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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 17, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 35
In Brief


'Science Watch' finds JHU among most-cited in five fields

Science Watch, the Thomson Scientific newsletter that reports on trends and performance in basic research, has just released its findings analyzing worldwide institutions and their citations in 11 main fields of science.

The tallys, based on papers published and cited in Thomson-indexed journals between 1999 and 2003, appear in the May-June issue of the newsletter.

Johns Hopkins ranks among the world's most-cited institutions in five fields: molecular biology/genetics, biology and biochemistry, clinical medicine, neurosciences and space science.


Broadway entry to JHH closes for restoration of buildings

The Broadway entrance to the ospital, via the Billings Building, will be closed for approximately 15 months. The closest alternative route is through the underground concourse from the Outpatient Center to the Broadway Corridor. The Metro entrance is also available during certain hours for concourse access.

This closure will enable the exterior restoration of the campus's three oldest buildings: Marburg, Billings and Wilmer, all of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. The work will be the first comprehensive rehabilitation of the buildings' exteriors since their construction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Maps for alternate routes can be found at BillingsClosureNotice1.pdf and BillingsClosureNotice2.pdf.


Homewood House offers a taste of rum, historical and otherwise

In the 2004 installment of "An Evening of Traditional Beverages," an annual series, Homewood House Museum will turn its focus to rum. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 21, guests at the museum will learn about rum from a historical point of view and as modern connoisseurs.

Franklin Knight, a JHU history professor who specializes in the Caribbean, will give a brief presentation on the beverage, which was an important commodity in the triangular trade between Africa, England and North America. The event will be held on the lawn at Homewood, where Knight will also lead a rum tasting. A social hour will follow the tasting. A rain location will be available, if necessary. Admission is $20 for Homewood members and $25 for the general public. For reservations and more information, call 410-516-8639.


Women's LAX team takes first trip to NCAA Division I tourney

The women's lacrosse team's historic season came to an unfortunate end on Thursday when it lost 14-9 to fifth-ranked James Madison in the first round of the 2004 NCAA Division I lacrosse championships. Johns Hopkins, which was making its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament, finishes the season at 12-5.

The tournament appearance was the 10th all-time for Hopkins, which competed in nine Division III tournaments. The Blue Jays advanced to the semifinals in the 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997 seasons. They advanced to the quarterfinals during their last appearance in 1998.


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