'USA Today' program recognizes three Johns Hopkins
Three Johns Hopkins seniors have been honored by
USA Today, which last week announced the newspaper's
2007 All-USA College Academic Team, its recognition program
for outstanding undergraduates.
Kartik Trehan, a
triple major in
applied math and
materials science and engineering, was named to the
Two seniors were awarded honorable mentions: Kevin
Clark, who is majoring in philosophy in the
Krieger School and composition at Peabody; and Sravisht
Iyer, a biomedical
engineering major in the Whiting School.
This recognition, based on the students' academic
excellence and service to their community, brings to 25 the
number of Johns Hopkins students who have been honored
during the university's 16 years of participation in the
USA Today program.
William R. Brody elected to the National Academy of
President William R. Brody
has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of
Engineering. The Washington, D.C.-based organization
announced recently that Brody was among 64 new members and
nine foreign associates, bringing the academy's total U.S.
membership to 2,217 and the number of foreign associates to
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is
among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an
engineer. The formal induction ceremony will take place in
Brody has a distinguished background in both medicine
and electrical engineering. In electing him to the National
Academy of Engineering, the group said it was recognizing
Brody for "contributions to digital radiography and for
leadership in engineering at the interface between academia
In 1992, Brody was elected to a related organization,
the Institute of Medicine. He is now one of only 28 people
to hold memberships in both the Institute of Medicine and
the National Academy of Engineering.
Brody became the 13th president of Johns Hopkins in
1996, having previously served as provost of the Academic
Health Center at the University of Minnesota. From 1987 to
1994 at Johns Hopkins, he was the Martin W. Donner
Professor and director of the Department of Radiology,
professor of electrical and computer engineering, professor
of biomedical engineering and radiologist-in-chief of The
Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Brody received his bachelor's and master's degrees in
electrical engineering from MIT and his MD and PhD, also in
electrical engineering, from Stanford University. He has
been a co-founder of three medical device companies and
served as president and chief executive officer of Resonex
from 1984 to 1987.
At Johns Hopkins, Brody joins 11 other faculty members
who previously were elected to the National Academy of
George Peabody Library hosts event for faculty, grad
The George Peabody Library will host an open house for
faculty and graduate students from 4 to 6 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 28. Library staff will provide an overview
of the library and its resources, and graduate students and
faculty will share their experiences about using the
collections in teaching and research.
Speakers, all from the Krieger School, include Eric
Nystrom, a doctoral candidate in History of Science and
Technology; Elizabeth Rodini, a lecturer in the History of
Art Department; Mary Ryan, a professor in the History
Department; and Walter Stephens, a professor of Italian
studies. Refreshments will be served.
To attend, RSVP by Friday, Feb. 23, to Danielle
Culpepper at 410-659-8179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Peabody Library is located at 17 E. Mount Vernon Place,
next to the Washington Monument. For directions and parking
information, go to
Hugo Moser memorial service scheduled for March
Krieger Institute will hold a memorial tribute honoring
the lifetime achievements of Hugo Moser at 4 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 7, in Turner Auditorium on the East
Moser, recognized throughout the world for his
research on genetic disorders that affect nervous system
function in children, died on Jan. 20. He served as
president of the Kennedy Krieger Institute from 1976 to
1988 and at Johns Hopkins held the title University
Professor of Neurology and
History of Art award to honor Phoebe Stanton, Nancy
During their lives, History of
Art faculty members Phoebe Stanton and Nancy Forgione
inspired legions of undergraduates, and thanks to a new
academic award they will continue to do so.
The recently established Stanton-Forgione award will
recognize the "most outstanding" undergraduate in the
History of Art Department. The first award, which will
feature a cash prize, will be bestowed this May and
nominations are currently being accepted.
The award is made possible by contributions to the
memorial fund started by Forgione's husband, Johns Hopkins
alumnus and Baltimore Sun reporter Michael Hill. The fund
will also be used to help pay for History of Art class
group travel expenses.
Nancy Forgione, a Johns Hopkins alumna and visiting
assistant professor in the History of Art Department, died
Dec. 3, 2006. She was 54. Phoebe Stanton, 88, died Sept.
Women's basketball coach Nancy Funk records 500th
With the Johns Hopkins
women's basketball team's
60-49 win over Ursinus on Feb. 10, head coach Nancy Funk
recorded the 500th coaching victory of her career. Funk
becomes the eighth coach in the history of Division III
basketball to reach 500 wins for her career.
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