Sociology Major Has Been Named a Prestigious Pickering Fellow

Hassan Hassen ’18, a sociology major from Marietta, Ga., has been named a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow—one of 10 undergraduates from across the country selected by the U.S. State Department-funded program for students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in U.S. Foreign Service careers. Read the full story in Dartmouth News here.

Sociology Major Has Been Named a Prestigious Fulbright Scholar

Sponsored by the U.S. government, the Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other nations through international educational exchanges in more than 155 countries. Fulbright awards are available for research, graduate study, and teaching English.  Sharon Cho ’17 is one of fifteen Dartmouth students and alumni who have been offered Fulbright scholarships this year. Read the full Dartmouth News article here.

Sociology Major Has Been Named a Prestigious Schwarzman Scholar

Founded in 2015 by Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of the global investment firm Blackstone, the Schwarzman Scholars program was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship and is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program will live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling, and developing a better understanding of China. The program seeks to prepare a new generation of international leaders “to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century,” according to the program’s website. Halimo Hassen is one of 129 top students from around the world who next year will participate in a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Read the full Dartmouth News article here.

Sociology Major Receives a Prestigious Beinecke Scholarship

Each year approximately 125 colleges and universities are invited to nominate a student for a Beinecke Scholarship, and 20 new scholarships were awarded in 2016. The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. 

The complete list of 2016 recipients can be seen here.  The Dartmouth Now article about Sera's background and contributions on campus can be read here.


Master Class with Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris

This class takes place Friday, April 25 at noon in the Visual Arts Center room 108.  For further information on the class, please see here.  Students interested in participating should rsvp blitz to Cheryl Coutermarsh, the Administrator in the Film Studies Department.

Information about the associated film screening of "Through a Lens Darkly" can be seen here and about the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion here.

Longhi '14 Appointed to Advisory Council by Gov. Shumlin

Keith Chapman

Shumlin recently named Longhi to the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs of Vermont. The 21-member advisory group meets monthly in the state capital of Montpelier, working to improve health for families, children, and communities.

“It’s always important to have a variety of perspectives on Vermont’s councils, boards and commissions, and I appreciate it when students like Andrew step forward to serve,” says Shumlin. “He brings to the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs a background in public service, with a special focus on parent-child, justice and juvenile issues. Andrew will be a strong addition to this group.”

Longhi, who has interned for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, will take part in his first meeting with the council this month. The group’s duties include reviewing funding applications from organizations that serve youth; advising government officials on juvenile issues; and monitoring the state’s compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, which outlines protections for youth in the juvenile justice system.