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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University June 13, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 37
In Brief


Julian Stanley, founder of CTY, to be honored by renaming

On Thursday, June 16, the Center for Talented Youth will hold a ceremony to rename the Study of Exceptional Talent in honor of Julian C. Stanley. Stanley is emeritus professor of psychology, founder of the Center for Talented Youth and a towering figure in gifted education.

Housed within CTY, the Julian C. Stanley Study of Exceptional Talent will continue to follow and serve students who, as 12-year-olds, earn scores of 700 or better on the math or verbal portion of the SAT. To endow the study, more than $4 million was raised from Stanley's friends, colleagues and former students.

The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in CTY's new Mt. Washington offices. For more information, call 410-735-4100.


Director of Human Genome Research Institute to speak

Francis S. Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Md., and a leader of the public effort to sequence the entire human genome, will present the Fourth Annual Victor A. McKusick Lectureship starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, in the Wood Basic Science Auditorium, East Baltimore campus.

Collins' lecture, "Genomics, Medicine and Society," will be followed by a reception.

McKusick, University Professor of Medical Genetics, is widely regarded as the father of medical genetics and is a namesake of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins.


Quilt honoring Suzy Bacon raises $1,010 for breast cancer efforts

The Krieger School's Dean's Office raised $1,010 with its recent raffle of Suzy's Quilt, a handmade tribute to friend and colleague Suzy Bacon, coordinator of the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Program, who died last fall after a prolonged battle with cancer.

All proceeds from the raffle are being donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Humanities professor Neil Hertz won the quilt in a drawing held May 20.


Bronze sculptures by John Mills installed in student arts center

Three bronze sculptures by major British artist John Mills have a new home in the Mattin Center on the Homewood campus.

Leotard Lady, Back to Back and Pas de Deux Exotic are on permanent display on the outdoor upper patio and ground floor entry of the F. Ross Jones Building, and the ground floor of the Morris W. Offit Building, respectively. They are three of five bronze sculptures by Mills donated to the university by Richard and Kathleen "Kate" Morton. The others will be installed in Garland Hall and Nichols House, said Eric Beatty, director of the Homewood Arts Programs.

Richard Morton, who died in 2004, and his wife, Kate, came to Johns Hopkins from England, he as an intern in OB/GYN and she as an assistant professor in Pediatrics. She later served as the first female dean in the SoM, for the Primary Care Education Department.


Visiting high school students to host blood drive at Homewood

The region's blood supply will get an unexpected but needed shot in the arm on Monday, June 20, when more than 300 high school students visiting Johns Hopkins for a Future Leaders in Medicine and Healthcare Summit host and donate at their own blood drive, to be held at the Glass Pavilion in Levering Hall.

The conference is sponsored by People to People, a nonprofit service and international goodwill organization founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

By organizing trips to universities in various cities, People to People brings together students from around the country to teach them how to further their careers and to address the needs of local communities. During their 10-day program, they will hear guest lecturers, brainstorm about a medical ethics problem, learn how to take a patient history and perform a basic noninvasive physical exam, and develop interviewing skills.

An important aspect of each trip is completing a community service project. The group's representatives first contacted the local Red Cross Chapter and then the JHU Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs to offer their services to run a blood drive. Close to 150 students are set to donate; those not eligible will help run the drive.

Members of the Hopkins community are welcome to donate blood at this drive, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. However, those considering donating are asked to contact John Black at 410-516-0138 or prior to the date. Blood cannot be donated more than once every 56 days. The next regularly scheduled Homewood drive is set for July 12 and 13, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., also at the Glass Pavilion.


Children's Miracle Network Telethon meets million-dollar-day goal

The 22nd annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon, hosted by ABC2, met its goal of a "million dollar day" to benefit patient care at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The telethon aired live from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 5.



The May 31 commencement story incorrectly stated that Al Gore was leaving Camden Yards after a baseball game on April 3, 1989, when his son was hit by a car; the Gores were actually leaving Memorial Stadium, where the Orioles played at that time.


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