The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 17, 2001

December 17, 2001
VOL. 31, NO. 15

Hopkins faculty physician groups to merge
Student data gets its own home
Turkey program honors founder
Family Center formally opens
Job Opportunities
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Pied Piper of Web learning
In 1995, when the World Wide Web was still a novelty, a Johns Hopkins University electrical engineering professor decided to tap this new technology as a teaching aid. At a time when other instructors were putting only class notes and reading assignments on the Web, Wilson J. Rugh began posting interactive multimedia exercises and quizzes to help students succeed in a popular but challenging area of engineering called signals, systems and control.
   Today, Rugh's free site offers 19 online learning modules that are being accessed by thousands of novice engineers around the world. Faculty members at some colleges incorporate Rugh's exercises into their curriculum; in other instances, engineering students log onto the exercises independently for learning assistance. Full story...

Hodson grants announced
On Dec. 12 the Hodson Trust presented four Maryland colleges--Johns Hopkins University and Hood, Washington and St. John's colleges--with grants totaling $8.37 million.
   Hopkins received $2.4 million from the trust, which was settled in 1920 by the family of Beneficial Corp. founder Col. Clarence Hodson. The grants are given annually and are used by the four institutions for academic merit scholarships, internships, professor endowments, information technology initiatives, large construction projects, athletic programs and endowment funds. Full story...

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