The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 28, 2003

April 28, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 32

Spring Fair: A tasty tradition
Tilling takes toll on soil's tiny creatures, student finds
Louis Sudler Prize awarded to senior for her photo essay on Pittsburgh
Guest conductor
Libraries receive grant to preserve pioneering JHU educational films
SAIS professorship created to honor former German president
Stocks in the Future helps students invest in academic life
Data released on nonprofits worldwide; JH-led effort tracks 35 countries
Ecological Web site builds on JHU course material, scientific papers
Phi Beta Kappa to induct new members
Job Opportunities
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Ready for their close-ups
Kristopher Jansma saw it as a profound show of faith. He hadn't even begun his undergraduate career at Johns Hopkins, yet here he was being offered a $10,000 fellowship award to pursue, over the next four years, an independent research project of his own design.
   Jansma said he felt both elated and slightly burdened by the charge.
   "I had never been trusted with so much responsibility before," Jansma said. "I wasn't 100 percent sure of what I was going to do, but I knew that this was way too good an opportunity to pass up." Full story...

125 years of scholarly publishing
The tale of the Johns Hopkins University Press can, more or less, be neatly broken into two halves. Pre-World War II, the university's press existed much as founding President Daniel Coit Gilman had envisioned, as a vehicle purely for the transmission of knowledge born at Johns Hopkins, or as the "third leg of the stool"--the first two being faculty and the library. Quite literally, in the Press' early days, campus lectures would find their way onto the pages of the Press' journals and/or books to be, as Gilman put it, "diffused far and wide."
   From the mid-1940s on, however, the Press has led a more varied and colorful existence, marked by growth spurts, relocations, invention and the occasional industry crisis. Yet, throughout its illustrious history, the Press has remained true to its original mission to publish professional, scholarly works. Full story...

SAIS ends semester early at Nanjing Center
The Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and Nanjing University agreed last week to end the spring 2003 semester at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China, as a precaution against severe acute respiratory syndrome.
   There have been no cases of SARS reported either at the center or in Nanjing, and the joint decision is strictly precautionary. The semester ended April 22, and students are being asked to leave the center by Tuesday, April 29. International faculty and research fellows have been asked to leave by Tuesday, May 6. Full story...

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