The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 13, 1999

September 13, 1999
VOL. 29, NO. 3

1999 MSE Symposium Opens This Week
Move-in 1999
United Way Campaign Focuses on Four Areas
CSOS Names Communications Director
Y2K Computer Audit Is Entering Final Stages
Instrument Integration Begins on New Atmospheric Spacecraft
A New Volunteer Program Puts Experience to Work
In Brief
Employment Opportunities
Classified Ads
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Reclaiming the Jones Falls
The field is an ocean of clean-cut and uniform grass, interspersed with several mature trees. To most passers-by, this section of Wyman Park off Beech Avenue, just a short stroll from the Homewood campus, is a pastoral and pleasant enough setting.
   But for Michael Beer, professor emeritus of biophysics in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the scene conjures up another image.
   "It's a retirement home. Those are old trees that won't be around forever," Beer says in his refined mix of Hungarian, Canadian and English dialect. Beer is trying to point out the absence of young trees and vegetation in the mix. He emphasizes how groupings of new trees will revitalize the park. Full story...

Eisenhower Remembered on Birthday
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Milton S. Eisenhower, an "educational statesman" in the words of famed historian Stephen E. Ambrose and a man once credited by former Homewood dean G. Wilson Shaffer as, quite simply, "the best president Hopkins ever had."
   For most of today's students and faculty at Johns Hopkins, Milton S. Eisenhower is a library. (Or the "Milton" in the "Milton's Web" part of the Hopkins Internet site.)
   Yet he was the only man to serve twice as the university's president--first from 1956 to 1967, and again for a 10-month period between 1971 and 1972--and he touched the lives of countless students in a remarkable, deeply personal way. He became a close friend to many undergraduates and remained so until his death in May 1985. He was a mentor whose influence endures. Full story...

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