The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 18, 2000

September 18, 2000
VOL. 30, NO. 3

JHU to host node of high-tech network
HR initiates paperless job search
Desegregation outcomes: Teaching style makes difference
Head named for combined Office of Internal Audits
Hopkins History: First Greek professor, Basil Gildersleeve
Patricia Beauchamp, of Homewood Security, dies at 55
Molecular architects create new cancer preventives
Study says youthful knee knocks raise arthritis risk
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BPIC looks at leadership training
Institutions like The Johns Hopkins University are often said to be in the business of education and research. In fact, it might be suitable to call some academic departments--particularly those with multimillion-dollar budgets and hundreds of personnel--businesses unto themselves.
   Unlike executives of private corporations, however, the leaders of academic divisions, departments, centers and programs often come into their positions relatively unfamiliar with financial and personnel matters. Academics who have spent years in the classroom and research laboratory suddenly are asked to assume administrative responsibilities for which they may not be fully prepared.
   In addition, faculty, even those not in formal leadership roles, also have an ongoing need to acquire business skills for either their career development or to perform their various functions effectively. Full story...

University benefactor Zanvyl Krieger dies at 94
Noted entrepreneur and philanthropist Zanvyl Krieger, a devoted friend and benefactor of The Johns Hopkins University whose name is enduringly connected with several Hopkins institutions, died Sept. 15 at his Baltimore home. He was 94.
   Krieger was a lifelong Baltimorean with committed civic ties. Perhaps his greatest single gift was the $50 million challenge grant, made in 1992, to the School of Arts and Sciences to add $100 million to its endowment. At the time it was made, his gift was believed to be the largest ever directed exclusively to a U.S. school or college of arts and sciences. Full story...

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