Reception & “Star Stuff” Challenge Winner

The EHSL Arts and Crafts Exhibit reception was held March 24, and the turnout was small but intimate. Some of my coworkers wanted to know how I made the stars so we had an impromptu hands-on workshop.

Some additional photos from the event, courtesy of Bryan Hull.

And I’m sad to report that there were no winners of the Star Stuff Challenge. Better luck next time! If you’re looking for a tutorial, this one is pretty good:


Star Stuff

Rainbow in a JarI am super excited to be part of the Eccles Health Sciences Library Artists and Crafters Exhibit (March 8 – April 7). Come by to see my origami pieces on display during the Library’s open hours!

Star Stuff
by S.A.Z.
I discovered the craft of origami while in elementary school. My class was reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and learning how to fold our own paper cranes. Over the years I’ve picked up a number of origami books and expanded my repertoire to include flowers, hearts, inanimate objects, and other animals. Nowadays I’ve settled on folding paper stars and looking for creative ways to display them. For this particular arrangement, there are two distinct pieces: “Lucky Stars” (the test tubes) and “Rainbow in a Jar” (see photo). If you are interested in purchasing a tube of stars, please email me.

Challenge: the first person to correctly guess the exact number of stars inside “Rainbow in a Jar” will win a tube of “Lucky Stars.” One guess per person; details and submission form are here. Please read rules carefully before entering. Good luck!

DALI Lab Exhibition Opening in Berry Library


DALIexhibit2015Join us for the opening reception for an exhibition highlighting the work and spirit of the Neukom Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation Lab (founded in April 2013). The exhibit features many examples of work from the DALI Lab, including digital fabrication, cyber fashion, web applications, and interactive displays. Come to the opening to meet the students and learn more about their amazing work!

Wednesday, January 21 at 5:30-7:00pm
Berry Library Main Street

Exhibition curation and design by Runi Goswami ‘13 MS ’15. Videos by Delainey Ackerman ‘15, Jake Gaba ’16, and Nook Harquail ‘14 MS ’15. Mechanical gear wall by Luke Zirngibl ‘14 MS ’15.

Installed by Marissa Allen ‘14 MS ’15, Runi Goswami ‘13 MS ’15, Nook Harquail ‘14 MS ’15, Malika Khurana ‘15, Ryan Smith ’14, and Tim Tregubov ’11 MS’15.

The exhibit runs through winter term (January 21 – March 31, 2015). For more information on the Neukom DALI Lab, visit

Filed under: Computer Science, Exhibits

Celebrating BASIC at 50

This spring marks 50 years since Dartmouth Professors John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz along with undergraduate students made computing history when they simultaneously launched computer time-sharing and the BASIC programming language for the first time. BASIC made computers and programming accessible to a generation and opened the door to the digital age. Dartmouth is celebrating the anniversary of their achievement with the following series of public events on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Click here for more information.

Part of the celebration includes an exhibit featuring photographs and documents from Rauner Special Collections Library. It is curated and written by Amelia Raether ’13 (Presidential Fellow, Office of the Provost) and Henrike Frowein (Project Specialist, Office of the Provost), and designed by Dennis Grady (Library Education & Outreach). Please stop by the Berry Library Brickway between April 15 through May 5 to see it!

Additional information/resources:

Material on President John Kemeny:

Material on Professor Thomas Kurtz:

More Special Collections on computing:

Filed under: Computer Science, Exhibits, Math

Exhibit: Asian American Authors in Baker-Berry Collections

In collaboration with the Asian American Book Club, Baker-Berry Library invites you to check out books by the many Asian American authors represented in our collections.

[important]The books will be on exhibit from January 7 through January 31, 2014. Pick up a book and check it out![/important]

The Asian American Book Club is supported by a collaborative partnership of Asian American Studies, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, and the Dartmouth College Library.

More information on the Asian American Book Club:

New Exhibit: Paintings by Judith Lerner

Kresge Library proudly presents…

Paintings by Judith Lerner

On display through December 19, 2013


Judith Lerner is a colorist, exploring shapes formed by shadows and light, threading colors on their way from the gaudy to refinement. Her perception of the richly patterned countryside focuses on a continuing investigation of the colors in nature and the seasonal changes, always filtered through imagination and memory.

As a landscape painter, her technique in gouache presents broad vistas as well as details, using her immediate environment of the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and travels.

Though best known for landscapes, she also produces paintings of botanicals each summer – a series of lotus dancing, roadside wildflowers, and garden flowers.

She has been a printmaker, an art director and designer of record album covers, and a book illustrator.

She received her BFA from the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, and completed graduate work in Classical Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her paintings and prints have been the subject of many solo gallery and group exhibitions in New York, Boston, New England, Washington, D.C., and London; and her paintings have been represented in the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies program.

Lerner is represented in public, private and corporate collections including the De Cordova Museum, the First National Bank of Boston (Bank of America), the Philadelphia Print Club (The Print Center), the New Hampshire State House, and the Fletcher Allen Health Care Hospital in Burlington, Vermont.

The Seasons, a four panel mural series of Vermont landscapes, was commissioned by the Vermont Council on the Arts, and is installed in the Franklin County Courthouse in St. Albans, Vermont.

Lerner moved to Lyme, NH in 1971 and joined the beginnings of AVA Gallery in 1973.

Work can be seen in the studio by appointment and during Open Studios throughout the Summer and Fall seasons, and as currently represented by Burlington City Arts.

Please visit for more information.

Filed under: Exhibits, Kresge