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."
BPIC signs purchasing
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
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
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