The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 28, 2000

February 28, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 24

Nursing initiates new doctoral program
University conveys to Turkey its portion of rare gold Koran
Researchers unlock secrets of directional movement
Fossil plants' ties to ancient carbon are redefined
Maryland nonprofits employ more people than manufacturing
Carol Johns, longtime leader at SOM, dies at 76
Richard Ben Cramer to deliver Pouder Lecture
Edward Ball, author of 'Slaves in the Family,' to give Kent Lecture
A set of new wheels
In Brief
Employment Opportunities
Classified Ads
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Second 'Voyage' to begin
A year ago, Bisrat Abraham was a busy junior public health/premed major who decided to take time away from one of her classes to attend an interesting-sounding lecture series. It was called Voyage and Discovery, and its organizer, Adam Libow, a then senior premed major, promised to have top Hopkins researchers, doctors and scientists sharing the stories behind their work.
   The motto was: "Somewhere between a petri dish and a publication, there is an inspiring story."
   So Abraham went to the first lecture and was amazed and inspired. The speaker was Benjamin Carson, the world-renowned Hopkins brain surgeon.
   "It was packed," she remembered. "It was in Mudd, and people were sitting on the steps."
   That experience prompted Abraham to get involved in helping to carry on the lecture series. She and her co-director, Chandu Vemuri, who is a senior neuroscience/premed major, have been working since summer to put together the second Voyage and Discovery. Full story...

University acquires D.C. building
Seeking to add needed space and consolidate some of its programs in Washington, D.C., the university has acquired control of an eight-story office building at 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., near Dupont Circle.
   "This as an excellent opportunity to offer more convenience and better facilities for our growing number of students and other activities in Washington," said James T. McGill, senior vice president for finance and administration.
   Built in 1964 and once used by the former East German government as the headquarters for its diplomatic mission, the building contains more than 100,000 square feet of space and will be used immediately by the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, which has between 500 and 550 part-time graduate students and 30 full-time undergraduates currently taking courses in several locations near Dupont Circle. Full story...

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