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March 15, 2012 issue

The LoraxThe Lorax is a Dartmouth tale
So says Professor Donald Pease in a video marking the debut of the film Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, produced by Christopher Meledandri '81. Pease also shares the "story behind the story" of The Lorax.

Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga Statecraft and service
During a two-day visit to Dartmouth this month, Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga honored service to Kosovo by dean and physician James Strickler '50, DMS '51. President Jahjaga also gave a public lecture about her young nation and met with Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff. See photos; watch video.

Dorothy and Robert KingThe gift of a Dartmouth education
Dorothy and Robert King '57 are helping to address the problem of global poverty by establishing a scholarship program for exceptional students from developing nations.

Quick links:
French flagInternational honor
Lawrence Kritzman, professor of French and of comparative literature, has been named to the Legion d'Honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Jennifer LawsonHere's your spring syllabus
Actually, it's a list of must-reads from Dartmouth faculty including John Carey, Kate Conley, Douglas Irwin, Jennifer Lind, Richard Wright, and more.

Bradley DuchaineDo I know you?
Bradley Duchaine, associate professor of psychology and brain science, investigates what goes awry in prosopagnosia, a neurological condition that keeps people from recognizing faces.

Kyle HendricksVideo: Spring training with MLB pitcher Kyle Hendricks '12
Hendricks preps for the Texas Rangers by returning to Dartmouth, for classes as well as for time in the field house and weight room. Did you know Dartmouth has been fielding a baseball team since the 1860s?

Vox the VoteSpeak up, Dartmouth alumni
Balloting is underway and continues through April 11 as Dartmouth alumni nominate three new trustees and elect an Association of Alumni Executive Committee. Learn more at Vox the Vote.

ForbesProtecting consumers
Continuing media attention to Dartmouth's arsenic research includes calls for the FDA to pay attention to the food safety of rice products.

Dartmouth EngineerCool companies
Dartmouth Engineer magazine catches up with young alumni who've launched innovative startup ventures.

Dartmouth Alumni MagazineStar struck
Dartmouth Alumni Magazine drops in on Professor Brian Chaboyer's course "Exploring the Universe."

$300 HousePrototyping the $300 House
It's a concept Tuck Professor Vijay Govindarajan has seen come a long way since an August 2010 blog post. The Financial Times reports on a Tuck-hosted international workshop from which the first ultra-affordable homes emerged.

Stay connected:
President Jim Yong KimDartmouth on location
Join President Jim Yong Kim and Dartmouth experts in New York City on April 27 to explore "Reciprocating Creativity: The Friendship of Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. More information/registration.
Dartmouth Alumni TravelDartmouth Alumni Travel
A feast for all of your senses! Join fellow alumni and friends for Flavors of Northern Italy, August 25 to September 2, 2012, with Graziella Parati, chair of the Department of French and Italian. More information/registration.

Last Updated: 4/12/12