State recognizes Johns Hopkins for role in new housing
In recognition of Johns Hopkins' being the first
employer to utilize Maryland's new House Keys 4 Employees
program, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. presented
President William R. Brody with
an award during the Governor's Workforce Housing
Conference, held Oct. 18 at the Baltimore Convention
The state-funded House Keys 4 Employees program, which
went into effect Oct. 1, enables Hopkins homebuyers to
receive up to $3,000 in down payment and closing costs
assistance, in addition to what is available through other
incentives. All programs are administered at JHU by
SoN to hold memorial service celebrating Marion D'Lugoff
The School of
Nursing will host a service this week in memory of and
celebration for Marion D'Lugoff, assistant professor and a
health care crusader for East Baltimore.
Speakers include Walter D. Pinkard Jr., community
advocate and chairman of the school's national advisory
D'Lugoff, who died of lymphoma on Sept. 4, was known
throughout Baltimore for her dedication to community-based
care. She founded the Lillian D. Wald Community Nursing
Center, which provides free health services to hundreds of
poor, uninsured or underinsured families in East
The service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on
Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the school's Alumni Auditorium. A
reception will follow in the Carpenter Room.
CSOS celebrates Baltimore Talent Development High
The Center for
Social Organization of Schools is celebrating the
second birthday of the Baltimore Talent Development High
School, an "innovation high school" that CSOS runs in
partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, with a
Located at 1500 Harlem Ave., the school has 300
students in ninth and 10th grades this year, having started
with 140 ninth-graders last year. (A grade will be added
each year until the school reaches its capacity of 600
students in grades 9 to 12.) Its first-year average
attendance rate was 90 percent.
The dinner will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday,
Nov. 4, in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 students. For information
and reservations, call 443-984-2744.
Colors of Hopkins recruiting event scheduled for this
The Office of
Undergraduate Admissions is hosting its third annual
Colors of Hopkins recruiting event Oct. 27 to 29, when 120
high school seniors from across the country are scheduled
to visit the Homewood campus to learn more about the
university through the eyes of its minority students.
The students, whose travel expenses are paid for by
the university, will be hosted in residence halls by
members of the Multicultural Student Volunteers, a group of
African-American, Native American and Hispanic/Latino
The idea behind Colors of Hopkins is to familiarize
the high schoolers with campus life, from academics to the
social scene. Events include panel discussions with
faculty, a dance party and a trip to the Inner Harbor.
Representatives from Admissions, Student Financial
Services, Multicultural Student Affairs and Academic
Advising will be on hand to speak with students and their
parents, who are invited to attend an open house at the
conclusion of the program.
Sheridan Libraries launches electronic theses,
In an effort to increase the discovery and use of
students' research, the
Libraries is implementing a pilot project to make
theses and dissertations available online. The Electronic
Theses and Dissertations pilot is an important component of
a university initiative led by the libraries to create an
institutional repository that will disseminate and preserve
the digital materials created by scholars at Johns
The ETD pilot will enable students to make their
thesis or dissertation accessible via the Web, and to
include content such as datasets, simulations, hypertext
links, audio, animations and video. Paper copies must
still be submitted to the Graduate Board in order to meet
Students from all divisions and departments are
encouraged to participate in the pilot project.
Registration will run through Nov. 28. Additional
information and the registration form are available at
Payroll stubs now on Web; direct deposit advices to be
The implementation of
will allow employees to handle more human resource and
payroll transactions themselves. One of the first
self-service features, unrolled by the Controller's Office
last week, is secure Web access to payroll stubs, which
will be viewable two days before payday. The Web pay stub
site can be found under "applications" at
Effective with the weekly payroll of Oct. 28 and the
semiweekly payroll of Oct. 31, direct deposit advices will
no longer be printed and distributed.
BMA-JHU Graduate Curatorial Fellow to give Pissarro
The Baltimore Museum of Art will this week present a
lecture on Impressionist Camille Pissarro by BMA-JHU
Graduate Curatorial Fellow Gulru Cakmak.
The fellowship, which is co-sponsored and co-organized
by the JHU Art History Speaker Series, funds one JHU
graduate student each year to research objects in the BMA's
collection and to give a public lecture on the subject.
Cakmak has been working with Katy Rothkopf, BMA
curator of European painting and sculpture, in preparation
for the Pissarro exhibition slated for spring 2007. He will
examine Pissarro's pre-Impressionist period in the wider
context of artists of 19th-century French landscape
painting. The talk is at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, and
will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m.
Wilmer named top program again by 'Ophthalmology Times'
For the 10th year running, the
Institute at Johns Hopkins has been named the best
overall ophthalmology program in the country by
Ophthalmology Times. The publication's rankings,
which appear in the Oct. 15 issue, were compiled from a
poll of ophthalmology department chairmen and directors of
residency programs across the United States.
Wilmer also took top honors in the magazine's best
research and best clinical (patient care) programs
categories and is ranked No. 3 in the best residency
(teaching) programs. The institute receives more than $20
million annually in research funding.
Others in the top five in the best overall
ophthalmology programs category were Bascom Palmer Eye
Institute, University of Miami; Jules Stein Hospital,
University of California, Los Angeles; University of Iowa;
and Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.
Due to a typographical error, a story in the Oct. 17
issue about the KSAS course Out of the Cave gave
Susan Foster McCarter's area of expertise incorrectly.
McCarter, an adjunct assistant professor in Near Eastern
Studies, holds a doctorate in prehistoric Aegean
archaeology from Brandeis.
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