Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students

Did you or a colleague recently receive an award or honor? Tell us about it:


Sarah Allan (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Professor Sarah Allan, the Burlington Northern Foundation Professor of Asian Studies in honor of Richard M. Bressler, is the recipient of a 2009–10 “Distinguished Fellowship” from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Allan’s project, “Written on Bamboo: Advocating Abdication in Warring States’ Bamboo-slip Manuscripts,” researches a selection of late fourth-century BCE manuscripts that discuss succession by choosing the most worthy (abdication) as an alternative to hereditary rule. Allan is combining the fellowship with a sabbatical year. The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, supports and promotes the understanding of Chinese culture and society overseas.


A number of Dartmouth writers are represented in the 2010 issue of Bloodroot Literary Magazine, an annual literary journal based in Thetford Center, Vt. Danny Dover, a keyboard technician in the Hopkins Center, won second place in the magazine’s annual poetry contest with his poem “Yukon Territory.” Professor of English Ivy Schweitzer received an honorable mention for her poem, “Elegy for a Miniskirt (Fawn, Suede).” Classics Professor Phyllis Katz and Parker Towle, MD, of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center were also published in the issue.


Charlene Bradley (courtesy of Charlene Bradley)

Charlene “Charley” Bradley, director of nursing at Dick’s House, received the 2009 President’s Award, the highest honor given by the New England College Health Association (NECHA), at the Combined Meeting of the New England and New York State College Health Association last fall. Bradley was recognized for making contributions to Dartmouth and its students, as well as to the field of college health.


Dartmouth Alumni Magazine won a first place 2009 Eddie Award, recognizing editorial and design excellence. The Eddies are administered by the online magazine and e-media company Folio and are the largest competition for magazines in the country. DAM, edited by Sean Plottner, was named a Gold Winner in competition with other association or nonprofit magazines that publish six or more times a year.


Jennifer Lind (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Assistant Professor of Government Jennifer Lind was recently selected to participate in the “US-Japan Network for the Future” program, run by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation in collaboration with the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. The new two-year program is aimed at identifying and supporting the next generation of American public policy intellectuals interested in Japan. Lind, along with 14 other specialists, will participate in a series of meetings, workshops, and a study trip to Japan, concluding with a presentation of findings at a policy brief session in Washington, D.C.


Larry Polansky (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Larry Polansky, the Jacob H. Strauss Professor in Music, was featured in the “People & Ideas in Profile” cover story series of the American Music Center’s web magazine NewMusicBox in January. The feature includes a lengthy interview and video. The introduction states, “few people have had as significant an impact on as many facets of contemporary music and how it is made and disseminated as Larry Polansky.” Polansky is nearing the end of his New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which supports his emerging interest in American Sign Language (ASL) poetry and performance.


Kenneth Reade (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Kenneth Reade, associate director of the Office of Visa and Immigration Services, served a year-long elected post as New England regional Chair to NAFSA: Association of International Educators in 2009, and is continuing to advise NAFSA in 2010 as a member of their Regional Affairs Committee. NAFSA is the world’s leading association promoting international education and providing professional development to the field.


Thomas N. Ward (photo by Mark Washburn)

Thomas N. Ward was named editor-in-chief of the professional journal Headache Currents by the American Headache Society (AHS) in January. Ward is a professor of neurology at Dartmouth Medical School and co-director of the Headache Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Headache Currents is published as part of the AHS official journal Headache.

Writing and research also by Whitney Campbell Intern Jocelyn Krauss ’10

Bonnie Barber