The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 30

Mattin Center, to be dedicated Friday, is already buzzing
University Seeks To Protect Homecoming, Commencement
New Head of Academic Advising Defines His Agenda 
Virus May Hold Clue To Some Schizophrenia
O'Malley Receives IPS Report On City
Winners Named for SAIS-Novartis International Journalism Awards 
First In-Depth Study of Frailty Gives Hallmarks 
Heralding 125 years at JHU 
Job Opportunities
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Arts center to carry Mattin name
"I loved my time at Johns Hopkins," says Christina Mattin, a 1975 graduate of what is now the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, without a second's hesitation.
   The first member of the Mattin family in several generations to turn down an invitation to enroll at Cornell--"much to my family's horror!"--the New York native was attracted to Hopkins by the prospect of small classes, close interaction with faculty and the possibility of an internship in a congressional office in nearby Washington, D.C. Full story...

A tradition returns to JHMI
The appointment in 1999 of Philip Cole as director of the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences was a throwback of sorts. Cole was formally trained as a bioorganic chemist and as such provided a linkage to the roots of the department, the first of its kind in the United States.
   Founded in 1893, the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences from its very beginning embraced chemical approaches to understanding and combating disease. Inaugural director John Jacob Abel, generally regarded as the father of American pharmacology, espoused the view that only through the utilization of physics and chemistry could medical sciences and medical treatment make any advances. Full story...

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