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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 10, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 34
In Brief


Zebrafish facilities are to expand, centralized facilities under study

A newly expanded zebrafish facility will soon open in East Baltimore's Broadway Research Building, and the School of Medicine also has allocated space for a new shared zebrafish facility in the basement of the future Cancer Research Building II.

The expansion is intended to meet the growing interest in the small aquarium fish as a model system for the study of vertebrate development--an effort supported by several NIH funding initiatives in recent years.

The CRB facility will become operational in early 2006, and the School of Medicine is currently in the process of applying for funds to purchase a water filtration system, fish tanks and modular storage racks.

Depending on campuswide interest, the school is also considering the development of centralized facilities for embryo production, automated in situ hybridization, morpholino injections and transgenesis.

For more information, contact Jennifer Holcomb at 410-955-5765.


Baseball team wins conference title and advances to NCAAs

The top-ranked Blue Jay baseball team won the Centennial Conference Tournament Championship with a 17-9 win over Franklin & Marshall on Sunday, May 2.

Johns Hopkins, whose final regular season record was 37-2, won its fourth straight title, becoming the first JHU team in any sport to win four consecutive Centennial Conference championships. With the victory, the Blue Jays advance to the 42-team field NCAA Division III Men's Baseball Tournament for the 13th time in school history and the 12th under head coach Bob Babb.

The NCAA Regional selections will be made Sunday, May 16, with the regionals being held from May 20 to 23.

The Blue Jays have also surpassed the school record for wins in a season, a mark previously held by the 1998 team that went 36-4.


APL opens N.J. office to support programs at Fort Monmouth

The Applied Physics Laboratory has underscored its dedication to providing contributions to critical challenges facing the nation's defense community with the opening of a field office in Red Bank, N.J., which will support technology development programs at nearby Fort Monmouth.

APL will provide on-site technical support to communications and information security projects designed to advance the Army's large-scale restructuring of its telecommunication infrastructure. The work will allow future systems to take better advantage of advanced networking and wireless, mobile and Internet Protocol technologies to become more flexible and net-centric.

Director of the office is Thomas Curtis, who recently joined APL after a career in science and technology at AT&T/Bell Labs in Holmdel, N.J., where he led projects in digital signal processing, speech research, satellite communications technology, defense and government communication systems, digital cross-connect system development and Internet security. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Kenyon College and a doctorate in nuclear physics from Yale.


Changes made in programs for 'Sculpture at Evergreen' show

A Delightful Evening of Remarkable Performance," a cabaret by sculptor Laure Drogoul and others, has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, June 18, in Evergreen's Bakst Theatre. The date for the program, which is part of the current Sculpture at Evergreen show, was reported as June 11 in last week's Gazette.

In addition to the events included in that article, other programs presented in conjunction with the exhibit will be Family Day, 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, Aug. 1 and 15; an outdoor screening of River and Tides about Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6 (rain date, Aug. 13) ; and a talk titled "Responding to History and Place" from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17.

For more information on the programs, call 410-516-0341, ext. 18.


Diversity Leadership Council is seeking membership nominations

The Diversity Leadership Council, established by President William R. Brody in May 1997, is in the process of identifying new faculty, staff and student members for the council. The council serves as advisory to the president and senior leadership on diversity issues in both the university and health system.

The DLC meets once a month. Membership, which is for one or two years with a time commitment of four to six hours per month, requires previous experience in community activities, leadership capabilities, change management skills, a commitment to inclusion and the ability to communicate across and about differences.

Nominations, including a short biography and brief description of the candidate's reasons for wishing to serve on the council, should be forwarded to or 130 Garland Hall, Homewood campus. Self-nominations are encouraged from all levels of the university. The deadline for receiving nominations is June 21.

More information on the DLC is available at



In the May 3 issue, the URL for applications for day care spots at the new Stadium Place YMCA was incorrect. The correct URL is 20.html.

Also, the photograph of the George Peabody Library on page 1 of the May 3 issue was taken by Will Kirk of Homewood Photographic Services.


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