Nancy Craig elected fellow of Academy of Arts and
Nancy L. Craig, professor of molecular biology and
genetics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been
elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and
Craig studies the molecular mechanism by which mobile
genetic fragments known as transposable elements move.
These discrete segments of DNA can jump between many
different sites within a genome. They are present in
virtually all organisms and contribute to both genome
structure and function.
She has authored more than 50 papers and several book
chapters and books. Craig joined Johns Hopkins in 1991 from
the University of California at San Francisco.
As reported in the May 7 Gazette, Michael
Williams, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor and chair of the
Department in the Krieger School, was also elected.
Membership in the American Academy honors individuals
who have made prominent contributions to society and to
their disciplines, which include mathematics, physics,
biological sciences, social sciences, public affairs,
business, humanities and the arts. The academy's
broad-based membership gives it a unique capacity to
conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary studies and
public policy research.
Eileen Soskin to speak at spring luncheon about arts
All faculty and staff are invited to hear Eileen
Soskin, associate vice provost for the arts, talk about the
university initiative to increase the visibility and impact
of the arts when she speaks at an upcoming luncheon for
Johns Hopkins retirees. The event is scheduled for noon to
2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, in the Eisenhower Room of the
Johns Hopkins Club, Homewood campus.
In addition to talking about the work of the newly
convened Arts Coordinating Council, Soskin, whose primary
role is that of associate dean for academic affairs for the
Peabody Conservatory, will preview events and programs on
The cost of attendance at the buffet lunch is $17.50
per person (or $20 with a sundae). For more information,
contact John Black in the Office of
Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs at email@example.com or
410-516-0138. Reservations must be made by May 23 by
sending a check, payable to JHU Spring Retiree Luncheon, to
FSRP, 631N Wyman Park Building, 3400 N. Charles St.,
Baltimore, MD 21218-2693.
SAIS to host foreign policy forum featuring Gen. Wesley
SAIS will hold
a forum, Legitimacy: First Task for America's Security, at
9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16. Hosted by the SAIS Center on
Politics and Foreign Relations, the Financial Times and the
Johns Hopkins University Center for the Study of American
Government, the forum will feature Wesley Clark, former
Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and 2004 Democratic
presidential candidate, who will give the keynote remarks;
Ed Luce, Washington bureau chief of the Financial
Times, and Robert Guttman, director of the Center on
Politics and Foreign Relations.
The session will be held in the Nitze Building's
Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or
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