Doctoral student Eun-Jung Rhee remembered by friends,
A memorial service was held Saturday at Homewood's
Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center for Eun-Jung "E.J."
Rhee, a graduate student in the
Department of Physics
Rhee died Jan. 10 as the result of injuries sustained
in an automobile accident on Dec. 28. She was traveling in
Florida with her sister, a student at the University of
Florida, and her mother, who also died in the accident.
Rhee had finished her classes and taken the general
exam toward a doctorate in physics, specializing in
theoretical particle physics under Professor David E.
Kaplan. Rhee and David, along with another student, had
written one major paper and started work on another that
was to be a substantial part of her thesis.
An outstanding teacher as well as a promising scholar,
Rhee in 2006 won the department's Rowland Prize for
Innovation and Excellence in Teaching. As a memorial, the
department has launched a fund-raising initiative to name a
teaching award in Rhee's honor.
Donations to the E.J. Rhee Memorial Fund can be sent
to Ms. Sara E. Rubin, Director of Development, Krieger
School of Arts and Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University,
3400 N. Charles St., Wyman Park Building, Suite 500 West,
Baltimore, MD 21218.
Pulitzer winner Walter Pincus of 'The Washington Post' to
On Feb. 15, legendary Washington Post
journalist Walter Pincus will speak on "National Security
and the Media" as part of the Institute
for Policy Studies Press and Public Policy Seminar
As The Post's national security correspondent, Pincus
has covered the Watergate hearings, the fallout from the
Aldrich Ames spy case and the Bush administration's
handling of Iraq pre-war intelligence. He received a
Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2002.
The talk is scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Levering
Hall's Sherwood Room, Homewood campus. For more details,
SoN's Birth Companions program receives national
The Birth Companions program of the
Johns Hopkins School
of Nursing last week received national recognition for
the advocacy, education and support services it provides to
underserved pregnant women in the Baltimore area.
Birth Companions received $22,000 as one of five
finalists for the 15th annual Monroe Trout Premier Cares
Award, announced at a national health care conference of
hospital and health care industry leaders in Phoenix.
Since 1999, the Birth Companions have provided free
"doula" care to poor women in Baltimore and Prince George's
County. Birth Companion student nurses receive specialized
training in culturally sensitive care as well as in
addressing diverse lifestyles, health needs and health care
preferences among different ethnic populations.
Expectant mothers working with Birth Companions are
less likely to have pre-term or low-birth-weight newborns
compared to state and national indicators, and they benefit
from improved health care for themselves and their infants.
The initiative was one of six programs, and the only
one in nursing, to be recognized. The Cares Award is
sponsored by the not-for-profit hospital alliance Premier
and its member hospitals and honors exemplary efforts by
not-for-profit organizations to improve access to health
care for the underserved.
Premier receives 150 to 200 applications each year for
the prestigious award. A panel of hospital professionals,
other health experts and business industry leaders selects
the winner and five additional finalists, which all receive
grants for their health education and promotion efforts.
This year's winner was the South Bay Asthma Advocacy
Program of National City, Calif., which provides home-based
intervention for families with asthmatic children.
Homewood House featured in 'Chronicle of Higher
The university's Homewood House
Museum and its current exhibition, "Feathers, Fins, and
Fur: The Pet in Early Maryland," was featured in the Jan.
19 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the
nation's leading newspaper for academics. The back cover
article, titled "At Home With History," describes how
Homewood curator Catherine Rogers Arthur is working to make
the museum and its collections an "academic resource for
students" by offering an annual undergraduate course on
material culture that culminates in a student-curated
The course — part of the Krieger School's new
interdisciplinary Museums and Society Program under the
direction of Elizabeth Rodini, senior lecturer in the
History of Art
Department — was co-taught this year by Arthur
and Stuart "Bill" Leslie, a professor in the
of the History of Science and Technology. Also quoted
in the story is History of Art senior Laura L.
The online version of the article includes an audio
tour of Homewood House led by Arthur and is accessible from
the museum's Web site at
Arts and Sciences, Engineering seek teaching award
The Krieger School
of Arts and Sciences and
Whiting School of
Engineering are soliciting nominations to recognize
faculty and teaching assistants with Excellence in Teaching
The awards are sponsored by the Student Council, the
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Tau Beta Pi
engineering honor society and the Whiting School of
Nominations will be reviewed and recipients selected
by separate committees in the two schools. For more
information, and to submit a nomination, go to
krieger.jhu.edu/teachingawards. The deadline is
Monday, Feb. 12.
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