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|Michael Ermarth (Courtesy of Michael Ermarth)|
Filming is underway for North Face 1967, a documentary highlighting the most technically difficult rescue to date on Wyoming’s Grand Teton mountain. Professor of History Michael Ermarth, who joined the faculty in 1971, was part of that 1967 rescue, which involved lowering an injured victim 2,000 feet from the mountain’s north face. Ermarth recently attended a reunion of the Park Service mountain rescue team, which included Chief Climbing Ranger Pete Sinclair ’58. The team received the Interior Department Medal of Valor in 1968.
|Thomas Morrison (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)|
Tom Morrison, a Ph.D. candidate in the ecology and evolutionary biology program, received a $15,000 fellowship from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation in June. The Switzer Fellowship is one of the nation’s most prestigious academic awards for early-career environmental leaders, and awards are made annually to 20 outstanding environmental scholars from universities in New England and California. Morrison’s research examines the drivers of population decline in migratory wildlife in Tanzania. He led an Earthwatch Institute research project in that East African nation, studying giraffe, wildebeest, and zebra, and has also studied elephant genetics in Kenya.
Dartmouth has received an American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA magazine for the print edition of “Forever New: A Ten-Year Report” with a Certificate of Excellence. Graphic Designer Jermaine Johnson of the Office of Public Affairs designed President Emeritus James Wright’s 1998–2008 report. The national competition attracted 8,000 entries from advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporations, and institutions; about 15 percent of submissions were commended. View the online version at www.dartmouth.edu/~tenyearreport.
|Eric Zitzewitz (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)|
Eric Zitzewitz, associate professor of economics, received the 2009 Commonfund prize at the annual meeting of the European Finance Association (EFA), held in Bergen, Norway, in August. Zitzewitz, and co-authors Martijn Cremers and Antti Petajisto, both of the Yale School of Management, were recognized for “Should Benchmark Indices Have Alpha? Revisiting Performance Evaluation,” a study of how endowment asset managers are evaluated. The paper was named the best original research on endowment and foundation management.
Last Updated: 1/7/10