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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University August 6, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 41
In Brief


Hopkins 4K for Cancer student cyclists end cross-country journey

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 tour

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 Evergreen Museum & Library has witnessed a century and a half of history.

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 award

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 engineering."

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 Fair

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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