The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 16, 1998
Nov. 16, 1998
VOL. 28, NO. 12


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

'The Gazette' will not appear Thanksgiving week

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, The Gazette will not be published next Monday. The next issue will appear Nov. 30.

Social Policy Seminar looks at Social Security reform

Gary Burtless, a senior fellow from the Brookings Institution and recent author of a book on aging, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 17, on Social Security reform as part of the Johns Hopkins University Social Policy Seminar Series.

The annual seminar series is co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, the Department of Economics and the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Burtless will speak from 4 to 6 p.m. in 526 Wyman, Homewood. His talk is titled "Social Security Reform: Risk and Returns of Equity Investment and Private Accounts." Burtless is co-author, with Barry Bosworth, of Aging Societies: The Global Dimension , a 1998 release from the Brookings Institution Press.

JHMI's 1998-99 Dean's Lectures to begin Nov. 30

JHMI's 1998-99 Dean's Lectures will begin on Nov. 30, when Gerald W. Hart, DeLamar Professor of Biological Chemistry, will speak on "Dynamic O-Glycosylation of Nuclear and Cytoskeletal Proteins: Reciprocity with O-Phosphate and Potential Roles in Transcription, Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease."

The lecture, the first of four to be held during the academic year, will be at 5 p.m. in Hurd Hall at the hospital.

Alpha Phi Omega chapter receives a new charter

Deactivated in 1977 after 25 years, the Hopkins chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity run through Homewood's Office of Community Relations and Volunteer Services, received a new charter on Nov. 14.

Several graduate and undergraduate students began to reorganize the chapter in spring 1996. The following February the group made 1,200 sandwiches for President Brody's inauguration, and it has since sponsored a holiday toy drive, raised money for the House of Ruth and participated in many events both on and off campus.

JHMI security urges extra caution during holidays

Because the JHMI campus has historically experienced an increase in crimes of opportunity throughout the holiday season, employees are urged to keep their work areas secure and to report suspicious persons to security.

Employees are reminded that all packages brought into or removed from any building on the JHMI campus are subject to inspection by security personnel.