2003 J-Card problem found, students must get new
Two files containing the names and some personal
information of Homewood undergraduates enrolled in the
spring of 2003 had been maintained on an individual's
server that, though obscure, was accessible through the
Internet, the university learned last week.
The files had been prepared and used to facilitate the
authentication of voters in the 2003 Student Council
The university moved quickly to have the files removed
from the server and from any known Internet search engine
cache files and indexes.
In a letter to students, Susan Boswell, dean of
student life, said that there were no links to the files
elsewhere on the Internet and that there was no evidence of
any inappropriate use of the information.
J-Card information was included, and even though a
physical card is needed to complete transactions, the
university decided that everyone who was enrolled in spring
2003 and still had an active J-Card account would be
required to exchange their card for one with a new account
number, free of charge.
The Office of ID Card Services, in 51 Garland Hall,
will be open today, Jan. 31, through Friday, Feb. 11, from
8:30 a.m. to an extended closing time of 7 p.m. Any cards
not exchanged by Feb. 11 are subject to cancellation.
Anyone with questions should call 410-516-5121.
Nanobioengineering symposium set for Feb. 4 at
A nanobioengineering symposium, featuring research
presentations by 14 faculty members working in this field,
will take place on Friday, Feb. 4, in 110 Clark Hall on the
Homewood campus. The event, sponsored by the Whitaker
Biomedical Engineering Institute, is open to all members of
the campus community.
Topics will include nanomaterials, nanofluids,
nanomechanics, computing, cellular systems and neural
systems. The faculty presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m.
and continue through 12:30 p.m. A student poster session
will take place from 2 to 3 p.m.
More details about the event will be posted on the
Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute Web site: www.bme.jhu.edu.
APL space scientist receives prestigious Homeric
Stamatios M. "Tom" Krimigis, head emeritus of the
Space Department at the
Applied Physics Laboratory, was recently honored by the
Chian Federation of America with the Homeric Award,
established 27 years ago to recognize distinguished
individuals, advocates of human rights and democratic
ideals, and those who have furthered human knowledge.
Krimigis is the first scientist to be honored by this
award, which traditionally has been given to political
figures, including former President Jimmy Carter and
Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski.
The New York-based Chian Federation brings together
organizations of Americans descended from the Greek island
of Chios, the reputed birthplace of Homer.
"For nearly four decades, Dr. Krimigis' dedication to
science has earned him a place in the forefront of
discovery," the federation's Homeric Awards Committee
noted. "His mark has been left on pioneering missions like
Voyager 1 and 2, with spacecraft that are just now
traveling beyond the grasp of Earth's solar system. His
experience has helped form new ventures that include NASA's
Krimigis, who was born in Chios, earned his doctorate
in physics from the University of Iowa, where he served on
the faculty before joining APL in 1968. He became chief
scientist in 1980 and head of the Space Department in 1991,
directing the activities of about 600 scientists, engineers
and other technical and supporting staff.
Jay's Wolfe Street Cafe opens today at School of Public
The ninth-floor cafeteria at the
Bloomberg School of Public
Health opens its doors today, Jan. 31, as Jay's Wolfe
Street Cafe. It is being operated by Jay's Restaurant
Group, which owns a well-known local deli, take-out
establishment, restaurant and catering company. The cafe
also will provide catering for events and meetings.
Scott McVicker, director of support services, says the
change was made to enhance the environment of the school
and that Jay's best matched the school's requirements for
quality, variety and customer service.
Specials will include home-style meals as well as
Asian, Indian, Mexican/Southwestern, Japanese and Italian
dishes. Regular offerings include sushi, salads, fresh
sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs and specialty coffees.
The cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through
Sen. Kennedy speaks at SAIS about America's future in Iraq
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) delivered a major address
on America's future in Iraq at the School of Advanced
International Studies on Jan. 27.
In his speech, Kennedy discussed history's lessons in
paving a realistic road forward in Iraq, including the role
of American troops in ending politically inspired violence
and the impact of a long-term occupation of Iraq. The first
senator to call for a withdrawal of troops, Kennedy said,
"The U.S. military presence has become part of the problem,
not part of the solution."
Francis Fukuyama, SAIS Schwartz Professor of
International Political Economy, introduced the senator and
moderated the discussion.
Following his speech, Kennedy responded to questions
from the SAIS community. The lecture was open to the media
for coverage but not to the public. Audio of his remarks is
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