The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 3, 2002
September 3, 2002
VOL. 32, NO. 1


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Where's Ames? First info kiosk being tested at Homewood

Steps from the Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center stands a small but useful new addition to the Homewood campus--a computerized information kiosk, the first of an initial set of 12 wayfinding devices to be installed in coming weeks.

The innovative kiosks will provide visitors with a map, detailed directions to the various university offices/departments/buildings, a calendar of campus events and information on regular and handicapped access parking. Each kiosk will have a touch-sensitive screen and a button that will connect the user to a help desk.

The Facilities Office, which developed the system, is asking for feedback. Try the kiosk out and submit any comments to

Levering dining spots reopen; Silk Road moves to Mattin

With the GX2 construction at Homewood nearing completion, the Marketplace at Levering and Under the Dome dining areas, both operated by Sodexho, reopen today. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

On Thursday, Sept. 5, a Charles Village dining favorite moves into the cafe at the Mattin Center, which was Sodexho's temporary location over the summer. Silk Road Express, a new incarnation of the former Silk Road Cafe on Charles Street, will be serving up soups, salads, sandwiches from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

Now online: A look at new books by Hopkins faculty

Want to know what books your colleagues have published lately--or let them know about yours? Logon to the new Hopkins faculty books Web site, where you can do both. You'll find it at facts_and_statistics/books_by_hopkins_faculty/ index.cfm.

JHU undergrads noted for exemplary community service

Across the nation, college students are initiating community service projects to enhance the neighborhoods surrounding their home away from home. To celebrate these young volunteers, a coalition of national higher education associations has begun CampusCares, an initiative to celebrate and encourage the involvement of America's campuses in serving the world beyond their gates.

As CampusCares launches its Web site,, Johns Hopkins is one of 50 colleges and universities being featured. Noted are four nationally recognized community outreach programs organized by undergraduates at Homewood: Teach Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project, Germbusters and Salud.

MSEL issues reminder about requirement for photo IDs

The Eisenhower Library is reminding all patrons that a photo ID is required for admission. On the Homewood campus, the J-Card is considered the official ID and is used by the majority of patrons; however, individuals who were issued J-Cards without a photo will be asked to present a photo ID to gain admission. Questions about J-Cards may be directed to the Office of ID Card Services at 410-516-5121.

Hundreds of jobs available for students at many locations

The Digital Media Center at Homewood, the Physiology Department at the School of Medicine, the Peabody Preparatory and FedEx Home Delivery are among the dozens of university and off-campus employers looking for student workers.

Hundreds of jobs will be showcased at the annual Student Job Fair, which is sponsored by the offices of Student Employment Services and Student Financial Services. Students also will be able to get tax information and career counseling at the fair, 11 a.m to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, in the O'Connor Recreation Center at Homewood.

For more information, go to

Memorial service will be held this week for Jane Sewell

A memorial service for Jane Eliot Sewell, an adjunct professor and JHU Press author who was married to history professor Louis Galambos, has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 6, at the Johns Hopkins Club.

Sewell, who died June 26 after being struck by a car while crossing the street in downtown Santa Fe, N.M., authored the book Medicine in Maryland: The Practice and Profession, 1799-1999 (JHU Press, 1999) and had taught as an adjunct in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The service will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and is open to faculty, students and friends. For more information, call the History Department at 410-516-7585.

APL signs five-year $21.5 million contract with FAA

APL has signed a five-year $21.5 million contract with the Federal Aviation Administration to continue work on the agency's Safe Flight 21 program for improving the safety, security, efficiency and capacity of the National Airspace System. APL's work will include program management and planning; systems engineering; test and evaluation support, including data collection and analysis; and vulnerability assessments.