Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 12, 1994

In Case You Missed It: Our Top Summer Stories Revisted

         The following are brief summaries of just
         some of the major happenings covered in
         The Gazette during the summer.

Knapp is dean of Arts and Sciences

Steven Knapp, a professor of English at the University of
California, Berkeley, was appointed as the university's 15th
dean of Arts and Sciences in June. Dr. Knapp assumed his new
duties Sept. 1. He succeeds Lloyd Armstrong, who served six
years as dean before accepting the job of provost at USC last
    In his new role as dean, Dr. Knapp leads 250 or so
faculty and 3,500 students engaged in studying everything
from Greek myth to gene splicing to black holes. 
    "The autonomy of the divisions, such as the School of
Arts and Sciences, creates a lot of opportunities for the
cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary work that I think will
define the future of higher education," he said. "There's a
lot that can be done in a place like Hopkins to help define
the future."
    Dr. Knapp said his priorities as dean will be to ensure
that Arts and Sciences maintains its hard-won financial
stability, pursues a recent emphasis on improving student
life, and continues efforts to diversify the faculty, student
body and curriculum.

Donaldson named new dean of Nursing

Sue Karen Donaldson, former professor of nursing and
physiology at the University of Minnesota, has been 
appointed dean of the School of Nursing.
    Dr. Donaldson assumed the deanship Sept. 1, succeeding
Carol Gray, who led the school since it was founded in 1983.
    In her new role, Dr. Donaldson will head the 11-year-old
school, which last year enrolled 422 students in bachelor's,
master's, doctoral and postdoctoral programs.
    "The students, staff, faculty and leadership are truly
[Hopkins'] strongest attraction," Dr. Donaldson said. "The
collaborative spirit is refreshing and infectious."
    Dr. Donaldson was a professor in both the University of
Minnesota's School of Nursing and its School of Medicine.   
At Hopkins she holds a joint appointment as professor in the
Department of Physiology in the School of Medicine.

Lindgren leads Development

Robert R. Lindgren became vice president for development and
alumni relations of The Johns Hopkins Institutions in July.
The 40-year-old former vice president for development and
alumni affairs at the University of Florida took over from
Robert J. Haley, who retired after 15 years as chief
development officer for the Hopkins institutions.
    Lindgren joins Hopkins at a pivotal moment in the
institutions' history. A slowing of the growth in federal
research dollars, coupled with an endowment widely considered
too small to accommodate the university's and the hospital's
historic commitment to excellence, has compelled both
institutions to undertake an ambitious, multiyear joint
fundraising campaign to raise hundreds of millions of
    "We're going to have to hit the ground running," said
Lindgren of his move to Hopkins only months before the
campaign's scheduled Oct. 1 public kickoff. "I suspect we'll
get through that campaign launch and into the business of the
first year very quickly."

Pew gift funds networking at Homewood

A $1.9 million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts is being
used for a high-speed data transmission network that will
link the Homewood campus to a significantly upgraded
information system at Eisenhower Library.
    The project will make the library's resources--
increasingly available in electronic form--more widely
accessible to faculty and students. It will also make
possible other research and teaching applications, including
interactive databases and multimedia instruction. 
    The campus networking portion of the project is expected
to be substantially finished by sometime next summer.

Health System, Medicine create formal alliance

The leadership of the Johns Hopkins Health System and the
School of Medicine in July integrated their functions,
forming an alliance that operates under the title "Johns
Hopkins Medicine."
    James A. Block, president and CEO of the health system
and hospital, and Michael E. Johns, dean of the School of
Medicine and vice president for medicine of the university,
issued a joint statement regarding the merger. 
    "The board of the health system and the board of the
university both approved 'Johns Hopkins Medicine' as a formal
alliance to ensure that we function in a much more
coordinated fashion than we have in the past," the statement
said. "While maintaining our separate corporate structures,
we have established joint policy, management and operational

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