Kudos: Excellence in Psychiatry, Engineering, and More

Honors go to Bonfert-Taylor, Fortuna, Gemunden, Gleiser, Welter, and Witkowski.

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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Professor of Engineering Petra Bonfert-Taylor and Rémi Sharrock from l´Institut MinesTélécom were selected as finalists in the 2019 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning. The collaboration between Bonfert-Taylor and Sharrock is the "first dual-institution edX Prize finalist," according to the edX Prize committee, which recognized the professors for "outstanding contributions to online learning and education."

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Change the Subject, a documentary film about an attempt by Dartmouth students and librarians to remove the phrase "illegal alien" as a search term used by the Library of Congress, and replace it with "undocumented immigrant," was shown at the Boston Latino International Film Festival in September. 

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Karen Fortuna has been awarded an Early Career Investigator Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. "The purpose of this K01 Early Career Investigator Award from the National Institute of Mental Health is to develop a program of research developing and testing novel approaches to peer-delivered digital self-management interventions," writes the institute.

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Gerd Gemunden, the Sherman Fairchild Professor of the Humanities, has joined the board of the William P. amd Dewilda N. Harris German/Dartmouth Distinguished Visiting Professorship Program, and Viktor Witkowski, a lecturer in studio art, has become its director. Created to strengthen relationships between Dartmouth College and academic institutions in Germany, and to promote a deeper understanding between the two countries, the visiting professorship brings Germans from any academic, public, or artistic field to Dartmouth to teach, lecture, participate in conferences and joint research, contribute to departmental offerings, and establish ongoing collegial contacts. 

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Marcelo Gleiser has been honored by Educando by Worldfund at its annual education leadership award dinner. The non-profit organization focuses on education in Latin America. Gleiser also received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná in Brazil on Oct. 24.

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Carly Welter, Dartmouth's managing director of the parents and grandparents fund, has been featured in "40 Under 40" on the website EverTrue. "Carly has brought so much energy, professionalism and inspiration to Dartmouth. She's a thoughtful and attentive colleague, is incredibly positive and a pleasure to work with," writes the website.