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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.

Karolina Kawiaka

Karolina Kawiaka, a senior lecturer in studio art and a practicing architect, has received a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant for the design and construction of two solar-powered sculpture installations. Kawiaka will use the grant to purchase the LEDs, solar panels, batteries, and construction materials for the project. She is working with Presidential Scholar Adam Dohner '10 on the design and construction. Kawiaka says, "I am excited to work formally with creating installations that will hopefully be beautiful and interactive. I also hope to teach viewers that new alternative energy technology has exciting possibilities-not only to create power, but to create compelling aesthetic experiences."

Courtney Kozul

Ph.D. candidate Courtney Kozul received the 2008 Karen Wetterhahn Award from the New England Membrane Enzyme Group (NUTMEG) at their annual conference in Woods Hole, Mass. Kozul is a graduate student in the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine and is supported by the Superfund Basic Research Program at Dartmouth and Dartmouth Medical School. The award honors the late Dartmouth chemistry professor Karen Wetterhahn. Kozul studies the effects of chronic low-dose arsenic exposure. "The most exciting part of my research is making an impact on an environmental health problem that affects millions of people around the world," she says. Kozul also recently received recognition for "Best Oral Presentation" at the Oct. 23 International Central and Eastern European Conference on Health and the Environment in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Keisha Luce

Keisha Luce, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies graduate student, has received a Dickey Center grant for the promotion of student initiatives. Luce will use the award to travel to Vietnam, where she will work on the project Sum and Parts, a documentary sculpture installation joining oral history and figurative sculpture to explore the personal and cultural history of the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Luce's thesis advisors are Myrna K. Frommer, visiting professor of liberal studies; Angela Rosenthal, associate professor of art history; and Brenda Garand, chair and associate professor of studio art. The Ella Lyman Cabot Trust is also supporting Luce's work. "I have extraordinary thesis advisors, and Ed Miller in the history department has been amazingly generous in helping make arrangements for my stay in Vietnam," says Luce.

David W. Nierenberg (Photo by Jon Gilbert Fox)

David W. Nierenberg, the Edward Tulloh Krumm Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Dartmouth Medical School and senior associate dean for medical education, has received the 2008 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award. One of the country's highest medical student teaching accolades, the award was established by the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society in 1988. Nierenberg accepted the award at the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting Nov. 1.

Gina O. Place

Gina O. Place, laboratory animal technician II (RALAT) in the Animal Resources Center, has won the 2008 Horizon Award as the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician of the Year from the Northern Mountain Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. The award recognizes a certified lab animal technician who has demonstrated outstanding performance in the field of laboratory animal husbandry and care. "This award is a big surprise for me, and I'm very happy that I was selected to receive it this year," says Place. "It shows that those I work with in the field of animal research have recognized my hard work; I'd like to thank all of them!"

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Last Updated: 12/17/08