The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 17, 2003

February 17, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 22

Grant to connect kids with lifesaving vaccines
A look back at a landmark case: The 200th anniversary of Marbury v. Madison
JHU and IBM team up to unlock secrets of heart disease
JHU responds to call for donations with biggest blood drive ever
Guest artist Neil Rolnick to present 'Artistic Applications for Internet2'
Job Opportunities
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Building boom heads west
Trailers and fencing will take over the Valley parking lot early next week as site-clearing gets under way on a construction project that will add another physical piece to Homewood's near-complete building jigsaw and transform an asphalt expanse on the western edge of the campus into a woodland setting.
   The latest in a succession of major capital projects, the new San Martin Center is an expansive three-part facility that will sit in the Stoney Run stream valley below San Martin Drive.
   The main element of the center will be a three-story, 79,000-square-foot structure built into the side of the existing hill. It will be clad in variegated brick, metal panels and copper shingles with an abundant amount of glass, including several dramatic oversized windows. Full story...

Business side of research to be studied
In an effort to streamline the ever-complicated business end of Johns Hopkins' swelling research mass and also to ensure compliance with regulations, the university has recently launched a major divisional review of its research administration practices.
   James T. McGill, senior vice president for finance and administration, has appointed a nine-member steering committee that will oversee the work of an eight-member research administration advisory group and an outside consulting firm, Huron. The collective ambition of the three groups is to identify the best research accounting and reporting practices, both at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere, and move the university toward a fully automated system of managing and monitoring grants. Full story...

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