, features "Eti! East Africa Speaks!," a summer 2008 program co-organized by Laura Edmondson, assistant professor of theater. The program brought 11 East African theater artists (representing Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda) to Dartmouth for a two-week residency, followed by a stay in New York City. Edmondson also co-wrote Forged in Fire, a collaborative performance piece presented during the residency. Co-sponsored by the Department of Theater, "Eti! East Africa Speaks!" was also part of Dartmouth's 2008 Summer Arts Festival, AFRICAS. The article suggests that exchange programs to the United States, such as Eti!, "loom large in [East Africa's] ongoing act of transformation."
For his work overseeing the 27,000-acre Second College Grant, College Forester Kevin Evans received the Austin Cary Practicing Professional Award from the New England division of the Society of American Foresters. Evans "has shown a commitment to science and skill that is not limited to silviculture (cultivating trees) but broadened to good forest stewardship and sustainability," according to the citation. "It's great," says Evans. "It was quite a shocker when they called me."
Stories written by Kelly Seaman, writer and editor in the Office of Public Affairs, contributed to two awards for albemarle magazine, based in Charlottesville, Va., from the International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA). Albemarle won a bronze medal for 2008 in the category Art Direction of a Single Story, for "Autumn Leaves," written by Seaman and published in the October/November 2007 issue. IRMA also recognized albemarle with a 2008 silver medal for Overall Art Direction (up to 40,000 circulation), for 2007, while Seaman was the magazine's contributing garden editor.
A paper authored by Nancy Serrell, M.A.L.S. '00, director for outreach in the Provost's Office, appears in the spring 2009 issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action. Rosemary M. Caron, a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School's program in pharmacology and toxicology, is one of the paper's co-authors. The article, on lead poisoning prevention outreach in Manchester, N.H., details the successful collaboration of the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research Program, the Manchester (N.H.) Health Department, and Greater Manchester Partners Against Lead Poisoning.
Tom Zoellner, a student in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.) creative writing program, appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on April 2, to discuss his most recent book Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock that Shaped the World. Stewart, after joking that he intended to interview experts on every element of the periodic table, quizzed Zoellner on the challenging paradoxes uranium presents for the 21st century. Zoellner is also the author of The Heartless Stone, an investigation into the diamond industry, and co-author, with Paul Rusesabagina, of Rusesabagina's autobiography An Ordinary Man. Rusesabagina, who saved the lives of more than 1,000 people during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, was the inspiration for the film Hotel Rwanda. Click here to watch the show.
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Last Updated: 5/11/09