Toasting a new Nobel
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
Proteomics center goes to
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.
Renamed department teaches outside the
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.
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