Bill Neukom ’64 gives $10 million for a new faculty cluster

From an article by Dartmouth Now

William H. Neukom, Dartmouth Class of 1964, has committed $10 million to help Dartmouth become a leading academic institution in an important area of teaching and research in the 21st century—analyzing and applying vast sets of data to problems and questions across the academic landscape.

The William H. Neukom Academic Cluster in Computational Science will include three new faculty members in diverse fields who use advanced computational techniques in their work. One of the new professorships will be a distinguished chair named for Thomas Kurtz, the pioneering Dartmouth mathematics professor and computer scientist who, along with former Dartmouth President John Kemeny, created the BASIC computer language 50 years ago. The gift also will fund a postdoctoral fellow in computational science.

President Phil Hanlon ’77 officially announced the gift on April 30 as Dartmouth celebrated the 50th anniversary of BASIC.


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