The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 18, 2002

November 18, 2002
VOL. 32, NO. 12

Libraries to digitize half-century of Peabody music
Cellular pathway contains a 'clock' that steers gene activity
Bayview study finds relationship between geriatric frailty and biology
Hubble instrument honored by 'Popular Science'
Campaign extended
APL names heads of Information Technology Service Department
Job Opportunities
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Face-to-face on Internet2
When celebrated conductor Michael Tilson Thomas halted his orchestra's rehearsal in Miami to welcome recent Peabody Conservatory alumnus Daniel Ratchev to the podium, a shower of applause rang out in Baltimore.
   Chaos theory at play? Not quite. The conductor and his young protege were actually the guests of honor in a live, fully interactive Webcast that put Peabody students and Thomas' New World Symphony, two groups separated by a thousand miles, virtually in the same room.
   The event, held last month, brought Peabody professor Gustav Meier's conducting class to Homewood to use the new Hodson Hall's distance learning room, a state-of-the-art space that can beam the world to Johns Hopkins in the blink of an eye, using new audio, video and Internet2 technology. Full story...

VP Smith to retire in June '03
Audrey Smith, the university's vice president for human resources for the past seven years, has announced she will retire at the end of the fiscal year, ending a career in higher education administration that spans four decades.
   Smith said she has been considering retirement "for quite a while" so as to pursue other interests precluded by her Hopkins responsibilities. The vice president said she wants to travel, spend more time with her family and engage in public service. She is announcing her June 30, 2003, departure now, she said, to allow time for a search and a smooth transition. Full story...


[ The Gazette | Search | About the Gazette | Send us Email ]

The Gazette The Johns Hopkins University
Suite 100 3003 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218