The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 6, 1998
Apr. 6 1998
VOL. 27, NO. 29


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Campus events set for national Dialogue on Race

The Homewood campus this week will participate in the National Campus Week of Dialogue on Race, part of President Clinton's initiative on race. The first event, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in Mudd Hall, is a video presentation of the talk given during Black History Month by Cornell West of Harvard, followed by a discussion.

On Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Mudd Hall, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs hosts a "Town Meeting on Race Relations" with guest speaker Alvin Gilliard, director of the Baltimore Community Relations Commission.

Both events are organized by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and are free and open to everyone. For more information, call 410-516-5435.

Interim director of orthopaedic surgery named

John Kostuik, professor of orthopaedic surgery, has been named interim director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery following the recent death of Richard Stauffer, who had been chairman and director of the department since 1991.

Frank Frassica, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, will serve as interim vice chairman. David Hungerford, professor of orthopaedic surgery, will continue in the development functions of the department, an effort begun by Stauffer.

School of Medicine revises holiday schedule

Effective May 21, Commencement Day and Presidents' Day will no longer be observed as standing holidays by the School of Medicine; they will be replaced by two floating holidays to be taken during the fiscal year.

For employees on payroll as of May 21, 1998, three floating holidays will be available for use between that date and June 30, 1999; after July 1, 1999, two floating holidays will be allowed each fiscal year. If a new employee is hired in the first six months of a fiscal year (July 1-Dec. 31), both floating holidays will be available; if hired in the second half of a fiscal year (Jan. 1-June 30), only one will be available.