The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 14, 2002

October 14, 2002
VOL. 32, NO. 7

Academic, clinical nurses chart new research
Peabody's annual piano sale set for this week
Behind the movie: A soldier puts a human face on war
Now open: A Peabody fitness center
Alphonse Chapanis, a founding father of ergonomics, dies at 85
Study: Many drunk drivers not problem drinkers
Expert in Java Servlet and JSP technology to give WSE seminar
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Toasting a new Nobel laureate
Two days after Riccardo Giacconi's research work thrust him into the international spotlight, he came back to the place through which that research is currently conducted, Johns Hopkins' Department of Physics and Astronomy.
   Giacconi had an appointment to keep with a postdoctoral student in the Bloomberg Center, but he also had an impromptu event to attend: a celebration of the announcement that he was a winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in physics. Full story...

Proteomics center goes to Hopkins
Johns Hopkins has won a seven-year $18 million contract from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to create one of 10 centers nationwide dedicated to the study and application of proteomics.
   The Johns Hopkins NHLBI Proteomics Center builds on resources provided by Hopkins' Institute for Cell Engineering, a shared instrumentation grant from the National Institutes of Health, and will fund additional staff and faculty to support more than a dozen technology and biology projects. The center's work, conducted by Hopkins basic scientists, clinicians and technology leaders, will focus on understanding the functions of proteins in the development of cells, tissues and organisms and in normal and disease processes. Full story...

Renamed department teaches outside the classroom
What's in a name? Ask Ralph Johnson, and he will tell you "plenty." Johnson, associate dean of student life at Homewood, heads a department which, in addition to a recent name change, is in the process of recasting itself.
   This summer the Department of Student Life became the Department of Student Development and Programming. Serving the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering, the department is composed of the offices of Greek Life, Homewood Arts Programs, Building Operations for the Levering Union and Mattin Center, Multicultural Student Affairs and Student Involvement. Full story...

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