The Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 23, 2003

June 23, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 38

JH Medicine appoints four women as vice presidents
Meatless Monday Campaign kicks off at School of Public Health
Biz systems project gets named
Madagascan health officials visit CCP to discuss HIV/AIDS project
Public Health staff celebrates milestone anniversaries
Scientists Close In On Learning and Memory
Heart drug might help fight chronic fungal infections, SOM study finds
Tips from the Johns Hopkins Greening Initiative
JHU center convenes panel on assisted reproductive technologies
Distinguished panel selects SAIS' next Pew Fellows in International Journalism
MSEL exhibit celebrates birthday and Baltimore ties of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Job Opportunities
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

It's books before balls
In a world where NCAA Division I increasingly resembles the glossy and high-stakes look and feel of professional sports, one small college Division III conference is taking steps to ensure that in the contest of athletics vs. academics, the realm of books and classes remains firmly in the lead. Itís an example the school presidents are hoping others will follow.
   The Centennial Conference, the athletic association in which Johns Hopkins plays most of its NCAA Division III sports, earlier this month adopted a reform package aimed at enhancing its academic and athletic balance. The new regulations, adopted by unanimous vote, will require Johns Hopkins and the conferenceís other 10 members to place more restrictive rules on eligibility and further limit the allowed number of regular-season games, exhibition matches and practices. Full story...

NSF funds Info Security scholarships
The National Science Foundation has awarded the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute a $2.92 million grant to fund graduate education in information security. Over a four-year period, the funding from the Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service program will pay tuition, fees, housing and a stipend for full-time information security students planning to enter federal employment.
   In its application for the grant, the Information Security Institute emphasized the need for security expertise in the health and medical sectors. Under new federal law, health care organizations are required to secure electronic medical systems in order to protect privacy. Johns Hopkins has developed an innovative masterís degree program that stresses the technical demands of information security and applications in the medical field. Full story...

Five profs named to Krieger-Eisenhower chairs
Five faculty members in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences have been named to Krieger-Eisenhower Professorships in recognition of their scholarly achievement and devotion to the academic life of the university.
   The Krieger-Eisenhower Professorships recognize outstanding members of the faculty and honor prominent Baltimorean Zanvyl Krieger's close friendship with Milton Eisenhower, the ninth president of Johns Hopkins. The professorships were established in 1992, at the time of Krieger's $50 million commitment to the School of Arts and Sciences, then the largest gift in Johns Hopkins history. Full story...

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