Kudos: Faculty, Students, and Staff Honored for Their Work

Honors recognize excellence in musicology, forestry, photography, and more.

Kudos is an occasional column that recognizes Dartmouth faculty, students, and staff who have received awards or other honors. Did you or a colleague recently receive an award or honor? Please tell us about it: [email protected]

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The Music of Central Asia, co-edited by Theodore Levin, the Arthur R. Virgin Professor of Music, was recently awarded the American Library Association Reference and User Services Association 2018 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work. The medal was established in 1974 at the suggestion of then-Dartmouth Dean of Libraries Edward Lathem, who said that no special honor existed in the United States for distinguished achievement relating to the creation of works of reference resources centrally important to libraries and to the pursuit of learning.

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The Forest Stewards Guild has designated The Dartmouth Second College Grant as a Model Forest, commending College Woodlands Operations Director Kevin Evans and Woodlands Assistant Forester Riley Patry for demonstrating the guild’s principles of forest stewardship by fostering high-quality forested ecosystems that are rich in history and learning potential.

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Lauren Oliver, assistant director for residential education, has been selected as one of 25 members of the inaugural NASPA NOW cohort of new student affairs professionals nationwide. NASPA, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, created the NASPA NOW program to “recognize the impact that new professionals and graduate students have upon the student affairs profession,” according to its website.

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Tyné Angela Freeman ’17 has been nominated for an Independent Music Award for Bridges, an album of music she produced with musicians from around the world as part of her senior fellowship at Dartmouth. According to its website, “The IMAs honor the most exceptional music, video, concert photography, and designs by established and emerging talent.” The awards will be given at Lincoln Center on March 31.

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Assistant Professor of Studio Art Christina Seely has received a 2017 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, established by the late John Gutmann, an internationally recognized photographer and founder of San Francisco State University’s photography department. The fellowship, administered by The San Francisco Foundation, is “awarded annually to emerging artists in the field of creative photography who exhibit professional accomplishment and serious artistic commitment,” according to the foundation’s website. Sandra Phillips, curator emerita of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, says the selection committee sees Seely’s work as “a challenging, thoughtful, and unique set of responses to the dynamic environmental changes we now face.”

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In January, we reported that Dartmouth Librarian Laura Braunstein had her first crossword puzzle published in The New York Times—with co-constructor Erik Agard. March 21 marked her solo debut crossword in the newspaper. She’s also been working closely with two alumni constructors, Andrew Kingsley ’16 and Nate Cardin ’05, who have contributed crosswords to a charity project called Queer Qrosswords, with proceeds going to LGBTQ organizations.