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Seiterle '98 wins Olympic gold

Dominic Seiterle '98 (fourth from left in photo) is Dartmouth's newest Olympic medalist. Seiterle and his Canadian teammates took the gold medal in men's heavyweight rowing at the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing on August 17. The World-Champion Canadians finished the 2,000-meter course in 5:23.89, to Great Britain's 5:25.11 and the defending Olympic champion American team's 5:25.34. Seiterle previously competed at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia.

Canadian men's heavyweight crew takes the gold medal at the XXIX Olympiad August 17. Starboard rower Dominic Selterle '98 is fourth from left. (Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)
Register Now for Administrative Professionals Development Week

A new educational opportunity is available to Dartmouth staff through the Professional Education & Advance Knowledge (PEAK) Program, September 8 through 12. Sessions will cover topics including core business and technical skills, career development, and work/life balance. The program coincides with the College's first Administrative Professionals Development Week.

"Creating professional development opportunities for staff is an ongoing priority," says Traci Nordberg, chief human resources officer. "This dedicated week of learning builds on previous programs such as the annual Support Staff Conference and the Dartmouth-Staff Partnership events. It promises to offer a rich educational experience, and I encourage employees to identify those courses that are most applicable to their work and specific goals."

Employees may register in advance or in person at the session they wish to attend. Call 646-3411 for information.

Campaign on track to raise $1.3 Billion

The Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience reached a milestone in June as it surpassed the $1.1 billion mark. The campaign is on track to raise the remaining $200 million of the $1.3 billion goal by its scheduled end-date in December 2009. Total giving for fiscal year 2008 was $168 million, an increase over the $159 million raised last year. Gifts from alumni, parents, and friends are enabling the College to make important advances in its priorities: leading-edge teaching and scholarship, residential and campus life, and financial aid.

NSF grant funds polar sciences, engineering program
Ross Virginia (Photo courtesy Ross Virginia)

The Dickey Center for International Understanding, through its Institute for Arctic Studies, has been awarded nearly $3 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. The five-year grant supports the development of an interdisciplinary doctoral program in the polar sciences and engineering with a focus on rapid environmental change. Ross Virginia, professor of environmental studies and director of the Institute of Arctic Studies, is principal investigator of the project.




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Last Updated: 12/17/08