The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 31, 2000

January 31, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 20

Black History Month celebration begins
Film series examines role of African American women in movies
'ER' cast on call for a Feb. 5 visit
Clifford A. Truesdell III, an expert in rational mechanics, dies at 80
In Brief
Employment Opportunities
Classified Ads
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

A Chinese 'notable' of the century
The World Journal, a Chinese-language newspaper with worldwide circulation, recently named Hopkins biology professor Ru-Chih C. Huang as one of "The Most Notable 100 North American Chinese of the Century."
   Also included on the list, which was subdivided into categories like politics, architecture, law and business, were AIDS researcher and 1996 Time Man of the Year David Ho, author Amy Tan, newscaster Connie Chung, architect I.M. Pei and five Nobel laureates in physics and chemistry.
   "When they called me and asked me for a picture, I was in the middle of something, and I asked them, 'Can you call back later?'" Huang admits with an embarrassed laugh. The Journal ran her profile without a picture. Full story...

European Office is up and running
The furniture had yet to arrive, and stacks of papers barricaded the window ledges, but as of Jan. 10 the Johns Hopkins University European Office in Berlin was officially open for business. Viewed as Hopkins' gateway to the Old World, the new office isintended to promote and extend the university's presence and visibility in Europe and to seek out new opportunities there for all university divisions. The decision to establish this office--thought to be the first of its type established by an American university--was approved by university President William R. Brody in May 1999.
   Stephen M. McClain, director of the European Office and vice provost of the university, said in a telephone interview last week that he already has embarked on an initial outreach effort as outlined in the 18-page action plan he presented to university administration before his departure. The document states the general goals of the new office and its proposed first-year activities, which are to assess the feasibility of future Hopkins programs and activities in Europe, identify potential funding sources for these efforts, and develop contacts with individual alumni, alumni groups, government agencies, corporations, foundations and universities based in Europe. McClain said he already has met with local officials, including the presidents of various Berlin universities, and will soon see the mayor of Berlin and the American ambassador to Germany. Full story...

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