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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 2, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 1
In Brief

'The Gazette' adds four-color printing, redesigns Web site

With the first issue of the 2003-2004 academic year, the 33-year-old Gazette is moving to four-color printing on a regular basis. In addition, several design changes have been instituted, including the use of a more reader-friendly sans serif typeface, which appears in captions and several other regular usages.

On the Web ( www.jhu/edu/~gazette), readers will find a new, lively, easy-to-navigate Gazette home page that provides access to all the paper's current editorial content, back issues, electronic forms for submitting calendar events and classifieds, and links to Blue Jays athletics, local weather and frequently used Johns Hopkins Web sites, including the universitywide calendar. A link to the search engine is provided on all pages.

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Johns Hopkins moves up again in 'U.S. News' rankings

Johns Hopkins moved up a notch again this year in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of the top 25 national universities, sharing the No. 14 spot with Cornell. Last year, Hopkins and Rice tied at No. 15. The previous year, Hopkins tied at No. 16 with Brown.

The top spot this year was shared by Harvard and Princeton, followed by Yale and MIT. The No. 5 spot was held by Caltech, Duke, Stanford and Penn.

In the rankings of best undergraduate engineering programs among schools whose highest degree is a Ph.D., Hopkins moved up two notches, landing at 13 in a tie with Northwestern and Wisconsin. Last year, it shared the No. 15 spot with Penn State, RPI, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.

For a complete list of the magazine's 2004 rankings, go to


International Nursing is theme of annual JHU conference

International Nursing is the theme of the annual Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association education program to be held on Friday, Sept. 19.

The conference will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the School of Nursing.

Speakers will be the Hon. Linda Tarr-Whelan, former ambassador to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, whose topic is "Nurses and International Health Policy"; Mary Lou Fisher, emergency medicine nurse practitioner at JHH, "A Nurse Practitioner Involved in International Health Care"; Joe Capozzoli, child psychiatry nurse manager at JHH, "Lessons Learned: Psychological Relief for Children and Adolescents"; Kathy Hale, risk manager at JHH, "Operation Smile"; and, from the School of Nursing, instructors Sara Groves and Phyllis Mason and assistant professor Beth Sloand on "Haiti: An International Opportunity for Nursing Practice and Education."

The program will conclude with the Doris Armstrong Luncheon Forum featuring Nancy McKelvey, chief nurse at the American Red Cross' national headquarters.

The conference is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association, the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the School of Nursing. Cost for the day is $85, $75 for Hopkins School of Nursing alumni and $25 for students; $25 for the Doris Armstrong Forum and luncheon only. For registration information, contact Melinda Rose at or 410-955-4285.


Peabody Prep announces adult workshops for coming year

The Peabody Prep's Adult Studies Division has announced its lineup of adult workshops for the coming academic year. All held on Saturdays, the one- or two-session programs are Romantic Era Piano Music; 20th-Century American Art Song; La Boheme and La Traviata: Two Girls, Two Worlds, One Fate; and Ba Duan Jin Seminar, a study of exercises designed to develop inner power, enhance health and promote a long life.

Registration fees begin at $20 ($150 for eight workshops if received by Sept. 26). For details, call 410-269-5343.


Art historian looks at landscape tradition in American art

Susan Ross, a doctoral candidate in the Art History Department, will present a gallery talk titled "The Landscape Tradition in American Art" on Sunday, Sept. 7, at Evergreen House. The talk is presented in conjunction with Maggie Thomas: The Evergreen Paintings and Mary Woodall: Elements and Other Work, a dual show exploring how two artists use different media to examine encounters with the natural world.

In her talk on the development of American landscape painting, Ross will examine the ability of landscape imagery to evoke in the viewer a sense of national identity and shared experience. By surveying the evolution of landscape imagery from the 19th century to the present day, Ross will explore the change from realist depictions of the American landscape to more abstracted ones alongside related shifts in the organization of American society.

The gallery talk, to begin at 2 p.m. in the Bakst Theatre, is free and open to the public. Admission to the museum is free for members of Evergreen House, $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students and children over 6; admission to see only the exhibitions is $3. The Thomas and Woodall exhibitions are on display through Sept. 14.



Charlene Moore Hayes' current position was stated incorrectly in the caption accompanying her photograph in the Aug. 18 Gazette. Hayes, who has been named vice president for human resources at Johns Hopkins, is now associate vice chancellor for human resources at N.C. State.


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