The Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 17, 2000

July 17, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 41

New master of science in finance degree
Margot Bos Stambler, general manager of Hopkins Symphony, dies
'U.S. News & World Report' gives JHH top spot for 10th year in a row
SAIS's Pew Gatekeeper Fellows return from fact-finding trip to Indonesia
SPSBE receives grant for teacher and student programs at Dunbar High School
Psychiatry prof gets victims and offenders to talk it out
Rum and 'coke' combo far worse on the brain, study shows
Safety-climate scale measures working conditions in hospitals
Hopkins researchers identify potential new cancer gene
Q&A: President Brody on major higher-education issues
Nurses and alert janitors boost mental health for seniors
IPS study looks at impact of imports on Maryland's economy
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Initiative tops goal at $1.52 billion
The Johns Hopkins Initiative ended June 30, after attracting $1.52 billion in commitments that nearly doubled the university's number of named scholarships and fellowships, endowed 130 professorships and two deanships and modernized Hopkins facilities for patient care, research, teaching and student life.
   The campaign's original goal was $900 million for the university and Johns Hopkins Health System. That was increased to $1.2 billion in 1998. Johns Hopkins becomes the sixth institution to raise $1.5 billion or more in a single campaign. Full story...

A faculty for physics
When Daniel Gilman was appointed president of The Johns Hopkins University in 1875, the trustees, none of whom were educators, left the matter of recruiting a faculty in his hands. With an eye to the future, Gilman sought to fill the ranks with "young scholars of promise," likely to become important figures in their fields. Gilman solicited recommendations for students or former students, or younger colleagues respected by their peers. In the discipline of physics, one name often repeated was Henry Augustus Rowland.
   Born in Pennsylvania in 1848 and trained as a civil engineer, Rowland was in his late 20s and isolated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute when he came to Gilman's attention. Gilman realized that Rowland, who had abandoned engineering for physics and electricity, was "a young man of rare intellectual powers and of uncommon aptitude for experimental science." Gilman offered Rowland the position of professor of physics, at a beginning salary of $1,600. The name "Johns Hopkins" at that time meant only a businessman who had left a fortune to found a university, so it was a gamble for Rowland as well as for Gilman. Upon accepting Gilman's offer, he wrote, "I have gone there on faith, and will do my best to make the institution a success." Rowland became the very first faculty member hired for the new university. Full story...

Arborist roots, roots, roots for the Homewood trees
When it comes to protecting or saving trees at construction sites, most developers and construction companies view arborists as tree-hugging obstructionists, says Chris Cowles, an arborist and urban forester currently working on the Great Excavations project on the Homewood campus.
    "Some people think I work for the government," Cowles says. "They say, 'Oh, you're here to inspect the trees.'"
   Even people who want to do the right thing often fail to consider what effect construction will have on the trees, Cowles says. And construction damage to trees can appear three or four years down the line. Full story...

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