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September 20, 2012 issue

"Dartmouth ranked #1 for teaching, top 10 overall"

Black Family Visual Arts CenterDartmouth Celebrates Opening of the Black Family Visual Arts Center
A crowd of more than 450 gathered in Dartmouth's new Maffei Arts Plaza to celebrate the opening of the Black Family Visual Arts Center and the formal dedication of artist Ellsworth Kelly's Dartmouth Panels sculpture.

U.S. News U.S. News: Dartmouth No. 1 in Undergraduate Teaching for 4th Year, Top 10 Overall
Dartmouth has earned the top spot for "Strong Commitment to Teaching" for the fourth year in a row and moved into the top 10 national universities in U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2013" rankings.

Photographic CameraJames Nachtwey '70 Named First Roth Distinguished Visiting Scholar
The acclaimed photojournalist is spending the 2012-13 academic year teaching, presenting, and conducting research at Dartmouth.

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Carol FoltIncoming Students Welcomed at Convocation Ceremony
This month, President Carol L. Folt, filmmaker Ricki Stern '87, and Student Body President Suril Kantaria '13 addressed Dartmouth's newest students and marked the start of Dartmouth's 243rd year. See images from the opening of the academic year and President Folt's first term in this slideshow.

Yo-Yo MaCelebrated Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Launches the Hopkins Center's 50th Anniversary Season
Dartmouth's Year of the Arts and the Hopkins Center's 50th anniversary season kicked off in style last week, as the renowned cellist delivered a stirring performance and met with students.

vaccinationDartmouth Medical Research Closes In on New Tuberculosis Vaccine
Professor C. Fordham von Reyn '67, Med '69, shares news of a promising vaccine in the works, developed with colleagues in the United States and Tanzania.

Great Issues ScholarsInaugural Class of Great Issues Scholars Begins Senior Year
The first 40 undergraduate Dickey Center Great Issues Scholars have significantly contributed to the development of the program they helped start.

F. John KullChemistry Professor F. Jon Kull '88 Appointed Dean of Graduate Studies
Kull, a structural biologist and biochemist, is leading programs that support nearly 800 graduate students.

Emma BrushWomen's Soccer Rebounding Under Second-Year Coach Theresa Romagnolo
Women's soccer is off to a strong 4-2 start this fall as Corey Delaney '16 was named Co-Ivy League Rookie of the Week and tri-captain Emma Brush '13 was awarded Ivy League Player of the Week.

Joseph HelbleEducation for the Technology Ecosystem
The nation wants more engineers. In this interview, Thayer School Dean Joseph J. Helble explains why we need a different kind of engineer.

Susan AckermanRecalling Their College Years, Professors Offer Advice to the Class of 2016
Six faculty members, including Religion Professor Susan Ackerman '80 (in photo), talk about their own college journeys and early career ambitions.

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Alumni Cruise 2012Tulip Time Cruise
Experience the beauty, culture, and history of Holland and Belgium in the spring with German Professor Veronika Fuechtner.
Dartmouth in the fallFall for Dartmouth
Join us on campus this season for a range of events and activities, including Dartmouth Night and Homecoming, Faculty Chalk Talks, fall reunions, and our celebration of the Year of the Arts.
Todd CranfordLeading the Way: Alumni Award Winners
Eight extraordinary individuals have received the Dartmouth Alumni Award and the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
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