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December 20, 2012 issue

Holiday Greetings; Dartmouth’s 18th President

Philip HanlonPhilip J. Hanlon ’77 Is Named 18th President of Dartmouth
President-Elect Hanlon, 57, serves as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, where he is also the Donald J. Lewis Professor of Mathematics. He will take office July 1, 2013.

Happy Holidays from DartmouthHappy Holidays From Hanover
Check out this playful performance of Winter Wonderland by Kaitlyn Sheehan ’09 and Derrick T. Smith ’07, and remember snowy days at the College on the hill.

Maria Laskaris Dartmouth Admits 464 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2017
“The students admitted in early decision are an exceptionally accomplished and passionate group of students,” says Maria Laskaris ’84, dean of admissions and financial aid.

Quick Links

Jamie HortonDartmouth Theater Professor Has Role in the Film ‘Lincoln’
When associate professor of theater Jamie Horton appeared in a Dartmouth production of Eurydice, he never imagined that it would lead to a role in Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Lincoln.

Scientist at workIs Being a Scientist All About the Science? Actually, It Is
Who says a bad idea can’t lead to a good one? This tongue-in-cheek response by a group of graduate students is a lively and compelling look at scientists at work.

Student on campusRemaining on Campus Is a Break From the Bustle
For some students, winter break isn’t a vacation. The six-week interim is keeping researchers, athletes, and others busy on campus.

Donald PeasePease Awarded the Prestigious Bode-Pearson Prize in American Studies
Donald Pease, one of Dartmouth’s best-known professors, has been awarded the 2012 Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for Outstanding Contributions to American Studies.

The New York TimesCancer Survivor or Victim of Overdiagnosis?
Professor H. Gilbert Welch questions advice women have received for decades: that one of the most valuable things they can do for their health is get regular mammograms.

Science AAASSix Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
Professors Christopher Amos, Michael Dietrich, Carolyn Gordon, Todd Heatherton, Mark Israel, and Ronald Taylor are among the 702 new fellows recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Stay Connected:
ChicagoDartmouth on Location
Join Professors Susan Ackerman ’80 and Peter Saccio in Cincinnati and Chicago in February for alumni programs featuring the Dead Sea Scrolls and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
ItalyItalian Masterpieces: Rome to Naples Aboard the Sea Cloud II
Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean spring on our cruise with music Professor Steve Swayne from May 20-28. View masterworks of art and architecture and enjoy private visits to estates, palazzi, and workshops.
AlumniGreenways: Coming Home
Mark your calendars for a celebration of coeducation in Hanover, April 5-7, 2013, an exciting weekend of meaningful conversation and gatherings to recognize the historic change that occurred in the fall of 1972.
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Last Updated: 12/20/12