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Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students

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DannyDavid Blanchflower (Photos by Joseph Mehling ’69)

David G. Blanchflower, the Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Economics, was named economics columnist at The New Statesman in September. He will continue to write a regular monthly column in The Guardian, as well as occasional columns in The Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. Blanchflower also gave the keynote address at the Employment and Labour Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in Paris in late September. His speech, “What to Do About Rising Unemployment in OECD Countries,” was delivered to a policy forum of employment and labor ministers. Click here for details of the meetings.


Tanzeem ChoudhuryTanzeem Choudhury

Tanzeem Choudhury, assistant professor of Computer Science, has been named a TEDIndia Fellow for 2009. A complement to the U.S.-based TED and TEDGlobal programs, TEDIndia aims to “bring together young world-changers and trailblazers who have shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage,” and “provide a snapshot of the creativity and innovation emerging from South Asia.” Choudhury’s current research involves developing machine learning techniques for systems that can reason about human activities, interactions, and social networks in everyday environments.



C. Everett Koop ’37, President Jim Yong Kim, and John Orr

Dr. C. Everett Koop ’37, former U.S. Surgeon General (1982–1989) received an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, at an informal ceremony on campus in October. John Orr, president of RCSEd, bestowed the honor. The Royal College of Surgeons dates to 1505, and the fellowship recognizes Dr. Koop’s contributions to the standards of surgical practice. Prior to his appointment as surgeon general, Dr. Koop pioneered the field of pediatric surgery. He is currently the Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth Medical School and the senior scholar of the Koop Institute. Dr. Koop also celebrated his 93rd birthday on October 14 and reports that President Barack Obama called to wish him a happy birthday.


Tia MinnMyung Eun “Tia” Minn ’11
Tia Minn article

The Korean animation journal Animatoon published a paper by Myung Eun “Tia” Min ’11 in its October issue (No. 81, Volume 15). Min’s paper is titled “Watching Nelson Shin’s Life and Dreams in ‘Empress Chung,’” and investigates how the director’s relationship with his father is reflected in his adaptation of a famous Korean folk tale.



XeniaXenia Markowitt

On October 11, The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article by Xenia Markowitt, director of the Center for Women and Gender, titled “Is It My Job to Teach the Revolution?” The piece addresses the challenges faced by administrators who work in advocacy positions, as they teach students to find and use their voices.


Neukom logo

Three Ph.D. students have won Neukom Fellowships from the Neukom Institute for Computational Science for the inaugural 2009-2010 year. Each receives a full year of funding toward faculty-advised research in the development and application of computational techniques and methods in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Ramona Behravan is working in the music department on enhancing the retrieval of audio-visual materials in creative applications. Working with the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Jyothi Swaroop Guntupalli is researching how information is represented in the brain and how that representation changes during information processing. Genetics student Ryan J. Urbanowicz is developing a classifier system for the detection, characterization, and modeling of genetic heterogeneity.


PeckChris Peck

Digital Musics master’s candidate and noted composer Chris Peck’s collaboration with choreographer Milka Djordjevich, An Evening With Djordjevich and Peck, opened the fall season of the Chocolate Factory Theater in New York City last month. Performing a series of short works that examined the relationship between music and dance, the tables were often turned as Peck danced and Djordjevich played electric guitar and viola. The show ran for four nights and received lengthy reviews in Time Out New York and The New York Times, the latter praising the “mischievous and surprising duets” and the “quietly thoughtful meditations on the shared experience of live art.”


Kate SouleKate Soule

Kate Soule, director of budget and fiscal affairs for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, was recently elected vice president of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She is one of the few officers to serve at every organizational level of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Soule serves as secretary and treasurer of the Dartmouth chapter, president of Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northern New England, district chair, and is a Phi Beta Kappa Senator.




Tuck School of Business professors Vijay Govindarajan and Richard D’Aveni have both been named for a second time to the Thinkers 50, the fourth biennial ranking of the world’s most influential living management thinkers. Tuck professor Sydney Finkelstein was also honored, ranking second on the “Guru Radar”—a list of management thinkers to watch. Thinkers 50 aims to be “the definitive listing of the world’s top 50 business thinkers,” and a “guide of both thinkers and ideas that have shaped strategic management thinking today.”


Last Updated: 1/7/10