The Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 31, 2000
July 31, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 42



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Boswell appointed interim dean of Homewood Student Affairs

Susan K. Boswell, dean of students at the Homewood campus for 12 years, has been appointed interim dean of Homewood Student Affairs.

She will fill that role until the university hires a successor to Larry Benedict, the dean of Student Affairs since 1992. He is leaving Johns Hopkins for a position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Boswell is "intimately familiar with the needs and concerns of undergraduate and graduate students; she has their respect and the respect of the faculty," Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac, dean of the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, and Richard E. McCarty, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, wrote in an announcement to the campus community.

Boswell came to Hopkins in 1985 as a special assistant to the dean of students and also served as director of the Office of Student Activities before becoming dean of students in 1988. She holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from Northern Arizona University.

Committee for the greening of JHU takes its first steps

Alternative fuel vehicles, recycled paper products and "green" dining were among the subjects discussed at the July 26 committee meeting for the Greening of The Johns Hopkins University.

On Earth Day, April 22, President William R. Brody officially launched the greening initiative, whose goal is to coordinate and enhance the institution's environmentally friendly practices, including recycling, energy efficiency efforts, reduction of fossil fuel consumption and open space preservation.

To date, the ad hoc committee of staff, faculty and students has identified numerous green practices already implemented or in the works at the Homewood, Peabody and East Baltimore campuses. Some of these efforts include car pools, soon-to-be-purchased electric vehicles for service use at Homewood and the application of recycled products and energy efficient lighting.

Items being considered are the hiring of a full-time environmental coordinator, the use of chemical-free fertilizers, the acquisition of alternative fuel vehicles to replace decommissioned vehicles and the use of Levering cafeteria as a model for green dining.

An all-day conference has been scheduled for Nov. 6 to promote the university's green policies and to provide workshops to facilitate future efforts.

To participate in the greening initiative, contact Polly Walker at

Hispanic studies professor appointed to Fulbright board

President Clinton has announced the appointment of Sara Castro-Klaren, professor of Hispanic studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The board selects students, scholars, teachers and trainees to participate in educational exchanges; approximately 3,800 new grants are awarded annually through the U.S. Information Agency.

Castro-Klaren, who was chief of the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress from 1984 to 1986, has participated in several National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and has served as a consultant on Fulbright Fellowships. She received her doctorate from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Space Telescope Science Institute is site of art show

Though it's known for showing Hubble's awe-inspiring images of gallaxies, the gallery of the Space Telescope Science Institute on the Homewood campus will be the site of a different kind of show in the coming months.

Opening from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, is the Fells Point Creative Alliance's latest effort. The exhibition, titled A Panel of Us: FPCA Members' Self-Juried Show, will be on display until Oct. 30. Viewing times can be arranged by calling 410-338-4700.