Kudos: Excellence in Math, Music, Architecture, and More

Honors go to faculty members Mirica, Gordon, Rose, and Fure, and to DALI.

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].

Katherine Mirica, an assistant professor of chemistry, is a recipient of a 2018 PMSE (polymer materials science and engineering) Young Investigators Award from the American Chemical Society. She is one of 21 young scientists from academia, industry, and national laboratories who have made significant contributions to their fields within polymer science and engineering. They will be honored during a symposium at the 256th national meeting of the American Chemical Society to be held in Boston Aug. 19-23. At the symposium, Mirica will give a 25-minute lecture on her research.

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Carolyn Gordon, the Benjamin Cheney Professor in Mathematics, has been named an inaugural fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics. The Fellows Program was established “to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the support and advancement of women in the mathematical sciences,” according to its website. The fellows were honored on Jan. 10 at the AWM Reception and Award Ceremony at the Joint Mathematical Meetings in San Diego.

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The Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation (DALI) Lab has received a 2018 Excellence in Architecture Design Award from the American Institute of Architects, New Hampshire. The institute cites the DALI Lab as creating “an environment that encourages students to build on their computer and technology skills and think creatively about ideas and problem-solving. The open and fluid design reflects DALI’s innovative, high energy culture and process. With an industrial ‘start-up’ sensibility, the space fosters communication, collaboration and the free exchange of ideas. ”

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Julie Rose, assistant professor of government, was awarded the New England Political Science Association’s 2017 John C. Donovan Prize for the best paper written by a faculty member. The prize, awarded at the association’s 2017 annual meeting in Providence, R.I., was in recognition of her paper, “The Value of Economic Growth.” Rose, whose primary area of research is contemporary political philosophy, with a focus on issues of economic justice, is preparing the paper for publication.

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Award-winning composer Ashley Fure, an assistant professor of music, was featured in James Oestreich’s Jan. 11 “NYT Critics Pick” review of the New York Philharmonic’s recent showcase of five women composers. “Ashley Fure contributed ‘Therefore I Was’ (2012), an attempt to depict the neural and muscular disconnects of a grandmother suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The brilliant performers—Carter Brey, cellist; Steven Beck, pianist; and Daniel Druckman, percussionist—produced all manner of haunting effects: dry scrapes, ominous rumbles, jarring crashes. It was hardly pleasant, but for at least one listener who has seen the condition at close hand, it proved moving and will undoubtedly live in the memory,” Oestreich wrote.