125th Anniversary of The Johns Hopkins University
125th Anniversary of The Johns Hopkins University
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Contents of the
125th Anniversary
Time Capsule

This is a listing of the contents of the time capsule installed in Gilman Hall on Oct. 12, 2001, as part of the celebration of the university's 125th anniversary. The capsule is scheduled to be opened in 2076, the university's bicentennial and the tricentennial year of the United States.

Messages to The Johns Hopkins University Community of 2076

Letter from President William R. Brody, October 12, 2001.
Compilation of messages posted on the 125th Anniversary Website, September 2001 (print-out and CD-ROM), and cover letter by Dennis R. O'Shea, Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs.

Materials Relating to the 125th Anniversary Celebration

Commemoration Day, February 22, 2001 (postponed to Tuesday, March 27, 2001, due to snowstorm), program and invitations from Provost Steven Knapp and Vice President and Secretary Emeritus Ross Jones.
125th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, February 18, 2001, invitation and program.
Tee shirt for the "125 Ways of Caring" community service campaign by Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students in 2000-2001.

University-wide Publications and Media

Mame Warren, Johns Hopkins: Knowledge for the World, 1876-2001, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 2000. This book was published to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins University and was created using archival photographs and text drawn from 55 oral history interviews of Hopkins-related individuals, conducted by Mame Warren. The full transcripts of the interviews are also included in the time capsule, stored on CD-ROM.

Significant issues of The Johns Hopkins Magazine:

  • May 1976, Volume 27, Number 3, commemorating the centennial of The Johns Hopkins University, Elise Hancock, editor.
  • June 1989, Volume 41, Number 3, commemorating the centennial of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Alan Sea and Janet Farrar Worthington, co-editors.
  • April/June 1991, Volume 43, Numbers 2 & 3. The lead article in this issue is a compilation of photographs and text depicting activities at the various campuses of the University during a thirty-six hour period, Tuesday, February 12, 1991, 6:00 a.m., and Wednesday, February 13, 1991, 5:59 p.m., Elise Hancock, editor.
  • April 2000, Volume 52, Number 2, "Pioneers of the Past, Present, and Future," commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of The Johns Hopkins Magazine, Sue DePasquale, editor.

  • Knowledge for the World: A Portrait of The Johns Hopkins University, 2000. This CD-ROM provides a 20-minute overview of the Johns Hopkins University in pictures and words, narrated by actor, John Astin '52; written, produced and directed by Mike Field and Julie Morgan '76.

    The JHU Gazette, Volume 31, Number 3, September 17, 2001, and Volume 31, Number 4, September 24, 2001, Lois Perschetz, editor.

    Letter from President William R. Brody to "Alumni and Friends," Summer 2001.

    The Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees Handbook and University By-Laws, 2000-2001.

    "Johns Hopkins Update," May 2000-May 2001. A synopsis of articles in The JHU Gazette, compiled by Margaret H. Hindman, director, Development Communications.

    Divisional and Campus Materials

    Homewood Campus
    Homewood Campus Plan, Final Report, May 2001. Documentation of physical plant planning for the Homewood Campus, 1999- 2001.

    Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
    Arts & Sciences Update, Volume 4, Number 1, Fall 2001, Johanna Zacharias, editor.

    G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering
    Expanding Our Intellectual Territory, Annual Report of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, 2001, Andrew Douglas and Diana Whitman, managing editors.

    School of Professional Studies in Business and Education
    Catalogue, Academic Year 2001-2002.
    Johns Hopkins University Graduate Division of Education, Partnership Projects, 2001-2002.

    School of Medicine/Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Hopkins 24/7: The Rest of the Story, A Biennial Report from Johns Hopkins Medicine,1999-2001.
    Come Talk with Us: About The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, student prospectus.
    Hopkins Medical News, Volume 24, Number 3, Spring/Summer 2001; Volume 24, Number 4, Fall 2001, commemorating the publication's 25th anniversary, Edith Nichols, editor.
    Dome: A Publication for All the Members of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Family, Volume 52, Number 7, September 2001, Mary Ann Ayd and Mary Ellen Miller, co-editors.
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institution East Baltimore Campus Community Services Directory, 5th edition, June 2001.
    Hopkins Nurse: A Publication by the Nurses of The Johns Hopkins Hospital to Recognize and Advance Professional Nursing, Volume 13, Number 1, Spring 2001, Anne Bennett Swingle, editor.
    Johns Hopkins Physician, Volume 13, Number 2, Summer 2001, a newsletter for Hopkins clinical faculty and referring physicians, Gary Logan, managing editor.
    Change: A Biweekly Forum for Johns Hopkins Medicine Faculty and Senior Staff, Volume 5, Number 14, September 12, 2001, Patrick Gilbert, managing editor.

    Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Diary of a Campaign, Honor Roll of The Johns Hopkins Initiative, 2000, Sally O'Brien, editor.

    School of Nursing
    Vigilando: The Magazine of the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association, Volume 100, Number 1, Spring 2001, Betty Scher '50, editor.
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing: Nursing News, Volume 16, Issue 1, Spring 2001, Kate Pipkin, editor.

    Peabody Institute
    A Harmonious Whole, DVD documenting the Peabody Institute's $24 million construction project, for which ground was broken on September 19, 2001. Peabody Concert Calendar, 2001-2002.
    The Prophetic Eye: The George Peabody Bicentenary Exhibition, 1995, Elizabeth Schaaf, curator, exhibit brochure.
    Directory of Peabody Musicians in Maryland, 1999/2000, compiled Summer 2000.

    Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
    SAISPHERE, December 2000, Felisa M. Neuringer, managing editor. Photographs of the school's campuses in Washington, DC, and Bologna, Italy. The Bologna Center catalogue, academic year 2001-2002.
    "Letter from Nanjing," Elizabeth Knup, American co-director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China, The JHU Gazette, Volume 28, Number 35, May 17, 1999.
    "The Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, People's Republic of China," brochure.

    Applied Physics Laboratory
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Annual Report 2000.
    The APL News, October 2001.
    Medallion, replica of the original that flew on the space shuttle, flight STS-98, which carried the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission spacecraft (NEAR Shoemaker). Launch was February 17, 1996. NEAR Shoemaker entered into orbit around the Asteroid Eros on February 14, 2000, and the spacecraft landed on Eros on February 12, 2001. The medallion bears the Applied Physics Laboratory logo on one side and an image of the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft on the other.
    Lapel pin, Project NEAR (Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous).
    Aerial photograph of the Applied Physics Laboratory.

    Center for Talented Youth
    Annual Report 2000, Charles Beckman, editor.

    Homewood Undergraduate Publications and Media
    Hullabaloo 2001: Under Construction, yearbook of the undergraduate Class of 2001, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering.
    The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, Volume CVI, Issues 2 & 3, September 13 and 20, 2001.
    Hopkins Unplugged: A JHU A Cappella Compilation, compact disk of music performed by student a cappella groups: Adoremus, The Allnighters, Ketzev, The Mental Notes, The Octopodes, The Sirens, and The Vocal Chords.

    Materials Relating to the Johns Hopkins Initiative Fundraising Campaign

    Transforming the Future: The Johns Hopkins Initiative, 1994-2000 (December 2000). Named Professorships, Deanships & Directorships, The Johns Hopkins University, Margaret Hindman and Emily Richards, editors.
    Invitation to the celebration concluding the Johns Hopkins Initiative, October 14, 2000.
    Medallion given to donors of $100,000 and greater at the conclusion of the Johns Hopkins Initiative.

    Alumni Materials

    Lapel pin, Hopkins Alumni, black and gold.
    Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association credit card.
    Johns Hopkins University ring.
    Photograph of Steinwald Alumni House.

    Materials Relating to Research and Discovery at Johns Hopkins

    History of the Human Genome Project by Dr. Hamilton Smith, former Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty member and winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Medicine, June 2001, PowerPoint presentation on CD-ROM.
    Human Embryonic Stem Cells, John D. Gearhart, Ph.D., C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Physiology, Comparative Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, cell culture stained with alkaline phosphatase.
    DPC4 gene identified in the laboratory of Scott E. Kern, M.D., School of Medicine, in 1996, slide of immunohistochemical stain for Dpc4, prepared by Ralph H. Hruban, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Oncology, and Robb E. Wilentz, M.D., Instructor of Pathology, School of Medicine.
    Gene Chips: HuSNP mapping assay, Ralph H. Hruban, M.D. and Anirban Maitra, M.D. Instructor of Pathology, School of Medicine.
    AIDSVAX® experimental AIDS vaccine, Donald S. Burke, M.D., Professor of International Health and Director, Center for Immunization Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Clayton Harro, M.D., M.Sc., Principal Investigator, VaxGen Phase III Trial.
    Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry, Velocity Distribution of Flow, Professor Joseph Katz, Department of Mechanical Engineering, G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, October 2001, slide.

    Materials Documenting September 11, 2001

    Baltimore Sun, New York Times, and Washington Post, September 12, 2001.
    Internal Johns Hopkins University e-mail messages.
    Text of the address of Chaplain Sharon Kugler at the Homewood Campus Vigil on September 13, 2001.

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