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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 21, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 23
In Brief


JHU/JHHS named a 'Best Place to Work' by local magazine

In its March issue on newsstands now, Baltimore magazine touts the 27 Best Places to Work in the region, its tally based on strengths in such categories as great atmosphere, opportunity for advancement, bountiful benefits, prestige, good compensation, cool work space or inspiring leadership. In addition, all had to be financially sound and hiring, or expecting to hire.

"When it comes to prestige, there aren't many names that can top Johns Hopkins," writes author Christina Brenda Antoniades, also crediting the university and health system with solid benefits and employee development programs. Plus, she wrote, "you get to work with super-smart people." In selecting the institutions, she also cites their being family friendly with strong educational opportunities and tuition reimbursement.


Young Investigators' Day awardees announced at SOM

The names of students and postdoctoral fellows who will receive research prizes during the 28th Annual Young Investigators' Day at the School of Medicine have been announced. This year's recipient of the Michael A. Shanoff Research Award is Jeffrey S. Han, an M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology graduate program working with Jef Boeke. Han was recognized for his project "L1 Retrotransposons — Massaging and Manipulating Mammalian Genomes."

Other student awardees are Joseph Rodgers, Kara Lassen, Christopher Brett, David Kantor, Luisa Cochella, David Maag Jr., Vikas Bhandawat, Yanhua Huang, Shin Lin and Lisa Philipose. Postdoctoral awardees are Rejji Kuruvilla, Chenghua Gu, Sunil Karhadkar, Stephen Freedland, Damian van Rossum, Natasha Zachara and WenYong Chen.

All awardees will present their work at Young Investigators' Day, April 14, starting at 4 p.m. in Mountcastle Auditorium, East Baltimore campus. For a complete list of the awards and the recipients' projects, go to YIDWinners.


Women's Network seeks nominations for Leadership Award

The Johns Hopkins University Women's Network is accepting nominations for the annual Women's Leadership Award, which will recognize five women representing each of its chapters (APL, Bayview, Homewood, JHMI and SAIS) and will be presented at the organization's spring luncheon on May 13. Anyone may nominate a current woman faculty/staff/student member who has provided leadership to others at the university.

The nominees' ability to provide leadership will be judged using the following criteria: motivation of women in their work and community; development of leadership skills in others; mentoring others in their work; increasing employee knowledge of critical issues facing an office, department, division or the university; strengthening commitment of the faculty and staff to the university.

All nominations must be submitted by March 1 via e-mail to Noelia Cantu at Nominators and award recipients will be notified by March 15.


BFSA plans Feb. 23 program on the legacy of Black Power

The Black Faculty and Staff Association will hold a reception and program on the legacy of Black Power at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the AMR I Multipurpose Room, Homewood campus.

Floyd W. Hayes III, coordinator of programs and undergraduate studies at the Center for Africana Studies, will moderate a panel discussion on the present-day impact of the Black Power Movement, whose roots reach back to the tumultuous days of the mid-1960s. Panelists will be Charles Simmons, president of Sojourner-Douglass College; W. Paul Coates, founder and president of the Black Classic Press; Katrina McDonald, associate professor of sociology in the Krieger School; Babatunji Balogun, president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association-African Communities League, Baltimore chapter; and Omowunmi Aibana, a senior in the Whiting School.

The program augments an exhibit presented by the BFSA currently at the MSEL titled Legacy: Understanding Black Power 40 Years Later, which runs through June 15. R.S.V.P. to


JHU Theatre to stage perennial favorite 'Charley's Aunt'

The Johns Hopkins University Theatre continues its debut season with a production of the romantic comedy Charley's Aunt at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, in the Mattin Center's Swirnow Theater, Homewood campus. Faculty member John Astin and his students will perform this classic farce on the loves and schemes of a pair of college students.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26; 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6. Tickets are $10; $7 seniors and JHU faculty and staff; $5 students. For tickets, call 410-516-5153 or e-mail


Mix 106.5 Radiothon to raise funds for Children's Center

The 2005 Mix 106.5 Radiothon kicks off at 5 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, broadcasting live from the Children's Center Hope Forest Lobby and continuing live from the hospital and the Mix 106.5 studios in Towson until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27.

In its 15 years, the Radiothon has raised more than $7 million to benefit pediatric research and patient care at the Children's Center. Morning show hosts Kenny Campbell and JoJo Girard will present the final Radiothon check on-air at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 28.


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