The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 28, 2003
April 28, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 32


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

First recipients of Diversity Recognition Awards announced

The Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council has selected the inaugural recipients of its Diversity Recognition Awards, created to recognize faculty, staff and students whose demonstrable efforts contribute to the celebration of diversity and inclusiveness in the Johns Hopkins culture and environment.

The first eight winners are Mazen Ibrahim Bedri, medical student, School of Medicine; Jacquelyn Campbell, associate dean for faculty affairs, School of Nursing; Victor Corces, chair of the Biology Department, School of Arts and Sciences; Maria Izquierdo-Whitaker, assistant director of financial aid, SPSBE; Sharon Morris, government publications librarian, MSEL; Allison Okamura, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, School of Engineering; Chirag B. Patel, graduate research assistant in Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering; and Myron Weisfeldt, chair of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine.

The recipients will be honored at a reception to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in the Decker Gardens at Homewood. In the event of rain, it will take place in the Glass Pavilion.

Pioneer in cancer genetics to give second McKusick Lecture

Janet Rowley, a pioneer in the field of cancer genetics, will give the second Victor A. McKusick Lecture, "New Paradigms From Leukemia," at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, in the auditorium of the Wood Basic Science Building, East Baltimore campus. Her lecture will focus on new results from her laboratory using serial analysis of gene expression and on new insights derived from these studies. A reception will follow.

Rowley is the Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has embodied the bench-to-bedside philosophy, and her work in cancer genetics has directly led to many changes in the care and treatment of cancer patients.

In recognition of her contributions, Rowley has received the William Allan Award in 1990, the Gairdner Award in 1996, the Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research in 1998 and the National Medal of Science in 1998. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Architectural lecture series compares Baltimore, Philadelphia

Homewood House Museum this spring offers the third edition of its annual architectural lecture series. In Baltimore and Philadelphia: Architecture and Urbanism, 1820-1880, two architectural historians will compare the 19th-century urban development of the two cities during hourlong lectures that begin at 6 p.m. on Thursdays May 1, 8 and 15 in the multipurpose room of AMR 1, Homewood campus. A reception in the wine cellar of Homewood House will follow each lecture.

Charles B. Duff Jr., president of Jubilee Baltimore and past president of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, and Jeffrey A. Cohen, senior lecturer in the Growth and Structure of Cities Department at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa., will present illustrated dialogues comparing the urban development of the two cities.

In the first lecture, "The Broader View: Spatial Organization and Change, 1820-1880," Duff and Cohen will examine patterns of land use in a time when both port cities experienced rapid growth. On May 8, they will discuss "The Finer Texture: Patterns of Building and Development, 1820-1880," focusing on the building types that are characteristic of each city. The May 15 lecture will consider the records available for tracing architecture and urban growth in a forum titled "How We Know: Documentary Lenses on 19th-Century Buildings and Places." The audience is encouraged to participate in the final forum.

Funded in 2003 by the Carroll Family Foundation, the lecture series continues the annual survey of Baltimore architecture and urbanism sponsored by Homewood House Museum and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences' History of Art Department.

Admission is $8 for Homewood House members, Johns Hopkins affiliates and AIA members; $10 for the general public. To make reservations or for more information, call 410-516-8639 or go to

Homewood welcomes back alumni at Homecoming

Homecoming begins at Homewood on Thursday, May 1, with more than 70 events scheduled for visiting alumni.

Among the events on the agenda is Alumni College, which on Friday will offer presentations and discussions on a variety of subjects; presenters include Steven David, political science professor, director of the International Studies Program and associate dean for academic affairs of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; Andrew Conn, who received three Johns Hopkins degrees and is a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering; and Simeon Margolis, who received his undergraduate, M.D. and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins.

Campus tours are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.


On page 1 of the April 21 issue, the caption with the photograph of Paul Talalay misstated in what foods sulforaphane is found. It occurs naturally in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage.