Ibrahim Elshamy ’10

Two students and a recent Dartmouth graduate have won prestigious national scholarship awards. Ibrahim Elshamy ’09, of Manchester, N.H., is one of nine national recipients of the 2010-2011 George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Elshamy, a double major in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Native American Studies, will pursue a master’s degree in peace and conflict studies at the University of Ulster.


Elizabeth Shribman ’10

Elizabeth Shribman ’10, from Pittsburgh, Pa., was awarded a 2010-2011 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship. A music major, Shribman will study music history at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She will also work with the management of the Czech Philharmonic.


Zachary Kaufman ’08

Zachary Kaufman ’08 has been named a 2010 Marshall Scholar. Kaufman, who aspires “to relentlessly fight infectious disease through research, service, and teaching,” will use the scholarship to complete a master’s and a PhD in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Dartmouth had a notable presence at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December. United States Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern ’73 led the negotiation for the United States. His team used C-ROADS, a climate-change computer modeling program developed by Dartmouth alumni who share ties to the late Donella Meadows, an environmental studies professor at Dartmouth. Tuck—the only business school to be formally represented at the summit—sent a delegation of faculty, students, and staff, led by Professor Anant Sundaram, as accredited observers. Dartmouth’s Climate Justice Research Project, a team of researchers led by Environmental Studies Professor Michael Dorsey and including undergraduate and graduate students, also attended. Learn more.


Jose Fernandez ’77

Jose Fernandez ’77, a Dartmouth trustee since 2002, was sworn in as assistant secretary of state for economic, energy, and business affairs on December 1. In this senior position in the U.S. State Department, he will work closely with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others to help set economic policy relating to issues such as food security, trade and investment, terrorist financing, energy, and strengthening ties with emerging economies. Fernandez, formerly an international and commercial lawyer at Latham & Watkins LLP in New York City, has stepped down from the Board, as required by his new position. He said that as a Dartmouth student “I was nurtured and challenged by educators and administrators ... who convinced me that a career in international law was not beyond my reach.”

Dartmouth’s Office of Public Affairs together tallied four awards in the 2010 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District I Communication Awards. Dartmouth Life earned gold and Vox of Dartmouth silver in the Newsletters/Newspapers category. The suite of materials supporting the Sustainability Initiative won silver in Community Relations Projects. A bronze in the specialty website section went to the website dedicated to the Inauguration of Jim Yong Kim as Dartmouth’s 17th president.

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