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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: vox.of.dartmouth@dartmouth.edu

DannyDavid Blanchflower (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

David “Danny” Blanchflower, the Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Economics, was awarded an honorary degree by Queen Mary College, University of London, at a ceremony in London on July 16. Blanchflower took three years leave from Dartmouth to become a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee that sets interest rates in the United Kingdom. He completed his term in May and has returned to Dartmouth. In June he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.


Tanzeem ChoudhuryTanzeem Choudhury (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has invited Tanzeem Choudhury, assistant professor of computer science, to attend the Frontiers of Engineering symposium this September. Choudhury will join 87 of the “country’s most promising young engineers” from academia and institutions such as Microsoft, IBM, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Participants will examine topics including engineering the health-care delivery system, nano/micro photonics, and sustainable infrastructures. A 2009 National Science Foundation CAREER award winner, Choudhury works on developing computational techniques to better understand and predict human behavior and social interactions.


Rachael C-GRachael Class-Giguere (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Rachael K. Class-Giguere, the director of undergraduate housing for the Office of Residential Life, was selected to serve as the national class officer chair of the Wheaton College Alumnae/i Board of Directors in June. A 1991 graduate of Wheaton, a four-year, private liberal arts college in Norton, Mass., Class-Giguere will serve a three-year term.


Aine DonovanAine Donovan  (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Aine Donovan, the executive director of Dartmouth’s Ethics Institute, was recently appointed to the New Hampshire Civics Education Task Force instituted by retired Supreme Court justice David Souter, a Granite State native. The group is composed of thought leaders from throughout the state who will work to reinvigorate a sense of civic responsibility in today’s youth and improve civics instruction in the schools. According to Donovan, Souter was inspired to found the program by his friend and fellow Supreme Court justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, who started a similar program in Arizona after stepping down from the bench.


Todd HTodd Heatherton (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Todd Heatherton, the Champion International Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, was elected president of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in July. The society, with over 5,500 members, is the largest organization of social and personality psychologists in the world. Heatherton received an award from SPSP in 2005 for distinguished service on behalf of social-personality psychology. His research interests include the neural basis of social cognition, interpersonal aspects of self-esteem, and media influence on substance use by adolescents.


Scott ReaScott Rea (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Computing Services’ Scott Rea was named chair in July of the Americas Grid Policy Management Authority (TAGPMA), a federation of computer authentication providers headed by those responsible for grids in North, Central, and South America. Rea is director of the Operating Authority for Higher Education Bridge Certification Authority (HEBCA), responsible for overseeing the operations of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) identity federation serving universities and colleges throughout the United States. He is also Dartmouth’s senior PKI architect and a research associate for the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth.

By BONNIE BARBER and STEVEN J. SMITH

Last Updated: 9/2/09