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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 6, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 14
In Brief


'The Gazette' announces holiday schedule and deadlines

Due to the upcoming midyear vacation, The Gazette will not be published on Dec. 27 or Jan. 3.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 The site can be accessed through the Johns Hopkins home page at www.jhu/edu.

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 art

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 Digital Media 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


Winners of United Way Campaign lottery are announced

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 Center

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 Security Environment.

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 participants.


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 nurses.

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 Children's Center

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 Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Greg Carpenter and Tamara Nelson will take phone bids from 7 to 9 a.m. each morning from today through Friday, Dec. 10.

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 athletic club

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 celebrity honoree.

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 calling 410-560-2230.

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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