The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 30, 2001

April 30, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 32

Outstanding undergraduates to be recognized in new awards program
NEAR team releases findings on Eros surface topography
Social factors can contribute to preterm deliveries
Study: Drug reduces kids' anxiety with few side effects
Tom Wolfe, now at work on novel about college life, to speak at JHU
Biology professor receives annual award from American Chemical Society
Writing Sems brings sportswriter Roger Angell to campus May 2
Bill Struever addresses future of Baltimore in SPSBE symposium
JHU Diversity Leadership Council is seeking nominations
Mattin Center cafe offers food, beverages and the Internet
Phi Beta Kappa to induct new members
Poetry, jazz to be featured in 2001 Ringel Lecture by Pulitzer winner
NSBRI funds five biomedical Projects at Applied Physics Lab
For the Record: University Policy on Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Job Opportunities
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A great gift for Homewood
With a shower of confetti released on the count of three, the Mattin Center, the newest addition to the Homewood campus, was officially dedicated on Friday, April 20. The 53,000-square-foot center, which has been described as a "creative chrysalis" for students, is the first major Homewood facility built exclusively to support the arts and extracurricular activities.
   Hundreds gathered in the Mattin Center's Allfirst courtyard to witness the event, among them university trustees, deans, senior administration, donors and various people who had worked on the project, including the building's architects, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
   "This is indeed a memorable moment," said university president William R. Brody. "It brings home to me the fact that with the opening of the Mattin Center we are truly writing a new chapter in the history of Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus. I say to all of you here today, but most especially to our students, look around here; it's for you. May this new building make your time at Johns Hopkins infinitely richer and more fulfilling." Full story...

JH Urban Health Institute gets director
Claude Earl Fox, a public health physician who has headed federal and state agencies in a nearly three-decade career dedicated to equal access to health care, has been appointed director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute.
   Fox will be the first permanent director of the institute. Its aim is to better focus the efforts of urban health experts from throughout Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System on the serious community health problems in East Baltimore and other sections of the city.
   "Dr. Fox is an extraordinarily creative and energetic leader in public health," said William R. Brody, president of the university. "He is deeply committed to close partnerships with the community. That commitment and his extensive experience with public health issues at the local and national levels make him the ideal person to move this vitally important initiative forward." Full story...

Human Services offices to merge at Eastern
Whether you're looking for information on child care, career counseling or any of the many other personnel services provided to employees, as of May 14 you will have a new place to look.
   The various units of Human Resources' Office of Human Services are relocating to Johns Hopkins at Eastern, situated on East 33rd Street across from the former Memorial Stadium site.
   Housed for the first time under one roof are the Career Management Program, Center for Training and Education, Faculty & Staff Assistance Program, Organization Development & Diversity Programs and WorkLife Programs. Prior to the move the various units dwelled separately in the Wyman Park Building and offices on and around the Homewood campus. Full story...

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