Eight Hopkins players named to lacrosse All-America teams
The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team placed a national-best eight players on the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's 1999 All-America teams, which were announced at the 1999 NCAA men's lacrosse championships at the University of Maryland. The Blue Jays had two first-team, three second-team and three honorable mention selections. The two first-team selections push Hopkins' national-record total to 165 since the All-America teams were introduced in 1922. The eight overall All-Americans are the most for Hopkins since 1995, when the Blue Jays also had eight players honored.
Named to USILA's first team were defenseman Rob Doerr and midfielder A.J. Haugen. Goalie Brian Carcaterra, attackman Dan Denihan and midfielder Matt O'Kelly garnered second team honors. Honorable mention All-Americans are Dylan Schlott, attack; Conor Denihan, midfield; and Brandon Testa, defense.
Krieger gift will underwrite JHU manuscript scholar
A $750,000 gift from the Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund to the Walters Art Gallery's Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books will make possible a joint fellowship for the Walters and the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins. The Krieger fellowship at the Walters will support a three-year program of study for a doctoral candidate from the school's Art History Department.
The two institutions have long shared their knowledge and expertise. By establishing a permanent joint scholarly venture in manuscript and rare book studies, the Krieger fellowship will allow a young scholar to gain hands-on experience with one of the world's most significant manuscript collections while also advancing the potential of the collection through assistance in research, exhibition, conservation and publication projects and the day-to-day work of the department. The Walters collection consists of more than 850 manuscripts, 1,250 books printed before 1500 and an impressive collection of later deluxe editions.
The first two years of the fellowship will support half-time work on the scholar's dissertation and half-time work as a curatorial assistant at the Walters. During the third year of the program, the appointment will be extended to full-time work in the manuscripts department.
"This gift will enhance the synergy between two of Baltimore's strongest art institutions, the Department of the History of Art in the Krieger School--which ranks seventh in the country according to the National Research Council--and the Walters Art Gallery," explained Herbert L. Kessler, James Barclay Knapp Dean of the Krieger School. "In so doing, it will establish Baltimore as one of the two or three most important centers for the study of manuscripts and rare books."
Oncology researchers set sail on the Patapsco River
Looking for someone from the Oncology Research Laboratory on a Friday night? You might try cruising the Patapsco River where, once a week from April to October, up to 30 members of the research team cap off a hard-working week with an evening sail. The ORL sailing club's activities include basic instruction on boats supplied by Getaway Sailing, according to the club's organizer, Chris Torrance, a postdoctoral fellow.
The size of the club, formed last summer, has just about peaked, but Torrance is looking to expand the program for a wider Hopkins constituency. Interested parties should contact him at 410-955-8886.
Med student, a former NFL player, offers football clinic
Patrick O'Neill, a first-year medical student who played football at Syracuse, class of '94, and went on to be a kicker in the NFL, says he "just enjoys coaching." So on Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27, he's holding a free kicking/punting football clinic, open to all ages, at the St. Paul's School in Brooklandville. For details, call O'Neill at 410-372-0885.