The Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 11, 2001

June 11, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 37

State-of-the-art breast care takes to the road
Obituary: Wind engineering expert Robert H. Scanlan dies at 86
Study finds significant gender differenes in risk factors for HIV
Physically fit, leaner older people are happier, study says
Scene on Campus
Hopkins gospel choir celebrates anniversary with free concert
Toxic compound opens up potentially important cell gates
Major League LAX brings former Jays back to Homewood
Hopkins astronomers report a galactic baby boom
Student-made window guard may save kids from falls
Saul 'Serendipity' Roseman to be feted with symposium
APL ships TIMED spacecraft to Vandenburg Air Force Base
Job Opportunities
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Farewell to Merryman
The construction of Homewood's Hodson Hall begins this summer with a rare event: the demolition of a Johns Hopkins University building. Merryman Hall, the home of a number of student service offices as well as the campus mail room, custodial and audio-visual offices, will be torn down to make way for the new classroom building.

   The work is scheduled to begin on June 25 and take about three weeks.
   Constructed in 1948 as a temporary building, Merryman was first occupied by the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and contained supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels. It didn't receive its name, though, until 1975, when the Aeronautics Department moved into Ames Hall. The moniker chosen belonged to Joseph Merryman, who in 1688 became the first known owner of what is now the Homewood campus. Full story...

Interim dean named for Nursing
Martha Hill, a Johns Hopkins faculty member for 21 years and director of the Center for Nursing Research, has been appointed interim dean of the School of Nursing, President William R. Brody announced.
   She will take office July 1 and will serve until Dean Sue K. Donaldson's successor is appointed. Donaldson is stepping down after seven years to return to teaching and research.
   In a message to faculty members announcing the appointment, Brody noted that Hill earned her R.N. diploma, bachelor's degree and doctorate at Johns Hopkins and has been a member of the university faculty since 1980. She was one of the first four faculty members hired by Dean Carol Gray when the School of Nursing was established as an independent division of the university in 1985. Previously, nursing education at Hopkins had occurred within another university school or in a hospital-based school. Full story...

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