The Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 11, 2001
June 11, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 37


News Briefs

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Health Awareness Day comes to Homewood

A Health Awareness Day for faculty and staff will be held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in the Glass Pavilion at Homewood.

Experts will be on hand to offer blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, body composition analysis, seated massage, healthy cooking and fitness demonstrations, nutrition assessments and various other health information and tips. Popcorn and lemonade will be served, and there will be a prize drawing.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Benefits Administration and the JHU Occupational Health Services Department. For more information, call 410-516-0450.

Articles published in Hopkins periodicals garner CASE awards

Johns Hopkins alumni publications collected three of the six medals awarded for Best Articles of the Year in this year's Circle of Excellence competition held by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. There were 281 entries in the category, which was sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

In addition to Johns Hopkins Magazine's receiving the Grand Gold Medal for Dale Keiger and Joy Igonikon's article "Pride in Joy" (The Gazette, June 4, page 2), Hopkins Medical News was awarded a silver medal for "Four Students and a Cadaver," written by Anne Bennett Swingle, assistant director of JHMI's Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

Johns Hopkins Magazine also won a bronze medal for "Henrietta's Dance." The piece on HeLa cells was written by Rebecca Kloot, a freelance science and medical writer.

Career office receives name and address change

Along with its move to a new address, the third floor of Garland Hall, the Office of Career Planning and Development has taken a new name. The office that assists full-time students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering will now be known as the Career Center.

Homewood House to host wine tasting and vineyards tour

Maryland vineyards will be the subject of two upcoming events hosted by Homewood House Museum.

A wine tasting featuring a selection of wines from Maryland's oldest commercial grower, Boordy Vineyards, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at Homewood House. The tasting, led by the winery's Susan Daniel, will take place on the historic mansion's lawn. Wine types include Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Vidal Blanc.

In addition, John Shields, author of Chesapeake Bay Cooking with John Shields, will demonstrate the creation of a regional appetizer that will complement the wines. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The cost for the evening is $15 for museum members, $18 for nonmembers. Guests dining at Gertrude's following the event will receive a 20 percent discount.

On Saturday, June 16, from noon to 5 p.m., Kevin Atticks, author of Discovering Maryland Wineries, will lead a bus tour to three Baltimore County vineyards: Boordy, Woodhall and Basignani Winery. The day includes tastings and a picnic lunch.

University employees are offered the special rate of $60 for the day. The bus will leave from Evergreen House, located at 4545 N. Charles St. Proceeds from both events benefit Homewood House. For reservations, call Karen Besson at 410-516-8639.

HPDA to host Spring Party and Annual Office Elections

The Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association will host its Spring Party and Annual Office Elections at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 15, in the Preclinical Teaching Building's outdoor courtyard, JHMI campus.

Open to the Hopkins community, the event features free food, beer and live music. For more information, contact Paula Hempen at

Pickup/dropoff changes for escort van at Homewood

While reconstruction of the circle in front of Homewood's MSE Library is under way, the pickup/dropoff point for the security escort van will be along Charles Street, in front of the barrels blocking off the gate at 34th Street.

The pickup/dropoff point will return to the front door of the library upon completion of the circle.

Electrical service interruptions planned at Homewood campus

From June 12 to 16, electricity will be interrupted to several buildings on the Homewood campus. The outages are necessary so that preventive maintenance can be performed on high voltage switchgear in these buildings. The schedule for the interruptions is:

June 12-13: Barton Hall, 10 to 11:30 p.m.; Shriver Hall, midnight to 2 a.m.; Shaffer Hall, 2:30 to 5:30 a.m.

June 13-14: Macaulay Hall and Owen House, 10 to 11:30 p.m.; Garland Hall, midnight to 2 a.m.; Newton H. White Athletic Center, 2:30 to 5:30 a.m.

June 14-15: Gilman Hall, 10 p.m. to midnight; Levering, 12:30 to 2 a.m.; Ames Hall, 2:30 to 4 a.m.; Dunning Hall, 4:30 to 6 a.m.

June 15-16: AMR 1 and AMR 2, 10 p.m. to midnight; AMR 3 and Terrace Court Cafe, 12:30 to 2 a.m.; Mudd Hall (with Levi Hall and Biology East), 2:30 to 6 a.m.

Science Coalitiion Web site to feature research at Hopkins

Johns Hopkins will be the featured institution this week on the Science Coalition's Web site.

The organization's home page will include a link, under "University Update," to a sampling of recent discoveries made at Johns Hopkins. A brief description of each research project is provided, along with a link to a complete news release or Hopkins publication feature on the topic.

The university is one of more than 400 members in the Science Coalition, an organization whose mission is to expand and strengthen the federal government's investment in university-based scientific, medical, engineering and agricultural research.