'The Gazette' announces holiday schedule and
Due to the upcoming midyear vacation, The Gazette will
not be published on Dec. 27 or Jan. 3. News breaking during
those two weeks will be posted online by the Office of
Communications and Public Affairs at
site can be accessed through the Johns Hopkins home page at
The paper's Dec. 20 calendar will include events
scheduled from Monday, Dec. 20, through Monday, Jan. 10.
The deadline for that issue's calendar submissions and
classified ads is noon on Monday, Dec. 13. The deadline for
the Jan. 10 issue is noon on Monday, Jan. 3.
Student-designed robots to try their 'hands' at producing
Students in Allison Okamura's Robot Sensors and
Actuators class will demonstrate today, Dec. 6, the results
of their semester-long project: designing robotic devices
capable of producing rudimentary works of art. The
demonstration, co-sponsored by the
Whiting School of
Engineering and the
Center, aims to bring students closer to creative uses
for cutting-edge technology.
Projects will be set up in the Mattin Center's SDS
room and judged from 2 to 3 p.m. by a panel of JHU and MICA
faculty and staff. From 3 to 5 p.m., the robots will
demonstrate their capabilities. Visitors to the "gallery"
will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite robots
and artworks, resulting in a People's Choice award for the
student designers. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information about the event, contact Joan
Freedman at 410-516-3817 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners of United Way Campaign lottery are
The winning names for the United Way Campaign lottery
were drawn at the Oldies But Goodies social held Nov. 19 on
the Homewood campus. Anyone whose contribution of $50 or
more was received by the deadline — approximately
1,900 people — was eligible for prizes donated by
local institutions and businesses to encourage pledges to
the United Way.
The grand prize of a Dell Computer went to Holly
Grason, Bloomberg School of Public Health. The second grand
prize of a $100 gift certificate anywhere went to Gary
Gerstenblith, School of Medicine. A full list of the 45
winners can be found at
Summit on campus public safety held at Mt. Washington
The university's Mt. Washington Center was the site
last week of a National Summit on Campus Public Safety:
Strategies for Colleges and Universities in a Homeland
The purpose of the three-day conference was to help
ensure the continued safety and security of the nation's
colleges and universities. To this end, it brought together
higher education leaders and authorities on subjects such
as policing and bioterrorism to make recommendations and
develop a national agenda on campus safety.
The summit came in response to the heightened concern,
in a post-9/11 world, over tightening access to university
and college campus information, facilities and materials
while maintaining an open and safe campus environment.
Organizers said the need to address campus risk and
vulnerability creates new problem-solving challenges for
public safety personnel and college administrators.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Community Policing Institute
hosted the event, in conjunction with the U.S. Department
of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing
Services, known as COPS. SPSBE's
Division of Public Safety
Leadership provided support and helped identify
Two East Baltimore Nursing alumni groups merge
To mark its 100th anniversary, the Church Home &
Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association presented to
the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing a check in
the amount of $100,000 at a special event held Dec. 3 at
the Hopkins School of Nursing. The funds will be used to
establish the Freda Creutzburg Memorial Scholarship, named
in honor of the CHH director of nursing for 40 years. The
scholarship will support the education of future JHU
The ceremony launched the landmark merger of two
alumni associations as CHH School of Nursing alumni joined
the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association, bringing with
them a rich history, fond memories and a unique collection
of archival artifacts.
Church Home & Hospital's history and relationship with
Johns Hopkins dates back to 1904, when it was established
in East Baltimore just two blocks from the Johns Hopkins
medical campus. In 1976, the CHH School of Nursing closed;
the hospital shut its doors in 1999. By joining the Johns
Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association, the CHH School of
Nursing Alumni Association said it aims to "secure a future
for its past."
Celebs 'sign up' to raise funds for Johns Hopkins
Cal Ripken Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Josh Groban,
Lenny Moore, John Waters, LeAnn Rimes, Danny Glover, Brooks
Robinson, Benjamin Carson and several Baltimore Ravens have
autographed neckties from the Miracle Collection, and 101.9
Lite FM's morning team will auction them on-air this week
to raise funds for the
Greg Carpenter and Tamara Nelson will take phone bids
from 7 to 9 a.m. each morning from today through Friday,
The silk ties, inspired by the artwork of pediatric
patients at the Children's Center, sell at retail for
$49.50 and can be bought now at Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.
Heartfest to honor Vincent Gott and founders of local
The 2005 honorees of Heartfest, an annual event to
benefit the Johns Hopkins Preventive Cardiology Center,
will be Vincent Gott, professor of cardiac surgery in the
School of Medicine; Liz and Tim Rhode, founders of the
Maryland Athletic Club and Wellness Center; and a surprise
The event, which will be held from 7:30 p.m. to
midnight on Saturday, Jan. 15, at Martin's West, will
feature heart-healthy gourmet dining prepared by some of
Baltimore's top chefs and caterers, wine tastings by the
Wine Merchant and dance music by Stevie V and the Heart
Attackers, a rock, soul and swing band of medical
professionals. Tickets are $100 and are available by
The evening benefits the Johns Hopkins Preventive
Cardiology Center, which was established in 1989 in memory
of Henry Ciccarone, the legendary JHU lacrosse coach.
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