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Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students

Brevan D'Angelo '10 and Nick Weir '09, both members of SigEp, have been named Ruck Scholars by Sigma Phi Epsilon national fraternity. Weir is a biological sciences major and varsity track athlete.  D'Angelo, a cognitive science major, plays alto saxophone for the Barbary Coast jazz ensemble. Both attended SigEp's Ruck Leadership Institute last June, with support from the Whitney Eastman Fund, created with donations from Dartmouth SigEp alumni.

Raúl Bueno-Chávez (Photo by Thomas Garbelotti)
Raúl Bueno-Chávez, professor of Spanish and Portuguese as well as Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies, has been recognized with an honorary professorship from the Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru. At the award ceremony in Lima this summer, Carlos García-Bedoya of the University of San Marcos stated, "Raúl Bueno is undoubtedly one of the most relevant intellectuals in the field of literary and cultural studies of not only Peru, but Latin America. ... [As a teacher] he has the ability to convey the most complex theoretical concepts with utmost clarity." Bueno-Chávez is the author of five scholarly books and three books of poetry. He teaches courses including "Andean Indigenist Novel" and "Literature, Culture, and Society in the Hispanic World."

Tanzeem Choudhury (Photo by Joseph Mehling '69)
Tanzeem Choudhury, assistant professor of computer science, has been named to the 2008 TR35, an annual listing from Technology Review magazine thatfeatures the world's top innovators under the age of 35. Choudhury is recognized for her research in developing computational techniques to better understand, and perhaps someday predict, human activities and social interactions. "I use sensors to make sense of people," she says, referencing her work with mobile sensors, tiny computers that can be embedded virtually anywhere, such as on a person, in cell phones, in a car, or on a bicycle. Choudhury will be featured in the September issue ofTechnology Reviewand honored at the EmTech08 Conference to be held at MIT next month.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08