The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 10, 1999

May 10, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 34

Guggenheim Fellow: Mack Walker
Guggenheim Fellow: Joel Spruck
Why we wheeze and sneeze
Students' restraining bar aims to reduce school bus injuries
In Brief
Employment Opportunities
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Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
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1999 Guggenheim fellows
The 179 winners of Guggenheim Fellowships for 1999 were chosen from nearly 2,800 applicants--artists, playwrights, filmmakers, scientists, writers, scholars and researchers--in this 75th annual competition. The fellowships paid out this year by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation totaled over $6 million. The average award was $34,000.
   Guggenheim fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. The recommendations of the selection committee were approved by the foundation's board of trustees, which includes three new members who are past fellows--writer Joyce Carol Oates, playwright Wendy Wasserstein and composer Ellen Taafe Zwilich. Full story...

"Goldmanfest" celebrates career of math sciences professor
Although Arthur Benjamin received an introduction not quite like that at his most recent performance, there was a hint of carnival atmosphere in the air at Homewood's Maryland Hall on April 30.
   Benjamin, a full-time math professor at Harvey Mudd College and part-time human calculator, had come to Hopkins not only to wow the gathered guests with such mathematical feats as rapidly squaring five-digit numbers in his head but also to pay tribute to his former professor, Alan J. Goldman, on the eve of his retirement from full-time status.
   Benjamin's performance, titled "Mathemagic: The Art of Mental Calculation," was part of the six-hour Goldmanfest that celebrated the career of the highly respected professor in the Mathematical Sciences Department of the Whiting School of Engineering. The well-attended event also featured diverse lectures by four of Goldman's prominent former doctoral students and touching reminiscences by a number of colleagues and former students. Full story...

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