The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 21, 2001
May 21, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 35


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

'The Gazette' will begin its biweekly schedule for summer

The Gazette will begin its summer biweekly schedule after the May 28 issue. The summer issues will be published on June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20. The weekly schedule will resume in September.

Classified submissions and calendar listings for events scheduled between May 28 and June 11 must be received by noon on Wednesday, May 23. For all other issues, the deadline is noon on Monday one week prior to publication.

SAIS announces interim dean for academic affairs

John Harrington has been named interim dean for academic affairs at SAIS, effective June 15. Harrington will serve until Stephen Szabo, who is currently interim dean, resumes the position. In making the announcement, Szabo said, "Dean Harrington will assist me on curricular issues, faculty recruitment and development, the adjunct faculty program and a host of other academic concerns."

Harrington has been a professorial lecturer in international economics at SAIS for more than 20 years, and since 1998 has served as director of the Pre-Term Program. In 1999, he received the Alumni Association's Excellence in Teaching Award from SAIS students.

In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at SAIS, Harrington had a distinguished 20-year government career at the Department of State. He earned his doctorate in economics from Georgetown University.

JHMI names new director for medical news radio service

An award-winning freelance medical journalist, Mat Edelson, will be the new voice of the Johns Hopkins Health NewsFeed radio service, a daily one-minute medical news program heard throughout the United States on public and commercial stations, and internationally over Voice of America. The free service, now in its 14th year, spotlights medical information of interest to the general public. The program and its scripts are also available on the Web at

Edelson brings more than a decade of journalism experience to the post, including stints as a producer/reporter at National Public Radio and senior writer for Baltimore magazine.

Health NewsFeed is produced by the JHMI Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

Graduate student to attend Nobel laureate convention

Adam Lewandowski, a graduate student in Physics and Astronomy, is one of 31 research participants selected by the Department of Energy to attend the 51st convention of Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany. The participants were selected from among researchers working at universities, national laboratories or other federal facilities funded by the Department of Energy.

Since 1951, Nobel laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine convene annually in Lindau to have open and informal meetings with more than 200 students and young researchers around the world. The meetings rotate by discipline each year. This year's event, to be held from June 25 to 29, will focus on physics.

Patent issued on IV device invented by APL

The Patent Office has issued a patent on an APL invention called the Intravenous Anchor System.

This invention reduces or eliminates pulls and tugs on IV tubing caused by patient movement, especially during longer term IV treatment of children and the elderly, or patients tending to move excessively because of discomfort. By lessening the major cause of needle pullouts and breakage, this device reduces the risk of infection associated with multiple needle insertions.


In the May 14 issue of The Gazette two letters were inadvertently dropped from the URL for APL's Careers in Space Web site ( "In Brief"). The correct URL is