The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 16, 2000

October 16, 2000
VOL. 30, NO. 7

Scientists shed light on how brain 'thinks'
Sheridan Libraries awarded grant to digitize medieval manuscripts
Memorial service set for Rob Roy, former Engineering dean
Annual PSA test for men may not be best, joint study says
Well-known journalists to talk at Homewood on presidential elections
Schweitzer Prize for 2000 goes to Gwen Mellon, hospital co-founder
Women not underrepresented in U.S. clinical trials, study shows
Biodefense center gets grant to launch educational initiative
A day to care
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Editor wraps up Ike's papers
When Lou Galambos began work as editor of the papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, he was a 40-year-old, station wagon-driving professor who that year went to his first Vietnam protest, wearing a tie. It was 1971.
   Two weeks ago today, Galambos, a professor of history, rose early and tackled more of the project that has consumed so many years of his life. He sat down and edited correspondence of the nation's 34th president.
   "At 8:44 in the morning I finished 29 years of [my] work on the papers of Dwight David Eisenhower," Galambos said a few days afterward. "I still have an introduction to write, but it was quite a moment, to finish the last paper." Full story...

BPIC signs purchasing agreement
The university's Business Processes Improvement Committee has reached an agreement with Office Depot to provide commonly used office and computer supplies at a significantly reduced cost for all Hopkins-affiliated entities.
   Seen as a "one-stop shopping" opportunity, the new arrangement covers items including pens, folders, paper clips and computer accessories, which can be ordered via the Internet with next-day "desktop" delivery and billed directly through the university's central accounting system.
   The projected annual collaborative savings, once all institutions are participating, is $477,000 based on current expenditures. Full story...

Nobel Prize awarded to one of Hopkins' first Ph.D.'s in biophysics
Five decades ago, Paul Greengard was facing a tough decision. Greengard had just earned an undergraduate degree in physics and was planning to go on to graduate school, but he was worried that a graduate degree in physics would inevitably lead to work in the atomic weapons industry. Greengard, a veteran who had served in the Navy in World War II, found the prospect unsettling.
   He had heard word, though, of a unique new graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania. The program was in a new discipline of science--biophysics--that was cross-pollinating physics and biology by applying the principles of atomic physics and other areas of physical research to problems in biology.
   Greengard didn't know it then, but he'd just set his feet on a path that would lead to The Johns Hopkins University, and, 50 years later, to one of science's highest awards: a Nobel Prize. Full story...

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