The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 26, 2001

March 26, 2001
VOL. 30, NO. 27

Purchasing program off to good start
John Astin to perform his one-man show at Hopkins
'SpeakOUT' series brings queer rights activists to JHU
Remote monitoring of ICU patients lowers mortality rates, complications
Hopkins researcher mines the secrets of nanoporous gold
Quick, easy, color-coded technique will speed identification of drugs
APL inks agreement with Goodrich to commercialize space technology
Scientists discover how Huntington's kills cells
Study suggests families benefit from raising children with chronic illnesses
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6 rms, needs ktchn, grt potential
The windows are boarded up, the roof needs replacing, the staircase is basically nonexistent, and the floor joists and kitchen are lost causes. Here is one old house even Norm, Steve and the crew might have to pass up.
   The two-story row house at 841 N. Washington St. might not look like much now, but in a few months a small army of Hopkins volunteers will have the 80-year-old structure looking better than new.
   The renovation of this building is the concept of John Grinnalds, senior director of Facilities Management at the School of Medicine. The property was part of a real estate deal made with an investor last April that involved the university's acquisition of several homes located just north of the JHMI campus. Full story...

HUT to fly again, but in a new venue
The Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope, a special telescope built by university researchers for use in orbit aboard the space shuttle, will fly again this fall for the first time since 1995.
   It's not quite the flight that the project's principal investigator, Arthur Davidsen, professor of physics and astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, had hoped for, but he's still quite pleased with the new journey.
   HUT was removed last Thursday from the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy at Homewood for shipment to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., where it will be hung from the ceiling as part of a new exhibit, "Explore the Universe." Full story...

Speaker series marks Sociology's 40th anniversary
The Department of Sociology is celebrating its 40th anniversary in a somewhat sentimental, and slightly belated, fashion this spring by inviting old friends and former students back to campus to share what they've been doing since they left Mergenthaler Hall behind.
   The department's annual spring speaker series will commemorate its 40th anniversary, officially marked by the start of the fall 1999 semester, with talks by four former graduate students, each thriving in academic careers at other universities, and Alejandro Portes, a Latin studies scholar at Princeton who was a prominent faculty member for 15 years at Hopkins. Full story...

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