The Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 5, 2000
June 5, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 38


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Historic house offers lunchtime getaway from construction

In order to provide a respite from the construction noise and dust, the Historic Houses of The Johns Hopkins University have scheduled "Great Excavations Lunchtime Getaways" in the wine cellar of Homewood House.

The brown bag lunches will be held every Wednesday in June from noon to 2 p.m. Iced tea and lemonade will be provided.

Elizabeth Nowell, marketing coordinator of Evergreen House, said the historic house's wine cellar "is a quiet and cool space where friends and colleagues can escape from both the construction disruptions and the summer heat."

Construction alert: Breezeway doors to lower quad are closed

Due to safety concerns, the double glass doors at the western end of the Krieger and Maryland halls breezeway will not be available as an emergency exit during construction in the lower quad.

At the start of Great Excavations demolition, it was felt that the doors could remain unlocked for use in emergencies, but experience has shown that people are using those doors for nonemergency access to the lower quad, where heavy equipment is operating. In order to prevent injuries, the doors will be padlocked shut.

The doors at the eastern end of the breezeway, nearest Whitehead Hall, remain unlocked and can be used for access to Krieger Hall and as emergency exits.

In accordance with the law, the exit sign will be covered while the doors are locked.

Digestive disease website for doctors and patients is launched

Patients and physicians with questions about digestive diseases now can turn to a newly launched website offered by the School of Medicine's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

The comprehensive site, located at provides information about causes, preventions, diagnosis, treatment and complications of liver and gastrointestinal tract disorders, including hepatitis B, Crohn's disease, swallowing disorders and colon cancer. More than 1,000 images and X-rays provide a realistic look into the inner workings and failures of the digestive system.

An online forum will allow doctors to provide expert opinions and answers to questions about these various diseases and disorders.

New building officially opens at Applied Physics Laboratory

The Applied Physics Laboratory's Building 26 has officially opened after two years of construction. The three-floor facility has 76,000 square feet of space that houses offices and several laboratories, including upgraded versions of the Warfare Analysis and Guidance System Evaluation labs.

In conjunction with the opening, Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend recently toured APL facilities and discussed ways the Laboratory could contribute to the state's economic development.

SAIS names Pew Fellows in International Journalism

Eight U.S. journalists have been awarded fellowships to report on critical issues abroad as part of the four-month-long Pew Fellowships in International Journalism at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Since 1998, two groups of journalists a year have been selected to study international affairs at SAIS and to do in-depth reporting overseas. The program is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts with the aim of encouraging more international reporting in the U.S. media.

The Pew Fellows for fall 2000 and the countries on which they will focus are Audrey Helene Baker, associate producer at ABC News in New York, Peru; Julia Barton, reporter for WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, Ukraine; Sumana Chatterjee, reporter for the Congressional Quarterly, India; Lisa Reilly Cullen, staff writer for Money magazine, Japan; Meredith Davenport, freelance photojournalist, Sudan; Jacqueline Koch, freelance photojournalist, Indonesia; David Kohn, coordinating producer of CBS News in New York, Uzbekistan; Patricia Rivera, reporter for The News Journal in Delaware, Bolivia.

University sets salary range structure for FY01-2000/2001

Changes in the salary range structure covering university nonfaculty, nonbargaining unit positions have been approved by university administration.

The salary range structures for non-exempt and exempt staff, and exempt information technology staff, effective July 1, 2000, are available on the Compensation Web page at

Men's LAX head coach steps down for post at North Carolina

Head men's lacrosse coach John Haus resigned on June 1 to accept the same position at the University of North Carolina. Haus is a 1983 graduate of UNC, where he was a four-year standout for the Tar Heels lacrosse team.

In his two seasons as head coach at Hopkins, Haus guided the Blue Jays to a 20-7 record and back-to-back NCAA Final Four appearances. A search to fill the position will begin immediately.

Government expert to discuss clustered super computing

Information technology specialist John Dorband will come to the Homewood campus on June 7 to discuss the work he led at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center related to clustered super computing, technology currently in use by many Hopkins researchers.

The presentation, to be followed by a roundtable discussion, will be held at 3 p.m. in 3 Shaffer Hall. To attend, contact Stephanie Reel at


In the May 22 issue, a commencement story incorrectly stated that President Brody would confer all honorary degrees at the university-wide ceremony. Kofi Annan, secretary general of the United Nations, received his honorary degree from Michael Bloomberg, chairman of the university's board of trustees, at the SAIS commencement ceremony.