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April 12, 2012 issue

"Visual Arts Center and Medical School Named"

Black Arts CenterVisual Arts Center Named in Honor of the Leon Black Family
A new wall sculpture by Ellsworth Kelly commissioned by the Black family will enhance Dartmouth's Arts District for the Black Family Visual Arts Center's September 2012 opening.

Audrey and Ted Geisel The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Honoring the Geisel family's profound commitment to Dartmouth, the medical school has been named in honor of Audrey and Theodor Geisel, Class of 1925. Ted Geisel, of course, is best-known as the beloved author Dr. Seuss.

President KimDartmouth in Global Spotlight with World Bank Nomination
The nomination of President Jim Yong Kim to be the next president of the World Bank has been a consistent presence in national and international media since President Barack Obama's March 23 announcement.

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French flagNew Partnership for Health Care Delivery
Dartmouth is working with the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China on the advancement of health care delivery and services in China.

Those Who Have Borne the BattleThose Who Have Borne the Battle
"When we talk about the sons and daughters fighting in wars—it's not the sons and daughters of most of us," says President Emeritus James Wright, who has just published a new book about America's veterans.

Class of 2016Dartmouth Wants You
The first look at this welcome-to-Dartmouth video went to the 2,180 students invited to join the Class of 2016. Offers were made to students from all 50 states and from 49 countries. With a 9.4 percent rate of admission, 2012 marks the College's most competitive year yet.

Scholarship recipientsThe World's Troubles are Their Troubles
Dartmouth juniors Emma Smith '13, Jason Curley '13, Marissa Lynn '13, and Andrew Zureick '13 each have ambitions to change the world. Their achievements and aspirations have brought them prestigious scholarship support from the Truman, Udall, and Goldwater foundations.

60 MinutesJust Another Pretty Face
Professor Bradley Duchaine appeared on 60 Minutes and explained to Leslie Stahl what it is like to live with prosopagnosia, a neural condition that renders people unable to recognize faces.

Vox the VoteRunaway Planets
Whole solar systems leaving the galaxy? It's science, not science fiction. Dartmouth research explains how the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center can send stars and planets packing.

Wills BegorLeveraging Learning Opportunities
Meet Wills Begor '12, whose Dartmouth experience includes being co-author of a published economic policy paper, co-founder of a nonprofit, and a professionally accredited craftsperson.

Dartmouth EngineerPlay Ball!
Dartmouth softball played its home opener at the new Dartmouth Softball Park. Athletic Director Harry Sheehy calls the complex "one of the premier facilities in the Northeast."

Dartmouth Alumni MagazineThe Future of Science
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships go to the top researchers-in-training in the country. This year, seven Dartmouth students were awarded funding to pursue their scientific training.

Tuck EntrepreneursRaising New Orleans
Drawn by the mission of rebuilding New Orleans through entrepreneurship, eight Tuck students volunteered their spring break to help a promising startup reach new levels of success. Their teamwork took the top prize at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.

Dartmouth Formula HybridVroom, Vroom!
Thayer School welcomes 36 teams of undergraduate and graduate engineering students from around the world—and the high-performance hybrid and electric race cars they built—to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., for Dartmouth's sixth-annual Formula Hybrid Competition.

Dartmouth flagStrategic Planning: Getting Down to Work
As Dartmouth embraces the opportunity to imagine its future, faculty members David Bucci; Antonio Tillis; Lindsay Whaley; and Leslie Fall, Geisel '90, explain how the working groups they lead are gathering innovative ideas.

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Alumni ReunionsDartmouth Reunions
June will be here before you know it. Celebrate enduring friendships, rediscover the campus, come back to the classroom, and remember the people and places that changed your life. It's your Dartmouth reunion. We can't wait to welcome you home. More information/registration.
Apulia, ItalyDartmouth Alumni Travel
Graziella Parati, the Paul D. Paganucci Chair of Italian Literature and Language , accompanies two trips to bella Italia this summer. Join fellow alumni and friends for Apulia: Undiscovered Italy, June 12 to 20, and Flavors of Northern Italy, August 25 to September 2. More information/registration.
Chicago skylinePresident Jim Yong Kim Visits Chicago Alumni
Hear from President Jim Yong Kim '82a about "Traditions of Leadership and Innovation at Dartmouth" and connect with alumni and friends. The Dartmouth Club of Chicago welcomes you to the InterContinental Chicago for a reception, lunch, and program on May 9. More information/registration.
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