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Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students.

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Marie-Helene Bradley

Marie-Helene Bradley, instructor of French at the Rassias Foundation, has been named a "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes academiques" by the French government for "service rendered to French language and culture in the United States." Bradley began teaching Dartmouth Community French courses in the early 1980s under the auspices of the Department of French and Italian, then moved to the Rassias Foundation in 2005. She was honored locally at a private reception in November, and in spring 2009 will receive official recognition with her decoration from the French Consulate in Boston. Bradley says, "This award is a great joy and it means a lot to me because the people behind it are my students."

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Robin Catmur

Robin Catmur, acting director of the Office of Visa and Immigration Services, was awarded the 2008 Distinguished Service Award by region XI of the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA). She was recognized for outstanding work as the organization's regulatory ombudsperson. Catmur, who has worked at Dartmouth since 2000, advises international students, faculty, and staff on immigration regulations and procedures, and manages immigration affairs for the College.

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Thomas Crady

Dean of the College Thomas Crady has won a Pillar of the Profession Award from the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). The award honors individuals of professional distinction who have served as leaders in student affairs and higher education. Crady will be recognized with 12 other winners at the annual NASPA Conference in March. Crady came to Dartmouth in January 2008, having previously worked in student life at Iowa's Grinnell College since 1982.

Associate Professor of Classics Paul Christesen '88 has been named the Linda '82 and Paul Gridley Faculty Fellow in recognition of his work with students outside of the classroom. The award was given by Dean of the College Thomas Crady at a ceremony on campus in November. Five students were also honored with the annual Dean of the College Service Awards: Jessica Guthrie '10, president of the voter registration and turnout drive Vote Clamantis; Frances Vernon '10, co-founder of Link Up, a program that pairs senior women with first-year women to increase cross-class communication; and Jeremy Seidling '09, an avid advocate for club sports at Dartmouth. Co-winners Rebecca Poskin '09 and Myra Sack '10 founded Athletes United, a free, student-run recreational sports league for Upper Valley children.

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Worth Parker

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is a 2008 recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's first "Quality Care Award: Recognizing Outstanding QI (Quality Improvement) Processes and Accomplishments." The award was presented in conjunction with the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in October in Orlando, Fla. "The award is a great honor and recognizes the emphasis that we have placed on both involving the patient in his or her care, and on continuous process improvement," says Worth Parker, a pulmonologist who is director of DHMC's Cystic Fibrosis Center.  Parker also is associate professor of medicine and of pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School.

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Andrew Garrod

Andrew Garrod, professor of education, received the Good Work Award from the Association for Moral Education at its November conference. Garrod was recognized for his research and education efforts in Bosnia, the Marshall Islands, and the United States. In 2006, Garrod directed a multiethnic production of Romeo and Juliet, in Mostar, Bosnia-Hercegovina. He leads Dartmouth's Marshall Islands Teaching Internship program, and edits a book series about the college experiences of minority students.

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Larry Polansky

Larry Polansky, the Jacob H. Strauss Professor in Music, was recently featured in an article in the November/December issue of Chamber Music magazine. The article focused on Polansky's work as an innovative chamber music composer, describing him as "just about the smartest composer working today." Polansky, who is currently on sabbatical, teaches in the graduate program in electro-acoustic music, and undergraduate courses in computer music, theory, and composition. In April, he was awarded a New Directions Fellowship by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support his emerging interest in American Sign Language (ASL) poetry and performance.

Economics students Ting Cui '10 (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), Corey Eng '10 (Forest Hills, N.Y.), Joseph Huston '10 (San Antonio, Texas), Greg Rolfes '09 (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Henry Stewart '12 (Milwaukee, Wisc.), placed second in the 11th annual Fed Challenge intercollegiate economics competition in Boston on Nov. 17. A total of 17 institutions sent teams of students to present to a board of Federal Reserve economists on the status of the United States economy. Visiting Professor of Economics Frank Zarnowski coached the team.

A student team from the Tuck School of Business won the seventh-annual MBA Stock Pitch Competition at Cornell University on Nov. 7. Besting competitors from top universities nationwide, the Tuck team earned a $4,500 prize. Members included first-year students Wray Barber, Ryan DeGrass, and Claire Voorhees. "The opportunity to present to and engage with the distinguished panel of judges was an invaluable learning experience," says DeGrass. "The intense nature of the competition format placed a premium on effective teamwork, and we all learned a great deal."

 


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Last Updated: 12/17/08