The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 15, 2000
May 15, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 36


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Charles Street detour, new shuttle routes begin May 21

The closure of Charles Street from Mount Royal Avenue to Lanvale Street, phase one of the Charles Street bridge reconstruction project, has been moved back to May 21 due to Preakness-related events. The JHMI-Homewood shuttle will begin its new route that day.

Charles Street will remain closed between Mt. Royal and Lanvale until spring 2002, the project's expected completion date. The ramp to the Jones Falls Expressway, however, will remain open until spring 2001, when it will close for a year.

Detour signage will be in place, and all JHMI shuttle buses and selected stops have been posted with information concerning the official detour routes. Only the northbound shuttle between the Homewood campus and East Baltimore will be affected.

The northbound stop at Penn Station will be relocated to the Henderson House, located at Mount Royal and St. Paul Street. A closed circuit camera will be installed at this corner on or about June 1 to permit monitoring by the nearby Baltimore police- staffed kiosk. Additionally, there will be a 24-hour private security patrol that monitors the location and bike patrols by the AMTRAK Police and Charles Mid-town Association staff.

For concerns or questions, contact Lt. George Kibler at 410-516-6628 or e-mail

Changes made for Homewood campus parking shuttle

The schedule for the Homewood campus parking shuttle has been adjusted in response to experience from the first week of operation.

A single 15-passenger van will complete a continuous loop over the route every 15 to 20 minutes. The second shuttle, which was used during rush hours in the service's first week, has been discontinued. Service will be adjusted again as demand warrants.

Starting at U lot, the shuttle stops at R lot, Shriver, Garland, Gilman near the Jenkins loading dock, and Mudd near the path to Bloomberg. It then returns to U lot. Drivers will make other stops on request. Service begins at 7 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Hopkins lax team earns record 29th straight NCAA bid

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team earned the number four seed in the 2000 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championships and will play the winner of the first-round game between Loyola and Notre Dame, played Sunday.

Hopkins, which will host the South Quarterfinal doubleheader on Sunday, May 21, and will play at 3 p.m., is making its record 29th straight appearance in the tournament. The streak is the longest active streak of qualifying for the NCAA Tournament in any Division I team sport.

The Blue Jays, with an 8-3 record, will enter the tournament riding the crest of a seven-game winning streak.

'Great Excavations' project to continue through fall

Homewood's "Great Excavations" project, which implements much of the open space portion of the new campus master plan, will now continue on through the fall because granite needed for portions of the undertaking must be specially made and will not arrive until about three months after it is ordered. The university's intention had been to complete the project before the opening of the fall semester, except for some planting that cannot occur until fall or next spring.

The granite is for curbing and cobblestones that will be used in some locations to complement brick pavers.

The project will still begin as previously scheduled on May 30. Areas where these granite stones are to be used will be planned for construction late in the project.

A related town hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23. The discussion, which will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Shriver Hall auditorium, will focus on the nearly complete version of the overall master plan and also address the summer construction project.

APL inks licensing agreement with Maryland firm

The Applied Physics Laboratory recently signed a technology transfer and development agreement with FutureHealth Corporation, licensing APL's expertise in automated and knowledge-intensive systems to automate some of the company's proprietary business operations.

FutureHealth, a medical risk management company located in Timonium, Md., supplies a service to insurance companies and self-insured employers that identifies the highest risk portion of the population and manages their compliance with medical treatment.

Specifically, APL will automate FutureHealth's proprietary software that nurses use to assess and manage at-risk patients.

Hopkins honored for workplace breastfeeding program

The Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition on May 9 honored the JH Breastfeeding Center, recognizing it as "the workplace model of excellence for support of breastfeeding mothers."

The program, a joint effort by the departments of Gynecology & Obstetrics and Pediatrics, has set up three breastfeeding rooms--at Homewood, the School of Public Health and Hopkins Hospital--where nursing mothers can breastfeed or pump milk. The program is co-directed by Frank Witter and Alain Joffe; lactation specialist is Judy Vogelhut.