The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 23, 2001

April 23, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 31

30th Spring Fair opens in new spot
Alfred E. Mann will give Blumenthal Lecture April 30
Astronauts visit STScI to discuss next Hubble mission
Nobel laureate Burton Richter will give Brickwedde Lecture
Study asks public about underage drinking
Effective acne treatments remain elusive, Hopkins researchers find
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Public Health named for Bloomberg
Johns Hopkins today renames its School of Hygiene and Public Health in honor of university alumnus and media entrepreneur Michael R. Bloomberg, recognizing his unprecedented commitment of energy and financial support to the school and the entire university.
   The school's official name is now the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
   Bloomberg has been chairman of the university's board of trustees since 1996 and previously was chairman of the Johns Hopkins Initiative fund-raising campaign. The founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., a worldwide news and financial information company, he devotes hundreds of hours a year to Johns Hopkins. Full story...

Army, JHU to partner in biotech research
The U.S. Army and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will create and operate a national biotechnology center of excellence focusing some of the nation's top minds and research facilities on several critical Army needs.
   On April 17 at APL the heads of U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command, known as SBCCOM; the university; and APL signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the Army Center of Excellence in Biotechnology. APL will manage the center, which will ultimately team Army agencies, universities and private companies in projects to research, develop, test and deliver innovative biotechnologies, and provide related education and training to Army leaders. Full story...

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