The Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 9, 2001

July 9, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 39

Study stirs old debate about galaxy evolution
Kenneth S. Lynn, professor emeritus of history, dies at 78
New American co-director of Hopkins-Nanjing Center named
Health divisions establish outcomes verification program
Finding ways to bring Hopkins to alums
Preliminary response by Johns Hopkins to the FDA's observations concerning the death of a research volunteer
Asthmatic African-Americans get less high-quality care, study
An anniversary party for Black Faculty and Staff Association
Latest IT research available on intranet to Hopkins community
Jerry Krill to head APL's Power Project Systems Department
Hopkins needs Habitat for Humanity volunteers
Job Opportunities
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Homewood: First dean of student life
Susan Boswell, dean of students at the Homewood campus for the past 13 years, has been appointed to the new position of dean of student life.
   Boswell, who began the new job July 1, is responsible for nonacademic services for both the full-time undergraduates and graduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering.
   "Dean Boswell has a very strong commitment to enhancing the extracurricular experience of Homewood students and has been a major contributor to the significant improvements in student life that have occurred here over the past dozen or so years," wrote the Homewood deans, Ilene Busch-Vishniac of Engineering and Richard E. McCarty of Arts and Sciences, in a message to students, faculty and staff. "She and the very strong staff she leads will continue to move these very important initiatives forward." Full story...

Vice provost named for undergrad ed
Ralph Kuncl, a neuroscientist and member of the School of Medicine faculty since 1983, has been appointed to the new position of vice provost for undergraduate education.
   Kuncl, who has spent the past year working on undergraduate issues as an American Council on Education fellow, will support strategic planning work by the five Johns Hopkins schools with undergraduates, Provost Steven Knapp said.
   "He will also advise the university's senior leadership on ways of improving undergraduate education and developing the unique opportunities that Johns Hopkins can provide as a large research university with a relatively small undergraduate population," Knapp said. Kuncl also will oversee preparation for the university's decennial accreditation, a process that begins this fall, Knapp said. Full story...

Time Out With... Bill Spink, aka Bill the Balloon Dude
At Johns Hopkins, a common enough question upon meeting someone is, "Who did you study under?" A not so common response, however, begins with the word "Frosty." That's the answer you'll get when you are talking to William Spink, maintenance mechanic and part-time clown.
   In an institution awash with degrees, Spink, who has worked in Homewood Plant Operations and Maintenance for nearly 25 years, has a distinction of holding a unique one, conferred by Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Clown College in Virginia. During his clown college days, Spink was the pupil of Frosty Little, Ringling Bros.' legendary master clown. Full story...

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