The Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 5, 2002
August 5, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 41


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Hopkins bike riders complete their cross-country journey

Eighteen Hopkins students and six friends coasted their racing bikes into San Francisco--the last of about 60 stops--at 4 p.m. on July 29, completing a 3,500-mile journey that raised $41,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The students left the Homewood campus June 2 on their Hopkins 4K for Cancer ride, stopping at the Inner Harbor to dunk their back tires. Upon their arrival in San Francisco, the students christened their front tires in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge before a cheering crowd of family and friends.

Maryland MESA students take second in nationals

Maryland MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) students from Northern High School in Owings, Md., took second place in the second MESA National Engineering Design Competition. Dundalk Middle School in Baltimore also competed at the event, held recently in Tucson, Ariz.

The teams qualified by placing first in the competitions for middle and high schools held in the spring at APL, which began the program 26 years ago. The program is designed to motivate students, especially ethnic minorities and females, and enhance their math, science and engineering skills.

In the national event, students competed by designing a balsa glider that could travel long distances. They were judged on their glider's flight distance, a technical paper and an oral presentation.

The teams were accompanied by APL's Robert H. Willis and Norma F. Boyd.

Outdoor event planned in East Baltimore neighborhood

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, Hopkins joins HEBCAC and the Baltimore Police Department in sponsoring the 19th annual National Night Out Celebration in East Baltimore.

Part of a nationwide effort, the event encourages neighborhood residents to spend the evening outside enjoying safe activities. This year's celebration includes live entertainment, free refreshments and giveaways. The activities take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the St. Wenceclaus parking lot in the 100 block of Ashland Avenue.

Hopkins psychiatrist named to new Catholic bishops' panel

Paul McHugh, former chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, was named July 24 by the nation's Roman Catholic bishops to a sexual-abuse review board of Catholic laypeople. McHugh is the only psychiatrist on the panel.

Packard Center for ALS Research names two to board

M.J. "Jay" Brodie and his wife, Georgene, have been named to the board of governors of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research from July 2002 to June 2005.

Jay Brodie is president of the Baltimore Development Corporation, which is responsible for the city's economic development. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, Urban Land Institute and National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is a graduate of Rice University and the University of Virginia. Georgene Brodie, a graduate of Towson University, is a former teacher and retailer. When diagnosed with ALS in December 2000, she created the Georgene Brodie Foundation for the Future, an organization dedicated to supporting ALS research and clinical care.