The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 4, 2001

September 4, 2001
VOL. 31, NO. 41

Move over JHWorld--make room for JHED
Obituary: Peter Juscyzk, 53, pioneer in study of infant language perception
Ted Turner to receive Schweitzer Medal for Humanitarianism
Downtown Center's Passano Gallery to showcase history of Baltimore businesses
Schreiber named to post in state relations
Academy trains tech-savvy teachers and administrators
Department of Medicine to be chaired by Myron Weisfeldt
Odyssey announces fall lineup
Mandatory animal-care training course is now online
Church programs lower heart risk for African-American women
New antimalarial drug succeeds in first animal tests
Job Opportunities
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The 2001 United team
Richard McCarty, one of three chairs for Hopkins' upcoming United Way campaign, says that a sensitivity to social needs has been part of his fabric from an early age. McCarty attributes this compassion to the example set by his parents and the administrators and teachers at the public high school he attended in New Rochelle, N.Y., who, he says, "did a very good job of presenting social problems."
   Yet, the harsh realities of life didn't truly hit home until his days as an undergraduate at Hopkins, says McCarty, now the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Through volunteer work in literacy programs, McCarty says, he came face-to-face with 12-year-olds who couldn't read and with other Baltimore youth who had no place to call home. Full story...

External review committee submits report
The external review committee appointed by university President William R. Brody to help evaluate Hopkins' research policies and procedures has submitted a report with some substantial criticisms of research oversight at the institution, along with an addendum that affirms the corrective action plan advanced by Hopkins following the tragic death of a research volunteer.
   "Oversight of clinical research at Johns Hopkins must be significantly strengthened," the report said, while also endorsing in its addendum actions Hopkins already has taken or planned. In addition, the document encouraged further "collaborative behavior" between research institutions and the federal agencies involved in funding and oversight. Full story...

Hungry at Homewood? New menus and venues are ready
A cafe latte buzz before class? Some couscous to go with that vegan dish? Or, perhaps a chalupa-enhanced cram session is in order? College cuisine has come a long way since the days when a fanciful on-campus dining experience meant being served mystery meat in the cafeteria.
   As part of a continuing effort to enhance service and offer a more diverse food selection, JHU Dining Services is rolling out at Homewood a host of changes that include newly renovated dining facilities, a redesigned and enhanced residence hall menu, an improved vegetarian/vegan program, an on-campus convenience store, a Taco Bell Express in an all-you-can-eat cafeteria and a cybercafe with touch-screen ordering. All facilities are open to faculty and staff as well as to students. Full story...

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