Julian Stanley, founder of CTY, to be honored by
On Thursday, June 16, the Center
for Talented Youth will hold a ceremony to rename the
Study of Exceptional Talent in honor of Julian C. Stanley.
Stanley is emeritus professor of psychology, founder of the
Center for Talented Youth and a towering figure in gifted
Housed within CTY, the Julian C. Stanley Study of
Exceptional Talent will continue to follow and serve
students who, as 12-year-olds, earn scores of 700 or better
on the math or verbal portion of the SAT. To endow the
study, more than $4 million was raised from Stanley's
friends, colleagues and former students.
The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in CTY's new
Mt. Washington offices. For more information, call
Director of Human Genome Research Institute to
Francis S. Collins, director of the National Human
Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Md., and a leader of
the public effort to sequence the entire human genome, will
present the Fourth Annual Victor A. McKusick Lectureship
starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, in the Wood Basic
Science Auditorium, East Baltimore campus.
Collins' lecture, "Genomics, Medicine and Society,"
will be followed by a reception.
McKusick, University Professor of Medical Genetics, is
widely regarded as the father of medical genetics and is a
namesake of the
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic
Medicine at Johns Hopkins.
Quilt honoring Suzy Bacon raises $1,010 for breast cancer
The Krieger School's Dean's Office raised $1,010 with
its recent raffle of Suzy's Quilt, a handmade tribute to
friend and colleague Suzy Bacon, coordinator of the
Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Program, who died
last fall after a prolonged battle with cancer.
All proceeds from the raffle are being donated to the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Humanities professor Neil
Hertz won the quilt in a drawing held May 20.
Bronze sculptures by John Mills installed in student arts
Three bronze sculptures by major British artist John
Mills have a new home in the Mattin Center on the Homewood
Leotard Lady, Back to Back and Pas de Deux Exotic are
on permanent display on the outdoor upper patio and ground
floor entry of the F. Ross Jones Building, and the ground
floor of the Morris W. Offit Building, respectively. They
are three of five bronze sculptures by Mills donated to the
university by Richard and Kathleen "Kate" Morton. The
others will be installed in Garland Hall and Nichols House,
said Eric Beatty, director of the
Richard Morton, who died in 2004, and his wife, Kate,
came to Johns Hopkins from England, he as an intern in
OB/GYN and she as an assistant professor in Pediatrics. She
later served as the first female dean in the SoM, for the
Primary Care Education Department.
Visiting high school students to host blood drive at
The region's blood supply will get an unexpected but
needed shot in the arm on Monday, June 20, when more than
300 high school students visiting Johns Hopkins for a
Future Leaders in Medicine and Healthcare Summit host and
donate at their own blood drive, to be held at the Glass
Pavilion in Levering Hall.
The conference is sponsored by People to People, a
nonprofit service and international goodwill organization
founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
By organizing trips to universities in various cities,
People to People brings together students from around the
country to teach them how to further their careers and to
address the needs of local communities. During their 10-day
program, they will hear guest lecturers, brainstorm about a
medical ethics problem, learn how to take a patient history
and perform a basic noninvasive physical exam, and develop
An important aspect of each trip is completing a
community service project. The group's representatives
first contacted the local Red Cross Chapter and then the
JHU Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs to offer
their services to run a blood drive. Close to 150 students
are set to donate; those not eligible will help run the
Members of the Hopkins community are welcome to donate
blood at this drive, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. However, those considering donating are asked to
contact John Black at 410-516-0138 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to
the date. Blood cannot be donated more than once every 56
days. The next regularly scheduled Homewood drive is set
for July 12 and 13, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., also at the
Children's Miracle Network Telethon meets
The 22nd annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon,
hosted by ABC2, met its goal of a "million dollar day" to
benefit patient care at the
Children's Center. The telethon aired live from 9 a.m.
to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 5.
The May 31 commencement story incorrectly stated that
Al Gore was leaving Camden Yards after a baseball game on
April 3, 1989, when his son was hit by a car; the Gores
were actually leaving Memorial Stadium, where the Orioles
played at that time.
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