NCAA Division III defeats effort to repeal
NCAA Division III colleges and universities on Jan. 12
overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to strip eight schools,
including Johns Hopkins, of the right to award athletic
grants-in-aid in sports in which they have traditionally
competed on the Division I level.
The Division III membership, on the last day of the
2004 NCAA Convention in Nashville, Tenn., voted 296-106
with 17 ab-stentions to support an amendment proposed by
the eight schools. The amended proposal then passed 304-89
with 18 abstentions.
As passed, the amended version of Proposal 65
continues a waiver, first granted in 1983, that allows the
eight to provide athletic financial aid in their
traditional Division I sports. It closes the door, however,
on any future growth in the number of Division III schools
that offer athletic aid in a Division I sport.
CEPAR video, produced by APL, now available on the
A seven-minute video describing the creation, mission
and accomplishments of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical
Event Preparedness and Response is now on the CEPAR Web
Produced by the Applied Physics Laboratory, the video
begins with dramatic, haunting images and sounds of the
9/11 terrorist attack, then explains that because such
threats persist and have changed the requirements for
health care system disaster planning, CEPAR was formed.
By combining the Hopkins enterprises' expertise, CEPAR
is developing coordinated systems for responding
effectively to large-scale regional disasters. The video
includes scenes from a CEPAR-planned APL Warfare Analysis
Laboratory Exercise in which representatives from
metropolitan area hospitals, police, and fire-fighting and
government agencies participated.
3-D and virtual reality made easy: lecture, workshops
The JHU Digital Media Center is offering a public
lecture and student workshops this week on how to turn 2-D
video into a 3-D virtual reality environment. QuickTime VR
panoramas, QuickTime VR objects and 3-D/stereoscopic
photography will all be addressed.
Guest artist Jared Bendis, creative director at the
New Media Studio at Case Western Reserve, will give an
overview of the tools and techniques used to create these
media elements and will outline how to best integrate them
into a project. His talk, open to the public, will be from
noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Mattin SDS
Room, Homewood campus.
A series of free workshops for full-time Homewood
students will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.
22, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23. For more
information, contact Joan Freedman at 410-516-3817 or
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