The Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 38

APL-built CONTOUR to launch July 1
Staff members honored for 20 years or more of service
Nursing unveils portrait
Time Out With...Roger Blumenthal
Hopkins researchers named to national literacy panel
Public Health honors staff with milestone anniversaries
Hopkins Picnic to feature celebrity dunking booth
Job Opportunities
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Field guide to the afterlife
Ancient Egypt was just a mouse-click away from Johns Hopkins in January when the daily progress of the Near Eastern Studies Department's annual dig was posted online. Six months later, Egypt is as close as Washington, D.C., thanks to the department's chair, Betsy Bryan, who is part of an international team bringing a new exhibit of artifacts to the National Gallery of Art.
   Bryan is the curator of The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt, the largest selection of antiquities ever loaned by the Egyptian government for exhibition in North America. Bigger than the blockbuster Tutankhamun exhibit of Egyptian artifacts that toured the United States and drew mammoth crowds in the 1970s, the new exhibit of approximately 115 artifacts debuts at the National Gallery on Sunday, June 30. It will be there through Oct. 14, when it embarks on a five-year tour of the United States and Canada, including stops at the Boston Museum of Science, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Museum of Arts in Houston. Full story...

JHU/JHHS to retool biz systems
A quantum leap forward is on tap for Hopkins' business systems. Think of it as upgrading from a version 1.1 to a 10.5.
    The university and health system are looking into an unprecedented, massive overhaul of the major administrative and financial systems across nearly all Hopkins entities. Specifically being considered is the implementation of a single software-based system that would tie together and streamline selected business functions, including purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, grants management, general ledger, materials management and human resources.
    Project director Stephen Golding, executive director of finance at the School of Medicine, said that what is on the table is an extreme case of out with the old and in with the new. Full story...

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