The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 19, 2001

March 19, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 26

A Statement From the University About WJHU-FM
Physicists prep proposal for particle collider
SPSBE teams with MPT to develop educational video, online content
Breast cancer is not a risk factor for colorectal cancer among women
Studies show powerful natural anti-cancer system exists
Talking device, almost like mom, helps HIV patients remember meds
Long search ends: Astronomers find missing type of quasar
School of Medicine recognizes staff anniversaries
14-year-old Cody Unser, of racing family, sparks a national network
First genetic profile for Crohn's, ulcerative colitis
Hopkins researchers find Tourette has unexpected effect
Job Opportunities
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Literary trailblazers
Connecticut-born John Ledyard had only one book published in his lifetime, but one could say he made the most of his opportunity.
   On July 12, 1776, Ledyard set out from Plymouth, England, with Captain James Cook, the famous British explorer, on a voyage to find the fabled North-West Passage. One of a crew of 112 aboard Cook's ship, the Resolution, Ledyard thus began a three-year adventure that would take him to points throughout the Pacific, as far south as Australia and all the way up to Alaska. It was during this journey, Cook's third, that he discovered the Hawaiian Islands and debunked the reality of a North-West Passage. The historical importance of this expedition was magnified when, on a return stay in Hawaii in February of 1779, Cook was killed after a dispute with a group of natives.
   Ledyard went on to chronicle his eyewitness account of this excursion in an authoritative work titled A Journal Of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean and In Quest of a North-West Passage. Published in 1783, the book was immensely popular and presented the author with instant fame. Full story...

Our man in Europe checks in
Hung on the wall of a modest-sized office in Germany's capital city are two clocks, one set to Berlin time, the other to Baltimore time, and a Johns Hopkins University banner, the school's seal prominently in its center.
   For Stephen Mc-Clain, these items serve as constant reminders of why he now resides 4,000 miles from home.
   McClain is a vice provost and director of the university's new European Office in Berlin, whose purpose is to promote and extend Hopkins' presence and visibility in the Old World and to seek out new opportunities there for all JHU divisions. Full story...

Downtown 'lantern of learning' is dedicated
With a dramatic illumination ceremony designed to symbolize John Hopkins' commitment to the downtown business community, the new Downtown Center of the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education was dedicated shortly after sundown on March 12.
   University president William R. Brody officiated at the ceremony, during which all the lights in the translucent glass-walled building at Charles and Fayette streets were fully illuminated, turning the 35,000-square-foot structure with its computer-enriched "smart" classrooms and labs, conference rooms and auditorium into the "lantern of learning" it is meant to be. Full story...

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