The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 10, 2001

September 10, 2001
VOL. 31, NO. 2

Training the next generation of education researchers
Firearms licensing and registration deters criminals, juveniles
SPSBE to help Prince George's County recruit, train special ed teachers
How your dollars are used by United Way
Discovery may provide new way to stop HIV transmission
Needle sellers on street supply injection drug users in Baltimore
Job Opportunities
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Getting oriented
Decked out in shorts, a palm tree-patterned shirt, sneakers and brown socks, Michael McCaffery, director of the Biology Department's Integrated Imaging Center, is addressing a small group of incoming freshmen. McCaffery, who says he "dressed up" for the occasion, is leading a tour of the Integrated Imaging Center, located in the basement of Mudd Hall. During his minilecture, McCaffery trots out terms and phrases such as "genetic perturbations," "acylamide gels" and "isolate the glomerulus."
   At one point, he pauses, brings his hands together and asks, "So, is any of this making sense?" He is answered mostly in blinks and tight-lipped stares. The students' looks say it all: The carefree days of sunscreen and hammock naps have officially come to an end.
   At Homewood, the class of 2005 has arrived, and last week the university's welcome wagon was out in full force to introduce the 1,005 freshmen enrolled in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering to their new home. Full story...

'Humane science' guides CAAT
When Hopkins officials accepted $1 million in 1981 to establish a center dedicated to developing alternatives to animal testing, none of them realized they were about to transform a young professor of toxicology into a revolutionary.
   That record-setting grant came to Hopkins after a number of cosmetics companies were publicly humiliated by animal rights activists for their use of animals in painful product safety tests. Eager to find alternative methods that would still ensure the safety of their shampoos and cosmetics, a consortium of personal care products companies approached the School of Public Health for help. Their $1 million took Alan M. Goldberg out of the laboratory and launched him on a mission: to promote humane science. Like all "missionaries," Goldberg has made some people uncomfortable along the way. Full story...

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