Zebrafish facilities are to expand, centralized facilities
A newly expanded zebrafish facility will soon open in
East Baltimore's Broadway Research Building, and the School
of Medicine also has allocated space for a new shared
zebrafish facility in the basement of the future Cancer
Research Building II.
The expansion is intended to meet the growing interest
in the small aquarium fish as a model system for the study
of vertebrate development--an effort supported by several
NIH funding initiatives in recent years.
The CRB facility will become operational in early
2006, and the School of Medicine is currently in the
process of applying for funds to purchase a water
filtration system, fish tanks and modular storage racks.
Depending on campuswide interest, the school is also
considering the development of centralized facilities for
embryo production, automated in situ hybridization,
morpholino injections and transgenesis.
For more information, contact Jennifer Holcomb at
Baseball team wins conference title and advances to
The top-ranked Blue Jay
baseball team won the Centennial Conference Tournament
Championship with a 17-9 win over Franklin & Marshall on
Sunday, May 2.
Johns Hopkins, whose final regular season record was
37-2, won its fourth straight title, becoming the first JHU
team in any sport to win four consecutive Centennial
Conference championships. With the victory, the Blue Jays
advance to the 42-team field NCAA Division III Men's
Baseball Tournament for the 13th time in school history and
the 12th under head coach Bob Babb.
The NCAA Regional selections will be made Sunday, May
16, with the regionals being held from May 20 to 23.
The Blue Jays have also surpassed the school record
for wins in a season, a mark previously held by the 1998
team that went 36-4.
APL opens N.J. office to support programs at Fort
The Applied Physics
Laboratory has underscored its dedication to providing
contributions to critical challenges facing the nation's
defense community with the opening of a field office in Red
Bank, N.J., which will support technology development
programs at nearby Fort Monmouth.
APL will provide on-site technical support to
communications and information security projects designed
to advance the Army's large-scale restructuring of its
telecommunication infrastructure. The work will allow
future systems to take better advantage of advanced
networking and wireless, mobile and Internet Protocol
technologies to become more flexible and net-centric.
Director of the office is Thomas Curtis, who recently
joined APL after a career in science and technology at
AT&T/Bell Labs in Holmdel, N.J., where he led projects in
digital signal processing, speech research, satellite
communications technology, defense and government
communication systems, digital cross-connect system
development and Internet security. He holds a bachelor's
degree in mathematics from Kenyon College and a doctorate
in nuclear physics from Yale.
Changes made in programs for 'Sculpture at Evergreen'
A Delightful Evening of Remarkable Performance," a
cabaret by sculptor Laure Drogoul and others, has been
rescheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, June 18, in Evergreen's
Bakst Theatre. The date for the program, which is part of
the current Sculpture at Evergreen show, was reported as
June 11 in last week's Gazette.
In addition to the events included in that article,
other programs presented in conjunction with the exhibit
will be Family Day, 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, Aug. 1 and 15;
an outdoor screening of River and Tides about Scottish
artist Andy Goldsworthy at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6
(rain date, Aug. 13) ; and a talk titled "Responding to
History and Place" from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17.
For more information on the programs, call
410-516-0341, ext. 18.
Diversity Leadership Council is seeking membership
The Diversity Leadership Council, established by
President William R. Brody in May 1997, is in the process
of identifying new faculty, staff and student members for
the council. The council serves as advisory to the
president and senior leadership on diversity issues in both
the university and health system.
The DLC meets once a month. Membership, which is for
one or two years with a time commitment of four to six
hours per month, requires previous experience in community
activities, leadership capabilities, change management
skills, a commitment to inclusion and the ability to
communicate across and about differences.
Nominations, including a short biography and brief
description of the candidate's reasons for wishing to serve
on the council, should be forwarded to
firstname.lastname@example.org or 130 Garland Hall, Homewood
campus. Self-nominations are encouraged from all levels of
the university. The deadline for receiving nominations is
More information on the DLC is available at
In the May 3 issue, the URL for applications for day
care spots at the new Stadium Place YMCA was incorrect. The
correct URL is
Also, the photograph of the George Peabody Library on
page 1 of the May 3 issue was taken by Will Kirk of
Homewood Photographic Services.
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