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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 20, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 18
In Brief


NCAA Division III defeats effort to repeal waiver

NCAA Division III colleges and universities on Jan. 12 overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to strip eight schools, including Johns Hopkins, of the right to award athletic grants-in-aid in sports in which they have traditionally competed on the Division I level.

The Division III membership, on the last day of the 2004 NCAA Convention in Nashville, Tenn., voted 296-106 with 17 ab-stentions to support an amendment proposed by the eight schools. The amended proposal then passed 304-89 with 18 abstentions.

As passed, the amended version of Proposal 65 continues a waiver, first granted in 1983, that allows the eight to provide athletic financial aid in their traditional Division I sports. It closes the door, however, on any future growth in the number of Division III schools that offer athletic aid in a Division I sport.


CEPAR video, produced by APL, now available on the Web

A seven-minute video describing the creation, mission and accomplishments of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response is now on the CEPAR Web site

Produced by the Applied Physics Laboratory, the video begins with dramatic, haunting images and sounds of the 9/11 terrorist attack, then explains that because such threats persist and have changed the requirements for health care system disaster planning, CEPAR was formed.

By combining the Hopkins enterprises' expertise, CEPAR is developing coordinated systems for responding effectively to large-scale regional disasters. The video includes scenes from a CEPAR-planned APL Warfare Analysis Laboratory Exercise in which representatives from metropolitan area hospitals, police, and fire-fighting and government agencies participated.


3-D and virtual reality made easy: lecture, workshops set

The JHU Digital Media Center is offering a public lecture and student workshops this week on how to turn 2-D video into a 3-D virtual reality environment. QuickTime VR panoramas, QuickTime VR objects and 3-D/stereoscopic photography will all be addressed.

Guest artist Jared Bendis, creative director at the New Media Studio at Case Western Reserve, will give an overview of the tools and techniques used to create these media elements and will outline how to best integrate them into a project. His talk, open to the public, will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Mattin SDS Room, Homewood campus.

A series of free workshops for full-time Homewood students will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23. For more information, contact Joan Freedman at 410-516-3817 or


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