The Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 10, 2002

June 10, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 37

Engineering dean to step down in 2002
Homewood announces delivery changes
Three days, seven concerts and 100 years of music at three Hopkins venues
Juvenile diabetes organization honors SOM researcher
Homewood changing authorization codes for long-distance phone calls
Job Opportunities
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New leader for university libraries
When Stephen Nichols, who is chairman of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, was asked last summer to head the search committee for a new dean of university libraries, he had a pretty good idea what the position requires--he had once served as interim director of the Eisenhower Library.
   Nichols also knew of a top candidate, someone with whom he had served on an artifact preservation task force: Winston Tabb, who directs the national library programs at the Library of Congress. Full story...

Copper complexes recognized as 'invention of the year'
Kenneth D. Karlin, the Ira Remsen Professor of Chemistry in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, recently was named a co-recipient of one of the University of Maryland's invention of the year awards.
    Karlin received the Life Science Invention of the Year award with collaborator Steve Rokita, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park, and three of their students. The group won the award, one of three given annually by the university, for creating three copper complexes--molecules composed of copper atoms bonded to designed organic structures--and characterizing their reactions with DNA. One of these new compounds is currently being tested as a potential anti-cancer agent at the National Cancer Institute, and the compounds could also have additional, more basic applications in biotechnological research. Full story...

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