The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 2, 2001

April 2, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 28

Shuttles to Eastern High campus begin today from Homewood, JHMI
Experts launch 'Antibiotic Guide' for handheld PCs
Hopkins targets breast cancer research to aid minorities and poor
'Asian American Dreams' is theme of Asian Awareness April
'U.S. News' guide: Hopkins one of top two med schools for 11th year
Libraries awarded $200,000 for online course development
REI survey sees sunny days ahead in commercial sector
Daffodil Days at APL
Thailand's HIV prevention program slows epidemic, but infections rise 
Job Opportunities
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Navigating the research world
If you ask Benjamin Silverman--a junior majoring in biology and history of science, medicine and technology--the first few weeksof his fall research project couldn't have gone any worse. Right off the bat he had to modify his experiment, then he discovered that a factor he'd overlooked was affecting critical tests, and if that wasn't bad enough, the initial results he was getting were, in his opinion, much less than desirable.
   "I was very frustrated in the beginning. This project has been full of setbacks," says Silverman, one of this year's recipients of a Provost's Undergraduate Research Award. "But it has been quite a learning experience."
   Since 1993, about 40 students each year have been awarded up to $2,500 to propose and conduct original research, some results of which have been published in professional journals. The awards, begun by then provost Joseph Cooper and funded through a donation from the Hodson Trust, are an important part of the university's commitment to research. In fact, about 80 percent of the university's undergraduates engage in some form of independent research during their four years here, most alongside top researchers in their fields. Full story...

Brody looks at the university of the future
While the university continues to expand physically, President William R. Brody sees a future Johns Hopkins with a more indistinct shape and form.
   In his 125th Anniversary Address, Brody said forces including globalization, economics and the information revolution will increasingly blur campus and discipline boundaries and alter the makeup of faculty.
   Brody delivered his PowerPoint-aided address--titled "The Quantum Physics Model of the University: The University Without Walls"--last Tuesday before a crowd of administration, staff, faculty and students gathered in Homewood's Shriver Hall. Full story...

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