Hopkins 4K for Cancer student cyclists end cross-country
After riding their bicycles some 4,000 miles across
the country to raise funds and spread awareness for cancer
treatment and research, 27 students of the Hopkins 4K for
Cancer, a student-run nonprofit based at Homewood, crossed
the Golden Gate Bridge on July 29 and arrived in San
Francisco. The mayor's office presented the riders with a
proclamation from the city in recognition of the group's
sixth annual trek from Baltimore to San Francisco, which
began on May 26.
This year's fund-raising effort has netted more than
$103,000 for the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge in
Baltimore, a residence for out-of-town cancer patients
seeking treatment at local hospitals, and the Carolina
Panthers' Keep Pounding Fund.
Evergreen Museum introduces new history-focused
Built in 1858 on rural Charles Street Avenue in North
Baltimore and from 1878 to 1952 home to the B&O Railroad's
Garrett family, the property that is now JHU's
Museum & Library has witnessed a century and a half of
Ever Baltimore, a history-focused museum tour, has now
been developed to highlight events of the 19th and 20th
centuries--the Civil War, industrial America and the rise
of railroads, the women's suffrage movement, the World Wars
and art patronage in the Gilded Age--through the lives and
collections of this opulent mansion's former residents.
The tour was developed by Gillian Maguire, a senior
history major in the Krieger School and an Evergreen
intern, and is available by appointment only. For
information, call 410-516-0341.
APL Pluto mission manager receives prestigious AIAA
Glen H. Fountain of APL has won the prestigious 2007
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics von
Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management.
The AIAA is saluting Fountain for 40 years of
contributions to space missions that have advanced our
fundamental understanding of Earth's environment and the
solar system. He currently is project manager of NASA's New
Horizons, the first mission to Pluto and the distant Kuiper
Belt on the planetary frontier.
"The AIAA made a fantastic choice for this award,"
said Robert D. Strain, head of the APL Space Department.
"That a spacecraft is now speeding toward Pluto--after
years of debate on whether such a mission could or should
even happen--is a tribute to Glen's skilled leadership and
management. It's the crowning accomplishment in a career
rich with contributions to space science and
Fountain joined APL in 1966, after earning bachelor's
and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Kansas
State University. He began managing the New Horizons
program in 2004, guiding a multi-organizational team of
engineers and scientists through spacecraft development,
testing, launch and operations. New Horizons lifted off in
January 2006, encountered Jupiter last February and will
reach Pluto in July 2015.
The award is named for Wernher von Braun, one of the
world's first rocket engineers and a leader in developing
the Apollo Saturn V moon rocket.
Deadline nears for departments to sign up for Student Job
Wednesday, Aug. 15, is the deadline for offices
seeking student employees for the 2007-2008 academic year
to register to attend the upcoming Student Job Fair.
The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Friday, Sept. 7, in Homewood's Glass Pavilion, is open to
all departments and offices of the university, as well as
to outside entities. To register, go to the Student
Employment Services Web site at
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