The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 29, 2001

January 29, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 19

Hopkins Hillel unveils plans for new Smokler
George Santos, pioneer in bone marrow transplantation, dies at 72
JHU teams with Oxford to develop digital library initiatives
Black History Month to focus on contemporary issues
Westgate to become engineering dean at Binghamton University
Sheridan Libraries to collaborate in showcasing Baltimore art resources online
Cassini camera visualizes the invisible during Jupiter flyby
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Rx for 'The Four Doctors'
One of the great painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, John Singer Sargent was a realist guided by an excruciating attention to detail. Sargent, it's been said, would often go to great lengths in making a perfect piece of art.
   William H. Welch witnessed this perfectionism firsthand while he sat in a London studio for one of the artist's masterworks, The Four Doctors, which depicts the founders of the School of Medicine. Full story...

Astronomer at JHU gets Pierce Prize
The American Astronomical Society has awarded its top annual prize for young observational astronomers, the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize, to Ken Sembach, a research scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
   The society gives the Pierce award to an astronomer who is 35 or younger and has made unusually significant contributions to astronomical research in the past five years. The awards committee selected Sembach for his research into clouds of gas on the outskirts of the Milky Way galaxy. Sembach has analyzed the composition and motion of these gases to help reveal new insights into the origin and evolutions of galaxies. Full story...

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