Faculty

Faculty, Students, and Staff Honored for Their Work

Through the generous funding of President Hanlon, six faculty members received 2018 New Directions in Humanities Scholarship and Arts Practice grants.  The six are Zahra Ayubi (Religion), Antonio Gomez (Spanish and Portuguese), Enrico Riley (Studio Art), Jeffrey Ruoff (Film and Media Studies), Nirvana Tanouki (English), and Spencer Topel (Music). Congratulations to all and good luck with your projects.

Six members of the faculty have received inaugural New Directions in Humanities Scholarship and Arts Practice grants to pursue projects outside of their primary fields of expertise. The grants, administered by the Office of the Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities, with funding from the Office of the President, are designed help faculty in the arts and humanities to push the boundaries of their disciplines and follow their intellectual curiosity. “A sense of risk is implicit to this undertaking,” the call for proposals said. The awardees:

Dartmouth’s Ben Randolph ’15 Wins Beinecke Scholarship

Ben Randolph ’15, has been named a Beinecke Scholar, one of 20 college juniors nationally. The award, which supports the “graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise,” provides $4,000 prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Randolph, a comparative literature major from Louisville, Ky., plans to enter an interdisciplinary PhD program, concentrating on critical, theoretical approaches to literature and society.

“I’m interested in how, and why, our society privileges some people over others,” Randolph says. “Specifically, I want to ask why some people are naturally seen as having depth and complexity, while others are reduced to having stereotypical, derogatory motivations for their behavior.”