The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 8, 2000

May 8, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 35

Sandra Newman is named to director's post at IPS
'Chrysalis' chronicles medical school journey
In Brief
Employment Opportunities
Classified Ads
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

'Sculpture at Evergreen' opens
Cindy Kelly, director of the university's historic houses and university collections, walks up to a secluded and overgrown patch of the Evergreen House grounds. She points to a recently completed sculpture, a sort of fencelike design made of sticks and vines that snakes between two tulip poplars. The structure is woven seamlessly into the environment, so much so that from afar it appears merely to be part of the natural vegetation. Nature, not a solid cement block, is this sculpture's pedestal.
   "Do you see how it vanishes into nothing?" Kelly says, gesturing to one end of the work. "You think many of those sticks are just naturally occurring there, and then you realize, no, it is part of the piece. It just comes and goes, ebbs and flows. It is such a beautiful poetry. I am absolutely struck by it." Full story...

State exec gets top budget post
Frederick W. Puddester, secretary of the Maryland Department of Budget and Management and the cabinet official responsible for the state's $19 billion budget, human resources management and information technology, will leave state service after 21 years to become chief budget officer of the university.
   Puddester, 45, will begin work June 1 as executive director of budget and financial planning and analysis. In that role, he will prepare and monitor the university's budget of nearly $2 billion and, in collaboration with the administration and the deans and directors of Hopkins divisions, prepare the annual five-year financial plan.
   He also will construct the university's capital plan, conduct special studies on financial issues and serve as primary staff liaison to the Finance Committee of the board of trustees. Full story...

[ The Gazette | Search | About the Gazette | Send us Email ]

The Gazette The Johns Hopkins University Suite 100
3003 North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (410) 516-8514