A Chinese 'notable' of the
The World Journal, a Chinese-language newspaper with
worldwide circulation, recently named Hopkins
biology professor Ru-Chih
C. Huang as one of "The Most Notable 100 North American Chinese
of the Century."
Also included on the list, which was subdivided
into categories like politics, architecture, law and business,
were AIDS researcher and 1996 Time Man of the Year David Ho,
author Amy Tan, newscaster Connie Chung, architect I.M. Pei and
five Nobel laureates in physics and chemistry.
"When they called me and asked me for a
picture, I was in the middle of something, and I asked them, 'Can
you call back later?'" Huang admits with an embarrassed laugh.
The Journal ran her profile without a picture.
European Office is up and
The furniture had yet to arrive, and stacks of papers barricaded
the window ledges, but as of Jan. 10 the Johns Hopkins University
European Office in Berlin was officially open for business.
Viewed as Hopkins' gateway to the Old World, the new office
isintended to promote and extend the university's presence and
visibility in Europe and to seek out new opportunities there for
all university divisions. The decision to establish this
office--thought to be the first of its type established by an
American university--was approved by university President William
R. Brody in May 1999.
Stephen M. McClain, director of the European
Office and vice provost of the university, said in a telephone
interview last week that he already has embarked on an initial
outreach effort as outlined in the 18-page action plan he
presented to university administration before his departure. The
document states the general goals of the new office and its
proposed first-year activities, which are to assess the
feasibility of future Hopkins programs and activities in Europe,
identify potential funding sources for these efforts, and develop
contacts with individual alumni, alumni groups, government
agencies, corporations, foundations and universities based in
Europe. McClain said he already has met with local officials,
including the presidents of various Berlin universities, and will
soon see the mayor of Berlin and the American ambassador to
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