Celebration of new School of Education planned for Saturday
A celebration honoring the creation of the new Johns Hopkins School of
Education will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday,
June 2, in the Education Building, 2800 N. Charles St.
Founded in 1909 as the College Courses for Teachers, the
school operated as part of the School of Professional
Studies in Business and Education until January, when it
took on its new identity.
Johns Hopkins annually awards more than 500 master's
degrees in education, the most of any institution in
The event will feature remarks by JHU President William R.
Brody and State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick;
walking tours of the school, the former Seton High School;
and a reception. To RSVP, call 410-516-9736 or go to
Egyptian excavation returns to Web for second time this
For the second time this year, Egyptologist Betsy Bryan and
her crew will be sharing their work with the world via
their popular online diary, a digital window into
day-to-day life on an archaeological dig. Starting about
Friday, June 1, and running through early July, visitors to
Hopkins in Egypt Today at:
www.jhu.edu/neareast/egypttoday.html will find photos
of Bryan's group working on the second, shorter portion of
Johns Hopkins' 12th annual expedition in Luxor.
Bryan will continue to explore the Egyptian New Kingdom
(1567 to 1085 B.C.E.), known as the "golden age" of
Egyptian temple building. This time, the team will include
two graduate and three undergraduate students from Johns
Hopkins, as well as several stone conservators. All the
work will be taking place inside the temple with the
graduate students conducting test excavations to study the
sub-foundations. Major dismantling of temple walls in order
to correct the effects of groundwater is to be accompanied
by the removal of architectural elements in the name of
Queen Hatshepsut that are buried under the present temple.
This material was discovered in 2006 but must await the
work to restore the temple walls before it can be
retrieved. The undergraduates will draw pottery and small
finds in an effort to ready the last six years of work for
The exploration is made possible by an American Research
Center in Egypt sub-grant from the U.S. Agency for
The Web site typically garners more than 50,000 hits when
the dig is active, most recently in January.
Charles Village Festival set for this weekend, June 2 and
Thousands of people are expected at this weekend's Charles
Village Festival, a two-day event that is one of
Baltimore's most popular traditions. The weekend gives
neighborhood residents and businesses the opportunity to
celebrate urban living while raising funds for community
projects and organizations.
As one of the event's sponsors, Johns Hopkins will join the
Saturday parade — voted Baltimore's Best by City
Paper — with a FlexCar from its car-sharing
program and will have a booth featuring its historic house
museums. Festival organizers also hope to have JHU's Center
for Africana Studies participating for the first time.
Festival activities include a 5K run, kids' 1K fun run,
live entertainment in the Wyman Park Dell and the annual
Charles Village Garden Walk. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to
8:30 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday; for
more information, go to
Another Fulbright, undergrad DAAD scholarship
Another member of the class of 2007 will be studying abroad
during the 2007-2008 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar.
Jessica Jeehae Lee, who double-majored in Writing Seminars
and English and earned her undergraduate degree May 17,
will travel to South Korea to teach English as a foreign
language. She is the 17th Johns Hopkins student to earn a
Fulbright this spring; the previous recipients were
announced in The Gazette on May 14.
Oi-Ying Pang, a rising junior majoring in sociology, is one
of 54 students in American and Canadian universities who
have received a prestigious undergraduate DAAD scholarship
to study in Germany during their third or fourth year. The
grantees stay anywhere from a semester to a full academic
year, either to study, for internships, or senior thesis
research. Pang will use her DAAD, given by the German
Academic Exchange Service, to spend March through July in
Berlin with the Berlin Consortium for German Studies.
Women's Board funds TMS purchase for Psychiatry
The Women's Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital has given
$57,700 to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences to purchase a transcranial magnetic
stimulator. TMS has shown promise recently in treating
depression that won't respond well to medications.
"This stimulator opens new options for these patients,"
said Irving Reti, an assistant professor in Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences, who heads the department's ECT
'The Gazette' changes to biweekly summer
With this issue, The Gazette begins its biweekly summer
schedule; the paper will be published on June 11, June 25,
July 9, July 23, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20. The weekly schedule
will resume on Sept. 4, the first week of the academic
year. Calendar items and classifieds should be submitted by
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