The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 22, 2001

October 22, 2001
VOL. 31, NO. 8

Say what? Neurons and fat cells have dialogue in the lab
Thirty reasons to make your United Way pledge now
Don't open until 2076
Embryonic stem cell stance should be reviewed, Hopkins physician says
Vitamins may reduce risk of vision loss from macular degeneration
APL technology drives Maryland vehicle-screening initiative
Real Estate Development Institute celebrates 10 years
Use of 'drug cocktail' among drug users with HIV examined
Pressure measures during exercise can indicate unhealthy hearts
Institute of Medicine elects two, inducts seven from Hopkins
Job Opportunities
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Glendening takes a whirlwind tour
A vital supporter of many Hopkins construction projects and the institutions' agendas during his two terms, Gov. Parris Glendening visited the JHMI and Homewood campuses on Oct. 17 to view some of the newest buildings and research facilities made possible in part through state funds.
   "A lot of times when you're in Annapolis, you are investing in concepts, but you really don't know how they are implemented. So he wanted to come see firsthand how things are actually moving forward," said Jim Kaufman, director of government relations at Johns Hopkins Medicine. "And we wanted to give the governor a true sense of what areas he has had an impact on, from the surgical suites in the Weinberg Building to the symphony hall in Peabody." Full story...

Sleuthing prof debunks slave plot
The Denmark Vesey affair has been commonly accepted as the largest slave rebellion plot in American history--one that resulted in the hanging of Vesey, a free black, and 34 slaves in Charleston, S.C., in the summer of 1822, perhaps the largest civilian execution in U.S. history.
   Ostensibly planned by Vesey, a carpenter, the conspiracy allegedly called on the slaves and free blacks of Charleston and its surrounding countryside to rise up, seize local munitions stores and slaughter the white population before leaving on ships bound for Haiti. Full story...

Ribbon cutting marks opening of Clark Hall
Students, faculty, staff members and friends of the university gathered Oct. 12 on Garland Field to dedicate the Homewood campus's newest building, Clark Hall. The three-story red brick structure will greatly expand biomedical engineering teaching and research opportunities at Homewood, in addition to those offered at Johns Hopkins medical campus.
   A highlight of the event occurred when students strung a huge ribbon across the front of the building. The ribbon was cut with giant shears to mark the official opening of Clark Hall. Full story...

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