The Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 19, 2000

June 19, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 39

FUSE ends first year in great shape
Numbers are in for the class of 2004
Larry Benedict, dean of Homewood Student Affairs, takes new post at MIT
University appoints executive director of facilities
Auxiliary Enterprises bids farewell to its founding director
Water quality researcher wins prestigious Clarke Prize
Celebrating 20 years and more
JHU connects with new ISP
SPH honors staff on anniversaries
Montgomery Campus opens second building
In Brief
Employment Opportunities
Classified Ads
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Research building on fast track
Under a large white tent on a sweltering June day, ground was broken for construction on the East Baltimore campus of a 10-story, $140 million research building that's a concrete-and-brick metaphor for today's biomedical science.
   The building, housing the McKusick-Nathans Institute for Genetic Medicine, other School of Medicine laboratories and a state-of-the-art mouse facility, becomes part of a recent approximately $324 million investment in research infrastructure on the medical campus. It's slated to open early in 2004.
   The building's early stages, including design approval, have moved with unprecedented speed, reflecting Hopkins' determination to respond quickly as the scientific spotlight shifts to new areas of medical research and the NIH doubles its research budget. Full story...

Former Blue Jay named coach of men's lacrosse team
Dave Pietramala, a 1990 Johns Hopkins graduate and for the last three years the head men's lacrosse coach at Cornell, has been named the head coach of the men's lacrosse team at Hopkins. The announcement was made June 12 by Tom Calder, director of athletics.
   Pietramala, who becomes the 22nd coach in the 117-year history (112 seasons) of the Hopkins lacrosse program, takes over for John Haus, who resigned the previous week after two years.
   "When the position became available, we immediately set our sights on Dave and could not be happier that he wants to return to Homewood," Calder said. "We are looking forward to him getting started and moving the program forward." Full story...

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