Russian-American Photographs Native Alaska (The New York Times)

The New York Times highlights the work of Dartmouth’s Sergei A. Kan in a story about amateur photographer Vincent Soboleff, a Russian-American who captured images of the Tlingit community of Alaska during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Kan, a professor anthropology and of Native American studies, is the author of the new book A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country: Vincent Soboleff in Alaska. “Mr. Kan’s rigorous study focuses on the pictures of people, particularly scenes of work, celebration, and play, as well as of the interface between Native and non-Native populations,” writes the Times.

Published 7/17/13 by The New York Times.

More Than Three Centuries of Teaching Hailed

Former Dartmouth President and history Professor James Wright, along with eight other retiring Arts & Sciences faculty members attended their last commencement on June 9, receiving acknowledgement and applause from the graduates of 2013 as they all begin new phases of their lives. Together, these teachers, scholars, and mentors have a combined 334 years of service to Dartmouth, and many say retirement is not the end of their work, but the start of a new phase.

James Wright, history

Wright, the 16th Dartmouth President in the Wheelock Succession, identified himself as an historian first throughout his 44 years at the College.

He served as president from 1998 to 2009, and held many other roles at Dartmouth including associate dean, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, acting president, and provost. But his first love was always teaching, said Barry Scherr, retiring professor of Russian who served as provost under Wright.

Dartmouth Discovery: Journals

Dartmouth’s prolific scholars contribute to the creation of new knowledge and the advancement of their disciplines in many ways—one of which is publishing their discoveries and commentary in peer-reviewed journals.

From medicine to computer science, the work of Dartmouth researchers produced more than 100 articles in January 2013. See a full list of those publications below, and follow Dartmouth research on Twitter @dartdiscovery.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals, January 2013

Listed in alphabetical order by first author. Authors affiliated with Dartmouth are marked in bold.

Alter, G., & Ackerman, M. E. (2013). What mAbs tell us about shapes: Multiple roads lead to Rome. Immunity, 38(1), 8-9. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2013.01.003

Adolph, A., & Albert, M. R. (2013). An improved technique to measure firn diffusivity. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 61(1), 598-604. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2013.02.029

In Brief

Deborah Garretson, associate professor of Russian, is translating documents to aid the United States and the Russian Federation as they negotiate a follow-up to the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which she worked on as well. Garretson is a contract translator and interpreter for the U.S. State Department and will be based at the United States Mission in Geneva. “I’m one of the old-timers who still knows this stuff,” says Garretson, who served as an interpreter for First Lady Barbara Bush and the Soviet Union’s First Lady Raisa Gorbachev in 1991.