The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 6, 2003
January 6, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 16


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Name change announced for Chemical Engineering Dept.

The Whiting School's Department of Chemical Engineering is changing its name to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. This name change reflects the department's evolving research in the understanding and application of biochemistry from the molecular scale.

NATO Ambassador Nicholas Burns to speak at SAIS

Nicholas Burns, U.S. permanent representative to the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, will speak at SAIS at noon on Thursday, Jan. 9. His lecture topic will be "Beyond the Prague Summit: NATO's Priorities for 2003."

Burns, a SAIS graduate, heads the combined State and Defense departments' U.S. mission to NATO. He previously has served as the U.S. ambassador to Greece and as the State Department spokesman.

The event will be held in the Kenney Auditorium of the Nitze Building. Non-SAIS affiliates wishing to attend should reserve a place by contacting the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS at 202-663-5880 or

SAIS names Pew Fellows in International Journalism

Eight U.S. journalists, including two from the major broadcast networks, have been selected to be in the 10th group of journalists to be awarded Pew Fellowships in International Journalism at SAIS. Four will report from Africa, the continent with more countries visited by Pew Fellows than any other since the program was created in 1998. Others will report from India, France, Sweden and Russia. The spring 2003 program begins Jan. 20.

Pew Fellows spend 10 weeks at SAIS studying international affairs and five weeks overseas in a country of their choice. They report on a significant news topic and offer the stories they produce to their news organizations or to other media. The program is supported by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The fellows and the countries on which they will focus are Trenton Daniel, freelance writer, Nigeria; Rebecca Diamond, freelance video journalist, India; Jessica Graham, New York Post, Uganda; Shayla Harris, NBC News, Sweden; Suzanne Sataline, freelance writer, Russia; Geraldine Sealey, ABC, Zambia; Anne Sherwood, freelance photojournalist, South Africa; Sarah Wildman, The New Republic, France.

Topics of the reporting projects include environmental issues, international health and medical news, immigration and refugees, technology and economic development, cultural and religious clashes, and postconflict resolution.

Episodes of 'Hopkins 24/7' re-airing on Discovery Health

Those who missed seeing the award-winning Hopkins 24/7 when it aired on ABC in September 2000 will have a chance to catch some of the episodes in coming weeks on the Discovery Health channel, along with epilogues updating the stories of the patients and their doctors.

Episode 1, which focused on physician Rick Montz, airs Jan. 24 at 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. and on Jan. 25 at 2 a.m. Episode 5, on eating disorders and ears, will air Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. and on Feb. 1 at 2 a.m. Episode 6, known as the Kalemnous hour and featuring physicians Risa Moriarty and Brett Christiansen, will be shown Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. and on Feb. 8 at 2 a.m.

Guides for new PBS history series developed by Hopkins

Johns Hopkins' Talent Development Middle Schools U.S. history curriculum developers have written several teaching guides to accompany Freedom: A History of US, a new eight-hour, 16-part educational series debuting this month on PBS affiliates across the nation. Locally, the first two 30-minute episodes aired on Maryland Public Television on Jan. 5.

Based on Joy Hakim's acclaimed series of books called A History of US, both the PBS series and its Web content are designed to be viewed and used by families learning together. The Web component is aimed at a multigenerational audience through informal and formal educational resources, expanding to an educator audience as well for use in the classroom. The teaching guides, written by Susan Dangel, Maria Garriott, Donald Malcolm, Amy Roseman and Cora Teter, can be found online at

The series received its major funding from GE, is hosted and narrated by Today show anchor Katie Couric and includes actor Christopher Reeve among its producers. The cast bringing historical figures to life include Chevy Chase as Theodore Roosevelt, Morgan Freeman as Frederick Douglass, Paul Newman as Woodrow Wilson, Tom Hanks as both Paul Revere and Abraham Lincoln, Susan Sarandon as Susan B. Anthony and Martin Sheen as John Adams.

A complete programming schedule can be found at

O'Malley signs bill to seize properties for biotech park

Mayor Martin O'Malley on Dec. 19, 2002, signed legislation authorizing the city to seize properties needed for the development of a biotech park north of the JHMI campus. Edward D. Miller, CEO of JHM, was among the local business and political leaders attending the ceremony at City Hall.