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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

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Sanborn House, home of the English department (all photos by Joseph Mehling ’69 unless otherwise noted)

Three faculty members in English have received grants to support their work on current book projects. Colleen Glenney Boggs, associate professor of English, received a sabbatical fellowship from the American Philosophical Society. The fellowship is funding research in 2009-10 for her book, "Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and the Construction of Modern Subjectivity," which examines 19th-century animal representations and their influence on modern notions of individual and collective identity. "This project is driven by theoretical questions regarding the relationship between animals and human beings," she says. Monika Otter, associate professor of English, has received an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) grant for a year's supported re-search leave. She is using it to finish her book, "First Persons: Voices and Masks in Latin Literature of the High Middle Ages." According to the ACLS website, the book "explores the literature of the High Middle Ages, particularly its imaginative, playful, and problematic uses of the first person." Barbara Will, associate professor of English, received a grant from the American Philosophical Society to fund a year-long sabbatical. She is working on completing her book "Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma," a study of the relationship between modernist writer Gertrude Stein and French historian Bernard Faÿ, who protected Stein from persecution by France's Vichy regime. Will also received a residential fellowship to support the same project from the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, where she will be in residence during winter and spring terms 2010.


Floren Varsity House

In its September 2009 issue, Environmental Design + Construction (ED+C) magazine will recognize Floren Varsity House for its "clear commitment to green building and sustainable design."
Floren received an honorable mention as one of nine college facilities nationwide honored by ED+C's Excellence in Design Awards in the education category. Opened in 2007, Floren provides varsity athletes with a 10,000-square-foot strength-training center, a 130-person "smart" classroom, meeting rooms, football locker room and equipment facilities, and offices for four sports. "This is a first-class training and teaching facility that impacts our varsity teams every day and vividly demonstrates Dartmouth's commitment to athletics to prospective student-athletes," says Bob Ceplikas '78, acting director of Athletics and Recreation.


Joseph Henderson

Joseph V. Henderson, M.D., professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and director of the Interactive Media Laboratory, has received the 2009 Patron Award from the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN).
The IAFN represents clinicians who practice forensic nursing-the application of nursing and forensic science to public or legal proceedings. Henderson was selected for his work leading the team that created "Sexual Assault: Forensic and Clinical Management," a Virtual Practicum® Program based on the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations. Released in April 2008, the program provides expert instruction for health-care professionals. Click here to read more.

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Non Building Structure (courtesy of Soo Sunny Park)

The work of Soo Sunny Park, assistant professor of studio art, is featured in the ART LOT outdoor sculpture show at 206 Columbia Street in Brooklyn, N.Y., through October 1.
Park's large sculpture, Non Building Structure, uses metal construction studs to form a fluid, dynamic drawing in space. "The structure is inspired by cellular arrangements in living organisms and algorithmically based forms found in computer aided drawings," says Park. "It is repetitive in configuration, yet distorted and unpredictable." Park creates large-scale sculpture and installation using nontraditional materials and has exhibited her work nationwide.


Kevin Peterson

Kevin J. Peterson, associate professor of biological sciences, has been awarded the President's Medal by the Palaeontological Association
, an international learned society based in the United Kingdom. The medal, given to a scientist at mid-career, acknowledges the winner's outstanding contributions thus far, and the anticipation of further significant contributions to the field of paleontology. Peterson is a molecular paleobiologist, whose research has focused on the Cambrian explosion, the sudden appearance of a diversity of complex animals about 520 million years ago.

Last Updated: 7/24/09