The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 1, 2001

October 1, 2001
VOL. 31, NO. 5

Urban Health Institute awards first grants
Remembering Ron Vauk
Day of Caring
Study finds 40 percent of Parkinson's patients use alternative therapy
Job Opportunities
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

New role for international offices
Nicholas Arrindell, director of the Office of International Student/Scholar Services at Homewood, is used to fielding questions from foreign students concerning aspects of American culture, their finances or their visa status. Following the events of Sept. 11, however, he has had some new questions coming his way.
   "One student asked me if the university has a crisis management plan in place," Arrindell says. "I told him we did. I had to reassure him we are looking after his interests." Full story...

Krieger School unveils first strategic plan
In order to "create and maintain one of the best environments in the world for learning and research," leadership in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has crafted and begun implementation of a strategic plan that charts the future course for the division. The ambitious plan, the first of its kind for the school, sets priorities in areas ranging from faculty strategies and academic programs to educational resources and community relations.
   Richard McCarty, the James B. Knapp Dean of the school, says that while the school remains well-positioned among its peers, a blueprint for the future was clearly needed.
   "The significance of the strategic plan for the Krieger School cannot be overemphasized," McCarty says. Full story...

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