"Voyage and Discovery"
Adam Libow is the kind of student who gets
inspired. A few years ago, he was a sophomore political science
major intent on pursuing a career in law, when an elective
science course sparked him to change his major and his career
Now a fifth-year senior about to graduate and
pursue a career in medicine, 22-year-old Libow, who grew up on
Long Island, N.Y., is still open to inspiration. In the fall, as
a teaching assistant in a Topics in Neuroscience course, he heard
a professor give a great lecture that emphasized the process of
medical research. And that inspired him to create the "Voyage and
Discovery" lecture series, which begins next week.
The person who inspired him, Guy McKhann,
director of the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute and a professor of
neurology and neuroscience, kept students spellbound as he led
them through the shifting terrain he traveled in researching
Guillian Barre Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.
University Develops Crisis Plan
In the event of the unthinkable like a fatal dorm fire, who would
call the students' parents? Or if a major destructive
hurricane hit the area, who would house displaced students and
how could the hurricane affect the business operations of the
To answer these types of questions, a 12-member
ad hoc committee on crisis management was formed last spring to
evaluate the university's current methods and approaches to
crisis situations and make recommendations for a more focused
A report by the ad hoc committee was approved
on March 1.
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